In case anyone is not still watching ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (why not, I can’t imagine), this season’s cast of B/C-list celebrities kicked off the 19th season premiere last night. Among the contestants included our beloved Jonathan Bennet, who we will always remember as the boy whose hair looks sexy pushed back and who asked us what day it was on October 3rd.
After a recent stint hosting MTV’s Copycat, Bennett is dancing alongside professional partner Allison Holker, fresh from So You Think You Can Dance?. Last night, Bennett performed the jive, looking very much aged and grown, and instantly reminding me again that Mean Girls has been around for over 10 years. Perhaps the exercise of dancing and rehearsing will get him back to his lanky and toned body in which Cady Heron once saw him playing soccer. Though the decade is definitely showing on him, he hasn’t lost the twinkle in his eye that once made us swoon, and he has the most expressive face when he’s on the dance floor.
Bennett appropriately wore pink for the promotional photos, and I expect the season to be filled with incessant Mean Girls references. Some ABC intern will no doubt be supplying the show’s writers with constant references to Tina Fey’s cultural touchstone. I mean, Julianne Hough called his performance “grool.”
After the performance, Bennet said that he had the most fun he’s ever had in his whole life. But, I hope he remembers how much fun he had teaching us that the limit does not exist.
Watch the clip below and realize how old we’ve gotten! Ah, to relive the glory days of Plastics and Mathletes.