The 93rd Annual Academy Awards were interesting, to say the least, but there’s one moment the internet can collectively agree was the best: Glenn Close’s knowledge of “Da Butt.”
Close showed off said knowledge when Questlove played Experience Unlimited’s 1988 track “Da Butt” from the soundtrack for Spike Lee’s film School Daze during an Oscars trivia segment hosted by Lil Rel Howery. Not only did the 74-year-old know about the song and its history, but she also showed off the track’s dance.
“Wait a second, that’s ‘Da Butt,’” Close said. “It was a classic song by the great Washington DC go-go band E.U., so yeah… shout outs to Sugar Bear and the whole Backyard Band and the whole DMV.”
Check out the sure to be iconic moment below.
— AC Junior ? (@CamJunior1972) April 26, 2021
The whole exchange took viewers by surprise, with many taking to social media to share their reactions.
Check some of them out below.
i love that glenn close knows the entire wikipedia history of da butt #Oscars
— Candice Frederick (@ReelTalker) April 26, 2021
Glenn Close saying "Da Butt" and knowing about Go-go was everything I needed.
— Krystina Arielle ? (@KrystinaArielle) April 26, 2021
Give Glenn Close an Oscar for that pls.
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) April 26, 2021
Did not have Glenn Close doing Da Butt and knowing as much as she did about the song on the 2021 Oscar bingo card https://t.co/yJr9b6UWIV
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 26, 2021
Glenn Close wearing a gorgeous salwar kameez, doing Da Butt, was too much, love the spontaneity #Oscars! School Daze, Spike Lee – timeless.
— Mitzie Hunter (@MitzieHunter) April 26, 2021
So my mom used to talk about me for watching the real life version of #101Dalmatians with Glen Close back to back! I knew there was something magical about that lady at 5 years old ? #MoodForever #Dabutt pic.twitter.com/zmFB3LJGlm
— Jameka Lache' Mogul? (@jamekalache) April 26, 2021
— Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid ? (@JoyAnnReid) April 26, 2021
Glenn Close just straight dropped the EU knowledge at the #Oscars? What?!! DC, rep it! Now, bring the statehood.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) April 26, 2021
Glenn Close just repped for D.C. and Gogo Music. AND did Da Butt! I never saw it coming. #Oscars
— Melodie Aikels (@melodieaikels) April 26, 2021
Tell me you have REAL black friends without telling me “some of my best friends are Black”
(there are White folks who’ve lived in DC for decades who can’t answer like this) #GlennClose #DaButt #DMV
— Serious “W??KE” Black ? (@NicsuPR) April 26, 2021
— Jessica Fyre ? (@TheJessieWoo) April 26, 2021
We see you Glenn Close.