Every ‘The Bachelor’ Limousine Arrival Type, Explained


The Limo outlet served as The single personthe official declaration of the start of each season until the game’s premiere on March 25, 2002, when an episode of The single person only lasted an hour and each of the players’ limousine exits was little more than quick greetings delivered through nervous smiles. But now, after nineteen years and twenty-five seasons of growing fan engagement, the game’s standard broadcasts have doubled in time. As a result, every element of the game evolved into a more elaborate, more complex version of itself, including limo rides, which in some cases even transcended using a limo.

Since the Age of Heaven (which began in Season 19 — Chris Soules), players have arrived in sports cars and police cars, mounted on horses or other beasts of burden, and have even been delivered tightly closed in luggage awaiting the benevolent hand of the Bachelor to free them from their prison of self-inflicted contortion. All of these strategies were efforts to achieve the one real purpose of the limo tour – to make a lasting impression.

Once you are inside the mansion, your autonomy is immediately removed by the producers and you have no control over your setting or circumstances. Thus, your exit from the limousine will be the last part of the game over which you will have full control. You have to treat it like so much more than the first time you meet the bachelor – it’s also the first and only time viewers meet you.

In the twenty-five seasons, there have been over six hundred limo rides and we’ve watched every one of them. To the untrained eye, sheer volume can easily be misunderstood as an intimidating variety of styles and strategies to choose from. But in reality, we found that there are only eight types of limo rides.

La Grande Entrée (or Grandy)

The very first Grandy was played by Lindzi Cox during Ben Flajnik’s season.ABC

It’s the Cadillac of limousine rides. Nothing demands more attention and respect than the cheeky ostentation and excessive spectacle of a Grandy. It forces you to forgo the comfortable conformity of a limousine ride in order to make a strong and immediate impression on both the bachelor and other gamers with a daring entry into a luxury automobile or forces vehicle. order, accompanied by a marching band, or with other non-traditional means of entry. Due to the elaborate preproduction associated with Grandy, growers only allow a handful each season.

The Trick-Or-Treat (or TOT)

The most successful TOTer in game history was Ben Higgins finalist Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher.ABC

It is widely accepted that Halloween is the only twenty-four hour period in which it is acceptable to don masks, badges, costumes, and uniforms that would otherwise disrupt the steady flow of civilized public life. But for the lucky few, Night One offers an extra night when it is more than allowed to display disguises that are both comical and horrific. The TOT requires you to get out of the limo in some form of costume, full or partial. The initial draw of a TOT is obvious, but it’s important to keep in mind that while emerging from the limo in butterfly wings or wizarding robes might elicit a bachelor’s first laugh or generate a week of memes, this makes you statistically locked out of Ring Contention. It’s true. The TOT has never produced a single Ring Winner.


Nick Viall’s Vanessa Grimaldi is the only Ring Winner to have used the Aloha.ABC

This verbal greeting in a language other than English allows you to display your fluency in one of the many exotic languages ​​of the world or simply your ability to memorize a short sentence in a language other than English. Either way, the Aloha is short and sweet and quickly reveals something about your personality to the bachelor – a possible ethnic heritage or an academic linguistic pursuit or even a sense of humor depending on the phrase and its usage.

Very often the bachelor will express a pleasant surprise when he hears an Aloha and may ask you to teach him how to bring the magical sounds out of your mouth. In this way, the Aloha fulfills the dual function of impressing the bachelor with a perceived intellect display as well as generating anticipated mini-date activity from a language class later that night when you have 1O1 time with him. Overall, Aloha gives you a 65.21% chance of getting through the first night and the languages ​​that tend to have the most favorable impact are Eastern European languages ​​like Russian and Russian. Croatian.

The Stand-Up (or Standy)

Katie Thurston used a comedic (and explicit) prop for a Standy on Matt James’ Bachelor season.ABC

If you’re ready to showcase your artistic talents, you may want to consider leaving the limo with a stand-up, which requires you to provide a solo performance when meeting the bachelor. The performance is generally an attempt at a pre-scripted comic one-liner, but not always. No Joke Stand-Ups feature songs, dances, athletic flourishes, and monologues. The Stand-Up allows you to show the bachelor that you have a sense of humor while also giving the audience material to make memes.

Santa Claus (or Kringle)

Hannah Godwin gave Colton a “gift” of her “favorite underwear” on Night One – the box turned out to be empty.ABC

Despite the incredible diversity of preferences that exist in our species, there is not one of us who does not get excited about receiving a gift. This intrinsic human pleasure is what the Kringle attempts to harness. Whether the gift is small or large, wrapped, tucked in the back, or worn proudly with both hands in plain view, all that is needed to perform a Standard Kringle is a gift. Nothing more.

The range of possible gifts is as large as your imagination. Small baubles and knick-knacks that can be easily stored inside the bachelor’s coat pocket work well to prevent the gift from being thrown away or given to growers for “safekeeping.”

It takes two

It Takes Two by Alana Milne on Matt James’ season channeled the Lady and the Tramp.ABC

Producers nestle safely inside the control truck watching events unfold on an array of screens, the host (s) relax in a green room until summoned to launch the next turn of the game and even the bachelor himself is rendered helpless, forced to stand at the entrance to the mansion and play the role of inert welcoming for each of the players as they enter. This is when you can push the bachelor into action, forcing him or her to become a willing participant in a number of pre-planned mini-activities or run the risk of looking stuck or, worse yet, getting stuck. be afraid to give in fully to the treat.

Whether it’s forcing the bachelor to become a goofy dance partner, a blindfolded taste tester, or an impromptu student of the Arkansas Pig Call, all you need to do to pass an It Takes Two is to engage the baccalaureate in a brief activity that requires two people. These activities can range from comedy to overtly romantic nature and everything in between.

The sidecar

Brittney Schreiner of season 16 sent her grandmother as an emissary to greet bachelor Ben Flajnik.ABC

The rarest and most exotic of all limo exit strategies is without a doubt the Sidecar. Only a handful have ever been attempted – and for good reason. Not only does this strategy require you to do detailed planning, including producer assistance, but the Sidecar also requires the active participation of a third party outside the game accompanying you to greet the bachelor.

That other attendee could be anyone of a medium-sized singer who lends their singing skills to create a soundtrack for your entryway to a family member you bring in to show how important family ties are to you. Whichever person you bring it is important to remember that a Sidecar is just as likely to end in disaster as it is to succeed.

The bland (or blandy) entry

Bri Springs kept it simple during Matt James’ Bachelor season.ABC

The Blandy is the easiest of all limo rides and well over half of all players do. A bland entry doesn’t ask much of you, only that you put on an elegant cocktail outfit and give a pleasant formal greeting to the bachelor without any attempt at humor or other conversational frills. Your physical engagement with the bachelor can land anywhere in the range of the handshake to a brief hug and a kiss on the cheek, stopping before the kiss of the mouth (open or closed). Both single and double takes are allowed during the introduction, which should only include your name, your enthusiasm for the person selected as single, and the assurance that you are eager to speak more inside the mansion.

The strength of a Blandy, if it has any, lies in its simplicity. You base your identity on trust and sincerity, making it clear that you don’t need a Grandy’s gadget or a TOT show to show the Bachelor you’re there 4TRR (For the right reasons).

With a survival rate of 69%, the Blandy has the highest probability of safety of any type of limo exit, but you have to remember that this is in large part due to the sheer volume of Blandies executed. There is no valid reason to perform a Blandy when all other options are available, but be forewarned – a supplier of the Blandy should never be underestimated, as what they lack in initial panache or glare can be more than compensated. with end-of-cycle strategies.

It doesn’t matter if your limo ride is gorgeous or mundane, exotic or routine, dazzling or forgettable, a total success or disaster, once you say hello to the bachelor, you have the right to enter any of the buildings. most sacred in the world. of the world of sport – the Manor.

Copyright © 2022 by Chad Kultgen and Lizzy Pace. From the upcoming book HOW TO WIN THE BACHELOR: THE SECRET TO FINDING LOVE AND FAME ON AMERICA’S FAVORITE REALITY SHOW, published by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. This chapter has been edited for the length.


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