6 Lazy Comedies That Depend On Dance-Off Scenes

Thursday, April 5 by

Starsky & Hutch

Having found success with the walk-off scene in Zoolander, Ben Stiller quickly latched onto that concept with most every project he did since. There was the annoying tango scene in Along Came Polly, the embarassing fat suit dance over the credits of Dodgeball, Tom Cruise’s fat suit dancing in Tropic Thunder, and this unneeded scene from Starsky & Hutch. We get it, he’s Jewish and dancing. ROFL, I guess.

It’s a wonder that he hasn’t engaged De Niro in a dance off on film yet. You can’t tell me De Niro was more willing to take a hypodermic needle to the penis than dance on camera.

Kickin’ It Old Skool

If lackluster dance battles were so well-received when Ben Stiller and the Wayans Brothers did them, then it would only make sense that Jamie Kennedy would throw his hat in the ring. Damn the scientists who created the Stiller-Wayans hybrid known as Jamie Kennedy! Had they not played God, the world wouldn’t know the terror that is Kickin’ It Old Skool, a bad comedy comprised entirely from the worst scenes from bad comedies.

Bride Wars

It makes total sense that the DJ at a bachelorette party would encourage two brides to engage one another in a dance off. You can’t expect the stripper to spend his time dancing with both the ladies. Not when there’s so much crime out there to fight.

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