Before They Were Stars: 13-Year Old Alfonso Ribeiro Shills “Alfonso’s Breakin’ & Poppin’ Book”

Of course, you know Alfonso Ribeiro from his role as Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and one of the character’s most memorable traits was what a horrible dancer he was. But the ironic thing is that Alfonso was actually a professional dancer during his childhood. How professional? The dude got to release his very own instructional manual about breakdancing! At the age of 13, Alfonso had a prominent role on the sitcom, Silver Spoons, which seemed to make him famous enough to attach his name to “Alfonso’s Breakin’ & Poppin’ Book”. Yes, for the low price of $19.95, you could order a book where Carlton Banks would show you how to do dance moves like the “moonwalk”, “king tut” and “centipede”. As a bonus, it even came with its own foldout breakin’ board and rap sheet, so you could also practice your breakdancing and rapping at the same time!

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