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Slide your feet up the street, bend your back

Shift your arm, then you pull it back

Life is hard you know (oh whey oh)

So strike a pose on a Cadillac
The Bangles, "Walk Like an Egyptian"

A stance or style of walking meant to resemble ancient Egyptian murals. Common in animation (especially as it's hard to twist your limbs this way in Real Life), often in Knife Outline scenes.

Examples of Walk Like an Egyptian include:


Advertising

  • Dogs in the old King Kuts dog food commercials.


Comic Books

  • In the album Asterix and Cleopatra, we see the latter discussing her latest portrait:

 Cleopatra: It's quite good, but I'm tired of being painted in profile. Can't you do it in a three-quarter view?

Artist: Oh, you know how I feel about these modern arts...


Films -- Animation


Films -- Live-Action

  • In Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, the second Asterix live movie, the Big Bad loses a fight and ends slammed into a mural in this pose.


Literature

  • In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout's brother, Jem, insists on walking like an Egyptian after a school assignment on them causes an Egyptian obsession. According to him, though, that's how they actually walked.
  • Discworld
    • Pyramids has a scene where the people are described as walking like this.
    • The Art of Discworld features, of all people, Havelock Vetinari doing this in artwork for Jingo.
  • Surprisingly, the children in The Egypt Game do this at one point.


Music


Western Animation

 Skinner: All right, read me back what I have so far, Mrs. Krabapatra.

Krabappel: Bird, bird, giant eye, pyramid, bird.

Skinner: Mmm-hmm, very good. Uh, giant eye, dead fish, cat head, cat head, cat head, guy doing this...

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