Cat says last night's performances were "astonishing." I don't know about that. I liked them, for the most part, but I wouldn't describe myself as astonished by them. The statue one was cool, but that Broadway number was exactly what you expect to see from Jess in a Tyce DiOrio routine.
The opening group number involves weird black outfits and a lot of canes. And I think I heard the sound effects from when Pac-Man dies. Each individual moment looks pretty cool, I guess, but there's not much actual dancing involved, in my opinion. Oh! But it turns out to have been choreographed by my beloved Sonya Tayeh, so now I love it. I'm fickle!
Megan "Mrs. Ron Swanson" Mullally is back for another night, which pleases me. I saw her in the musical version of Young Frankenstein and she was the best part. Well, after the awesome sets.
Nigel insists on telling us about National Dance Day, which will be on July 30, well after I will have become sick of the entire concept. Frankly, he lost me at "flash mobs for charity." In more exciting news, I'm going to get to recap a new Lady Gaga video later. I can't even imagine. To whet everyone's appetite, there's a picture of Lady Gaga grabbing Nigel's butt.
Enough fun; it's time to crush some dreams. The first three couples are: Melanie and Marko (that awesome statue routine), Missy and Wadi (the Pandora's Box thing, where Missy had to kind of sit still during the free-running portion), and Iveta and Nick (the Mary-pleasing quickstep). Melanie and Marko are declared safe right away, before the other couples even get introduced. Missy and Wadi are also safe. And then, jarringly quickly, so are Iveta and Nick. Everyone's safe! Hooray!
During the commercials, there's an ad for the Jim Carrey movie Mr. Popper's Penguins. I only bring this up because I saw a trailer for it in a theater last weekend, and here's what I've noticed: in the trailer, the penguin on the far left falls down at the end. In the commercial, it's the second one from the end. Do you realize how many meetings they had to have before someone made that change?