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Friday, June 19, 2009

I Think Mary Might Be Drinking...

It's sad, but true, friends. As my husband and I sat watching last night's episode of So You Think You Can Dance, I turned to him and again questioned whether or not Mary Murphy has a drinking problem.

During the summer, when TV programming seems to fail miserably and all of the quality shows, like my beloved Ghost Whisperer, have closed up shop for the season, I was excited to see So You Think You Can Dance step onto the scene a few summers ago.

I must admit, though, that Mary's "Hot Tamale Train" approach to judging takes reality TV to an all new level and drives me a bit crazy. In an interview with TV Guide, Mary stated that her sheer "nonstop enthusiasm" is a source of pride for her. To her, enthusiasm is a dying art; an approach to life that few adults embrace. "I don't care what those [critical] people think because [the dancers] deserve more. It's a human connection."

But is she really "high on life"? My belief is that she just plain had too much to drink before filming.

I think Joel McHale would agree with me...


Have a good weekend!

-Francesca
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50 comments:

Erin said...

I just started watching SYTYCD this season. I love the dancing but man, I can't take all the screaming. And Mary's face doesn't move at all. Every time my husband walks in the room and hears Mary talk/scream, he turns around and walks out. He jokes, "Can you please watch this show when I'm not home?"

Kristina P. said...

Of course everytime I hear her scream, I think of that clip from The Soup. And then having sex with Joel. My life is awesome.

Barbaloot said...

She is a large part of the reason I fast forward the judges. But I LOVE the dancing:)

Kathy B! said...

SHe can drink to her hearts content as long as she fixes whatever the heck she's done to her face!!! Ack!! Her smile's all weird and there's no smile lines around the edges...

I say, have another drink and lay off the Botox. But I don't really have an opinion... ; )

NovelTeaMommy said...

My husband and I also love watching this show! (Max too!) I was a little disappointed when they made her a permanent judge in season 2, it's just too much Mary. We decided this season to mute during her commentary; we're ready for our ride on the Hot Tamale Train to be over.

rychelle said...

i just started watching the show this season, but i can't watch it live, because of her. i can only watch it on the DVR, so i can fast forward through the comments/craziness.

Unknown Mami said...

Just her smile freaks me out.

Tranquility said...

I don't know what her problem is, but she drives me crazy! Enthusiasm is a great thing, but she takes it w-a-a-a-y too far and obviously has no respect for the fragile eardrums of the people sitting next to her!

Jennifer said...

Mary Murphy reminds me of one of my aunts:

Loud.

Hence, my intense love for Crazy Train Murphy.

Felicia - I complete Me said...

That video was way too funny. I thought I was the only one that thought she was a bit off. I mean I understand enthusiasm. I am quite enthusiastic and I do agree that most adults don't have it anymore. However, what are you on before you get on this show. Enthusiasm and annoyance are too completely different thing.

Randi Troxell said...

TOTALLY 100% agree.... every night SYTYCD comes on, hubby and i are all "wonder how mary will act tonight!"... happy friday!

Jillene said...

I think she is on something FOR SURE. And I. LOVE. JOEL!!

Sevibabyyy said...

If she's drinking than I want what she's having! HAHA! I love SYTYCD and in all honesty Mary totally makes the show for me.

mary said...

LOL. She's hilarious. I sometimes fast forward through her comments.. but she does seem to know her ball room stuff. =)

Her frozen face bothers me more than her screaming.

Rachel said...

Me and my husband question this every time we watch the show. So You Think You Can Dance has quickly become one of our favorites but Mary is waaaaay out there! Some nights, I think she must be a little drunk.

Kristin said...

I pretty much agree with most things Joel says. He's my Dalai Lama.

Deb said...

I only follow SYTYCD by following The Soup. I am very concerned about her forehead. though. When your trademark is whack-a-doodle level enthusiasm, lay off the botox!

Amy said...

I do not watch this show. But wow....

Alexandra said...

That video terrified my dogs.

Monica said...

OMG. You know why I don't want to watch this show? Because that woman annoys the heck out of me!

Darn it, I thought I had followed you ladies a long time ago. I got it right now. :-) Now to go watch that clip! Woo hoo! :-P

dede said...

I love this show - I think most of the time Nigel bugs me more than Mary - maybe they should just stick to the guest judges!

Helene said...

OMG, everytime my husband hears her screaming, he totally loses it!! He can't stand her!! I do like her attitude and enthusiasm but she should tone it down a little.

With that said, I wouldn't be surprised if next week we read in the tabloids that she and Paula Abdul have been spotted somewhere together "sparking it up".

Rebecca Jo said...

her scream goes THROUGH me like a hot knife in butter!!!!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I love to go out drinking with Mary! She so be judging people at the club! Love SYTYCD & Joel rocks-I remember that clip! Sass doesn't like him though b/c she heard him making fun of someone she liked!

Kristen Andrews said...

I love Ghost Whisper too but for summertime check out: The Closer, Army Wives and Burn Notice oh almost forgot True Blood all good!

Willow Tree said...

I did hear there is a drinking Game, for SYTYCD, drink everytime Mary says WOOOOO! But yeah, don't try this at home kiddies, you'll get schnookered real quick like. I assume. Not that I know. Seriously. Wait, I've said too much.

Blessings,
Carolynn

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I haven't ever watched this show, but I might need to, huh? I love watching crazy people in action!

lov said...

love it!!!!
that is an awesome clip from the soup...but really any thing that involves joel is pretty awesome! :)

Mama Zen said...

I think that there is medication available for that degree of "enthusiasm."

the ungourmet said...

I think she needs a little more Botox injected into her face!

Billy Mays is another great idea for the wake up call! ;0)

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

I loved her the first couple of seasons... but lately she seems like she has gone over the edge! Her face is killing me, and yeah... she seems to be a bit drunk most of the time!

Hey... maybe we could get some of whatever it is she's been drinking for our beach trip with Keri and Sara!

Jenn Calling Home said...

I know...she drives me crazy, too. But I so love to watch the dancers.

FrankandMary said...

Not yet, today, for this Mary. I saw Julia Child a few times as a child & I was sure she was drunk, in fact, pointing it out to my Mother. Not having a tv, I've never even SEEN that face before. The pictures not only look first AA meeting worthy, but also would make for a nice Don't get your plastic surgery from some guy on Craigslist Warning.~Mary

Mrsbear said...

The lady is a nut-job. If she's not heavily marinated then at the very least she should consider psychiatric med. How is enthusiasm and art form? I love Joel McHale and The Soup. I've already alerted my husband, if Joel comes knocking at my door one day, all bets are off. ;)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Love the show, hate the screaming. I hit the mute button when Mary's on :-(

seriously? said...

Mary is sippin from Paula Abdul's cup for sure!!! They both need a celebrity intervention, STAT!!!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Dude, that chick be all kinds of annoying. And what up with the pompador hair thing in that first picture?

Technodoll said...

I think Mary has a problem with the rictus she calls a smile :-o

Jen said...

oh that was fabulous. she sure is something else.

Hannah said...

LOVE Joel!! He cracks me up...My favorite :)

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

LMAO. I don't watch that show so just got introduced to this insane woman. I'll have to let you know later whether or not I am mad about that. ;)

TrueLoveIsaMama said...

That totally made me laugh (The last comment from you on my post!) I did, btw, figure that ;)
I do have to get some serious motivation going on my blog! I even have ideas for posts... maybe after this week is over, (last week of preschool & swim lessons).. I will get motivated! I am missing it!

Counselormama said...

This is funny because I used to wonder that about her at first. I am ashamed to admit that I totally love her spaziness! I think more people should show enthusiasm like that, that woman is ALIVE, know what I'm sayin'? ha ha ha

Kailey said...

I've only seen her a couple times, but she would definitely drive me crazy! And Joel McHale is hilarious.

S Club Mama said...

Oh...I could so do without all the high-pitched squealing. If I wanted that, I'd go to a nearby playground!

Grand Pooba said...

My hubs refuses to watch the show with me just because of Mary! I have to sit and watch the show with my kleenex ready because she makes my ears bleed.

And she makes my dog bark, and my husband fart...at least he seems to blaim it on her.

She's gotta be high or drunk or had one too many botox injections fo sho!

Pink Peony said...

I think her and Paula Abdul go out after shoots. lol

Megan said...

Oh.my.word. That woman! I tried watching SYTYCD. I think I would've liked it except for HER! I couldn't stand it any longer. I haven't watched it since.

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

Oh I can't stand that show just b/c of her.... LOL

but let me know how it goes.

she looks like an osmond on crack! LOL

Eric said...

Mary Murphy seriously frightens me!