This weekâs program promised to be âthe sexiest show ever.â I donât know about you, but when someone or something holds up such a disclaimer, chances are, it rarely lives up to the hype.
Still, the Samba, a Brazilian Carnivale dance that features scantily clad dancers jiggling their hips and wiggling their derrieres at an expeditious pace would seem to have all the fixins of such a claim. After all, itâs from South America. Like all those Victoriaâs Secret supermodels. How could it not smolder?
Those Crazy â80s
First refuting factor of the night was Stacy Keibler talking about her âticklyâ butt. The phrase âtickly buttâ conjures up bad images of â80s Saturday morning cartoons gone very wrong. In fact, Iâm quite certain Papa Smurf might have innocently referred to Smurfette as âmy tickly buttâ and that Adam, Prince of Grayskull, was surely Shiraâs âtickly butt.â
But enough with the pop culture references that would put VH1 to shame, point is that despite her immature, imbecilic descriptions and her Lakers girl get-up, with the overly hair-sprayed teased hair a la Grand Ole Opry circa 1985, Stacy was bootylicious. True, sometimes I just wish she would fall or stumble and judge Bruno Tonioli could stop with the âweapon of mass seductionâ talk, but Stacyâs proven herself a leader. Now if only she could chop her 10 inch legs in half, I might be able to take her seriously as a dancerâŚ
George goes Ape. Yet againâŚ
George Hamilton needs to be voted off the show already. His age is showing and his charm and grace are fading. Survey says: More props, less fancy footwork.
Also his partner Edyta looked like a Chiquita banana this week. Were we supposed to equate George with a monkey in this scenario? Wasnât one week of banana references enough for George? See last weekâs comments.
A few of the couples this week decided to disco the samba up a little. Iâm not sure how I felt about this interpretation, especially as I couldnât quite see the Bee Gees, Donna Summers, or John Travolta dancing the Samba, not would I want to. Lisa and Louisâ Freak Out didnât fully utilize Lisaâs finest assets: her flexibility, gyrating hips, or fast feet. I thought this was Lisaâs dance to lose and that she would flourish. I was wrong.