Flavor of Love is VH1’s answer to ABC’s The Bachelor. While The Bachelor keeps it classy, Flavor Flav, of the rap group Public Enemy, keeps it, well, entertainingly scandalous. While in some ways the show is like any other dating show — 20 girls line up to win his heart — in many ways the show is unique Flav. For example, rather than actually trying to remember the girls’ names, Flav assigns them random nicknames, and instead of roses, Flav hands out giant clock necklaces (and similarly, he tells losers their time is up).
While the show is full of any number of ridiculous antics, it’s the elimination ceremonies that really enrage the women. In one particularly fiery episode, Pumpkin, one of the final three contestants, spits in the face of New York (Tiffany Pollard). But New York got the last laugh. After the second season of Flavor of Love (in which she was again rejected by Flav), Pollard got her own series on VH1. The Jan. 8, 2007, premiere of I Love New York was the most watched series debut in VH1 history.