Twin Savants Fixated On Dick Clark


A recent documentary on TLC showcased Flo and Kay, identical twin autistic savant sisters. They have an incredible memory that enables them to catalog dates, pop music, and everything involving their favorite celebrity: Dick Clark.

On the autism spectrum, Flo and Kay fall right around where Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rainman does. They have problems socializing, understanding emotions, and aren’t able to live independently, yet are technically geniuses. Experts interviewed for the documentary said that the twins are exceedingly rare, as they are female (more males than females are diagnosed with autism), they are prodigious savants (the highest level), and they are two of a kind, with their abilities and disabilities being as identical as the way they look. Also, only 10% of autistic people possess any savant skills.

In 1996 when the $100,000 Pyramid was canceled, the two went through a personal crisis, but that was nothing like the one they went through when Dick Clark suffered a stroke in 2004. The twins actually got to meet their “personal savior” before and after his stroke and have maintained a friendship with him.

Like any multifaceted human, they can also be bitches. At the time that Flo & Kay: Savant Twins was filmed, they were obsessed with another celebrity (although nowhere near their obsession with Dick Clark), a local radio DJ. Here, they dis his girlfriend.

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