Not long after ABC’s The Bachelor showed us absurdly pretty people looking for love, NBC put their own spin on the reality TV dating game with a wild ride known as Average Joe. 10 years ago today, production began on Average Joe as a slew of so-called “average” suitors were vying to win Melana Scantlin’s heart. Despite the show’s attempt to land an average dude with an above-average beauty, Melana ultimately chose Jason Peoples — one of the “hunks” introduced during a mid-season twist. But after the first season (there were four total) debuted on Nov. 3, 2003, it seemed there was one standout “Joe” who claimed America’s heart for his wildly charismatic positivity — Dennis Luciani, the hula-hooping, self-admitted virgin. We asked Dennis to take us back 10 years to dish his thoughts on Average Joe. Read what he had to say inside!
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Josh Abston made it to the final five on Average Joe 4: The Average Joes Strike Back. After traveling to Tahiti and sharing a romantic underwater date with Anna, Josh was eliminated when Anna narrowed it down to the final two. Because Anna and Josh had such a great time on their date, the elimination seemed to catch an emotional Josh by surprise. On the Average Joe 4 finale, a “where are they now?” update poked fun at Josh’s reaction and replayed the scene with the caption “Josh has finally stopped crying.”
It was really looking bad for the Average Joes. Anna Chudoba had narrowed it down to Average Joe Nathan Griffen and hunk Rocky Fain. Rocky appeared to be Anna’s clear favorite, but then mom entered the picture. Anna’s mom Halina Chudoba grilled both contestants, asking them such questions as if they had ever cheated on a previous girlfriend.
The final two episodes of "Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back" – the newest installment of NBC’s popular relationship series about average-looking guys with big hearts and great personalities hoping to win the love of a beautiful woman – will air on consecutive days, with episode five airing Tuesday, July 26 (8-9 p.m. ET) and the finale airing Wednesday, July 27 (8-9 p.m. ET).
A Reality TV Magazine reader recently wrote in with a tip about Josh Abston who is one of the final two hunks remaining on Average Joe 4. If you’ve had that nagging feeling that Josh looks kind of familiar but you can’t quite place it, then we have the answer. Josh has a featured role in a new country music video by Sara Evans called “A Fine Place to Start.“
For the second week in a row, Chris Carson had to be restrained after a heated argument. This time the argument wasn’t with an Average Joe, but with a referee scoring a roller derby competition between the hunks and the Average Joes. The referee awarded the Average Joes with three penalty points because of Carson’s unsportsmanlike conduct which gave the Average Joes the victory in the competition.
Dante Alighire just might be the breakout star of Average Joe 4: The Joes Strike Back. The hunks came into the Average Joe’s house and started throwing luggage around and making themselves at home. Dante was the only Average Joe to stand up to the hunks and went eye-to-eye in a stare-down with hunk Chris Carson. Just when it looked like a fight was about to break out, Dante planted a kiss right on Carson’s lips. Carson hit the roof, slamming his fists into a wall, and threatening to put Dante through a wall.
The Average Joes are like a fraternity, complete with their own hazing rituals. In the premiere episode, Average Joes from seasons past returned to put the new Average Joes through an audition process for the opportunity to continue in the game and meet Anna. On the Tuesday, July 5, 2005 episode, Dante woke all the other Average Joes up at 6 A.M. by banging pots and pans together. Retribution was swift and quick as the other Average Joes waited until Dante went to sleep and duct-taped him to his bed.
Average Joe 4: The Joes Strike Back got off to a rousing start on NBC on Tuesday, June 28. The premiere episode saw the elimination of ten of the Average Joes. Among the Average Joes eliminated was Damian Muziani. Reality TV Magazine caught up with Damian Muziani, and he was kind enough to provide us with his feedback on the premiere episode, more details surrounding his casting, and what he really thought of Anna eliminating him. Also, find out about an injury that left Damian Muziani completely unconcious on the Average Joe’s bus.