By Annie Barrett
Updated October 01, 2013 at 09:32 AM EDT

Bill Nye, TV’s Science Guy, ignored the Dance Doc’s orders to stay off his torn quadricep on Monday’s Dancing With the Stars (read our full recap), opting instead to dance a modified “jazz” routine to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” It was awkward, hilarious, brave, and stupid all at once — and it’s embedded below.

The remaining Dancing With the Stars couples spoke to EW after Week 3’s “Hollywood Night” about Nye’s decision to dance despite his injury. Would they do the same, in his shoes?

“I would,” said Christina Milian as her partner Mark Ballas, ever the sad clown, looked on disapprovingly. “I’d be like, ‘Okay, let’s do this in a wheelchair!” Watch below:

Valerie Harper is totally bluffing! She’s constantly dancing on her torn-up knees, and last week she begged for one of “those shots they give horses.” Sure she was kidding — but she kind of wasn’t!

Karina Smirnoff spoke of the “superb job” Stecklein did at constructing a story and dance around what was essentially a man with a peg leg. It was pretty impressive, if you look at it from her end. Even though her partner was playing some sort of magical Ninja Turtle sex-robot.

Here’s their final dance:

For more Dancing With the Stars, read our Week 3 recap: We’re Up All Night For Good Fun.

Reporting by Michele Stueven.

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