Everyone was wondering if left shark got nervous and forgot his moves or maybe he was having trouble seeing out of his shark costume and he got a little confused...there were a lot of theories attempting to explain what went wrong.
Turns out, things went very RIGHT. "The sharks were given two main objectives," Katy's choreographer RJ Durell tells The Hollywood Reporter. "One, perform Katy's trademark moves to the 'Teenage Dream' chorus, which they both did perfectly; and two, to have loads of fun, and bring to life these characters in a cartoon manner, giving them a Tweedledee/Tweedledum-type persona."
"Clearly, that was portrayed with the overzealous shark on the right hitting precise dance moves while the left shark was playing up the more goofy, fun-spirited sports-fan mascot type, who was just happy to be at the Super Bowl," he continued.
So, what looked like a mistake was actually a brilliantly masterminded plan. Because, let's face it, if left shark was doing all of the same perfectly-performed dance moves like right shark was, would he still have gone viral? Well played, guys!
Even though all of this left and right shark business was going on behind Katy's back during the performance, it sounds like she was a big fan of the fake mistake as well:
Night' pic.twitter.com/CffDndSzS7- KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 3, 2015
As for left shark himself (aka Bryan Gaw), he had the perfect response to his newfound fame: