‘So You Think You Can Dance’: The Season’s Best Celeb Judges
We loved Lady Gaga's guest judge stint (FOX/Adam Rose)
10. Megan Mullally
She started out strong with talk of leg extensions and then devolved into a puddle of "wows" after a Travis Wall routine. And we personally blame her indecision during the elimination round as a contributing factor to four people going home in one brutal sweep. Nigel, too, but mostly Megan.
9. Robin Antin
Technically, she was a choreographer and shouldn't be on this list, but she didn't really do much in the way of choreography (we're not counting her Dance Day routine). Instead, she was a "famous" face who used the show as a casting call. Listen up, Robin: This is not "The Pussycat Dolls Present" -- it's "So You Think You Can Dance," where dancers do more than just gyrate in their underwear (most of the time, at least).
8. Carmen Electra
She didn't have as much experience with dancing as some of the other panelists (her performances with the Pussycat Dolls formed the bulk of it) and said things like "Dang, girl, you were poppin' so hard!" Still, she was largely inoffensive.
7. Katie Holmes
She knows a thing or two about dance and is highly familiar with the show and the dancers -- as well as with "Saturday Night Fever." She was excited to be there (or perhaps just to be allowed out of the house on her own), but she could have been a bit more critical instead of spending time admiring the fashions.
6. Debbie Reynolds
The classically trained dancer spent the entire night hitting on some of the attractive young male dancers, basically trying to convince them to come home with her. Not that we blame her at all.
5. Christina Applegate
Her major dance credit seems to be "Sweet Charity" on Broadway, but she tapped into the emotional dimension when she talked about how Sasha destroyed her with a quiet movement of her fingers. She also made us laugh with her talk of whacking and dropped crotches -- we're always suckers for saucy innuendo.
Watch Christina Applegate praise "SYTYCD" finalist Sasha right here:
4. Neil Patrick Harris
He was almost a perfect judge, and had he been on before Jesse Tyler Ferguson, he probably would have been a notch or two higher on this list. He did a great job and was both eloquent and critical, but he just lacked the humor that the "Modern Family" star brought. We like our judges to appear to be really enjoying themselves.