Bristol donned a monkey suit.
Kyle wore an afro.
And Mrs. Brady finally put the rumors to rest about her love affair with Greg.
It was TV theme song night on dancing with the stars and like the shows they represent, some of the dances we’ll fondly remember, while others, well…we’ll hope to forget…quickly.
Mark and Bristol’s monkey business
After the judges told Bristol last week that she needed to “let loose” and show some personality in her dancing, her partner Mark Ballas thought that wearing gorilla costumes during their jive to, what else – the theme song to “The Monkeys” – would help the viewers to see just how fun-loving and goofy Bristol can be.
We’re guessing that Bristol was just happy to be able to hide behind the monkey mask. Not only did she not appear to be having any more fun than any other time, she seemed to forget a good amount of the dance.
However, the most surprising thing about the number? Usually stuffy judge Len Goodman actually liked it! And while the judges comments during their post-dance critique weren’t unusually harsh, their scores were: each judge gave the dance a “six” which put Bristol and Mark and the bottom of the pack.
Mrs. Brady and Greg: the rumors are true?
The surprise wasn’t the song she danced to. After all, what else would Florence Henderson dance to on TV theme song night but the theme to “The Brady Bunch”? And believe it or not, one can tango to the tune.
Nope…it was the surprise visit of Barry Williams (a.k.a “Greg Brady”) during rehearsals that had people talking. Williams stopped by to show Flo’s partner, Corky Ballas, how to really “get down” with Mrs. Brady. Williams supposed romance with his stepmom is the stuff of TV sitcom legend and the pair did their part to continue to fuel the fire.
Brandy and Maks steal the top spot
Ironically, “frenemies” Brandy and Maks danced the quickstep to the Rembrandts “I’ll Be There for You” the theme song for “Friends”. Regardless of the squabbles they’ve had in the past, the pair pulled it together and earned not only their best scores of the season, but landed at the top of the leader board, stealing the limelight from favorite to win, Jennifer Grey.
Kyle and Lacey’s disco dud
The always entertaining Kyle Massey did not fail to entertain as he and Lacey danced the foxtrot to the theme song from “Charlie’s Angels.” With Massey sporting an afro wig and mustache and looking a lot like Lamont Sanford (“Sanford and Son”) and Schwimmer wearing a Farrah-like wig, the pair seemed to have a great time sprinkling disco moves throughout their foxtrot.
However, the judges were mixed in their like/dislike for the dance. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba “dug” the disco while Len hated it and Bruno thought that there wasn’t enough foxtrot in their foxtrot. Their combined score of 20 put Massey and Schwimmer in the bottom two.
Kurt Warner danced the quickstep to the “Bewitched” theme song and while it was fun to watch, could have used a bit more “magic”.
Tying Warner for the night was his athletic adversary, Rick Fox, who danced a very sexy rumba to the theme from “Hill Street Blues” while dressed as the hottest cop/stripper we’ve ever seen.
Audrina Patridge, dancing to “Unwritten” – the theme song to her former show “The Hills”, had serious potential to be a front-runner after her dazzling performance last week. Unfortunately, this week, when she needed to bring on the heat with her rumba, she looked as cold and “plastic” as her former co-star Heidi Montag’s over-constructed face.
Jennifer Grey, who has been the much speculated “one to beat” danced the foxtrot to the theme from “Married with Children”. While the dance was good, it failed to “wow” the judges and Grey was unseated as leader by Brandy.
So here’s how things shook out:
Brandy and Maks: 27
Jennifer and Derek: 25
Kurt and Anna: 24
Rick and Cheryl: 24
Audrina and Tony: 23
Florence and Corky: 21
Kyle and Lacey: 20
Bristol and Mark: 18
“As much as I’ve kind of come to like her, Bristol has to go,” said Lily C of Cincinnati.
Prediction: buh bye Bristol
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