You Too Can Be as Cool as Jeff Winger: 'The Real World' Currently Casting for Season 26
Meghan Carlson
Meghan Carlson
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Last night on Community, Annie and Jeff squared off in a battle to become Greendale's student body president, and things got ugly when Annie showed her "multimedia presentation": Jeff's 1997 audition for The Real World: Seattle, which featured him singing a cover of George Michael's "Faith," in which he'd changed the lyrics to "You gotta have Jeff," while sporting a leather jacket and an earring. Haha, yikes! It was embarrassing, and also the best:

"We've all been 19, Jeff, and none of us did this. None of us."

Well, actually, Annie--apparently some of us still would! Why else would The Real World currently be casting for its 26th season, and preparing to air its 25th?

That's right, the grandpappy of all reality shows is still out there seeing what happens when people stop being nice and start getting real, and, in an eerie twist, it's now officially older than the people whom it hopes to cast (19-24), at least in number of seasons. The first season of The Real World aired way back in 1992, which means that--here's some fun math--if one of those original cast members had a child the same year they appeared on The Real World--that child would now be 19. Old enough to apply! I am too lazy to research whether that's a possibility, but in case some lowly MTV employee is looking for a way to make a name for himself and lure old-timers like me into watching TRW again, there's your angle, buddy. Second generation Real Worlders. They'll be double-messed-up, psychologically. DRAH-muh.

Are you between 19 and 24 years old, the product of some sort of intense personal/cultural/social/physical/other adversity, and do you possess an equal or less amount of shame as 19-year-old Jeff Winger? Here's where you should apply for The Real World 26!

Which season do you think will be the first The Real World: The Moon? I hope it's this one. I'm getting antsy.

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