Julia Louis-Dreyfus Posts 'Elaine Dance' Throwback in Total Mom Moment

 Julia Louis-DreyfusRichie Buxo / Splash News

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a national treasure. All you have to do is turn on a Seinfeld rerun or catch an episode of Veep to know this. Or take a look at her Twitter page -- where she recently celebrated her son's basketball victory with a GIF tribute to the iconic "Elaine dance," and brought joy to us all by doing so.


JLD's Seinfeld character, Elaine Benes, was notorious for her legendary dance moves. Just mention "the Elaine dance" out loud and most people will recall the jerky, spastic limbs and the enthusiastic thumbs-up that characterize Lainey's signature jig. 

So it was only appropriate, then, that Louis-Dreyfus used the flawless dance to help celebrate the Northwestern Wildcats' first-ever spot in the NCAA March Madness Tournament -- seeing as her 19-year-old son, Charlie, is on the team. And seeing as Charlie has been reported as saying that even to this day, people ask him to do "the Elaine dance" all the time.

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Check out the tweet that this proud mama -- who also happens to be a Northwestern alum -- posted to celebrate:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Twitter

Yes, Lainey!! 

Here's the full GIF, for those who want to remember all her glorious moves in action:

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JLD is every proud mom at every kid's sports game. She posts sweet videos and pics from the stands to her social media quite a bit, including selfies with her husband (and fellow Northwestern alum!) Brad Hall. In addition to Charlie, the two also share another son, Henry, 24.

And can we just talk for a second about how much we love that JLD is cool with referencing her Seinfeld days? It's always a bummer to hear about actors who do everything in their power to avoid referencing past TV projects that made them big. As much as we continue to love watching Louis-Dreyfus kick ass in different roles over the years, she's always going to be Elaine in our hearts -- and that's okay, dammit. 

JLD, never change. We love you.

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