It was an excruciating wait. While we all are in her debt in these wild, mask-wearing times for the invaluable lesson of how to smize, Bergeron’s corny banter is the very fabric of the show. ), Mostly we feel foolish that we didn’t have on our 2020 Bingo Card of Nightmares, “Please welcome to the Dancing With the Stars ballroom, That Bitch Carole Baskin!” (To quote the vile nickname given to her by her nemesis Joe Exotic on the show, which we’ve all broadly adopted, misogyny be damned.). Consider it a devil’s embrace of this dystopian hellscape. Of course she was horrific. Hey, all you cool cats and kittens, Carole Baskin is ready to roar on the dance floor. With Tyra Banks hosting, Derek Hough added to the judges' roster, a new set, and a compelling cast of dancing contestants, per ET, the reality dancing competition has a lot going for it this season. But the awkwardness came to a head when, according to CBS News, a 30-second ad aired in local Florida markets having to do with a controversy Netflix fans may recall. The biggest misfire of all of this, though, is diminishing returns. What jester would more please the court of dipshits (that would be us) than the Tiger King lady? Protests. I’m not quite sure what sort of revamp we’re supposed to be wowed by. 10 funny mockumentaries to remind us about the absurdity of life, Family-friendly Halloween films for boos big and small, AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys is joining, Olympic figure skater and commentator Johnny Weir. The big-cat rights activist featured in the wild Netflix docuseries Tiger King is joining Dancing With the Stars! According to The Daily Beast, "cool cats and kittens" had to wait nearly two hours for Carole Baskin's performance. What should I know before using prednisolone? During the ad, Baskin — Lewis' ex-wife — is mentioned by name, with the family asking for tips and a $100,000 award for any information about the tragic mystery. Carole Baskin may not have the “Eye of the Tiger” after all. Apparently, Carole Baskin was easy prey on Dancing With the Stars. But most notably out of the gate was a...memorable debut from Baskin, which made headlines for more than one reason. But now it’s time to get traffic moving again and on with our lives—lives that, God willing, will never require hearing the phrase “hey all you cool cats and kittens” ever again. Yikes. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Apparently, 'Tiger King' star Carole Baskin was easy prey on 'Dancing With the Stars.' It was an excruciating wait. Wildfires. With just 11 points out of 30, she even ranked lower than former NBA star Charles Oakley, whose choreography at one point was just him clapping in time to the beat. She's recently been in the spotlight for slamming the appearance of wild cats in Cardi B's "WAP" music video and for joking that she "could just slap" Chloe Fineman for the comedian's impression of her on Saturday Night Live. The climax of the song saw them doing a classic professional paso doble move: walking around in a circle together a few times. Do you know who did this or if Carole Baskin was involved?” Phillips said in the clip. Meet Ziggy Blu Ross: Ashlee Simpson gives birth! So how was Carole Baskin's Dancing With the Stars premiere? She, the woman who became famous because people thought a show that glamorized animal abuse, exploited addicts, and propagated poverty tourism was hilarious camp, her own cultural presence amplified because jokes theorizing that she murdered her husband and fed him to tigers became a popular meme. Fun! The 59-year-old star of Netflix's hit docuseries predictably wore a tiger print ensemble as she took to the dancefloor alongside partner Pasha Pashkov to perform a paso doble to the tune of Eye of the Tiger. Just above Baskin on the Dancing With the Stars leaderboard was professional basketball player Charles Oakley and his partner Emma Slater, with 12 points, followed by Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause, with 13. I t took nearly two hours for Carole Baskin to get thrown to the tigers. Here is the full list of the celebrity contestants and dancers: Baskin rose to fame as a central figure in the popular Netflix docuseries Tiger King, which among other things, chronicled her feud with zoo owner Joe Exotic, who was convicted of attempting to hire a hitman to kill her in 2020. "Weird. But boy, was it was worth the wait, with animal print outfits, a fitting song choice, and a response to the judges we won't soon forget. Entertainment Weekly is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation All Rights Reserved. It was ugly. Carole Baskin may not have the "Eye of the Tiger" after all. They got just that, too. But the rubbernecking is over. Hey, all you cool cats and kittens, Carole Baskin is ready to roar on the dance floor. Everything seemed pretty much the same to me, just with Tyra Banks. As judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba vamped and hammed it up, his presence was sorely missing. Send it to The Daily Beast here. When you look at the cast list over the years, you can see how stars and their teams noticed the weekly program as a sly platform for thrusting them back into the spotlight, and suddenly ringers like pop stars and figure skaters, not to mention legitimately famous people, were jostling for the show’s disco ball-lit platform. Unfortunately, the judges weren't quite roaring at the performance, giving it a total of 11 out of 30 rating, per ET. Baskin has always denied having anything to do with Lewis' mysterious disappearance. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! It always does. We should all be forced to return them.