Margaret Cho is the next to dance. I have mixed feelings about Margaret Cho. On the one hand, I like to support female comics, and I enjoy most of her comedy from the early to mid '90s. On the other hand, she's kind of a try hard. Ooh, look, I have tattoos and I'm in an open marriage! I talk openly about my sexual peccadillos! Aren't you shocked? No, I'm bored. Moving on. Also, her mom imitation is getting old. Anyway, she's partnered with Louis, and she quickly finds out that she's not graceful. But she's going for it.
So here's what happened. Louis obviously realized that it wasn't going to be good, so they went for funny. And it was all kind of awkward. I couldn't figure out in the first half why Margaret had this sneer on her face, but I think she was going for fierce. Halfway through, she grabbed her scarf and it turned into a flowing cape, which was kind of dramatic. But then they did a bit where it got wrapped around her head and Louis had to rescue her. And then at the end she "falls down" and has a hard time getting back up. Boo. I'm disappointed. I wish she had just danced it straight. She wasn't THAT bad in the opening, and I know that she could ham it up and nail the performance aspect without the comedy. It was all a little too broad for my tastes, but what did the judges think? Bruno speaks for all of us when he yells, "What the hell was that?" He tells her she pushed it too far too soon and she should have just danced. Carrie Ann has to ask her if all the mistakes were on purpose, and Margaret says that they were. Carrie Ann wasn't a fan. Len was encouraged by the beginning, and he thinks the waltz is an inappropriate place for the comedy. I agree wholeheartedly. Scores: Carrie Ann 5, Len 5, and Bruno 5. That was generous. I feel a little bad for Margaret when she explains that she thought it was obviously a joke because of how ridiculous the cape thing was. She must not have seen the show much; I've seen much more ridiculous things passed off with straight faces.