Flavor of Love marathon, finale air Sunday

Occasionally a great reality TV show slips by. VH1’s Flavor of Love is, from what I’ve heard, one of those shows. It’s the third VH1 reality series to start Flavor Flav and apparently the best. Thankfully, VH1 is giving people like me the chance to Starting at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, VH1 will air a marathon of all nine episodes that have aired so far, followed by the finale at 10.

I knew I’d missed out when I saw a clip on Best Week Ever recently, which highlighted what people have been saying is the best part of the show: the crazy women who are competing for Flavor’s love. The (uncensored) clip shows a woman nicknamed Pumpkin spitting into the mouth of a woman nicknamed New York. Just watch it, and then try not to watch the whole marathon on Sunday:

Flavor of Love [VH1]

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.