The Bachelor Peter Weber's 2005 Commercial Is An A+

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What you are about to see is primo Throwback Thursday material, and I hope you are sitting down. If you thought Peter Weber, The Bachelor's most current titular seeker of love, seemed familiar when he first showed up as a potential suitor for Hannah Brown, you may have a 15-year-old ad to thank.

The internet never forgets, and neither have many of us who were avidly watching television back in 2005, commercials and all. (Remember way back before Netflix came around offering ad-free content?) Cue one of The Bachelor’s future stars, Peter Weber, in a Sylvan Learning Center commercial that more than makes the grade. Check it out!

Who could forget this commercial? Not me! Yes, that is indeed Peter Weber portraying "Mark," a son who surprises his mom with his improved report card...via a skateboard. Mark's mom is thrilled by his progress, but little does she know that she is embracing the future star of an alternate dimension's The Bachelor, where he is trying to ace the test for love, and not just spelling and stuff.

The commercial for the Sylvan Learning Center didn't actually reveal what grade Peter Weber’s character earned, though it was an apparent uptick based on the mom's expression. In real life, the mother of “Pilot Pete” has also been seen on television in a far more dramatic way. The Bachelor has teased an appearance where she's seen begging her son not to eliminate one of the women vying for him.

Back in 2005, no one could have guessed that Peter would make the leap from commercials to life as a reality TV star whose fans are enraptured by theories about his love life. After making an impression on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette, Peter has been a force to be reckoned with in The Bachelor franchise. He almost won Hannah’s heart before she went another way, and she even returned for an appearance in this season's premiere.

As the dramatic season of ABC’s signature search for love continues, Peter has revealed his three frontrunners (so far). Based on the teasers that have been shared, fans of The Bachelor are in for a "turbulent" conclusion. If that were not enough to get you excited, the ending is also said to be an unusual one.

As for the commercial Peter was in, it would be amazing if it were somehow incorporated into the final rose ceremony. Or maybe it would be extremely awkward and random. We'll leave it up to The Bachelor's professionals to figure that out.

15 years after that report-card-changing commercial, Peter’s heart is on the line when new episodes of The Bachelor air Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The inaugural season of The Bachelor’s is currently streaming on Netflix, along with tons of new 2020 content.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.