A Theory on the Origin of the Shake Weight


The Shake Weight has been one of the top cultural enigmas of the 21st century. Clearly from advertisements such as this the Shake Weight was created by some epic troll. Possibly the premier trolling event in the history of mankind. I believe this troll was Larry David, or more specifically his alter-ego, George Costanza. What is my proof for this accusation? Absolutely nothing my friend, just the fact that I’ve spent thousands of hours watching Larry David’s work and I know that this is in his style.

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Shake Weight Action gif

What an amazing gif. As one can see in the gif above the “Shake Weight” is a phallic-like piece of exercise equipment. A good description of it is the bastard cousin of the dumbbell. That’s directly helping create more bastard children in the real world. Here’s another great video of some real life people using the monstrosity. How perfect is Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” as theme music for Shake Weight workouts. I love the look on the faces of these real life women who are trying the exercise. My favorite is the business woman at 1:14.

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Shake Weight is a Whole Body Exercise

One reason that I think this was the work of Larry David is because of the Seinfeld Episode, “The Contest”. Where the crew tries to see who can go the longest without masturbating. It aired on November 18, 1992, and was written by our friend Larry. Here’s a clip from this beautiful episode. And here’s another gif:

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Straight up Nice Rack

As a matter of fact, he won the Prime Time Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Comedy Series. Clearly the public already thought this was a funny premise. Furthermore, on June 15, 2009, TV Guide ranked “The Contest” #1 on its list of 100 greatest episodes of all time.

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Gotta Respect Someone Who Works So Hard

Another famous Seinfeld episode written by Larry David was “The Deal”. This is the episode, first airing on May 2, 1991, where Jerry and Elaine decide to start having sex again. So you know for sure that Larry David thought Elaine was making the Shake Weight motion on Jerry. Larry was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

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The Perfect Opportunity for Meditation

I know it might sound like a stretch but when you have a hunch you have a hunch.

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It Would Have Been Sexist to Only Use Woman Models

My final reason for thinking Larry David created the Shake Weight and is just trolling us, is this video. This reason is more intangible, but over the course of this 12:41 minute video, you realize the George Costanza created the Shake Weight.

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She’s Got a Nice Rack

As all us Seinfeld die-hards know, George is Larry. Here is a link to the Seinfeld wiki, where they say, “The character of George is based partly on the alter ego of the show’s co-creator, Larry David (the alter ego developed later on as the protagonist of Curb Your Enthusiasm).“, as proof.

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The Shake Weight Family

Overall, it’s just a hunch and speculation….but please consider my theory on Larry David as the creator of the Shake Weight and thus the biggest troll of all history.

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He Invented It

Did George also create the flesh light?……

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