Hi guys. I’m Bethany, and I’m pinch-recapping this week for our beloved Andy, who is frolicking around Canada wearing a mountaineer hat, drinking syrup, and saying “eh” and “aboot.” We’re all very jealous.
For this pinch-recap, I’ve decided to do it stream-of-consciousness style. This is partly because I just read Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, which you should totally read, and I’ve been inspired to try and write like her (meaning be more truthful about the things that I think in my brain but that I don’t necessarily say for fear of judgment.) and partly because I’ve decided SYTYCD is the perfect show to do a stream-of-consciousness style review.
Ready? OKAY! *cheerleader clap*
Cat Deeley looks less orange this week!
This opening number with the fans and the broken angles has to be Mandy Moore (not the singer/actress/voice of Rapunzel in Tangled/wife of Ryan Adams). Because the music sucks. But maybe it’s Sonya. There are a lot of cabrioles happening, which makes me think it’s Mandy. And also the terrible music. And use of fans as props. But does Mandy do group routines?
Also, I feel like you should all know that there’s something about Will that makes me want to punch him in the face.
What is this weird dove-like hand symbol thing they all keep doing in their intros? Should I know this? Are they a dancing gang? Like in West Side Story? If so, where the fuck is the other gang for them to dance rumble against? I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THIS NAPOLEON DYNAMITE LOOKING HAND SYMBOL MEANS. I’m sure Nigel will tell me and that will make it immediately less interesting to me since he is an enormous twat.
CHOREOGRAPHED BY PETER CHI. HE IS NEW. THIS IS WHY I WAS SO CONFUSED.
Oh they brought back the orange background. Now Cat is the same color as it. Lighting is so tricky like that.
OMG JESSE TYLER FERGUSON IS THE GUEST JUDGE AND HE IS WEARING A BOW TIE. I saw him in Shakespeare in the Park’s The Merchant of Venice two years ago, but I didn’t really appreciate it then because I was totally in awe of how short Al Pacino is and couldn’t really pay attention to anything else. As for bow ties, I am a general enthusiast of them.
Cat Deeley totally just did the “ever ever ever” thing from this Kate Nash song.
So, since we’re in the Top 8 these days, the dancers have to dance a solo and a piece with an all-star. DOUBLE TIME, BITCHES.
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