January 02, 2006 12:45 AM by Joe Blackmon
VH1 reality TV shows wasted no time in continuing reality TV traditions from 2005. While Celebrity Fit Club 3 offered up the first reality TV mooning of 2006, Flavor of Love offers up the first reality TV vomit of the New Year. Flavor of Love is an obvious take-off on The Bachelor, but with more aggressive women and an outrageous celebrity bachelor. (Wait-a-minute wasn’t that the same plot of The Bachelor 7 with Charlie O’Connell.)
Flavor Flav makes his bachelor entrance clutching a bouquet of flowers and wearing a pink suit, a black top hat, and his trademark wall-clock necklace. Right from the start, Flavor Flav adds his own unique style to Flavor of Love by giving all the girls nicknames (because he says he won’t be able to remember their real names.) Flavor Flav comes ups with such nicknames as Oyster, Smiley, Smokey, Goldie, Applez, Sweetie, Cherry, Bubblez, Peaches, Georgia, Hottie, Pumkin, Picasso, Dimplez, Hoopz, Serious, New York, Miss Latin, Rain and Shellz.
In order to get to know the girls on a more individual basis, Flavor Flav has a private mixer. Two of the girls, Hottie and Cherry, prove to be very aggressive and pull Flavor Flav away from the other girls. Cherry even engages in a little cuddling and making out with Flavor Flav.
Meanwhile, Goldie gets drunk on champagne and vomits in a trashcan, thus ensuring that she will survive the first elimination as girls who vomit never go home first. Instead of roses, Flavor Flav gives the girls he picks a clock. As Flavor Flav puts it, “Whoever get a clock you know what time it is. Whoever don’t get a clock that means your time is up.” Fifteen girls get a clock, and five girls are eliminated. The five eliminated girls are Picasso, Smokey, Cherry, Bubblez, and Shellz.