Ooooohhhhh, gonna start things off before the recap today with three videos for you to check out. One is about the show, one is about a contestant, and one is about, well, me and my inability to know where the hell to put my hands during a stand up interview. It’s all very confusing. You’ll see.
Remember how Lucy used to eff with Charlie by telling him she’ll hold the ball out for him to kick, only to pull it back at the last second every time? Well, the producers/editors of the “Bachelor” are effing with the audience again and giving misleading promos. I’ve given you numerous occasions throughout the years where I’ve tried to point out to you how much editing can play a role in what you see, what you think, and what you feel really happened. This year is no different. Yet another classic example of the editors/producers of this show playing mind games with the audience to make them think something that isn’t. I wanted to take a piece out of the early season promo to show you exactly what I’m talking about. This was in the promo they debuted on “Good Morning America” a while back, then replayed last week after the episode aired. Here’s the clip:
Here’s the transcript of this audio:
Voice-over: “This morning when I woke up, I pictured myself with Ben but…I’ve done a 180 from this morning. Ummm…maybe I’m realizing that it’s really real now and that’s really scary.”
Ben: “I’m so happy right now. I’m happy. This…is one of the best days of my life.”
Voice-over: “I thought I was ready to be a wife and mom, but, there’s no way I can do that right now. Sorry.”
Ben: (Presumably as the girl is arriving at the final rose ceremony): “Hi.”
Lets clear up a few things that video is trying to portray vs. what is actually happening. The video is trying to make you think that one of the women arriving at the final rose ceremony (the one boarding the helicopter in the long black coat, the one walking in the ruffled the dress around the corner from the bushes, and the one in the long black coat covering the covering the ruffled dress walking forward) is the same women who is giving the voice-over. It’s not. They want to make you think that the ending is this tragic ending where someone Ben is so happy and in love with is about to reject him. Couldn’t be further from the truth.
The woman in the voice-over is 100% Nicki. The woman in the black coat and ruffled dress is Lindzi arriving at the final rose ceremony. These are two mutually exclusives events. They’re trying to make you think the voice-over and the clip of the girl arriving (Lindzi) are one in the same. They’re not.
In terms of the who/why/what behind why Nicki is saying that at some point this season, I don’t know. I just know it’s her voice. In fact, we may not ever hear her actually say it during an episode this season. Maybe they’re just using it in promos to trick people. They’ve done it many times before and I’m sure they’ll do it again. Hell, anyone that’s heard Kacie, Nicki, Courtney, and Lindzi speak these first few episodes can piece together that is Nicki. Maybe this means Nicki came to some realization in Switzerland that she couldn’t do this anymore and eliminated herself – I don’t know. I just know she goes at the final three, Lindzi and Courtney are your final two, and he is engaged to Courtney. Can’t be more clear on that. So, they tried to be tricky, but it didn’t work. Sorry guys. Better luck next season.
As I mentioned, last week I found out that Jamie Otis was competing in the Miss NY pageant this upcoming weekend in Westchester, NY. Just click on the play button to start it:
Is this like what got her in the competition, or something that she has to make after she’s already been accepted? I would think that she could possibly fair well in the pageant this weekend, but if I were a judge, and I found out she basically went on the “Bachelor” to promote herself (which is quite obvious now), I’d basically knock her score down. 10 for the bathing suit part of the competition, but zeroes across the board for everything else. Good thing I’m not a judge in Westchester County.
Looks like on Mondays at 5:15, WFAA Channel 8 here in Dallas is gonna have me on talk about the upcoming episode for that night. Here was last night’s appearance.
Never done a stand up interview before, and you can see at the end, I’m about to put my hands in my pockets but then say, “Uhhh, f-it. I’ll just hold them in front of me.” Real slick move. Barely noticeable. Not. Is that right? Do I have them down by my side? Do I have them folded in front of me? Do I clasp them in front of me down below my waist? See, I told you I know nothing about TV. I’m new to all this. I will take all your suggestions and react accordingly next week. If you have television experience, your opinion will probably be weighted a little heavier. And yes, I talk with my hands a lot. I’m aware of that. I’m like a chick that way. Can’t help it.