Spoilers ahead for the July 9 episode of Holey Moley on ABC, called "Love at First Stroke."
Holey Moley delivered the most dramatic episode in its run so far thanks to none other than Bachelor Nation mainstay Chris Harrison joining regular commentators Rob Riggle and Joe Tessitore. Of course, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette don't require much in the way of golf expertise, so Harrison's contributions were mostly jokes applying Bachelor Nation logic to the mini golf obstacle course show. Naturally, this included windmill jokes.
The latest season of The Bachelorette centered on Hannah Brown, since production delays have kept Clare Crawley's search for love from getting started. Aside from Luke Parker's antics and Jed Wyatt winning her heart for the wrong reasons, Hannah's season might be most memorable for her fantasy suite hookup with suitor (and future Bachelor leading man) Peter Weber, which was steamy in the episode that aired and got even wilder when Hannah dropped some extra details about how many times she and Peter hooked up.
So, when Holey Moley took the action to Double Dutch Courage with the double windmills requiring mini golfers to try and leap past the blades to safety without losing a stroke, Chris Harrison just had to comment on the windmills. It started when Rob Riggle, bless his innocent heart, asked if there is a lot of kissing on The Bachelor, to which Harrison said:
Peter Weber may have had a messy season in the spotlight on The Bachelor thanks to his jumps from Hannah Ann Sluss to Madison Prewett to Kelley Flanagan, but he may be best remembered in the history of Bachelor Nation for his four times in a windmill with Hannah Brown. Honestly, that may be for the best.
Chris Harrison's time on Holey Moley wasn't all about windmills, though. He gave advice about what makes for the ideal rose, talked about what can happen when people come onto reality shows for the wrong reasons, and even presided over a potential love connection that nobody saw coming. Instead of winning golfer Alexandra Scott swooning over her dashing runner up, she leapt back into the water hazard to be rescued by the even more dashing lifeguard. As long as he wasn't saving her life to advance his music career, I'm on board!
In all seriousness, Chris Harrison's appearance on Holey Moley just makes me want to see an official crossover between Holey Moley and one of the Bachelor Nation shows. The format makes me think that a Bachelor in Paradise crossover with Holey Moley would make the most sense, but I wouldn't say no to a bunch of guys trying to win Clare Crawley's heart through the power of mini golf.
Maybe it's just that I'd normally be toward the end of a season of The Bachelorette (which is only just restarting production) or at the beginning of a season of Bachelor in Paradise, and The Greatest Seasons Ever isn't scratching that. Bachelor Nation itch, but I would totally watch Bachelor Nation meeting Holey Moley.
For now, you can find more of Chris Harrison with episodes of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, and new episodes of Holey Moley on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. For some additional viewing options now and in the coming weeks, check out our 2020 summer TV premiere schedule.
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