Dancing with the Stars Part I
I found a blog I had written almost ten years ago about Dancing with the Stars. Ten years? It made me wonder what the show has been up to since my life got busy and I stopped watching. And how long has it been on? Holy moly. Since my original blog was pretty long (winded), I’ll break this up into a couple of different parts.
I didn’t watch Dancing with the Stars when it first came out. I remember hearing the title and thinking “Lame! What reality crap will they come up with next?” I succumbed to the dance reality fest when my babe Mario Lopez joined the cast in the third season. I’ve been hooked ever since.
UPDATE: no longer hooked.
The show debuted in June 2005 with hosts Tom Bergeron and Lisa Canning. I didn’t watch then but Lisa must have been better than Samantha Harris. Samantha looks like a bobble head when Tom is talking and a drunk when reading the teleprompter. I hate when she’s talking to the couples just before they get their scores. “We wanted to give people a show. Well, you did give a show. Let’s see how it shows off with your scores.” She takes whatever the star says and quotes it into a segue for scores. It doesn’t really matter what the word is. She’ll manage a segue. It really annoys me and is stupid. If you actually listen to the words that are coming out of her mouth she really makes no sense at all. How did she get the job?
UPDATE: Samantha Harris left after season nine.
The first season apparently only had six couples dancing. The only ones I recognize are Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block and John O’Hurley from Seinfeld and The Young and the Restless. Rounding out the cast were a boxer, a supermodel, an actress, and someone from The Bachelorette.
Season two expanded from an hour show to ninety minutes. It also added a second hour show during the week that was the results show. I think that’s why I eventually stopped watching. It took up too much of my life. The second season had ten couples and, once again, I didn’t recognize most of them. The winner was Drew Lachey who I know from 98 Degrees. The only other people I recognize from that season are Tatum O’Neal, Jerry Rice, and George Hamilton. They also had some actresses I don’t know, a wrestler, rapper, broadcaster, and others.
The third season started bringing in the hotties. I mentioned that I started watching that season because of Mario Lopez from Saved by the Bell. He is so cute. I can’t wait to see him in 40 years. I bet he’ll be a sexy grandpa. This season had 11 couples dancing. In addition to hot Mario, there was also former teen idol Joey Lawrence. He danced with a shaved head. Does that get cold? Harry Hamlin, Willa Ford, Vivica A. Fox, Sara Evans, Emmitt Smith, and Jerry Springer were also on the show as well as others I don’t know. Emmitt won the whole thing but I feel Mario was the better dancer. I like Emmitt though so it was all good.
This concludes part one of my DWTS blog. FYI, they just finished season 27 of the show. Don’t worry. I’m not going to be reviewing all of them. Come back in a few days for my second (and final?) part of this series. Thanks.