Bill Nye Eliminated on Dancing With the Stars, Goes Out in Style

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Bill Nye the Science Guy was given the boot on last night's Dancing With the Stars results show, but at least he went out in style with his final routine.

After ignoring doctors' orders to stay off his torn quadricep, the 57-year-old opted instead for a modified “jazz” routine to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”

It was ... awkward. And ridiculous, yet brave and sort of awesome.

Karina Smirnoff spoke of the “superb job” Bill's partner Tyne Stecklein did at crafting a story and dance around essentially a man with a peg leg.

It was pretty impressive, if you look at it from Tyne's end.

Despite Nye's best efforts at wooing the judges with his strange, hobbled sex-robot routine, the duo was the second to be voted off the show in Season 17.

Do you think Bill deserved to go home last night?

While Nye was clearly on his last leg(s), Brant Daugherty and Christina Milian joined him in the bottom three ... which is crazy when you look at Monday's scores.

The Week 3 scoreboard on Dancing With the Stars:

  1. Brant Daugherty (27)
  2. Corbin Bleu, Christina Milian (26)
  3. Elizabeth Berkley, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi (25)
  4. Leah Remini, Bill Engvall, Amber Riley (24)
  5. Jack Osbourne (22)
  6. Valerie Harper, Bill Nye (16)

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente