Feel Good Friday – Divorce Court Entrance Dance

by admin on July 29, 2011

This is a parody of a wedding processional dance that went viral a year or so ago. The original video was featured on an earlier Feel Good Friday.

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Kry July 29, 2011 at 8:09 am

I felt like doing that at my divorce procedings… aussie courts wont alow it…darn.

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Chocobo July 29, 2011 at 8:15 am

LOL! Okay, at first I was expecting this to be totally vulgar, but then I realized this is clearly some kind of comedy troupe or something putting on a show, so it’s funny. I do still feel just a smidgeon of discomfort, because they’re staging this in what looks like an actual courtroom, but I admit to a hearty chuckle anyway.

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Hemi Halliwell July 29, 2011 at 8:20 am

Haha, too funny. If I ever get divorced, I want to enter the courtroom just like that!!

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Jilly July 29, 2011 at 8:57 am

K – I just have to say I was very glad to see that it wasn’t a real divorce. Very creative, but I was super sad that she was all dressed up in her beautiful wedding dress about to say goodbye to someone that would do something so amazing with her… very confused until the end.

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Kendra July 29, 2011 at 10:11 am

This was funny!! Is it the same couple who did the wedding dance before? Very clever. Of course, it has to be staged. I sincerely doubt that any judge would allow such behavior in an actual divorce proceeding. I think it is possible that it is in an actual courtroom. I don’t know about other areas, but here, you can rent/borrow (depends on who you know) a courtroom after business hours. Last summer I saw a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial By Jury put on by the Nevada Opera Chorus. They staged it in an actual courtroom. Thank you, admin, for bringing it to us. You started my Friday off on a laugh.

Kendra

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Teapot July 29, 2011 at 11:06 am

At least this one is fictional. The wedding was real. And tacky.

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Mojo July 29, 2011 at 11:08 am

Interesting yes, but Feel Good?

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Genevieve July 29, 2011 at 11:31 am

Hee hee, I knew it wasn’t real because the groups (of girls at least) had some actual dance training/ability in there. The original video was sweet but the dancers weren’t as skilled. I loved the slo-mo faux fighting at the end.

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Kendra July 29, 2011 at 11:41 am

Ok, answered my own question. I went back and looked at the original wedding video. It is the same couple and it looks like the majority of their wedding party. Not only is the bride in her wedding dress, but the groom is also in his original suit and it is the same song. I don’t know why, but I find this even more funny finding it is the same but different.

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AS July 29, 2011 at 11:59 am

I was wondering why the admin would post something sad like divorce in “FGF” (Feel Good Fridays). But then I watched it, and wasn’t I really happy I watched!

This is really funny.

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BB-VA July 29, 2011 at 2:12 pm

No, it is not the same couple. Here’s the wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JK_Wedding_Entrance_Dance

I have to say they did a good job matching appearances.

T-Mobile also did a parody of the Royal Wedding…

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Serenity S. July 29, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Sad but hilarious!! Loved it.

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Chicken July 29, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I’ve seen it before. I think it’s funny, but it’s sad divorce is so common in today’s society that we’re making jokes about it. But maybe that’s why it’s funny.

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Danielle July 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm

@ Teapot: You thought the original wedding was tacky? Personally I thought it was great. Weddings are supposed to be occasions of joy. While we should take our vows seriously, we don’t have to take them with solemnity. Weddings should be fun, lighthearted occasions that a couple can look back on and remember the people they were when they chose to marry their partners. This couple did a fantastic job of it. They reflected in their service the people they were, and the character that brought the two of them together. They made the gathering of friends and family smile and laugh, and let’s face it, often being a guest at a wedding can be pretty dull!

Frankly, I think we misuse tacky…being tacky means to be crude or ostentatious, generally in a way that makes others feel uncomfortable or unwelcome. It appeared that all in attendance felt comfortable with the performance, so who are we to pass judgment on the bride, groom, or their friends and family?

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Lynne July 29, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Wow. I thought this was awful. I tend not to prefer Feel-Good-Fridays, because I love a good narrative, and that element is usually lacking — but this was lacking in humor, narrative, and feel-good vibes.

I also find it disturbing that this is a way that an actual couple chose to celebrate their actual marriage, and that someone would create a divorce spoof of their real-live matrimony. Perhaps the actual couple in question has a more forgiving sense of humor than I do.

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PrincessSim July 30, 2011 at 9:41 am

I was clapping along and having a bit of a boogie… I reckon Hollywood will turn this into a movie soon.

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YWalkalone July 31, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I thought this was super cute. Also, let’s be honest here: who else first thought of “The Office” when the song started?

(I just want to give poor Toby a big hug.)

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lkb August 1, 2011 at 6:13 am

@Danielle, I think I see what you mean. However, I agree with Teapot. IMHO, and only my opinion, the wedding entrance dance took too much of the focus off of the most important part of the wedding (i.e., the vows before God (it was in church — God’s house), and put it on a pretty minor part (the entrance).

Years to come the people who attended the wedding (perhaps even the HC) won’t remember that wonderful once-in-a-lifetime moment when they became man and wife. Instead they will remember the dancers (or having to learn the steps).

There are many of us who think a marriage should be marked with some solemnity — count me among them.

I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree.

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Gracie C. August 1, 2011 at 8:54 am

@lkb – I’ve been to a lot of weddings – can’t say as though I remember the moment of the vows for any of them in anything but the vaguest way (including my own). I don’t think anyone remembers for years to come the moment someone else became husband and wife. I think people in general remember the event – the spirit of the day – the things that made the day unique. Obviously I can’t speak for everyone, and you certainly have a different view on it than I (and apparently Danielle) do, and of course your view is fine for you (and Teapot), but preferring something different doesn’t make it tacky, it just makes it not how you would do it.

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BB-VA August 1, 2011 at 9:34 am

I thought of King David “dancing before the Lord” when I saw the wedding video.

Yes, weddings are about commitment – but they are also about joy. This was “making a joyful noise”, imo.

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BB-VA August 1, 2011 at 12:24 pm

In addition to my comment above, it isn’t something I would do, and it isn’t right for everyone. But for Jill and Kevin, it was absolutely right. (again, IMO).

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Angeldrac August 1, 2011 at 4:50 pm

I’m concerned about the people here saying what a great idea this is and they want to do it at their own divorce proceedings.
I do know that this video is just a parody, but I find the concept of someone “celebrating” their divorce to be tacky and sad. No matter what happened after the wedding day, shouldn’t people be sad and grieving for what they intended their marriage to be? It strikes me as being very juvenile.

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KM August 4, 2011 at 10:14 am

While the dancing was cute, yes, the whole “divorce party” trend occuring in America is sickening. I also was disturbed when I saw the “In God we trust” over the court room. God grieves when people divorce. Marriage is a holy institution created by Him (whether you believe or not does not negate the fact that He did create it). To make a mockery of this is just wrong and goes against what He intended marriage to be. The video may be a joke, but I don’t find it funny in the slightest. This is the worst “feel good” I’ve ever seen posted on this site, and frankly, I find it against the rules of etiquette.

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