What a wild season it will be! “Mojo for JoJo!” was just one of the many cringeworthy comments to be uttered during JoJo Fletcher‘s Bachelorette premiere on Monday, May 23 — but oh, there’s so much more.
Fletcher, 25, was introduced to 26 suitors during the first episode. Some of the more bizarre first impressions included a man dressed up as Santa Claus, an inappropriate naked joke and a contestant arriving on a “unicorn.”
But despite those intros, nothing could prepare the show’s leading lady for the antics that would take place before the first rose ceremony. (Hint: open bar problems!)
Here, Us Weekly has rounded up the five biggest moments and ensuing reactions online:
1. St. Nick Is Here!
Ho, ho, ho! Nick B. dressed up as Santa Claus to meet Fletcher for the first time. The real estate developer was taken aback but decided to sit on his lap later in the evening. Luckily, his costume joke paid off. He was one of the many men to receive a rose by the end of the night.
The electrical engineer wasn’t the only one with an awkward meet and greet. Jonathan wore a kilt and joked about going commando. Additionally, Wells brought along an a cappella group to sing in the wings, and Chase gave her a set of “blue balls” that she could squeeze when she was stressed.
2. Chad Is Really, Really Scary
Chad, not to be confused with Fletcher’s ex-boyfriend, is one of the most confident contestants of the season. In a sneak peek, it’s revealed that he has a crazy temper and gets into altercations with several other men. Warning: It gets bloody.
3. Damn, Daniel!
Fans of the ABC series were shocked when Fletcher decided to keep “Canadian” Daniel around for another rose ceremony. He got drunk to calm his nerves, took off his pants to take a dip in the pool and poked another man’s belly button. Side note: The men also made fun of him for wearing a super short tie.
4. Pavelka Returns!
Former Bachelor Jake Pavelka made a surprise appearance during the premiere. The other men freaked out upon his arrival, but it was revealed that he was just there to give Fletcher, a family friend, some love advice. Needless to say, viewers were not amused by the fake-out.
5. Love at First Sight?
Thankfully, the premiere did have some sweet moments. Fletcher was immediately attracted to Jordan, the younger brother of NFL player Aaron Rodgers. He received the first impression rose and stole a kiss from the season 12 Bachelorette. Fletcher was so smitten that she even joked about his cute butt.
Check out reactions from the premiere below:
There is a contestant on the new season of the bachelorette who wore a Santa suite and beard the entire time, barely spoke and got a rose
— Harry David (@hdeee) May 24, 2016
I’ve watched the Bachelorette for a total of 20 mins and I’ve seen a Santa and an Erectile Dysfunction Specialist… I’m rooting for them.
— Brett Diefendorf (@MeGustaBailar10) May 24, 2016
First time watching the bachelorette and my thoughts were: why was it daytime after they got the roses? And why did she pick Santa?
— Regan Garmon (@regangarmon) May 24, 2016
wait why did the Mississippi guy on the bachelorette have to dress up as santa claus… I hate you
— lil dev (@devinlorraine) May 24, 2016
when is the Santa guy gonna get out of his costume?? #Bachelorette
— Patrick McCaffery (@patrickmccaff22) May 24, 2016
SANTA CLAUS JUST WON MY #BACHELORETTE BRACKET
— olivia (@omcook) May 24, 2016
To the guys wearing a kilt and a Santa costume on the bachelorette…. Why?????
— Mikayla Barbarossa (@Mikayla____B) May 24, 2016
Santa what are you doing on the bachelorette
— Claire Campbell (@Clur_isHur2) May 24, 2016
I think Chad is the new Olivia #Bachelorette
— Claire Baker (@claireb325) May 24, 2016
i already hate chad on the bachelorette and tonight was only the first episode
— Rachael (@rachaeldaniel24) May 24, 2016
Someone died on the bachelorette. And chad did it!!
— J O E. B A I L E Y. (@joebaileysego) May 24, 2016
Chad is going to be the villain of the bachelorette…I KNOW IT
— Jocelyne Rodriguez (@Jocelyne_Rod) May 24, 2016
“IT’S HARD TO FIND GIRLS WHO ARE CONFIDENT” LOL BYE CHAD FROM TULSA #Bachelorette
— jessica henson ♕ (@imjessicababy) May 24, 2016
really enjoying how Daniel’s occupation is listed as “Canadian” #Bachelorette
— Samantha Fournier (@samanthaasimone) May 24, 2016
Damn Daniel put ur clothes back on! #Bachelorette
— kait (@Kaitlyn_423) May 24, 2016
On behalf of all Canadians, were not all like Daniel on the bachelorette
— Liv (@ohliviyeah) May 24, 2016
NOOO THIS GUY ON THE BACHELORETTE JUST USED A DAMN DANIEL PUN WHYYY
— Jack Ford (@fackjord) May 24, 2016
Shoutout to the producers of the Bachelorette for using Jake Pavelka as bait click.
— kat hen (@katiehenry_) May 24, 2016
Jake Pavelka? Really? Might as well bring back Juan Pablo #Bachelorette
— Cassidy Gillie (@cass_gillie) May 24, 2016
Eww… Why is Jake Pavelka on my tv? ? #Bachelorette
— Seyi A. B (@Wittybajo) May 24, 2016
Team Jordan Rodgers for The Bachelorette. Ow ow ?????
— emmaballinbailey (@baileyemma1998) May 24, 2016
Jordan Rodgers is definitely my favorite already on the Bachelorette ?
— McKaela Ryan (@McKaelaRyan4) May 24, 2016
Forced to watch The Bachelorette and all I can say is Jordan Rodgers is definitively hotter than Aaron
— Erin Vail (@vailerin32) May 24, 2016
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