Feb 06 2009

Dancing shows!

Published by at 3:00 am under I Don't Get It,Sucky TV,Why?!?

dancing with the stars

I simply refuse to believe there are more than 14 people watching all of these “dancing with some asshole” shows. There are at least 5 dancing shows on TV right now, probably more but I REFUSE to research it. How is it possible a single person wants to watch dancing? HOW (followed by violent punching of my keyboard)?

I could understand dancing shows being popular in the mid seventies when all those awesomely shitty variety shows ruled the airwaves but in the year 2009? I just don’t get it. How is it possible, when all of society is walking around like they are straight out of Compton, a show about d-list celebrities flitting around in glittery jumpsuits is a #1 show?

Our country acts so fucking macho all the time but these shows have such high ratings that there has to be more than a handful of good old boys secretly watching with a beer in hand and a jar of nacho cheese resting on their fat bellies. Does this cheese fly across the trailer when they stand up in a rage because Rocco DiSpirito gets voted off when Susan Lucci clearly deserves to be sent packing? Does a single tear fall to his Dale Earnhardt sleeveless t-shirt when Ian Ziering nails a flawless Viennese Waltz?

I relate to nothing.

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37 comments so far

37 comments to “Dancing shows!”

  1. Shant B L8on 06 Feb 2009 at 4:04 am

    The music is one of the most intolerable parts for me. So soulless it hurts my ears. Next comes the men’s costumes, also completely ridicules. I can’t sit through five minutes of it.

  2. Kieron Mooreon 06 Feb 2009 at 5:05 am

    i think its watched by fat people who one day dream of being able to move with the grace of a swan… but instead then need a walking stick to get out of bed

    we have about 3 on TV in uk… then have all of your crappy versions too… we dont even want our our so why the fuck would you sell us yours…

    Thank you very fucking much USA !!!!!

  3. CreatureofHabiton 06 Feb 2009 at 7:45 am

    ^^ @ Kieron ^^

    So, does that make 8 daning shows in the UK? Now that would really suck.

    I’m completely baffled by this. I thought there was 1 show, but 5? For fuck’s sake. Even just 1 is ridiculous, not to mention the fact that people are actually tripping over themselves to get on the show. Yikes.

    More reason to not watch broadcast telelvision. My life radius is getting smaller and smaller. I’m down to HBO and netflix. Soon, it will be unplugged and I will never leave my home. Talk about not relating!

  4. guilty noodleson 06 Feb 2009 at 7:56 am

    Holy crap, Kieron, LMAO.

    Um, Creature… I NEVER leave my home. HBO & SHO, with the occasional FX & 30 Rock. Wait, this may explain why I need a walking stick to get out of bed.

  5. Kieron Mooreon 06 Feb 2009 at 8:22 am

    there is only 2 main ones in the uk

    Stritctley come dancing & Dancing on ice (at least one person breaks a bone every year)

    then on the smaller cable channels thier are loads of others… the worst thing is i dont even know who these “celebraties” are…. i dont even know the ones on the uk shows… so why would i know american D list celebs

    the rage is building in me…. i think im going to go Postal

  6. rachelon 06 Feb 2009 at 10:22 am

    YJMML: you forgot to mention…what is worse is that it has made pseudo-celebrities out of those asshole judges! I HATE THEM.

  7. Sickhungon 06 Feb 2009 at 11:03 am

    You might as well have said you hate terrorists. Same thing.

  8. hodanon 06 Feb 2009 at 11:46 am

    never saw any of these shows. like porn and exercise channels, why bother watching when you can do it?

  9. SanFranon 06 Feb 2009 at 12:53 pm

    YJMML: Is that you, in the background, hunkered down in the box, in the top right corner of the photo? I THINK THAT’S YOU!

  10. You Just Made My List!on 06 Feb 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Hodan – WHOA, slow down cowboy. How dare you speak ill of porn!

    San Fran – I am actually one of the dancers, you can decide which one.

  11. Yours Trulyon 06 Feb 2009 at 5:24 pm

    @ YJMML: and you look just lovely. So graceful, too.

  12. hodanon 06 Feb 2009 at 6:00 pm

    sorry Listman. i forgot there are people who use porn as a substitute for not getting any…not pointing any fingers.

  13. You Just Made My List!on 06 Feb 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Hodan – there simply is no correlation between the amount you get and porn. There is a reason porn is a HUGE industry. Now you apologize to porn!

  14. SanFranon 06 Feb 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Hodan: I agree with Listman on this one… So, why don’t you put your fingers to better use than typing senseless comments which are just not true.

  15. hodanon 06 Feb 2009 at 7:31 pm

    aww now i fell bad… sorry porn.lol

  16. Christineon 06 Feb 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I have a theory that the past few years are exactly the same as the mid 70’s, with the rescission and the corresponding lame-ass dancing and variety shows and evil corporate consolidation. So, therefore, people are going to get fed up, and they will invent a new era of punk and early rap. And it will be great.

    At least that is my hope. Do not disillusion me. This is the last thing I’m holding onto in this shitty age

  17. You Just Made My List!on 06 Feb 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Christine – that’s actually really interesting. I will keep my fingers crossed!

  18. hodanon 06 Feb 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Christine: if this is the mid 70s redux then where are our Led Zep and the Who?

  19. YouJustMadeMyAnus!on 07 Feb 2009 at 11:00 am

    …Now you apologize to porn!””


  20. Christineon 07 Feb 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I’m sorry, Hodan, I hope Led Zep does not reappear. Although I’m okay with Quadrophenia-era Who. I’m a punk girl at heart.

    At my first college party I started making fun of the music and said “What is this Renaissance Faire crap?” Only to be told, in a cold voice, “It’s ‘Stairway to Heaven.” I never recovered socially.

  21. hodanon 07 Feb 2009 at 10:12 pm

    lol Christine, stairway to heaven is my least favorite Zeppelin song.

  22. annoyedon 08 Feb 2009 at 10:00 am

    ahh yes, dancing with the stars SUCKS and so does american idol.
    How about a new show… lets call it “SINGING WITH A GUITAR” or how about “THREE OR MORE CHORDS”or “SOLOING WITH A SIX STRING” ; man I could go on and on but these young people want it ALL RIGHT NOW.
    if you’ve ever played an instrument then you propably know it doesn’t work like that. Shit if you’ve ever played with YOURSELF you should know that shit, lol

  23. Munchieson 08 Feb 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Hodan: Nickelback and Hinder are clearly the new Zepplin and Who.

  24. hodanon 08 Feb 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Munchies, don’t even joke like that.

  25. Kiddaon 10 Feb 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Its one thing when they’re on tv and you can just change channel and watch something else, its another thing when they make front page news because someone leaves the show.

    As for dancing on ice, why watch people you barely recognise flail about on ice on telly when you can look out of the window right now and do the same. At least that way the people falling on there arses can see you laughing at them.

  26. A.G.on 08 Oct 2009 at 3:24 pm

    AND tom delay…how fing sad and desperate are these people?

  27. Joshon 27 Nov 2009 at 12:21 am

    Dancing With The Stars is bullshit. To a critical thinker this show is contrived, rigged and loaded with cheap sensationalism so that the naive, dim-bulb viewers who support the show can be in awe over all that bullshit. Don’t people value good TV shows anymore? This dancing shit and all of the other reality tripe out there is a winning formula for the dumbing down levels that todays TV producers are happily spoon feeding people nowadays.

  28. Stewol Harloon 10 Jan 2010 at 3:04 pm

    It is about time that the nation woke up to the fact that Dancing on Ice is SHITE, as are all these bloody brain dead shows. What possible intellectual information or value can this type of tripe deliver except providing a release for the brain dead masses who lap up this crap because is prevents there brains becoming to over burdened with the great evil called knowledge??
    What people fail to see is that these type of shows, perpetuated by the shallow single track brains of ITV so called management simply find work for sad, out of date ex 70’s sports people, retired pop stars and out of work bloody soap stars who got killed of last year in Eastenders. Then it finds more work for who ever presents This Morning crap so they can smile manically and bang on about how “tense the voting is” Tense?? TENSE?? The only tense thing out there is my bloody blood pressure as I wait for the most protracted 4 hour TV show to end, so we can switch over to 20th daily repeat of Eastenders or sodding Come Dine With Me. What do these show cost to make?? Next to nothing thats why they get made! Old TV shows required scripting, imagination and intelligence to create, actors to portray believable characters.


    We could just put a bunch of tossers in a house for 6 months and watch them be prats and make a fortune out of TV voting and bloody advertising junk food to make our kids even fatter so they can’t go out and play because of the phantom pedo, so they just stay at home and gorp at the TV junk.

    I really hate TV at the moment, the human race could benefit from it though,its the greatest mass learning and teaching device ever made until the Net came out. And what is it used for??? Loraine Kelly and fucking annoying love of shoes and fashion.

  29. Stewol Harloon 10 Jan 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Oh and another thing!!!



  30. Mikeon 04 Sep 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I’d rather stab my eyes out and pour hydrochloric acid in the holes than be subjected to watching even five minutes worth of this show, or any of the other “talent” shows that the major networks seem to shit out of their corporate bowels every odd week or so.

    In this case, I cannot fathom the kind of mind that actually enjoys watching failed celebrities, with all the personality and depth of a truckload of still born fetuses, prance around like sexually deviant fairies for no noteworthy reasons whatsoever.


    Seriously, fuck your face.


  31. Arvin Heater specialiston 08 Sep 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Gay men are ardent fans of shit dance shows; though women are still the highest viewing audience of these shit programs. TV sucks as it never sucked before. The networks produce this shit because it’s cheap and the ever dumbing TV viewer accepts this shit as nightly entertainment. Cable TV is now fucked with 70% fake reality bullshit dominant on so many cable networks. Where will it end? Until people stop watching this shit it will remain, spread, and reach a point of being incurable. CBS, NBC and ABC have been fucked up for years, and now virtually all of cable is too. How about we just throw away our frigging boob tubes?!

  32. Ronon 09 Sep 2010 at 2:48 am

    Get this: I read that one of child molester Michael Jackson’s favorite TV shows was Dancing With the Stars. What did Michael Jackson love served on warm moist buns? 12 year old wieners.

  33. Salon 13 Apr 2011 at 1:42 am

    Just chiming in with the rest of you..I hate Dancing With The Stars, it’s taking up way too much air time. First it was Jamie Oliver and next Dancing With The Stars. Unbelievable. Nothing to watch. Id rather have watched No Ordinary Family! I don’t get a lot of channels so I’m off to read a book.

  34. Lars Inglessenon 11 Aug 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Solution = Throw t.v. out the window!

  35. Belleon 21 Sep 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Ron, I hate this show, but leave Michael Jackson out of this.and lesson to you .dont believe everything you read…

  36. Joeyon 19 Apr 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I think “Dancing With The Stars” is a bunch of crap! Just one big diarrhea mess!

  37. Aon 02 Oct 2012 at 8:41 pm

    If you are going to have a dancing show based on dancing… And base your scores on technique- Then how on earth can it be a popularity contest?