Irresponsible! Index: The Biggest Loser Season 15 Episode 10

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

This week, The Biggest Loser goes to singles. A double elimination makes it somewhat ironic.

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.

Right off the bat, as a huge Bobby fan, I was very excited to see his awesome transformation so far, and glad that his father accepted his homosexuality so readily! Yay for Bobby! Okay, now on to the bad stuff.

Mildly Irresponsible

Now that they’ve gone to singles, I suppose I’ll need to learn their names. Oops.

Hap literally pouts after losing the challenge because he is the worst. I hate him. There, I said it.

Moderately Irresponsible

“First ever Biggest Loser triathlon?” I swear I have heard that specific claim at least three times over the years. Stop bull-crapping us, Ali Sweeney! Also, “there’s also a fourth component to a triathlon: endurance.” I gave my three-time Ironman husband the best WTF look at that moment.

Something about Ali’s hot pink geisha dress at the weigh-in rubs me the wrong way.  Is it racist? Not…entirely?

Severely Irresponsible

The ring of fire challenge (derivative of every other “holding weight challenge” they’ve had) would undoubtedly cause some pretty severe cramping. Tip: don’t try extreme isometric endurance challenges at home. It’s really not worth it.

The breakfast-in-bed Subway product placement was so shameless you almost expected it to be twerking.

Criminally Irresponsible

“I’ve been DYING to get my hands on some of you beautiful people!” Dolvett, although I’m sure the feeling is mutual for many at the ranch, that is sexual harassment and they don’t have to take it.

Weigh-in Results

ContestantStartFINALPercentageTOTAL LOST
TOTAL4868293939.631929
Rachel26010559.62155
David40918754.28222
Bobby35817052.51188
Tumi31914454.86175
Marie24913844.58111
Craig38522342.08162
Chelsea24114639.4295
Jennifer26616239.10104
Jay29718338.38114
Matt35622337.36133
Fernanda25016334.8087
Tanya26217533.2187
Holley35125527.3596
Ruben46234325.76119
Hap40332220.1081

A double-elimination in our first week of singles leads to the demise of Hap (yes!) and Matt (who?). Both men are good sports about their exits…except they aren’t leaving yet. First we need to do the Annual Eliminated Players Return Challenge! We will see what happens in three weeks. Happy holidays, everyone!

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  • I’ll take Dolvett’s sexual harassment (with sprinkles) any day over Jillian using the word “brutalizing,” which she trotted out last night. I thought we would make it the whole season without hearing that term.

    • Clare Snyder

      I would definitely take Dolvett’s sexual harassment too, and it wouldn’t have to be “over” anything 😉 But it was the closest I could come to something “Criminal,” unless you count the fact that Hap lasted as long as he did! I didn’t notice that Jillian hadn’t said “brutalizing” yet this season, it is definitely one of her favorite words and it does not describe how a professional trainer should be professionally training anyone!