The Carlton dance has followed Alfonso Ribeiro throughout his career — and into some "awkward" places

By Char Adams
November 28, 2016 12:22 PM

The Carlton Dance has followed Alfonso Ribeiro throughout his life and career — and into some very “awkward places.”

On Monday’s Harry, the 45-year-old actor reveals the worst place he’s been asked to do the famous dance.

“I get asked to do the Carlton Dance an awful lot. The worst is when you’re at a urinal. I know that sounds funny but it’s real,” he tells host Harry Connick Jr. of the dance made famous on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

“The worst place really is when you’re inside of a stall and you get, like, a tall dude who’s like, ‘Yo, dude! You gotta do the dance before you come out of here.’ ” You’re like, ‘Really, dude? Really?’

He adds, “It’s very awkward.”

Last year, Ribeiro opened up about the dance to Variety, revealing that it was not originally intended to be funny.

“The Carlton Dance was created when it said in the script: ‘Carlton dances.’ It was never even intended to be funny; it was just that he was dancing,” Ribeiro said.

“The dance is ultimately Courteney Cox in the Bruce Springsteen video ‘Dancing in the Dark.’ That’s the basis. Or in Eddie Murphy’s ‘Delirious’ video, ‘The White Man Dance,’ as he called it.”

Harry airs weekdays (check local listings)