On Thursday, Bernie Sanders appeared on Ellen. He danced, confusing some who think he is a serious (maybe boring?) person.
Here's that dance again (now set to the Bee Gees, natch.)
The Sanders campaign embraced it.
Some people may consider this out of character for Sanders, who is not generally known as your classic wisecracking, big-grin, point-to-people-you-know politician type.
And, sometimes, those people are right. Sanders is not much of a jokester in speeches. For example, this is basically the only laugh line in a standard Sanders stump:
"My Republican colleagues talk a lot about quote-unquote 'family values,'" Sanders will often say.
This leads to some "harrumph"-style laughter from Sanders' mostly-liberal, mostly eye-roll-at-Republicans-talking-about-family-values crowd. Sanders does not build on the laugh however, making things pretty serious again pretty quick.
"What they mean is opposition to a woman's right to choose, opposition to women getting contraception and strong opposition to gay rights," he said at one Iowa stop in June, in keeping with the normal way he delivers a speech. "And on all of those issues I strongly disagree."