We were all thinking the same thing when Alfonso Ribeiro, best known as uptight Carlton on Fresh Prince, was cast for this season of Dancing With the Stars: Dude is going to do the Carlton dance, and he's probably going to win it all. Last night, Ribeiro delivered.
Viewers could tell it was on from the opening notes of Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual," but a sweater-sporting Ribeiro and partner Witney Carson wisely saved the Carlton until the end of their performance, earning them a perfect 40 out of 40.
Now that he's deployed his not-so-secret weapon in just the fourth episode, Ribeiro will have to get through the rest of the season without it. On the other hand, viewers and judges could have turned against him if he'd held out any longer.
But what do I know? I was convinced Bill Nye had Season 17 in the bag, and we all saw how well that went.