'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Debbie Does 'Dance'

Among other things So You Think You Can Dance has going for it this season, the show is now two for two for former stars of Will & Grace serving as guest judges. True, last night's judge, Debbie Reynolds (who played Grace's mother), had a touch less screen time on the NBC sitcom than last week's judge Megan Mullally, but, still, if this means we can expect Sean Hayes, Bobby Cannavale, Harry Connick Jr., John Cleese, and/or Molly Shannon to appear to Mary Murphy's left this season, it is a trend I can endorse wholeheartedly.

I mean, really. Can you think of a guest judge on SYTYCD who has been more delightfully daffy than Debbie Reynolds was last night? Introduced by Cat Deeley -- who appeared to be wearing Tweety Bird couture -- as nothing less than Hollywood royalty, Reynolds was like the great aunt who is unfailingly coming from or going to a hair appointment, never keeps her hip flask farther than arms reach, and is the best thing about Thanksgiving every year. She was dress in head-to-toe mauve. She always seemed to be applauding with tiny, tiny, tiny claps whenever she wasn't speaking. She pretty much made every critique about her in one way or another, and bless her for it. I want to take her home with me so she can hold court in my kitchen at parties about how much of a tyrant Gene Kelly was while rehearsing for Singin' in the Rain. (I'd say it was worth it.) Read More...



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