Monday, December 13, 2010

Why the girl's a superfreak

Old re-runs of Ally McBeal have been on heavy rotation in my Netflix queue, lately. Can I help it if I love everything about that show? A show where people spontaneously break into song and dance, long before Glee came along and made televised musical numbers socially acceptable. Plus, oh, the sweeping views of Boston, and every time the red line train sweeps over the Charles River in the opening scenes, my heart goes aflutter with nostalgia. Ally's downtown office building that is not unlike my old downtown office building, except for, you know, the corner office views and unisex bathroom antics. Plus, it's hard to ignore the obvious: the maladroit and perpetually lovelorn thirty-something stumbling through life, searching for happiness. 

And then every once in a while, there's a moment of ultimate recognition, of seeing yourself from the outside, and it's not always a pleasant sight. It's times like these when I'm reminded again of why it is that skinny people should never, ever dance:

9 comments:

  1. I love Ally McBeal so much. I am addicted to it and I only just found it...which intensifies my addiction.

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  2. I so, so needed to see that today!

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  3. I love ally. She just cracks me up ... I really miss that show. And now I wish I lived in the US just so I could have net flix.

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  4. Haha... Love it. I need to rewatch that show.

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  5. I gotta be honest here. I don't think, at least in Ally McBeal's case, skinny was the biggest issue.

    I've never seen you dance, however, and I do form my opinions on a case-by-case basis. Although I'm guessing you probably won't favor us with a dance clip I'm going to assume you must possess more natural funk than Ms. McBeal. You just HAVE to. It's not possible to have less.

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  6. I thought her dancing looked fun. Also, I would like to have sex with a stranger in a car wash.

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  7. Best show ever! Thanks for posting that clip and making my day (it's 8:30 in Paris and I have a long shitty day of work ahead, so I needed the laugh).

    My favourite part of Ally McBeal was always John who, when he was startled or afraid, would emit a high-pitched scream. I think one episode he even took a spill off a bar stool following said scream.

    I'll never get bored watching past episodes...and skinny people CAN dance, and should :)

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  8. Although never a huge fan of the show, I have to say that was a fine clip! What a great song to dance to. Like the little awkward girl in Little Miss Sunshine!

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  9. I love and miss Ally McBeal so much.

    Skinny people can do anything -- even dance -- and they look good.

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