Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week, EW.com’s collection of reader-submitted ridiculata, is the best way to enjoy Dancing With the Stars without ever having to turn it on. It’s a visual feast of sparkles, fringe, and Maks’ ass. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems!
MOST VALUABLE GEM (MVG) OF THE WEEK: DWARF DOPPELGANGER EDITION
“The two armchairs in Max and Kirstie’s rehearsal studio. Maybe they had to sit down after all that practicing in what looked to be an Italian restaurant.” –MLM, endorsed by gigi
“Was Maks wearing a Life Alert wrist watch during the taped segment? Maybe being ‘sex on a stick’ has life-threatening side effects.” –dr zoid
“In honor of Michael Scott’s last episode of The Office this Thursday, Steve Carrell was looking oh-so-serious over Carrie Ann’s right shoulder all night. That’s what she said!” –Maria, endorsed by Addison, jdessart, Liz, avab, Sarah, Jen P., Canadian Gem Hunter, jdessart
“When Carrie Ann said ‘Mr. Miyagi’ following Ralph’s dance, there was Mr. Miyagi, sitting just to the right of Carrie Ann.” –Kevin M. Kawa, endorsed by Joannie S, Diana
“Jericho’s glitter phoenix looks like Journey’s album art.” –LAGAW, endorsed by Amy in Pittsburgh, duranmom, Xorp, jmm, Dee
“The red firebird on the back of Chris’ shirt was lifted off the hood of my first guilty pleasure, a silver 1979 Pontiac Trans Am.” –Lin
“Behind Mark & Chelsea in the celebraquarium, the way the shiny lining of Ralph’s coat was, it made it look like he was sitting on some Robocop helmet or something.” –Jem Ho
“Chelsea looked like she was rocking a beehive reminiscent of the B52′s Muppet that sang on Sesame Street, if that Muppet had blonder hair.” –Xorp, endorsed by Electronic Neko
“Mark looks like a young version of the Six Flags old man dancer in those glasses.” –jessica, endorsed by Liz, avab, Dee
“While Kendra is dancing past the audience with Louis, there is a guy in the front row who oohs so happy like he struck gold in the front row of a strip club. He is bobbing up and down clapping and it almost looks like his tongue is out” –susan, endorsed by Beth in MI, happygemhunter
“Please please please put up a picture of Kendra’s face after the clip of Bruno played. she looked so much like Michelle Tanner on Full House after Stephanie and DJ made a hole in their dad’s bedroom wall. I know you know what I’m talking about.” –kellen, endorsed by gigi
“Ralph Macchio is Brian Boitano in the 1988 Olympics! Except pinker!” –mccliza, endorsed by Amy in Pittsburgh, orville, Liz, Jem Ho, jmm, LAGAW
“With the long skirt, Ralph kind of looks like one of the Winkie soldiers in Wizard of Oz.” –Kelly, endorsed by JHA, katie
NON-HIDDEN, LIFE-AFFIRMING GEM OF THE WEEK:
“Maks pointing to his bum! Oh, Maks, you don’t need to point. We all saw it.” –Canadian Gem Hunter, endorsed by Joan Holloway, Jem Ho, Rebecca, Jill, Jen P., SunBlitz42, Makstastic, Colleen, B, Lin, KittyVan
Thank you, DANCMSTRs one and all, for a fabulous heap of gems!
HOST’S LEADERBOARD UPDATE: Are Tom’s various post-commercial-break kicks a nod to EW.com’s hidden gem hunters?! “It wasn’t originally so, but it is certainly in the back of my mind now.” YES! “Ya gotta kick!”
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