Is it me, or was anyone else quietly sick to their stomach when they heard this week”s dances would be set to TV theme songs? Clearly, someone is feeling some pressure to keep “DWTS” fresh, but really, in the distance I see Fonzie on water skis, people. Sure, many of us have fond memories of goofy old TV theme songs. We may even know the words to some of the really annoying ones. But that doesn”t mean I want to see some D-list celebrity hoofing a foxtrot to “The Facts of Life.” Most theme songs are catchy, yes, but in the way a Wiggles song is catchy. While this may make a song lodge in a deep, dark part of your brain for life, whether you like it or not, it doesn”t make it good dance music. I”m worried that the next theme episode will be dancing to TV jingles of the ’70s and ’80s, and we”ll be watching the celebs waltzing to Alka-Seltzer and RC Cola ditties.
[Full recap of Monday’s (Oct. 18) “Dancing with the Stars” after the break…]
Kurt and Anna