We've got a weird situation.
On Monday's Dancing With the Stars, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino performed a wacky version of the foxtrot that had the judges scratching their heads.
The week's theme was "story night," so he and partner Karina Smirnoff (who danced to the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow") chose to use a time machine as a prop to tell a story through time.
Carrie Ann Inaba liked it, calling it "boom boom wow." But Len Goodman was more critical: "If that's your future, I am glad I live in the past. I don't wanna be nasty, but if you were dancing in my backyard, I'd have to draw the curtain. It was a bizarre performance." Bruno Toniolo called it a "land of the lost fox trot," though he added it was "entertaining … in a very weird way."
The Situation got a 20 out of 30, barely beating out the night's other closely watched contestant, Bristol Palin, whose foxtrot earned her a low 19 out of 30 ("I didn't quite get it," Carrie Ann said of Bristol's routine).
Margaret Cho was the night's lowest scorer, with 18 out of 30. The night's highest: Audrina Patridge, who earned a stellar 26 out of 30.
Tell Us: Who was worse tonight: The Situation or Bristol?
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