We’re not usually interested in Dancing With The Stars, but we were enthused when Bill Nye went on the show for a routine set to the Weird Science theme. This needs to exist if for no other reason than glorious GIFs like this:
Yes, ABC, this will suffice.
Last night, Nye’s second dance routine took a dusty-haired Beethoven and introduced him to a woman he couldn’t resist, set to Beethoven’s 5th Symphony (video below). Bill Nye did well enough, and his dance partner Tyne Stecklein was killing it.
However, this being a reality-ish competition on network television, there were plenty of other things about the production that made this 4-minute video difficult to sit through. Which can only mean one thing. It’s time to play a game called Count The Number Of Douche Chills™, in which we catalog the cringeworthy moments of an overproduced mass entertainment product:
Placing supposed Mensa members (who look like day players) in the audience?
And they’re wearing lab coats?
Making a joke about smart people having bad fashion sense for wearing what the wardrobe department put them in?
Quick-cut editing that presupposes we have the attention span of crack-addled ferrets?
An overly-animated judge exaggerating his accent while trilling, “a ferocious and fearsome maestro”?
Check and check.