FINALLY! The show actually starts with the introduction of the couples. Brandy and Maks are up first, and Maks tells her that they have the Friends theme for their routine. Maks and Brandy work really hard to convince us that they are friends now. Does anyone really care? Ew. In one of the scenes, Maks is clean-shaved and he looks really, really weird. And then another commercial before they dance? WTF, show? Anyway, they finally dance, and it's pretty good, although there's a whole sequence at the beginning where they're sitting in the audience, and then a whole sequence in the end where they're sitting in the audience and I wish there was more dancing. But it's fast and chipper and fun.
Len loves it. He thinks it was their best dance so far. Bruno thinks they "found the right formula," and he can't believe they kept up the pace for the whole routine. Carrie Ann loves that they've finally bonded, and that Brandy finally trusts her partner. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 9 and Bruno 9 for a total of 27.
Corky and Florence. Good. Let's get them out of the way early on. Anyway, to the surprise of no one, they have The Brady Bunch. So Barry Williams a.k.a. Greg Brady shows up, and he looks older than Florence, I think. It's depressing. And of course, Florence has to intimate that they did it back in the day, which is GROSS. Ugh. Why is it all about sex with her? We get it, you're a horny old lady. Move on. Anyway, they are doing the tango. I don't really get the story of their dance. It's like they are comically fighting each other? And Florence keeps shaking her head so that her hair gets messed up? And Corky mugs uncontrollably? I will say that I admire how the band made this song sound like a tango. And the dancing itself isn't bad. I mean, it's kind of stiff, but passable.
Bruno thinks they should have played it straight, like they did in the beginning, and skipped the comic elements. AGREED, BRUNO! Carrie Ann liked it, and calls her "a sexy senior." But she thinks some of the comic elements threw off their timing. Len tells her that she's here because of her talent, and parts of her routine were great. He thinks it was their best dance so far. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7 and Bruno 7 for a total of 21. They are thrilled with that score.