On their recent “book” tour, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, made a memorable visit to The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. Just the announcement of their impending appearance brought the audience to overwhelming roars of booing. Why is the train wreck of a marriage called ‘Speidi’ so irresistible to witness? The bad accident you can’t seem to pull your eyes away from. Apart from their bigger than life egos that brought them to write “How to be Famous: Our Guide to Looking the Part, Playing the Press, and Becoming a Tabloid Fixture”, I believe the draw we have towards them is the lack of seriousness they possess. Do our marriages seem so wrought with honesty and genuineness that it is slightly refreshing to see that young couple make absolute fools out of themselves without regard to consequences? Spencer often makes reference to his dishonesty and bad boy intentions, while Heidi mindlessly smiles at the sneers and jeers. Nothing they say is genuine, none of their reactions are heartfelt and they have no qualms about putting others down, yet there seems to be no misfortune coming their way as of yet. Do we secretly wish we could be as carefree? Even though Conan himself said on camera that the interview would never air, there it was, in all it’s blithe wonder. He clearly disliked their presence on his stage, yet he too was aware of their marital entertainment factor. Check out this interview to get a glimpse into the hideousness that is Speidi.
by Stephanie Melanson