Friday, May 25, 2007

I think he can dance

Did anyone else see So You Think You Can Dance last night? And the hip-hop dude Jamal from Boston who looked like his mama feeds him a bit to well to really dance? Who Nigel challenged to come back with a swing dance routine? Now my boy Jamal looked like he hadn't the faintest idea what swing dancing might be, but never one to shy away from a dance opportunity, he said, "Sure - I'll be back."

And back he was. Big Jamal grabbed his smaller pal Ernest (aka "E-Wok") and they made up a dance, right there in the hall. Now, I was certain the Boston boys were going to get thumped by Nigel and Mary for not taking this seriously, and honestly the first thirty seconds of that piece had me laughing so hard I was gasping for air (Jamal stood in one place and snapped his fingers. When Nigel broke in and said, "Jamal - that's not dancing," Jamal looked genuinely baffled when he replied, "I know it's not - I'm waiting for the part where the trumpet goes, da na na na!" Hysterical.) But let me tell you, when the trumpet finally went da na na na! the boys jumped into a routine that was so fabulous, so full-out I'm gonna make this work and you're all gonna love it, that I was on my feet in the living room, cheering him on. There's a blurry pic of my new favorite dance moment here. Please, someone, get this routine up on Youtube!

4 comments:

LEstes65 said...

I didn't have the stomach to watch it. I can't get sucked into yet another show I have no time to watch. Due to the latest drama that is my life, I've had to erase about 4-5 weeks worth of Sopranos, Tudors, Entourage, & 30Rock. I refused to let go of Heroes. I saved all of those and finally watched them all. I canned a bunch of Desperate Housewives but caught the one were Susan & Mike FINALLY hook up. And I still have watch the season ender from Sunday - so don't tell me!!

I will dance vicariously through you.

April said...

OMG...Jamal and E-Knock (I think that was his nickname) were so freakin' funny! I just had such a great laugh watching Jamal. And not in the making fun of him kind of way, but his facial expressions and all, it was hilarious. He is very entertaining.

appletini said...

That was actually the only part of the show that I saw, and it was awesome!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

What is this show?--never heard of it. Must go watch the clips! I've just finally started watching Dancing With the Stars and am so impressed--I wish I knew how to dance like that! Or really, at all...