TV.com generally doesn't cover Dancing With the Stars for many reasons, the biggest of which is that it's Dancing With the Stars. But this, my friends, is worth 10,000 posts.
It took new DWTS contestant Billy Dee Williams all of zero episodes to milk his fame as Star Wars' Lando Calrissian on the reality show, which kicked off Season 18 last night, and ABC, as the child of new Star Wars franchise-owner Disney, was more than happy to oblige. I've posted the video below, but I must warn all you Star Wars devotees out there that it might be painful to watch.
So many things to point out here:
This is simultaneously the best thing ever and the final lump of dirt on my childhood's coffin. I'm not at all mad at Billy Dee Williams, either, because this is exactly the type of thing that Billy Dee should do. But as for those of you who were skeptical when George Lucas handed over the Star Wars franchise to the Mouse House, ummm, I guess you were right.
AIRED ON 5/19/2015
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