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Cycle 21 | Episode 6 | “The Girl Who Got Five Frames” | Aired Sept 22, 2014

Will nervous Nellie Lenox pull herself together and make the most of her second chance? Can the male models warm Kelly Cutrone’s heart with their acoustic guitar? Why is a bulldog wearing a wig? The answers on this week’s America’s Next Top Model.

Will is ecstatic that Tyra Banks called his photo first. “It just proves even though you’re in the bottom two one week, it doesn’t mean you can’t go all the way to the top,” he says. An obvious statement? Or foreshadowing of what might be to come for Lenox, who spends much of the episode anxious and mopey?

(Reminder: Last week, Lenox was saved from elimination only because producers ousted Romeo for head-butting Adam. As punishment, Tyra will only allot Lenox five frames during her shoot.)

antm-week6_bulldogThe next morning, the guys and the girls will be whipping some weaves in slow motion for the avant-garde hair editorial photo shoot. Well, the guys, the girls, and, to my absolute delight, a bulldog wearing a silver mohawk.

You guys, don’t forget! Lenox only has five frames, as she reminds us in a confessional voiceover: “Five frames is nothing! If I get it [a good shot], it’ll be a miracle.”

The girls steamroll the guys at the shoot. Ben struggles with his long blond hair; Keith can’t quite make it work. Yu Tsai credits Adam for at least listening and slowly improving shoot to shoot.

Lenox makes it halfway through her five frames (or takes, since this is a video shoot), before losing her cool and walking off set in tears. Tsai reminds her that it’s OK to cry and be frustrated, but only if you can learn to channel it.

Tsai also plays Cupid and prods Mirjana into admitting her feelings for Denzel. “I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy being with somebody,” she giggles. The two couples (Mirjana and Denzel, Kari and Keith) are shacking up in what they’re calling “our little lovers’ suite,” and the rest of their roommates roll their eyes appropriately as sounds of cuddling echo through the house. Shei doesn’t think Denzel and Mirjana are being professional on set, and Will worries Mirjana is too focused on her new man, not the competition. Kari worries that Denzel isn’t committed; he’s wary that Mirjana still has a boyfriend back home, though she promises to break up with him via a Dear John letter.

antm-week6_headphonesLater, Nina Burns from Cycle 20 surprises the models with a special guest: Nick Canon, who challenges the models to create a panoramic ad to promote his new headphones. The competitors will have one hour to choose their wardrobe and direct and shoot the photo.

Despite Lenox’s crippling indecision and self-confidence issues, Nick chooses her team, including Kari and Matthew, as the winners for their unique approach and focus on the product.

Insult of the Week: Mirjana doesn’t think Lenox deserves to be in the competition: “She’s a small-town, quiet girl. She can’t do sexy; she can’t do this or that. She’s just there.” Ouch.

Ben and Adam open panel with their own homemade ANTM song for Tyra, Kelly Cutrone, and Miss J. Alexander, which turns into a group sing-along.

The judges all agree that tonight is ladies’ night, and the proof is in the pictures.

Tyra is not happy with Matthew, who’s got a “fine-ass face” but just “stands there.” Kelly thinks Denzel belongs not at a fashion shoot but an audition for a Detroit rock band, and gives Ben an even worse critique, comparing him to a “drag-bar owner in The Flintstones … it’s prehistorically horrible for me to even look at.”

antm-week6_lenoxAmong the girls, Tyra calls Shei a “warrior” and describes Mirjana’s pic as “Beyoncé as a fashion model.” Kelly tells Raelia she looks absolutely gorgeous.

So how did Lenox fare with her shortened window of opportunity? PSYCH! Of course she brought it, contrary to the promos for this week, which painted her as a sobbing hot mess—and how the entire rest of the episode went down. The panel raves about her intense eye contact and fierce hair, and Tyra awards her the week’s only 10.

So it’s two guys, Ben and Keith, who end up in the bottom two. Fun fact: Both of them won best photo in prior weeks. Tyra warns Keith that the judges and the fans at home are bored. But ultimately, sweet Ben from Iowa is sent packing.

antm-week6_benNext week: Denzel lets loose with homophobia toward Will, and Mirjana and Raelia just may throw down.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: ANTM moves to its new Friday 9/8C time slot starting next week (October 3, 2014).

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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