History Series / TheBachelor

6th Aug '16 10:08:33 PM KYCubbie
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As of this writing, eighteen seasons of ''The Bachelor'' and nine of its DistaffCounterpart, ''The Bachelorette'', have aired. The former show started in 2002, the latter in 2003. Out of twenty resulting couples (two seasons ended with no one chosen,) only one couple has gotten married, in a lavish televised ceremony, and they have since had two children. Of the other thirteen, twelve have broken up and one is engaged, though she's been arrested for assaulting him, but that's another story...[[note]]They don't even try to hide it anymore: The last five seasons combined have four contestants from previous shows... and a former Bachelor returned for another shot.[[/note]]

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As of this writing, eighteen 20 seasons of ''The Bachelor'' and nine 12 of its DistaffCounterpart, ''The Bachelorette'', have aired. The former show started in 2002, the latter in 2003. The final pairings haven't exactly been successful...
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Out of twenty resulting couples (two 20 seasons of ''The Bachelor'', 12 ended in proposals; seven ended without a proposal but an agreement to keep dating; and one ended with no one chosen,) only picked for any kind of relationship. Only one final couple eventually got married (from Season 17), and they now have a child. The bachelor from Season 13 called off his engagement with the winning woman on the season finale and resumed a relationship with the runner-up; they married in a nationally televised ceremony, and also have a child. The final couple from Season 20 is preparing for their televised wedding. The other couples broke up, with one doing so after the woman was arrested for assaulting her fiance.
* ''The Bachelorette''
has gotten been more successful with respect to proposals—every season so far has ended in one. While the relationships have been more successful than those on ''The Bachelor'', that's not exactly saying much. The first couple from this show got married, in a lavish televised ceremony, and they have since had two children. Of children and are still married. The same holds true for the other thirteen, twelve have broken up Season 7 couple, except that the second child is still in the womb. The Season 9 couple married and one is engaged, though she's been arrested for assaulting him, but that's another story...are expecting their first child, and the winners of Seasons 11 and 12 are still engaged. The rest broke up.[[note]]They don't even try to hide it anymore: The anymore. Most of the last five several seasons combined have four featured contestants from previous shows... and a former Bachelor returned for another shot.[[/note]]



* LuckyCharmsTitle: There is a wedding ring where the letter o would be in the title, with a wedding band for the guys, and a diamond for the girls.

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* LuckyCharmsTitle: There is a wedding ring where the letter o "O" would be in the title, with a wedding band for the guys, and a diamond for the girls.



* TheRunnerUpTakesItAll: The season 13 Bachelor broke up with the winner to actually hook up with the runner up. They're the only successful couple from this show to date and are now HappilyMarried [[BabiesEverAfter with children]].

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* TheRunnerUpTakesItAll: The season 13 Bachelor broke up with the winner to actually hook up with the runner up. They're They were the only first successful couple from this show to date (since joined by the Season 17 couple) and are now HappilyMarried [[BabiesEverAfter with children]].
29th Jul '16 3:30:41 AM Morgenthaler
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** And if publications are to be believed, expect that contestant to say something along the lines of, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy "You're not the one holding the roses."]]

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** And if publications are to be believed, expect that contestant to say something along the lines of, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy "You're not the one holding the roses."]]"
2nd May '16 7:39:09 PM Nylsa
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''The Bachelor'' is a popular RealityShow franchise, on Creator/{{ABC}}.

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''The Bachelor'' is a popular RealityShow franchise, franchise on Creator/{{ABC}}.



* TokenMinority: The shows usually will have one or two non-white contestants per season, who never win and rarely even get close to winning. And when they do, it's often a case of ButNotTooBlack, with light-skinned black people or white Hispanics.

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* TokenMinority: The shows usually will have one or two non-white contestants per season, season who never win and rarely even get close to winning. And when they do, it's often a case of ButNotTooBlack, with light-skinned black people or white Hispanics.



* WakeupMakeup: In Ben Higgins's season he wakes everyone up to find Amanda and take her on a date and the other girls comment on how nice and alert she looks. She appears to have makeup on and and have not fallen asleep.

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* WakeupMakeup: In Ben Higgins's season season, he wakes everyone up to find Amanda and take her on a date and the date. The other girls comment on how nice and alert she looks. She appears to have makeup on and and may not have not fallen asleep.
16th Apr '16 7:32:35 AM sorako
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* BaitAndSwitchLesbians[=/=]NeverTrustATrailer - In reference to the "shocking secret" of one of the contestants in season 14, one trailer shows a brief shot of two girls "frolicking" in bed. Turns out she was just cheating on the Bachelor with one of the producers.

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* BaitAndSwitchLesbians[=/=]NeverTrustATrailer - BaitAndSwitchLesbians: In reference to the "shocking secret" of one of the contestants in season 14, one trailer shows a brief shot of two girls "frolicking" in bed. Turns out she was just cheating on the Bachelor with one of the producers.



* Spinoff: Two (three if you count ''The Bachelorette'').

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* Spinoff: SpinOff: Two (three if you count ''The Bachelorette'').



* SupportingHarem: Every woman sees the rest of the women this way.
2nd Feb '16 10:34:32 PM lexicon
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* WakeupMakeup: In Ben Higgins's season he wakes everyone up to find Amanda and take her on a date and the other girls comment on how nice and alert she looks. She appears to have makeup on and and have not fallen asleep.
14th Jun '15 2:59:22 PM ANTMuddle
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* CatchPhrase: When all but one rose has been handed out, the host enters the scene and [[OnceAnEpisode announces, "This is the final rose."]]
22nd Mar '15 1:20:47 PM ANTMuddle
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* GenreSavvy: Nikki Ferrell, who scored the final rose on the season with Juan Pablo Galavis, clearly did her homework and thus averted a common aftereffect of the experience.

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* GenreSavvy: Nikki Ferrell, who scored the final rose on the season with Juan Pablo Galavis, clearly did her homework and thus averted a common aftereffect of the experience. Even ''he'' seemed to realize his chances of finding true love here.
27th Sep '14 2:39:22 PM ANTMuddle
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Andi Dorfman famously left during Juan Pablo's season after a heated argument. After Juan Pablo gained a reputation as one of the least liked Bachelors, she was seen as making the right decision. And she was the Bachelorette in the next season.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Andi Dorfman famously left during Juan Pablo's season after a heated argument. After Juan Pablo gained a reputation as one of the least liked Bachelors, she was seen as making the right decision. And then she was the Bachelorette in became the next season.Bachelorette, with predictably crazy results.



* Spinoff: Two (three if you count ''The Bacheorette'').

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* Spinoff: Two (three if you count ''The Bacheorette'').Bachelorette'').
21st Sep '14 7:12:52 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Andi Dorfman famously left during Juan Pablo's season after a heated argument. After Juan Pablo gained a reputation as one of the least liked Bachelors, she was seen as making the right decision. And she was the Bachelorette in the next season.


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* Spinoff: Two (three if you count ''The Bacheorette'').
** The first, ''Bachelor Pad'', was a more traditional reality competition show where the former contestants where split by gender and competed against each other ''Series/Survivor''-style for the first few weeks, then as pairs for the last leg of the competition. It also had a twist that at the end the winning couple had to vote separately on whether to keep the $250,000 prize for themselves or share it between the two of them. If they both voted share, they would both receive $125,000. If one voted share and the other voted keep, the one who voted keep would get the whole prize. If they both voted to keep, then ''neither'' would win, and the prize would be distributed amongst the eliminated houseguests. The series lasted three seasons.
** The second spinoff was ''Bachelor in Paradise'', which was a lot closer to the traditional format, but with a mix of Bachelor Pad as well. Men and women from previous seasons spent the summer at a tropical resort, going on dates and making connections. At the end of each episode, the two people without roses had to leave the resort, but the next week would bring in two more previous contestants. There was no cash prize either - the goal was to spark new relationships, just in greater numbers than the standard show.
27th May '14 12:17:38 AM wuggles
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* TokenMinority: The shows usually will have one or two non-white contestants per season, who never win and rarely even get close to winning. And when they do, it's often a case of ButNotTooBlack, with light-skinned black people or white Hispanics.
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