09/16/2014 09:20 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 00:52 EDT

'Dancing With The Stars': Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro) Kills It In Premiere (VIDEO)

A healthy dose of awesome nostalgia on the "Dancing With the Stars" season premiere — Carlton killed it.

"That was without question the best dance of the night."

Yes, Alfonso Ribeiro is best known as Carlton from "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" ... and of course we all remember the Carlton, made famous on the show.

He did not do that signature move Monday night — we’re guessing he’ll keep it in his back pocket in case he needs some votes. But he did score serious points from the judges.

Ribeiro had the night’s highest score, and the performance earned him a standing ovation.

He said he was on Broadway as a child and loves dancing, but hadn't done it in a while. A little hard to believe.

The consensus from fans and critics? Ribiero stole the show.