Remember Lucas a.k.a. Whaboom on The Bachelorette? It feels like forever and a day ago when the guy was on the show. Yet, he was technically a part of this season despite however easy it may be to forget.
On tonight’s new episode (otherwise known as The Men Tell All), what we are going to see is Lucas on the defensive as some of the guys understandably go after him for acting like someone else can’t be taken seriously. This is a guy who ran around while he was there repeating the same terrible catchphrase over and over again, and this was not even his first foray on reality TV. We don’t necessarily think that Whaboom is a bad guy, but we do think that he was on this show mostly to play a silly reality TV character. He’s a performer, and he never seemed like he had any real chemistry with Rachel Lindsay.
Even in this preview, his entire back-and-forth with some of the other guys is silly and comical. It feels almost akin to everyone realizing that the entire presentation of the guy is a joke and are just going ahead and running with it. For many of them, it’s probably better than actually trying to seriously engage when nothing good will come out of doing that. Let the silliness reign and be a distraction from more serious matters.
The thing that does surprise us somewhat is that Lucas did not seemingly make it out to Bachelor in Paradise, given that this is where so many other “joke” contestants tend to end up. Maybe producers thought that more people would take to this guy that they ultimately did; you can’t blame his early exit for it, given that we’ve had some other franchise non-entities make it over to that show before. Look at Lacy, who was barely a blip on the radar but ended up getting engaged to Marcus on the first season of the show on ABC.
Ultimately, our prediction is that this is going to be the fond farewell for Whaboom as a part of Bachelor Nation, and we ultimately will not mind if that is the case. You do need comical characters on the show, but they should be more than just a catchphrase that is blown up and said in one of the most ridiculous fashions imaginable. We don’t think that him going home so soon and his lack of memorability beyond a single word will inhibit casting from looking at similar goofy personalities for future seasons. After all, they’ve had great success with the likes of Lace and Onion Ashley in past seasons.
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