“I’ve never had so much fun in my life,’’ said Mark Cuban after his “Dancing With The Stars’’ debut on Tuesday. “That was a blast.’’
And you know what? If TV guilty pleasures are your thing. … this is going to be kinda fun.
The Mavs’ fun-craving owner and slinky professional partner Kym Johnson did the fox trot (whatever that is) to Roger Miller’s old "King of the Road." Cuban – singing along and leaving his tongue hanging out – managed a 21 score from the persnickety judges. That figures to keep Cuban in the competition for another week; fan voting will decide that, with results to be revealed Wednesday night on the ABC series). … meaning he’ll get to do the mambo (whatever that is) to a Whitney Houston song.
Cuban wore a brown tuxedo with red patches, a sort of hobo homage. He mixed in a heel click, moved with grace well in excess of Shawn Bradley-level, and seemed very willing to fill the show’s “lovable goofball’’ role.
Scoring leaders include Indy 500 champ Helio Castroneves (25) and Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan (26).
On the one hand, Cuban might’ve scored higher had he stuck with convention.
The lady judge (a poor man’s Paula Abdul) told him to “keep (your tongue) in your mouth.’’
The effeminate judge with an accent (a poor man’s Simon Cowell) said Cuban is a "bouncing bionic billionaire.’’ “Bionic’’ might be a stretch, but Cuban did recently undergo hip-replacement surgery, and showed off his scar and talked of the rod in his leg to prove it.
Which brings up the other hand: When Cuban and Ms. Johnson engaged in some PG-17 “rod’’ talk, it was just the sort of stuff that might get the viewing audience all revved up. So while the judges want technical excellence, the voting audience might just like some fun.
... written by Patrick in Valley Ranch , September 26, 2007
Cuban saw so much of the "Life goes on" show starring the 'lovable' Corky, the tardo with his tongue hanging out of his mouth. Hey, I think Corky Cuban is the first bilionaire retard (based on his dancing anyway).