Post by Daniel60 Post by firstname.lastname@example.org Post by Daniel60 Post by email@example.com
I think this was one of the most iconic stories of the Eccleston era.
I assume everyone picked up that "dance" is being used as a euphemism
(other than Yads if course)...
But The Doctor *DID* dance!!
Depending on how literal you want to be. Seeing him "dance" was a
metaphor for a slightly different kind of activity.
Not for me!! Jack was dancing with Rose, to Big Band music, and then
Rose tried to get The Doctor to dance with her, but he didn't like the
style of music. But then, later, in The TARDIS, The Doctor changes the
music style, to 50's Rock'n'Roll, and calls Rose to dance with him, as
Rose is calling Jack from his craft (before it blows up) into The TARDIS.
So The Doctor is no fan of Swing but likes Rock'n'Roll!!
Way too literal, Dan.
Every time they say the word "dance", replace with "sex". Every time you
see them dancing, they're having sex.
Once you understand that, you'll get the other jokes and references.
Harkness and the Doctor comparing their gadgets. The Doctor saying "I've
been around a bit. I think you can assume at some point I've danced."
Rose saying "It didn't feel like dancing." The Doctor saying that Jack
is from the 51st century and is "a bit more flexible when it comes to
And you'll see it again in Moffat's following story (Girl in the
Fireplace) when Reinette says "There comes a time when every lonely
little boy must learn to dance."
The metaphor's pretty blatant...