If it ain't broke, don't fix it — that's "The Bachelorette" exec producer's attitude toward dinner. Or maybe it's his attitude toward the show in general?
For the last five years, Executive Producer Mike Fleiss has gone with the same menu item on the first night of filming his hit reality TV show, but last week he apparently considered mixing it up in the catering department by choosing Thai food instead of the usual barbecue chicken. Then at the last minute this week he tweeted that he "chickened out" and went with the same American dish that he'd been serving up season after season.
After 5 years of BBQ chicken as our Night One dinner, I'm thinking of mixing things up this year. Maybe a little Thai food... Yum!— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) March 6, 2016
I chickened out and went with BBQ chicken. If it ain't broke... #Bachelorette— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) March 17, 2016
Coincidentally, it seems the franchise apparently considered mixing it up in the casting department as well by choosing half-Filipina and fan fave Caila Quinn (who would have been the show's first mixed-race leading lady) for the coming season. But there was a change of heart, and the franchise went with runner-up Joelle "JoJo" Fletcher as "The Bachelorette," the same traditional female suitor it has been serving up cycle after cycle.
Not that JoJo isn't a wonderful girl.
Just for the record, caila also is a wonderful girl... #BachelorFinale— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) March 15, 2016
Fleiss, who says he'll be tweeting inside info about "The Bachelorette" while it's in production, also felt compelled to tell his followers that JoJo's beauty wasn't just skin-deep.
Just saw JoJo... Never realized that she has such a gorgeous figure. What a bonus!!!— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) March 17, 2016
Many people already knew this.
Oh wait, that was Caila.
Fleiss' other tweets from the set included word that JoJo is "fun and full of personality" and has already been kissed, that some of the guys are clingers, and a note hinting at everyone's sleeping arrangements.
Today's update: JoJo and the remaining 20 men are all in bed. Don't get any crazy ideas. It was a long night. #wrongsideofsunrise— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) March 17, 2016
That's right, #BachelorNation, don't get any crazy ideas! 'Cause if it ain't broke ...Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times