We Want Pizza Dancing in the Closing Ceremonies
The Olympics are always full of inspiring Cinderella stories, where athletes no one had heard of mere months ago end up blowing all expectations out of the water, and maybe even nabbing a medal in the bargain. But we’ve recently caught wind of a different kind of Cinderella story—and it’s one we really, really hope shows up in the Closing Ceremonies of the PyeongChang Olympics, airing tonight on NBC starting at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific time.
We’re talking about the “Dream Team,” composed of Mr. Pizza—basically the Pizza Hut of South Korea—kitchen staffers turned champion pizza dancers. According to HelloGiggles, the five-member group has won two World Pizza Games championships (yeah, we didn’t know that was a thing either) AND has broken the Guinness World Record for the most over-the-shoulder pizza tosses. If pizza twirling/dancing/tossing were an Olympic sport, the South Koreans would have it on LOCK.
And while we don’t have high hopes that pizza dancing will show up as a sport for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan, our fingers are crossed that these top-notch tossers maybe get to show their stuff in tonight’s closing ceremonies. Oh Jang-hwan, PyeongChang’s director of ceremonies, got hopes up further when he said on the International Olympic Committee website that the closing ceremonies “will include quite a lot of traditional Korean humor and fun elements to add to the party feel.” Soooooooo pizza dance party, anyone?