The video was shared on Instagram by Miami-based underwater performer and freediver Kristina Makushenko.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on December 28, 2022. It has since been updated.
Whether or not you've seen the hit Netflix series "Wednesday," you've probably seen Jenna Ortega's viral dance to The Cramps' "The Goo Goo Muck." Social media is flooded with shares of Lady Gaga doing the famous dance routine in her song Bloody Mary to a girl expertly mimicking the epic dance. A video of a lady costumed as "Wednesday" Addams doing the classic routine underwater has now appeared online. It is capturing the hearts of people everywhere. Kristina Makushenko, a Miami-based underwater performer and freediver, posted the video to Instagram. "WEDNESDAY ADDAMS underwater version," read part of the extensive commentary Makushenko uploaded on Instagram accompanying the video. She stated that it took her four hours to record this specific dance sequence, reports The Hindustan Times.
“This was a long one. You asked me to re-create the @jennaortega dance scene in episode 4 of @wednesdaynetflix, The Addams family @netflix. I deliver. It took me 4 hours to film this,” she wrote. Makushenko explained her troubles when dancing underwater, saying, "This dress was too floaty, so I had some trouble moving in it, and my usual pool is closed till mid-January, so I had to adjust in another one."
There are two sections to the popular video. The first is Jenna Ortega's dancing number from Netflix's Wednesday, while the second shows Makushenko masterfully reproducing it. Makushenko is dressed similarly to Jenna Ortega's character Wednesday Addams in a black dress and heels. The video has received over 809k likes, with the number continuously growing. Many people have responded to the share in various ways. “I’m always amazed by what you put together underwater! Definitely getting a share,” posted an individual. "THE BEST PERFORMANCE ON WEDNESDAY 'DANCE I' VE EVER SEEN👌👌👌👌👏👏👏👏", said another. "U killed it, girl. I really do absolutely love these videos. I just wish I could swim lol", remarked a third. “Amazing. Best tribute to the Wednesday dance yet,” wrote a fourth.
'Wednesday' is a Netflix horror comedy that premiered in November 2022. Jenna Ortega's character, Wednesday Addams, "investigates a murder spree while making new friends - and foes - at Nevermore Academy." 'Wednesday' also includes Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzman as Gomez Addams, and Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams. According to Teen Vogue, Jenna Ortega, 20, is the newest actress to don the black-and-white outfit of Wednesday Addams, and her modern take on the character may likely stand shoulder to shoulder with Yellowjackets star Christina Ricci's acclaimed, famous depiction of Wednesday from the early 1990s. The gothic, death-obsessed kid and her macabre-loving family have returned to the limelight, and we can't get enough of them.
Wednesday season 1 premiered on Netflix on November 23, 2022, to widespread popularity and critical acclaim. The streaming service has yet to declare if the successful program will be extended for a second season. However, the showrunners of the new coming-of-age drama Wednesday spoke up about a possible season 2 and hinted at their storytelling ideas if the Wednesday universe continues. Co-showrunners Miles Millar and Al Gough spoke to TV Line saying that they planned Wednesday plots as far ahead as "four seasons."
“We felt like we just touched the surface with those characters and the actors are so amazing in those roles," Millar said. He also noted the importance of the show's focus on Wednesday Addams and her quest "to forge her own path outside the family," but, the writers' room stated that they would "definitely" wish to see more of the Addams family dynamic in future seasons.