04/02/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dance Off! Chris Matthews: "I Am A Much Better Dancer" Than Obama

Chris Matthews basically challenged Senator Obama to a dance-off on "Morning Joe" today as once again the "Hardball" host relived his infamous "Ellen" appearance, during which he danced out, groped Ellen's breast and awkwardly dropped her (watch it!). He found an opening to mention his dancing, which he characterized as "much better" than Obama's, after he watched his own brief appearance in the latest Obama Girl video.

"Morning Joe" played the Obama Girl video for Chris twice, once at 7 am and then again at 8. Matthews, entranced with Obama girl, said of the first clip, "I liked it. I like the video. I can't tell you how much I liked it." After rewatching at 8, he brought up his dancing on "Ellen," since a clip of Obama dancing on "Ellen" is in the video. Then, the fighting words about Obama's skills and a prolonged defense of his own.

Watch Chris admire the video at 7 and then taunt Obama at 8:

5:00 pm Update

Chris led of "Hardball" with his appearance in the video.