Chris Jericho is too funny. Once again, his writing style has me wanting more. I love his positive attitude as well. I don’t know how Donny Osmond could say Chris has a big ego? That’s not the way I see him. Anyway, read below for the milestone he hit with Len Goodman this week and how this past week’s dance on Dancing With The Stars made him feel. More at TV Squad.
Bigfoot. The Loch Ness Monster. The Holy Grail.
All of them are unsolved mysteries that have been studied and pursued for centuries. Yet none of them are as evasive or mythical as my personal ‘Dancing With the Stars’ White Whale: scoring an eight from Len Goodman.
My quest for the elusive eight started after week two, when Len awarded me the first of three successive sevens in the competition. It seemed no matter what I did or what Len thought of my dances, he always gave me the same score.
While a seven is nothing to sneeze at, I was really getting sick of that number. I mean, what is a seven anyway? Two stupid lines stitched together at an angle that makes it look like an upside-down nose?
Three sevens is great for a hand of blackjack or if you’re playing the slots in Reno, but it’s merely an above average score on ‘DWTS.’ And I’ve never wanted to be just “above average” in my life. If I ever was, I certainly wasn’t too damn happy about it.
Do you think Wayne Gretzky wanted to be an “above average” hockey player when he scored 215 points in a season? Do you think Eddie Van Halen wanted to be an “above average” guitar player when he wrote ‘Eruption’? Do you think The Situation wanted to be an “above average” comedian when he did the Donald Trump roast? OK, bad example, but you get my point. If you think I joined ‘DWTS’ because I wanted to be “above average” then you’re more out of the game than Manny Ramirez.
I joined with the intention of winning … or at least giving it my best shot. And being in the middle of the pack was not going to get that job done. So I decided after last week’s paso doble that I was really going to work hard on getting that evanescent eight from Len.
I knew it wouldn’t be easy. There would be no free passes for me from any of the judges, most especially Mr. Goodman. And I didn’t want a free pass, I wanted to earn my keep. So partner Cheryl Burke and I worked harder than ever to put together a patriotic Viennese waltz that would take me out of mediocrity and to the top of the pack. With my waltz, I wanted to finish more lines than a Shakespearean actor and display more fluidity than the fountains at Caesars Palace.
Special Note: Don’t miss seeing Chris and Cheryl on The Ellen Show Monday. Here is a picture Ellen posted on Twitter. Should be fun!