MTV Plays Lou Pearlman
9:27. No-Town is dangerously close to my apartment. They love their hotel room. This is the part where each of them gets the same free stuff their celebrities use. I find it to be the only thing worth suffering this humiliation. They got some kind of crazy skateboard thing that I almost covet. Karaoke machines. (Ooh, I get that joke, producers. Nice one.) Ugly velour shirts that I think are girl shirts. Joop! cologne. Becoming t-shirts. PseudoTrevor tells us that this all still feels like a dream. And a nightmare.
The boys pretend to find a videotape. It's O-Town, wishing the boys good luck becoming them. Erik says, "You guys have an opportunity, I guess, to make one of our favorite videos." Very funny, the "I guess," because he looks to the rest of the boys like, "Is it really an 'opportunity'?" Jacob looks so uncomfortable as he tells the guys to make sure to have fun. Ashley adds, "And! Don't forget to take your seasick pills." None of them can act. It makes me feel bad for them and I hate it when that happens. Oh, my God. No-Town freaks out that they got a videotape of O-Town talking to "them." One of them makes the '80s elbow-to-the-hip move as the others are like, "I can now die happy." When you're fourteen, I guess O-Town pretending to talk to you might be the most exciting thing that could ever happen ever. PuffyAshley thinks that O-Town's actually going to watch the video they create. Yes, but they're going to snark on like Pamie on a season finale of Making the Band. SoNotAshley tells us that he now feels like he has something to prove not to only O-Town, but to "the world" -- that he's strong enough to pretend to make a video. What's heroic about pretending to be Ashley? "O-Town is...awesome," FakeDan says to FakeErik. I keep forgetting which one is FakeDan because he doesn't look like him at all.
Amy the stylist comes in and gives the guys their clothes for the video. It's just Hawaiian shirts and tennis shoes. Nothing exciting at all, but the boys are totally stoked that they get to keep the clothes. Oh, I just figured it out. They've drawn fake neck and chin hair on the young FakeDan so it looks like Dan's scary facial hair, but he only has it drawn on every once in a while. That's why I'm not recognizing the clean-shaven kid all that often.