The Dancing Twins from Ally McBeal!
The psychological TV drama Ally McBeal (about a mentally disturbed Boston woman whose parents fed her loads and loads of LSD as a child which caused her to live in a permanent acid flashback) delivered many memorable bitches like that terrifying Dancing Baby, the original elusive chanteuse Vonda Shepard and Ally’s sheep cloud pajamas. The tattered, half-broken shoe box I call a brain remembers many Ally McBeal characters, but I totally forgot about The Dancing Twins until Dlisted reader Guillermo sent me an email about them. The Dancing Twins would show up at the club where the easy listening Taylor Dane (aka Vonda Shepard) sang and they’d dance with Ally and Renee. The Dancing Twins were a double dose of Ecstasy and they’d take everyone higher by busting out hot moves in unison while dressed up like an episode of Three’s Company drooled all over them. They were played by Eric and Steve Cohen.
Surprisingly, dozens of unauthorized biographies about The Dancing Twins haven’t been written, so there’s not much information about them. I did come across this important bio (which was totally not written by them):
Although not a part of the primary cast the dancing twins have seemed to gain a lot of popularity with the viewers, so I thought I would do the bio on them this week. You gotta love those twins!! Eric & Steve Cohen are multi-skilled entertainers! With their BA’s from Stanford University, they could have gone on to do anything, but fortunately for us, they decided to come to Hollywood and share their talents. They are best known as The Dancing Twins on Ally McBeal. They choreograph all their hot moves, which include the “Funky Chicken”, “Robocop”, and “The Train”. They have also been recognized for their juggling skills, and can be seen juggling in such films as “Batman Forever”, “Batman and Robin”, and the upcoming “Baby Geniuses”, and on the television shows “Seinfeld”, “Mad About You”, and “Baywatch”. Besides dancing and professional juggling, their other skills include: unicycle, ping pong, accordion, chess, balloon animals, crossword puzzles, typing 101 words per minute, pinball, piano, body building, plate spinning, and darts.
Fuck Ethan and Joel Coen. Eric and Steve Cohen are the ONLY brothers in Hollywood whose last name begins with CO that matter!
Here’s a piece from Hard Copy (never forget Terry Murphy) about them:
I don’t know what they’re doing now, but I do know that it’s a sad fact that they’re not judges on Dancing with the Stars.