Truly, we’ve never seen anything like this. And after you take a moment to question whether or not it’s real, you’ll get a serious ab workout from the belly-wrenching laughter.
According to the description on this surreal three-minute clip, it’s a “word-for-word parody of Susan Powter’s first workout video.” You remember her, the early-90s fitness star who coined the term Stop the Insanity!
The actress, Mariko Takahashi, is quite convincing as having the most outrageous plastic surgery of all time, until you realize it’s a body suit modeled after the poof-balls on a well-groomed poodle.
Her back-up exercisers, essential to any quality workout video, are humans in dog suits. (Spoiler Alert!) Live dog heads have been superimposed over the costume heads; just for added freak-show drama!
The Poodle Exercise video was part of a 10-film series created for Panasonic and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Honestly, what else is there to say? It’s so insane that it really just speaks for itself.
Kind of like this little gem of animal-inspired fitness…
The 5 Best Jillian Michaels DVDs combined aren’t even half as entertaining as the first thirty seconds of Poodles or Prancercise.