A Brief History Of The Dancing Baby Meme

It was a time of baggy pants, flannel and the Goo Goo Dolls. It was 1996. Our nascent exploration into the World Wide Web was about to get super weird with the first ever viral sensation of a baby doing the cha-cha.

We’ve had nearly two decades to let CGI animation grow up since the first CGI baby cha-cha’d it’s way into our heart (or freaked us out, depending on your views about it). But the shared connection we all have with that first dancing baby still remains.