High explanations for basic things will always be funny. This comes from the Style section of the Post (March 2003).
The Shakespearian Hokey Pokey
O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl. The Hoke, the poke –
banish now thy doubt Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.
The others are funny as well.