The Bachelor Sean Recap Including Upskirts and More Horrible Editing

January 22nd, 2013 | 42 Comments | Posted in The Bachelor 17 - Sean

So the vegan donuts arrived on Saturday from Vegan Treats in Bethlehem, PA. I received a box of a half dozen (2 each of three different types of donuts), and for the first time ever treated myself to a vegan dessert. Or vegan anything for that matter. So, what’s the final verdict? They were better than I thought they’d be. Very impressed and ashamed I was so stubborn into thinking I wouldn’t like them. Am I going to become a vegan now and maybe mimic Catherine by starting my own vegan blog? Uhhhh, no. And there’s one easy, simple reason as to why: I have a soft spot for crappy food. Sorry. Too tough to resist. Not to mention what huge steak lover I am: Delmonico’s, Del Frisco’s, Bob’s Steak and Chophouse, Ruth’s Chris, III Forks, Morton’s, etc. You name it, I love it. You will never be able to drag me away from those. And not to sound morbid here, but if I ever do something in my life that puts me in the “chair,” (and by the way NZK Productions is acting, it seems like that’s exactly where they’d like me to end up someday), I will request my final meal to be a 9 oz filet, with a side of grilled shrimp, country mashed potatoes, and cream corn from any of those fine steakhouse establishments. My mouth is watering just thinking of that right now. So thank you to Vegan Treats, I enjoyed your donuts, and will not be afraid in the future to try them again.

Last season, ABC started a new trend that on Thursday of every week, rather than having one of the eliminated contestants be the one to do a conference call with the media, they are having people who were actually relevant and still competing on the show do it. Last Thursday, Sarah spoke to the media regarding the show, even though she’s still on it. As you can tell from reading, you’re not gonna get much from her in terms of cattiness and sniping at any of the other girls. Not surprising. Sarah does not seem like someone who would come on after the fact and start trashing people. Judging by her answers, you’d think that she was engaged to Sean. She liked EVERYTHING about the show. Every girl was great, the dates were amazing, the experience was awesome, blah blah blah. Although outside of Tierra, and maybe Amanda if she ever gets to do an interview, it probably doesn’t look like any of Sean’s girls are really gonna have that nasty mean streak in them to trash Sean or anyone else. Oh well. My guess though this week is Kacie will be on the conference call.

ABC announced last week that in 2 weeks, the “Bachelor” will air back-to-back new episodes on Mon. Feb. 4th & 5th. Feb. 4th will be the episode that took place in Montana, and the next night, they are going to show the episode that took place in Lake Louise, Canada. Great. Can’t wait to write columns on back-to-back nights. My head is gonna explode. This definitely clears things up, because earlier this season as I was looking ahead at the schedule, and knowing that “Dancing with the Stars” premieres Mar. 18th, there was one less Monday than there were “Bachelor” episodes. So unless they were moving something to a Sunday night again, I wasn’t sure how the season was gonna fit. Now we do. So I’m guessing this is how we can see the rest of the season play out:

Episode 4: Jan. 28th (Los Angeles)
Episode 5: Feb. 4th (Whitefish, Montana)
Episode 6: Tues. Feb. 5th (Lake Louise, Canada)
Episode 7: Feb. 11th (St. Croix)
Episode 8: Feb. 18th (Hometowns)
Episode 9: Feb. 25th (Overnights)
Episode 10: Mar. 4th (Women Tell All)
Episode 11: Mar. 11th (Finale and “After the Final Rose”)

No word yet on if the ATFR show is going to be live like it was for Emily’s season. If that’s what they decide to do again, I’m sure they’ll send out a press release sometime in February about it.

One last link to this Manti Te’o story that I thought you should read. In case you didn’t know, the full transcript of his off-camera interview with ESPN is up. It’s in this link that I’m including. The best part about this column is that it takes a more humorous approach, and, it’s actually written by a guy I know who actually attended Notre Dame and is a complete Notre Dame homer. Even he realizes how ridiculous Manti sounds. I like objectivity, and what better way to get that, than have a Notre Dame grad essentially laughing at some of Manti’s answers that still should have people scratching their head. We’ll probably never get the full story (even after he talks to Katie Couric on Thursday), but it sure is fun to speculate about. Check out this link, written by Sean Pendergast, aka the “Cablinasian,” aka “5-time, 5-time, 5-time, 5-time, 5-time Smackoff Champion,” aka “my nemesis in sports talk radio from years ago.” Great column, Sean.

A few of you emailed me after Monday’s episode and mentioned to me you could’ve sworn you saw Leslie Hughes from Sean’s season on an episode of “Happy Endings” last week. Yes, you did. That was her. When Leslie was first confirmed I told you she had a pretty extensive IMDB page, and had just recently been on that George Lopez’ reality dating show “Take Me Out.” So when I go back on that page, I see that she’s gonna be in an upcoming episode of “90210″ as a “poker dealer.” Can’t wait to see that one. Should be a doozy. But yeah, Leslie is an actress that had gigs before this show and has gigs lined up afterwards. Sooooooo that should answer any of your questions as to whether or not they’re really casting the 26 most suitable and compatible women to be Sean Lowe’s wife. They’re not. Lets begin…

42 thoughts on “The Bachelor Sean Recap Including Upskirts and More Horrible Editing

  1. FYI – The 90210 episode that Lesley Hughes is in airs Feb 4….it’s called “Here Comes Honey Bye Bye “.

  2. I was hoping Steve would comment on the AWKWARD fact that poor Sarah didn’t have a date this week since she’d already had a one-on-one and she couldn’t be put on a date where they played beach volleyball. Talk about the elephant in the room! Also, its not too hard to bring her dog when she lives in LA anyway. As for Kacie’s dress, the only thing worse than the wet suit was the neon yellow scrunchie she had in her pony tail that night!! Finally, I kept wondering if AshLee actually walked around the amusement park the entire time in those shoes. Poor thing. At least Sean got the memo about wearing the proper walking attire. Love the column Steve!

  3. Great, now I just want to go home and watch National Lampoons Vacation and The Breakfast Club. Great movies. Oh, and okay I will admit that I am guilty of watching an episode or two of Saved by the Bell last week when I was out sick.

    Speaking of Saved by the Bell, Kacie’s dress (if you can call it that) was beyond hideous, and I definitely saw a scrunchie in her hair.

  4. I love that you pick up on things that I normally wouldn’t when watching the show – like bad editing and crotch shots.

  5. Sean and Lesley’s kiss reminded me of when I was a kid and I used to mash Barbie and Ken’s plastic faces together to simulate them making out.

  6. As a 28 year old heterosexual male, I can tell you that the “up the skirt” shots, as Steve puts it, does wonders for attracting male viewership. That dress that Lesley wore for her date made me break out in a cold sweat. I’ve gotten two of my guy friends hooked. Kudos to ABC for finding ways to expand their demographic!

  7. So Leslie H. is playing a poker dealer on 90210? Did anyone else notice that that’s what they have listed as her occupation? Maybe she really IS one, but my guess is that they had to put something other than actress to avoid raised eyebrows?

  8. That’s funny AJ!! Another horrible editing job I noticed last night was when the losing volleyball team was in the loser van. It looked to be pitch dark outside – and the volleyball game looked to have been played in broad daylight. Did it take them that long to get the girls to cry over losing the game??

    On the kissing note, I also noticed how awkward it seemed. The two males in my house, a 46-year old and a 13-year old, said it looked perfectly natural and I must not know how to kiss. I sure hope they were kidding!!

    And I love me some Steve, and he has commented several times on his less-than-stellar grammar skills, but dang!! It’s “THROES” of passion and “MAIMED”. Get with the program Steve, or better yet, send your column to me to proofread before you post it. Love ya, mean it!!

  9. And another thing – I’ll never claim to be a supermodel, but a lot of the girls on this season are very unattractive to me. I never usually notice that much, but there are some that are either getting bad lighting or something….and really, even if we didn’t have the spoilers, I think 3 of the final 4 most long-time viewers could have figured out anyway – Des and AshLee for sure and maybe Lindsay. Unless next week on his date with Selma he just gushes on and on about her, too. They are really playing up this no interaction with Catherine thing. And I am so curious about Steve’s comments about Kacie and what they showed last night not being the true reason she left.

  10. 1. wrong spelling… Ste-Croix-du-Verdon … is the right name

    2. there is NO sand beaches on this artificial lake

    3. with little researches of your part you would have see that there is NO such background at the lake of Ste-Croix-du-Verdon… http://www.flickr.com/photos/9674922@N04/7698510098/ that’s pretty much what you see all around the lake well known for kayak and electric small boats.

    Guess those were taken even later.

  11. In that kissing scene, did you notice how he bent her backwards for almost the entire 3+ minutes. Unless she’s a former gymnast, I would say that’s the reason why he said in an ITM that “Lesley was shaking”. That looked SO painful, almost as painful as the ridiculous three minute “kiss”. I give that scene my vote for WORST Bachelor moment EVER!

  12. My husband and I couldn’t believe how short Lesley’s dress was on that kissing date! And Kacie’s work-out dress with matching yellow neon scrunchie was hideous! The 80′s (or was it the 90′s) are calling, and they want their dress back!

  13. Gotta be honest…I left The Bachelor at the 1/2 way mark going to a much better show, Kevin Bacon in The Following on Fox at 9:00. Man that was a refreshing change from watching Sean suck upper lips again and again and again! How sad that a 29 year old still hasn’t a clue as to how to kiss a woman. And did it actually look like he licked her upper lip too! Barf. He also can’t find lips if given a map and instead settled to an area below the nose and just above the upper lip! Ugh. The whole scene was painful to watch so I gave up at the 1-1/2 minute mark!

    If I had to put up with that horrific “kissing” (and I use the term loosely), he’d be gone after date one! God he is sooo bad! And nothing coming out of his mouth is in the least bit interesting or exciting. The man is a bore….plain and simple. Good luck Catherine…if you can’t loosen him up…it will be another short engagement!

    Perhaps his only claim to fame is hours and hours in a gym! Whopeee….how exciting. NOPE. Now if he was tall, dark and handsome…I’d be interested. Sean is not a good looking guy.

    Soooo….next week, it’s Kevin Bacon and his terrific, action packed new show for me!

  14. @Mary3000
    Sean goes to St.Croix with his girls, which is one of the US Virgin Islands. Sandy beaches surrounded by ocean. What you re talking about,Ste. Croix du Verdon, is in France. It is not where Sean goes.

  15. Note to Kacie:

    Perhaps before your next date or attempt at dating you should figure out who you want to be and gain some more self-confidence…..men like a woman who knows who she is.

    I think Sean is refreshing in many ways but I would also be concerned that he may be a bit wimpy. Not sure.

  16. Kacie didn’t have a scrunchie in her hair, it was just a neon colored string. She was wearing it around her wrist during the group date.

    So since Desiree didn’t actually get the last rose, why did the producers think it would be good to make it look like she did? Least suspenseful rose ceremony ever. Even if one didn’t know any spoilers, who really thought she would be the one going home?!

  17. Sunnyside, I’m glad you brought up The Following. I was curious if anyone watched it and if it was any good. I’ll have to watch it OnDemand some time because I don’t think I remembered to set my DVR.

    Has anyone been watching the new show on NBC, Deception? I have the first three episodes saved but haven’t had time to watch yet.

  18. Lol @ “except you in the wet suit.” That’s exactly what I thought Kacie’s dress looked like. Her hair was also awful at the rose ceremony–ponytail and teased way up high at the top with a zillion bobby pins in it. Sean was so not having the contrived drama that Kacie thought was a great thing to tell him about, ha.

    Desiree is still my favorite so far. Note to Steve: I don’t like AshLee best now just ’cause she had the most recent one-on-one date. Sean seems to favor perky girls with positive energy . . . not exactly what AshLee’s like.

    They really are bending over backward to not show us much about Catherine.

  19. Iheartvino, for sure you will enjoy The Following! It is very fast moving, loaded with plenty of action and an interesting story line. Definitely watch it On Demand before the next episode so you will be familiar with Kevin’s character set up. Very interesting how he has evolved to this point with numerous flashbacks.

    I had forgotten to comment (or maybe I did another day) that I get dizzy watching Sean sway back and forth when he walks! What’s with that? So weird. And if you all notice, there is not much hair on this poor dude…scalp showing. But then his dad is balding so maybe Sean will also. I recall his dad seemed like a very nice man.

  20. it took me forever to read this column bc i kept playing more saved by the bell videos that were being shown after the first one stopped playing.. man, i miss that show.. remember when zack brings the prom to kell? and when jessie has a problem with “pills” and cant stop singing and dancing.. “im so excited, im so excited! im so.. so.. scared.” that was an intense one..

    anyway, back to the column.. i think i said “ew” about 30 times while reading this.. grosss, gross, gross, steve!! i dont want to hear about seans genitals, yours, or lesleys for that matter.. eeeeew!

  21. ps.. kacie really needs to stop making those facial expressions.. immediately. she did it on bens season, too.. shes going to have permanent wrinkles on her forehead in a few years. not sure what her deal is, but shes always seemed a little off to me.

    oh, and it’s never a good idea to bring up drama to a guy youre interested in and then follow it up with “im not a drama person.” i wonder if that was producer manipulation? i can see them saying, “hey, i think sean would really appreciate it if u were to tell him whats going on between amanda and desiree” and maybe thats why she had that blank look on her face when he asked her why she was bringing it up to him.. either way, she looked dumb. anyway, enough about kacie.. glad to see her leave!

  22. What a BORING episode. The best part was the odd Kasey behavior. I hope Steve can find out more.

    Oh and Steve, you should have had the clip of John Candy at Wallyworld telling the Griswalds the park was closed. Top 5 funniest movies indeed.

  23. At least you tried the vegan donuts! My biggest gripe in general are people who say they dont like something but have never tried it before! Also being a vegan doesn’t always equate to “being healthy”.. there are tons of crap out there that are considered vegan and total crap for you.

  24. Your best line in a long time: “top spazz in a group of 12″. Made me laugh along with all your other humor. I always enjoy your writing….but one more thing: Can you explain what the dent is in Tierra’s forehead?

  25. @aj – you’re a 28 year old heterosexual male and you’re watching this train wreck because of the crotch shots? Well there you go.

    @sunny – I totally forgot about that show! I absolutely wanted to check it out. I was actually watching the Biggest Loser, I haven’t “really” watched the Bachelor in quite a while, I’m good with reading the spoilers then catching bits and pieces here and there. Practically, ANYTHING is better television than this series.

    @iheart – I’m watching Deception, clearly NBC’s answer to Revenge but I’m liking it, so far. I think, watching the first three consecutively would be even better than one at a time, only because, while I liked all the episodes, it did take a couple to really hook me. Let me know what you think.

    @kasey – regarding “genitals”, ditto. Unnecessary, unappealing and unentertaining (yup made that one up, don’t hate).

    Now, I’m going to find The Following and catch up. How about “Zero Hour”, anyone going to watch that one? I’m looking forward to it.

    Also, watched “The Taste” last night, this is “The Voice” without the spinning chairs and with food. I liked it but it started off a bit slow because they would only show ONE contestant then go to a commercial, I preferred to watch a few at a time (which it started doing about 1/2 way into it) and I’m looking forward to the team competitions.

  26. **BIGGEST LOSER**
    I will never understand why the losing team doesn’t vote off the person with the lowest percentage but lucky for Jackson, last week, they don’t always. Interesting and surprising turn of events with Jackson, he completely stepped up this week and the results were awesome.

    Another thing I’ll never understand is the “Jillian” method of training. It’s clearly NOT working. I’m not that sad to see Pam leave, she started off this season as the “whiner” and while she’s settled down, I still see her in that role AND Jillian is down to ONE member! She needs to take a page from Bob’s playbook, even Dolvett has game with his team. I know Jill has a “soft” side but it’s so rare to see, she even lashes out at other team members! I guess she’s getting paid for what she brings so what do I know?

    I can’t say enough positive about how NBC has incorporated these kids into this series, so well done, encouraging and motivational for them. Well done NBC, well done.

  27. **The Following**
    Ok I’m not going to give much, if anything, away so this should be ok to read. This show will suck you right in. It IS action packed BUT I have a question, @sunny – maybe you know, in the beginning, I knew right away the “guard” leaving wasn’t the guy (Pete I think) they thought he was. He wouldn’t answer audibly or look at them so that was a given. BUT here’s my confusion, so the escapee can find the right locker, get the car keys and of course all of his other belongings BUT how does he know WHICH car to get into? I mean, this car was too old to have keyless entry and he didn’t try to use it either, just struck me as strange. I love Kevin Bacon, I’m going to enjoy this series. THANKS so MUCH for the reminder Sunny!

  28. Sike, one LAST thing, for now, if one more animal is hurt in this show, I will be done watching. I can handle pretty much anything else, but not animal’s being hurt. Saw it coming and walked away, but I never appreciate that aspect of ANY show/movie. Turns me off immediately.

  29. Hum Randais (and you’re welcome) that is a good question and observation. I just accepted the fact he knew the right car, but how? No clue. I know this show will never be boring. Kevin Bacon has done a lot in movies and he had been approached many times to do a TV series, but resisted. Maybe because his wife, Kyra Sedgewick, was so successful as her character Brenda Lee Johnson in her recent series, he relented and agreed to this series. I hope it is successful.

    I am mired in reality a lot with Idol, DWTS, Survivor to name a few, that I do enjoy a good adventure/mystery/action packed show to balance it out.

    I love the fact that there are flashbacks (as with Revenge…another terrific show I love) which make sense in the present time.

  30. Biggest Loser:
    @Randais…I agree about Jillian this season. I was excited for her to come back, but it’s been such a disappointment. It seems like she has been much harder on the contestants this season, or at least all they show is the negativity. It’s been hard to watch sometimes, and I don’t think I’ve ever felt that during past seasons. They thing that gets me with Jillian is that it’s never her fault. Her team has been decimated this season, but she won’t take responsibility. When everyone on your team is miserable and getting picked off one by one each week, you have to think…”hey, maybe it’s something I’m doing wrong”. Nope, I guess the Biggest Loser producers got together and decided to give Jillian all the slackers. She’s obviously doing everything right and everyone else just isn’t putting in the effort. I’m hoping she’s only back for 1 season at this point.

  31. I’ve never watched this show and probably never will. Just am too tender hearted to see how these people would struggle with weight loss, no self esteem, no confidence, etc. It would be too sad for me. So when I want laughter and stupidity…there is The Bachelor/Ette!

  32. **The Following** SPOILER ALERT
    OH MY…..Gory wasn’t strong enough of a word. I love the suspense but if they turned down the “gore” a notch, I’d be good. I did NOT see the “gay” boys coming. BUT I will say this, that wall between the two closets, yeah NOT LIKELY. Those units are too new to NOT have fire rated walls between them. I’m married to a “security” guy and I worked in the business for years. That wasn’t realistic. I’ll refrain from spoiling more, I know there are many who haven’t watched yet, one warning, watch in the daylight when you’re not alone… They’re everywhere.

  33. Randais and Sunnyside, I definitely plan on checking out The Following at some point, but I don’t see myself not watching The Bachelor anymore on Monday nights. I wish they’d put some of the Monday shows on Tuesday nights, because I don’t have a lot going on on my DVR on Tue nights. Wayyyy too much going on on Monday in TV land now in my opinion. I’ll probably do the same with The Following that I did with Scandal- I watched the first season (or however many episodes were available on OnDemand) in one weekend and got hooked.

    Kasey, I found this column funny but it definitely had lots of gross references. Isn’t 99%+ of Steve’s readership female? I better stop complaining before the comment section police start bombarding me with “This is Steve’s column and he can write whatever he wants, if you don’t like it, don’t read it, blah blah blah…” Which is all true, but I had simply been enjoying the fact that the past few weeks (before yesterday anyway) had all been excellent columns without making him sound like a perverted 15-yr old. Most of the time the references don’t bother me but when it’s one after another in the same column it just gets kind of old.

    I’m glad to hear Steve was as confused as we all were about the Kacie and Sean talk. I hope he’s able to find out what really went on behind the scenes and fill us in.

  34. I’m not a huge fan of Kacie, but I kind of feel sorry for her in this. I’m sure producers convinced her to come on the show for ratings/drama/etc (I think Steve has hinted as much), only to basically make a fool of her. Telling Sean about the ‘drama’ between the girls made no sense, and I’m guessing there is either more to the story or producers set her up. In the end, Sean wasn’t interested in her, which she probably knew already, and she’s been edited to look like a crazy person. On top of that, Chris Harrison talks about her in his blog/interview, saying Sean was looking for a reason to get rid of her. She seems like a sweet girl, and this show completely took advantage of her.

    Oh, and I agree about the ‘ew’ factor in this post. And seriously, Steve, we get it–you are obsessed with using tongue. Maybe we could limit the references to it to, say, once a week?

    **Biggest Loser**
    Oh my, totally agree about Jillian. In one scene, we have the kids talking about being bullied and how hurtful it is, and in another scene, we have Jillian bullying and berating the adults. I’m not surprised that her team is getting the least results–i can’t imagine that style of ‘training’ would work. I couldn’t stand to watch most of the first episode.

  35. I’m not a fan of Jillian on The Biggest Loser, but I will say that her workout DVDs are amazing!! The 30-Day Shred is my favorite. Any time I let myself go a little bit and stop working out, I do her quick workout a few times and I’m toned again in no time.

  36. My daughter suggested that Arie and Sean breaking the record for the longest kiss would have been a better choice!

  37. Did anyone find it completely corny that they shot up fake confetti and the end of Sean and Lesley’s date on the rooftop, as they were kissing? Come on!

  38. @hmw – ewwww and bahahahhaa both in response the the same comment :D .

    @meghan – excellent comparison, Jillian can sure act like a bully!

    @Iheart – Mondays ARE overflowing with options, it would be nice if some shows were moved to Tuesday (although The Taste is on Tuesday now) or even Thursday…sure would help my tv viewing schedule :D .

    @jil – That MUST be it, she’s clearly been “given” all the slackers….wonder what she’d say if questioned regarding her losing team.

    @sunny – I just thought I may have missed something that you might have caught, regarding him going straight to the right car. No big, just an observation, still quite an intense show.

  39. Can I just say “Investigator Reality Steve” makes WAAAAAY more sense to me than “Dr. Reality Steve”…investigate away and come back with interesting information for us.

  40. I just have to laugh at the comments about RS sounding like a “perverted 15-year old.” Mars and Venus. I’m sure I’ll get slammed for this comment, but a lot of males, regardless of age, seem to be stuck in that mode.

    I have an ex-BF who’s been trying to tell me sex cures everything and we really need to get together soon……NOT! He’s in his late 50′s and comes across like a “perverted 15-year old, at times!”

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