Bachelor #2 - Poor Bachelor #2 was not attractive, but he was a lawyer. (I guess that's promising.) He works at his Daddy's law firm. (OMG! Seriously? You can't get a job on your own?!? NEXT!)
Bachelor #3 - His opening scene was him trying to pick up two woman using cheesy pick-up lines at a bar. (Seriously? Correct me if I'm wrong, but are you or are you not going on a show in order to meet your future wife? Do you really think that picking up strange women in a bar is going to win her affection? Your light doesn't burn too brightly, does it?) He then goes on to announce to the viewing audience that he "doesn't have any trouble with the ladies."
They go on to introduce a total of only nine out of the twenty-five bachelors. A couple of them seemed promising, but for the most part I was worried. Why did they only introduce nine of these guys? Were these the pick of the litter?!? Poor Ali quit her job and gave up her apartment for these guys!!!
As the evening started and Ali began greeting the men as they exited the limos, even more winners appeared. You have the guy who exited through the sunroof and jumped off of the car... You have the guy who exited the sunroof and did a back flip off of the car! And then the cocktail party began and we get to meet even more of the eligible bachelors.
Ukulele Man - Yep... This guy pulled out a ukulele (because, doesn't everyone bring a ukulele to a cocktail party?) and serenaded Ali with a little ditty that he wrote all by his very own self. The poor guy couldn't carry a tune in a bucket, but parts of the song were funny. The most ironic part of the ukulele episode was when "Back Flip Off the Limo" Guy admonished Ukulele Man for being "way too obvious" in his cry for Ali's affection. (Yuh-huh... Because back flipping off of a limo was in no way a desperate plea for attention. No sir! Not one bit! Oy.)
"Ali Needs a Raincoat" Guy - He seems nice enough, but he talks 100 miles an hour and slurs his words so badly that he spits when he talks. Poor Ali needs to wear water repellent gear just to carry on a conversation with this man!
But I think the real winner of the evening was "Shooter." Within the first thirty seconds of his "alone time" with Ali, he proceeds to tell her the story of how he got his nickname. What on earth would possess a man to go on national television and tell the woman that he is hoping to fall in love with and marry (along with the entire female population of the United States) that he got his nickname because he (to put it nicely) had no "staying power" when he was with a woman?!? WTF?!? Poor "Shooter..." He didn't make it past Round One. And now the poor guy is going to have to leave the country because if he ever dates again, it will be a miracle.
All hope for poor Ali seemed lost, but as the evening progressed, a few bachelors seemed promising.
Frank (Bachelor #1) - He was growing on me a little after last night's episode. He seems like a nice enough guy. I'm just not sure how much farther things will go with them when he finally does tell Ali that he lives with his parents. At least he's not unemployed like I thought after the initial interview. (Although I think saying that you are a "Manager at a Retail Store" might be a fancy way of saying "I work at Walmart." :-)
So, while I had some serious concerns for poor Ali's fate in the beginning, all hope is not lost. There are a few good ones in the mix. As long as my Rrrrrrrroberrrrrto stays, I'll be watching. The others can just provide some comic relief along the way...