Weekend Poll

Nonsensical Weekend Poll

For this week’s ponderings: What’s your favorite spontaneous-break-into-song-and/or-dance number?

Pulp Fiction–“The Dance”

Saturday Night Fever – More Than a Woman

Dirty Dancing – You know. The final dance. With the lift.

Flashdance – Maniac

Breakin’ – The final Battle Dance

Grease – You’re the One That I Want

Footloose – The practice scenes. Gaaah skinny young Chris Penn!

The Breakfast Club – The dance scene

West Side Story – America

My Best Friend’s Wedding – I Say A Little Prayer for You…in the Red Lobster

Moulin Rouge – Roxanne

Mary Poppins – Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Napoleon Dynamite – Vote for Pedro!

Kickboxer – Causing some serious Van Damage. For a good time, check this out (before he was famous, in Breakin’)

Singin’ in the Rain – You know.

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  • Ana
    September 13, 2008 at 3:06 am

    This is hands down the toughest poll ever. How can I possibly choose? Pulp Fiction is amazing.
    More than a Woman is one of my favorites songs of all time and my favorite on SNF. She’s a Maniac and Let’s Hear it for the boy – have both on my mp3 player and the scenes themselves are awesome.

    Dirty Dancing- awwww LOVE it. I danced that song in my dancing class, it was incredible. I have watched Grease more times than I can count.

    But if I were pressed to choose I would go with Singing in the Rain – my favorite musical, one of my favorite movies, and one I have watched a million times.

    Singing in the Rain it is! Gene Kelly owns my soul.

  • Carolyn Jean
    September 13, 2008 at 7:22 am

    Oh, the Grease song, for sure!! I have to watch that again.

  • Thea
    September 13, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Umm umm umm…yeah I don’t know what to go with!!!!!! Pulp Fiction is up there, so is Grease…Napoleon Dynamite just kills me every time! Breakin’ is classic, Kickboxer owns my soul *bowsdown to le Muscles from Brussels*…I absolutely LOVE “El Tango de Roxanne” from Moulin Rouge…

    I gotta go classic too–I’m taking West Side Story, America. (or the opening scene, you know with the snapping…or the rumble scene!) I love how sassy this song is 😉

    **OH and I should have included this because it makes me laugh :p

    I’ll Tumble For Ya

    Back to school

    do you have anymore gum?

    I heart Billy Madison.

  • Samantha
    September 13, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Oh wow! This is a tough choice! I think I’m going to have to go with the Dirty Dancing one though.

    Even though my hands down favorite random dance scene is from Love Actually.


  • Ana
    September 13, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Love Actually! Yes.

    Thea, we forgot Shaun of the Dead and the Queen song!!! *dies*

    There is also About a Boy. : )

  • Maria
    September 13, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Singing In The Rain! I love that movie, and Jean Kelly is an amazing dancer 🙂

  • Bev(QB)
    September 13, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Oh NOES!! You missed one of my favorite scenes of all time, not just dancing/musical scene, but favorite scene EVAH:

    A Knight’s Tale, at the banquet, where they start dancing and you realize that the song has seamlessly morphed into Bowie’s Golden Years. ZOMG! I cannot watch that scene enough– It’s MAGIC!

    But if I have to choose from the list above, it would be Singing in the Rain… or Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious… or well, hell, I can’t choose.

  • Heather
    September 13, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Well done!

    I’m with Ana–this is an almost impossible task! However I spent most of two summers ago watching Napoleon Dynamite over and over again, no thanks to HBO. So my vote’s for him.

  • Kristie (J)
    September 14, 2008 at 5:40 am

    I’ve tried and tried but I can’t get any of them to play!!!!

  • icedtea
    September 14, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Too many good ones to choose from 😉 My faves would be Flashdance, Dirty Dancing, and Moulin Rouge. I also really like this scene from Take the Lead.

  • kmont
    September 15, 2008 at 5:44 am

    This really IS a hard one! And why didn’t I visit yall over my tired, tired weekend. This would’ve made me laugh.

    But srsly, I have to pull for both Breakin’ and Napoleon Dynamite. Breakin’ cuz it’s just SO bad it’s good and from my growin’ up years. I couldn’t stop watching if it was on. No shame, no shame – it was the eighties, we didn’t know what we were doing. Shame wasn’t born till the 90’s.

    And Napoleon’s dance – pure awesomeness. And I feel bad for Heder. He hasn’t had a smash hit like ND since.

    I hands down agree though that the scene with the Grant in Love Actually is my all-time fave and would be numero uno with me if it had been a choice. LMAO every single time!

  • Rob Rosenblatt
    September 16, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Can I cast a write-in vote? If so, I’m going with “I’ll Never Tell” from the Buffy musical episode, “Once More with Feeling.”


  • Ana
    September 16, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Rob, in fact we could probably add all scenes from that episode, one of the best episodes of Buffy (or any other tv show) ever.

    Actually, Thea, we should do a poll with best Buffy episodes! *hyper*

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