So, this happened last night. Bristol Palin and her partner Mark Ballas danced the jive to “Hey Hey We’re the Monkees” while wearing gorilla suits on “Dancing with the Stars.” And before you point out that gorillas are apes, not monkeys: don’t bother. That’s adding a layer of intellect and analysis that this doesn’t at all deserve.
But I will give “Dancing with the Stars” a tiny amount of credit: this is so unrepentantly hokey and stupid that it’s almost clever. I mean, making the daughter of a controversial political figure dance around in a gorilla suit is almost humiliating and degrading enough to be brilliant. The missing element it needs to elevate it to artistic perfection is Nicolas Cage in a bear suit running onto the stage and punching Bristol in the face.
[top video via Best Week Ever]