Beauty and the Freakonomics - January 3
Bring on the Beauties and Herd up the Geeks. Its
time for season 3 of the cross-cultural experiment and this time there promise
to be some great twists. How different are the pairs this year? Lets look and
Its arrival day and the geeks are arriving at the mansion on scooters.
Some quick intro facts
Scooter is a Harvard Grad obsessed with quantum physics
Piao has kissed a single girl,
Drew is a trekkie who thinks beautiful girls are a different species
Niels has a 1600 SAT, who thinks he is smarter than 99.99% of Americans
Matt is an M.I.T. student who thinks his probability of getting laid is 2 to the
Mario has a tattoo of a Nintendo controller and has 25000 comic books
Nate is the lead singer of a star wars tribute band
Sanjay is listed as our poor virgin who doesnt understand people who dont know
All of these geeks are welcomed to the mansion and as soon as they are inside,
the limos pull up with beauties in tow.
Jenny Lee thinks it is easy to be her since she is pretty. Shes also a UFC ring
Andrea is a competitive beauty queen
Erin is a voice teacher who cant believe anyone actually goes to Harvard
Tori is a self admitted self centered model
Nadia is a lifetime cheerleader and sorority girl
Sheree is a hooters waitress whose last read book is Sweet Valley High
Cecille is a bikini model who says her best feature is her ability to pout
Megan is a playboy model who was bad in high school but great in nail school
And now it is time to make team selections the groups pass each other as they
head into their respective rooms. The girls are beside themselves. They had no
clue that the guys would be sooooo geeky.
Drew goes first and finds that the ladies backs are to him. The groups will not
be able to look at each other during selections. He talks about his study of
business, his Excel knowledge and his devotion to being a Trekkie and Erin asks
what his favorite Adjective is. Drew balks and then says fantastic and that made
up Erins mind. We have team number 1. They rush upstairs to find the best room
and Andrea heads over to the guys.
Andrea says she wants the other half of the winning team. She is asked which
team she would choose, the Lakers or the Clippers, and she didnt know there
were two teams in L.A.
Regardless, Matt likes her and we have team number 2.
Sanjay heads to the girls and does some imitations
of household appliances. He
does a blender and the girls are appalled. Tori thought it was funny and went to
make a match. Sanjay is sure that Tori cant be real, and worse yet that the
twins cant be real.
Cecille heads over and is asked if she is more of a red state or a blue state.
She says that she lives in CA so she is more of a golden state. Ouch, nobody
seems to want her and Nate offers to be the pariah.
Mario heads to the ladies and talks about his masters in theology. The ladies
have no questions and no one wants Mario. He can hear their discussion and is
hurt, but eventually Nadia succumbs to peer pressure and joins the Nintendo
Jenny Lee heads over and says she is an expert in things she knows. Yeah
joins her to form a team.
Scooter mentions that his nickname comes from the Muppet babies and the girls
want to know if he can give a decent backrub. He says sure, and Megan is his.
Saving the best for last Piao and Sheree are a couple.
As the pairs unpack we learn that Tori has much to teach. She asks Sanjay what
booty is and he can only think of a pirates treasure. She is shocked he
doesnt know the other meaning and worse yet, when they pose the question to two
other geeks, they fare no better. Yeesh.
Challenge 1. The girls will have to find 3 books using the Dewey decimal system
and each book will contain a social task. The first geek to complete all 3 tasks
will win immunity for his team.
The girls struggle big time, but none of them are giving up. The quote of the
day seems to be, My book is not here.
Cecille is first and delivers the books we find out that the 3 tasks are to get
suntan lotion rubbed on your back, to borrow a cell phone to make a call and to
get a girls phone number. Nate is off to the races
2nd is Andrea and 3rd is Nadia. So Matt and Mario hit the streets to play catch
Nate finally gets someone to help with the suntan lotion and now hold the lead.
Meanwhile back in the library, everyone has finished aside from Sanjay and Tori
Tori has broken down into tears, but continues to look. Sanjay tells her that it
is time for some mental toughness.
Tori does find the last book and now all the geeks are out on the street.
Unfortunately this has become a 2 horse race between Nate and Scooter who have
both gotten girls phone numbers. It comes down to the last task, and Cecille is
going to be a happy girl. Nate just called the host, Mike, and they have won.
Back at the mansion, the teams are notified that there is not going to be an
elimination tonight. Instead the only way someone will leave, is by choice. They
are going to be made an offer later and if they take it they may have to go.
The teams go upstairs to discuss the new situation and Erin is conflicted. She
works 3 jobs and just financially could use the money.
Andrea is attacking Matt for his lack of effort during the first challenge.
Hence she says that she is likely to take the money and that Matt is hopeless.
The teams come back downstairs. And the offers are made.
Anyone willing to leave for $5,000
Andrea and Erin are feeling the heat.
And $20,000 is the final offer. Will anyone take it? Nope. Mike takes the offer
off the table, but Andrea asks him to wait one more minute.
She discusses it with Matt, but they decide to stay in the game.
The teams are now given the rest of the evening off and that means Cecille gets
to use Matt as a makeup palette.
Cecille escorts Matt downstairs to show off her work and the entire group feels
as if she has demeaned him. Matt sees it as him getting to spend time with a
girl, but to each their own.
The next morning its time for the new challenge.
The guys will have to perform stand up comedy and the girls will have to hold a
conversation on current events.
Andrew is up first and gets a case of the umms. And thats about all hes got
Scooter however has a complete routine planned, but it is way over the heads of
Piao decides to take the vulgar route and asks him if he has tasted any good cat
lately? (In other words
) Yeah, crash and burn.
Nate gets up there and so far is the only one who nailed a routing taking about
how allergies should be more useful (We should all be allergic to sharks).
Matt goes with classic jokes and does pretty well.
Niels gets up and makes some boob jokes and also succeeds. JennyLee is
Sanjay has a tough time and likens his comedy to watching his parents have sex.
Mario gets up and delivers a Nintendo routine where a girl breaks his joystick
and kills, but is it enough to win.
Nope. Nate takes it. So, lets see. Cecille and Nate have won 2 challenges in a
row. Thats immunity and the right to send one team to the elimination room.
This could spell trouble.
Now to the ladies. In their study materials, the girls were given a book called
Freakonomics. The girls will now have to do an on camera interview with one of
the books authors.
There is nothing to watch here. Only one girl does moderately well and that is
Sheree, who legitimately might be good enough to handle a newscast. Its a hands
With that choices need to be made. Nate and Cecille choose to send Sanjay and
Tori to elimination and Sheree and Piao send Erin and Drew
The girls will be quizzed first. The team with the most points (maximum 4) will
stay in the mansion
Tori will receive the first question.
In what year is the next U.S Presidential election scheduled to occur? Tori says
November of 2006 and bombs. Its 2008
Erin is asked what Japans unit of currency is called and answers Yen. Thats
worth 1 point
Tori is then shown a picture of a location and asked for its name given the
initial NYSE. She has no guess. Its the New York Stock Exchange
Erin is then asked for one of the co-authors of Freakonomics. She answers Steven
Levitt and now has 2 points. (Also Stephen Dubner)
As we switch, this puts the guys in sudden death. Sanjay must answer correctly
to stay in the game.
Sanjay is asked what sitcom is inspired by the childhood experiences of Chris
Rock. He guesses growing up with Chris. Correct Answer: Everybody hates Chris.
With that, Tori and Sanjay are done at the mansion.
Erin and Drew have won the right to stay. Will they come back with a vengeance
next time? Can the juggernaut of Cecille and Nate be stopped? More importantly,
can these pairs become more than just beauties and geeks?