Irresponsible! Index: The Biggest Loser Season 15 Episode 7

The Biggest Loser (Photo: NBC)
The Biggest Loser (Photo: NBC)

This week on The Biggest Loser, we have a loose theme of Thanksgiving and a lot of looser skin. And two people come out of the closet!

As a personal trainer and avid reality television fan, I find The Biggest Loser to be one of the most compelling and frustrating shows on television. Every week I rank the most appalling situations, quotes, and people on a scale from mildly irresponsible to downright dangerous.

Mildly Irresponsible

“You’re so much bigger than the scale.” I dunno, that scale is huge. I know she meant bigger mentally, or whatever, but that was funny.

These people are really trying to sell the idea that it is actually Thanksgiving at the time this episode is being filmed.

Bobby’s gonna have to tell his parents that he’s gay sometime, because this episode will air and the cat will be out of the bag. This could potentially be the first Biggest Loser public outing since every episode Bob and Jillian have ever been in.

Moderately Irresponsible

The Guy With the Hat (Jay, I guess…it’s hard to learn their names with one-hour episodes) wears the hat 24/7. Even during workouts.  I’m sure that thing gets pretty grody.

Those boxes of “Turkey” hopefully do not contain whole and/or live turkeys, because they have been sitting out in the heat for quite some time. In fact, the way they’re carrying the boxes seems a bit suspicious, like there is no actual food in any of them. Could this challenge be – GASP – fake?

Bob is talking to Bobby about his homosexuality while wearing a shirt that says “Hotdogs” on it. Really, Bob, we’re trying to have a serious discussion here.

Severely Irresponsible

Bob has always played favorites, but he has made it very clear that Holley and Chelsea are his special pets. This cannot be good for the cohesion of the team.

Every female contestant looks like she raided a Caboodles from 1989 for her makeup look.

Rachel, the smallest woman in the house, lost 12 pounds in one week. Someone please take her to the doctor, because I suspect she has a combo of tapeworms and crippling diarrhea.

Criminally Irresponsible

This Annual Shuttling Food Into A Semi Trailer For Charity challenge for Oklahoma tornado victims seems a little emotionally manipulative, doesn’t it?

For a show about weight loss, they barely showed any diet or exercise this episode. Since it’s supposedly Thanksgiving, it would have been nice to receive healthy cooking tips and workouts to do before and after the big meal.

Weigh-in Results

White Team (Jillian)

ContestantStartWeek 8Week 9+ / -PercentageTOTAL
TOTAL865648627213.24238
Jay29720720162.9096
Marie24919819263.0357
Tumi31924323493.7085

Blue Team (Bob)

ContestantStartWeek 8Week 9+ / -PercentageTOTAL
TOTAL135810661039272.53319
Bobby35827226931.1089
Chelsea24118518142.1660
Hap403332321113.3182
Matt35627726893.2588

Red Team (Dolvett)

ContestantStartWeek 8Week 9+ / -PercentageTOTAL
TOTAL1197896873232.57324
David40929929451.67115
Jennifer26620720073.3866
Rachel26017817173.9389
Tanya26221220841.8954

The blue team loses the weigh-in, and sadly power-lifter Holley is below the red line and sent home. America will miss her bizarre hairstyles. I think Bob will miss her most of all. Next week someone else will leave the ranch, which is clearly just for the week but they are trying to make us believe that it’s a double elimination.

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  • Hasn’t Bobby been talking about being gay in his talking head interviews before this episode? And for some reason I thought Bob was already out? Maybe everywhere else but on the show? Question marks?

    • Clare Snyder

      Bobby has briefly mentioned it before but it wasn’t a major story arc, and Bob has never addressed it on the show but he is out in real life. So they are both “coming out on Biggest Loser” officially 🙂

      • Aaron Mucciolo

        Thank goodness. There are so few avenues for coming out in this day and age.