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A Little Bit Of Joy & Fun In One Ypsilanti Neighborhood With "Silly Walks" Being Recorded & Shared

Cami Fussey

Based on a Monty Python skit from 1970, a Detroit area resident started recording people on the street in front of her house doing a "Silly Walk" to try and ease the stress of what many are feeling during the current coronavirus pandemic.  Cami Fussey of Ypsilanti liked the idea so much, she set up a similar opportunity in front of her home and has been sharing it on Facebook and Instagram.

WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with the Ypsilanti woman about her idea and the resulting participation.

Cami Fussey and her husband posted signs near their Ypsilanti home and put up a video camera encouraging passersby to "silly walk" as a way to add some joy and fun to our lives at this difficult time.  

She saidshe first saw it happening in a suburb of Detroit and noted it's being done all around the United States and Canada.  It's based off of a Monty Python skit from 1970.  

Silly Walks
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Silly Walks

She says if you can't make it to Pleasant Drive near her neighborhood to "silly walk" in person, you can send her a video, and she will share it with the others on Facebook.

Listen to the original Monty Python "Ministry of Silly Walks" skit here.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu

Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
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