funny because every time Jerry wasn't going to say a whole lot Wendell
would break in telling him to say what he said to him and JP, so
I think Jerry said more than he had planned to.
Jerry basically said that he wasn't completely surprised but not
because they had talked about it but because of how she acted. He
said whenever the cameras were off she just wanted to talk about
the show, not them. Their phone calls were pretty blah also. So
he pretty much had the idea that she wasn't interested. But she
did pick him so he thought they might try dating. He said they went
on several weekend trips after the show was done, and she mainly
talked about the show on them!
he was very surprised she didn't pick him because everything she
had said up until that point lead him to believe she was picking
him. But he's not bitter. They laughed about the fact that Jen's
mom put Jerry's flowers in the vase from JP.
all said they thought Jen was a great girl but they never really
got to know her. They got to know each other better.
I didn't get to hear the whole thing, but they were pretty funny.
Jerry also said he's not planning on moving to Chicago, but does
plan to keep visiting Wendell.
we all knew Jen was a high-maintenance fickle bimbo who still doesnt
know what she wants. I am not at all surprised with her decision
last nite to say NO to Jerry.
feel bad for all
of the guys that she led on for weeks, and Jerry she led on for
months. But surely NONE of the bachelors will have any trouble getting
dates and finding nice girls that will treat them the way they deserve
to be treated, like princes. As for Jen, I think the rumors ARE
TRUE and I hope people dont think of her as a typical Chicago
.I know quite a few single girls in Chicago that are NOT
A LOT to say about the finale. What kind of BS was that? The producers
made us watch a program for three hours that didn't even end up
with a proposal? Not that I think she should have accepted--it was
painfully obvious she didn't like either of these two guys--but
that was crap. I guess I need to focus on how hilarious some parts
were, for instance: Jen's mom putting the flowers from Jerry in
the vase from JP was absolutely the highlight of the show. I wanna
meet that lady. Did you guys see Jen's face? She was bewildered!
Then, how funny was Jerry wearing a button of Jen's cheerleading
picture from junior high? How come he couldn't be that funny the
When Jen turned Jerry down the second time, it was so obvious he
was acting surprised. Please. You went on one date, and it didn't
go any further than that. She didn't like any of her choices. Jen
needs to get out of the spotlight and find a genuine man.
Was anyone else concerned that Jen's friends weren't being honest
with her at the end? How come that weren't telling her to run in
the opposite direction of both these guys, when it was so obvious
she didn't want either of them. If you are so confused and have
to "take a leap of faith" into marriage--RUN. Listen up
ladies--if you are feeling sick to your stomach as you shop for
your engagement ring, break it off! I hope her friends were telling
her this in the limo, and we just didn't get to see it. If I were
them, I would have told her to pack and things and blow off the
Well, the next Bachelor starts in exactly one month. Does anyone
else need more of a break than that? This is exhasting. Thank god
my buddies cook such great meals on Monday nights and we laugh for
two hours straight, otherwise, I would have to call it quits.
tonight. She does
have a new boyfriend. It is me. I am Jen's boyfriend. My name is
Josh Mc Norwin.
a long evening! We had to wait 3 hours for Jen's answer. Did anyone
feel that Jerry was not surprised with Jen's answer? They looked
like strangers sitting there on that sofa. Jen has a lot more up
her sleeve that she is not telling.
got this from a friend of a friend of a friend - some girls saw
Wendell, Ryan and John Paul at a bar in Chicago on February 21st,
we learned from Wendell last night:
1. He had to do the seen of him running up the Empire state Building
like 8 times for them to get all the shots they wanted... and this
was like 4a.m.... he said once he finally got to sit with Jen..
all he wanted to do was sleep :)
2. There is NO proposal during the next episode.. its all a lie!
3. Wendell lives like a block from North and Damen
4. Wendell has three cars of his own and he was FORCED to drive
out to the suburbs to meet his parents the night he drove Jen out
there, he said he didn't really want to, but the producers made
5. One time, Wendell went out of the house to got get a video game
to play and the producers said to him, "can you do that again,
but this time , take your shirt off?" I guess he laughed and
6. All the guys became really good friends with the camera crew
during this episode because they spent so much time being filmed
6. Wendell family wasn't ALL that drunk, his mom had had only one
Margarita during that episode, but they (obviously being TV) exaggerated
it as much as possible!)
It was funny at the end of the night though.... The guys were on
the mic and were inviting everyone to their after party at a new
bar called, Four... Wendell got on the mic and said "Come to
our after party and get DRUNK, just like my family did on the show!"
They did play the song, Mr. Wendell during one commercial break.....
John Paul has one of the finest butts I've ever seen! (second to
yours though, Dave, I promise :) )
Funny moment... when Febreeze (what I call him) got on the screen
during the show... all three guys, looking at the TV proclaimed
"F*** You , Febreeze!" (it was funny!)
Wendell did almost give us his phone number but was pulled away
to talk on the mic to the bar!
There are a lot of desperate woman in Chicago that gave their business
cards out like it was there jobs last night to the guys ... come
on lady's, a little word called class.... (and a little note from
me called, "Why the hell didn't I bring any business cards
We for sure got to hang with the 3 best guys, BY FAR from the show!!!!
rumors, here's the latest.
read this if you don't want know what happens next week.....
of mine knows one of the bachelors-who I'm not supposed to specify,
but here's the scoop....
week, both Jerry and JP propose.
Jenn says yes to Jerry.
They break up a week later.
Jenn is dating Bill Deck (sp.?) now, owner of Rockit and a huge,
successful entrepreneur in Chicago-who according to Tara is bald
and like 5 feet tall.
This contact also said that he just got back from filming the "men
tell all" episode and that Andrew Firestone was there and all
the guys thought he was awesome.
Jerry, JP, Wendell, Ben, and Ryan are all good friends and became
friends with Firestone w ho said Jenn made him pay her $20,000 just
to move away. Firestone said she's a huge golddigger, which would
explain the Bill Deck attraction.
Also, I guess she was paid $60,000 to do the Bachelorette.
And finally, Jerry had a 3-some with Wendell's cousin and her friend
who are both "butt ugly and nasty" according to our source.
This happened during the filming of the men tell all weekend.
my comments are late. I did watch the show on Monday and I was very
disappointed to see Ryan go home. His family was nervous--give them
a break. But, did I honestly see him doing a commercial for Oral
B prior to their date? This show is getting out of hand. Jean Paul
still has bad shoes, and Jerry is not reality.
What were the producers leading to in regards to next week's Behind
the Rose show--that Frenchie is gay? That has been eluded to several
different times, but never pans.
Thank god we have The OC, One Tree Hill, and the Apprentice to keep
VERY disappointed in this season of the bachelorette. Why did Jen
let Ryan go? I was pulling for him. Again, I was duped by the show's
producers leading me to believe
Jen was going to axe Jerry. Jen even said that talking to Ryan was
so comfortable. What did she mean by her comment at the end to Ryan,
"when this is done there will be so many things that will be
uncomfortable for us?" what in the world is she referring to???
And why John Paul, what does she see in him that we don't, or does
she already know it's going to be Jerry??? I truly believed that
the last men standing would be Ryan and Jerry. John Paul is just
gross, there's something weird and awkward about him.
Oh, and did you hear meredith and what's his name split up??? so
big surprise was the rose ceremony where Jen sent Ryan home. I really
thought he would be staying, but I think his family was too much
for Jen. Ryan did seem the most truthful and upfront with her but
I certainly did not care for the stocking cap on the Cape Cod beach
(and the Oral B Brush-Up portable toothbrush he used before he met
John Paul is just too smooth and confident for someone 25 years
old. Jerry, I really like you but there is a missing link somewhere--maybe
Jen will never figure out what is really going on with you - you
definitely do not like to be questioned--you can't handle that.
We will see who Jen's family likes in two weeks. My bet is the mother
will be smitten with John Paul!
my overall word for the evening's show was "skeptical".
John Paul was wearing socks this week and appears to have a normal
family (cute younger brothers and all, who were also checking out
jen), I give him some bonus points for these things. Wendell was
NOT a surprise, the inside scoop told me he was leaving after this
show, but now I am curious about his family, they live near my school
and my students...are they really a bunch of drunks or was that
just a fluke? The hometown date with Ryan BOMBED! His family was
extremely uninteresting, unless you're interested in Thailand. And
Jerry's still pretty cool and a fantastic kisser, he seems to be
more normal now that we know what his BIG secret was...
The rose ceremony was not surprising. And I'm glad she didn't accidentally
call out fabreese's name at the rose ceremony, although that would
have been hilarious!
this episode in fast-forward, so I only have a few things to say:
Is Jen seriously considing going out in public with Jean Paul in
his terrible clothes? Ugh. Nice brown suit...what year is this?
Ryan's family may have been nervous, but they were rude. Jerry's
family seemed nice, but on guard. We'll have to wait until next
week...looks like Jen gets some action!
the home visits were a real eye opener for Jen. John Paul's family
seemed very normal. I can't help but wonder how he got where he
is at only 25 years of age. That house of his is great; maybe real
estate is far less expensive in Oklahoma City. However, I still
can't get past that smirky look on his face.
How weird was Ryan's home visit? What would Jen possibly have in
common with this family? At least she got to sign the construction
paper wallpaper in the bathroom! How fun is this?
Wendell, Wendell, Wendell - was your family so nervous that they
had to start drinking early in the evening, or is this an every
day practice? Also, why should the mother keep bringing up Andrew
I think Jerry's home visit explained his reluctance to talk about
his family. He didn't know how Jen would react with his mother's
hearing impairment. Was there any mention of Jerry's father? I didn't
catch it. How often does Jerry really see his family when they live
in Rochester NY, and he lives in LA? I still feel like there are
some secrets that Jerry is withholding, but I do like Jerry.
I think the final two will be John Paul and Jerry.
Bye Ben - he's probably a good catch, but we'll never know...
Good riddance to Frenchie AND now I'll continue watching the show!
I think he only backed down because he knew Jen wasn't going to
give him a rose. He continued to rip on all the guys about their
cliche words in the letters and how impersonal they all are, I'm
sure Frenchie's letter was much worse. And surely he wrote some
of it in French, so thank goodness Jen knew it was his letter and
didn't have yet ANOTHER uncomfortable date with Frenchie.
Ryan - seems very sweet, but i still don't really know much about
him except the letter he wrote obviously impressed Jen, and he looks
a lot like Slater from Saved By the Bell
Wendell - he is so nice, probably too nice and too much of a "Chicago"
John Paul - I'm not sure why he's still on the show, I'm still upset
about the brown shoes with the black suit and NO socks
Jerry - he's still looking good, and if it doesn't work out with
Jen, keep kissing girls that way and you're sure to have a great
Jen miss Jean Paul's shoes last week? His closet is total Miami
Vice and his haircut in the mullet dictionary is called the "achey
breaky bad mistaky." Was there any doubt Jen was going to pick
Ryan and Jerry's letters? We've known this since day one. And how
smooth is Jerry??? "I hope this is the last first date I ever
have." I am smitten, but a little concerned with his being
"far removed" from home....what does that mean? But, at
least the farthest removed from home went back there...Fabrice!
What a joke. He just wanted to save face, which did not work. The
entire show he looked like he was going throw a stick of dynamite
and run--SCARY, I tell ya.
Once again, the outtakes were the best part of the show. And if
anyone wants to see airbrushed pics of Jen's boob job, check out
www.awfulplasticsurgery.com. On to next week!
a relief that Fabrice is out of the picture. He really freaked me
out. Ryan seems very sweet, but I still can't figure out what they
talk about other than, "I feel so comfortable with you".
Does anyone think that Ryan looks like a tall Andrew Firestone?
Jerry doesn't seem to really open up. I like him, but can't put
my finger on what is bothering me about him--maybe too much mystery.
Finally, Jen are you NUTS getting rid of Ben and keeping John Paul??
Tonight Ben seemed like the best of the group. John Paul seems squirrelly--I
would have definitely let him go!
From the preview of next week, I think Wendell's family really gives
Jen a hard time.
another uncomfortable Bachelorette episode. I know Jen was paid
to keep Frenchy on the show...unless she did so to get more information
from his as we go on, cuz there's NO WAY he's making it to the end.
Their date and the kiss made me so uncomfortable, I couldn't sit
still. Now, on the other hand, how awesome were Jerry's moves? Note
to all guys, use two hands to hold our heads when you kiss us and
kiss our foreheads. Wow. I think he's discovered the key to my heart.
"There needs to be a You, Me, and Us." I don't care if
he did read that somewhere, I'm taking it over as my new mantra.
This is scary--is Jen afraid that she is going to find a husband
by default? No one is WINNING roses, they are getting them because
others are LOSING!
The best parts of this show have got to be Jen's honest comments
and facial expressions to the camera. She is hilarious. And then,
the outtakes at the end? How funny was Wendell imitating Fabrice?
I'm telling you, it's gonna be Jerry and Ryan in the end.
seems that the show has finally begun to interest me. We have gotten
to know some of the guys a bit better and there are actual conversations
between the guys and Jen. It's still so humorous listening to these
guys talk about their "emotional bond" (Keith) with Jen
and did the water works help Frenchie? Or do the producers tell
Jen who she has to keep?
So, Jen kissed a couple of the guys: she seemed disgusted while
kissing frenchie, was that his tongue being forced between her lips?
but she was definately kissing Jerry back! She seems to really like
Jerry...but what about Ryan & Ben? We didn't get to hear much
I love how everyone compares themselves to Andrew Firestone, I wonder
if he's been watching the show?? And it's so funny listening to
them all make fun of "Frenchie". Poor guy. Goodbye Keith
(dork) and Josh (lover, warrior, & elf), you won't be missed!
And John Paul had better start investing in some socks instead of
real estate to wear with his woven dress shoes.
is a real struggle to watch this series of the Bachlorette. Does
Jen have any meaningful conversations with these guys? How awkward
was that date with Fabrice where he started crying? Jen seemed so
nervous she kept making strange contortions with her mouth. John
Paul is 25 years old but seems like he is 45! Did anyone notice
John Paul had no socks on at the Rose ceremony? Bare feet with loafers
My vote is for Ben - he seems the most normal. At times I find Jerry
to be a bit creepy; no one knows Ryan--did Jen ever talk to Ryan?
Josh - how impressive that you run 30 miles a day--do you have time
to work? And Keith - maybe you should have shaved for the Rose ceremony!
happened to all the hotties that previous bachelorettes got to pick
from? I agree that Jen is experiencing some slim pickings. I'm hoping
that next week we can learn some more real stuff about the guys,not
just that cheesy line she got fed from Wendell about going to the
lake house every Thursday. Wouldn't we all love to do that?
my random suggestion for making the show a little more juicy--bring
back Charlie from the Trista show!
to have to agree with the Ben, Ryan, Jerry scenario that someone
described. These are the only remote possibilities.
show should be called "Jen perfecting her nods" because
that's all we seem to get out of her...Jen has gotten good at the
silent nod, as well as showing no _expression at all. What is she
thinking? These guys are all losers? Stu is in love with her? How
could this possibly happen in a short week? He's a creepy "honest"
stalker. Good riddance! And I believe Ryan from New York said that
Milwaukee is great and Chicago is beautiful. He's right about the
latter, but has he ever been to Milwaukee? There's summerfest, and
um oh summerfest.
I'm also wondering about Jen's friends...Keith? Why? What did they
see that we're not seeing? I can't even look at him.
So, who's left? I think she kept some of the guys out of pitty and
others for pure entertainment purposes. Jen - good luck finding
your down to earth, wholesome, family and friends guy in this bunch!
One thing I learned: Only a few men can pull off the no tie with
And did anyone notice the disgusting empty pizza box and burrito
on the table?
night's episode was the weirdest thing I think I've ever watched.
First there is the all time grand champion stalker, Stu, WEIRDOOOOOOOOOOOO.
There is no way that guy is ever going to get a date after being
on this show. Then there is the weird guy giving Jen an angel that
was the same as the one he buried with his mother! And let's not
forget the French guy, although I don't know if he's more annoying
then weird. The topper, if I hear one more guy talk about the amazing
connection he feels with Jen, I am going to scream. Someone needs
to remind these guys that they barely know her, they were only on
their first dates and second time meeting her!
on top of all that weirdness, there were the conversions Jen was
having with each guy. They were the most uncomfortable situations
I've ever seen. I felt uncomfortable watching them. Each conversation
seemed to be the same, how pretty she was and how much they wanted
to get to know her, and then she'd send them on their way and bring
in the next.
the rose ceremony came up, I think she had a hard time deciding
on what eight to keep. And instead of it being because they were
all so great, it was because there weren't that many normal ones
to give out eight!!!!!!!!!!!! I think she will have no problem giving
out roses in the next couple ceremonies. Lastly, I think the producers
should learn from this and not let the next bachelor/bachelorette
have any part of picking the candidates.
think you could sum up last night's episode with one word: STALKERS
If I were Jen, I would be afraid of these guys. How 'bout the guy
who gave her the cross necklace charm and told the story of his
mother being buried with one? Are you kidding me? He's known her
for a week! Who votes she found a way to return it? And, how 'bout
the guy who got her autograph? That guy has had too much smoke inhalation
at work. And, last but certainly not the least of the stalkers--Stu.
He said he's been thinking about her every minute since they met?
Dude...get a hobby. Read a book. Start a stamp collection. Geez.
Do you think Jen is telling the producers, "You know what?
I did better on my own in Chi-town."???
I think there are only a few ways this can go: Either Jen really
likes ice cream (Ben and Jerry), or she's going with the warmer
option of Ryan. I don't see it ending any other way!
just me, or does everyone feel like all these guys are losers? How
many times do we have to hear each guy say, "I feel a real
connection with Jen". Why would Mark give her a guardian angel
necklace that meant so much to him when he doesn't even know her
yet? I know Jen felt very uncomfortable with this and I did too.
Also, Matt practically worshipping her autograph on the basketball
ticket--this is sick. All these guys are in love with love, not
with Jen. And more than one mentioned this is the most important
thing that has happened to them in their entire life--this is very
Out of the 8 she kept, I think my favorites are Ben, Jerry and Ryan
(from California) although tonight's episode didn't tell me too
much more about them. Hey guys--a little advice--let's try to relax
(Matt the fire fighter couldn't do that), get to know Jen and let
her get to know you before you profess your undying love for her;
otherwise, you will all look too pathetic.
Jen, Jen...... Where did her taste in men go! I can't believe she
picked some of those guys! She looks good, however I would like
to note she is really showing off the girls this time around! I
LOVE the fact her girlfriends were spies, some of the guys didn't
know what hit them. The previews make Jen's quest for love to be
one with tons of emotions and the guys getting in tons of trouble...........I
guess we'll have to wait and see!
been looking forward to the new season and I definitely wasn't disappointed.
The first 45 minutes of the show were worthless, but it got good
quickly after that. Yes, Jerry is the hottest of the bunch, but
he seems a little slimy and in search of the spotlight. I think
Ben the ski instructor and the two teachers were very cute. My prediction
for week 2: Jen will be intrigued by the welder because her friends
picked him, but she'll quickly realize that he won't shop with her
on Oak Street weekly. Who was the guy who made the shopping comment
to her friends? He'll definitely stay on for a few weeks.
side note, I'm 99% sure that I saw Jen at Bed, Bath, and Beyond
just before New Years. She had a handful of towels and bathmats.
Are she and her new man making some changes to their new home?
Jen's "2nd Chance at Love"...will she find her perfect
man? After the 1st 15 guys were introduced I almost turned the show
off, what was she thinking? They NEVER should have let Jen pick
the guys! Chris (drunk hairdresser), David (tight clothes boy who
likes to show off his assets), Fabrice (cocky French guy), enough
said. I learned a new toast - something about cheat, steal, and
be my friend, isn't that sweet. I'm rooting for Ben (ski instructor),
Jerry (artist), Ryan (teacher!) and Matt (fireman).
Good Luck Jen! (Although, who wouldn't be able to find someone out
of 1000s of applicants.)
well, well, the first bachelorette of 2005. This show, by
far, was the
funniest! Jen looked great, as always—I’ll have to say I’m
jealous she gets to shop in New York and have 25 guys competing
for her! But, does anyone agree that her lot was slim pickins?
There are only a few I consider cute in my book, and only one that
I think is truly “eye candy”—Jerry. I think perhaps Jen has
different taste in men considering she had input prior to the show.
Another question: Does anyone think the producers hired the yahoo
from Kentucky? He was seriously cracking me up. Unless
you saw the show, I doubt you would believe that he licked his first
two fingers and snapped in approval of Jen’s looks.
“Down to Earth” THE NEW BACHELORETTE BUZZWORD? Perhaps
not, considering “down to earth” Jen was shopping at Henri Bendel,
but consider these:
said things didnt work out with Andrew because they were always
traveling from city to city. She needs more grounding in her life.
Sounds like she needs down to earth relationship (literally),
rather than one in a plane.
passed out during the rose ceremony. He was definitely down
to earth. For those of you with TI-Vo or DVR, watch the rose
ceremony again. Look in the background prior to the fainting episode
to see David rubbing his forehead and turning white. I was laughing
so hard, I cried. He knew he was going down.
cool was it to have her friends as spies? The person, who got the
first rose, chosen, by them, was chosen because they thought he
was down to earth.
wait for next week!
some of these guys make the screening? Who is doing the screening?
Did the drunken hairdresser really think he had a chance? At least
he could have washed his hair before the taping. I am surprised
more of the fellows didn't "faint"--after all--they were
doing a whole long evening of intense drinking!
like Jerry but will have to wait for more weeks to see what he is
really like. He made a good first impression. Stu seems entirely
I wonder if Jen's face hurts because her mouth was in a full smiling
position for hours!!