Dancing with the Stars

2005, TV Show

Dancing with the Stars Episode: "Dancing With the Stars"

Season 11, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: The fifth week of performances features contestants dancing to TV-theme songs.
Original Air Date: Oct 18, 2010

Dancing with the Stars Episode Recap: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 Season 11, Episode 10

Dancing with the Stars' TV Theme Week wraps up as the top 8 bids farewell to one more couple. Who didn't make it past prime-time? Find out below!

After setting a world record for most useless filler Monday night, we get right down to business with the two lowest-scoring couples, Kyle and Lacey, and Bristol and Mark. Kyle doesn't think they deserved a 5 Monday, while Bristol and Mark are basically expecting to be under the Red Light of Doom.

First round of results:
Kyle and Lacey are safe.
Bristol and Mark are safe.

Ah, Bristol catches a break on her birthday week. Who will it be? Florky? Audrina? Meanwhile, Brandy and Maks get the encore for their enchanting quickstep. Good call!

In honor of TV Theme Week, we are subjected to pseudo-infomercials featuring the cast. Among them: Easy Steps, in which we learn Derek is worth $150 (so he's cheap and easy?) and an ad for David "The Sledgehammer" Hasselhoff, a personal dance injury lawyer. The best (and by best, I mean most disturbing): Bruno hawking his dance DVDs — Bring It Like Bruno and Bring It Like Bruno: A Little Harder — in which he, along with Lacey and Mark, teaches such moves as the Tight End, the Pencil Sharpener and the Naughty Puma. It's all borderline soft-core porn. Family show, people!

Next round of results:
Brandy and Maks are safe.
Jennifer and Derek are still in jeopardy.

Next is time for a nice tug-at-your-heartstrings story. Dancing and dancing fans the Mwano family — consisting of mom Bernadette and five sons — are in the house. They are from the Congo, where their father was assassinated, and Bernadette moved the clan to the U.S. To honor her, all five boys are performing the cha-cha with Chelsie, Kym, Lacey, Karina and Anna. It's a sweet number, especially with the youngest little boy, and Bernadette is moved to tears.

Next round of results:
Kurt and Anna are safe.
Rick and Cheryl are still in jeopardy.

After performances from Shakira and Jason DeRulo — performing "Georgia on My Mind" no less (he gets props for no Auto-Tune... and not singing his name) — Tony tells Brooke that the band screwed up the first four bars of their song, so it threw him and Audrina off. Ah, this is the second time this season the band "messed up" their song. Coincidence? I think not.

Next round of results:
Audrina and Tony are safe.
Florence and Corky are still in jeopardy.

But the bigger news is that Carrie Ann the Lift Cop was correct: Audrina and Tony performed the illegal move in their rumba, though he still denies it and shoots her a death stare. Tony still hates Carrie Ann after all these seasons. Love it!

Next round of results:
Jennifer and Derek are safe.

Ha, like they were ever really in jeopardy. Nobody puts Baby in the bottom two. That leaves Rick and Cheryl, and Florence and Corky. And the couple going home is... Florence and Corky!

Ah, so no more cheeky innuendos and AARP bump-and-grind. It was Florky's time, but I'm slightly sad for her since she's one of those fanatics who has been dying to do the show since forever. Five weeks is better than none. Florence, who has been in television for 50 years, says Dancing "is one of the best produced shows I've ever been on and she hopes she "inspired people to get off their behinds."

What do you think? Did the right person get the boot? Who's going to pick up her dirty-old-lady schtick? What was your favorite infomercial? Would you by Easy Steps or Bring It Like Bruno? Would you retain The Sledgehammer? Did you, uh, get something in your eye too when the Mwano boys danced? Are you excited for Rock 'n' Roll Week next week? Will Tony continue to deny they did a lift? Will he and Carrie Ann ever make up?

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Dancing with the Stars' TV Theme Week wraps up as the top 8 bids farewell to one more couple. Who didn't make it past prime-time? Find out below!

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