Knowing they may only get one chance to dork out on Star Wars with Dancing with the Stars contestant Billy Dee Williams (aka Lando Calrissian), the ABC show staged a celebration of the franchise during its premiere episode with Williams dancing a glorious cha-cha with his much more enthusiastic partner Emma Slater. There were cameos from R2-D2 and twirling stormtroopers (yes, twirling stormtroopers!), and they even put Ewoks in the crowd to cheer them on. It was all so… deliciously corny.
Unfortunately, no amount of Star Wars-themed music and delightful Ewok cameos could help propel the slow-moving Williams above a last-place finish. While he may have a place in J.J. Abrams Star Wars sequel, his time on Dancing with the Stars (or should we call it, Dancing with the Star Wars??) will most likely end on this spectacular note.
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