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5 times Travis Wall made me buy a song after watching 'SYTYCD'

We are barely into season 12 of So You Think You Can Dance, and I’m already gearing up for the show’s first Travis Wall appearance. Fortunately, the new “Street vs. Stage” competition format has Travis battling head-to-head with Steven “Twitch” Boss. Think of it as an emotional jeté in contemporary against hard-hitting pop-and-locks in hip-hop. I’m still not crystal-clear on the rules, but I assume both dancers will be an integral part of the show since they are slated to be mentors for their respective teams.

I think both Twitch and Travis are massively talented dancers, especially in their own genres. But what I look forward to the most about Travis’ choreography is his music selections. I can easily get wrapped up in the emotion behind the dance. It’s true. I have on NUMEROUS occasions purchased a song from iTunes, thanks to the musicality of one Travis Wall.

Do you need an example? No problem. Here are five:

Season 5
Jeanine Mason and Jason Glover
“If It Kills Me” (The Casa Nova Sessions) by Jason Mraz
I think I liked the idea of Jason Mraz singing something other than “I’m Yours.” I’m a sucker for a romance story. Jeanine and Jason sold it. So naturally, I bought it.

Season 7
Lauren Froderman and Kent Boyd
“Collide” (acoustic version) by Howie Day
I had never heard of Howie Day before this performance. Thanks to Travis, I am now proficient in Howie’s work. I prefer this acoustic version to the original.

Lauren and Kent were two of my favorite contestants in season seven. After this routine, I wanted them to get married.

Season 8
Melanie Moore and Marko Germar
“Turn to Stone” by Ingrid Michaelson
The musical crescendo coupled with the sudden light change gave me chills. Ingrid Michaelson is a household name, but this particular song was foreign to me. It now has a home in my computer.

Season 10
Amy Yakima and Travis Wall
“Wicked Game” (Live at Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland 2011) by James Vincent
It’s rare to see Travis perform his own choreography on So You Think You Can Dance. Perhaps I was in awe? Perhaps I was mesmerized by the haunting rendition of “Wicked Game?” Whatever the case, the song was purchased and James Vincent was thoroughly Googled.

Season 11
Jessica Richens and Casey Askew
“Like Real People Do” by Hozier
Hozier was heavy into his “Take Me to Church” fame at this time. That’s why it was such a delightful surprise to hear something so different. P.S.: Jessica and Casey had me at the kiss. Click, purchase, done.

Bring it on, Travis Wall! I’m looking forward to adding a ton of new music to my collection during season 12. Don’t disappoint me!

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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