Tool Academy 2 Recap – Episode 4 – Tool Tantrums

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ta2_4_281 Can these guys handle anything? Just two bits of toolishness before we get to the meat of this episode:

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“I ain’t trying to be friends with nobody here. I don’t care if nobody likes me or not. That’s not the reason why I’m here. I’m here ‘cause of my girl,” says Charm. Good thing he explained that. Now the guys will stop mistaking him as their friend and start treating him like the competitor that he is.

(Also, “I’m not here to make friends!” SQUEE and LOL!)

Also, check out the hazard of sitting behind Mike…

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His spikes can invade your frame, making you look like you’re rocking a Robin Williams-thick bush of chest hair. Amazingly, it only looks moderately more ridiculous as chest hair than as head hair.

Anyway, today’s challenge is all about appreciation. And what better way to appreciate someone than in retrospect? That being the case, the guys attend mock funerals for their girlfriends.

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Here they hear a prerecorded statement on how their girlfriends feel mistreated, and then they make their retrospective amends. This proves to be an emotional situation…

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…for almost everyone involved…

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Also?

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It’s kind of creepy, because after the guys have their shot to ramble, the girls pop up out of their coffins, and sometimes they kiss while the girl is still in the coffin

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Most of the talk breaks down like this: the girls feel like they’re low on the guys’ priorities list, and the guys are really, really sorry about that. The glaring exception is Mike, who thinks this lesson is the “biggest joke in the world.”

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He also takes the necrophilia vibe to the next level by noting, “You’re dead but what’s in my pants is very much alive.” And you know, I don’t really fault him for his attitude. Sure, this was useful for many of the guys, but anything that’s been used as a plot point on an episode of Golden Girls (such as a fake funeral) is kind of open for ridicule.

If the guys lost it during therapy, in the challenge they get it back, stomp it on the ground, tear it into pieces and scatter it in the wind.

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For you see, they are being made to watch their girls on dates with suave (by reality TV standards), clean-cut “true perfect gentlemen” who use their hair gel sparingly…

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Immediately, a riot breaks out over the prospect…

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But hey, at least Mike and Tyler make time to embrace…

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…so it’s not totally worthless.

Once the guys are calmed down, they’re sent inside. We then watch Trina watch the guys watch the girls watch the gentlemen show them how they should be treated.

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What’s funny is that each girl is supposed to be on “the date of a lifetime,” and many of them go on and on about how they’re never taken to fancy dinners and such and, like…

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…they’re in the backyard. Reduced expectations are gateways for tragedy. Anyway, some of the guys take this terribly, like Terry, who asks that the camera be taken out of his face…

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…because he’s not there to make camera time. Wait, what?

Frank, too, has a hard time…

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…perhaps with good reason, though, as Christina refers to him as “quite the douchebag,” and is so clearly into her date that she asks how she can get in touch with him after the show. Trina suggests that this is her giving Frank a taste of his own medicine. Maybe, but she’s definitely enjoying licking the spoon.

John, whose tantrum landed him with a bandaged hand…

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…takes it more in stride than you’d expect. OK, so his strides are more like globe-traversing leaps, thanks to his giant stature, but he doesn’t blow up, thanks mostly to the fact that Sarah’s body language suggests she couldn’t care less about the guy they’ve paired her with.

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It is Mike, though, who takes it the worst.

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After a preliminary chill-out session with John…

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…(who’s the Hobbes to Mike’s Calvin, according to Dre P), Mike takes off…

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Where is he running? Who knows?

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Who cares, even? What’s most important is that he ripped off his shirt in the process.

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Oh, and Charm has the most good-natured reaction…

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But this pisses everyone off anyway, because duh: he’s Charm.

In the end, John, Mike and Frank end up in the Bottom 3…

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…but despite providing TV-ready theatrics, it is Mike who is bounced.

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He pleads with Rebecca to take him back, despite earlier interviews suggesting he was done with her. “I’m gonna make you the number one person in my life…I’m gonna grow up. We’re gonna grow together. Promise,” he tells her. Perhaps unfortunately, she accepts and goes home with him…

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Good luck with that future thing…

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It seems off to such a happy start!

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  1. Tev says:

    I think this is the first episode of Tool Academy where the person who was going home was completely obvious for almost the entire running time.

  2. april says:

    CHARM needs to go home !

  3. Brendon says:

    Is this reality tv stuff for real? Please tell me this is all bad acting, bad comedy, or better yet – all just a very bad dream. After watching a few of these reality shows, it all but convinces me that it’s much, much better (and more beneficial) to be an a**h***, purely for the sake of having (and keeping) a beautiful woman. If what I’ve been watching is in fact real not acting, then I’m totally convinced that I will need to throw all of my gentleman qualities OUT THE WINDOW and start over, this time as a bonafide a**h*** (allowing the woman to THINK that she can “change me”), God help us all.

  4. meghs says:

    who knew tools could cook! their breakfast looked AMAZING!

  5. Amy says:

    Well karma is a !&#)**`@$@#))*“% ain’t it? these guys i”m soo glad finally learned the hard way ya know now they truly know how the ladies felt I really liked this episode great way to hit the point home. I also felt Mike A didn’t give a rats %@(*_!`(~)^~`*+ at all he also seemed to think a serious concept such as a funeral was nothing more than a major joke. I”m glad he went home but at the same what was up with Rebecca acting like as if she couldn’t find the courage to dump him. It was like she wasn’t happy going back with him you could see it all over her face. I bet once she got back home she probably dumped him. I also think Charm needs to go next cuz even though he did a little better last night still it nonetheless comes across as “fake” he didn’t even really react when his g/f went on that date. but yeah John L is such a cry baby he is such a big cry baby he needs thearpy but of a different kind he has mega personal issues to work through. I’m hoping Charm or John L goes next.

  6. AJ says:

    Brendon is right. WTF is these chicks going with DBags and loving the bad boy type for that sexual thrill. While nice guys get the short end of the stick (god I wish I can cuss) Tell me ladies please give me one good reason why the bad boys are worth keeping around over a guy who can genuinely treat you right.

  7. asldjkfad says:

    charm is a complete douche and needs to go…how is he a model when he is so ugly and ^~++$`)+$&_%!)`&~* ed?

  8. Unknown says:

    I want Dre P to win Charm the 5th ninja turtle is still in the game lol. I hope Charm,Tyler, and John stays for a couple of episodes Charm and Tyler needs to fight it out instead of talking $$*#&$(#^_*^#*$#

  9. Jenn says:

    I think the “nice guy” is often too needy and available. Women don’t like that. We enjoy the chase just as much as some men do. The “bad boy” gives us that as well as a thrill.

    Having said that, this men have crossed the line and no self respecting woman would stay with them no matter how much they “love” the douchebag.

  10. Unknown says:

    I want Dre P to win Charm the 5th ninja turtle is still in the game lol. I hope Charm,Tyler, and John stays for a couple of episodes Charm and Tyler needs to fight it out instead of talking +*+_^)(&*$)%**$+

  11. Derp says:

    Wow Mike’s girl was a bit of a tool, too. You honestly didn’t buy any of his crap, yet you got into the car with him? She obviously didn’t accept any of his promises or him begging for forgiveness, yet she is still going home with him? Is she one of those stupid girls who’s just afraid of being alone, so she settles for being with a guy she doesn’t like?

    by the way I thought the challenge was kinda ridiculous. Yeah it was definitely !(#++`*$#`_(#)#~ ty of the guys to cheat on their girlfriends so many times, but does giving the women the opportunity to cheat accomplish anything? All it did was piss the guys off and I’m sure it’ll make the guys want to get back out and cheat on them again, just for it. Honestly, the guys were actually making progress and it seems to me that they just pushed the guys backwards a couple steps. Cheating (or putting yourself in such a situation) because a loved one cheated on you really only sours things further.

  12. Kim says:

    This has to be the best episode yet. Why can’t they have this kind of activity in real life counseling??? Karma is a &(%(`*!`^@*&&&^@# and that’s what those tools get (even tho some of them learned their lessons)

  13. Kim says:

    This has to be the best episode yet. Why can’t they have this kind of activity in real life counseling??? Karma is a )))~&@~#`#(+`!!*# and that’s what those tools get (even tho some of them learned their lessons)

  14. Kim says:

    This has to be the best episode yet. Why can’t they have this kind of activity in real life counseling??? Karma is a (^+_@^$$^(~~%%+!( and that’s what those tools get (even tho some of them learned their lessons)

  15. Kim says:

    This has to be the best episode yet. Why can’t they have this kind of activity in real life counseling??? Karma is a ^`)^&`*@`@^^(_`~^ and that’s what those tools get (even tho some of them learned their lessons)

  16. Kim says:

    This has to be the best episode yet. Why can’t they have this kind of activity in real life counseling??? Karma is a b*tch, and that’s what those tools get (even tho some of them learned their lessons)

  17. AJ says:

    To Jenn:
    That is just following the vicious cycle and maybe I can’t change that, but I wanna try at least. For once someone who is nice to break that cycle. All my life I have had to hear these stories about dirtbags and it is just confusing to me. Is that sexual thrill worth all that hell that women go through with DBags?

  18. throwingup!! says:

    OMG!!! Charm is delusional he is absolutely disgusting and has way to much confidence for him to be a “2″ on a scale of 1-10. YOU ARE NOT CUTE!!! stop it you look like pac-man and you are ridiculously corny! Everytime I see his face pop up I feel a little bit of vomit in the back of my throat!

  19. Channie says:

    Mike and Charm were able to solve the life long question of: “Can a tool be full of crap as well as himself?” The answer is YES. Thank you, douches, for ending my sleepless nights over that query.

  20. sharleen says:

    LOL meghs, it did look pretty yummy!

  21. mnchick says:

    OK 1) Big John–quit the ‘roids ASAP! Seriously….you have some huge anger issues!

    2) Mike A–you better check to see if you have a uterus because really, I have seen women throw less tantrums than you did this episode. (for the record, yes, I am a girl and yes I did just say that about girls. But see..that’s almost acceptable for girls to throw tantrums sometimes…when men do it, it is just plain wrong! ;-) )

    3) All the tools–Are you REALLY going to all sit there and try to convince yourselves that your having to watch your girls go on PRE SETUP DATES THAT YOU KNEW ABOUT IN ADVANCE, is that bad considering that most of you (I said most, not all mind you) tried to hook up with the fake “Her Energy Drink” girls?? Like that wasn’t painful for your girlfriends to watch you hit those girls (some of you going so far as to kiss them)?? Please! Way to show just how deep your insecurities go about yourselves! Take the dose of your own medicine and suck it up.

    4) Dre P–should be the winner. Seriously..of all the Tools, he’s making the most progress and just taking his medicine as it comes like a man. Way to go!

  22. reck13 says:

    Sarah was acting disinterested on the date because she knew it was just a fake reality show date and she remembered cameras were taping everything. She realized that they were going to show this to the boyfriends and her boyfriend John would see her having a good time and kick her a** if she did. That guy has some serious anger issues.

    He freaked out when he heard that his girlfriend would be going on a fake reality show date with another guy. It took 3 security guards to get him down. Then he punches a lamp. Guys in the house have commented that they are afraid of him. Other reality shows kick people off for this type of behavior but not Tool Academy.

  23. 968954 says:

    What a lovely day for a 968954! SCK was here