The promotional material for this season of The Bachelor
is finally getting off the runway! First, we got a group shot of the cast, and now a glimpse of a high-flying football game at Jake's first cocktail party with his 25 lover-wannabes.
Let's see: Desperate pleas for attention? Check! Made-up single moms using side-ponytails to try to look younger? Check! Creepy fascination with the Bachelor's abs? TRIPLE CHECK! Looks like we're ready for take-off.
Think you're sick of the airplane puns yet? Well, you better up your tolerance quickly, because even Jake indulges in some aeronautical quips in the video below, taken from the premiere of The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love
, which airs January 4 at 8 PM on ABC.
And, just for the record, I will be keeping a running tally of the pilot jokes and would-be winged witticisms as they occur this season. With a subtitle like "On the Wings of Love," it's almost guaranteed that one "lucky" lady will be getting a set of pilot wings as her ultimate sign of devotion... and maybe even an air-written proposal. So get those barf bags ready!
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And just in case you haven't seen it yet, here's an ABC interview with Jake right before his announcement as the next Bachelor
on Dancing with the Stars
this past October.