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What happens when you take seven
gorgeous but mentally inept women and pair them with seven
brilliant but socially awkward geeks? According to this show,
"the ultimate social experiment."
Recaps by Eric Pierce, GSNN
Host: Brian McFayden
Creator: Ashton Kutcher
EP: Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg, JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson,
John Foy, Nick Santora
Packager: Katalyst Films, 3 Ball Productions
Airs: Wednesdays at 8pm ET on the WB
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"When Worlds Collide"
- June 1
Welcome to the show where high culture and pop culture
collide, Beauty and the Geek! Bet you thought you'd
never hear that one. Seeing as this is a brand new show,
here's a rundown of the concept. Seven brainless but
beautiful girls will be paired with seven brainy but
botched up boys to see who is the best at rubbing off on
each other. This show is on the WB, so unlike MTV, when
I say rubbing off on each other, I am not being overtly
sexual. (Wait, never mind) The girls have to teach the
guys social skills while the guys need to impart to the
ladies the cold hard intellectual facts. The team that
does this the best will win $250,000.
To start out the team selections, our wonderful host
Brian McFayden (C-Note: Nice to know that, even after
Superstar USA, the kid can still find work), lets us
know that one of the guys will have to present himself
to the girls and then a girl will choose him and
vice-versa. First up is Chuck, boldly going where no man
has gone before, to the glory land of the pretty, pretty
princesses. Upon walking into their room, Chuck is
stunned by the women's appearances and can barely get a
word out. After picking his jaw up from the floor, he
explains that he thinks that he would be a good partner
because at the hospital he is very good at simplifying
that which is very complicated. With that said, Chuck
left the room to allow the girls to deliberate.
The girls who seemed to unanimously love Chuck sent
Caitlin out to be his partner. As simple as that, we
have team number 1.
After sitting, not knowing what to do (major
foreshadowing here folks) the girls remembered that they
had to send someone over to see the geeks. I personally,
have never seen women call "not it" so fast, but Krystal,
our Philly 76ers dancer stepped up to the plate. As for
selling herself to the guys, Krystal told them that she
was from Philly and that she was a dancer for the 76ers.
In what must have taken Krystal a lot of thought, she
sold herself by telling the guys that she was from
Philly and that she was a dancer for the 76ers. Brad
decided that he could work with her and we have team
Next up king of the geeks Richard, who looks like he
walked right out of a pocket protector ad. The Jersey
boy stood akimbo and made a classic fool of himself
simply stating that he could teach the girls a lot of
things. The girls responded, not surprisingly that
Richard had a lot of personality (
and we of geekdom
know what that means). Yet a brave Mindi emerged from
the curtain giving us pairing number 3. In Mindi's own
words, Richard is the "white Urkel"
Now just so you know there is an advantage to picking
your partner early. Teams can scour the mansion for
their bedrooms as soon as their team is complete. In
fact, after Mindi and Richard were teamed up Richard ran
around looking for a room with only one bed. Mind you,
this is the man who has never kissed a girl. Mindi, who
was up for Richard's shenanigans told him that she would
have to spoon him later. Unfortunately, Richard's
G-rated mind did not understand what she meant.
Back to the matchmaking. Salsa dance Scarlet paired up
with Shawn. Joe, who tutors elementary school children
and makes short films was joined by Erika, the
life-sized Barbie model (No, I didn't make that up).
Lauren, the valley girl/lingerie model was chosen by
Bill. Finally, Eric and Cheryl take the easy way out
waiting for the table scraps.
Caitilin and Chuck: Fashion expert and Med student
Krystal and Brad: NBA dancer and Mensa member
Mindi and Richard: Sorority girl and Has never kissed a
Scarlet and Shawn: Beer spokesmodel and Asst. Boy Scout
Erika and Joe: Barbie model and Has never been on a date
Lauren and Bill: Lingerie model and Vice President,
"Dukes of Hazzard" fan club
Cheryl and Eric: Cocktail Waitress and Computer
It's Challenge time!
Brian McFayden tells the teams that they will be heading
back to 5th grade. The girls will be tested on their
knowledge while the guys will have to relive that first
junior high social in a dance competition. More
importantly the teams have been told that the winner
will get the right to send any team they want to the
elimination room. There's only one night to prepare and
the stakes have been raised so let's go!
But first, can someone take care of Chuck's nosebleed.
Apparently Chuck is so nervous he is bleeding his brains
out. That won't prevent him from confusing Caitlin with
words like hypertension though.
Upstairs studying, Erika has a dumb blonde (or at least
peroxide blonde) moment with Joe. He told Erika that
D-Day occurred in 1942 to which Erika stated, "1942 was
when Columbus sailed the ocean blue." Now seeing as this
is a reality show I shouldn't be concerned with correct
answers, but considering that the geek was ALSO wrong
let me just do my part to help educate the youth of
America by telling you that D-Day, the invasion of
Normandy during World War II, occurred in 1944.
Now for the war of left foot vs. left foot. It's not
pretty folks. Insert stereotypical nerds dancing here.
Watch Richard get horny thinking about the intimacy of
dancing. Watch Mindi express her fears that Richard's
dancing will get them eliminated. For now though the
beauties and the geeks will sleep, for tomorrow bring
Challenge #1: Pop Quiz
The next day, the beauties are greeted by a packed
auditorium and a quiz, spelling bee style. Correct
answers keep you in while wrong answers eliminate your
team. Remember, the winning team gets to send a team to
the elimination room. Let's begin.
Lauren please spell "tattoo."
*insert flashback of Lauren studying the word on a flash
card saying ooh this is so easy*
T-A-T-O-O .. tattoo. Someone ring the
gong. 1 down, 5 to go.
Next category, Geography. Cheryl correctly answered that
the U.S. has 50 states. While, Caitlin didn't know what
state was w\east of West Virginia. Caitlin guessed
For those of you who are Jeopardy freaks out there, yes
I have a problem with this. Even though it is obvious
what answer they wanted, Caitlin did give a state that
was east of West Virginia. Squabbling can be taken to a
message board somewhere, write letters to the WB, I
Krystal fell next by answering that South Dakota was
further south than North Carolina. Then in a
non-patriotic moment, Krystal informs us that she
doesn't care about the states because they are not
important to her. Someone, please, knock some sense into
Scarlet could only name New Mexico when asked to name 3
states with the word "New" in them.
Cheryl misspelled calendar, C-A-L-E-N-D-E-R.
Erika didn't realize that when she was asked for the
state capital of New England that it was a trick
question (mind you, she gave no answer though which in
some ways may be considered right).
This all left one question between Mindi and winning.
What state ahs the abbreviation IA? With a confident
answer of Iowa, Mindi won for her and Richard and
Richard promptly kissed Mindi's feet.
Challenge #2: Dance Off
On to the dance off where there was really no contest.
Richard stole the show flailing like an imbecile winning
35% of the vote. This means that Richard and Mindi will
get to pick both teams going into the elimination room.
The moment of the competition though came when Chuck's
nosebleed returned mid dance. Caitlin showed a
considerable amount of care and consideration, letting
us all have a warm and fuzzy moment.
Back at the House:
Everyone drank champagne and hung out in the hot tub. 2
hours later, Erika is crawling into Brad's bed and
ladies and gentlemen we have our first hookup. I wonder
how her partner Joe will feel about this. One word.
Hurt. Joe feels just like he did in high school, where
the girls he liked would end up with other guys. This
wouldn't be the worst thing he would have to deal with
though as Richard and Mindi selected Joe and Erika to
battle against Cheryl and Eric in the elimination room.
In the elimination room, the teams are the similar
subject matter to their challenges. The girls will be
tested on history and politics while the Guys will be
tested on popular music. Each player will receive 3
questions on their topic and the team with the lowest
score goes home. After a brief cram session, the ladies
are up first. The guys get to watch the proceedings in a
viewing room across the hall
Cheryl gets to pick from the 6 questions on the girls'
board and selects question 2: In the 2000 election who
was Al Gore's running mate? Without a response, Cheryl
misses a chance to score. Joe Lieberman would have been
worth a point.
Erika goes with question 3: What president is on a $1
bill. Wait, a money question? I thought this was
supposed to be about history and politics? Erika answers
George Washington and takes the lead, 1-0
Cheryl goes for 4: Who is the Prime Minister of England?
Guess: Robinson - Correct Answer Tony Blair. Cheryl's
still down a point.
Erika takes number 1: In American Politics, which party
is represented by a donkey? Erika answer quickly again
with Democrat and increases the lead to 2-0
Cheryl tries to redeem herself with question 5: Who was
the U.S. president during the Civil War? A guess of
Hoover sends her team reeling as they are scoreless.
(Correct answer: Lincoln)
Fortunately, Erika missed the last question thinking
Bush was a Governor of Arkansas, not Clinton, leaving
the score 2-0.
Now in the words of Will Smith
SWITCH ooh la la laaaa.
Joe starts off strong knowing 50 Cent sang "In Da Club."
The pressure is on Eric as a missed answer will
guarantee his team a loss. As if Eric wouldn't know
Britney Spears was the schoolgirl who sand "Baby One
More Time". He knew. The score is now 3-1
Joe thought that "Like a Virgin" was the name of a
Madonna song a dance and a magazine and thus was wrong.
Vogue would have locked the game, so instead Eric gets
Knowing that "Saturday Night Fever" was the film that
explored night club discos in 1977, Eric made this a
real game closing the gap 3-2.
What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold. Joe nailed
Outkast as the artist of "Hey Ya" and sent Eric and
Cheryl packing. That folks is the end of the premier of
Beauty and the Geeks. It might be more of a game and
less of a romance than was expected, but with Street
Smarts gone this may just do the trick. See you next