Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at Rob Ford's dance moves

Mayor Rob Ford danced at City Hall on Tuesday as a local jazz trio performed. (MICHAEL...

Mayor Rob Ford danced at City Hall on Tuesday as a local jazz trio performed. (MICHAEL PEAKE/Toronto Sun)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:13 AM ET

Mayor Rob Ford's city council dance break led one late-night host to ask, "are they all on crack?"

U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel got a lot of laughs on Tuesday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live with video of Ford dancing at that day's city council meeting.

"We got an early Christmas gift today from Toronto," Kimmel told the audience at the start of his show.

Kimmel explained how Ford sarcastically told councillors he was "super, super, super, super, super, super, super sorry" for calling them corrupt a day earlier.

"It is not just food, he super sizes everything," Kimmel joked. "Then something magical happened."

The host then rolled the clip of Ford - who has been plagued by a crack cocaine scandal for weeks - dancing up a storm as a jazz trio serenaded the council chamber.

"What the hell is going on?" Kimmel asked. "Are they all on crack?

"That's the woman who forced him to apologize, one minute they are yelling at each other, the next minute they are dancing all around the room."

Kimmel went on to argue that the Rob Ford experience "has been very educational" for Americans.

"Canadians are much, much weirder than any of us had any idea they were," he joked.

"They seem so normal but they're not, they're different ... these people are coco-nutso and we could be in danger."

Ford's dancing getting attention around the world, given his international notoriety for the crack scandal, isn't surprising.

Councillor Doug Ford predicted Tuesday, just after the mayor cut a rug, that video of the dancing will probably be going “worldwide.”

“People used to think we’re crazy now they think we’re really crazy,” Ford said.

Councillor Pam McConnell said Tuesday that the music break would have been great a year ago but not given the ongoing Ford scandal.

“Right now, under the kind of microscope that we’re under, it just seems to me that we’re not taking it very seriously, the whole world is looking at us,” she said. “Now being able to show the Toronto city council boogying around instead of doing business just feeds into that late-night show comedy act.

“I think it might have been better if we had a folk singer today or Raffi.”


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