Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The Real World D.C.: Episode #13
-- Sure, because when you think of a September 11th Day of Remembrance and Service, you think, hey, let's get the cast of The Real World. This is the sort of hokey stuff that gets on my nerves about this show, because you know damn well that this was a producer decision, and not a random decision by the housemates to do some charity. Ah, well. At least they seemed to be enjoying themselves, and not just counting down the minutes until Rhino opened.
-- "Are you guys gay?" Really? That close to DuPont? Must have been a tourist.
-- Like with the 9/11 thing, I'm always curious about how much free will the people on this show had, versus what the producers told them they had to do. Take Josh inviting Ty and Andrew to his cousin's wedding in Philly. It's just such a bizarre thing for someone to do. One of my cousins got married a couple of years ago. I didn't go myself, much less, invite a couple of friends of mine to drive out to her home and attend the wedding. So did Josh really come up with the idea on his own? Did MTV say, "Hey, Josh, here's a great idea..." Or did MTV just flat-out say, "Ty? Andrew? Pack your bags, you're going to Josh's cousin's wedding"?
-- Not really wild about Philly making a cameo in D.C.'s season. I'd long since stopped watching this show when The Real World: Philadelphia aired, but I'm guessing no one in that season traipsed down to D.C. for a weekend. MTV should really respect NFC East rivalries. Also, Philly cheesesteaks are the most fucking overrated food in the world. Yeah. I went there.
-- Because I'm not a character in American Pie, a Penthouse Forum letter writer, or Ty, I've never had a friend's hot mom flirt with me, so I'm not really sure about the ethics involved in reciprocating. I can see why Josh finds the whole thing unsettling, but on the other hand, when else is his mom going to get that sort of opportunity?
-- I hate to admit it, but I kind of like Wicked Liquid. Somewhere right now, Erika is watching this episode, moping.
Real World Wisdom:
Josh: "Quit clocking my mother."