Warning: Spoilers for Derry Girls Season 2 below!
The Derry Girls "Rock the Boat" dance happens at a wedding.
"Rock the Boat," a 1969 single from American band the Hues Corporation, starts to play, and nothing else is important. All the girls are overjoyed and join the entire wedding party in an intense, choreographed dance to the song.
Was the "Rock the Boat" dance on Derry Girls just made up for the show?
Or is "Rock the Boat" Ireland's version of "The Electric Slide"?! The internet had to know. Twitter user @carovaldez93 wrote, "Dear #irish people from the internet, is the choreography of "Rock the Boat" where people sit on the floor from #DerryGirls a real thing? I NEED TO KNOW."
Another user @kbbaus tweeted, "Is this "Rock the Boat" dance really a thing???? #DerryGirls"
Irish people confirmed the "Rock the Boat" dance is legit.
"It is absolutely a real thing," tweeted @Nevidge20, "and is always entered into with a terrifying zeal."
Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan called the "Rock the Boat" dance "a staple" at Irish weddings.
Derry Girls did great with the "Rock the Boat" dance — and not just on the show!
Nicola helped Ability West, an organization that provides services and supports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities across Galway City and County, organize an event to break a world record for the biggest ever performance of "Rock the Boat."
On June 15, 2019, a group of 1,805 people gathered at Salthill Promenade, Galway to do the "Rock the Boat" dance together. Per the Irish Times, this Derry Girls-inspired feat did, indeed, break the Guinness World Record for the biggest "Rock the Boat" performance ever.
Derry Girls Season 2 is currently streaming on Netflix.