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Well, onto another season of the same ol’, same ol’. Really, was there anything about last night that was different than anything we’ve seen on the Meet and Greet episode the past 21 seasons? Not really. Sure you had The Drunk and The Mask, but pretty much the same stuff you get on all the first night antics. Cheesy lines out of the limo, guys that last long in the show getting hometown videos in the beginning, guys vying for 1-on-1 time at the cocktail party, then of course, the dejected individuals that showed up there thinking there’s no way they’d go home on the first night, then do, and immediately begin the introspective look at themselves and say, “Maybe somethings wrong with me.” Been there, done that. For 21 seasons straight. But hell, that’s what I’m here for, right? To make fun of it all.
You know me, I’m all for self deprecating humor. If you can’t make fun of yourself, then you can’t make fun of anyone else. I’ve been making fun of myself in this column for 8 years now, so I always appreciate a good laugh at one of the contestants on this show expense. This seasons comes from Rob Dahm, the computer guy from Chicago that was eliminated last night. Someone randomly sent me this video he made of himself and “outtakes” from his first night elimination. Very funny stuff. Check it out:
For those that never saw the promo that ABC was running last week, they showed a quick clip of Rob in his hometown video (which was never shown last night), talking about “wetting the bed”. That’s why he makes the reference in the video above. I guess he figured they were gonna show it last night, but they didn’t. So she really kept Mask Dork around but not this guy? Hey, not saying Rob would’ve been her husband eventually, but we need more comedy in the show like this.
Here’s also something pretty funny. Remember that special ABC ran after Jake’s season on 20/20 where they talked about some of the secrets behind the show? It was right before Ali’s season started filming. Well, watch this video and look at who made final casting for her season. You can see him at the 2:12 mark. It’s Drunk Tim! Ha Ha. Awesome. Goes to show that just because you apply and make final casting one season, doesn’t mean you’re out of the running for any future season. So needless to say, I think this lets Tim off the hook at least a little for his antics last night. If Tim made final casting for Ali’s season, then they go back to him with, “Hey, we didn’t choose you for Ali but we think you’ll be great for Ashley”, you know he went back on the show with an agenda and it was probably staged from the beginning. I bet Ali is really kicking herself that this winner didn’t appear on her season. Roberto must be jealous.
Yesterday I mentioned to you that I had about a list of 15 names that are people I’m fairly certain the show is targeting for “Bachelor Pad”, but as I said, nothing will be official until they come out of the limos and move into that mansion on June 6th. However, with so many people speculating, and me being inundated with emails yesterday asking me what the “tentative” list is, I figured I’d just let you know who I’m hearing are pretty solid choices to be on the show so the rumors can begin. I will say this: The show is going to be telling way more than 20 people “Hey, we want you to do Bachelor Pad”, and will probably even promise some people they’ll be on it and then not cast them. They want to be as secretive as possible about who is actually officially cast so these people can’t start planning their strategies ahead of time. But here’s a pretty good list I have so far. If I had to guess, I’d say you’ll see at least 80-85% of these people on the show:
Rated “R” Rego
Alli (Brad’s season)
Jackie (Brad’s season)
Melissa (Brad’s season)
Raichel (Brad’s season)
Brian Westendorf (DeAnna’s season)
Tanner (foot fetish guy)
Kathryn Sherlock (Jake’s season)
Remember, all speculation at this point. Nothing is official, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see many, if not all, of those people on the show. Obviously, that’s only 15 people and there’s 20 that they cast, so expect a few from Ashley’s season to be there, as well as couple others. Some names I’ve also heard thrown around but not exactly sold on it: Michelle Money, Michael Stagliano, DeAnna, John Hardesty, Susie Williams, Sarah Newlon, Craig Robinson, and Shooter to name a few. I’m sure they want Michelle on there, I just can’t imagine why she would do it, especially after what we saw of her on the “Women Tell All”. Obviously, the fans would want to see her, hell, I would too. But I think she’s being set up for another horrible edit if she does. As is the case with Rozlyn. If both these women want to shed the “villain” label they were given on their respective seasons, I don’t think going on this show is going to do that. In fact, I think it’ll do the opposite. But hey, it’s their decision not mine. I will have the full confirmed cast for you shortly after filming begins I’m sure. On to last night…