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Eli Manning and the Giants Recreate ‘Dirty Dancing’ Number for Super Bowl Ad

For New York Giants fans, it’s been a rough football season. Luckily, the team has one heck of a sense of humor. During the Sunday, February 4, Super Bowl, a commercial aired featuring the team’s quarterback, Eli Manning, receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., as well as Landon Collins and members of the offensive line.

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The NFL ad begins with Manning throwing a pass to Beckham, who catches it in the end zone. When Manning heads into the end zone to shake his hand, the two begin dancing while Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes’ “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life” begins to play. The pair then go into the full Dirty Dancing number, made famous by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in the 1987 drama.

Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr.
Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr.

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Manning, clearly portraying Swayze’s Johnny Castle, has the moves down to a T – including that epic head bob and footwork. At one point, the offensive line joins Manning on the field, just as Johnny’s backup dancers did on the floor in the final scene of the movie. Manning turns and calls over Beckham, who is playing Grey’s Baby Houseman. Beckham then runs into Manning’s arms, as he pulls off the epic lift.

One of the best parts may have been that little laugh that Beckham did before the lift, just like Grey did. The commercial ends with the message: “To all the touchdowns to come” across the screen.

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Twitter immediately went crazy after the ad, directed by Aaron Stoller,  aired.

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