Flashdance Friday: Gorilla bathe-dancing to ‘Maniac’ is what we need to get through the day

A gorilla named Zola is a “Maniac” at the Dallas Zoo, and it looks like he’s dancing like he’s never danced before (enter your own joke about animal captivity here).

Apparently Zola likes to bust out some moves while bathing, and thanks to Bob Hagh’s addition of Michael Sembello’s “Maniac” from ’80s film Flashdance, the whole visual just takes us to a better place as we count down the hours until the weekend.

“I cannot stress enough how important it is you watch this gorilla bathe-dancing to maniac,” tweets Kristina Luca.

It appears that there are other Zola videos floating around with other theme music applied, including another Flashdance cut, Irene Cara’s “Flashdance … What A Feeling.” But we’re feeling the “Maniac” vibes, partly because summer but also because well, just watch it.