Hi Steve!!! I wrote you a question during Emily’s MTA episode and I wanted to thank you for answering & publishing it 🙂 It made me feel cool in front of my bachelorette fan friends!!! haha 😛
My question tonight is about Bachelor Pad…
Was the “twist” in the elimination process tonight pre-planned? Did the producers already know that during week 5 (i think this was week 5) that everyone would vote for one girl and she’d take a guy down with her? ORRR did they do it purposely and throw it in there last minute to mix it up AFTER knowing Sarah and Chris would be the most obvious vote out of the house and it would be too predictable and boring?
Comment: No, certainly not pre-planned before the season started. They watch how the game is going and decide what twist would best shake it up. It’s not like we haven’t seen a twist before on this show. Both first two seasons had twists. Can’t remember season 1’s, but last season, on a ceremony where everyone knew Jake was getting voted out, they said, “Oh by the way, you’re voting out two girls this week, and no guys.”
As I said Tuesday, I think this twist was strictly to add suspense in an otherwise boring episode where the major alliance was controlling the show once again, and Chris and Sarah were headed home. No questions asked.
If the final couple gets married within the two years, do they HAVE to have a televised wedding?
I always thought that final couple could have a non-televised wedding whenever they wanted and that TPTB only have rights IF they have it televised (then, it has to be through ABC and not another network). However, someone was telling me differently, so I was just wondering.
Comment: I don’t think any couple that forms from this show (I’m talking the lead from the “Bachelor/ette”) would NOT want a wedding paid for and televised. But if they didn’t, no, I’m pretty sure ABC has the rights to them if it happens within 2 years, which is when most of them would happen.
Could ABC have made it any more obvious that they control who stays and goes on the show? Throwing the curve ball into the voting ceremony was such a blatant trick to get Chris to stay. I know he makes for good ratings, but really, was that fair? He is like a cockroach that just won’t die. Complete with bulging eyeballs. Ugh. He and slutty Sarah deserve each other. They are walking ads for celibacy.
What was with Erica’s necklace? Was that a pair of hanging balls or a miniature version of her fake boobs? Almost as pathetic as her horrible hair extensions. Better luck in Season 4.
I have gone to the dark side and am Team Kalon and Lindzi. They are so much more believable than Blakely and Tony. I mean, can you really see Blakely as a step mom? Run kid, run!
Last diss of the night goes to Rachel. I can’t stand her raspy voice or her white trash look. Even when she dresses up, she still can’t pull it off. Sorry you and Michael had to part but that cross-eyed fool deserves better.
Looking forward to your weekly roast.
Comment: Erica’s necklace is a gavel.
No, Blakeley doesn’t strike me as someone set to be a step mom right now. But I certainly don’t buy Kalon and Lindzi either.
Disagree with you on Rachel. Yes, she has smokers voice, but I find her incredibly attractive. I said it on last Thursday’s live video blog that I think she’s the best looking girl on this season.
Two things. First, I thought you’d want to know that last night’s episode of Bachelor Pad was preempted in the Philadelphia area in favor of the Eagles/Patriots preseason game, and the local station tweeted out that you could watch Bachelor Pad online tomorrow (today). So, there was literally no way to watch this show on tv on the night it airs in a major metorpolitan area. Philly loves our football but this is a preseason game and doesn’t count! I wonder if this was planned or when ABC saw the low ratings for this year they thought it would be better to go with the Eagles game.
Second, and I believe you have mentioned this, but doesn’t this show have to go through standards and practices since it is a game show? It really seems to me that they make up rules and loopholes on the fly to keep controversial contestants in the game. I thought you couldn’t manipulate the rules of a game show? How on earth are they able to do this stuff?
Comment: Yes, they do. Which is why the Chris/Erica thing was so ridiculous. I don’t know how in the world that idea to have her get to watch him vote was ever allowed. Nor will we ever. Basically, just accept that when it comes to this show, the characters that people are most familiar with, and the characters that will hook up on television are pretty much the ones that are going to get to the end. By all means necessary, this show will find a way to get them there.
Hi Steve! I really love your column but have two questions unrelated to the Bachelor/ette.
1. How long have you been doing the Insanity workouts?
2. Are you pleased with the results?
Keep up the good work!
Comment: 1. I am on the first week of Month 2 right now.
2. I couldn’t be happier. It’s pretty much changed the way I work out. I never in a million years thought I’d ever be someone that worked out at home alone in my living room. I’ve always needed some sort of visual stimulation when I work out because I get bored easily. Whether it’s just the atmosphere of other people working out, or having TV’s on while I’m on the treadmill, I’ve always pretty much worked out in a gym.
Insanity has completely changed all that. I was talking about this with someone the other day. I couldn’t quit Insanity right now even if I tried, because I’ve invested so much time already into it, and seen results beyond what I expected, that I don’t want to give it up. I basically have one month left, and then I’m going to challenge myself with Insanity: Asylum. Think this will be challenging?
I don’t even want to think about having to deal with Insanity: Asylum right now. I thought month 1 of Insanity was hard. And I knew month 2 would be harder, but it’s just ridiculous. It’s 10 times harder than month one. It’s the hardest workout I’ve ever done, but it’s worth it. I’ve developed quite the bromance for Shaun T, and I’m pretty much obsessed with Insanity now. Yeah, I’ll be in CA for the next 4 days, but I’ll still be on the program. When I was in Vegas in July, I did it every day I was there in the hotel room. I’m no spokesperson for the company obviously, but I’m telling you, if you want results when you work out, and you want to change the way you look and feel, get Insanity. If you put that DVD in every day, and do the 40 minute workout 6 days a week for 60 days like you’re supposed to, it’d be physically impossible for you to not see major results. Unless you eat horribly and chow down 4,000 calories a day of junk, there’s no way you can’t look significantly better after 60 days.
So there’s my review of Insanity. Best and hardest workout you’ll ever do in your life, outside of being in the military or something. Just be prepared. I knew I was out of shape because I had gotten lazy, but Insanity made me realize how badly out of shape I really was. If you’re someone that goes to the gym 2 or 3 times a week, runs the treadmill, does a few weights here and there, then leaves (which was basically me a year ago), then you’ve got a rude awakening coming for you in Insanity. Not only is it a completely different workout than I’m guessing you’ve ever experienced, but it’s pretty much a lifestyle change as well. Nothing about it is easy. Nothing. Every day is ridiculously hard and you will be in a pool of sweat at the end of every 40 minute workout. Period. But you’ll thank me later. I am obsessed with this workout.