Friday, June 17, 2005


And this is why. Slate's Dana Stevens reviews that ABC undesperate unhousewife summer hit, "Dancing With The Stars"--teaming B-list celebs (like the silver-haired, black-browed O'Hurley ) with A+ professional ballroom dancers to learn a tough dance to win a...trophy?

My own personal pick to win DWTS's no-doubt dinky trophy in this first six-episode run: John O'Hurley, Seinfeld's J. Peterman, who navigates the show's lurid magenta dance floor with Shatnerian aplomb. O'Hurley seems to have a healthy sense of his own ridiculousness, and he also evinces a gentlemanly affection for his pro partner, the Danish dance champ Charlotte Jorgenson. As they stand around backstage waiting for the judge's ratings or the results from the impossibly complicated audience-voting system, O'Hurley likes to give Jorgenson's upper arms a comforting little rub, as if protecting her from a chill.

Note to self: time to switch to TypePad. The Imaginary Boyfriend category doth grow huge.


At 9:50 AM, Blogger The Scarlett said...

Hi Martha (found you via the superfantastic Manolo). Did you know that John O'Hurley is now a part owner of the J. Peterman Company?

At 8:22 PM, Blogger Martha said...

I did, thanks, The Scarlett. Just as delightful as O'Hurley being part owner of J. Peterman is the fact that Amy Bloom, one of my favorite writers, wrote some of the catalog copy!

May the Manolo always be your guide!


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