Did you all see Dancing with the Stars on Monday night? What did you think? The show just gets better and better.Â (note:Â read with sarcasm)
Here’s my weekly recap:
Tonight on Dancing with the Stars, Marlee Matlin’s Samba was only so-so. The music was too fast, and Matlin, who is deaf and counts the steps in her head, was falling behind.
Last year, the gimmick contestant was Heather Mills, who has an artificial leg. This year, it is a deaf actress.
“Who will it be next year?” I asked Sophia during the commercial. “How can they outdo themselves after a contestant with an artificial leg and then someone deaf?”
“Maybe someone who is blind.” she answered.
“I think it is probably harder to dance being deaf than blind.” I said.
“You’re probably right. Being blind doesn’t really “up the stakes” for the show next year.”
“Maybe someone deaf AND blind.”
“Someone in a wheelchair.”
“That would be cool.”
“Someone not very bright.”
“They’ve had plenty of those before.”
“Someone with even more plastic surgery than Priscilla Presley.”
A promo came on for this ABC comedy, “Samantha Who” about a woman with amnesia.
“Someone with amnesia!”
“That’s good. Someone with recurring amnesia who forgets the dance routine minutes before the performance…!”
“…and also has a wooden leg!”
“But really… is it that much better than someone who is deaf?”
“Maybe not. A midget?”
“Eh… it’s been done.”
“I don’t know. Somewhere.”
“I got it. A transvestite!”
“That’s stupid. A transvestite can still dance.”
“What if the transvestite is also deaf… and not very attractive.”
“Ok, I buy that. Let’s see if ABC does.”
Tomorrow: The “elimination” show.
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