Dancing with the Stars

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

Season 11, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of 2. The first results show of the season.
Original Air Date: Sep 21, 2010

Dancing with the Stars Episode Recap: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 Season 11, Episode 2

The first dance was also the last dance for one couple on Dancing with the Stars as the ABC hit cuts its first pair of the season. Who was the unlucky duo? Find out below!

So, per Tom's and Brooke's tweets, we've got quite the surprising elimination on our hands, one that has "rattled" the producers because they thought this person would be a ratings draw. Hmmm. That eliminates co-bottom-dweller Margaret right off the bat, right? No offense to her, but she was not cast for buzz. I put my money on Bristol, The Sitch or The Hoff.

After a pro dance featuring Maks, Cheryl, Kym, Tony, Anna and Corky performing to Santana, the four lowest-scoring couples stand under the Red Light of Doom.

First two safe couples:
Michael and Chelsie
Margaret and Louis

That means The Sitch and The Hoff are still in jeopardy "because we have an hour to fill," Tom quips.

Adam Carolla's Tour de Dance
The Season 6 alum is dispatched all over the world (or on green screen) via unicycle to examine the origins of the dances on the show. Many types of the jive, from Harlem, were named after Hasselhoff haircuts in the '80s, we learn. The sensual rumba is from Cuba; samba, Brazil; and Viennese waltz, Vienna (duh). It's also the oldest dance, dating back to the 16th century, created by, um, Len. England gave us the quickstep, which is a combo of the Charleston, the foxtrot and "constantly being bombed by Germans," Adam says. And the paso doble, from France, was influenced by flamenco. That's not, he says, to be confused with Bruno's first album cover, Flamin' Co.

The four top-scoring couples trek out to the stage to learn (most of) their fates, but not before some mind-numbing interviews at the make-up counter by Brooke. Can we please stop asking Rick about his "size" (no pun intended)?

Next two safe couples:
Jennifer and Derek
Rick and Cheryl

Kyle and Brandy must sweat it out a bit longer.

After a duet between Daughtry and India.Arie, Brooke quizzes the "middle pack" backstage — horribly. She asks Audrina a question and doesn't put the mic in front of her face until she's practically done speaking. I'm embarrassed for her. I muted through the rest of the interviews. Let me guess: There were more awkward pauses.

To kill more time, we get a package of the cast bonding during the past three weeks. Margaret thinks Rick looks like he's made from delicious toffee. Yum. Florence thinks "The Situation" could mean a lot of things. "Could I see your Situation?" she asks, to which he obliges. Speaking of Sitch, geography is not his forte to say the least. After learning Bristol drove from Alaska to California: "Alaska to Cali? I didn't even know there were roads to connect that."

Next two safe couples:
Audrina and Tony
Florence and Corky

That means Kurt and Bristol are — say it with me — "still in jeopardy."

Following another round of cringeworthy interviews, courtesy of Brooke, we finally get down to business.

Next four safe couples:
Brandy and Maks
Bristol and Mark
Kurt and Anna
The Situation and Karina

The Hoff and Kym, and Kyle and Lacey are left — but are not necessarily the bottom two.

And the first couple booted from the ballroom is ... David and Kym.

"It's been a great ride. I feel bad for Kym because she worked so hard," David says, adding that he's glad he got this far for his daughters, Taylor and Hayley, who are in the audience.

Tom says this first elimination is the "biggest surprise" for him in all 11 seasons. Eh, Hoff's performance was a ticket home, but he was entertaining. I am surprised his pop-culture appeal didn't help him though. Maybe people thought he'd be safe? It's OK, Hoff. Just go on the German version. You've got it in the bag there.

What did you think? Was The Hoff the correct boot? Who would you have kicked off? Why is Brooke incapable of conducting interviews? Does Rick look like he's made from toffee? Do you think The Sitch could name all 50 states? Who's your current pick to win?

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The first dance was also the last dance for one couple on Dancing with the Stars as the ABC hit cuts its first pair of the season. Who was the unlucky duo? Find out below!

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