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  • 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.
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  • 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 Dark Horse:
    • 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.
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  • Harsher in Hindsight: Season two had a twofer with New York telling off Deelishis about how she and Flav are meant to be together, even comparing their connection to the marriage of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. Not only did Flav reject her a second time, but Whitney and Bobby would divorce later that year.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: It was considered a serious allegation to be accused of being on the show for clout or career exposure, or to be accused of not caring enough about competing for Flav and making friends instead. A few years after the show ended, it was all but confirmed that the majority of the contestants really were there simply for exposure or a paychecknote , making the accusations just look amusing and overdramatic in hindsight.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • New York becomes this for being dumped by Flav in the final round TWICE. Even Buckeey admitted in an interview that she felt bad for New York despite not liking her.
    • Deelishis can count. While she was a jerkass to Krazy due to implied jealousy, many hints have been revealed that this is also due to insecurities regarding her appearance. She's shown to have gotten a lot of plastic surgery done and it can be summed up to self-hate (she also bleached her skin). Deelishis even made an appearance on Wendy Willams' show back in 2007, with the latter insulting Deelishis looks (she made really cruel remarks about Deelishis' teeth) and Deelishis looked as though she wanted to cry.
  • Magnificent Bitch: New York
  • Memetic Mutation: In addition to New York being a Fountain of Memes as mentioned above, the show has proved a source of numerous memes even a full decade after it aired.
    • Brigitte giggling during Hottie's turn hooked up to the lie detector.
    • Hottie microwaving her "vegetarian" chicken.
    • Goldie asking "Did everyone try the chicken?" during a major spat between the women during dinner.
    • "Can I ask you a question? Where the FUCK did your accent go?!"
    • "Beyoncé?!?"
  • 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.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: It's The Bachelor with the trashiest, cattiest women you've ever met, with more sex, swearing, fights and general bad behavior in one season than the former would see in a decade. However, despite being short-lived and more of a guilty pleasure than accessible crowd-pleaser The Bachelor, it nevertheless accumulated an unprecedented fandom that rivaled the series it was based off of, and some viewers did commend VH 1 for making Tiffany Pollard "the first black Bachelorette."note 
  • What an Idiot!: While it was harsh to watch New York get dumped twice, why would New York be so willing to sleep with a man she's not in a relationship with?
  • The Woobie:
    • Sweetie in the episode of her elimination. She explained a traumatizing story about her fear of chicken, and she had to cook a chicken for Flav.
    • Krazy. While she was naive and made very stupid decisions, it's hard to not feel sorry for her when the other contestants act hostile towards her when she was never truly malicious to anyone.


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