In a new preview for “The Bachelor” starring Ben Flajnik, there are all sorts of things to see – Ben proposes to Ashley and gets rejected, Ben drives a boat, Ben makes out with a girl in a hot tub.

But really nothing can top the two bachelorettes who are featured in the video arriving at the mansion for the meet ‘n greet – one girl shows up on horseback, which … OK. That’s weird, but whatever.

And then somebody’s MeeMaw shows up, declaring, “I fell madly in love with you.”

OK, please let this be a fun joke about a lady who watches the show, became very fond of Ben and then applied as a funny joke. Please tell us she’s there and it’ll be all cute and she’s in on it and stuff. Because if it’s not that – if she’s taking it seriously and the show is taking it seriously – then that’s just going to be sad. And super, super weird.

“The Bachelor” premieres Monday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."