Real World DC: Episode 2 Breakdown


Maybe that Panda hat can win over the ladies.

Last week I wondered where the drama was with Real World DC, after an informative but rather bland first episode I tuned in to the second episode looking for some more DC Drama. The drama was delivered- or should I say the action was delivered.

Real World Episode 2302, “Bipartisan Lovin” is aptly titled for it was focused on what we expect in a Real World season: hook-ups and drama.

Good to know the cast already know their roles, and started to pair up like The Great Flood was coming. Amongst all the flirting going on I was disappointed to see nothing with our rocker couple of Josh and Erika. You guys should of followed Mike’s lead (Mike put things on hold with his boyfriend in order to get the “full experience” of Washington DC.)

Now on to the drama!

Drama In DC

The Pimpin’ Panda

Hey let's go to the hot tub!

Hey let's go to the hot tub!

Out of the blue Andrew develops feelings for Callie (“She’s nice and she turns me on.”) I think if I was going to mack on someone in that cast it would be Callie: Ashley = Drama, Erika = Crazy, Emily = Stubborn. Too bad Andrew’s game isn’t working on her, in fact she gives him the relationship kiss of death during a confessional: “I like him like a brother.”

Guys everywhere are cringing just reading that.

Can Andrew game his way past it? Not when you practically beg and plead for a moment alone. It was painful to see him try and get a moment alone with Callie on the 4th of July. I think the game is over my dear panda.

So what would a Real Worlder do? Find some other chick to hook up with. No problem for Andrew who finds a classy (hey she was in Georgetown) blonde bimbo to take back to the house. In fact the hook-up couldn’t get more stereotypical:

  • Go out to bar, have women dance with you because you are being filmed
  • Bring back drunken ladies back to the house
  • Make-out with ladies
  • Invite them to the hot tub
  • Have roommates talk about the situation while you hook-up in your room
The Panda hat pays off...

The Panda hat pays off...

What is it about a Real World House hot tub that turns ladies on? I don’t think the Jersey Shore hot tub turns anyone on. Also the girl who Andrew brought back was named Krystal- a name I feel would be apropos for the show.

Update: It looks like Andrew actually snagged a quality lady. I found out that Krystal is a GMU Grad who is apparently a DC socialite and according to her friends– didn’t mind doing the Real World groupie thing.

But did Andrew get laid? Hard to do when the entire house is peeking in the doorway (Sign of immaturity #1.)

Not So Will And Grace

Looks like Ashley has her eyes set on Mike according to some lines said while walking down the street and some locked lips on the floor of Rhino Bar:

Ashley: “We like full tongue kissed.” (Sign of immaturity #2)

Mike quickly sheds his fear of DC Gay bars...

Mike quickly sheds his fear of DC Gay bars...

So when Mike meets a nice boy at Cobalt and brings him back to the house was she jealous? Well she says she wasn’t and regrets making out with him to set-up that idea. She further explains on Twitter:

“Heres the deal I look at Mikey like my gay hubby. Hes a HOT GUY so I get drunk, I’ll kiss him, I’ll cuddle BUT IT’S BECAUSE hes not a threat”

She goes on to explain that she even leaves him condoms on his bed.

So is this a lame, engineered storyline or could Ashley have the hots for Mike?

Two Bulls Locking Horns

We know where this is going...

We know where this is going...

Emily and Ty was quickly introduced as a possible item early in the first episode, so how are things developing? To me it’s kinda boring. In the episode Emily and Ty finally kissed after Ashley and Mike broke the roommate make-out barrier. But seriously what kind of kiss was that? It’s was pretty lame in my eyes. A quick smooch then Emily runs off to her girls. What are we in 7th grade? (Sign of immaturity #3)

It appears to me that the Ty, Emily relationship is going to be very contentious. Ty has lots of game and will continue to talk the talk. Emily has expressed how non-committal and stubborn she is. Wow it’s like two guys trying to hook-up. It’s going to be this continual chase between the two which will most likely end in hooking-up in various parts of the house.

Overconfident/Creepy line of the night comes from Ty: “You will have sex with me.”

Memorable Quotes

Andrew on Callie: “She’s my whale and I’m Moby Dick… oh wait was Moby Dick the whale? What’s that- Captain Ahab… and she’s my dick.”

Erika to Krystal’s friend: “If you come back to the house with our boys you better just expect to be partially naked by the end of the night.”

Ashley to Krystal’s friend: “We don’t judge… no I lie- I judge.”

Two Up


He is a Pimpin’ Panda- what else can I say? He already pulled off the girl in the hot tub move we all dream about.


He popped his DC Gay Bay cherry and interviewed with the HRC (however I don’t know T-shirt and shorts is the right attire for a job interview.)

Two Down

Josh & Lauren

Guys, roommates are hooking up all over the place- where are you two!?!?!

Look I Know That Place!

Rhino Bar: I went there to see the Red Sox win the World Series, but otherwise I don’t go down there that often. Good to know it’s a good place to get a lap dance on a couch.

Polo & Shorts? Not really interview material.

Polo & Shorts? Not really interview material.

Human Rights Campaign: I’ve lived here for three years and it took me the longest time to realize what those blue and yellow bumper stickers were for.

Cobalt: Andrew tried putting on some make-up for his first gay bay experience. This look eerily close to what I did for Rocky Horror. What else happened at Cobalt besides Mike finding a make-out buddy? Elizabethany filmed a clip of Ty taking off his clothes that same night.

While Emily and her sister walked around for coffee I spotted one of those ghost bikes on the corner.

Thaiphoon: Due to it’s proximity the house it’s going to be in pretty much every porch shot.

The Diner: I hear it’s a good place to eat and I’ve visited it’s sister restaurant Tryst.

Final Word

On cutaways: Stop showing a B-roll shot of Adams Morgan and then show the cast in Dupont or Georgetown.

In one scene you see the cast going through Andrew’s closet, revealing the presence of a skunk hat. Andrew also sports a Moose hat as well. Does he have an entire zoo of animal hats?

6 Comments so far

  1. RWDC Fan (unregistered) on January 8th, 2010 @ 5:50 am

    Why does Krystal Cunningham think she is a local celebrity for acting like a whore on TV? Keeping it classy!

  2. RWDCFUN (unregistered) on January 8th, 2010 @ 8:20 pm

    Seems like someone is a little jealous

  3. 4realworlder (unregistered) on January 9th, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

    if krystal is such a quality lady and “dc social lite” and not a publicity whore.. then why is her picture all over bar promos

  4. Andrew's Hot tub Hook-Up...Knew Her! (unregistered) on January 12th, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

    “Krystal Leigh Cunningham,” is the 27/28 year old woman that hooked up with DC’s Real World cast member Andrew in the hot tub on the 2nd episode. Little history on Krystal; she is the girl that needed attention growing up. After her mother paraded her around in pageants before she could walk who wouldn’t? Her childhood bedroom was plastered with ribbons and awards from her forced 80’s brush with “Toddlers in Tiaras,” that she would brag about to “friends” growing up which consequently made her a laugh! She was the girl throughout elementary, middle and high school that tried oh so desperately to make friends, but NO amount of money or make-up allowed her to do so. She was a very prude sheltered girl that unfortunately turned her into a “freak of a socialite.” Once she graduated from high school her history was unknown so she was able to start over, found herself some fake friends that accepted her…FINALLY! Krystal bought her fake boobies after spending many years working for Abercrombie & Fitch. Now she is a event promo girl in the DC area flaunting her body and being molested by men while offering free shots. No matter how much you; “fake and bake,” spray, purchase knock off designer studs, plaster your face with make-up and grind your flat ass with men on grungy DC dance floors you will never find true love…So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Krystal Leigh Cunningham put out the fire following your 15 minutes of fame from your hot tub cameo on DC’s Real World and get with the real world and stop dressing up in nasty outfits. Save your skin from cancer and get a REAL LIFE and a REAL job! Oh, but don’t worry your appearance will be syndicated forever…which includes your “granny panties,” that really, really need to be explained!

  5. Krystal's Granny Panties (unregistered) on January 14th, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    Those are the same nasty underwear that the pimpin panda was wearing the night before. I bet Krystal”forgot” to wear panties, so the kind panda let her borrow his crusty ones from the floor, so she could get into the hot tub. ewwwwww. grosssss.

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