Now it's time for a tribute to the movies through the years. They start with tap dancers to "Puttin' On the Ritz" and then suddenly jump to guys in Travolta white suits dancing to "You Should Be Dancin'" This just makes me want to watch Saturday Night Fever. To the Netflix website! Then they go to an Austin Powers tribute, because the woman choreographing this routine also did that movie. I don't really remember the dancing when I think of that movie, though. And then Debbie Allen is there to yell out the line that launched a million of my jokes: "You want fame? Well fame costs! And right here is where you start paying... in sweat!" Yeah, Kate. You hear that? You need to actually work hard at something if you want fame. And then there's a Lady Gaga-fied version of "Fame," which I'm totally against. Didn't they try to update this movie and it totally bombed? You'll never top the original with Coco's boobs and Rocket Romano's red 'fro. I'm sorry. Have you actually watched that movie lately? I have. It's incredibly loooooooooong and slow with surprisingly few musical numbers. And yet, it totally captures that era in New York, and I love it. Anyway, that seemed like a wasted opportunity. If they wanted to pay tribute to dance in the movies, that was way too short and way too focused on recent times.
There's another performance? Damn. Someone named Debbie Nova is here to make her American television debut. She kind of looks like a cross between Shakira and Denise Richards. Dmitry, Derek, Tony and Damian come out to dance with her. It always amazes me how in sync the pro dancers can be when they have so few hours to choreograph and rehearse these routines. I'm sure they reuse segments and stuff from previous dances, but it always looks fresh to me, and like they've rehearsed it for weeks. They don't get enough credit for that.