Dancing With The Stars

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Tight Pants and Ballroom

Ted McGinley is dancing with new pro Inna. Ted McGinley says he's best known for his role on Married With Children? Really? Because I now him from Happy Days and Love Boat. I guess playing "Where do you know Ted McGinley from?" is probably a generational thing. Inna jokes that Ted is not that graceful, and Ted says that he's just an every guy. Oh, they're dancing to "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys. I freaking love this song. Ted is like a dad who took a couple of dance lessons in preparation for his daughter's wedding. Passable, but not great, and fairly stiff. Given a few more weeks of rehearsal, I bet he'd be better, but that's not going to happen. But he's charming and he's trying and he's smiling and I kind of love him even if he did play an asshole on Sports Night. Bruno thinks Ted needs to be more Cary Grant and less Steve Carell. Len liked the style and the footwork and couldn't have nicer things to say. Carrie Ann thinks Ted will have to overcome his fear more than anything. Ted does look quite terrified. I keep seeing Joey Fatone's fat head behind Tom and it's distracting me. Sometimes HD is a curse instead of a blessing. Scores? Carrie Ann 6, Len 6, and Bruno 6, which again was probably higher than they deserved.

Lance Bass informs everyone that he was the worst dancer in N'Sync, and his partner is Lacey Schwimmer, who wants to bring some edge to the stage. Lacey is wearing an oversized T-shirt to rehearse, and that's it, which looks bizarre. Lance vows that entertainers will take this competition back from the athletes this season. So here's their cha cha cha, and they're both dressed in some sort of post-apocalyptic shredded gear. I have to say, that was the first routine where I stopped typing and just watched, because it was pretty awesome and full of energy. Lance is really, really good. Like everyone's going to be talking about ringers, but I wonder if there wasn't enough cha cha cha in it. Len, of course, says that it was too nontraditional for him. Bruno tries to interrupt and Len gives up. Carrie Ann thought it was hot, and they nailed it. Bruno loved it too, and thinks that they modernized the cha cha cha. You can see Marlee Matlin in the audience mouth, "Oh my God! WOW!" Exactly, Marlee. Lacey tries to make a joke about how, as a young fan of N'Sync, she thought Lance would marry her but now she knows that won't happen. Samantha awkwardly avoids any mention of THE GAY as we wait for scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 6, Bruno 8. I do admire Len for standing up for ballroom standards, but I thought they did actually have a lot of cha cha cha moves in there.

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