November 24th, 2010
12:41 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Dance winning turkeys get 'new lease on life'

The stakes may have been high for "Dancing with the Stars," but they were even higher for the two turkeys President Obama pardoned at the White House today.

Obama offered the gobbling duo Apple and Cider a "new lease on life" after they won a dance competition against 20,000 other feathered friends.

Instead of receiving a mirror ball trophy like in 'DWTS', they got something even better: the gift of life. But that's not all. Watch the video to find out where they've been staying in Washington and what's next for them.

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  1. Mmmm

    Nothin' like a bottle of bourbon and glass to amen the presidential's pardon on the turkey's behalf! Hear! Hear!

    November 24, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Charls

    Now I understand why our famous Dancing Turkey Cheeney got his pacemaker, was a gift from the President

    November 24, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cobb Bolker

    YOU HALF TO BE KIDDING ME. A TERKY PARDEN??!?!! I GUES THE OBOMUNIST IN CHEAF HAD TO DECLEAR WAR ON THANKSGIVING AS WELL AS CHRISMAS. WHAT DOES HE EXPECT US TO EAT? GRONOLA AND TOFU? NO THANKS I'LL EAT A TERKY INSTEAD JUST LIKE COLUMBES DID ON THE FIRST THANKSGIVING.

    November 24, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kim

    I dont think the President give a dam what you eat.

    November 24, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. John

    One TURKEY granting pardons on 2 other turkeys. Who will pardon the lone turkey in the WhiteHouse?

    November 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. kim

    These racist are truely taking thereselfs way too serious when people clearly are being humurous an lighthearted an trying to enjoy the thanksgiving here come these bitter misery I doubt the President give a dam what fat azz americans eat!

    November 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. vivifiant

    Don't forget, tomorrow white Americans will celebrate the fact that native Americans gracefully handed them over their land with minimal resistance (some distorted versions of this fact are taught in US schools)

    Happy Thanksgiving !

    Vivifiant, Ohio

    November 24, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ashley

    Columbus wasnt at the first thanksgiving. and if u watched the history channel u would know turkey wasnt served at the first thanksgiving.

    November 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. pw

    Good grief! Can you goobers spell; use spellcheck or a dictionary before you post

    November 24, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. pw

    Hey gomer!! Use spell check before posting!!

    November 24, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    This is a happy story for Apple and Cider. It reminds me of a cartoon I once saw about Daffy Duck and a turkey. The turkey was raised by a human family. It thought it was a pet. "You are headed for the oven in 2 weeks cuz in 2 weeks it's Thanksgiving Day." The turkey was scared and started to cry. Daffy then helped the turkey loose 20 pounds. As Daffy Duck would sit down he would coach the turkey, "OK! 1, 2, 1, 2. Keep pumping iron. 3 more laps. Go! Go!" Finally, Thanksgiving was only 2 days away. The man of the house went to slaughter the turkey, but the turkey was too skinny. He eyed Daffy Duck. As he approached Daffy, Daffy Duck got scared, "No! Wait a minute. I'm not a turkey! Get away!" Daffy Duck yelled. And he ran off.

    November 25, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |