5 Of The Best Dirty Dancing Lift Fails

A guilty pleasure, yet truly iconic, Dirty Dancing is a film that we all (secretly) love.

Apparently, it’s inspired by the screenwriter, Bergstein's, younger years; she was called ‘Baby’ up until the age of 22, visited the Catskills regularly with her family, and she learnt how to ‘dirty dance’ at house parties.

Nowadays, if you want to learn how to dirty dance, then just head to any Brighton club on a Saturday night and after a few drinks it will come to you naturally. Trust us on this.

The film is probably most known for it’s iconic lift at the end, where Johnny and Baby FINALLY master the over the head lift after many failed attempts. It’s so iconic, in fact, that many people over the years have tried to master it themselves. And, as you can imagine, it never goes well.

So, ahead of our Dirty Dancing Special, let’s take a look at 5 Dirty Dancing lift fails – because everyone likes to laugh at someone else’s pain, right?

1. The first (and last) dance.

A few hours into vowing to be together until ‘death do us part’, the groom has nearly killed off his bride.The first dance is supposed to be a special moment between newly-weds; not one that results in concussion and a trip to A&E.

2. Bad bromance.

This bloke is almost as bad as that kid at school who would pull away your chair just as you were about to sit down – he is the definition of a 'snake' and should not be trusted under any circumstance.

3. Dirty dancing? More like tragic dancing.

I don’t know what’s worse; the fact that this bloke just continues to suffocate the woman by sitting on her head, or the man in the background just having a little tragic boogie whilst this is happening.

4. She ballsed it up.

This lift got cocked up big time; I guess he just didn’t have the balls to lift her properly.

5. Taking head over heels to a new level.

Usually, to get a girl head over heels, a bit of cheeky flirting and a nice, romantic dinner will suffice… not literally chucking her over your head.

Don’t be Baby and be left in the corner; let your hungry eyes lead the way to Secret Discotheque’s Dirty Dancing Special, where you can have the time of your life.

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