"DWTS" Week 4 Recap: Thanks for the Memories (and Please Pass the Tissues)

October 9, 2017

Not to pull a Captain Obvious or anything, but the “Most Memorable Year” episode of “Dancing with the Stars” is always, um, super-memorable. Each celeb performs in a number that recalls (often painful or extremely difficult) personal memories, and the result is an emotional doozy. Celebs are crying, pro partners are crying, I’m not crying, YOU’RE CRYING!

How better to channel the sheer poetry that was last night’s episode than through, well, some more poetry? With that in mind, I’ve created incredibly profound, 100% serious haiku for the three moments that will be most memorable for me, with a bonus—the always-heartbreaking elimination. You’ll have to watch the videos to really get what I’m oh-so-poetically hinting at, but let’s be real: You were going to binge-watch them all anyway because, even after 24 seasons, you’re still just as “DWTS”-obsessed as we are. (You can so sit with us.)

Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke’s Viennese Waltz to Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing”

Rhythm and rhyme YES

Not just your first names, your moves!


Vanessa Lachey and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s Rumba to Nick Lachey’s “Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)”

Liquid, simple, smooth

For hotter chemistry, try:

Maksim-um drama

Drew Scott and Emma Slater’s Jive to Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now”

You gangle-tron men

How can awk moves still win hearts?

Because duh you’re twins


Bye, Derek Fisher

Adorbs jazz wasn’t enough

Sharna loves you, though! <3