Nev starts this week off by telling us that June 25 is National Catfish Day, as declared by Ronald Reagan. Well, I’m sure he would have thought twice if he could have foreseen what you’ve created here, Nev. It’s an embarrassment to humankind. Anyway, Nev’s current project is Tyler who has been in love with Amanda on Facebook for two years. Two years! Amanda is just not like the girls Tyler meets in Flint, Michigan where he lives. She lives a few hours away in Kalamazoo, so of course she’s totally different. But she doesn’t have a cell phone and her webcam is always out of the question for some reason or another so ALL communication – for two years! – has taken place on Facebook. Can Nev help end the madness?
Nev and Max skype Tyler and agree to come to Michigan to help him hunt down Amanda. I guess driving to Kalamazoo all on his own hasn’t been in Tyler’s realm of possibilities. When they hang up they both comment that Tyler is remarkably normal. He’s good looking, athletic, and probably meets girls all the time. They decide that there’s something alluring about the on-line girl. Yes, it’s called a fantasy. She’s anything you can dream up in your mind as long as she’s off in Facebook Land.
She doesn’t talk or get her period either.
It looks like Tyler lives the farthest out in the boondocks of any of our e-daters so far because Nev and Max have to stay in a cabin at a KOA campground. Are there no motels in Flint? Is it the land that God forgot? Not a big tourist destination I guess. Tyler shows the guys around his backyard and they want to know why Tyler isn’t dating any of the cute girls from Flint they saw on his Facebook page. Tyler says they’re too immature and play head games. Nev points out that two years of refusing to even talk on the phone is a head game in itself. Tyler just says that as long as there’s a chance Amanda is the real thing he wants to find out. So they check out Amanda and Tyler’s Facebook interactions, noting a particular exchange where Amanda expresses her desire to put certain parts of Tyler’s body in her mouth. Tyler admits to sending her risque photos. Hmm, embarrassing.
“Yeah, I just don’t think someone would lie about fellatio.”
As for Amanda’s lack of cell phone, it seems that when she moved away for college, she and her dad were on bad terms so he refused to continue paying for her phone and she can’t afford one herself. Riiiiiight. 8-year-olds have cell phones nowadays. Come on.
The next day, after a relaxing evening in the cabin, Nev and Max head over to go fishing with Tyler and some of his buddies. They fish in a small pond where Nev catches the equivalent of a goldfish and Tyler and crew pull out some pretty big fish. One is even a catfish – imagine that!
“Now we can cancel the photo shoot for the Season 2 poster.”