Dancing with the Stars: the 200th Episode
|Written by Lauren Cheal|
|Monday, 01 November 2010 19:34|
It's the 200th show! Oh, but no one cares. It is surprising that this show has made it to 200 episodes, sure, but it is equal parts entertaining and filler, so I am not all that shocked. True to my word last week, I skipped the first half hour of this today. From what I can tell, I have only missed filler and a lot of "coming up on our 200th show!!"s, so this is a great strategy.
I had to look up who got kicked off last week because I couldn't think of who was missing. It was Audrina Patridge, from The Hills. I am not sad about this. It seems we have team dances this week with Kurt, Brandy and Baby on "Team Apolo" and Bristol, Kyle and Rick on "Team Kristi". The two former champions/olympians are each coaching one of the teams. Team Apolo is at a definite advantage in terms of dance talent, and their scores reflect that. There is some stuff about how Jennifer Grey has been told by her doctor that she needs to take breaks from dancing because she is "old"...she claims to be 50, and I looked it up and she totally is! H-core. Let the woman take a break, Derek!
Next up, we have all of the couples re-creating "classic" dances from the show's past with guest judges who originated the dance.
Kyle and Lacey do Mel B.'s paso doble from some season. I am no fan of Kyle's and he still isn't great, but the judges seem to think he did really well. I think they are realizing that neither Kurt, Rick nor Kyle is very good and they need to keep a guy around for ratings purposes, and they think Kyle is their man. Maybe? I just don't get it. Also, Kyle has drawn abs on himself. Lame.
Kurt and Anna are doing Emmitt Smith's (!!!!) Tango. I am so sad I didn't watch this show when he was on it. I grew up in Texas, in the 1990s, and I love him. There is more about the sad, sad cowboys below, if you care. Their dance is average...Kurt is no Emmitt. It is probably an improvement for Kurt, though. The judges seem to agree with me, although they have some issues with his posture.
Kelly Osbourne is the next guest judge and I did see some of her dances last year. She wasn't great at the dancing, but she won me and others over with her personality. Bristol and Mark are doing her Viennese Waltz (the one that Ozzy and Sharon fell to pieces about, and it was very emotional and cute). Their dance is ok...although something weird happens at the beginning where Bristol misses the beat and tries to go too early on a step. I am just hoping Mama Palin will be in the audience when they are done. You know that if she was, they would have shown her like 200 times by now. No Mama Palin, but the judges praised Bristol.
Up next are Rick and Cheryl and they are dancing to Helio Castroneves' (?) quickstep. Apparently Helio is an indy car driver, and he won his season. I am not really a fan of the quickstep, it just seems so frantic and not pretty. Rick tries to have "fun" with his quickstep, and he seems to be having a good time, although sometimes he looks a bit deranged. Len has put on the zoot suit hat that Rick was wearing at the beginning of the dance, and it is really cracking me up.
Brandy and Maks are doing Gilles Marini's foxtrot. Gilles was a really great dancer and it is going to be hard to recreate this one. Brandy and Maks so clearly don't like each other, it is getting awkward. Brandy's dress is cut unfortunately and it sometimes looks like she has a weird crotch window. The dance is pretty strong, though. Len particularly loved it, and he is one tough cookie.
Drew Lachey is back to judge Jennifer and Derek's Tango. We know that they can tango from earlier in the season, and it is not surprising that Cheryl is yet again featured in the "awesome dances of the past". She rules. Again, Grey's knowledge of spaghetti arms really comes in handy here. "This is my dance space, this is your dance space". Who else wants to watch that movie? Their tango is really good, for sure. Very precise and intense.
- Random celebrity sightings this week abound because it seems like they have really packed in the C listers for this "special" episode. Here are a few I caught: Ana Gesteyer (or "Oona Gastiray" as Barbara Walters once called her on Rosie O'Donnell--was I the only person who watched that?), Bibbity Bosmand (see last week's recap if you are lost) is here this week and he is sitting with Michael Irvin (!). I think I just saw Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman- awesome! And was that Topanga from Boy Meets World? Perhaps yes. Jaime Lee Curtis is back this week too. She must be bffs with one of the celebs...Jennifer Grey?
-I am not going to pick on Brooke this week...she deserves a break from me. She looked very pretty.
-Oh my, Rod Stewart is going to be on tomorrow night. I am still not tuning in, but I am least tempted, which isn't usually the case.
-I think almost all of the guest judges gave their dances 10s (Gilles didn't)...that was a bit dumb. Bruno looked at Emmitt like he was crazy for giving Kurt a 10. And if Bruno is looking at you like that, you should maybe re-evaluate some things (but not you, Emmitt. I heart you).
- The best part of bringing back former dancers were their interactions with Tom. He calls Helio an egomaniac and makes fun of Drew Lachey. All good times.
-Jennifer Grey might be cracking up. There was a lot of emotional stuff from her about her body failing, and when Brooke was talking to her at the end, she seemed loony crackers.
-Unrelated: I tried PC's Caramel Toffee Crunch at the recommendation of Emily's article here. It is good, ya'll.
-Let's have a moment of silence for the Cowboys. Seeing Smith and Irvin together in that ballroom really brought back some memories for me. Last week, while I was flipping between DWTS and MNF, Romo cracked his left clavicle and is out for the season. And so the sinking ship lost its one holey paddle. The Cowboys are screwed. Have fun hosting the Superbowl with your 1-12 team, Jerry Jones.
That's it for this week. I am thinking that either Bristol or Kyle will be going home tomorrow, but we will see.
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