Saturday, 21 February 2009

Let’s Dance for Comic Relief: Week One

I missed the start so I’m wondering who these men are dancing to what I’m guessing is High School Musical (Matt can’t stand it, so I haven’t had to see it). Full of energy; the younger bloke is really good! Ah - they’re Eastenders! Nice judges - Anton Du Beke, Emma Bunton and Michael McIntyre, who makes me laugh just looking at him and specially with his Bruno impression! Biggins and Nikki Chapman and a very pedestrian ‘You’re The One That I Want’ - as Michael says:” Why dance when you can walk ...to Let’s Walk/Private Walker ...or take part in Strictly Come Walking!” Robert Webb’s doing Flashdance and I’m LOL already: “I’m living the dream of a professional welder” and LOL all the way through - ‘What a Feeling’ …he must have in that leotard. The Chefs - only two of whom look vaguely familiar - could Gordon, Anthony, James etc not be persuaded? They’re recreating ‘Thriller’ and some have really got it going on, others are dreadful. Good overall effect. Les Dennis is John Travolta …’s dad. ‘You Should Be Dancing’, well, he’s having a go and the ending with all the dancers was pretty in sync. Dick and Dom! Oh, goodness, what are they going to do? The Blues Brothers ‘Shake Your Tail Feather’ - cool! Well, I say that now, they haven’t started yet. Actually, it’s pretty good - little Dom particularly. Flashdance and The Blues Brothers get a vote each from me, although if I had to choose just one it would be Robert. The Saturdays Just Can’t Get Enough doing a very passable impression of a female Village People. Now you see, the original of this was an 80s classic that Dancing on Ice could have used! Ooh, Billy Elliott - Electricity. Nah, preferred Robert’s welding. Steve Jones is very similar to Gethin isn’t he? Except a bit taller and less charming. Before the result, can I just say - this is for Comic Relief ok, it’s not a serious dance competition, in case anyone's thinking of complaining if the worst one goes through! Straight through: Robert! Yay! Judges to choose between Dick and Dom and the Eastenders. Anton has casting vote and it’s Dick and Dom - the studio audience are booing; that’s a new experience for Anton! We’re treated to the full length video of ‘(Barry)Islands in the Stream’ before they let the balloons loose.

Now then, in the week leading up to comic relief I’m going to do a ‘Scenes you’d like to see… worst records in the world ever.’ For example - Mouldy Old Dough by the Fabulous Baker Boys, The Beast is Yet to Come or Wake Me Up Before You Poo Poo. Got the idea? I’m telling you this because, pauper though I am, if I can get a hundred comments adding a song of their own (by different people) to that post, I’ll double my donation. So that’ll only take it to £20 but, like they say, every little helps! Thinking caps on people, you have two weeks!

3 comments:

Trisha xx said...

I was convulsed with laughter at Robert Webb's Flashdance (not to mention being ever so slightly slightly jealous of his slim knees...) next week's contestants have got a tall order to produce something funnier. The kids are rooting for Dick and Dom (no suprise there) and now I'm trying to think of songs..... 'Lady Chutney', the disco classic 'bogie nights'...and what was that Pretenders song, 'ass in bucket'?....

foxy said...

I can honestly say Robert Webbs performance is the most extraordinary thing I have ever seen! And that includes John Sergeants Paso! Lol :o)

Jaye said...

Looks like we're all agreed re this then! I can't imagine Robert Webb now without that wig. :)

Love those songs Trish - I'd got Blame it on the Bogie! Lady Chutney and Ass in Bucket are inspired!