Maybe it was judge Bruno Tonioli's comment last night that she looked more "hip-replacement" than "hip."
Maybe it was fellow judge Carrie Ann Inaba's candid lament over more capable dancer Toni Braxton getting cut last week while Cloris remained on the show, free to dodder through yet another embarrassing routine alongside the long-suffering Corky Ballas.
Maybe the VoteForTheWorst.com and AARP contingents forgot to vote this week.
Or maybe the voting public just got tired of Cloris's dirty-old-woman shtick.
But overall, Dame Leachman went out with all the class befitting a legendary Oscar-winner. (Yes, kids, before Cloris lost on Dancing With The Stars, she actually once won an ACADEMY AWARD.)
That is, Cloris was behaving classily at first...until she squatted on the floor in some sort of sit-in protest and once again declared, "I'm not leaving!" and added with stalker-like conviction, "I'm going to get a pretty costume and be here next week."
But right now, all I feel is actual relief.
- Cloris Leachman
- Carrie Ann Inaba
- Bruno Tonioli
- Toni Braxton