What do you do when you’re dancing next to Katy Perry at the Super Bowl halftime show 2015 dressed as a shark and you totally lose your mind and forget all dance moves?
Make something up that involves hitting yourself in the face, slowly bop a little bit and become the talking point of the entire show, OBVIOUSLY.
Because, let’s be honest, if the dancing sharks weren’t one of your favourite parts of the show, you’re doing it wrong (each to their own, though).
We’re gonn’ let you finish, but this Left Shark has (accidentally) made one of the best animal-based videos of all time. WE CANNOT STOP LAUGHING. HELP US.
Katy, 30, was busy doing her thang dressed as a gorgeous beach ball on her own mini-island during her epic performance when ‘Left Shark’, as he’s now officially known, had the hilarious mishap and made Twitter simultaneous lose the plot and literally LOL, LMAO and ROFL.
Twitter’s never going to close its eyes and pretend nothing ever happened, is it?
In case you missed it, Left Shark, who now has at least SIX Twitter accounts in its honour, was busy loving life next to Katy during ‘californian Girls’ when he suddenly had some sort of mind blank, forgetting all the moves they’d learnt in rehearsals.
If he even went to rehearsals that is.
Cue the casual ‘slap yourself in the face’ move and some awkward jigging whilst he secretly wished the fake sand beneath him would disperse so he could swim away in the ocean and forget the whole thing.
Literally incredible. Give that guy an Oscar or something.
Meanwhile, the super smug Right Shark was working his moves like there was no tomorrow.
WE SEE YOU, SASSY SHARK.
We’re not entirely sure what happened to whoever was in that Left Shark, to be honest, but we’ve got some idea.
We’re assuming they either got lost at sea and have no idea how the heck they even got to the Super Bowl, they accidentally stumbled across the stage whilst looking for that stag-do they’re supposed to be at, they took full advantage of the backstage bar OR they’re just sick of smug Right Shark’s s**t, tbh, and wanted to embrace their own moves.
Perhaps the sad-faced shark suit is a metaphor for all their current emotions. Maybe they were fangirling. MAYBE THEY JUST DON’T LIKE DANCE.
Either way, they managed to upstage Katy, so every cloud has a silver lining and all that.
Of course, Twitter came up with the best responses of all time to the whole incredible thing, with one user even asking: “What if there was no planned dance routine. What if the one on the right just started busting out moves to make the one on the left look bad?”
Another user wrote: “Some days you’re the right dancing shark, some days you’re the left dancing shark,” whilst another said: “The shark on the left is just happy to be there.”
One user echoed all our thoughts, writing: “I think the one on the left was a real shark. It was probably thinking “where is the ocean?” as another summed every Monday morning ever: “Monday morning….feeling like the shark on the left.”
And the deepest, most thought-provoking tweet of all? The one which read: “I am #leftshark. we are all just #leftsharks trying to make it through the Katy Perry performance that is life.”
Never mind Left Shark. At least no-one knows the real you beneath the fins (although knowing Twitter, it won’t take long).
We are all the Left Shark.
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