First I have to say this is the WORST entire episode of the season. I hated the green challenge otherwise known as let's-put-crap-in-hair-just-to-put-crap-in-hair challenge. There are lots of home products that are great for hair, but plopping molasses and corn syrup in dry hair then adding flour is ridiculous. Shear Idiocy.
Then there's the Dog Cut Challenge. I love seeing the dogs, but it made me uncomfortable that any of those people were going to cut the dog's hair. They've screwed up on people. They don't know dog hair... don't let them near those dogs! Totally stupid and very uncomfortable. Points for Rene though. When he did his walk through his usual smile was gone and he was serious about what was happening. I thought he was concerned about the dogs. I loved that he nailed Charlie on his idea. Rene asked Charlie what his plan was for the lady and Charlie gave some flippant answer about not telling Rene cuz that would give it away. Rene nailed him with "you can't tell me because you haven't thought of it yet." Kisses to ya, Rene!
Why do the judges keep deferring to Charlie like he's a guest judge, mentor or something? He's a contestant and doesn't have any status other than contestant. His attitude's been writing checks that his skill can't cash. When Charlie fails and flops a challenge he makes the excuse that he was bored and didn't get into it. The guy hasn't shown any of the talent that his mouth keeps insisting he has. Bring it, dope; or shut the hell up.
Nekisa's model... I seriously think that dog was not hers. When asked, she said something about liking only straight hair. I looked at the curly haired dog they said was hers and thought there is no way that dog is hers then. I just don't see her picking that dog. They just stuck models with certain dogs.
Dee's was the best of the night, but I thought she had it easy. That Pomeranian was so cute and peppy there was no way to mess up that dog. Thank God. Her clients hair was fantastic. Very wearable, easy to keep up, flirty and fresh. The judges balked at what looked like fly away strands on top, but that kept it from being a helmet of bobbed hair and gave movement to it. I thought they'd say something about that being a style Dee's tended to do over and over now, but of course they didn't mention THAT.
Paolo looked more like the dog he groomed than the model did.
I kept giggling every time they showed Daniel's dog with the specially curled hair extensions on top. Silly but apropos at the same time. At least Daniel was inspired to do more with his dog than trim 5 lbs of hair off it to show he actually used scissors. Charlie was just wasting time acting like he was working.
The whole premise of the elimination challenge bothered me because breed standards largely dictate how a specific breed of dog's fur should be groomed (An obvious example would be poodles.).
ITA. I thought the same thing. When they first showed the dogs I kept yelling in my mind "don't you touch those dogs". There are standards that have to be observed and they shouldn't just start whacking off hair. I felt so sorry for those dogs and it made me uncomfortable that they might hurt them just to do a stupid challenge. Bad on the show for even conceiving of such a stupid thing. It should have been a "Make the model look like their dog" Challenge only. Leave the dogs alone.
What stupid challenge are they going for on Shear Idiocy next week? Five models are holding 5 chickens: Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, Cornish, Houdan and Silkie Bantam. The challenge is to make the models look like their chickens. Charlie shaves the model's head and explains that she's a plucked chicken ready for the meat case. He would have done something so astounding to beat everyone but he was bored.
Edited by SunShine Gal, Aug 7, 2008 @ 6:17 AM.