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Dancing With the Stars Episode Recaps
week 1 recap

air dates: September 21, 22, 23

overview of this week's competition:
The fellas dance Monday, the ladies Tuesday, results on Wednesday when two couples get eliminated!


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judges' best quotes

Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli
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  • Len (to Chuck): "It was a little aggressive."
  • Carrie Ann (to Tom DeLay): "That was surreal."
  • Len (to Tom D): "Parts were magic, parts were tragic."
  • Bruno (to Tom D): "You're crazier than Sarah Palin."
  • Len (to Donny): "Too theatrical, too much razzamatazz"

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episode videos

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best moments

Louie Vito
Donny's facial expressions
Michael Irvin's solo boogie
Tom DeLay lip-synching "Wild Thing"
Louie's backflip at the start of the group salsa
This group of people sitting on a couch with their arms around each other: Michael Irvin, Donny Osmond, Louie Vito, Tom DeLay. Nowhere else on television....

cringe-inducing moments

Tom Delay
Bruno calling Louie a "hobbit"
Nearly any moment involving Tom DeLay
Donny falling onto his battery pack
Samantha trying and failing to get the stars to bag on each other after the group dances.

talk about this episode

What did you think of the first episode of Week 1?
Is Mark Dacascos still a dark horse?

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