Dancing With the Stars

Season 3 Episode 1

Episode 301

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 12, 2006 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Episode 301
Season Premiere. The contestants are introduced. The men performed the Cha Cha and the women performed the Foxtrot.

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  • you meet all the new people

    this was acctully a good first episode, the first guy was good but it didnt really like him, the news guy was horible, but i like him, he was funny. i only liked two of the girls, vivica and that girl from disney chanel. i like jerry springer, he funny too, and i really like funny guys, the foot ball player was really good and it was fun to watch him dance, so hes one of my favorite, but mario beats them all, he is just so hot and he can dance! plus i'm kinda a fan of saved by the bell. : ) also the songs werent that good.moreless
  • Fine example!

    I love this show as this is a fine example

    Of what I love about the show. To see people

    That used to be stars now trying to reclaim their "stardom"

    In a sense. From acting(Mario Lopez), talk shows(Jerry Springer) & to sports(Emmitt Smith!)

    Paired up with professional dancers as it is back once again! Can't hardly wait!
  • Never Watched This Before, It's Quite Entertaining

    I skipped the first two seasons of this series because none of the celebrity dancers really interested me. However, I figured I should watch this installment as a fan of the lovely Vivica A. Fox and former teen idols Mario Lopez and Joey Lawrence. Having Jerry Springer on was bizarre but I have to admit I was curious to see how he'd do, too! I'm not a dancer, never have been, know nothing about it, so I give all of the stars credit. I will have to say that Mario Lopez and his partner were amazing - they were really great! Vivica was in fine form as well, Joey was good, and Shanna Moakler and Willa Ford weren't anything special but they seemed to be enjoying themselves. However, there were messes like Tucker Carlson and the NFL player. Also pretty embarassing was Harry Hamlin - and was it necessary for his obnoxious bug-faced wife Lisa Rinna to be there? What is wrong with that woman? Those lips! That orange skin! Acting like she's a teenager! When they showed her in the audience, I was hoping Vivica would jump in and use some of her Kill Bill moves on her. No such luck.

    But of all the couples, Mario Lopez and his partner were tops.moreless
Alan Dedicoat

Alan Dedicoat


Bruno Tonioli

Bruno Tonioli


Carrie Ann Inaba

Carrie Ann Inaba


Emmitt Smith

Emmitt Smith

Season 3 - Celebrity Dancer

Harry Hamlin

Harry Hamlin

Season 3 - Celebrity Dancer

Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer

Season 3 - Celebrity Dancer

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (4)

    • According to the judges votes tonight, Mario Lopez & Karina Smirnoff were in first place with a score of 26. Tucker Carlson & Elena Grinenko were in last place with a score of 12.

    • Dances, Music, and Scores - Week 1

      Joey & Edyta - Cha Cha
      "I Like the Way You Move" by Body Rockers
      Carrie Ann...7, Len...7, Bruno...7
      Score: 21

      Sara & Tony - Foxtrot
      "Mandy" by Barry Manilow
      Carrie Ann...5, Len...5, Bruno..5
      Score: 15

      Tucker & Elena - Cha Cha
      "Dancing in the Street" by David Bowie/Mick Jagger
      Carrie Ann...5, Len...4, Bruno...3
      Score: 12

      Monique & Louis - Foxtrot
      "Baby Love" by Diana Ross
      Carrie Ann...6, Len...6, Bruno...7
      Score: 19

      Emmitt & Cheryl - Cha Cha
      "Son of a Preacher Man" by Dusty
      Carrie Ann...8, Len...8, Bruno...8
      Score: 24

      Willa & Maksim - Foxtrot
      "True" by Spandau Ballet
      Carrie Ann...7, Len...7, Bruno...8
      Score: 22

      Mario & Karina - Cha Cha
      "Walkin' on the Sun" by Smash Mouth
      Carrie Ann...9, Len...8, Bruno...9
      Score: 26

      Shanna & Jesse - Foxtrot
      "Saving All My Love" by Whitney Houston
      Carrie Ann...7, Len...5, Bruno...6
      Score: 18

      Harry & Ashly - Cha Cha
      "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps
      Carrie Ann...5, Len...6, Bruno...6
      Score: 17

      Vivica & Nick - Foxtrot
      "I Just Wanna Make Love to You" by Etta James
      Carrie Ann...6, Len...8, Bruno...8
      Score: 22

      Jerry & Kym - Cha Cha
      "Hey Daddy" by Della Reese
      Carrie Ann...5, Len...5, Bruno...6
      Score: 16

    • The first standing ovation of the season was for Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke.

    • The celebrities were paired up with:

      Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff
      Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
      Shanna Moakler and Jesse DeSoto
      Joey Lawrence and Edyta Sliwanska
      Willa Ford and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
      Jerry Springer and Kym Johnson
      Vivica A. Fox and Nick Kosovich
      Sara Evans and Tony Dovolani
      Tucker Carlson and Elena Grinenko
      Monique Coleman and Louis Van Amstel
      Harry Hamlin and Ashly DelGrosso