LOS ANGELES, CAL — Shortly after announcing notorious ‘Tiger King’ star Carole Baskin would be one of the celebrities competing on Dancing with the Stars, producers also gave some insight on what Team Baskin’s routines might look like.
“We don’t want to give away too much,” DWTS producers said, “but they are working on a famous Jennifer Beals movie scene with a little bit of Tiger King flair. You don’t want to miss it!”
Producers seem to be implying that one of Team Baskin’s routines will include recreating the most iconic scene from the movie Flashdance, starring Jennifer Beals as Alex Owens, a steel mill worker and aspiring dancer who – at least to the audience’s knowledge – hasn’t killed anyone by feeding them to large animals. The movie’s most memorable moment is a scene of Beals dancing in a strip club where she pulls a chain, dumping water on her whilst outstretched on a chair. Anonymous sources close to production reported that instead of water, Team Baskin’s version will be with sardine oil.
“Just like everything else these days, it’s going to be as tasteless and over-the-top as possible,” the producers added. “We think it’s what people have come to expect from Dancing With The Stars.”
Producers took heat in the previous season for inviting former Trump Administration press secretary Sean Spicer on the show as a contestant.
“We know, we know,” producers said. “It seems like we are getting more and more desperate for attention and ratings during the pandemic. But the reason for that is, we are! We are so desperate. Just think of our show as a scared, cornered tiger on its last legs, and this is how we are reacting.”
La Crosse Times Staff contributed to this article.