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Beating Back the Monday Blues with Dancing Alan Rickman

Oh boy, folks, it’s one of those Mondays. You know, the one where you just want a perpetual snooze button on the alarm clock. Or, even better, a timeturner a la Harry Potter, so that you can rewind back to the start of the weekend and have ALL the leisure time.

Sadly, neither of those are in the cards for me to day. In an attempt to beat back the Monday blues, I’m offering up one surefire solution: dancing Alan Rickman.

Best. Gif. Ever. From the film, "The Search for John Gissing," via watson-obliviate.tumblr.com

While Mr. Rickman’s current viral video involves his ability to make tea-drinking epic, I am a sucker for this oldie but goodie. His cameo appearance in Texas’ video for “In Demand” (one of my favorite songs) is nothing short of glorious.  However, if you are in the mood for something amazingly cracktastic, I highly recommend “Too Sexy” Snape. 😛

Why are they dancing in a petrol station? I have absolutely no clue, but I never look a gift horse in the mouth. Enjoy, friends!

UPDATE: The awesome Lauren Garafalo asked me if there was an extended clip of the gif shown above, so I did a little digging and found this absolute gem. Again, it is from the closing credits of The Search for John Gissing, an indie film starring Alan Rickman, Mike Binder, and Janeane Garafalo. If you haven’t seen it, get yourself to Netflix and rent it.

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  1. You are not alone in your love of this man. Robin Hood – Hubba! Also, check out these on YT – a compilation of ten of his movies – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7X-ytGXe4M Hope you have a great week 🙂
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    • Yes, yes, yes! I absolutely LOVE Alan in Robin Hood — he’s such an amazingly smarmy villain. And thanks for that YT link. He’s been in so much amazing roles over the years. I may have to write a post about it one day soon… 😀

  2. Oh, I do swoon for Alan Rickman … even doing some dirty dancing at a gas station, which makes no sense. And I did laugh out loud when the woman waltzed off with the gas hose. haha!!

    This did improve my Monday, which was in great need of improvement.
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    • Haha, that’s one of my favorite parts. I always want to say, “You go, girl!” lol.

      So glad it improved your Monday! I swear, today is one of those days when I need all the smiles and laughs I can get.

  3. Karen McFarland

    May 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Dirty dancing at a gas station? Say what? Alan, Alan, Alan. And I hate going to the gas station to fill up my car. What’s wrong with me? LOL!

    Lena, that was great. 🙂

  4. Thanks for the Monday fun. Alan Rickman is an awesome actor. He was perfect as Severus Snape.
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  5. I knew he was going to leave her! He had it written all over his face… that part with the gas hose threw me, but then they were dancing at the gas station, so what do I know? It was a fun little video.
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  6. I had never seen Alan Rickman do anything silly until I saw that clip. LOL.

    I love this guy, especially his voice. My favorite role for him is the one he played in Sense and Sensibility. Such an awesome character!
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  7. It’s his voice. 🙂

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