I may have been on vacation for the past week, but reality TV never takes a break. However, no one seems to care about the new shows that sprouted up in my absence, like Bachelor Pad or The Real Housewives of D.C. (they ain't got sh*t on NJ!), so for this edition of Alex's Reality Rant, I'm takin' it back to the reruns with a rundown of the 10 best fights in reality TV show history! After all, a reality show is only as good as its drama, so I suppose you could say these series are worth their weight in low blows and sucker punches. From hair-pulling cat fights to more "civilized" verbal smackdowns, check out the 8 most memorable arguments of our favorite reality shows!
1. Tyra vs. Tiffany on America's Next Top Model
Move over, Steve Ward -- Tyra is the real master of "tough love." And I'm sorry, but I have a hard time believing this is the first time you've ever yelled at a girl like this, T. You look like you've had tons of practice sharpening those acrylic nails & throwin' down.
2. Brooke vs. Jenn on Real World: Denver
This was a little more one-sided than your traditional Real World rumble, but I think it's safe to say that Brooke was explosive enough for both parties. Poor girl -- she feels like she lives in a house full of crazy people. Oh, the sweet irony.
3. Teresa vs. the table on The Real Housewives of New Jersey
This display of hostility was more geared towards the series' notorious drama-mama Danielle, but it was the dining table that suffered the brunt of Teresa's wrath. You can't really blame her though; nasty prostitution whores are enough to make anyone want to overturn gaudy restaurant decor.
4. New York vs. Pumkin on Flavor of Love
I'm not one to advocate violence, but this fracas over Flavor Flav was so awesome, I nearly jumped up on the coffee table chanting "Fight, Fight, Fight!" Why Pumkin isn't a professional pit-spitting competitor is beyond me. That chick would have a trailer full of trophies.
5. Vienna vs. Jake on The Bachelorette (break-up special!)
Let's be honest -- no one thought this couple would last, but there was still something so satisfying about watching their short-lived relationship crumble before our very eyes with the help of Chris Harrison's probing questions (I think it's called schadenfreude). Now if only they had actually shared footage of Jake tossing the GPS device through the back windshield!
6. Tanisha vs. the whole house on The Bad Girls Club
Sing it with me: "I DIDN'T GET NO SLEEP CUZ O' Y'ALL, NOW U AIN'T GONNA GET NO SLEEP CUZ O' MEEE"... REEEMIIIX!
7. Nick vs. Aaron Carter on House of Carters
Word to the wise: don't dance around like a monkey in your in-home studio when your washed-up older brother is trying to get his beauty sleep. He will not hesitate to f#&% you up like he did Paris Hilton. BOOM!
8. Snooki vs. the puncher on Jersey Shore
Speaking of f#$%ed up, this epic guy-on-girl punch will forever go down in history as the most "not cool" fight in reality TV. I mean, sure, Snooki can be annoying, and her affinity for bejeweled Ed Hardy hats is enough to ignite rage within any sensibly stylish human being, but she does not deserve to get punched. Burn her wardrobe, maybe, but leave the little munchkin alone!
Any other reality show fights worth busting out the popcorn for? Share below in comments!