Monday, January 12, 2009

Dancing With The Handicapped Stars...

Readers, I assume you're all familiar with Dancing With The Stars. I watched the first season because it was on during the summer. I missed the next season. But, I watched the 3rd season featuring Emmitt Smith. Why? Because he's hot! Break me off a piece of that! Rarrr. Anyhoo...

The show itself isn't that great. Once they moved it from summer programming to the regular tv show season...I lost interest. I'm not wasting my time on that when so many other shows are on. No way! Put it back on in the summer, I'd probably start watching it again.

The thing about this show is that it's called "Dancing With The Stars" but in reality they aren't really "stars." I've tuned in once or twice in recent seasons and I couldn't tell you who the professional dancer was and who the star was. That's how recognizable those stars are!

But, the show sunk to a new low, if you ask me! They had on Heather Mills McCartney. She has an amputated leg. It's a dancing show. No leg... Dancing... No leg... Dancing show... No leg. ..Dancing with the no leg stars... Dancing... No leg...Dancing...no leg.

I get it. We're an Equal Opportunity society. Everyone is equal! We don't discriminate. The thing is...it's not fair. If you take a person with two legs and a person with one leg and put them in the same competition...of DANCING...guess who will fair better? Someone with two legs. You either end up embarrassing them horribly, or the judges end up making allowances for them and then judge them accordingly. Which is completely unfair to the other competitors!
It's like on America's Next Top Model when they persist in having a "Full-Figured" girl or two competing with the "normal" size girls. They are never going to book the same jobs. It's ridiculous!

I have to admit (don't judge me) I watched some of Heather Mills McCartney's performances. Why? To see if her fake leg would fall off. I admit it! I did. Quit judging me.
And do you know why ABC had Heather Mills McCartney on Dancing With The Stars? Ratings. Because people would tune in to watch a lady with no leg dance. And some people, like me, would tune in to see if the leg fell off.

To top that...ABC has come up with a new star to put on the show. What tops a one legged woman? A blind man! Yes, Dancing With The Stars is in discussions with Stevie Wonder to be on the next season!
I've seen Stevie Wonder perform on t.v. before. He dances to his own music. Do you know how he dances? He sways back and forth in one spot. BECAUSE HE'S BLIND. Doing more than swaying in one spot presents a myriad of problems. Because he's blind. He can't see where he's going. He could go crowd surfing without even knowing it!
And they want to book him as a dancer...for ratings. Shame on you ABC. Shame on you.

And shame on me, because I'll tune on to see him bump into the judges table.

9 comments:

Bryan said...

I have never watched the show. Mostly because it goes against everything I stand for. However, I will watch Mr. Wonder dance. He should be great! He has been on stage with many many dancers during his career. I'm sure he heard some good steps.

Princess Lisa said...

I bet he sways better than anyone we've ever seen before!

Announcer..."Up next, Stevie Wonder sways while his dancer does the jive!"

The next week...

Announcer: "Next up...Stevie Wonder sways as his partner dances hip hop routine!"

The finale...

Announcer: "Next up...Stevie Wonder dances the waltz! And by 'dances' we mean 'sways' to the music..."

Monkey Toe Momma said...

Well it will certainly be entertaining. And Lisa, you naughty girl, watching to see if Heather Mills ex-McCartney's leg would fall off. LOL. At least you're honest.:)

Rae said...

Our dearest Lisa:

We, a committee of three: Mom, Grandma, and Great-Aunt Christine, have these pearls of wisdom to say---First and foremost, we agree about Heather Mills Ex-Whatever, we couldn't help but be a "little" disappointed. Leg still intact---BUMMER!

However, you forget the next season when deaf Marlee Maitlan performed to music she couldn't hear.

SO---where do we go after a blind guy???

Keep the hits coming. (Lonna says thats why they make Depends.)

Princess Lisa said...

I totally didn't know about the deaf lady!!! I wish that had waited till this season and put her AND Stevie Wonder together. Even better? They could have been partners!

Tami said...

At least you're honest.

Princess Lisa said...

Rinnie and Tami...I'm pretty sure I hear judgment in your comments! That is not allowed!

Breann said...

All I have to say is Lisa you crack me up. Next season will be a guy with no arms or some body part missing.

Hallie said...

Just so you know I posted!








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