There's not a day that goes by where Alfonso Ribeiro isn't asked to do the "Carlton Dance," which was made famous on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." His answer is always the same: No.
The "America's Funniest Home Videos" host told Jimmy Kimmel that strangers ask him to recreate the iconic dance daily.
"I'm a black guy — I'm just not dancing for you. It's not gonna happen," he said, referencing his famous moves to Tom Jones' song "It's Not Usual."
He added, "What makes you think that you just gonna ask a random person to dance for you, and they're gonna be like 'Oh my God, I've been waiting for you to ask! Hold on a second, let me get into character.' It's not — I don't get it. It's not gonna happen."
Although Alfonso once tried to copyright the moves (he was denied), the dance might mean more to fans than it does to him.
"I don't have a love for it like they do," he said.
The iconic dance moves actually came about by happenstance. During a "Fresh Prince" reunion for HBO Max in 2020, Alfonso recalled the first time he did the famed dance.
"The first time, all it said in the script was 'Carlton dances,' and I needed to figure out how this character would dance," he said. "What would be the actual move that hit it perfect?"
During that same special, Will Smith said he could never nail down the moves until the end of the series.
"That final moment, doing it together — that was like Will finally making the full acceptance of Carlton," the Oscar-winning actor said. "We are in sync and as one."