Ousted 'Dancing' star Cloris Leachman continues her wild antics
By John Bracchitta, 10/29/2008
Just because Cloris Leachman is done with Dancing with the Stars doesn't mean she's finished with her off-the-wall antics.
The 82-year-old actress reprised much of her wacky behavior during a Tuesday night Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance that followed her elimination from Dancing with the Stars -- including removing the cushion from her guest chair, turning her backside to the audience, sitting on the floor, and pretending to sleep while being asked questions by host Jimmy Kimmel.
"I notice you did this to [Dancing with the Stars host] Tom Bergeron earlier this evening as well," joked Kimmel as he got out of his seat to sit with Leachman on the floor.
However, before starting with her antics, Leachman told Kimmel that she was surprised by her ouster from the dance competition.
"I can't believe I'm off the show!" Leachman exclaimed.
Leachman also said that she didn't buy into the idea that she had become an inspiration for other senior citizens.
"They're just sitting there, they see me and they're like 'Ugh,'" she joked.
Leachman added that much of her energy while on the show had actually been her professional partner Corky Ballas holding her up. When asked if she would ever dance with him again, Leachman showed that even Ballas couldn't escape some of her ribbing.
"Never, I never liked him," she joked to Kimmel.
Leachman did reveal that, while she hoped that most of her grandchildren were in bed before she ever took to the dance floor, one of them had "faithfully" come to each one of her performances.
"She'll be there next week and I won't," Leachman added with a smile.
However Leachman later recanted and reiterated her Dancing with the Stars departure comment that she plans on attending next week's show.
"Well I said I was going to be there, and I have a costume all ready for next week. It's so pretty," Leachman told Kimmel. "I think I'll make them make it for me and I'll just be there."