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A StockParody and {{Stock Pose|s}}, when somebody dances in fiction, they're likely to mimic Creator/JohnTravolta's iconic pose from ''Film/SaturdayNightFever,'' with their arm stretched out and hand pointing toward the sky.

Related to the GratuitousDiscoSequence.

Compare RiskyBusinessDance.

!! Examples:


[[folder: {{Film}}]]

* In ''Film/{{Airplane}},'' during Ted Stryker's flashback about how he first met Elaine, before dancing with her, he throws his jacket off and strikes the pose, only for someone to throw the jacket back at him.
* Tony P. does the move in ''Film/MysteryMen,'' while dancing the Hustle in the Disco room. A couple of the other Disco Boys do it while fighting the Mystery Men; it seems to be not just a dance for them but also a part of their martial arts style.
* {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}} is seen doing it [[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]] on ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie,'' listening to "Staying Alive" on a Walkman, no less.
** In the sequel, ''everyone'' does it during the disco scene.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' is supposed to take place in TheFifties, but that doesn't stop [[TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson the rats Nick and Fetcher]] from striking the pose during "Flip, Flop, and Fly."
* Willard (Chris Penn) strikes this pose during the final prom scene in ''Film/{{Footloose}}''.

[[folder: LiveActionTV]]
* In a game of "Superheroes" on the American edition of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway,'' Colin Mochrie does this while playing "Disco Boy."
* On ''Series/MarriedWithChildren,'' Al's LetsGetDangerous CatchPhrase was "Let's rock." When the show moved to Saturday nights for its final season, Al was in commercials saying "let's disco" and doing this.
* John Travolta [[SelfDeprecation did this himself]] in an opening monologue on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive,'' referencing his various roles [[CouldSayItBut while saying he's not going to do that]] including ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter,'' ''Film/UrbanCowboy,'' ''Film/LookWhosTalking;'' and of course ''Film/SaturdayNightFever.''
-->'''Travolta:''' It's just fun to have a new film like ''Pulp Fiction'' and forget about the old ones. What is that? Is that a light? ''points upward in this fashion''
* The Jason Alexander episode of ''Series/MuppetsTonight'' included a clip of him with Miss Piggy on ''Muppet Bandstand''. At one point he throws her into the air and has time to do an elaborate solo routine before she comes down, including the ''Staying Alive'' pose and drenching himself with water in a ''Film/{{Flashdance}}'' parody.
* Kelso, Fez, and Eric do this at various times in ''Series/That70sShow''.
* In ''Series/TheGoodies'' parody of ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'', Tim Brooke-Taylor adopts this pose, then admits he doesn't know what dance move comes next.

* The ''Series/SesameStreet Fever'' [[http://i.imgur.com/lIbAf1F.jpg album cover]], which mimics the design of the ''Saturday Night Fever'' soundtrack album cover with Grover as John Travolta and Ernie, Bert, and Cookie Monster as the Bee Gees.

* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'': Alfred E. Neuman strikes the pose on the cover of an issue spoofing ''Saturday Night Fever''.
* Newspaper comics: There's a ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip where Jon does this at a party. The disco ball then falls on his head.
-->'''Jon''': *strikes pose* BOOGIE! BOOGIE! BOOGIE! *ball falls on head*
-->'''Garfield''': Let's boogie on home. I'll lead.
* In one of his ''Franchise/StarTrek'' memoirs, Creator/WilliamShatner included a picture of himself as Captain Kirk inadvertently striking this pose, with a [[SelfDeprecation snarky]] caption.

[[folder: ProfessionalWrestling]]
* [[Wrestling/GlennGilbertti Disco Inferno]], of course.

* The dancing zombie in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' does this move, which summons four other dancing zombies to join him.
* The cats and dogs representing the player's lives in the Jimmy T. and Jimmy P. stages in ''[[VideoGame/WarioWare Wario Ware: Smooth Moves]]''.
* The way in which Iku Nagae of ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Scarlet Weather Rhapsody]]'' brandishes her [[VancianMagic spell cards]] looks a lot like the pose, leading to a lot of {{doujinshi}} associating her with disco.
* Junpei Iori of ''VideoGame/Persona3'' fame performs this exact pose when he finishes the last shadow in an enemy party.
* The cover for ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'' shows the Investigation Team, minus Rise, pulling this pose.
* The "I Will Survive" dancer from ''VideoGame/JustDance'' 2014 does a version of the pose.

* In ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'', prince Ansom did this while coordinating his army dance-fighting against the enemy thriller-dancing zombies. (ItMakesSenseInContext)

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': [[DiscoDan Disco Stu]], as his name implies, does this often, even during a Civil War reenactment.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': In the episode "Less Than Hero", Fry adopts this pose when he becomes the retro-themed superhero Captain Yesterday.
* The California Raisins: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuiM9Z4yMGg Stand up everybody, it's the Disco Polka Man!]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' do a version of the pose during "Quest for the Flying Rock".