enter ABC’s Bachelor Pad. After reading the People.com article, it sounds to me like it’s a knock-off mesh of MTV’s Real World & Road Rules, but instead of the random assortment of directionless fame-seeking males and females under age 24, you’ve got a cookie-cutter assortment of directionless fame-seeking d-bags of all ages.
Specifically, the Real World influence because boys and girls will all live in one tricked-out house together. The Road Rules influence because they’ll be tasked with various challenges throughout the season. I’m half-expecting to see the cheesy mixer-type games like suck & blow and pass the orange, but surely the ABC execs will come up with more drama-inducing activites. Co-ed naked flip cup, anyone?
And, of course, the driving force behind all ABC shows that begin with B-A-C-H-E-L-O-R…
MONEY! (you thought I was going to say LOVE, didn’t you?) Well, I suppose someone could find love in a house full of scantily-clad singles (don’t hold your breath), but mostly the folks are in it for the chance at winning the cash prize of $250,000.
Dallas-native, former Cowboys cheerleader, Bachelor dumpee turned Dancing with the Stars phenom turned Good Morning America coorespondant and newlywed (have I forgotten anything?) Melissa Rycroft will team up with Chris Harrison (the current host of all Bachelor shows) to bring you Bachelor Pad. It premieres Aug. 9 on ABC.
I anticipate a train wreck. Let’s marvel at it together.