Don’t Put Your Heel Down


Stop that.

Last week, we asked you to name the most memorable scene from 1987 cheeseball classic Dirty Dancing.

On offer was a PAIR of tickets to see it on the big screen again at selected ODEON cinemas across Ireland on May 21 at 6.30pm. tickets here

You applied in your tens.

But there can be only one winner.

In reverse order then…

Scooperman: “The most memorable scene from Dirty Dancing was the sister singing that weird hula song.”

edalicious: “The most memorable scene in Dirty Dancing is SPECIFICALLY the the little hip thrusts he does after jumping off the stage in the big finale. No other man on the planet could do that without looking like a massive perv. Believe me, I’ve tried…”


Jonboy: “Obviously it’s the scene where they dance to Love Is Strange (How do you call your lover boy? Come here, lover boy!). Apparently it was an unscripted warm-up where they were just fooling around, pretending to flirt, and the director liked it so much he kept it in.”

Thanks all.


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3 thoughts on “Don’t Put Your Heel Down

  1. Slightly Bemused

    Good choice! 3 worthies for the top 3.

    But I have to admit that Lover Boy scene is the one I think had most fun in it. I was not aware it was just them messing about, but it shows what talents they were. Not sure how they actually got on, but that scene looks like they are really enjoying it with each other, not merely acting.

    How many great scenes have been just people messing about, or ad libbing, or fluffing but it was so right? With Doris Day’s passing, her recording of Secret Love obviously springs to mind, but also Chris Pratt dropping the Stone in GoTG, the repartee between Hulk and Thor in Ragnarok was apparently mostly ad libbed, and the really scary bit in the Godfather when Marlon Brando stroked the cat (which went on to be a cinematic trope) was just him trying to stop the cat interfering int he scenes, but was done to perfection: the Godfather issuing a blood chilling threat while gently stroking his cat.

      1. Slightly Bemused

        Hey, that is cool! I was not aware of that, and it is such a good solo! And thanks also for the reminder of a great song – just had to listen to it before responding :)

        But then Steve Vai is just a legend. I cannot believe it took the film Crossroads for me to come to know about him, and he played both sides in that duel :)

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