As expected, Gary Busey brought the crazy to DANCING WITH THE STARS on Monday night.
The outspoken — and sometimes unpredictable — Oscar winner cha-chaed with pro partner Anna Trebunskaya, but earned more attention for his somewhat incoherent post-dance interview.
“That was more than I knew it would be and what I didn’t know came true because I dance in a cosmos of riddles and nothing means anything to me if I have to think about it,” he told a confused Tom Bergeron.
“And with this young lady, Anna — ‘from Russia with love’ — this is what sculpted me into what I am today dancing…”
“I am going to get this all read back to me so I can savor it later,” the host joked, prompting Busey to zing back: “When I am talking to you, your left eye is spinning.”
The actual performance — which resembled something your drunk uncle might try to embarrass you with at a wedding — was a favorite for the judges (but probably not for the right reasons).
Bruno Tonioli: It was like watching a summer blockbuster. Chaos, mayhem destruction, and yet I kept on watching.
Carrie Ann Inaba: In dance the one thing you have to do is give it your all. I can’t stand watching performances where people mock the routine and they don’t give it. Every move, you were 1000 percent and you were on the beat.
Julianne Hough: “We don’t want you to stop. When we watch, we want to be entertained. I don’t know how great of a cha cha that was, but we were entertained. You stole our hearts and you maybe stole America’s hearts also.”
Busey and Trebunskaya ended up with 15 out of a possible 30, placing them above singer Chaka Khan and reality star Kim Zolciak-Biermann.
“15 equals 6 and 6 is a double trinity,” he tried to explain.
No one was eliminated during the two hour live event. Two couples will be sent home next week — one on Monday and one on Tuesday.
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