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Learning from Celebrities: The Surreal Life, Episode 4 - The Corey Feldman Showby Phil Kural -- 01/25/2003
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Let me start by saying that this is an evaluation of episode four. I was not aware that the premiere was considered to be both episodes one and two. So now, we are officially on episode four. Got all that? I know, me neither, but it makes sense in the end. Anyway, back to my synopsis.
What a day in the Surreal Life house. Early in the morning, the celebrities found out that they would have to spend the day making money for a charity, as well as having to put on a talent show to compete for the rights to get to sleep in the master bedroom. Gabrielle stated that they never even knew the room was there. I'm sorry Gabrielle, but I figured a few of you (Hammer, Vince, yourself) were smart enough to realize that there were steps leading UP! Oh well, proved me wrong once again! So as it turns out, Manny and Vince didn't want to do the talent show but pulled through in the end as being the two best! Did the celebs teach us anything in this episode? Oh, you bet ya! Let's take a look at some of the lessons we learned this week, starting with Corey, who I am now convinced thinks this house revolves around him.
Corey - There is a need for me to state that I am trying so hard to like Corey. I think he was a great actor back in the day, but now he is filled with so much bitterness that it's a complete turnoff to watch him. All he does is wallow in his own self-pity and it is starting to get really old. I'm glad that Hammer put him in his place last week, but it doesn't seem to be sticking. He wasn't doing that bad this week until the talent show actually rolled around. Then we were reintroduced to the Corey we have all come to know and love on this show. First he wanted to perform with Vince. Then he wanted Vince to perform with him. Than he wanted to talk to his girlfriend about the wedding he is planning for them on the show yet has not done one thing (on camera) to show that he is doing squat to get this wedding in order. I think Corey thinks that this is his show and he should have all the camera time. It was so nice to see that Vince is on to his game and really isn't that crazy about him. Meanwhile, Corey is in the confessional thing talking about how much he is going to love performing with Vince while Vince is doing the same thing but saying he wants to perform alone. Gotta love it. I was glad his performance sucked. Anyway, what can we learn from Corey this week? Well, the most important lesson is that sometimes a little Paxil is needed to sooth the soul. This kid needs to get some kind of medicine because I think deep down he is really bitter and depressed. Once he can figure out how to chance his lifestyle, I think he'll be okay.
Vince - After Manny, Vince was next in line when it came to the celebs not wanting to partake in the talent show. However, he came through in the end as the winner and got to spend a night in the master bedroom. Good for him! The parody he did involving the Surreal Life housemates was pretty funny. I was glad to see that he won. There is no doubt in my mind that Vince is becoming the leader of the house after Hammer. He is always right there to make sure everyone is doing okay and that everything is running smoothly. He pretty much helped everyone with their talent before he even started on his. If there is one thing that we can lean from Vince it is that even if you don't want to do something, but you are forced into doing it anyway, might as well have fun with it and go with the flow. Vince did a great job this week and showed that he is a kind, genuine person. My opinion is greatly changing for the better.
Brande - Looking as hot as ever in this episode, I knew from the second I heard they were going to be doing a talent show that Brande had to do something to show off her amazing body, and she did. Her whole little break-dance routine was actually pretty good for someone that never did it before and had to learn from Manny! I definitely give her credit for getting up there and trying something new, not to mention going before everyone else because you know how hard it can be to get up in front of a crowd for a show and you perform first. You are expected to set the tone. Brande did a great job and although she didn't win, the important thing is that she had a good time, and looked damn good while she was doing her thing. Special credit also goes to Mercedes, who I feel should be the winner of the 2003 RNO "Best Animal" award. Yes, I already feel that way. What did Brande teach us this week? Well, no matter how foolish you may look doing something new, try it anyway. You may come off looking better than you think, which she did.1 2 Next-->
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