The Real World Guide to Being the Perfect Roommate
When we return from the break, Mike is doing The Miz. I refuse to recap anything he says. If he made up his own wrestling persona, I might find it amusing, but he just does a bad Rock impersonation, and it's annoying. He reverts to his regular voice to say that romantic involvement between roommates is frowned upon. Coral reads Rule #5: "No hooking up with your roommates. Somebody always ends up crying." Of course, the first footage shown is Colin and Amaya. I have to imagine that they both cringe when they watch this now. I mean, I cringed when I watched it then, but it only gets worse with age. Kind of like cheese. Unless it's that super-fancy cheese that is supposed to be old. You know what I mean. Anyway. In San Francisco, Rachel says that she regrets kissing Puck. During the Tenth Anniversary Special, Sean and Rachel discuss how their daughter would think it was gross that Rachel dated Uncle Puck. Man, I feel bad for that kid. In New Orleans, Julie tries (and tries, and tries) to kiss Matt, and then she really does kiss Jamie. Actually, there was a lot of kissing in New Orleans. And then in New York, Lori and Kevin kiss, and then Kevin disses her. Hard. In Chicago, apparently they all think that the other roommates are hot.
Mike pretends like he's going in for a kiss with Coral, and she slaps him. Mike says that before moving in, it's important to educate yourself about other cultures. Then he leans towards the camera and whispers "Trust me." Oh, okay. Heh. That was funny. Good delivery. Coral reads Rule #4: "Leave the racism and homophobia at the door." Remember in New York when Mike told the story about his racist uncle? I wonder why that never came up again. Oh, wait. It did. In nearly every episode. They really dig through the vaults to find footage of Jon in L.A. expressing surprise that Tami is Muslim. Oh, timely one, editors. In the first New York season, Heather's beeper goes off, and Julie asks if she's a drug dealer. In New Orleans, David and Melissa give Julie a lesson in street slang. In Boston, Sean and Syrus discuss affirmative action. That makes it sound like a much more intellectual conversation than it actually was. But by the end of the season, they were able to joke about it. In Chicago, Tonya hasn't had an "interracial living experience." Oh, Lord. Neither have I, I guess. Well, one of my roommates was Asian, so I guess I have. But why does it matter? Theo tells Aneesa that he doesn't have a problem with lesbians, because it's sexy, but he thinks that gay men are disgusting. Yes, because all lesbians were put on this earth for your sexual pleasure, Theo. Ugh. How can people reach their late teens in this country and think that is okay? I don't get it.