Hey everyone … I just watched last week’s TUF finally, and as usual I immediately follow that up with a look at Mac Danzig’s TUF blog, which always has something interesting to say:
The “coin toss” episode was pretty funny in real life. They edited it down to about one minute, but in all actuality it took about 20 minutes for them to do the entire thing. It was the most unorganized, dysfunctional attempt at achieving a choice that I have ever seen. Our team just sat there as Serra and Dana argued about what exactly would happen when the coin was tossed, and whether the guys would be sent to Hughes’ team if they called it correctly or incorrectly.
I remember Ray Longo trying to get them to stop and explain it all again multiple times, while War Machine would chime in sporadically with stuttering gibberish that nobody seemed to listen to. At least 10 times, Drago yelled in his powerful Long Island accent “C’mon! Just DO it!” and Dana had to stop a few times because all the bickering had gotten him confused as to how the whole thing would actually work. And you all thought flipping a coin was easy.
It’s always interesting to hear afterwards what they decide to cut and what they decide to keep in. While the title of this blog points to the idea that when Dana looks silly they cut things out, I bet it has more to do with Matt Serra being a whiny bitch for 20 minutes. If that’s the case then thank you Spike TV … watching TUF always puts me on the edge of killing myself but any more “I’m not picking, I’m not picking, this ain’t right we’re a team!” and I would have had to follow through this time.