Records and recklessness on 'The Bachelor'
January 22nd, 2013
01:06 PM ET

Records and recklessness on 'The Bachelor'

Just like with last week, we began the latest episode of "The Bachelor" with Sean working out. (Some higher-up on the show must have a crush on him.)

At the manor, Chris Harrison told the 16 remaining women that there were going to be three dates this week, broken out as a pair of one-on-ones and a group outing.

The first one-on-one went to Leslie M., the political consultant from Washington, and she and Sean started their date at the Guinness World Records Museum in Hollywood. Was Sean's date courtesy of those coupon fun packs you get when you check into the hotel?

Regardless, our "Bachelor" mentioned that his father holds a Guinness record for driving the 48 contiguous U.S. states in the shortest amount of time - 97 hours and seven minutes. Wanting to set a record of his own, Sean brought Chris and numerous fans to root him on.

Sean and Leslie M. were challenged with setting the Guinness World Record for longest on-screen kiss. Chris and Sean claimed the previous record was three minutes and 15 seconds, and was set in 2002 on the British TV series "Hollyoaks."  Whether that's the true record remains under debate, as the 2010 low-budget film "Elena Undone" is said to feature a three minute, 24 second smooch, while 2005's "Kids in America" includes an end-credit kiss that lasted around six minutes.

Nevertheless, the "record attempt" was on, and the show went to a "triple box" format to showcase the action. Sean and Leslie M. passed the mark, making them the romantic equivalent of that giant ball of twine in Minnesota.

(Speaking of world records, hasn't "The Bachelor" already set one for the most times the word "awesome" was used in a two-hour period?)

Later that night, Sean and Leslie M. celebrated their record with dinner and adult beverages on the roof of a hotel. Leslie mentioned that it's "awesome" her parents still hold hands. Sean thought that was cute and gave her a rose.

On the group date, Sean took 12 women to Zuma Beach as he continued his "vacation on a budget" tour. Chris Harrison then dropped in on the fun, and ordered the women to split up into two teams of six for a beach volleyball game. The winners could spend the rest of the day with Sean, while the losers had to go home.

After about four hours of the worst volleyball ever seen on television, one of the teams claimed the win. At the time, the only thing I was sure about was that six women won, six women lost and all of America fell asleep after watching that abomination.

But after a break, it was confirmed that the six women continuing on their date with Sean were Desiree, Kacie, Jackie, Amanda, Robyn and Lindsay.  Kacie tried to make her move on Sean with the classic show strategy of warning him about "bad blood" among her competitors, but Sean wanted none of Kacie's drama. It was Lindsay, she of the wedding dress at the opening cocktail party, who ended up with the rose.

Speaking of troublemakers, Tierra (the woman who got the rose right off the bat in week one) was at it again, pretending that the next one-on-one date was in fact the dreaded two-on-one, putting Selma (who didn't go on a date this week) in the unnecessary hot seat. Certainly what just happened couldn't be topped?

Wrong again, as Tierra apparently fell down the stairs (we didn't actually see the fall - we only heard random thumping) as AshLee prepared for her one-on-one date.  The scene looked straight out of a movie featured on "Mystery Science Theater 3000," with the other women seemingly standing around doing nothing as noted medical expert Sean made his qualified diagnosis ("She might have a concussion"). Tierra eventually rejected medical attention and returned to the show.

Sean and AshLee's date took them to Six Flags Magic Mountain, where they spent the day enjoying the rides and games with two chronically ill teens who met online through the Starlight Foundation. When all was said and done, AshLee got a rose.

Sean had to say farewell to three of the competitors during the rose ceremony, but opted to delay the flower show to take Kacie aside and eliminate her in private, saying they were better off being friends. Taryn and Kristy, who haven't made much of a peep this season, were also given the heave-ho.

What did you think of last night's "Bachelor" episode?

soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. yes yes...

    issues/problems with the show.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Finn

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    January 24, 2013 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. bye feel again..

    rest time!

    January 24, 2013 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. this particular bachelor

    is a little dangerous....don't be fooled by his wholesome all american look....

    January 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. you see no matter how busy he is....

    he reminds me he is thiinking of me...."focus"

    January 23, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. see he mentioned

    focus cuz of his beloved midget

    January 23, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. He does have nice boobies.

    yep he sure does.

    January 23, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pete

    Tommy can you hear me...?

    January 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • the siong was called....

      papa can you hear me? recorded by barbra streisand.

      January 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hey You!

    Nice Pecks!

    January 23, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Andie

    Tierra is the worst. One of my DISH co-workers really likes her for some inexplicable reason, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that she goes home next week. I won’t actually be around to watch that episode because I’ll be in class, but my DISH Hopper is all set up to record it for me. I don’t even have to set a DVR timer for it because every night, the PrimeTime Anytime feature automatically records all the primetime shows on the four big networks. I never have to worry about missing any of my favorite shows.

    January 22, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. monkey

    Man Boob Alert !

    January 22, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Arrow

    she had ticket to the ds review...

    January 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. don't open these websites...

    there are worms all over the place..

    January 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. shmcg22 The Bachelor week 3 recap

    January 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. 2 phat phucks of hollywood.-- love this song

    Spring was never waiting for us, girl

    It ran one step ahead

    As we followed in the dance

    Between the parted pages

    And were pressed in love's hot, fevered iron

    Like a striped pair of pants

    MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark

    All the sweet, green icing flowing down

    Someone left the cake out in the rain

    I don't think that I can take it

    'Cause it took so long to bake it

    And I'll never have that recipe again, oh no

    I recall the yellow cotton dress

    Foaming like a wave

    On the ground around your knees

    The birds like tender babies in your hands

    And the old men playing checkers, by the trees

    MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark

    All the sweet, green icing flowing down

    Someone left the cake out in the rain

    I don't think that I can take it

    'Cause it took so long to bake it

    And I'll never have that recipe again, oh no

    There will be another song for me

    For I will sing it

    There will be another dream for me

    Someone will bring it

    I will drink the wine while it is warm

    And never let you catch me looking at the sun

    And after all the loves of my life

    After all the loves of my life, you'll still be the one

    I will take my life into my hands and I will use it

    I will win the worship in their eyes and I will lose it

    I will have the things that I desire

    And my passion flow like rivers through the sky

    And after all the loves of my life

    Oh, after all the loves of my life

    I'll be thinking of you and wondering why

    MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark

    All the sweet, green icing flowing down

    Someone left the cake out in the rain

    I don't think that I can take it

    'Cause it took so long to bake it

    And I'll never have that recipe again

    Oh no, oh no, no, no, oh no


    January 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Kathryn

    Why is this episode so "low-budget"? All the other shows took contestants to romantic places. Maybe too much was spent in the past!

    January 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Nancy

    No one likes the n-ekkeds. They are gross. Even worse than hippies.

    January 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Margaret

    well well well....finally something handsome to look at...===========3 - look at the smile

    January 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Patricia

    That boy is n ekked ! I'm telling !

    January 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |

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