Flavor of Love changed reality television.
While the upcoming season of The Bachelorette will be the most historic in franchise history — Rachel Lindsay will be the shows first Black bachelorette — it was Flavor of Love that set the bar for reality dating television.
The VH1 show lasted three seasons, the third ending with Flav deciding not to pick any of the women, instead announcing he would marry a woman named Liz, the mother of his seventh child.
But, if you think that moment takes the cake, then you’re mistaken. Here are the most memorable moments from VH1’s Flavor of Love.
Hottie trying to cook an entire chicken in the microwave is one of television’s greatest culinary moments
Saaphyri’s Lip Chap and Prayers
Saaphyri didn’t last long enough to be assigned a name, but in her short time on the show she still managed to leave her mark. Threatening H-Town during her prayer and later offering her “lip chap” as an apology.
Pumpkin spitting on New York after being eliminated will go down as one of the most iconic moments on television.
Hottie’s Beyoncé Comparison
During a little tiff between the girls, Hottie decided to call out everyone in the house because she felt they were jealous of her good looks, even telling the ladies that she’s often heard she looks like Beyoncé.
This isn’t really a moment, but a reminder that Buckwild was the original “Cash Me Ousside” girl.
Someone pooped on the floor. SOMEONE ACTUALLY POOPED ON THE FLOOR.
New York got a second shot at love when Flavor Flav asked her to return during Flavor of Love 2. And, for the second time, Flav broke her heart, eliminating her in the final round.
In one of the show’s funniest moments, Flav actually eliminated a woman, Shy, because of her bad breath, even after she’d made a trip to the dentist to get the problem fixed.