Just wanted to write and share my opinion on a few things… Just in case you care.
Who does Chris Harrison think he’s fooling? “Some” of our couples break up (i.e., all but 3), “some” of our couples have children (i.e., 1).. I mean, Jason didn’t even choose Molly at the end of the show, so it’s not like the whole process even worked for him but I guess they technically count it because they met “on the show”.. Then filmed the wedding. Do they really think the American public is that dumb? Well, ok maybe they are, but really, do they think people won’t see right through that? Hilarious.
Emily’s bit was repetitive and gave no real information at all. Complete snoozefest compared to Jake and Vienna’s world war III.
At least Ashley wasn’t a crazy bat this episode. And no mention of Bentley!!
Finally, I’m surprised you’re single. You’re funny, you have a cute dog, and every girl wants a guy she can make fun of trashy tv with. Love your site.
Comment: Do they think the American public is that dumb? In a word: Yes. They know most of their audience believes everything they see on their show is real and they love to play it up. That’s why you see clips of Tenley during her season saying in a preview, “I’m pregnant,” then everyone starts freaking out talking about it, only they don’t even show the clip in the next episode. I could go on with tons of examples from seasons past when they do that.
These emails came fast and furious after Monday’s episode aired….
“…I suppose your email is blowing up with the lead-ins to commercials! Chris H. instead of saying “Do you know someone to be the next bachelor/ette…..” is instead of saying “Come to our final casting event at San Diego” WHAT? Is our wonderful train wreck finally coming to an end???…”
“…During last night show they kept advertising for the final casting call. Do you think that means the show will be ending it run soon?…”
I was wondering if you saw during Monday’s episode that they said the final casting call for the “Bachelor” was this wknd. Is that true?…”
“…Why did they say during Monday episode this was the final season of the Bachelor? How can that be if they were discussing Emily as possible next Bachelorette?…”
Comment: Gee, ABC says one word during their commercial, “final,” and all the sudden everyone thinks the show is getting taken off the air. They meant it was the final casting call for NEXT season’s “Bachelor”, not the whole show. One word is all it took and it completely changed the meaning of what people thought. And you wonder why I don’t share more info than I do? Because of how much people can read into things that just aren’t there. Which would only lead to more emails that don’t need to be written.
This is the 2nd time I have emailed you in a month which officially makes me one of “those” people who do this to you. Although in my defense, my last email was more to publicly declare my love for 90210 reruns on Soap Net. This week I not only bring a question to the table, but also a fun tidbit that undoubtedly you’ve heard before and can make fun of me for thinking I am original. (To which I will not take offense unlike most of the nutbags that send you hate mail).
1) On average, how many emails do you get a day during the Bachelor/Bachelorette seasons? Do you read them all or do your pions sift through them then forward the most ridiculous on to you?
2) I only started watching the show during Jake’s season because I live in Richmond and heard about our scandalous representative and had to watch. But the show is so painful, my friends and I created a drinking game to help make it more tolerable. Basically at the beginning of each episode we pick a handful of words that you have to drink everytime someone says. Jake’s season was pretty dependent on the episode but Ali’s were always “amazing” “awesome” and “journey” which usually resulted in total inebriation. I was a little nervous about this season because it’s so bad but luckily there is one word that week in and week out has resulted in good ole fashioned Monday night drunkeness….”Bentley” Everything is more fun with a drinking game right?
Comment: 1) More of them come in on Mondays and Tuesday because that’s when the show is mostly on people’s minds, but, I’d say it’s a few hundred a week. It varies.
2) Everybody has a drinking game for this show every season, and it all revolves around things people say, so you’re right, I have heard of that before.
I was just wondering if when contestants are eliminated are they actually sent back home, or are they sequestered until taping is over? And whatever the answer to that question is, are they required to not date when they do get home to prevent people from realizing that they were not picked? Basically what are the measures the show can implement upon the contestants, during and after taping, to keep the “winner” a secret?
Comment: Once you are eliminated, you go home. This isn’t “Survivor” where you stay out there whether your first or last eliminated.
Technically you’re not supposed to date publicly, but they all do. They can’t prevent you from living your life. They’ll just tell you to be discreet about it so it doesn’t give away anything. Most of the contestants don’t listen though. If they want to date someone, they will.
What measures could they take? Nothing. Short of boarding up these people in a compound and watching over them themselves every day feeding them bread and water, there’s nothing they can do. Which is why I will continue to spoil the show. Inevitably, I will get the information from somewhere.
I have a very serious question for you. The well being of my children depends on the answer to this question.
How many times did Emily say “you know” last night? I lost count.
After 5 minutes, I had to mute the TV because it actually got PAINFUL to listen to her. Did it drive you as crazy as it did me? 🙂
Love your website! Keep up the good work and keep making us laugh about these stupid shows that we can’t seem to stop watching.
Comment: Emily did say “ya know” a lot during her interview, however, at least she had a sense of humor about it. Did you see what she tweeted that night? She wrote:
“RickisMommy Emily Maynard
BTW, I’m going through my thesaurus to find different words for “ya know”. That is a nervous habit I definitely need to break. yikes.