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The Minion Blur Does The Stephen Happy Dance (Mixpo Video)

VideoAd by Mixpo Stephen and Noah go shopping for toys and the Minion Blur decides to select a movie. It takes a while, but when he finally makes up his mind, he starts doing his trademark three step. Stephen always does the happy dance when he's about to select an item and declare it "mine." Sometimes he gets the Daffy Duck syndrome and will walk around for an hour going, "mine, mine, mine, mine, mine," as if it is the only word he knows. Other times he will hug, kiss, dance and hug his new acquisition while beaming with love and affection. He will wiggle and giggle, raise it into the air and do his victory dance. He's quite a happy little fellow when shopping with his brother Noah...

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Comment balloon 39 commentsC Tann-Starr • September 22 2008 02:16AM


Carolyn ~ I remember you telling me he did that.  He is too cute with his dance!  Bottom line - they are kids in a toy store!  BTW, I do my own happy dance when I grab a great find at Home Goods!  : )

Posted by Kathy Passarette, L.I. Staging/Decorating (Creative Home Expressions) about 12 years ago

Good morning, C ... The cutest!  Stephen's happy dance is a great way to start my day.  And his victory dance ... reminds me of me at a closing!

Posted by Marie Meyer, Orange County New York Realtor (Keller Williams Realty) about 12 years ago

OK that was just too cute!!!

Posted by Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate (CondoDomain.com) about 12 years ago

Oh so cute, CTann.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 12 years ago

To be that age again.  They are such cuties!  The music is way cool too!

Posted by Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best (Broker Associate PenFed Realty) about 12 years ago

That was so very cute.  A nice video to wake up to!  Happy Kids!! I just want to hug them they are too cute.  I'm gonna practice that dance for the next time I go out.  ; ).  KM

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net) about 12 years ago

C - what a trip, Stephen's dance is very similar to my grandson's happy dance. Is that more of your original music?

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) about 12 years ago

Kathy, I know what you mean. I have my own version of the Snoopy dance (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Marie, it's nice to be able to do a "victory dance" at closing (LOL). It's great when you get to have a moment where you can express being very pleased about something, isn't it? Kids are so cool. When they are happy, they don't care who knows it. They just share their emotions and keep on trucking. I'm very pleased you got to start your day with a happy minion moment. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Thank you, Jeannette.

Thank you, Missy.

Thank you, Mel. Noah and I did the music together last night. He kept erasing the bass track. I had to give in and leave it out or I never would have got this thing posted (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Kristin, that is something that I would love to see (LMAO). Kids are funny. My little cutie pies are full of surprises. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Mike, I bet your grandson does his little dance proud! I know Stephen is very ritualistic with his little three step moves. I like when he gets his "fancy walk" on. Now that is fun to watch. We did the music using the Korg N364 and Sony Acid 4.0. We uploaded it as a wave file. I was going to knock the background audio out but Noah liked hearing his Dad roar and the exit alarm beeping at T.R.U. Go figure... Sometimes I think he just likes playing with the audio sliders. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

That is pretty funny C!  I can't wait till my little girl is able to do her Happy Dance!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 12 years ago


this is way too cute, and the music is PERFECT! What a happy child, it warms the heart!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 12 years ago

Carolyn - I really enjoyed watching Stephen's happy dance.  I have a happy dance, too!  I am going to feature your post in Family Ties.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 12 years ago

Jeremy, it will be mad fun the first time you see her perform. It will get funnier and more dear to you as she  grows more sophisticated with her version of the Snoopy Dance. Once those little feet get going, there is no telling what little people are going to do to express their joy. It always makes me smile to see them so pleased. Sometimes, I feel like a two year old just hanging out and trying to relate. It's nice having a second childhood with your kids. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Thank you, Richard. :-)

Thank you Jason, very much appreciated. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

He is tooo cute I wish I could grab him and give him a big hug right now! Luv Aunt P

Posted by Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) about 12 years ago

Awww, Paddy, that is so sweet. Wait until you see the next video. Dad cut all their hair off. They have got this military look going on (LOL). Step keeps rubbing his head like there is something wrong with it. He's very aware that he is bald and keeps staring at himself in the mirror. It's hard to tell if he's fascinated or upset with the change of appearance. We have sooo got to get together for another visit. My schedule has been a bit tight but I will see what I can do for the weekend. Will check in with you later. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

C, this one made me smile, but JJ ran from the room and hid under my bed!  Just kidding!  Lol!  Your boys are truly beautiful children.  Very cute video.  Loved the happy dance.

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) about 12 years ago

Susan, the JJ escape - too funny! Glad you liked Step's Happy Dance. Little man is a trip when he gets into sunshine mode. Love those big grins and happy little feet. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

C... EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT (one for each trademark step of Stephen's) video.  You've got the mixpo down now.. way to go.  Thank you for sharing.  He is so CUTE!!

valerie osterhoudt

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Love those minions!!  Even without sound (in my office) it was delightful.  Will replay later, again and again.

Daffy duck moment!   LOL!!!!  Does he hug it and squeeze it and call it George?

Posted by Elaine Hanson, REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent (Compass) about 12 years ago

Hi C,

You gotta love em! I so remember when my two boys were that age. Priceless!!

Posted by Harold "Hal" Place (A1 Connection Realty, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Valerie, thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It was fun to catch him in the act.

Elaine, that was one of my fav episodes of Loony Tunes and I fell out laughing. Who knows what is going on in that tiny little mind. :-)

Hal, gotta love 'em, indeed. It's a fun age where everything appears to be so new and interesting to them.


Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Ok, watched with sound -- even more fun!  He's got the steps down!!  Bet he'd never take a wrong turn at Albuquerque!

Posted by Elaine Hanson, REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent (Compass) about 12 years ago

Elaine, too funny! ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Carolyn:  That was so cute.  What a happy little guy.  I love the big shorts.

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) about 12 years ago

Jane, thank you. Skateboard shorts are all the rage up here. They are over-sized for the padding and safety gear to fit. Noah has a scooter, helmet, arm, hand and knee pads and Step is always trying to do what his big brother is into, so we have to buy him baggies as well (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

C- thanks I needed that laugh. What a doll they both are. That is definitely a strategic happy dance. Did he get to watch the video? Was Michael taping this or you? This was great fun.

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 12 years ago

Oh absolutely tooo cute - and look at which post gets the most comments.........you need to do the 'Terrific Two's series..."!

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor about 12 years ago

--- okay, this is the inspiration I need to start my Christmas shopping.  Thanks Stephen and Noah! GBU Carol!  Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 12 years ago

Deb, I was supposed to be filming something after dinner at Burger King but when Step started up I just knew I had to catch this. He can really get going once he falls in love with a toy selection. It's mad fun watching him hug and kiss the things that he likes. He can be quite affectionate, which can get very entertaining at times. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Liz, I may take you up on that. The kids certainly have been one of my favorite subjects to blog about and they are always my highest viewership numbers. The minions have a loyal following. They even get e-mail inquiries (LOL). Very cool! People have been most kind regarding my children. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Barbara, I haven't even begun to think of Christmas (LOL). You are very organized. I usually start right after that huge Thanksgiving meal. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago


Now that is just darling!  My experience is somewhat different with my 4 year old.  It's more like, I want this now, buy it, please!  Why can't I have it? No, buy it now!!  So I hope your experience never ends!!

Posted by Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale (LONG & FOSTER) about 12 years ago

So what are we seeing exactly.  I mean, that is exactly how I pick my movies!  I get so happy too!  Doesn't everyond do it like Stephen and me?  :o)  That was too cute!!!!

Posted by Cristal Drake, Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate (Prudential California Realty) about 12 years ago

Thank you, Yvette. I guess now I have an idea of where shopping may go with the little one (LOL). I hope he continues to take his cues from Noah. He picks and item for each hand then he's ready to go pay for it. The most he will ever leave with is four. We make him carry his own bags so he's careful with his selections. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Cristal, too funny! I guess my little dude will love shopping with you (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 12 years ago

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