Do you guys remember "Room Raiders”? It was one of those high-concept dating shows from the '00s like "Date My Mom," "Parental Control" and "Next" -- but "Room Raiders" was a personal favorite of mine because it contained the element of surprise: Contestants were thrown into the back of a van and forced to watch someone riffle through their stuff (and later, through their phones and computers) to determine if they were dateable.
These are the types of guys who'd be contestants on the show. This picture is so quintessentially "Room Raiders," I can’t handle it.
Can you imagine this series of events happening to you if you actually didn’t know what was going on? Taken by a camera crew to watch your most prized possessions be made fun of in front of you (and ultimately the entire TV-watching world). Nightmare scenario? Yes. Great television? Definitely. Here's the weirdest stuff that turned up...
Brittany’s engagement ring
Come on, Brittany... Billy just wanted a girl with a great personality. Really uncool.
Regi’s framed stock photos
Based on these, Jake assumes that Regi doesn't have any real friends. Maybe they aren't actually stock photos, and she just has a very diverse and attractive group of pals who laugh while drinking wine and eating salad?
Regi's stash of sex toys
Regi, you naughty girl. I don’t think Jake is appalled at all. I think Jake has made his decision.
Jenn’s pogo stick
Not unlike "Room Raiders" itself, pogo sticks have since gone out of style. I can’t imagine why, though.
Kimesha’s interesting costume
I think Dayne’s into it, Kimesha. I don’t think you've got much to worry about.
Keaton’s door is a little spooky
It makes Brianna wonder if she should even step foot inside! “I’ve made a huge mistake.”
Lauren’s garden gnome collection
When it's time to raid Lauren's room, Kevin is a little creeped out by her collection of garden gnomes. This was before the stunning success of "Gnomeo and Juliet," so they weren’t mainstream yet. But don’t worry, Lauren explains via text that she and her friends steal the gnomes when they get bored. All right, Lauren, I tried to defend you here, but that’s not cool.
Elizabeth’s half-eaten jawbreaker
Anthony is not so impressed when he has to bust out the rubber gloves. Let’s be fair to Elizabeth for a second, those things are impossible to eat.
Chad’s tube of lubrication
His organizing skills are a bit off. The twins can't understand why Chad keeps this in his medicine cabinet right next to the toothpaste. What if he accidentally uses it to brush his teeth?!
Zach’s whimsical "World's Largest Source of Natural Gas" hat
German’s package of little blue stamina pills
Not too impressed, Sarah Anne says these are for old men. Come on, it happens to every guy sometimes!