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Editor’s Note/Major Spoiler Alert: If you’re one of the unfortunate souls who has yet to see Guardians of the Galaxy, we suggest not watching the video below or reading any further. (You should probably erase that headline from your memory, too.)


If you have seen the movie already: Here’s the dancing baby tree sensation that’s sweeping the nation. For all of the movie characters we’ve seen die and come back to life onscreen over the years,Guardians of the Galaxy scene stealer Groot’s revival is probably the most sublime. And easily the funkiest.

Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel in a phenomenal performance that’s still just barely multisyllabic) heroically sacrifices himself for fellow Guardians Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, and Rocket. But since he’s got that very useful ability to re-grow, he returns soon after in the form of a potted baby tree. He then shakes it like a Polaroid picture to the sounds of Peter Quill’s Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 1 (more specifically, the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”).

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