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Season 2 | Episode 7 | “So You Think You Can Prance” | Aired March 1, 2016

The Prancing Elites Project is something else. Its gender-, race-, and cultural-bending premise is the first of its kind, but it’s the fiery mix of personality, melodrama, and the “we’re laughing with you, not at you” humor of the show that makes this such big fun.

Every week, I sit giggling at my TV, just taking it all in. Don’t ask me what I like better. I can’t choose between the beautiful, familiar accents; the intense and mean-spirited shade-throwing; or just the scope of their diva-ness. I love it all. In fact, I believe that on any given day, one or more members of The Prancing Elites Project is my spirit animal.

Even when I can’t believe what I’m hearing, I am down with the Prancing Elites 100 percent—and sometimes we hear some pretty unbelievable stuff. Consult the below list for all the proof you need.

“Her sweat smells like a bouquet of roses.” —Phlex

Beyoncé, of course. Who else?

When the team gets to work with Phlex, choreographer to the Queen herself, Kentrell gets a little starstruck and wants to know about Beyoncé’s personal hygiene. When Kentrell posed the question about whether or not Bey smelled, Phlex replied the only way you can when talking about the B.

“Ooooh. This some nasty-ass wine.” —Jerel

Of course, Jerel is referring to the bottle of “cab-i-net sav-ig-non” he opened to enjoy with the singles of sliced cheese and saltine crackers he is arranging on the plate.

Although the Prancing Elites slay the world with their dance moves and no-apologies attitudes, they aren’t all that worldly after all. Mobile, Alabama, is still in Alabama, and red wine could be considered a little bougie in some circles.

“He’s everything sickening.” —Jerel

If one of the Prancing Elites tells you you’re “sickening,” you’d better say thank you, because it means you’re fly.

When Phlex arrives, he is on fleek in about a hundred different ways, including those gleaming white teeth and silky skin. Everyone develops a crush on Phlex immediately, and there is a lot of face-fanning and eyelash-batting.

“We gave it. We brought it. We ate it. We swallowed it. We digested it. We did all of the above, honey.” —Adrian

This is how it is when the Prancing Elites put it down on the dance floor. They murder.

“Why you tryin’ to literally turn us into your bitches?” —Kareem

Kareem is big on the hip-hop, but not so big on the hard work and sweat. When Kentrell tries to channel his inner drill sergeant at a practice, Kareem leads the rebellion when it’s suggested they “drop and gimme 20.”

“Would it be an issue if we told you to put on a leotard and tights, and tuck from here to heaven?” —Kentrell

The question of where to put your penis becomes one of the most pressing concerns, and any dancer worth her salt knows that you’d better learn the art of the tuck. Those leotards don’t leave much to the imagination, or room for any extra luggage, and hiding your assets is a learned craft. For some of the more masculine performers at the tryouts, this could be a problem later on.

Kentrell just needs to know where they stand on tucking.

“I cannot deal with you on a rainy day.” —Kentrell

Typing this phrase without inflection or tone just robs you of its dazzle. This is among my personal favorites, and has found its way into my daily conversational rotation. Add in a sassy eyeroll and this thick Southern accent, and you can’t help but know what I want you to.

It’s meant to express exasperation or being fed up, but in a fun way. I constantly find it extremely useful.

“You can leap around all you want, but you can never buck like Tim bucks.” —Tim

This would be so much more fierce coming from the gorgeous and talented lady if producers hadn’t inserted this soundbite directly before the scene in which she falls during a turn at tryouts.

Tim winds up injuring her knee pretty seriously, but lemme tell ya, the girl can still buck.

“When the music is playing, it completely consumes me and I go into a whole ‘nother place.”

“Turn it up a notch and dance for your life.”

“Like Brittney said, ‘You better work, bitch.'” —Kareem

Preach, girl!

“We got her $40 worth of shrimp and crab.” —Jerel

Because who can resist getting well soon with a giant plate of steaming snow crab and shrimp sitting in front of you? What knee injury, Tim?

“I’m in public in a leotard sacrificing my life, which is something people don’t like.” —Adrian

It’s easy to forget the real work that the Prancing Elites are doing when they are getting salty with one another and talking tucking techniques. But living in the South is a constant negotiation of race and class, and when you throw in the complicated matters of gender politics, it can be a volatile and dangerous place to live your truth.

It’s not an exaggeration for Adrian to say he’s sacrificing. Being himself in a place that is constantly telling you that you’re an outsider can be demoralizing and defeating. Let’s not take for granted the good The Prancing Elites Project is doing.

Even if you are cisgender, are in the racial majority, or are just a plain ol’ middle-class white lady like me, you can appreciate these folks’ fight. Or you should, anyway.

What’s your favorite “I can’t believe they said that” moment?

The Prancing Elites Project airs Tuesdays at 8/7C on Oxygen.

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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