Spot-on 'Dirty Dancing' wedding video goes viral

Spot-on 'Dirty Dancing' wedding video goes viral

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by NBCNews.com/Randee Dawn

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Posted on November 19, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 11:22 AM

Newlyweds Terra and Drake Otto were clearly having the time of their life during their first wedding dance, but it wasn't the same old two-step some might have expected.

Instead, the Wisconsin couple recreated an iconic dance scene from "Dirty Dancing," and the video is exploding on the web.

Since the video was posted on Aug. 30, it's been viewed more than 1.7 million times on YouTube, and with good reason: After scenes show the couple practicing their routine to imitate stars Patrick Swayze (Johnny) and Jennifer Grey (Baby) on the dance floor, it then segues into a black-and-white clip from the reception, where the pair re-enacted it all, from outfits to dialogue.

As Willie Geist reported on TODAY Monday, the bride said she wathced the 1987 film so much that she "broke the VHS tape." And, added Geist, the final lift the groom does with his bride called to mind another, slightly less graceful lift done in 2011 on the TODAY plaza, when Ryan Gosling hoisted Al Roker into the air.

Click for a GIF of that heartwarming Gosling/Roker moment

Click to see the Newlyweds' spot-on 'Dirty Dancing' scene

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