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'Meteor Man'

The Sweaty Arm-Flailing Ke$ha Dance

4/20/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The guy who played "Meteor Man" back in the '90s made a TRIUMPHANT comeback this weekend in L.A. -- dancing his FACE OFF at some backyard Ke$ha tribute show ... and TMZ has the hilarious video.0419_Townsend_boogie_down_launch_ex

It was all for some YMCA event at a park in North Hollywood -- we're told actor Robert Townsend's son is a member of the organization ... but clearly, that didn't stop Rob from having an awesome time too.

Don't stop. Make it pop.


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Lame. No wonder nobody missed him.

1281 days ago


Who?...Hmm!!....Not interesting.

1281 days ago

Gene Foreman    


1281 days ago


He is obviously having a good time and obviously doesn't care what any of you think. Good for him.

1281 days ago


I'm with becks!! True

1281 days ago


looks like all of about 10 people attened the event

1281 days ago

Jus Another Viewer    

Could THIS have sounded ANY Worse..?
Eeeks.. either we get Auto-Tune out the rear, or we get something like THIS!
Where did all the REAL talented music acts go..? *sigh*
I swear I remember the days one could turn on the RADIO (no records, Cassettes,k or CD's) and hear REALLY REALLY Good music.. w/o Auto-Tune!
If this chick gets PAID to whine like a dog with a sinus cold then SHE and whoever is paying her should ge sent to GiTmO!

1281 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Wow the guy who play who played Meteor Man huh? His huge career as a writer/producer/director/actor is reduced to that? Hollywood is something else.

1281 days ago

TMZ dont like me    

Robert Townsend is a very funny dude. However, you guys at TMZ dropped the ball when you identified him as the guy who made Meteor Man. The movie most people who know of him identify him with is Hollywood Shuffle. That is one the funniest, smartest satirical films about Hollywood's perpetuation of Black stereotypes that's ever been made. It was also the launching pad for many popular black comic actors like the eldest Wayans Bros. (Keenan Ivory and Damon), John Witherspoon (Ice Cube's dad in the Friday movies, Robert "Granddad" Freeman on The Boondocks), and Rusty Cundieef (Fear of A Black Hat, Sprung, directed episodes of Chappelle's Show), to name a few...

1281 days ago

Brian Gibson    

That's the most Gangsta Dad I've seen in a long time. How often do we see a man let alone an Auteur (Yes Check his Resume) get up in the morning bright and early to support his family in whatever craziness they happen to be involved with. With a Pops like that I bet his kids grow into fine people who brighten the world. Anyone can be "too cool for school" but only Real Men with Real Wisdom get involved regardless of public opinion. So whether you American Bandstand or Crip Walk it's all Love--Keep it Gangsta, Mr. Townsend.

1281 days ago


dnt hate meteor man chessy awesome an he was on im gonna gt u sucka was awesome to!! SeYa Nerds! suck this -:

1281 days ago

Donald Ray    

He dances like a White guy, even that White girl had more 'moves', oh, for shame.I remember when we used to tease THEM about their 'dancing', NOW, look.

1281 days ago


Much more than just the "guy who played Meteor Man". I loved his specials growing up, he was hilarious. He looks like he was having a blast!

1281 days ago


I like the way he dances. And good for him for supporting his son.

1281 days ago

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