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George Takei’s ‘Happy Dance’ Proves That He’s The Savviest Old Celebrity On The Internet

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Go George Takei! The Star Trek legend and LGBT advocate has posted yet another funny video, this one following up on a promise he'd made some time ago. He's been trying to raise funds for his new musical Allegiance (co-starring Mulan‘s Lea Salonga), and when they reached $158,322, he performed his “Happy Dance.”

It's made even cuter by the fact that his husband Brad Altman has begrudgingly allowed George to dance around their house to LMFAO‘s “Sexy and I Know It.” That's right: George Takei is 75 this year, and he had enough know-how to choose a top-of-the-charts hits for what will undoubtedly become a viral video. Whether it's auditioning for the Spider-Man musical flop or urging anti-LGBT lawmakers to substitute “Takei” for “gay,” he addresses relevant issues with enough self-deprecation so as to get the message out there without antagonizing anyone.

He's basically cracked the formula for making his videos infinitely shareable: Cute old man + geeky pedigree + aww-worthy marriage + activism + current songs/movies/etc.

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