Burning Love, the Bachelor parody web series, written by Erica Oyama and directed by her husband, Ken Marino (who also plays the love-seeking star, Mark) officially premiered today, and it’s even funnier — and full of even more famous faces — than I imagined! Whether you’re a well-versed Bachelor fan or not, it’s definitely worth your time to check out this hilarious reality dating show send-up.
At around nine minutes a pop, each episode of Burning Love is blissfully brief compared to The Bachelor‘s more movie-length airings. But I just couldn’t get enough Burning Love, so I’m glad they kicked off with three whole episodes on the very first day. Mark’s journey of love is off to a romantic, weird, uncomfortable start: WATCH:
Episode 1: The Limo Arrivals. Mark welcomes the cavalcade of women who will do anything to win his love, and they are a diverse and desperate bunch, including the Religious One (played by Kristen Bell), the Slut (Natasha Leggero), the Homeless One (Malin Akerman) and the Exotic One (Ken Jeong). Hmm, that voice inside the Panda Suit sounds kinda familiar, doesn’t it? Also: See the big sneak peek of what else is to come this season.
Episode 2: The First Cocktail Party and Hose Ceremony. Instead of handing out roses, Mark hands out hoses. Because he’s a firefighter. Get it? Also: See which women he sent home, including the surprise (celebrity!) identity of the woman in the panda suit.
Episode 3: The One-on-One Date. Mark takes Haley and her constantly exposed vajay on the first date of the season, to the “Saddle Ranch.” Also: Mark meets with his therapist “Damien Assante,” played by Adam Scott, and drama erupts back at the ladies’ mansion.
New episodes of Burning Love will be available on the Yahoo! Comedy Channel every Monday and Thursday (Thursday: COMEDY CLUB GROUP DATE!!!), until Mark hands out his final hose to his perfect woman. The series is executive produced by Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein, Abominable Pictures’ Jonathan Stern, Ken Marino and Erica Oyama.
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