Colton Underwood Finally Jumped the Fence on ‘The Bachelor’ and the Internet Had Jokes
After months of anticipation, The Bachelor finally aired the footage of Colton Underwood trying to escape the show by jumping over a fence. It took nearly all season, but the viewer reactions were worth the wait.
The dramatic moment went down after Cassie Randolph, who appeared to be the frontrunner of the season, said she didn’t think she was in love with Underwood and left. Underwood, devastated and overwhelmed, frustratedly ripped off his mic after saying he was “done,” and — you guessed it — headed for the fence.
Host Chris Harrison ran after him, but there was nothing he could do. Underwood, a former NFL player, cleared that fence in no time.
Producers have been teasing the dramatic moment since before the season started, so fans watched in anticipation every week — to no avail. One person even started a Twitter account called “Did Colton Jump Over the Fence,” dedicated to reporting on the status of the fence jump after each episode.
So when the internet at last got what it was waiting for on Monday, March 4, the reactions were gold.
“My man didn’t stretch, was wearing dress clothes, and had no momentum. And cleared it easily,” the fence-jumping Twitter account wrote. “I hope the @NFL was watching cause that’s a pure athlete.”
— Did Colton Jump Over The Fence? (@DidColtonJump) March 5, 2019
“I WAS NOT LET DOWN THIS FENCE JUMPING SITUATION IS EVERYTHING,” another viewer wrote. “Chris Harrison trying to open the gate… Just magical.”
— Krista Knowlton (@KKNO) March 5, 2019
After Underwood cleared the fence, Harrison and the producers ran after him, but the reality star was nowhere to be found. Naturally, one Twitter user made a missing person poster, while others used GIFs and photo memes to illustrate how the heartbroken leading man might be hiding out nearby.
ABC and Harrison have been teasing the moment as one of the most dramatic in the show’s history, and by most accounts, viewers were not let down.
“Me when Colton jumped the fence even though I knew it was coming for three months,” one fan wrote.
— Kelly Puz (@kananat) March 5, 2019
“The fact that the fence jump turned out to be part of the season’s most important moment and not some throwaway part is something we should all cherish forever,” another viewer tweeted. “The stars aligned.”
The fact that the fence jump turned out to be part of the season's most important moment and not some throwaway part is something we should all cherish forever. The stars aligned. #TheBachelor
— Trent (@BarstoolTrent) March 5, 2019
“Chris Harrison wasn’t lying when he said this is the MOST dramatic season of #TheBachelor EVER,” another viewer said.
— Niki Bell (@nicoletteholly) March 5, 2019
Harrison previously revealed that several stars have tried to quit the show, but this is the first time a physical escape attempt has been shown. Underwood, who was tweeting along with Bachelor Nation during the episode, admitted that it was “hard” to watch, and called it “the realest moment ever.”
One good thing came of the incident, though, according to Underwood. “At least y’all forgot about my virginity,” he joked. “Thanks fence.”
At least y’all forgot about my virginity. Thanks fence #TheBachelor
— Colton Underwood (@colton) March 5, 2019
(Photo via ABC/Josh Vertucci)
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)