Is it just me, or does BP3 wildly rip-off Real World/Road Rules Challenge? RW/RR is one of the most entertaining shows around, but BP3 seems like a lousy carbon copy.
Comment: Of course it does. It’s essentially the same show, except with way worse challenges, less prizes, and less money. But the contestants all sleeping with each other – yep, that’s pretty accurate.
Do you think they’ll ever let Chris Harrison be the Bachelor?!?!
First and foremost, I love your site, and your spoilers!! 🙂 🙂
I had a question about last monday’s episode of Bachelor Pad. Do you think Ed’s ridiculous drunken behavior was suggested by the producers, or do you think he acted that way on his own accord?
I would think that if he did act that way on his own, the producers would have been annoyed and just deleted those scenes right out, or told him to stop. That’s why I’m wondering if they purposely asked him to act that way to make it funny/interesting.
Can you please let me know your thoughts? Thx!
Comment: I don’t think producers had to tell Ed to drink. It’s kind of built in his DNA. They knew by casting him what he’s like, so yeah, that was a no-brainer. Ed is TV gold to them. They love what he’s doing. As I’m sure Ed is too. I doubt he’s watching the show going, “Man, I can’t believe I did that.” This is Ed’s life.
Hi, there! Long time fan, first time emailing you. I just got around to watching the season premiere of Bachelor Pad 3. After watching, I just HAD to email you about how the Bachelor/Bachelorettes from previous seasons treated the Bachelor “super fans”. These people are so delusional! It was ridiculous to see contestants like Sarah and Rachel talk about how pathetic and star struck the fans where- for them to be star struck, you would have to actually be “stars”.
I must have missed all the multiple Academy Awards and Nobel Peace Prizes they’ve won to make them so self-righteous. Don’t worry girls, I’m sure that your brief Bachelor Pad appearance will only continue to skyrocket you to a Julia Roberts level of lifelong fame and wealth.
Sorry- usually not this mean, but REALLY? Really?
Comment: That’s nothing compared to some of the things I’ve heard and seen personally. Trust me, what they said is pretty tame. There are definitely quite a few in this franchise who are much more pretentious than that.
First time I’ve ever written, but I cannot believe no blog I’ve seen has called out the fact that in ep 1 of Bachelor Pad, one of the genius twins said she felt “subhuman.” Should we applaud her for her self awareness?
Comment: Yes, we should.
Just a question. I was bored, and started re-watching the Bachelorette finale, and couldn’t help but wonder…
Multiple times, reference seems to be made to that Emily might not have actually wanted a proposal… do you believe this, or was it just something used to add “that much more” to the fact that she accepted one from Jef? On the AFR, she even switched the reason it took so long for her to say “Yes” from: “I wasn’t sure but in that moment, I decided” or something of that sort to “I’m all about moments”. And then…in interviews with media, she’s been saying she was surprised that he proposed because they never talked about it… “but I should have known because this is the Bachelorette and that’s what happens!”
It just seems to me that it’d almost be strange of her to do this show where, like she said, a proposal “is what happens”, yet them talk so much about how she was unsure if she wanted to be engaged at the end of this all.
Comment: It’s all for show. Of course she expected a proposal, and if she didn’t, she’s an idiot.
New reader here, found you this season of The Bachelorette and I have a doubt, no idea if you have already answered this, if you have, feel free to disconsider and delete it, but I googled it and coudn’t find an answer. About the engagement ring, the guy proposing pays for it? If not, if it’s something the show pays, in the case of a break up, do the lady gives it back? I know, it’s stupid, but if the girl breaks up with her fiance, she usually gives the ring back, so I’m curious. If you do answer this, I won’t mind any sarcastic, acid, patronizing remarks you might make, I’m all about those. Love your writing, love your blog, love the spoilers and the way you don’t take crap from anyone. Keep up the good work, you have a faithfull new reader in me.
Comment: The guy doesn’t pay for the ring. If they break up within two years, the girl has to return it to the show.
I don’t think I’ve ever been happier about an episode in the Bachelor/ette/Pad Franchise than I was tonight, when the psycho-twins took themselves off the show.
But this is what I don’t get: Here is a houseful of people who are willing to behave in the most outlandish ways – getting sloppily or obnoxiously drunk, hooking up with people they’re not even fond of, backstabbing their “friends” or alliance partners, etc. – and who don’t appear to be concerned about what the audience thinks of them. And in the house are the two most annoying people on earth (the twins), whose voices are hideous to the power of infinity and who are constantly whining and bickering and screaming and crying. And the rest of the players are subjected to the twins’ fighting for SEVEN hours during the night … and no one thought of telling them to either STFU or take their drama to the pool (preferably under water)?
These people say the nastiest things to each other, and not a single one of them had the cojones to confront these mental midgets?
Just wondering if you think the participants were told by The Powers That Be to keep out of it. ‘Cause I’m pretty damned sure I wouldn’t have put up with their cr*p for more than 10 minutes.
Comment: Oh I’m sure they told the twins to STFU numerous times, it just wasn’t shown. How could you not tell them to shut up? Watching at home everyone in America was telling them to shut up, so I’m guessing the people there wanted them too as well.
How do we know that the producers don’t count the votes, tear them up and announce the names of whoever they want gone? It’s not like Price Waterhouse is standing by.
Comment: Because this is considered a game show, and Standards and Practices are on set at all times. So no, the producers can’t just throw away votes and send home who they want to send home. However, can they suggest things in ITM’s to people about who to vote for, or nudge people in certain directions about voting someone off? Absolutely.
Your late with your Tuesday BP blog this week!! Love your blog tho and I think it makes the Bachelor/ette/pad much more interesting to watch. Anyway, I have been following your blog since Jake and Viena’s season (insert gag!! Can’t stand those 2!). And I finally have a question for you… Last night on BP it seemed obvious that the ladies would vote fan Dave out. Then suddenly they seemed to change their mind and were deciding between Ryan and Ed. It seemed the obvious and MUCH less climactic choice would have been Dave, and I kept thinking they (producers) were somehow going to through in a twist to say the newbies were safe or something. While that didn’t specifically happen I was wondering do you think the producers tell some cast members that they need to shake things up a little and do something unexpected or do these reality show vets just decide themselves that they need to do something to shake things up and not do the obvious. Ok, that was much longer winded than I had planned, but hope you take the time to answer my fabulous question! Ha! 😉 Thanks!
Comment: Read answer above.