My Antonio Recap – Episode 2 – 10 Things We Loved About This Week’s Show

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Don’t let the sleeping bikini-clad women fool you, this show is exciting! No really! Swear!

Spoiler alert!

The first thing we loved about this week’s show?

- The reactions to Tully joining the competition:

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Every now and then, reality show contestants fall apart. This time, all it took was an ex-wife being named as a competitor. My favorite reaction of all, though, came from Antonio’s mother, Yvonne:

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It’s always fun when people acknowledge the ridiculous of the situation in which they’ve trust themselves. I can’t imagine more overt acknowledgment than this, save looking directly into camera and winking. I won’t be surprised if that happens before the end of this season. Yvonne’s a savvy one.

And speaking of looking directly into the camera…

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Jennifer did it, to inform us, “Bitch is crazy.” She was referring to Sarah, and that brings us to our next thing we loved…

- Wafflegate

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It all started innocently enough, with Jennifer offering Sarah a waffle she had prepared with cream cheese and syrup. That’s a little weird, but anyone who’s ever had any kind of stuffed breakfast treat or cheese cake knows that the combination of cream cheese and sweetness makes for a hell of a drug. You can see where Jennifer was coming from. Unless, of course, you are Sarah.

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Oh, Sarah. The world isn’t out to get you. It isn’t even out to get you fat. Sharing is caring, even when shared item is a bizarre breakfast concoction!

This resulted in a full-on screaming match:

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Again, let me remind you that this tumult was over a waffle with cream cheese. “You know what? F*** you, because I’m totally being cool,” said Jennifer. The mixture of “f*** you” and “I’m being cool” is even weirder than waffles and cream cheese. It’s blended. It’s a fresh alternative.

Anyway, after more bickering…

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…Sarah at last admitted in an interview, “I don’t know how to be, that’s why. I just don’t know what the hell to do. That’s all.” And then she put on her sunglasses.

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Points for the self-awareness, points off for the sunglasses. Just because you can’t see the camera as vividly as you did five seconds ago, doesn’t mean that it (and by extension, we) can’t see you.

Still, Sarah was full of surprises and drama. That she left the show very soon after this outburst was disappointing. She will be missed.

- Tully and Antonio’s heart-to-heart

The following screen shots say virtually everything you need to know about Tully’s initial plea for Antonio to allow her to stay in the running for his heart:

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But just to shade in the scene a little further, choice exchanges included:

Antonio: Why are you here?
Tully: Because I wanted to see you.

(Feeling lonely? Drop by your ex-husband’s reality show!)

Tully: You think it’s easy for me?
Antonio: Why are you doing it, then, if it’s hard for you?

Tully: Give me a fair shot.
Antonio: What fair shot?

Detect any resistance on his part, maybe? Antonio concluded the conversation with, “You can stay…but you have a long shot,” adding, “Good luck with my mom, you know?” After that, who wouldn’t want to stay?

- Tania’s assertiveness

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After the Sarah debacle, Antonio polled his women on how he was handling things. Tania piped right up with: “I felt like when you were talking to us, you didn’t have eye contact and you seemed distracted.” Let me guess: she’s doing the reality thing for now, but what she really wants is to direct. Anyway, bravo to her for speaking up about her needs and not just blindly following Antonio’s lead. Tania’s living in a powder keg and giving off spark.

- The fight that involved periods, rollers, robes, the sharing of space and being mean to the new girl

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It wasn’t even clear what the hell was going on here, but when Tully said, “I need you to work with me as a girl friend. I want a girl friend,” what was clear was that the only thing separating this from a scene on Sex and the City was that they weren’t sipping cosmos.

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Perhaps the best quote of the episode: “Miranda, look at me. You have been really trippy with me.” Well, really, it’s between that and Julann’s, “I don’t want to say the word because I’m not that style of girl.” Because if VH1 has taught us anything thus far, is that there are many, many, many styles of girls.

- This dolphin:

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- That weird hypnotism challenge…thing:

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Lest you think Antonio isn’t the puppetmaster of this show, after he told the girls that he was bringing in a hypnotist, he enthused, “I’ve never witnessed hypnotism!” He was seriously gleeful at the prospect of watching a group of entranced women.

As he should have been! Jostling human rag dolls is never not funny:

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That was awesome, but my favorite bit was that he hypnotized Miranda and Tully into being “nice” and “flattering.” Because you know that directly messing with their consciousness is the only way you could get reality show contestants to act like nice and flattering.

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And a big HA @ Miranda’s version of being nice and flattering: “She’s real. She can be a bitch, but she’s real.” Not even hypnotism could diminish her honesty. I think My Antonio could be the game that Miranda was born to play.

- Tania’s Italian

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When the women were made to speak Italian (which they didn’t, uniformly), Tania essentially recited the menu of an Italian restaurant. “Pasta fagioli, mi amore, Milano…Italiano. Ciao. Amore. Ciao bella…Tiramisu, cannoli…” When it got to the point where she was grinding on Antonio’s crotch (as seen above), she moaned, “Rigatoni. Rigatoni, Antonio!” Sounds fluent to me!

- Antonio’s justification for keeping Tully in the competition:

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“She’s trying.”

Let me guess: this isn’t just about him finding love — it’s also practice for his future role as a diplomat. Right?

And finally, our favorite aspect of this episode was…

- Julann

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I think I’ll miss her most of all. Just a sampling of Julann’s awesomeness:

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That was her reaction to discovering the style of girl that Sarah is.

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That was her reaction to Antonio voicing concern about Sarah after she left, instead of comforting Julann (since she was the victim of an epithet: Sarah called her the “c-word!”).

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That was her reaction to the prospect of getting more one-on-one time with Antonio, after she threatened to quit. Also in this conversation, she complained about the “divas and queens” she was sharing space with. She also told Antonio, “You need to take care of the women that are healthy emotionally. But the women that are emotionally healthy are going to be sick, if you don’t tend to their needs.” And then Antonio couldn’t take care of them, obviously, because they wouldn’t be healthy anymore. Lose-lose.

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That was her reaction to the announcement they were going to be hypnotized. She ended up sitting out the challenge or exercise or whatever it was. Brooke interviewed that Julann was afraid of being possessed. Curiously, she didn’t add “more” to the end of that sentence.

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Julann had a very confusing exchange with Sarah last episode, but her final exchange with Antonio was the most confusing of all. A sample:

Julann: I don’t think you get it. You don’t get it that you really need to focus on the healthy people, not the sick people.
Antonio: So I shouldn’t care for people who are hurting?
Julann: No, I want you to and that’s one of the things I found really, really beautiful in you.

She didn’t bat an eyelash when Antonio told her she was contradicting herself.

And so, Julann went home, unfortunately…

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On her Ciao Bella ride, she again brought up that Antonio needed to “really focus to tending to women that are healthy of sound and mind, and not focus on people that constantly need your attention.” Not just sound. Not just mind. Not just sound mind. But sound and mind. Perfect. This, too, coming from someone whose threat to quit bought her an hour of one-on-one time with Antonio. Is she not making the connections, or does she just not want to? You could ponder this woman for days.

We’ll miss you Julann, you true American original, you.

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  1. Andrew says:

    Julann is crazy.

  2. joann says:

    i AM TOTALLY CONFUSED BY JULANN.I am sad Sarah left.Antonio is hot looking but his way of dealing withwoman is Hitler-like.I am shocked by that.Beauty is only skin deep.

  3. Che says:

    What’s up with Antonio’s ex-wife’s t-shirt? It has a smokin’ gun and the words “he had it comin’!!” If that’s not an indication of the fact that she’s prob a crazy broad I don’t know what is. Also, all these women seeking Antonio’s attention (some of them not very good looking for a man like Antonio Sabbato Jr. by the way), are truly second rate. Seriously, where do you guys get these women? And if he’s really looking for “true” love, would he really be doing it in front of a camera??

  4. Che says:

    Antonio’s ex-wife’s t-shirt has a smoking gun and says “he had it coming” Ha! Show’s what a crazy ^_%^&+@%)_^%$&__+ she is! Antonio, you are too hot for any of these crazy women…be real, go out on a one on one date like real people if you want to find real love.

  5. Bre says:

    Antonio…I believe in movie love too. If it doesn’t work with whatever crazy woman you picked…come to the windy city! Real love is unlikely on a television show…but you probably knew that before you signed up. You are hot and the girls are beautiful…though they all seem to be nutty.

  6. Lyzza Pena says:

    What was the “C” WORD Sarah called that old plastic cougar?

  7. amelia says:

    i know tully personally….those girls are just desperate, or needing attention. what could they have possibly been expecting?? lol in all caps!!!

  8. ???? says:

    I know Tully and I think she’s serious about this whole thing,the rest of the girls are a bunch of nut cases!!

  9. gail says:

    sarah should had never been on the show juliann needs to be with her children they come first antonio ex wife needs to get a life antonio mom I don’t know too demanding for her son’s life he is all grow up and for antonio please get another show this is stupid because it seems that as an actor this is what he is doing every body WANT A REALITY SHOW I would have told his wife to leave unless he still have feeling but since his mother is deciding LOL

  10. DisasterChick says:

    bye bye butterface!

  11. Shari says:

    Antonio you are very gorgeous and seem to be very polite with good standards and morals. The women on the show all seem to be a little to full of themselves. I think they just like the idea of being on television. Your looking for love in all the wrong places. The four letter word LOVE is a bigger word than most people can imagine, as is the five letter word TRUST. Good Luck.

  12. mishoe says:

    Love the show my husband and I both agree that this is the best date show out of all of them ALOT of drama. Great TV

  13. Rachel says:

    Antonio-
    Please don’t take offense, but you mother is a controlling nut case, and no wonder your marriage did not work or that you cannot find love… With a mom like that, I dont think any woman would put up with her for too long, even for a rich good looking guy, such as yourself, still not worth the drama with that lady.

  14. Sharon says:

    Lyzza Pena Says:

    August 24th, 2009 at 3:28 am
    What was the “C” WORD Sarah called that old plastic cougar?
    ——————————————————-
    the word rhymes with punt

  15. angie says:

    I am glad someone else heard the botox diva queen Julann(who is probably already sick cuz she’ain’t seem healthly)say that…..she irritated the F***! out of me.

  16. canoli says:

    This is very funny heheheheh..

  17. stephanie says:

    Julann is a nut case…not of sound mind at all…Adios loser!

  18. lulabelle says:

    MY GOD TONIO…… ENOUGH ALREADY!! Get rid of the fake boob and botox drama queens and stick with your first true love…… she is still in your heart… it shows in your eyes, YOU AND TULLY BELONG TOGETHER!! I think your mother is afraid that you will be happy and you won’t need her….. she needs to get a life!
    ~yfsil

  19. KKD says:

    OH MY GOSH.. This is the WORST show ever. We have some dumb azz loser Julann is out of her mind crazy and that Sarah person is just totally OUT OF HER MIND INSANE. What is the matter with her? Granted some of the gals are ok but who the F does VH1′s casting? They need to get a better caliber of chick. But VH1 PLEASE make this the LAST show like this.. PLEASE

  20. Lane says:

    Antonio’s mother is the most condescending, rude, ignoran, self centered RUDE MOTHER Fer on the planet. GO back to the OLD COUNTRY seeing as how you have not grown with the decades. LOSER

  21. Lisa says:

    I think Antonio is a very caring & simpathetic man, BUT he depends to much on what his mother thinks. No woman will ever be good enough for him through her eyes. I think he may be smart enough to make his own choices.. After all .. who pics the women on here? not very good choices? Oviously they can’t make it anywhere else so they do reality t.v. I would send most of them $((@^+@@$*^&)!(_` ng.. beauty is only skin deep, and if he is lookin for true love he should look in the “REAL WORLD”

  22. amanda says:

    I want that “He had it Comin” t-shirt. Where can I find that!?!

  23. Tisa says:

    I actually like this show. I did not like Rock of Love Bus, Charm School 3, Megan whatever and only was half into Daisy of love. To be honest, VH1 reality was getting as trashy as Jerry Springer and I was bored. But Antonio is awesome. The women on it seem down to earth and don’t look like wanna be strippers or porn stars. And i watched Antonio on GH and wasn’t a huge fan of his character, but as a person on this show he just seems like a great guy and I like him and am rooting for him. I also like his mother, I think she’s funny. I would never date a guy with a mother like that, but one day when my kids are older I WILL be a mother like that. Good Show VH1!

  24. Kristi says:

    Well if you ask me, who needs a mama’s boy. Why does he have her around for the final decision. Cant he make a decision on his own??? My moms important too but she doesnt live with me and my husband, sleep and eat with us also?????

  25. mary says:

    ATTENTION LADIES! I HAVE BEEN MARRIED A LONG TIME AND HAVE RAISED SONS. YOU DO NOT WANT TO HOOK UP WITH SOME ACTOR WHO THINKS HE IS MR WONDERFUL ! LISTEN UP!! MARRIAGE IS HARD ENOUGH…EVEN UNDER THE BEST OF CIRCUMSTANCES. YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE STUCK WITH SOME MOMMA’S BOY (ISN’T SHE AWFUL?) WHO SITS AND WATCHES WOMEN MAKE FOOLS OF THEMSELVES FOR HIS ENTERTAINMENT.IT IS A RIOT HOWEVER,TO WATCH THIS WUSS RUN AROUND..SANS SHIRT. I BET HE HUMS THE SONG “I’M SO PRETTY”UNDER HIS BREATH. I’M SO GLAD MY SONS TURNED OUT TO BE KIND HEARTED AND RESPECTFUL OF WOMEN..OH, AND THEY HAVE REAL CAREERS . SAVE YOUR MONEY,ANTONIO…YOU WON’T HAVE YOUR LOOKS MUCH LONGER…

  26. Caryn Castellucci says:

    Antonio,

    All these girls don’t understand the italian culture. Family is everything and italian families are very close. Your mother is being honest in trying to help you, listen to her. Besides being hot, you are sweet and kind and deserve a nice girl. Im a nice italian girl looking for a nice italian guy, too bad I didn’t go on your show.

    xoxo
    Ciao!

  27. Lulabelle says:

    OK TONIO……. ditch the skanks….. you belong with your first true love. I know she’s still in your heart cuz it shows in your eyes. You two still look great together! **MUAH** XOXOXO ~yfsil

  28. hayleyamber says:

    Antonio is looking for a REAL TRUE WOMAN ? WELL FOR STARTERS THIS SHOW IS NOT GONNA GIVE YOU THAT ? AND YOU SAY YOUR MOTHER IS THE ONE WHO HAS YOUR BEST INTEREST & IS A GOOD JUDGE OF CHARACTER ? REALLY? IS THAT WHY AFTER YOUR DIVORCE FROM TULLY/WHATEVER HER NAME IS ? YOU HAD 2 CHILDREN WITH 2 DIFFERENT WOMEN ? DOESN’T SOUND LIKE YOUR MOM KNOWS BEST AS YOU MAY THINK. DON’T GET ME EVEN STARTED WITH THE WOMEN WHO HAVE ALREADY CAST OFFS? HERE WE GO:

    ANJU/ states it’s okay to be with more than one person when you’re in a relationship ? what planet does she hail from ?

    SARAH/where 2 begin … lives in a different world 28/29 and does NOTHING 4 A LIVING ? WTF? CRIES IF ANYONE SAYS ‘HI” ? I HOPE SOMEONE WHO IS OF SOUND & MIND GETS THIS “little girl” some serious counseling.
    The last thing ANY MAN NEEDS IS TO HAVE A LOST GIRL LIKE HER TO TEND TO 24/7.THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS ANTONIO YOU DIDNT FALL 4 THIS ONE!

    JULANN/ THIS WOMAN IS A PIECE OF WORK. AND SHES A MOTHER ? GOOD GOD. I WONDER WHAT THEIR MENTALITY’S LIKE ? SCARY THOUGHT. SHE TRIED 2 USE THE OLD “I’M LEAVING” PLAN BUT IT ENDED UP BACKFIRING & COSTED HER 2 LEAVE!OOPS DIDN’T EXPECT THAT HUH JULANN?

    ANTONIO WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT YOU WILL FIND THE PERSON YOUR MEANT TO BE WITH.YOU’LL JUST HAVE TO BE PATIENT. AND AS FOR YOUR EX-WIFE RETURNING, THERE’S A REASON SHE’S YOUR EX-WIFE.REMEMBER? YOUR LOOKING 2 THE FUTURE RIGHT ? THEN THAT MEANS YOUR PAST(TULLY) NEEDS TO BE TOLD “i DON’T PLAN TO LIVE IN THE PAST”. MOVE ON LIKE I AM BUT I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANY OF MY FUTURE CAUSE YOU AREN’T GOING 2 B A PART OF IT. I THINK SHE’S USING YOU 2 B ON THE SHOW/FAME/MONEY. LIKE YOU SAID ALL THESE YEARS U HAVEN’T SEEN/HEARD FROM HER WHY NOW ? THAT ANSWER ISN’T TOO HARD 2 FIGURE OUT. GOOD LUCK ANTONIO!

  29. LKE7 says:

    The shirt is from the show “CHICAGO” ….He had it comin!

  30. Judy822 says:

    Truly I do not think any of the women are Antonio’s type. I ask myself why are they there? Obviously not for Antonio. He is down to earth and very caring. I wish only the best for Antonio. God speed.

  31. Jen says:

    He was 18 when he got married…just a damn kid. How many of us have been in similar situations? Of COURSE he put his family before his wife – he didn’t know any better. Throw some of that cultural crap in there and I am sure that made it worse. I just can’t believe she as a 28 year old would have found his 18 year old $@`(_#(~*&“__~ appealing! So what if she came back? It has been YEARS since then and they have both changed and grown up and into who they are NOW. I am certainly not the same as I was 16 years ago. They both have kids now, and I believe she deserves a shot with him also. What bothers me is his statement, “Good luck with my mother”. He is a mama’s boy! If he were truly willing to give her a shot, he would not have said that. Who gives a royal “F” what his mother thinks? He says he is a man, but yet throws some stupid crap like that out there. Personally, I would not waste my time dealing with that mess!
    Tony, do you want to marry a freaking Playboy Bunny? WTF are you thinking? Give me a break…you have kids. Do you want your sons around that *`)!(!~(@^_(^%#+ You have girls on there without tatoos, thuggish language or hand gestures, with more than half of a brain, who are attractive and seem normal. IF you are truly looking for the real deal, give those girls a shot. To me, the rest are thrown in there for drama.
    I don’t know how the hell this show (or any for that matter) can result in true love. It is kinda sad that employment means screwing with people’s hearts. Is the money worth it? Seriously, who dates someone with competition in mind right from the start?

  32. kimberly sam says:

    can we get married tony

  33. TheKernel says:

    The woman of my dreams is on this show. EVERYTHING about her, even her voice, has captured my heart. Jessica, I love you!

  34. Brenda says:

    I agree with julann that antonio should have been focusing more on the healthier girls instead of sarah who is a very sick girl. she was attacking julann for no reason and even woke her up doing so. antonio didnt see her acting out her insane behavior. its good she left hopefully to get some serious help for her mental well being and i am sure that antonios mother would not want him to hook up with a sick girl. i dont even think that antonio himself would want to. not that i am being insensitive to sarahs sickness. its just that i dont think that she should have been on the show in her condition. julann was right antonio really did not get it. i am disappointed in the other girls not speaking up about sarahs insane behavior and her attacks on julann. when antonio ask them if they thought julann was right someone should have spokeup and said that she was right because i think that she was. also antonio seems to pay no attenion to the women of color on the show because if he has a preference not to date women of color he should have specified it before the show began.

  35. melissa says:

    Way to go Mom ! I to only want the best for my son, and who can blame her for wanting the same for hers! I hope to learn lots from her, I have a very handsome 6 year old son, and he already has girls fighting over him, I need to know how to deal when he is 16!!

  36. Sandra Gosnell says:

    Please They knew Tulley was coming….I thought this was going to be a good show, aahhh but the x-wife back in the house. Who does she think she is?

    So I now turn it off….I don’t want to see the x-wife, I want to see the new women battle it out.

    Oh Antonio they are all wrong for you..I should be there. That would give the wiewers something to watch. LOL

  37. Lisa in Orlando says:

    Antonio is a spoiled rotten momma boy and is completly disfunctional. That #!^*^@(!+@$__$#(~% ed little girl that he said had a “broken wing” wasn’t so broken that she called the other girl the “c” word that sounds like hunt! She was however as crazy as Antonios mother shouting like hitler to her “so you want Antonio to be your kids father?” What a disfunctional mess this show is. I agree with the girl that was called the “C” word that Antonio should have been like, “What? She called you What??? She needs to go.” But no, his self esteem is so low that he has to go chase down a weirdo!!!! No wonder he is single!

  38. Shaggen says:

    Antonio is a bum. He just wants to be famous and could care less about love. “My Antonio 2″ is already filming. At least get some real celebrities for these shows. Now T.O is a celebrity and I watch that show. The rest of these people are jokes. Maybe even some has been stars that are remotely recognizable. I would be embarrassed to have this show on my station. Cancel This One Too! Bring back the music.

  39. chiligrl says:

    Does anyone know where I can purchase the “He had it coming” tee shirt like Tully was wearing on My Antonio?

  40. Marissa says:

    Can somebody PLEASE tell me the name of the song played When the logo My Antonio comes up for like the second time I think? Its all guitar and Its sorta beachy music and sounds a little like the red hot chilli peppers? Right after the logo comes up it shows all the trees and pretty scenery?
    PLEASE HELP!

  41. Stainless Stan says:

    I just watched the episode where Tully (is that Italian for “stalker”?) hires a jet ski to crash Antonio’s date and she asks, once again, that she be given an equal chance to spend time with her ex, but during the competition for a date, the girls were asked to write Antonioi a love letter. Tully, however, lounged on her bed as she claimed she had hurt herself earlier on the “slip ‘n slide” and writing a letter was the last thing on her mind. Of course, she was the only girl not to write a letter and when Antonio asked why, Tully employed the tear strategy and stating that he knew how she felt about him and she wanted to tell him how much she loved him (18 years, yeah we know), but wanted to tell him in person rather than in a letter. Believe it or not, Antonio was “intrigued” by her and sent another girl home. Antonio….Tully is a STALKER”!! I hope you’re still intrigued when she crashes your next date with a 9mm. Maybe you should watch the few episodes of “Megan Wants A Murderer, oops, Millionaire” to see what happens when contestants aren’t screened properly. I’ll tune in again once your mother has disposed of her.

  42. jodi says:

    blah blah blah so sick of listening to tully cry and &@`@&_!$%^`@$$+(@ about wanting a fair chance- GET RID OF HER ALREADY!!! he’s says theres no way she’ll get a second chance but yet he keeps her anyway. wtf!? ditch the old &@`@&_!$%^`@$$+(@ haha

  43. bill says:

    I THINK YOU SHOULD GIVE YOUR FIRST WIFE A SECOND CHANGE CAUSE IT TOOK BOTH OF YOU TO GET MARRIED AND YOU CAN REALLY TELL SHE STILL LOVE YOU WITH ALL OF HER HEART