My Reality TV Hero: Toni Basil

Toni Basil was the guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance? last night and, unsurprisingly, she was the only person on the panel that could speak a full sentence about dance. Her presence was intelligent, almost stoic, in that she carefully chose her words, said at most 3-4 sentences on dancing, and shut her trap. My God, if every reality TV judge could be so thoughtful, honest, and helpful in critiques the genre would move up to the next level. Here's an example of the idiocy, idiocy, Toni paradigm:

I'm aware that most people know her because of her infections hit single "Mickey":

But this woman has been a dance powerhouse for years and years. For example, if you saw the show last night, you heard her give intelligent critiques of hip-hop routines. How could that cheerleader do that, you ask? She was one of the original Lockers, that's how:

The fact is, Toni Basil has choreographed for pretty much every major lasting star in the music industry. She is an award winning performer, filmmaker, and choreographer, and has been consistently working since the 1960s. It would be fantastic to see her choreograph a routine for SYTYCD? because it would almost assuredly blow everyone else out of the water.

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