YMMV / Flavor of Love

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Flav knew the whole time none of the women competing on the show actually had any sort of attraction towards him or a desire to be with him, so he just spent three seasons doing his best to harass and humiliate a bunch of gold diggers and fame mongers (while also getting a big, fat check from VH1 for doing it!).
  • Bile Fascination: Let's face it, the real draw of the show is watching grown women make complete and utter fools and jackasses out of themselves as they pretend to have an attraction towards a short, loud-mouthed, and rather crude rapper who used to be famous a couple decades ago in order to find a quick way to earn some money and/or fame via the Reality TV route.
  • Broken Base: Pumkin spitting on New York. Some fans seen as reprehensible especially considering that she's white and New York is black even though it wasn't about race. Other fans while seeing that it's wrong think that New York is almost deserving of this due to her confrontational behavior.
  • Crack Pairing: Pumkin ended up dating Mr. Boston from I Love New York. ... And reveals that she once made out with New York herself.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • New York was so popular, she ended up getting her own show.
    • Goldie was pretty popular, too for her likability and being the Only Sane Woman in the house.
  • Fountain of Memes: New York has some near infamous moments that are still used to this day. Some people might not know who New York is, but odds are with the amount of gifs of her that circulate the internet that they have most definitely seen her.
  • Heartwarming Moments: When New York and Flav reunite on the season 2 reunion and share a heartwarming moment. This is after Flav dumped New York twice, and New York forgave him for it.
  • Jerkass Woobie: New York becomes this for being dumped by Flav in the final round TWICE.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Flavor Flav
  • Never Live It Down:
    • Pumkin would always be known as the girl who spat on New York.
    • In-show example, Flav couldn't get over Somethin defecating on the floor, and thus she was eliminated.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: At first, New York was greatly despised by many fans of the show, but she was brought on season 2 for ratings. If you even look on YouTube comments, you'll see people talking about how New York made the show memorable.
  • Seasonal Rot: Most fans agree that season 2 is far less exciting than season 1, until New York returns. Season 3 is largely forgotten, however - primarily due to the lack of New York.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Despite this show being considered trashy, many people still took the time to watch it.