In episode 3 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Baron Zemo, the murderous villain from Captain American: Winter Soldier returned to help the show’s main duo in an enemy-of-my-enemy type of situation. At one point, the Baron has to blend in with Madripoor’s elite, which is when he does with a dance that became an instant meme.
Zemo’s dance moves immediately spread around the internet from Twitter to TikTok. It’s the perfect mixture of endearing — at least as endearing as a Wakandan-royalty-murdering terrorists can be — and out-right silly. Plus Daniel Brühl’s face during the whole thing is absolutely priceless.
While the bit that appeared in the episode only lasted a couple of seconds, Brühl let slip, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, that there’s secretly a lot more footage of his exploits on the dance floor. Thankfully, Disney didn’t keep the footage locked away forever, and has given us a beautiful, strange, one hour cut of all Zemo’s best moves.
Sure, maybe it’s a little bit weird that he’s definitely one of the MCU’s foremost terrorists. Did Baron Zemo blow up the United Nations? Sort of. Can he get down? Unquestionably. If that’s the energy you’re looking for, you now have a whole hour of it. I for one, sadly, am here for it.