It looks like ‘Gangnam Style’ has now officially reached fever pitch in the US as hundreds of people gathered at The Grove in Los Angeles last Monday, September 17, and performed a flash mob in honor of the man behind the latest Internet sensation now popularly known as PSY. It has become so big that even SNL made a skit about it. And if you missed that episode, guess what else? PSY was part of the skit too.
The South Korean pop star whose real name is Park Jae Sung was scheduled for a taped interview with Mario Lopez for Extra. But what he didn’t know was that the show planned to surprise him with a flash mob dance doing his signature horse-riding move led by TV presenter Maria Menounos. Lopez was even quick to tweet a photo of himself doing the signature pose together with PSY right after the shoot (see below).
Gangnam Style with Psy! Fun dude and fun dance… twitter.com/MarioLopezExtr…
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) September 18, 2012
After his interview on Extra, PSY was scheduled to make a return appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show the following day, Tuesday. To which he wrote, “I will see on Tuesday~!!! and of you guyz gonna see us on wednesday~!!! YEAH~!!!”
Here’s a video taken by one of hundreds of onlookers at The Grove:
The official video of the mob dance was shown on Extra the same night at 7pm PST.