Kayla stayed on the Tamale Train, but Jonathan and Karla render Mary speechless
Phillip Chbeeb and Jeanine Mason of 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Phillip and Jeanine
Monkeys As Critics' Verdict: Flame out
Not-so-fun facts: Phillip is a science nerd who likes reptiles, Jeanine has a teddy bear named Spanky. Even though Phillip looked like he was having a root canal through most of this number, I thought Jeanine delivered some hot tango attitude. But it seemed like the judges couldn’t keep their eyes off Phillip, which is easy to understand due to the grimacing and the wincing and the generally appearing to be suffering an aneurysm thing. The best part of this routine honestly wasn’t the dancing, but the critique. After Lil ’C reprimanded Phillip for having bent knees all through the dance, Mary could not remain silent and had to tell the King of Crunk that, hey doofus, it’s a friggin’ tango, his knees are SUPPOSED to be bent. The only thing Mary could have done that would have been more embarrassing would have been pulling Lil ’C into her lap, yanking down his pants and swatting his bare butt on national television, but I have to hand it to the guy, he totally copped to his f-up. Of course, I’m sure this means all future commentary from the guy will be totally freaky and unintelligible as he won’t want to say jack about concrete things like technique, but hey, that’s the fun of this show. Mary gave the dancers an A+ for attitude, but a C- for technique, while Nigel pointed out that Phillip shouldn’t act like he’s smelling a fart whenever he does a lift. Which is, really, quite good advice.