Rocket Shoes

Episode 6: I'm dying of hypothermia. Just kidding, I'm fucking crazy!


Where We Left Off

Yesterday, Sean lowered the self-esteem of 2 more women, bringing the women-he-could-marry-on-TV total down to 9.

The girls who were declared "not the prettiest princess" were:

Jackie, because oh who cares.

And Robyn, because a black woman can only go so far on this show, even if they're kinda white.

Sean had a one-on-one dates with Lindsay, the girl who wore a wedding dress on a first date and a two-on-one date with Tierra, the girl who is not here to make friends who suffers from Munchausen syndrome and Jackie, the girl who may as well have been a hamburger consultant. In one he found out that the girl doesn't know what a helicopter is and in the other he found out a girl had more red flags than we could have ever imagined and therefore decided to continue pursuing her. Other than that, a girl thought a goat was a dog, another drank a cup of goats milk to prove her love for Sean, and everyone would like Tierra to die in a fire.

In the second of the back-to-back episodes, we've been promised that someone may or may not die of hypothermia towards the end of the episode because she went in a frozen lake and no, seriously, they're gonna show us this time and if they don't we are all just going to fucking snap.


General Recap

We open on a shot of Sean standing on top of a mountain talking about how he's having some doubts about finding a wife on national television, and I wonder why the whole "I already tried to marry someone on television once and it didn't work out" thing wasn't a scosh of a red flag for him.


The girls are meeting Sean in Lake Louise, which is in Alberta, Canada / possibly heaven.


I think to myself how I'd really like to travel there, but worry that when people ask me why I went there I'd say, "because I saw it on The Bachelor," and then no one would like me, ever.

As the girls arrive, they blur out the location of their hotel, as though it is a secret we cannot know.


Approximately 42 seconds later, they show us a giant sign with the name of the hotel. So.


We find out that the first one-on-one date is going to be Catherine, the vegan who likes the beef. Daniella, the girl that no one really cares about who is terrible at volleyball, is sad because Sean has asked every single person in the televised round robin marriage tournament on a date except her. Even people he eliminated.


I feel bad for her for a second because that is, in fact, embarrassing. But then a friend sends me this video and nope, don't feel bad anymore.


Once when I was 12, I saw a tree fall on someone I didn't know so I'm sad sometimes.

Before their date, Sean has Catherine, the vegan who likes the beef, stand out in the middle of a frozen tundra because, romance.


Sean pics her up in a snow bus, which is apparently a thing.


They drive to the top of a mountain and Sean brings the vehicle to a complete stop, then grabs the walkie talkie on the bus and says, "please stay seated until the vehicle comes to a complete stop" because Sean doesn't understand physics or how to tell good jokes.


For the rest of the day, they do handstands and summersaults and make snow angels and no YOU'RE the cutest, NO YOU'RE the cutest.




Later that night, they go to a castle made of ice because he is a prince and she is the princess.


Sean says, "Catherine and I are in this insane ice castle, just surrounded by ice." I feel like someone off camera just said, "Sean, can you tell us what's INSIDE the ice castle?" and he answered correctly and then got a treat.

13This part of a one-on-one is usually where the girl tells a sad story about being adopted, or how she had her heart broken. Catherine seemingly doesn't have anything sad to talk about, so she tells him about this one time when she was at camp and a tree fell on a girl in front of her and died. She says that this made her want to grow up and get married and have a family, and those two things have nothing to do with each other.


In real life, if a girl told you a story about seeing a tree fall on someone they didn't know when they were twelve on a second date, then started crying, you'd run for the fucking hills. But they're in an ice castle.

It doesn't matter though, because no YOU'RE the cutest. Sean gives her the rose and eats her face.



Help, I'm dying of making up things I'm dying of to not get eliminated from a televised dating show.

It's time for the group date, and from the previews what we're all hoping is the part where Tierra starts dying of hypothermia, and/or Munchausen's.

Sean meets the girls for the date and tells them that they're going to be canoeing across a lake, and Sarah, the girl who has one arm (but we're not supposed to talk about it) just canNOT catch a break. Surprisingly, she paddles the shit out of that canoe, and deep down we're all pretty stoked for one arm.


Leslie, the girl Sean sits in dark rooms with, gets to ride in Sean's Canoe, and that makes Selma angry, and we all know that when Selma gets angry she gets angry.

She says that she wishes a shark would just pop out of the lake to eat her, and sharks don't exist in lakes.


The girls find out they're going to do the polar bear plunge and jump in the lake.

Selma, the girl who looks like Princess Jasmine, says that she comes from Baghdad and that she's a warm weather person, and therefore won't do the plunge because she hates the cold. When she was in a desert, she said she hated deserts because she was from Bahgdad, and she also has fake breasts and came on a show where you kiss boys and said she couldn't kiss boys and it turns out Selma is just the worst. She is the fucking worst.


After they all jump in and get out happily, Tierra gets out of the water and begins to go full Munchausen, and this time it's hypothermia.

It goes through many stages.

1. Gollum.


2. I'm dying and this is my last breath.


3. Wrapped in a hobo bag.


4. Zombie


5. Hobo in a wheelchair.


6. Homeless pirate with a latte.


Sean comes to visit her and laughs about how this is the third time she's had medical attention since being on the show, and she says, "after the ambulance came I thought 'this guy better marry me!'"


Sean notes that she always finds ways to get one on one time with him and then stares off into the distance as though he's finally putting it together. He tells her not to come to the rest of the date that evening.

Sarah, the girl who has one arm (but we're not supposed to talk about it), brings pictures of her family to the cocktail party and tells Sean that she'd like him to meet her parents, because who doesn't say stuff like that on a second date that you're sharing with 8 other women that he's interested in.


Like clockwork, Tierra puts on her crazy pants and heads to the date anyway, and all of the girls want her to die in a fire.


Leslie, the girl Sean sits in dark rooms with, says that, "we have a Tierrorist on our hands" and that's funny.

Lindsay, the girl who wore a wedding dress on a first date, says that Tierra is too young to get married to Sean, and Lindsay and Tierra are the exact same age.


Sean gives the rose to Leslie, and Tierra makes the "I'm gonna go stab and boil some bunnies" face.


Back at the hotel, Sean decides to send Sarah, the girl who has one arm (but we're not supposed to talk about it), home. He states that it was because she showed him her family photos, but we're all pretty sure that it probably has to do with that whole "you've got one arm" thing.

Sarah cries a lot, it's really depressing, and I'm not going to post pictures of it because she seems like a real human being in this moment and I'm a terrible person.

However, I breathe a sigh of relief, as now there are only girls with two arms on the show, and that means that it's open season again.


No I'M the cutest. NO I'M the cutest.

Before Dez, the bridal stylist who has never been bridal'd, goes on her one-on-one date with Sean, Daniella, the girl that no one really cares about who is terrible at volleyball, wonders out loud why Dez is on a second one-on-one date when she hasn't even had one. I wish someone would say to her, "because you think that goats are dogs."


Dez and Sean repel down a mountain.


Dez says that it's a lot like a relationship, because it starts scary and then it's difficult and hard, and apparently Dez has only been in the most depressing relationships ever.

As though Dez knows that Catherine, the vegan who likes the beef, is on her heels for being the cutest, she climbs a tree with Sean and then they both yell "HELLOOOO CANADAAA" at the top because Sean loves to yell the name of the place he is in and wait now DEZ is the cutest again.


They finish their date in a teepee, as though to say, "fuck your ice castle, Catherine."


She tells him that when she was growing up she was so poor that her family used to live in tents often, and I bet Sean feels pretty awkward about the fact that he took her on a date in a tent.

He asks her what she wants and she says, "a family," and he says, "You want a family? I WANT a family!" and then gives her the rose.

They kiss in the shadows, because it is the closest Sean can get to darkness.



Blindfold me, adopted adopted. Adopted.

Back at the rose ceremony, Selma decides that though she doesn't have the courage to jump in a lake, she does have the courage to shame her family on national television and kisses Sean like she's in middle school.



He doesn't give her a rose, so that was probably worth it.

Because it's been a while since adopted adopted, adopted, AshLee says that she wants to relinquish control to Sean and asks him to blindfold her. She then tells him to take her to another room because it's a metaphor for walking a blind path together or some shit, and then she cries while he kisses her like Christian Grey.


I am beginning to hate AshLee, and realize that's going to be difficult when she probably wins.


Sarah, because eventually he did need to talk about her arm.

Daniella, because she thinks that a goat is a dog and even Sean isn't that dumb.

Selma, because she doesn't like things that are hot, or cold, or anything.


Tierra, because she is fucking crazy.


Catherine, because SHE'S the cutest.

Dez, because wait no SHE'S the cutest again.

Lindsay, because she doesn't know what a helicopter is, but who are we kidding, neither does Sean.

AshLee, because adoption adoption adoption, adoption adoption. Adoption.

See you next week.


29 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “The Bachelor, Reviewed by a Guy. Sorta. (Episode 6)”

  • tracy

    February 7, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Good for you for getting these done so quickly, and for making them as hysterical as ever! I cried (from laughing so hard) during the “stages” of tierra’s hypothermia. thanks once again for giving the gift of humor!

  • Ford

    February 7, 2013 at 9:30 am

    “Homeless pirate with a latte”

    • WhoSays

      February 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Actually I first thought of Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange. With a Latte.

  • Breezy

    February 7, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Love, love, love your sense of humor! I just found your site (someone mentioned it on and now I’ve got you bookmarked so I can read your awesome recaps!

    Thanks for the laughs! :)

  • Lindsey

    February 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    You forgot about Lesley!

  • Katherine

    February 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm


  • Andreina

    February 7, 2013 at 8:11 pm


  • Tawsha

    February 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I am DYING right now! You completely pegged every single one of my thoughts. We have a group who live chats during The Bachelor and literally says what you’re saying (with a bit more filth). I love that you’re a guy reviewing this show. I had to share with all the girls.

    Join us in our group on Monday nights! You’d be a blast!

    Love your honesty! Thanks for blogging. This will be a must-read now.

  • Vanessa

    February 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Yea, what about Leslie? I think I will stop watching the show and just read your blog, it’s hysterical!

    • Taylor Vaughn

      February 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      OMG Worst.reel.ever. oh ya, you are funny. that is all.

  • Myrna

    February 7, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Effen hilarious…and true!

  • Velatria

    February 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I laughed so hard at the caption of Teirra — homeless pirate with latte.

  • Jenny G.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for making me laugh like a fool at my desk. Trying to stifle the literal LOLs! This blog is SO hilarious and so on-target with the phenomenon that is “The Bachelor” — fantastic.
    Some favorites from this week:

    Summary of why Sean still dates Tierrable:
    Sean “found out that a girl had more red flags than we could have ever imagined and therefore decided to continue pursuing her.”

    How everyone but Sean sees the Tierrorist:
    “It’s time for the group date, and from the previews what we’re all hoping is the part where Tierra starts dying of hypothermia, and/or Munchausen’s.”

    Loved this one:
    “Homeless pirate with a latte.”

  • Jill

    February 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Glad I saw this link for your page on Jen Lancaster’s FB post. If you don’t know her, she writes utterly hysterical books on her life experiences. Your recap is equally if not more hysterical and I don’t even watch the Bachelor. Can’t wait to read more. Will you also be producing your mix tapes? ;)

  • Beth

    February 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Oh. My. God.

    I never ever ever watch these shows because, well, ugh. But I saw a link to this post and have gone back to read them all and am now completely hooked to your blog–dying with laughter, cannot catch my breath. THANK YOU!

    Looking forward to next week, now!

  • Courtney

    February 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I have watched the Bachelor exactly once and this was very similar to the running commentary in my head – I admire your willingness to stick it out for the amusement of your readers. Laughed out loud – thanks!

  • KimA

    February 8, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Who needs to watch the show when I can read this SO FUNNNNYYY!! review by a Guy. Sorta ?

  • Kate

    February 8, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I just found your site and I am dying! Seriously. Hilarious. This is way, way, way better than the actual show. And not only am I someone who watches The Bachelor and then reads recaps about it, but I read all of your other recaps about it and then started reading your Emily recaps. What I’m saying is — you’re awesome/I’m a crazy person.

  • Tina

    February 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I think I Love you…..Hysterical!!!

  • linda

    February 9, 2013 at 7:32 am

    boiling bunny LOL!…a picture IS worth a thousand words!

  • Mallory

    February 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    This was hilarious!! Best review of The Bachelor I have ever read! You took the words right out of my mouth.

  • Megan

    February 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I’ve successfully wasted most of my day reading your blogs for this season, and I feel like we should be friends! And I have to say, they could only keep Sara for so long because, let’s face it, they couldn’t figure out how to avoid the awkwardness of “the final rose”….where would he put an engagement ring?? I know…I’m going to hell

    • Tawsha

      February 11, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      OMG Megan, I about died reading your comment! I feel like WE could be friends! LOL! If we don’t ever connect before-hand, I’ll meet you on the bus to hell…I’m driving.

    • Haylee

      April 14, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      :( He would put it on her right hand. That is what I’m going to have to do, is anything wrong with that?

  • Grandma Sue

    February 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I’m 64 years old and have watched every Bachelor season since the onset. My daughter (who has watched every season, too, and who meets me via phone for a weekly update) sent me the link to this best bachelor blog ever and I have been trying to keep my laughter to a library hush. It’s not working. THANK YOU!

  • Bebe Black

    February 11, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Please email me your recap of The Bachelor from the episode aired tonight.

    This was amazing and hysterical!!!


  • heather

    February 12, 2013 at 11:00 am

    this review was hysterical!!!did you review episode 7 yet??

  • Tiffany

    February 20, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I hate myself for watching that Demo Reel.

  • Carolyn

    February 21, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Pleeease put up Episode 7. Love your re-caps!

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