Stadium stunt maestro "Jiggly Boy" is back, and now you can sport his signature let-it-all-hang-out look...and contribute to a good cause while you're at it.
In case you haven't been properly introduced to the Jiggly Boy phenomenon, it all started more than a decade ago when John Sweeney found a memorable way of hamming it up for the stadium cameras during a Timberwolves game.
His now-famous routine is better watched than described:
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Riding a new wave popularity after his triumphant return in February, Sweeney, who owns the Brave New Workshop improv theater in Minneapolis, has launched a line of Jiggly Boy merchandise. That includes shirts that comically simulate the Jiggly Boy physique:
According to the website, all proceeds from the merchandise will go to Smile Network International, a nonprofit that provides reconstructive surgery for children born with cleft palates in developing nations.
"If we could turn something as silly as Jiggly Boy into more people having the ability to smile, then I'll take my shirt off as many times as people need me to," Sweeney told City Pages.
According to the Independent, Sweeney had a little help in recreating the magic of his first, star-making dance – he was apparently contacted by the Timberwolves to resurrect his character for Kevin Garnett's first came back in Minnesota.
If YouTube is any indication, the stunt was a smashing success – the dancing video has five million views and counting.