Nicholas Brothers .. The greatest dance sequence

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Jane James : Absolutely incredible ❤️

shonte brent : gene Kelly and Fred Astaire I love you but the NICHOLAS BROTHERS..HANDS DOWN THE BEST EVER

Brenda Anne Du Faur : The Nicholas brothers were incredible. Wow. I can see the influence of them in fred astaire's dancing. But there are a couple of very scary, negative, hateful, threatening, and bitter comments here. Yes, tremendous injustice was done to african americans in they not getting their due in their originality and accomplishments and being stolen from. I can understand being upset in the extreme about that, and even more than that - outraged, angry, upset, profoundly bothered. African Americans contributed greatly and immeasurably and uniquely to the culture of music and dance and just their sheer incredible beings were something else. Africans Americans are unique and astounding. Slavery was a horror obviously but african americans gave culture something thick, soulful, and extraordinary from the agony of their being and horrific experience. Stealing from african americans was terrible. I dont think this is an example of theft but i guess it is an example of overshadowing: I couldnt believe the beatles didnt write Twist and Shout! The african american Top Notes and the african american Isley Brothers covered the song first. But it was written by Phil Medley and Bert Berns who look white in photos. On another front, which is separate from whites having stolen from blacks in music or whatever: it is common that people who have come before are often emulated - in every domain. Malcolm X was a wonderful person who transcensed hate. Others should follow him in that. Not to mention the great and fiery and enlightened Maya Angelou. This scorning scathingness upon whites or europeans or white and european culture is so anti-spiritual and so "nowhere". What a great idea to fight prejudice or grave injustice with even more vitriolic prejudice and ugliness to fellow human beings. It's a festering cancer all that shaming and blaming and white and european hating. Despite it all, Maya Angelou says, "But still I rise." So rise and quit trying to feel better about yourself by trying to annhialate others! Just be great and you'll get all the due respect you deserve. Be Great, not Hate. Being hate is victimhood, being hate is a turn off. And any way, they were ALL great and yes you can see the influence of the Nicholas brothers in fred astaire's dancing. The Nicholas brothers, Fred astaire, Ginger Rogers, etc., were all great. And yes the Nicholas brothers should be cultural icons too. And yes African Americans did not have the same opportunities as whites, of course, and to say the absolute least. But give credit where credit is due to everyone.

yashamaruism : testicles of steel

John Barrett : I smiled all the way through that until they started leaping down the stairs and hitting the splits . Then I got phantom groin pains.

Sam Jennings : They make me proud to be Black!

8House : This is a universe better than the crap that passes for entertainment today. I've never seen dancers better than these two guys.

Kerensa Birch : I've seen this several times and that last segment still makes my eyes water!

Lyndia Black : I thought Michael Jackson could dance, I thought Jackie Wilson and James Brown could dance, but they look like stumbling clowns, compared to the Nicholas Brothers. Incredible.

Eyvet Francis : Brilliant - even to this day no one can beat these brothers!!!!

Sid Pend : this is totally unbelievable. Insane dance moves

ACLTony : Wow! How can anyone give this a thumbs down?! You just don't see incredible talent like this anymore.

Les Lavy : The old Les twins!

Scarlett Snape : I could feel the splits, I almost cried. Other than that they are the best and most entertaining dancers I've ever seen!

Brenda Anne Du Faur : absolutely wonderful. but the banging splits on the steps is SO bad for you. the other banging splits off the steps were dangerous too. it can hurt the body tremendously and do tremendous damage. and the dancing is so great, why cant dancers and choreographers realize you do not need splits. it's unnatural. dance is movement, how you move your body, how rythmic you are, not if you can do panful tricks...which they probably felt the effects of years later. anyway, the nicholas brothers were incredible dancers. Talk about forerunners!

Tameka Harris : I am convinced the Nicholas Brothers could fly. Nobody can tell me otherwise!

T Mi : The Greatest.

GassedGasMask7 : 0:34 That saxophone player doesn't even care

bluesugar58 : So talented. I got a charlie horse and sprained my ankle just by watching this.

Kiara Morris : Very talented. They did like 50 splits lol I couldn't keep count

GOLDEN BABY 360 : The greatest that ever lived. Long live the Nicholas Brothers

Catspaw : Now I know doing the splits down those stairs had to have been tedious and a bit painful and these guys do it flawlessly and with ease.

Vera mickey : Fred Astire and others stole their style and made it popular for them to satisfy the white audience............

Swoll Arms : Makes you feel real proud!!  We need a renaissance.

Stevie R : Say what you will about Michael Jackson, but I have N-E-V-E-R witnessed anything of this magnitude. This Nicholas Brothers routine makes M.Jacksons stuff look like child's play.

Ririkins : I've never heard of these guys! Did they seriously get up from a split without using their hands or was I seeing things? Phenomenal!

Incognito Xeres : That was so AMAZING. I wonder, why, we don't just give, credit to the wonderful talent, these men had. We need not compare them to anyone. Each, person is great in their own right. AND, these men WAS, AND FOREVER, WILL BE GREAT DANCERS, IN THEIR OWN RIGHT.

Peggy Stoute Morin : My inner thighs hurt. Absolute magic on feet. The degree of athleticism and fitness required to accomplish that routine boggles the mind, and they made it look effortless. None better than these two -- NONE!

Alan Morris : *Tap dancing, with a touch of soul.*

Ijanae Reed : We have such beautiful history

N00bManiac7 : NEVER gets old

Middy Mizzle : damn. no fancy camera work or cut scenes, no strings hanging from the ceilings, nothing. nothing but skill

evilcaptainred : HOLY GOD IN HEAVEN!!!!! That is the single greatest thing I have ever seen!!!

Matthew Friend : Fantastic athletes, fantastic dancing

Johan prx : I have seen this a thousand times and everytime it leaves me speechless. Incredible!!!!

Cheshire Waltz : My gosh they sound like expert tap dancer tapping super hard. They were so in sync, this was flawless!

Charles Green : Gosh, I wonder if these guys could make it on "So You Think You Can Dance"? LOL These guys were fantastic back in a day when it took real talent.

Zdzislaw Lazuchiewicz : The best ever & forever .

Pharoh Khan : 1:16 is the PERFECT POSE. I saw them dancing on a commerical on TCM and when I saw this one second I HAD to see the full dance. They don't make 'em like this anymore.

David Faulkner : What a show thank you.

nr3rful : OMG my crotch hurts

Galactic Zombie : Bravo! Bravo! Outstanding!

Dani Ursi : That was spectacular! *watches it again in awe*

Mark Porter : No body on the planet can top this

Nicole S : Grace, athleticism, showmanship... Good Lord these guys were incredible entertainers.

Andrew Herbert : I heard the had to put their nuts in ice for a week after this

Brian Wilson : Its so cool that I got to meet Cab Calloway at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport a few years before he passed away! He was very gracious, and welcoming! RIP/PBUH!!

ERIC J : man, im tired just looking at these guys. hell of a performance i tell ya !!!

Michele Travis : This is wonderful.  Beautiful dancing.  Too bad people don't dance they way they did back then.

Aliskye Rosel : Extraordinary! There is nothing to match this today.