Sometimes on “Dancing with the Stars,” you just know that it is time to say farewell and go off into the sunset. Tonight, the person to take his final bow was none other than Andy Dick. Over the weekend, we wrote that we were at the point in the season where the “Less Than Perfect” star was really on borrowed time, and while producers were happy to have him around for entertainment value at first, there comes a point where if you last for a long time in the competition and you’re not good enough to be there, people are going to start shooting their TVs. (Ask Bristol Palin.)
It’s probably a good thing that Andy left this week, mostly because we didn’t want to see him start to become a joke for the wrong reasons. (Carrie Ann Inaba almost did that to him last night when she sandbagged him with a “go home, please” score of 5.) He had a pretty good run on the show, introduced the world to a new and sober side of himself, and hopefully he now feels like his life is somewhat fulfilled.
We’ll close our conversation on Andy by saying that we hope he finds a new sitcom job somewhere, mostly because he is a genuinely funny guy. Many other “Dancing with the Stars” alum (Kirstie Alley, Gilles Marini, Chelsea Kane) have gone on to land roles in scripted shows thanks to their appearances here, so we can only hope it happens for him. It’s just too bad that pilot season is mostly over now, and he may have to wait until next year.
As for the rest of the field, if there was a bottom two, they didn’t really show it. Sean Lowe may have been in more trouble than they showed. Ingo Rademacher was the last celebrity declared safe, which was a little shocking given that he did beat Sean in the one-on-one dance-off at the end of last night.
Do you think that it was Andy’s time to go? If you want to read our full review of Monday’s episode, you can do so over at the link here.