Many were completely surprised earlier this year when Ellen Degeneres, comedic legend and talk show queen, showed up on the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance and pulled off some really good dance moves. Sure, we had all seen her do her laid-back bendy-dance thing for years but seeing her actually involved in a routine was a bit of a surprise. But Ellen Degeneres as a pole dancer? Who would’ve thunk it? But Ellen had a pole installed on stage and she got in touch with her inner stripper.
To be fair, Ellen Degeneres had Sheila Kelly (“The S Factor”) on her show to introduce the audience to a workout regimen using a stripper pole. But Ellen’s comedic gift is that she understands her own limitations and uses them for humor. Although she gave most of the moves a valiant effort, some of them were a bit much for her, so she resorted to overly exaggerated movements and self-deprecating humor.
The video of Ellen Degeneres pole dancing follows. So You Think You Can Dance it isn’t. Still, she might not have the sexy down but, just like any beautiful woman in a thong and pasties, you can’t help but watch her every move.
“The Ellen Degeneres Show” via YouTube.com