The Best, Worst & Weirdest Moments From Tonight's 'DWTS'

by Zach Seemayer 7:42 PM PDT, September 29, 2014
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It's movie night on Dancing With The Stars, which means your favorite contestants got down to some of their favorite movies and movie music, leading to some incredibly memorable moments, and some that were embarrassingly wonderful.

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And, yes, one of the dancers had to say goodbye at the end of the night's episode. You can skip to the spoilers at the end if you just can't help yourself. Otherwise, let's take a look at the best, worst and weirdest moments of the evening.


- Dancing Marilyn Monroes

The night started with three silver-clad Marilyn Monroes swirling their dresses and looking generally gorgeous. It's a pretty good sign the night is going to be, at the very least, entertaining.

-Janel Parrish Gets The Show's First Perfect Score

After choosing to do a West Side Story tribute, Janel and her pro partner Val were told that they couldn't legally choreograph anything even resembling West Side Story. They number they did end up creating was, as Bruno put it, "star making" and she was give 10s across the board, earning the season's very first perfect score in only the third week.

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-Bethany Mota Gets The Show's Second Perfect Score

Two 40s in one night! Bethany and Derek did a gorgeous 'Signing In The Rain' performance that the judges responded to very strongly.

- Alfonso Ribeiro's Austin Powers-Themed Quickstep

The former Fresh Prince star dipped his toe in real, honest-to-goodness ballroom dancing set to the theme of Austin Powers: Goldmember. Aside from just being fun to watch, Ribeiro managed to pull the whole thing off in a purple velvet suit.

-Lea Thompson Recreates Back To The Future

Lea Thompson, in a very, very sexy pink prom dress, danced with Artem Chigvintsev to ' The Power Of Love', recreating an iconic moment from the movie that put Thompson's name on the map. And despite the dance not being perfectly received, it was wildly fun to bask in the nostalgia.

- Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas' Tribute To Up

The Duck Dynasty star and her pro partner did a beautiful, pitch-perfect dedication to the Pixar classic Up. It was beautiful, well-executed and it made us remember the first 10 minutes of Up, so of course tons of sobbing followed shortly.

- Kevin Hart Scoring However He Wants

Kevin Hart was sitting in for Len tonight, and he scored people however he felt like, including giving a 9 to Betsey Johnson when the other three gave her 7s and 6s. It was simply hilarious to see the monkey wrench he threw in the proceedings.


- Tony Dovolani Turns Into A Ghost

Betsey Johnson danced to the song 'Unchained Melody' from the movie Ghost. Admittedly, the performance was fun and Johnson has an incredible ability to do the splits considering she's 72 years old, but did Tony need to appear as a ghost via the magic of weird special effects?

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- Antonio Sabato Jr. Doesn't Embrace The Theme

Antonio Sabato Jr. and his pro partner Cheryl Burke danced to 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' specifically in reference to Guardians Of The Galaxy. Then, when they hit the stage, was Antonio in an awesome red leather duster? Was Cheryl decked out in green body paint? No! He wore a tux and she wore a sparkly gown. You got Alfonso in a velvet suit and Michael Waltrip in a full-on Robin Hood outfit with a fog machine and some trees, and all Antonio wore was whatever he found in the DWTS spare outfit closet?


Bethany Mota & Derek Hough - 40
Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy - 40
Tommy Chong & Peta Murgatroyd - 34
Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson - 32
Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas - 32
Jonathan Bennett & Allison Holker - 32
Lea Thompson & Artem Chigvintsev – 31
Betsey Johnson & Tony Dovolani - 29
Antonio Sabato, Jr. & Cheryl Burke - 29
Michael Waltrip &Emma Slater - 28
Randy Couture & Karina Smirnoff – 26


At the end of the night, three couples found themselves on the chopping block based on the combined judges scores from last week's episode and view votes.

Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. and his partner Cheryl Burke, Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett his partner Allison Holker, and MMA fighter Randy Couture and pro Karina Smirnoff took the stage, waiting to see who would be send home. After a few long, agonizing moments of suspense-building, Randy Couture was given the bad news that his DWTS run had ended.

With two perfect scores, the field is narrower and there are a few clear front-runners, but anything can happen when audience votes are taken into consideration.