Bachelorette MTA Recap: Kenny Tells All

Bachelorette Rachel Men Tell All Recap

I have written dozens of Men Tell All recaps (or Women Tell All) on this website. Literally dozens. And each season, the producers follow the same old format which causes me to dread the special episode. Watch any “after show” recap and I guarantee you’ll witness the following:

  • Our Host Chris Harrison looks goooooooood.
  • The person sitting on the end always receives the loudest applause.
  • The annoying person is still annoying.
  • Half of the cast members in the bleachers look physically different from when they were on the show.
  • At least one original shirt design worn by a member of the audience will make you laugh.
  • Someone will cry.
  • Another person does not own up to what they did wrong, even though there is video evidence which proves they are a liar.
  • Harrison pokes the bear.
  • The villain tries to redeem himself/herself.
  • Each interview is preceded by b-roll footage of his or her journey to find love.
  • One person in the back row, the one you don’t recognize, will talk for five minutes and you’ll ask your neighbor, “Who’s that?”
  • Wardrobe choices are questionable at best.
  • Our Host reveals some sort of surprise.
  • The season’s catchphrase peppers conversation.
  • The blooper reel is by far the best part of the show.

Because I’m such a generous recapper, I’ve taken the liberty of picking through 120-minutes of footage in order to provide you, my lovely readers, with specific examples of these gems. This proves how much I love each and every one of you.

Top 12 Moments from Rachel’s Men Tell All — Season 12

Our Host Chris Harrison’s Appearance
I’m going to be completely honest with you. Harrison looks ah-mazing. The man knows how to wear blue, that’s for sure. His suit is dapper. The hair is immaculate. Those eyes transport me to space and back. And he smells of sturdy oak, single-malt whiskey, and power.

ADDED BONUS

In an unprecedented move (which totally blows my theory that all of these shows are the exact same cookie-cutter format), Harrison introduces the Most Memorable Moments in Men Tell All History! Do you remember…

  • The guy who promises to guard and protect Ali’s heart (by getting a tattoo) sings to her at MTA. It is just as painful the second time around.
  • Emily goes all West Virginia hood rat on Kalon by calling his BS on national television. She receives a standing ovation.
  • JJ explains that spending four hours in a hot tub with another dude is completely normal.
  • Harrison reads the results of the lie detector test to Andi’s suitors, and we learn that Marcus was not honest about sleeping with less than twenty women.
  • We revisit all the mean Tweets Kaitlyn received during her stint as bachelorette.
  • The Chad hates on JoJo’s two remaining beaus — Jordan and Robby.
  • JP and Ashley learn they are having a boy!

Mr. Congeniality
Dean receives the loudest applause BY FAR. His hair also looks like Corny Collins. Dean makes sure that we know that he provided ABC producers with his father’s number. Paramroop easily could have refused the cameras, but he didn’t. At the end of the day, Dean feels like there was some healing and thanks the show for providing a way for him to sort through all the feels as he lays horizontally on the floor in the middle of a bunch of pillows with a girl he just decided he wants to marry who dumps him 24-hours later.

Whaa-Bye
Whaaboom is still as annoying as he was back in the day. And Blake still has issues with him not being on the show for the right reasons (right reasons).

Let’s Roll the Tape
DeMario has the audacity to suggest that he didn’t know the girl who showed up on his basketball date, therefore, ruining his chance to find love with Rachel. He stands by this delusion because there are no pictures of them together. Who cares that her number is in his phone? He has a million girls’ numbers in his phone, excluding Britney Spears. DeMario wants everyone to look at the “ocular facts.” Harrison rolls his eyes. I think DeMario admitting that he dated the girl on V-I-D-E-O trumps any ocular fact DeMario may present.

Vote For Adam Jr.
Best audience member t-shirt ever.

Who’s That Guy?
His name is Jamey and I’m not sure if he was actually on the show, but he had a lot to say about “the worst” people in the cast. To which Dean responds, “He’s no Whaaboom or Lee. Cut him a break.”

Five Dollar Word Makes a Comeback
Well hello there “disingenuous!” I’ve missed you!

Bleacher Creatures
None of the men wore any color. Father Russia’s suit was elaborate. Dean’s socks were polka-dot, which matched the pocket square neatly tucked into his camouflage jacket. Will sported some vintage Air Jordans with his debonair suit and Josiah had the prettiest cranberry-colored pants. There were twelve bow ties. And Matt the Penguin grew a head of hair during the break!

Kenny Takes the Mic
Kenny jokes with the audience about the Lee situation: “I know you were tired of watching it. I was tired of living it.” Then the producers dedicate half of the show to Kenny leaning into Lee for not admitting that he is a racist because he doesn’t have a clue that he’s a racist.

Cry Baby
Kenny cries at this thoughtful gesture. Later on, Freddy P. cries when he confesses to Rachel that he thought the fact that he knew her from days of yore would bring her comfort instead of icky feelings. The cast rallies around Freddy P. with a standing ovation and brotherly hugs. I was so, so confused. So was Rachel.

Fuel to the Fire
Harrison whips out a few scathing Tweets Lee wrote a year ago and all hell breaks loose while Lee is on the hot seat. Lee tells the cast that he wasn’t a good friend and is disappointed in the way he handled himself on the show. He is physically shaking when Anthony encourages him to “just say what you’re sorry for.” Then he sort of finally admits that yes, he may be a racist, and apologizes to the cast and Rachel. He wants to learn and to do better in the future. From the looks on their faces, many do not believe that Lee’s words are genuine.

Happiest Place on Earth
While in the hot seat, Harrison surprises Kenny with a special guest — his daughter. She looks as cute as can be in pale pink. She praises her dad for “getting eighth place” and beams when Our Host invites them to go to Disneyland. Best day ever!

BLOOPERS!

Season 22 of The Bachelor
I learned yesterday that ABC isn’t going to choose the next bachelor until AFTER Paradise. Do you think they are doing this because of Dean? Or someone else in Paradise who tested well with audiences like Nick? This is intriguing…

Next week, we get to see the rest of Peter’s date, Bryan’s date, and the lucky guy to ask for Rachel’s hand in marriage. Who do you think it will be?

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Mallory
Mallory

Great recap! She’s going to pick Bryan. She wants Peter, but she wants a proposal more.

Carrie
Carrie

I agree Mallory!

Kelly
Kelly

I’m actually surprised you didn’t mention the Anthony speech more. That was pretty amazing.

tracee
tracee

Love Anthony….miss the 10 Gallon Hat

DeeDee
DeeDee

SO disappointed that there wasn’t an appearance of the “Adam Jr.” doll (besides on someone’s t-shirt) at Men Tell All! How hilarious would that have been??

Christine
Christine

At the very end they quite briefly showed Adam Jr. sitting in the audience. I was thrilled since I was looking for him all evening.
I think this says more about my boring life than I’d like it to!

DeeDee
DeeDee

Bahaha! Thanks for the heads up, Christine. I’m definitely gonna have to resurrect it from my DVR to try to watch for him. So creepy and funny!!

Deebee

I’ll have to watch it again. I didn’t notice that. 🙂

AlphaKitten
AlphaKitten

The Adam Junior doll thing was so hilarious! I know it bugged some people but I have a dry sense of humor and some of those scenes put me in stitches.

Anna
Anna

I’ll have to watch it again too.

Helen
Helen

I did go back and watch and it truly was a blink and you miss it moment. ,Adam Jr was a great gag this season and count me in with those who were disappointed he wasn’t used more! I still remember the first night when they arranged him in front of the fireplace with a glass of champagne in his hand. Biggest laugh I had all season!

Jennifer
Jennifer

I read that Rachel was kind of bitchy on the MTA, but they edited it to make her look nice…which wouldn’t surprise me with the way they edit things to their advantage. I mean the Dean/Rachel conversation was cut abruptly I thought. Seemed unnatural…

Courtney
Courtney

I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed that! Rachel and Dean’s conversation was so heavily edited to the point that it almost didn’t make sense. I’d really like to know what we didn’t get to see.

Kellie S

I read on Sharlene’s post that Lee’s hot seat took 2 hours to tape! Lots of edits!

Kelli
Kelli

I think Lee is disingenous. And I am glad they aren’t naming the next Bachelor until after Paradise. It absolutely ruined Nick’s season for me when they named Rachel early. It may be because of Dean, but it may be because they want to find someone other than 3rd place Peter (I actually don’t know that he finishes 3rd, but he sure isn’t playing to win).

I completely agree–the bloopers are the best part of MTA. Kevin thinks so too.

Jennifer
Jennifer

I agree glad they aren’t naming the next bachelor! But I’m kind of glad Peter isn’t playing to win…
It seems like the most “real” conversation about love and marriage ever on the show…He’s saying he’s not ready. If she dumps him, and he’s her top pick, because he doesn’t want to propose after 8 weeks but still wants to pursue her, shes crazy. I would think it’s because she doesn’t want to “look stupid”. But Peter is NOT Juan Pablo. You should only have a 1st choice, if that doesn’t work then you tried. Look at farmer Chris. He really wanted Becca but chose Whitney bc Becca wasn’t a sure thing, they lasted like what? 2 months??? LOL

Christine
Christine

So who does Kevin pick for the win? If he picks right you’ll have to give him extra doggy treats.

Kelli
Kelli

Kevin “thinks” it will be Bryan, but he wanted Dean to win. He kind of ignores Peter and Eric when they are on screen.

Rosa
Rosa

Dean’s hair last night….. no!! I still don’t think he has enough personality to be the Bachelor. He still seems so young to me. Maybe Paradise will bring out his personality. It always amazes me the men who are on the panel who say nothing – Jack Stone!! Editing I’m sure.

ANITA
ANITA

I VOTE FOR KENNY NEXT BACHELOR!!!

April
April

Me too! Kenny has the best personality out of all of them. Although I bet we could figure out his winner in about two episodes, he shows all his feelings!

Babs
Babs

I hate to see Kenny leave his daughter again. I liked Will. I heard they invited Chase to Paradise! That would be awesome, but at the time I heard it he had not committed to go. There are a couple of other old cast mates I’d rather see than any of the guys this season.

Carolina Girl
Carolina Girl

Would love to see Kenny as the next Batchelor!!!

aMY
aMY

I would like Eric as the Bachelor. He is fun, has a good story and seems ready to find love. I like Kenny a lot too

Ebro
Ebro

I want Kenny, too. He seems grounded enough to actually pick a woman who will be a good fit for him. Plus, he’s pretty funny and clearly a devoted dad.

Bitsy
Bitsy

Alex didn’t say a THING last night, right? Or did I miss that? And if Lee thinks he did damage control last night, umm, no. As for Rachel and Dean, something else must have happened that we didn’t see, because I thought that Rachel was pretty cold toward him.

April
April

Might be because Dean is “Team Peter” as he said in his ET interview…and, no spoilers but it’s pretty clear at this point– she probably picks Bryan.

Courtney
Courtney

Sadly, no…BUT…his Instagram account shows a video of him and Dean swimming in an ocean that looks far too blue and clean to be Southern CA. I hope he’s going to paradise! More Alex, please.

Debra
Debra

Did anyone else notice that the tickle monster was sitting in a chair shaped like a hand???

Kelli
Kelli

I’m going to have to look again!

Jennifer
Jennifer

YASSSSS!!!

Ann
Ann

Yes! Couldn’t believe no one else was mentioning that!

Michele
Michele

Yes! At first I thought “what’s with the ‘hand’ chair?” and then I saw that The Tickle Monster was the bachelor seated in it! Then it added up.

Cassie
Cassie

Yes! So funny!

Hola
Hola

YES! WTF

Kate
Kate

Am I the only one who thinks Alex is so handsome? I don’t even care that his suit last night was some kind of optical illusion. I think he’d be a hilarious and goofy Bachelor. Also Astrid (from Nick’s season and Rachel’s friend apparently) kind of spoiled who she picks by saying the two places where Rachel is having her bachelorette party and it becomes so obvious…dumb. I won’t say it here but if you’re curious it’s out there…

Deebee

I think he is very handsome and agree he would be a fun Bachelor.

Eh?
Eh?

Some kind of optical illusion, lol! It must be if you thought he pulled it off ; )

Ann
Ann

Lee is a spoiled, racist snake. That wasn’t remorse you saw last night, that was pure fear from a guy who just realized his true nature was exposed on national TV.

Josiah, Will, and Anthony (as well as Dean!) were eloquent in their explanations to him. I still cannot believe she let Will and Anthony go!

Anna
Anna

Lots of fear in Lee’s eyes…..

Deebee

Absolutely love Kenny! Overall I found the MTA quite boring as way too much time spent on Lee. It would have been nice to hear from some of the other guys.

Norma
Norma

I love Kenny and Anthony!!!!!! I would love to see either one of them be the next bachelor, but agree that Kenny would not be able to handle being away from his daughter that long. I loved that they brought her onto the show. Such a doll and you can see he is a wonderful father to her.

They guys were all over Lee and Lee was sweating bullets. It was very uncomfortable to watch, but Lee actually looked scared. I hope he learns from this experience, but he probably will not learn.

One more thing: Fred. I LOVED his speech to Rachel and I truly believe he was very hurt by her attitude towards him. Glad the guys gave him a standing ovation after his speech. I like Rachel, but she never gave him a chance and he seems like such a great guy.

Thank you, Lincee for always being on point with your recaps!!

tracee
tracee

Here Here! Loved it when he said he loved her because she is Rachel ….not because she’s the Bachelorette

DeeDee
DeeDee

It seemed to me like Rachel DID give Fred a chance, but what can you do if you were several years older and in a past “caretaker” role to someone–PLUS it is someone associated with a lot of “naughty child”-type memories in your mind? Pretty tough to turn that around into someone whom you see now as a peer and potential love interest . . . I would’ve probably sent Fred home too.

OR Gal
OR Gal

Did anyone else feel like Dean is being set up to be the next Bachelor? He acted very mature about the whole Dad incident and was very articulate and calm. It will be interesting to see who they end up with. I’m afraid that it will be Peter, though.

aMY
aMY

agree he is totally being set up to be The Bachelor!! They posted something the other day about him too and it was my first thought that oh they are putting him out there now

Kimberly
Kimberly

Apparently Dean is currently dating DLo. He has been notorious for hooking up with Rachel’s friends and has been in a love triangle with Kristina and DLo. The producers are probably wanting us to think that when in reality it will probably be Peter, who will all of a sudden have a “change of heart” and be ready to get married after his experiences on the show.

Tracy
Tracy

I’m sorry, who is DLo?

JULIE
JULIE

Danielle Lombard from Nick’s season (aka boobs)

DeeDee
DeeDee

Would love to see Dean as the next Bachelor!!

Frank
Frank

Lee was a fool but why does Kenny get away with all his verbal threats of violence? Both were acting like idiots. Dean was a whiny baby all season. Go Bryan!

Sara
Sara

Lol! That’s quite a bold comment.
I kind of agree though…

AlphaKitten
AlphaKitten

I agree with you, especially about the violent outbursts with Kenny. For example, is tirade in Norway when he said something to the effect of dragging Lee’s body over a grave and making other pejorative comments? Kenny seems sweet with his daughter but the way he defended himself to Rachel suggest he might have a temper problem. I really hope he is not picked for the next Bachelor. I’d much rather see Eric, Anthony, Will, Dean, Matt, Adam, or Peter.

Tracy
Tracy

I also could not STAND the way he kept describing Lee as a b**ch. I can’t believe the way that was just ok with everyone. I otherwise really liked Kenny but that’s just really offensive to me, as a woman,

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