So they sent these kids to some salon in a strip mall to get their hair done. The hairdresser's name is Vered. Her friends in the back are amazed that something so stupid is happening at their salon.
FakeAshley's getting his hair bleached. It sounds like Vered's putting some product in there so that it looks longer.
Unfortunately, FakeJake isn't getting fitted with dreadlocks. I think that's cheating. He's wearing a bandana and only getting a tiny bit on the bottom dreaded.
FakeDan's only getting a trim.
FakeTrevor has to get his highlights dyed, since Trevor doesn't have any in the video. It's so sad that they have to take highlights out of a fourteen-year-old's hair.
FakeErik's getting his head shaved. He almost cries.
FakeJake explains that with every step, they get closer to becoming O-Town. First they had to learn how to dance. Now they've changed their hair. They shouldn't let FakeJake talk any more than they let the real Jake.
Vered backs away from the five boys as quickly as she can and tells them that they look great. She tells them that they're staying at the Argyle Hotel. Ugh, these boys were just outside my apartment. If only I'd known. I would have been more careful. And wait, does that mean O-Town stays at the Argyle when they're in town? I have to move.
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.