And the Rockettes’ red glare…

October 22, 2008

Confidential memo to Radio City Music Hall staff:


This is going to be a bleak holiday season, and we need to cut costs. I hate to do it, but we’re going to outsource the Rockettes for our Christmas Spectacular.

We’ve hired a troupe of dancing policemen in China, and as you can see in this photo below, they are already in rehearsal. We can get four million of them for a tiny fraction of what we pay the real Rockettes.

The only downside is that it takes nine hours for all of them to dance across the stage, so we can expect to have some pretty unhappy children. But then again, these ARE police, so any crowd control problem practically solves itself.

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Above: The Rockettes perform in a 2001 file photo. REUTERS/Shaun Best

Below: Policemen take part in an anti-terrorism drill in Suining, China, October 21, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

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Sooo, the bottom picture is tryouts for the new Rocketts all male troupe?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Yes, all policeman should know this move – it’s designed to disable terrorists by rendering a crippling blow to the crotch. But what about female terrorists? Huh?

Posted by Dee T | Report as abusive

Just a quick question here. Couldn’t you have reversed the sizes of these pictures?

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive

You know you’re not funny right?

Posted by bill | Report as abusive


Of course.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Would the opening of the Christmas Spectacular be pre-recorded with a cute but lip-syncing singer?

Posted by Andy | Report as abusive

Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting….

Posted by Meg | Report as abusive