By Annie Barrett
Updated November 01, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT

Arrested Development

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Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week,’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 stunning awkwardness. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems!


“Karina in the ghost costume looked exactly like George Bluth dressed as God from Creation of Adam in the Living Classics Pageant on Arrested Development. Deeply disturbing.” —Jillibeans

“We got a shot of a ghoulish Princess Sparkles. I loved her straightened hair. Almost didn’t recognize her. Except for her jewels. I said almost.” —Anthony, endorsed by Tay (“is there an ECZ…Enthusiastic Chimes Zombie?”)

“Mr. Wheeler was conducting the band as normal until he heard Tom say his name, then he started conducting like Frankenstein — spooky cute!” —JackieJack W, endorsed by Rebecca, Fringe Fairy

“The trumpet player at the end of the intro looked like the puppet brass player in The Sound of Music!” —nagem

“Rob (as Gomez Addams) was eating Cheryl’s arm like it was a ham sandwich.” —Daphne, endorsed by Blahbity-blah, who thought “ear of corn”

“Is that Uncle Fester sitting a few rows behind Bruno?” —Lady Viola

“Is it just me, or does David Arquette look a little bit like Professor Hinkle from Frosty the Snowman tonight?” —Enthusiastic Comment Lady

“The camera panning to a proud Coco, who went in for the snuggle with Mom as opposed to camera time” —Mellissa

“David, with the dreaded “toilet paper on the bottom of his shoe,” as he ran up the stairs to Brooke-bot” —Kevin, endorsed by Lelo’s boyfriend, Patrycja, Kellen Whaley

“The funny Gomez faces that Rob Kardashian was making in the background during David & Kym’s scoring” —DD60449

“The spider on the dance floor — is it made of dancers’ legs? Very strange.” –DonnaW

“The spider right before JR danced looked Aragog from Harry Potter!” —Tay

“We always nominate Maks’ derriere, but tonight I think we have a new ‘rear apparent’ with JR’s posteriore.” —Daphne

“Whenever the judges were posting their scores, Bruno was talking to someone to his left, but it looked like he was talking to spider graphic in the box.” —Daphne

“Brooke’s confusion over which twins Nancy was talking about when she referred to “chasing after my twins”” —Hiddle

“Derek in the tree looked like Wham!-era George Michael.” —DonnaW

“After Ricki’s dance, there was a quick camera pan to a man who vaguely resembled Sloth from The Goonies. I am thinking it wasn’t a costume.” —Xorp

“JR meaning to just put a hand into Brooke’s commentary but really ending up feeling her up” —Tay, endorsed by Kevin

“After David was waltzing with the skeleton, Kym fell over giggling. It was adorable!” —nicknak, endorsed by Diana B, Kevin, KristieD

“Everyone noticed David *dancing* with the skeleton, but right BEFORE that, when Ricki was getting her scores, he was feeling up Kim’s leg with the skeleton’s hand in the background.” —Eolra

“Carrie Ann adjusting the spider on the Judge’s Table by pulling it closer to her before Maks and Hope’s dance.” —MegJYay

“Ha, I love Carrie Ann’s stank face when Tom introduced Maks and Hope. Tell us how you really feel.” —Freakinfatone

(All three of ’em had stank faces there!)

“At group rehearsal, when Maks and Derek tried to fix Rob’s posture – the minute Maks went to stand behind his back, it looked weird so my hubby screamed ‘He’s going to give him a wedgie!'” —Patrycja

“SKULL LANTERNS held by Team Paso! One of my favorite out of bajillions of bedazzled haunting Halloween gems.” —MegJYay, endorsed by Kellen Whaley


“Camera man wearing a Jason mask and looking directly at the Gem Hunters” –Fringe Fairy

Thank you, DANCMSTRs one and all, for a fabulous heap of gems!


Fringe Fairy

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