Suicide Squad as a Waltz?!?

I watch Dancing With the Stars for two reasons — first, it’s something my mother and I can share talking about, which is nice, and second, I used to dance. (Competed internationally once in college.) Most of the “stars” aren’t really celebrities — heck, I haven’t heard of more than half of them each season — but they do all kinds of interesting costuming and scoring for theme nights.

Last night, of course, was Halloween, so there was a nifty Beetlejuice-themed cha-cha and a jazz number to “Little Shop of Horrors”… but the one that really caught my eye was a waltz, set to “You Don’t Own Me”, with a Suicide Squad theme.

James Hinchcliffe and Jenna Johnson on Dancing With the Stars

James Hinchcliffe and Jenna Johnson on Dancing With the Stars

That’s unusual because Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC, a Disney company (which is why many seasons have a young person who’s worked on their kid TV shows). While they have a Disney night each season, I don’t recall seeing many other companies’ characters. Warner Bros., in particular, who owns DC and the Suicide Squad movie, is a big competitor.

Anyway, here’s James Hinchcliffe, a race car driver who is one of the best celebrity dancers they’ve had, as the Joker with Jenna Johnson as Harley Quinn. She wasn’t even his regular partner; Sharna Burgess had a knee injury that kept her from dancing. (Ignore the erroneous caption.) I like the synchronized arm movements at the end!



4 comments

  • David Oakes

    I guess they couldn’t get the rights to Tom Leher’s “The Masochism Tango”…

  • Ali T Kokmen

    “While they have a Disney night each season, I don’t recall seeing many other companies’ characters. Warner Bros., in particular, who owns DC and the Suicide Squad movie, is a big competitor.”

    They’ve done Game-of-Thrones themed dances a coupla times over the years–once earlier this season even–and I recall a Harry Potter-theme dance awhile back, and both of those are as high-profile Time Warner/HBO properties as you could name.

    DWTS obviously won’t pass up opportunities for synergy with other Disney properties, but they’re obviously not averse to going beyond their own content for a number here or there.

  • Thanks for the reminder. I had forgotten those because I didn’t care about the source material. :)

  • Ali T. Kokmen

    D’oh! How could I have forgotten Alfonso Ribeiro’s epic Batman DWTS dance from a few seasons back?

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x299f45_alfonso-ribeiro-witney-cha-cha-dwts-19-week-8_people

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