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So You Think You Can Dance? Well You Can Make Me Cry

July 13, 2006 by  

So You Think You Can Dance

I’ll be completely honest with you. I am competely intimidated to write any recaps for So You Think You Can Dance, and I’ll tell you why. I don’t know the first thing about dancing. The only dancing I’m familiar with is the kind that happens when pre K-Fed Britney comes on in a bar after I’ve had 6 Capt’n & Cokes. Analyzing someones technique is beyond me. But I will say this – I know what I like when I see it.

So You Think You Can Dance has been such a fun discovery for me this summer, and I know if my TiVo could talk it would thank for me getting into this show (ok, I guess my TiVo would first bitch me out for working it too hard, but then he would thank me).This show is ripping at the seams with energy from beginning to end. The dances are all simply fantastic. I’m going to let my friend Ducky break down each of last night dances for you since his assessment is always better than mine, BUT..but…but…I cannot end this post without mentioning Ivan and Allison’s routine tonight. It was simply amazing. And although I open myself up for some major ribbing here, I will admit to you that I had tears in my eyes at the end of their performance. I don’t know if it’s because of how crazy good Ivan has become over the past few weeks and I was just proud (he is my favorite little guy), or if it was Allison and Ivan’s AMAZING chemistry. But watching their dance made me quite emotional. I was a bit relieved when crazy Mary Murphy, one of the more harsher judges, was also moved to tears by their performance. It was just so beautiful.

So You Think You Can Dance

Oh and speaking of crazy Mary Murphy (the judge, not my friend Ryan’s, she may be the most annoying woman on the planet. At first I thought she was just Paula Abdul on crack, but then I thought, hmmm…Paula Abdul is Paula Abdul on crack, so how else can I describe Mary. I’m not sure there are words. Her nails on the chalkboard voice makes Fran Drescher sound like the lead soprano in the choir of angels. She just irks me to no end. And the worst part…she thinks she is sooooo funny. Yeah, no. Not at all. So she’s part Paula Abdul, part Fran Drescher, with a bit of Valerie Cherish thrown in for good measure. So all together she’s like my worst nightmare.

But if putting up with Mary means I get to see a little more of Ivan, Allison, Travis, Martha, Benji, Donyelle, Natalie, Musa, Dimitri and yes, even crazy cousin Heidi, then I can deal. Um, notice who I left off the list. Yeah, Ryan and Ashlee…I’m done with both of you. Sorry, but during your routines, I hardly notice you are there because I am so busy watching how incredible your respective partners are.

GMMR Predictions for bottom three couples: Natalie & Musa, Ashlee & Dimitry, Cousin Heidi & Ryan.
GMMR Predictions for who is going to be shuffling off the show: Ryan and Ashlee

(I’m so dying to figure out who Ducky thinks is staying and going. I’m sure he’ll be posting his fab recap in just a little bit. Make sure you check it out at

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5 Responses to “So You Think You Can Dance? Well You Can Make Me Cry”

  1. Sarah on July 13th, 2006 8:31 am

    Oh, I absolutely loathe Mary Murphy! I just make sure to TiVo the show so I can fast forward through all of her incessant yelling and “wooo!”ing

    And I think when you say “Jessica and Ivan” you mean Allison. Jessica got kicked off last week 🙂 But they definitely had the best routine of the night last night!

  2. GMMR on July 13th, 2006 8:47 am

    Sarah – You are SOOO right. Totally mind shutdown on that one. She is one of my favorites too.

  3. erla on December 14th, 2006 9:40 am

    I didn´t see all the shows of this seson, do somebody know aboud wepside with video of the dances from the last show.

  4. Mellissa Sally on November 9th, 2007 1:20 pm


  5. el Rey Cianuro on July 2nd, 2008 9:20 pm

    Mary must be partially retarded or something. She uses made up phrases like it’s her job. They don’t even make sense most of the time. “Tra la la,” “Hot tamale train,” etc… Who the h*ll decided to make her a judge… idiots.