One of the things I like most about Dancing With the Stars is that it's not quite as humiliating as certain other celebrity (or, "celebrity") competition shows. It has a big audience, for one thing, and in general, it's a light-hearted, good-humored kind of show, as opposed to being slightly sad and uncomfortable to watch.
Also, the show gets some pretty funny people to participate, and I'm always impressed with the celebs that are game for learning these dances and dressing in hilarious outfits. The latest rumored contestant from a definitively non-sequin-costumed world? Our former Vice President, Dan Quayle. He's rumored to be one of the possible next contestants, but we won't know for certain until the announcement on Good Morning America.
In the acting world, I think it would be very funny to see some dramatic actors take the DWTS stage, like Michael Emerson (a.k.a. the creeptastic Ben) from Lost, or perhaps the not totally dramatic James Spader. Some of the most interesting contestants to watch on the show have been athletes, like NFL's Man of the Year Jason Taylor and, of course, Kristi Yamaguchi. The politician angle with Quayle brings the hilarity to a whole new level. What other politicos would you like to see bumble and two-step their way through a season of DWTS?
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