As 18 to 35-year olds with liberal arts degrees, low-paying gigs, and strong stomachs for celebrity train wrecks, we caught part of Dancing With the Stars earlier this week and realized the ABC reality competition show is way out of touch with our alt demographic.
Surely we're not the only plaid-laden, horn-rimmed-glasses-wearing chubsters watching Dancing with the Stars. Plenty of alts kick it mainstream with grandma and grandpa on Monday nights. We judge D-listers' foxtrots and watch Bruno Tonioli make washed-up celebrities feel totally awkward. Spending time with old folks is fun.
But damn, DWTS, we'd love to see at least one culturally relevant, hipster-friendly "star" on the show. Hell, we'll even pitch a few names for y'all to consider. Check out our Dancing With the Stars Alt Celebrity Wish List after the jump.
Kermit and Miss Piggy
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We're not sure DWTS allows frogs in the competition, but we're pretty sure they'll let a pig dance, right Kirstie Alley? Check out the video of Kermit and Miss Piggy dancing to a little Jigga Man in New Orleans, and see for yourself why both should be on next year's show.
Thom Yorke of Radiohead
Ever seen Thom Yorke dance? The dude's got serious moves, and the greatest lazy eye in the history of birth defects. Just polish his moves a bit, and he'd be great for DWTS.