When it comes to The Bachelorette it is not uncommon to call one man or another a dog. But in the episode of Monday night's dating show, the future of Hannah Brown's budding romance with Jed Wyatt depended on actual dog food.
During the episode's Meet-the-Parents episode, the musician Jed Hannah's family explained his job and explained how he could support Hannah while working on his songwriting career … and her father was less than impressed.
"At this point my biggest success is signing a contract with a dog food company," Jed told Robert Brown. "I already wrote your jingle and that was my first real break."
He referred, of course, to a recent commercial for Better Bowl, which the company had shared on social media last month:
Robert told his daughter he does not think she should "settle down" much, he says she is too good for Jed. Later, Jed told Hannah, "I just do not think he understands the other stuff I'm doing … I have not gone into much detail, but it's not like I know how to make music. "
Hannah's father was not the only one expressing his concern that the life of a working musician may not be conducive to the typical stable, marital happy ending promised by The Bachelorette . Hannah visited Jed's family in Tennessee (where she was received rather chilly), and Jed's mother made no mistake with her honesty about where Jed's priorities should be.
"You do not get a diploma to become a musician," she said. "Jed had to have work and had to try to make time and space to make his music, it's his heart and soul, he could not work full time and make music, you know, so his way is different, it is very different. "
What is the old adage? If music is the love of (dogs) food, keep playing.