Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr Do ‘Dirty Dancing’ Routine in Super Bowl LII’s Best Ad (Video)

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey have nothing on these two Giants having the time of their lives

Last Updated: February 7, 2018 @ 10:55 AM

It took three full quarters for Super Bowl LII’s best commercial to air. In an ad for the NFL itself, New York Giants players Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. re-created the final dance from “Dirty Dancing” — yes, including the big lift.

“Wanna work on that thing?” Manning asks his star wideout at the start of the one-minute spot.

“Yeah, let’s do it,” Beckham replies, before the two convert on an uncontested extra touchdown after practice.

The route isn’t what they were working out, however: Cue “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. The quarterback and his go-to receiver nailed the entire routine — you know, if you can excuse Manning’s complete lack of rhythm.

Watch the full commercial via the video above. Landon Collins is also excellent in the spot, which features offensive linemen Brett Jones, John Greco, Chad Wheeler, D.J. Fluker and John Jerry as backup dancers.

The Grey Advertising USA ad’s dancing was choreographed by Stephanie Klemons from “Hamilton” — the commercial was directed by Aaron Stoller. Props to all involved. For those feeling nostalgic, watch the original Catskills shimmy by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey below.