First time email-er here, so I apologize if you’ve received both of these comments/questions a lot already!
1) Have you seen “Burning Love” w/Ken Marino on Yahoo? It is a Bachelor parody that is pretty hilarious.
2) Personally, I think it would be producer gold if they asked Chris Harrison to be their next Bachelor (and he accepted, naturally). I think it would be ratings gold, even given the fact that he’s older than all the previous Bachelors, just because he’s so synonymous w/the show. In what little glimpses we’ve seen of his personality though, I am sure he wouldn’t do it. What are your thoughts? Think he’s been (or will be) approached sooner or later?
Thanks very much – your columns genuinely give me laugh-out-loud moments!
Comment: 1) This email was sent before Tuesday’s column went up, so yes, I’m aware of the videos.
2) Chris Harrison is not going to be the Bachelor, it wouldn’t be ratings gold, and he’ll never be asked to do it.
Hi Steve – first of all I wanted to commend you on all the great work you’ve done with your site. It’s very informative and I enjoy your personal perspective. Also, could you please continue to make the donation information available. I am not in a position to contribute at this time, but would like to have the opportunity should my situation change in the near future. Finally to my questions, 1. in light of the information about Chris Harrison and his divorce do you think there’s a chance that ABC would approach him to do the bachelor at any time? I think it would make for an interesting season; 2. while I know you are opposed to becoming the bachelor, would you consider hosting in the Chris Harrison “role” if he were to be the bachelor? Easy gig right??? Thanks for your time Steve
Comment: No need to leave the donate button up anymore. I said I would take it down when the lawsuit was over, so I did. But I appreciate the gesture.
1) The “Chris Harrison for Bachelor” questions will never stop until the end of time. No, there’s no way they ever cast him.
2) Of course. Who wouldn’t want to host this show and make $60k an episode for doing nothing? With that said, it’s never going to happen. That’d be like asking me, “Hey, would you date Kate Upton? (Sorry, on a Kate Upton kick this week).” Of course I would. But will it ever happen? Hell no.
How do the roses work that Emily “pins” on the guys? I know I’ve always had a hell of a time pinning boutonniere on a man, but she does it so effortlessly. They’ve obviously rigged up something. The rose ceremonies are so drawn out that this is what I think about during them.
Comment: Magnet. 1000th time. Next.
if a contestant just flat-out refused to do a daredevil stunt on a date, what do you think the chances are that that person would receive a rose? I know they are all a little scared but push through the fear and it brings them closer blah blah blah, and i guess they feel pressure to do whatever scary activity to prove how cool and fun they are, but i can’t remember a time when someone was too scared and actually refused to do whatever it was. i personally would be one who would refuse – i’m pretty sure my fear of heights is of phobia severity – the really tall steep hills in san francisco even freak me out a little, and i once had a panic attack about 10 feet up on a climbing wall – i know would be physically incapable of doing anything like climbing even a 2 story building, much less something like the bay bridge. i doubt i’d like riding in a helicopter very much…i wonder what would happen if one of the contestants wouldn’t get in a helicopter that came to pick them up – oh the horror! keep up the good work
Comment: Of course they don’t refuse. They wouldn’t have put them on the date in the first place if they thought they’d refuse. And I’m sure a lot of them are scared to do some of the dates they’re put in. However, they know if they wuss out, the lead would probably look down on them for it, so they do it anyway whether they like it or not.
First, thanks for keeping up your site. I find it entertaining and it definitely adds something to the show. Not sure I’d keep watching if it wasn’t there. On to my question / comment. It seems to me like there’s less drinking just in general this season. I can’t recall having seen anyone obviously trashed yet and usually by this point it seems we’ve seen several alcohol-fueled incidents (humorous or otherwise). Is it just me or the editing? Or did they ‘stock’ the house with more sober religious types for Emily? While we do see her with a glass of wine in her hand we rarely seem to see her drink and I’ve never noticed her appearing the least bit inebriated. I think I like it better this way – maybe alcohol should be reserved for the viewers.
Comment: Arie was trashed on his 1-on-1 date with Emily. You’re right, there haven’t been any major drinking incidents, but maybe because these guys are all 250 pound meatheads with 2% bodyfat, they can hold their liquor better than some 105 lb lightweight female who gets buzzed off one Zima. But trust me, these guys are drinking. They’re just a little more subtle about it. Hell, when I was Ryan run his mouth, I totally think he’s drunk. But instead of being a loud, obnoxious drunk, he becomes one of those soft spoken, introspective, suave drunks that talks non-stop about nothing.
I was reading your bachelorette recap from last nights episode, just wanted to comment on jef’s attire at the rose ceremony. I traveled to Bermuda last summer, and pretty much all the men wear bermuda shorts and knee high socks as business attire. It is acceptable business attire for men there because of the humid and hot island climate. Nearly all men who work there wear these outfits daily; I’m sure the bachelors encountered many men dressed this way during their stay in Bermuda.
Also right before Doug’s 1-on-1 date, he, himself, stated that he “put his entire life on hold” in order to do this show. But if I recall correctly, I’m pretty sure he blew up at Kalon in a previous episode for Kalon saying that Doug put being a dad on hold. Now, obviously Kalon is kind-of a scumbag, but honestly, Doug has some major issues and is way up on his high horse. What do you think of Doug?
Comment: I think the “Jef dressed like that because that’s how Bermudan men dress” takes the cake for Most Frequently Sent Email Since Tuesday. I’m aware of that now. Doesn’t mean it didn’t look ridiculous. There were 11 other guys in the house that DIDN’T dress like Bermudans.
Yeah, pretty much. Doug and Tony both put their “daddy” life on hold to do this show. I don’t care how often they were able to talk to their sons, if you’re away for any amount of time, then yeah, you obviously can’t be the dad you want to be from thousands of miles away. So Kalon was right when he told Doug at the pool that day he put his daddy life on hold. Regardless, Kalon is still a douche. He probably did it because, as we now see, it’s very easy to get under Doug’s skin, so maybe Kalon decided to have a little fun and poke the bear. I bet Doug was one of those kids in middle school that if you went up behind him and flicked his ear lobe, he had a melt down.
so i bought melissa rycroft’s book and started reading it. noticed that she writes an awful lot of detail on the bachelor process and how she was cast, blah blah blah. i thought they have contracts where they are not allowed to divulge this information????
Comment: Obviously I’ve never read the book nor do I have any intention to and I apologize you actually wasted money on that thing. But without having read the book, it’s hard to comment on what she said. However, she seems to be ABC’s little love child and the rules don’t seem to pertain to her as much as they do other contestants. So maybe they gave her their approval. Or maybe they don’t care.