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Mayor Rob Ford, and other councillors and staff, dance during a musical presentatioat Toronto City Hall during the last scheduled council meeting before Christmas on 17, 2013.Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

It had been a while since the late night talk show hosts zeroed in on Rob Ford, but at least one of them poked fun at the Toronto mayor and city council Tuesday night.

On ABC`s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host played a video clip of Ford and other councillors dancing during their council meeting earlier in the day.

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

Ford and several councillors danced to a performance by a local jazz trio in a rare moment of fun in what has been a highly charged venue of late.

"One minute they`re yelling at each other and the next they`re dancing all around the room," joked Kimmel, who added that the "Mayor Ford experience" has been very educational.

"For a while, I thought it was just Mayor Ford, but what I`ve realized is Canadians are much, much weirder than any of us had any idea they were," joked Kimmel.

"They seem so normal, but they`re not."

Tuesday's council session, however, was more than just dancing and laughter.

Ford had earlier apologized for his televised comments about Daniel Dale, but the Toronto Star reporter said he will proceed with a defamation lawsuit against the mayor.

Ford read a statement stating he didn't intend to suggest Dale is a pedophile during a recent televised interview on Vision TV with Conrad Black.

Dale later said Ford's apology didn't even come close to what he sought.

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