Welcome back to So You Think You Can Danica, where even though your favourite dance competition show is off the air, Danica and Devin are still slinging those sweet dance burgers. (Sorry, we ate some delicious burgers before recording and we’re still thinking about them.)
On this month’s episode we get together to discuss the first great Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire picture, 1934’s The Gay Divorcée. Join us as we discuss: the terrible fate of our collective oxen; how bad we are at watching things on the PVR; the coming global superpocalypse; the fantasticness of Edward Everett Horton; the dangers of boats and ocean travel in general; sexy punctuation; Guy Holden: Serial Harasser; how the first minutes of The Gay Divorcée is actually a horror-thriller about a rich American woman’s trip to England; the surprise appearance of Betty Grable in “Let’s K-nock K-nees;” how we as a society need a movie about the exciting and scandalous past life of Aunt Hortense; the Unbearable Unfortunateness of Tonetti; Ginger Rogers unfortunate ruffles; the crown jewel in the movie, “Night and Day;” Christopher Nolan’s gritty reboot of The Gay Divorcée; how “The Continental” is overlong but catchy (Devin’s note — and also a really filthy Prince song); and a surprise appearance by Devin’s neighbor the carpentry enthusiast.
We’ll see you again in December, with our thoughts on a holiday dance classic!
Just when you thought we had forgotten about you, So You Think You Can Danica is back! Yes, it’s spooky movie season so of course your intrepid hosts Danica and Devin are back with an episode about one of the scariest movies they have ever seen: Step Up. (It’s terrifying how little dancing there is!)
Starring future superstar Channing Tatum and future SYTYCD judge Jenna Dewan, Step Up is a mess of a movie that is missing approximately five or six good dance numbers. Join Danica & Devin for a discussion of: troves (both treasure-style and regular), Channing Tatum’s confusing anatomy, the similarities between the Step Up and Assassin’s Cred franchises, Touchstone Pictures (who last distributed a movie in 2016), night court, how Step Up is more of a fantasy movie than a dance movie, the Great Cardigan Incident of 2004, the Step-Up/The Wire cinematic universe, the amazing cast of She’s All That, the importance of teen mental health, and early 2000s Canadian teen television shows.
We’ll see you again in November with a dance movie from classic Hollywood!
Last week saw the finale of Season Fifteen of So You Think You Can Dance, and your friends Danica and Devin watched it almost live! Day-of, anyhow, which is a rarity for them. In the latest episode of So You Think You Can Danica, your excited hosts get into the nitty gritty of the last show of the season. And also get a little silly. In this episode, Danica and Devin talk about dance interns, the G-rated activities that professional dancers get up to in their spare time, department store tourism, stellar tap routines, the Creative Arts Emmys, John Legend’s EGOT, a call to action for the proletariat, Dustin’s awesome smiling face, and their hopes and dreams for next season (which is surely coming, right? RIGHT?).
Also, in case you didn’t know: in the SYTYCDanica off-season we’re going to be reviewing dance movies! From Ginger Rogers to Channing Tatum to Hrithik Roshan to Cyd Charisse, we’re going to discuss great moments of dance on film and also veer wildly off into a variety of other tangents. So please tell us about your favourite dance movies; we’d appreciate any and all suggestions!
Last week we all watched the Top Four Episode of SYTYCD, and hopefully it got you as jazzed as it got Danica & Devin. Your hosts were pleasantly surprised with the Penultimate Pre-Finale, which featured a number of fantastic routines. Heck, even our least-favourite dancer acquitted themselves adequately. On the seventh episode of So You Think You Can Danica
your fearless hosts discuss a number of topics, including: the ascension of Genessy, giving credit when credit is due, detachable ponytails, Piaget’s developmental theories about conservation of volume, motivational workplace rhymes, Sabrina The Teenage Witch
, celebrity baby names, the difference between cover bands and tribute bands, our show’s new producer, plans for Finale Night, and a brief moment of human emotions. And of course, we talk about our choices for who’s going to take the number one spot. Plus: news about the future of the podcast! SYTYCD might be going away for the season, but SYTYCDanica isn’t going anywhere.
For Finale Night Tweeting Purposes:
Did you emotionally survive the Top 6? Because we’re not going to lie to you, dear listeners: the SYTYCD Top 6 episode has taken an emotional toll on your intrepid hosts. And talking it out in the most recent So You Think You Can Danica is what’s getting us through it. So join Danica & Devin as they talk about how to process grief, the return of Robert (and the rest of the All Stars we guess), controversial Kiki opinions, surprise comic recommendations, Dance Buds (TM), impromptu stunts, All Stars showing their choreography chops, New Movie Recommendations, and possibly the most important routine in SYTYCD history. Also, because we have to, the results, and our dream Top Four dancers compared to what we ended up with. Please, friends. Explain this outcome to us.
Masks! Harnesses! Ropes! Frying pans! The fifth episode of So You Think You Can Danica is really spicing it up. In this episode, Devin R Bruce & Danica LeBlanc discuss the most impressive moments of the Top Eight Live Show. Join your hosts as they discuss the need for actual judge critiques, the movie Clue, the first SYTYCDanica disagreement of the season, the Dick Tracy aesthetic, Danica’s Luther Brown renaissance, Stephen Stills’ terrible relationship advice, and their thoughts on this week’s eliminations. Plus, three different fire trucks go by in the background! It’s a tickle trunk full of dance analysis and good times.
SYTYCDanica’s theme music is “You Can Dance?” by Steve Combs.
Just in time to catch up before tonight’s live episode, So You Think You Can Danica is back (in Pog form). In the fourth episode of SYTYCDanica your intrepid hosts gather together to watch the Top Ten one last time and to say goodbye to the first eliminated contestants of the season. This episode features a dizzying cornucopia of dance styles and some of Danica & Devin’s favourite choreographers to help us get over the sadness that is elimination. This episode listen to your intrepid hosts talk about: Cat Deely’s relative fashion fabulousness, Devin’s new Halloween costume idea, the sad lack of Canadian dates on the Season 15 live tour, Jensen’s sad manatee impression, Nigel’s inability to talk honestly about his own feelings, Danica’s name for Devin’s new tribute band, the contestants’ trophy obsessions, and of course, national treasure Sean Cheeseman. Plus, the first eliminations of the year! It’s just another week on So You Think You Can Danica!
SYTYCDanica’s theme music is “You Can Dance?” by Steve Combs.