Dad Camp Recap – Episode 3 – Adding It Up

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I smell a sitcom pilot.

Most of the dads-to-be did better this week as they’ve started to embrace the idea of becoming responsible parents. As we did last week, let’s score how Dad Camp’s couples did this episode.

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Brian and Christina

Brian says that the babies were fun, “…for about the first 20 minutes.” -1 (Real babies last a lot longer.)
Curls up next to his fake baby, just like a baby. -1
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Gets a 60% score on taking care of the fake baby. -1
Brian says: “I’ll just have a ham sandwich when you’re ready.” -1
Then leaves to have a cigarette. -1
Hugs Christina’s mom at the first meeting. +1

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Then says Christina’s mom is “…from the backwoods, definitely.” -1

Total for this episode: -5
Total for the series: -7
Chances of making it to the end of Dad Camp:
5 to 1. Brian is the most financially stable of the group, but he’s also the least flexible.

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Donta and Bri
Backs himself into a corner during his argument with Bri. -1
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Says he does need to work on his anger issues. +1
Donta asks other guys to take care of his baby. -1

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They do it. +1
Receives a 67/100 on his baby test. -1

Total for this episode: -1
Total for the series: -8
Chances of making it to the end of Dad Camp: 4 to 1. They are this week’s most improved couple, in that their relationship and parenting skills went from awful to pretty bad.

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Elliott and Tiffany
Elliott calls Tiffany a “stage-5 clinger.” -1
“Stage 5 clinger” is a Wedding Crashers quote. -1
Tiffany says she doesn’t want to go to bed at 9, and that she wants to party. +1, for saying what lots of people are afraid to say. Pregnancy is boring, too.
Elliott promises to stay and be a partner. +1

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“Every time I tried to smoke a cigarette the f***ing baby would cry.” -1, for reverting back to “the old Elliott.”
The old Elliott picks up with the baby with a cigarette in his mouth. -1

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Receives a respectable 84/100 on the baby care test. +1
Elliott is upset that Tiffany’s mom has never asked him out to coffee. +1

Total for this episode: 0
Total for the series: -1
Chances of making it to the end of Dad Camp: 2 to 1. Elliott learns from mistakes pretty quickly.

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Wes and Cheryl
Wes passes judgment on his fellow cast mates. +1

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Cheryl refuses CPR on the fake baby, “…because I don’t know where those lips have been.”
She’s 30-years-old. She doesn’t get to complain like Tiffany. -1

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Gets a perfect score on his fake baby test. +1

Total for this episode: +1
Total for the series: 0
Chances of making it to the end of Dad Camp: 1 to 2.

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Aaron and Shell
Says Aaron: “Definitely the male nurse taught me a lot…I definitely feel like I could save a kid’s life.” +1
“Or ruin their life. Either one.” -1

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Aaron talks to Donta and Elliott about their anger issues in a fatherly way. +1
Props a bottle in his baby’s mouth and peaced on it . -1

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Receives a 88/100 on his baby test. +1

Total for this episode: +1
Total for the series: +1
Chances of making it to the end of Dad Camp: 1 to 2. He not only did well on the baby test, but also helped Donta with his baby. Technically that’s cheating. But it was a nice gesture anyway. On the other hand, Shell hasn’t spoken for 1.5 episodes.

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Austin And Candace

Candace comforts Bri and Tiffany. Maternal instincts. +1

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Austin describes his fake baby as “…cute and cuddly.” -1, for treating his baby like a stuffed animal.
Receives a D (67/100) for his fake baby care, a score Dr. Jeff calls, “not that great.” -1
Runs to the bathroom after meeting Candace’s mother. -1
Returns, confesses, and cries. +1

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Total for this episode: -1
Total for the series: -1
Chances of making it to the end of Dad Camp: 1 to 1. It could really go either way with Austin.

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