In an ever-changing world, it's strangely comforting to know that some things, even if they are trite and stupid and aggressive and needless (all rolled into one!) things, will always stay the same.
I'm talking, as you can tell by the headline (unless you are a reality TV contestant, in which case we can assume you're a little slow
), about how, no matter what they're competing for and whom they're competing against, reality TV competition contestants will always say "I'm not here to make friends." It's a rule.
Last year, blogger Rich FourFour
noticed this rule and compiled the supercut to top all supercuts: an "I'm Not Here to Make Friends" montage
for the 2008 TV season. For reality TV fanatics (that's me) and general fans of awesomeness
alike, it was a game-changer. They even did a little segment about it on This American Life.
(That's legit!) And then he made another one for the 2009 season
. These reality stars just cannot keep from saying how not
there to make friends they are, and, in turn, these videos just cannot keep from being hilarious.
Well, the day you didn't know you were waiting for but
subconsciously you were definitely waiting for has arrived. It's time
to watch FourFour's
2010 TV season "I'm not here to make friends" montage
, now with
even MORE non-friendships from even MORE reality shows, some of which
aren't even about competing for things! The disease is
spreading. If Ice Road Truckers
can succumb, no one is safe.
Due to Youtube's silly copyright hang-ups, the video is available for your viewing gratification courtesy of Videogum. Watch now!
Personally, I think my favorite is the one from Paris Hilton's My New BFF, because the stated point of the show is to BECOME SOMEONE'S FRIEND.
But not the other aspiring friends' friend, obviously.
Leave a comment with your favorite reality TV rule (What about how dating show stars are always saying "here for the right reasons"?) or your thoughts on the whole "I'm not here to make friends" phenomenon. If you don't, I will be forced to assume that you're not on this blog to make friends.