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VIDEO: Ralph Macchio Jokes About One-Upping Kirstie Alley's Fall

Apr. 8 2011, Published 9:06 a.m. ET

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We all know that Kirstie Alley had an embarrassing tumble after partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy suffered a muscle spasm during their rumba on Dancing with the Stars this week, getting 21 points for the well-intended, yet flawed set.

So how does Ralph Macchio feel about getting the same score that night -- 21 points -- for his much-smoother rumba?

On Friday's  The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Karate Kid star, appearing alongside his pro dance partner Karina Smirnoff, joked he might have to take a dive himself -- if it'll help him stay afloat on the ABC dance hit!

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"Now, it's surprising to me and I'm sure it's surprising to you all," Ellen said. "Kirstie had the fall and that was just so sad to watch that, and see they had scores that we a little bit lower because of the fall, obviously, but then you all got the same score and you all didn't fall ... what happened?!?"

"Oh, that's right," Macchio replied. "Now that I think of it ... what is that about?

"I think they did a fabulous job and we  watched that ... it was sort of a tough act to follow because they did a great job of finishing that number. I think they were rewarded and commended for that. But, yeah come to think if it ...

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Smirnoff joked they may pick up where Alley left off, saying, "We decided next week, we are really going to work hard doing a great job ... and maybe I'll just push him down the stairs or something!"

“She's going to push me down,” Macchio joked. 

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