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Monday, November 5, 2007

Calling All Brits and/or Contemporary Anglophiles

posted by on November 5 at 11:17 AM


Thanks to the international scope of the internet, I’ve come to learn that the UK version of Dancing with the Stars is entitled Strictly Come Dancing.

My question: What the hell does that mean?

Did they hope to name the show Strictly Ballroom but got legal threats from Baz Luhrman?

Or did they want to name it “Come Dancing” and got legal threats from Ray Davies?

Either way, the result is unfortunately bukkake-flavored.

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Mmmmmm, bukkake-flavored... Specialty Jones Soda in the making?

Posted by Aislinn | November 5, 2007 11:21 AM

As usual, it's an elaborate and snide joke on Johnny Foreigner.

Posted by Greg | November 5, 2007 11:25 AM

You wouldn't understand...

Posted by BillyBob | November 5, 2007 11:30 AM

Ohmigawd! Instant karma: "Come Dancing" by the Kinks just came up on shuffle on my Ipod. Weird!

Posted by BillyBob | November 5, 2007 11:33 AM

@4: Not karma. Synchronicity.

Posted by Aislinn | November 5, 2007 11:40 AM

Cum Dancing would have been a better title and more fun to watch.

Posted by Just Me | November 5, 2007 11:51 AM


Posted by Hal | November 5, 2007 11:55 AM

Aww, c'mon! Julian Clary was absolutely adorable on this show. Especially the bits where they were trying to get him to butch up for the tango...

The title is a combination of "Strictly Ballroom," from the movie, and "Come Dancing," because it's part of a long Come Dancing series.

Posted by wench | November 5, 2007 12:06 PM

From the late 40's through to the late nineties there was a Ballroom Dancing
competition on the BBC called "Come Dancing" which featured professional ballroom dancers rather than celebrities.
The newer celebrity version is now "Strictly Come Dancing".

Obviously dates from an age when gay meant happy and come wasn't cum.

Posted by Frank Black | November 5, 2007 12:06 PM

Popular schoolboy joke in Britain circa 1980:

Q: What's white and wriggles?

A: Come dancing.

Posted by Matthew | November 5, 2007 12:57 PM

julian clary is still around? dang...guess i've been away for a good minute.

Posted by Jiberish | November 5, 2007 2:01 PM

Speaking of '80s schoolboy jokes: You know what's grosser than jelly on Brenda?

Posted by Come On Eileen | November 5, 2007 2:35 PM

Re: #12

I don't know:What is grosser than Jelly on Brenda?

Posted by Malcolm in Sydney | November 5, 2007 4:43 PM

I got it.

Posted by Malcolm in Sydney | November 5, 2007 4:48 PM

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