Dance skeptic, dance!

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Mar 18, 2008

Happily, my brother-in-law reminded me that the premier of Dancing with the Stars was on Monday night, so I caught the stylings of skeptic, magician, loudmouth, and (literal) giant among men Penn Jillette.

His partner is Kym Johnson, who is not 17 feet tall as I had hoped. She was wearing very tall heels, and was still like six meters shorter than Penn.

I have to admit, he did better than I thought he would, and he actually did a move where he dove between Ms. Johnson's legs which was pretty bold. Actually, right at the start I thought he might snap her leg off, but she appeared to survive that as well (one of the judges noticed this as well).

See for yourself:

The judges were snarky, of course, and gave him a low score, lower than I thought he deserved. I guess they don't handicap. I'll note that, as usual, Penn does all the talking while his partner does all the work.

I can't imagine how this will be handled at TAM 6. We'll have to show some clips, I think...

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