The on-screen text informs us that it us Tuesday, Mardi Gras day. Julie puts on an orange wig and paints her face, and then heads out on the town by herself. I'm guessing she is the only roommate who's not hung over or "entertaining" a friend after last night's debauchery. Well, there's Matt, but who wants to hang out with him? We see Julie walk around and dance, grab beads, get kisses from men on her cheek and generally have a great time by herself. In an interview, Julie says that Mardi Gras is all about "floats and bead throwing and just celebrating life and sin -- it's fabulous." I actually liked Julie a little bit in that segment. I liked that she went out on her own (okay, with a bunch of cameramen) and had a good time on her own terms, but that she also lightened up a little.
Back at Belfort, Danny is up and walking through the house. In an interview I think we have seen before, Danny says that he would hate for anything to happen to screw things up with him and Paul. Now, Danny is outside eating a piece of fruit. We see Jamie out on the street doing the electric slide with a bunch of strangers. In an interview, Jamie says that he wants to "experience the whole spectrum of Mardi Gras, from Bourbon Street to barbecues and balcony parties." He left out the part about cheesy late-'80s line dances. Melissa is dancing too. She says there is an "intense sense of joy that you can't explain to people who don't understand Mardi Gras." Then Melissa is in a man-sandwich, but it doesn't look like she likes it too much, since she's getting bumped around a lot.
It's night-time now, and Kelley is wearing her long blonde wig and dancing with some guy who is wearing a crazy costume. Sisquo's "Thong Song" starts up, and I really thought that song had finally disappeared. In an interview, Kelley says that Mardi Gras is "bizarre" and that she's never seen anything like it. Kelley and Dr. Peter stroll through the crowds and see lots of nekkid women. Dr. Peter stares up at them and Kelley gently leads him away. Heh. Then there are some Elvis impersonators. Then Kelley and Dr. Peter make out right on the street, but no one cares because it's Mardi Gras!
A marching band plays out in front of Belfort and we see Matt dressed up in a stupid costume, sitting on a really high chair on the porch. In an interview, Matt says a lot of things that no one cares about. The gist is that he decided he should be King of Mardi Gras. Julie is on the porch too, and Matt tells her twice that he is the King of Mardi Gras, like anyone cares. Shut up, Matt. Then, they are in the house and Julie is telling him to stand in a certain spot and look at something. He does, and she sprays him with the hose from the sink. Ha! That was a good one. Matt does that "I'm really pissed but we're in front of the cameras, so I had better pretend I think this is funny" smile and says that she "should have so not done that to the King of Mardi Gras" and that she "messed up the whole thing." Then he pretends to joke, "I quit. I can't be the King of this crap." I think someone was jealous of all the camera time Julie got earlier today when she actually did get into the spirit of the celebration.