Bloopers That Make Us Love The Bachelorette Even More

What's not to love about The Bachelorette? The spinoff of ABC's wildly popular reality dating show, The Bachelor, premiered in January 2003, forever changing the franchise by finally putting the ball (or should we say rose?) in the woman's court. 

In May 2019, 12 of the series' 15 Bachelorettes gathered in the Bachelor Mansion with host Chris Harrison to reflect on the craziness of finding love on TV, give updates on their lives outside of the show, and dish a few juicy secrets that even the biggest Bachelorette fans wouldn't know. And while many of those secrets wouldn't have been appropriate to show on ABC's Monday night programming block, there are plenty of never-before-seen moments to be found in Bachelorette blooper reels and deleted scenes. 

While outtakes are generally shown during each season's Men Tell All special, the best ones are at risk of getting lost among the drama surrounding every single "most dramatic season finale ever." Here's an in-depth look at some of the funniest Bachelorette bloopers that are sure to have you rushing to rewatch your favorite season faster than you can say "Hannah Beast."

Bachelorette Hannah Brown's blooper has us wondering: Who's Marcus?

On her first night as Bachelorette, former Miss Alabama USA, Hannah Brown, met a total of 30 men — including two Tylers, two Lukes, two Connors, and triple-name-threat John Paul Jones. However, it was Marcus who stood out from the sea of dudes in navy blue suits and salmon-colored jackets to make a lasting impression on Brown. The only problem? There was no Marcus. 

Later in the episode, viewers watched as Brown swiftly eliminated one of her suitors, Scott, upon discovering he had a girlfriend back home. What viewers didn't see was Brown returning to the remaining group of guys and delivering some choice words about the dishonest dude, declaring, "So, Marcus is a piece of [s***]." Wait, who?

According to Brown, Marcus was the name she gave a pesky pimple that made a surprise appearance on her cheek just in time to meet her contestants. "No one likes a Marcus," Brown explained in a video confessional, laughing. Apparently, no one likes a Scott, either. "Why did I say Marcus? That's the name of my zit," Brown says in a hilarious outtake from the incident. "That's how much Scott pisses me off!" 

Bachelorette Becca Kufrin yells "Save the ranch!"

The Bachelorette and her suitors are often treated to romantic dinners at the finest (and emptiest) of restaurants all over the world — even though former contestants have revealed that the food is just for show, as actually eating on these dates would interfere with their mics. Former Bachelor contestant, Ashley Spivey, explained how contestants really eat to Refinery 29. 

"The dinner portion can last two to three hours," Spivey revealed. "You usually talk and start eating. Then, a producer will pull you aside to do a one-on-one interview. Then, you go back to eat while the other person is doing their one-on-one interview. This is when you stuff your face and hurry and eat before the other person gets back." 

Of course, rushing to stuff your face is a sure-fire way to land yourself on the blooper reel, as evidenced by this clip of former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin scarfing down a plate of fast food while dressed to the nines. Sometimes, a girl just needs a hamburger. The best part comes when Kufrin spills ranch dressing on her gown and immediately yells, "Save the ranch!" This gal obviously has her priorities in check. 

Bachelorette host Chris Harrison teaches the children

Throughout its many seasons, The Bachelorette has delivered quite a few memorable group dates. From Brooks being rushed to the hospital after hurting his finger during a particularly intense game of dodgeball, to Andi Dorfman making her suitors take lie detector tests, this show has definitely discovered the magic formula for creating some serious group date drama. 

One of the series' less exciting dates was Becca Kufrin's group outing in Richmond, Virginia, in which the men went head-to-head in a debate in front of a live audience. If a political debate-themed date sounds kind of boring, well, that's probably because it was. However, as revealed in the season's blooper reel, Chris Harrison used the downtime as an opportunity to share some words of wisdom with the youth.

Talking to a 12-year-old girl in the audience at the debate, Harrison joked, "You're not gonna learn anything today. This is actually what happens if you drop out of school. Stay in school." In what was obviously a pointed jab at Lincoln Adim, one of Kufrin's suitors and a believer in the Flat Earth theory, the Bachelorette host hilariously added, "The world is not flat." 

Garrett Yrigoyen likes Bachelorette Becca Kufrin's balls

Viewers witnessed Bachelorette Becca Kufrin happily accept a proposal from Garrett Yrigoyen in 2018, but their journey hasn't been entirely rainbows and roses. Before they could even officially announce their engagement, the couple faced serious backlash for controversial "likes" found on Yrigoyen's Instagram. Fortunately, Yrigoyen took responsibility for his actions and issued an apology, and the newly engaged couple addressed the controversy head-on during the After the Final Rose special. 

Despite intense scrutiny of their relationship by the public, Kufrin and Yrigoyen seem to have beaten the odds. In 2019, the couple moved into their first apartment together, and Kufrin opened up to E! News about how much she loves living life with her fiancé. "He doesn't take life too seriously," the former Bachelorette revealed. "When I'm down, he always lifts me up."

The California-native's sense of humor is on full display in one of our favorite Bachelorette bloopers, in which he playfully rubs the pompoms attached to Kufrin's beanie and says, "I like your balls." If the smile on Kufrin's face is any indication of her day-to-day life with Yrigoyen, we foresee a lifetime of love (and laughs) for this Bachelorette couple.

Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay's exhaustion makes for a hilarious blooper

Cameras are rolling pretty much 24/7 during production in order to catch every last declaration of love, unexpected bombshell, and hilarious quip from Bachelorette contestants. And while viewers are only shown the juiciest, most entertaining bits captured while filming, the Bachelorette cameras are also there for the less-than-thrilling moments — like normal conversations. Sure, communication is vital in any relationship, but let's be real: no one is watching The Bachelorette for its friendly chats. We want the drama, baby!

In this Season 13 blooper, Rachel Lindsay is all of us as she tries desperately to stay awake while listening to Adam Gottschalk, who is visibly thrilled to have one-on-one time with her. Just as the poor guy seems to be getting to the point of his monologue, Lindsay lets out the mother of all yawns (seriously, it's impressive). Is she sleepy? Is she bored? Is she dropping a not-so-subtle hint that she's mentally checked out of the conversation? The world may never know. Luckily, Gottschalk takes the opportunity to poke a little fun at himself, and Lindsay collapses on his lap in a fit of giggles.

A toilet flush blooper foreshadowed Bachelorette Andi Dorfman's misfortune

Before being cast as the lead on The Bachelor for Season 21, Nick Viall made waves on Bachelor in Paradise, and was most notably the runner-up in not one, but two seasons of The Bachelorette. Currently a podcast host and frequent Bachelor Nation commentator, Viall can be somewhat of a divisive figure among fans — and he's experienced his fair share of feuds within the franchise, as well. The reality star infamously called out former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman on national television for "making love" with him during their Fantasy Suite date, only to reject him and accept a proposal from Josh Murray. Of course, the newly-engaged Dorfman didn't take kindly to the revelation, calling it "below the belt." 

While the two have since made up, we can't help but think that Dorfman could have saved them both a lot of heartache if she were a bit more superstitious. In one of our favorite Bachelorette bloopers, a toilet flush interrupts Dorfman just as she wonders aloud to the camera, "Why did I give [Nick] the first impression rose?" Considering what we know now, it certainly sounds like someone (or something) was trying to drop Dorfman a hilariously-timed hint.

Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock's failed effort is our winning blooper

Aside from Emily Maynard's season, which was filmed in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, The Bachelorette always kicks things off at the famous "Bachelor Mansion" in Los Angeles, California. While hanging out in a mansion for a few weeks may sound like a fun time, a source told E! News that it's not as glamorous as it seems. In fact, it's pretty boring. "There's no TV, phones, or anything," the anonymous source dished, revealing that contestants who aren't chosen for dates are left with little to do. "We're mostly doing nothing other than lounging at the pool, laying out." Oh, the torture. 

Sarcasm aside, the real fun usually begins around week five, when the Bachelorette and her remaining group of suitors are flown overseas to continue their search for love. In Season 9 of The Bachelorette, Desiree Hartsock and contestants visited Bavaria, Germany — and as these bloopers show, they had quite the time trying (and hilariously failing) to pronounce the name of Germany's highest peak, Zugspitze. We're not sure what's funnier — Hartsock's attempt at pronouncing it, or the look on her face when she gives up. 

Bachelorette contestant Brian Osborne got himself into a pickle and gave us a hilarious blooper

The Bachelorette is technically a dating show, but we'd be remiss to discount the hints of Fear Factor that are sprinkled throughout each season. For every romantic one-on-one dinner or steamy make-out session underneath a waterfall, Bachelorette producers have contestants scale skyscrapers to prove their love, or stage dates like Hannah Brown's nightmarish naked bungee jumping excursion. In true Fear Factor style, one hopeless romantic even ate a handful of bugs in an attempt to impress Brown (a noted consumer of interesting cuisine, herself). Talk about a grand gesture!

It's no coincidence that contestants often end up on dates in which they're forced to face their biggest fears, as Bachelorette producers are looking to create a bit of drama wherever they can. Brian Osborne, a contestant on Andi Dorfman's season, managed to avoid confronting his greatest fear in front of the Bachelorette — so his fellow contestants decided to take matters into their own hands. 

"I don't fear many things other than pickles," Osbourne reveals in an interview, right before the blooper reel cuts to a clip of him running away from his pickle-wielding pals. We're sure that prank left a sour taste in his mouth. 

Bachelorette Emily Maynard revealed her type is "Tattooed and homeless looking"

Emily Maynard left her season of The Bachelorette engaged to Jef Holm — however, much like her previous engagement to Brad Womack, their relationship had a disappointingly short life span. Many were left wondering why the fan favorite Bachelorette couldn't seem to make things work — and we think we've found the answer in this blooper reel conversation with Chris Harrison. 

In the clip, Harrison asks Maynard if she has a "type." Her response? "I always like the guys who are, like, tattooed ... and maybe a little homeless looking." Though he had a single tattoo, the clean-shaven Holm was far from homeless looking — which technically meant he was only half the man of Maynard's dreams. Of course, we're not saying his lack of scruff is what caused the relationship to crash and burn — but we're not not saying it, either.

Hannah Brown, leading lady for the show's 15th season, echoed Maynard's sentiments in a 2019 interview with Ellen DeGeneres, saying, "I think I like people that look like they haven't bathed, but smell like they have." You know what they say: Beauty is in the eye of the... Bachelorette? 

Bachelorette contestant Dean Unglert's sticky situation makes for a (gross) blooper

One of the more interesting characters The Bachelorette has seen in recent history is Dean Unglert, who competed for Rachel Lindsay's heart during the show's 13th season. The 26-year-old Unglert quickly became a fan favorite during his run on Lindsay's season, and though he was ultimately sent packing after the all important hometown dates, his popularity secured him a spot on the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradiseas well as on the 2018 franchise spinoff, Bachelor Winter Games. In June 2019, Unglert even hinted to Entertainment Tonight that he'd possibly make a return to Bachelor in Paradise for Season 6, giving fans renewed hope for more of his eccentric brand of humor.

One of the reality star's most talked-about moments can be found on The Bachelorette Season 13's blooper reel, in which Unglert asks an offscreen producer to hold his piece of chewed gum, only to stick it behind his ear for safekeeping when said producer declines. After a moment of awkward silence, Unglert pops the piece of gum back in his mouth and exclaims, "It's not that gross! It's my ear." 

As much as we don't condone ear-gum, the man does make a valid argument.

Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher's blooper-filled animal house

It's an open secret that Bachelor franchise shows are all heavily produced — something the franchise has leaned into in recent years by breaking the fourth wall and showing glimpses of various producers hanging out with leads, comforting them while they sob, and chasing down rogue, fence-jumping Bachelors. Reality show producers are experts in manipulating situations (as well as people) to create the most compelling storylines, but they don't exactly have the same kind of power over animals — which is why some of the most hilarious, memorable, and downright crazy Bachelorette moments involve some sort of fuzzy friend. 

JoJo Fletcher's run as the Bachelorette was full of funny animal moments, many of which made their way to the season's blooper reel. From the "unicorn" who tried to make a move on Fletcher during the first night at the mansion, to the dog who apparently liked the Bachelorette's scarf so much that he tried to take it for himself, it seems like Fletcher was a magnet for animal-based hilarity. 

Bachelorette cameras caught both JoJo Fletcher and Ashley Hebert buggin' out!

Throughout the years, bugs have somehow managed to crawl their way into becoming an integral part of every Bachelor franchise show. Sean Lowe, Arie Luyendyk, Jr., and Colton Underwood's Bachelor seasons all feature women eating bugs on group dates, because nothing proves you're in it to win it quite like swallowing a creepy crawler in front of your boyfriend (and his multiple girlfriends).

However, as these bloopers reveal, bugs on The Bachelorette are for swatting — not eating. No Bachelorette blooper real is complete without multiple clips of the Bachelorette freaking out over some kind of insect. JoJo Fletcher's blooper reel featured the Bachelorette nearly knocking over a table when a fly landed on her face during an intimate one-on-one date with Jordan Rogers — and she similarly yelped and flailed about when Rogers tried to discreetly flick a bug from her neck later in the season

In this blooper from the seventh season of The Bachelorette, a winged insect decides to join in on the rose ceremony fun — landing directly on Ashley Hebert's hair. "It's on your hair," Ben Flajnik says, and Hebert promptly goes into full-on panic mode. Us too, girl. 

Bachelorette Hannah Beast takes on an unlikely rival

Hannah Brown was first introduced to Bachelor Nation during the The Bachelor's 23rd season. Established as somewhat of an underdog early in the season, Brown's time on The Bachelor was plagued by drama with fellow beauty queen and former friend, Caelynn Miller-Keyes — which eventually came to a head with the birth of "Hannah Beast."

"There's a beautiful monster inside of me," Brown told fellow contestant, Heather Martin. "There's a tank of rage, and I'm full. The beast is about to come out." And come out it did. Brown's "beastly" side quickly made the Alabama-native a fan favorite, and went on to score her the role of Bachelorette for the show's 15th season. 

In a deleted scene from the season's seventh episode, Hannah Beast makes a surprise appearance on a group date at a Latvian pub, challenging a man three times her size to an arm wrestling contest. Letting out her signature roar, the Beast asks the burly dude to feel her biceps before triumphantly (and perhaps drunkenly) taking him down. The clip may be funny, but Hannah Beast is not joking around.