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'Dancing With the Stars': Ah, the good old days

April 18, 2007 |  9:10 am

Drexler1_2  All right, so we know not to rely on “Dancing with the Stars” as an authority for what’s cool and current.

That’s the whole point of the show, right? Good old-fashioned clean fun. However, Tuesday night’s results show seemed like a time capsule from the last 10 years of entertainment.

Check out the swing dancers! Like from that movie where a young, thin Vince Vaughn took us by storm!  And Lisa Rinna, from last year’s season of DWTS, performing a number from the revival of the revival of the movie version of the musical “Chicago”!  And Macy Gray (who seems aware that she’s not the same phenomenon she was of 1999, although we actually like the new, subdued her)!

Plus, Joey Fatone, doing the sort of impression of an effeminate gay man that we thought was out of date due to political correctness (or his gay friend Lance Bass) but apparently not.

However, we were plunged back into the cold bath of reality at the end of the show as Clyde Drexler, a sentimental favorite but undoubtedly the weakest dancer, bid us adieu with what we’ve come to see as his trademark gentle good humor. Although one wonders how long he’ll live after mentioning the words “American Idol” on ABC.

(Photo courtesy ABC)