In case you missed it: Catfish in the Rat’s Mouth

[Kiki Baxter | Managing Editor] Twitter screenshot.
[Kiki Baxter | Managing Editor] Twitter screenshot.

The FAU Twitter community got together on the night of May 21 during the 10 p.m. airing of the new Catfish episode on MTV.

In the episode, Dallas waitress Antoinette (@AntoinetteCuccia on Instagram, @antttbaby on Twitter) seeks help from Nev and Max (@NevSchulman and @MaxJoseph on Twitter) from MTV’s hit series “Catfish,” to find the truth behind her online beau, Albert (@princetlights on Instagram). Albert is an “Instagram famous” rapper/singer from Boca Raton, or, as Max put it, the “more manly version of Justin Bieber.”

The couple was scheduled to meet at Albert’s Dec. 17 performance at 101 Cantina. FAU student Tim Varacci, also known as DJ Tandim, announced earlier this week that the show may feature his performance from that night.

Students gathered for watch parties at Night Owl and The Filling Station (formerly 101 Cantina).

[Kiki Baxter | Managing Editor] Live view of The Filling Station, formerly 101 Cantina, during the Catfish watch party.
[Kiki Baxter | Managing Editor] Live view of The Filling Station, formerly 101 Cantina, during the “Catfish” watch party.
[Kiki Baxter | Managing Editor] Twitter screenshot.
[Kiki Baxter | Managing Editor] Twitter screenshot.

101 Cantina closed this April after over 100 arrests were made, many of which were due to underage drinking.

 Some FAU spectators live-tweeted the episode from start to finish.

At the climax of the episode, community members tweeted their excitement of recognizing their apartments and popular bars in the Royal Palm area on TV. At one point, Albert mistakenly claimed he was in the “dressing room” of Cantina. The FAU community knows there is no such thing, however.

[Kiki Baxter | Managing Editor] Twitter screenshot.
[Kiki Baxter | Managing Editor] Twitter screenshot.

The show did in fact air footage from the DJ Tandim performance inside of 101Cantina, featuring appearances by FAU students including Jonathan Ragoo from Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

DJ Tandim later joked on his Facebook page that he is “now charging exactly $101 per gig” due to the new publicity on MTV. Says Tandim, of the episode: “I met the producers of the show and everything, but I don’t watch MTV so I had no clue what was happening.”

Kiki Baxter is the managing editor of the University Press. She can be reached via e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter @kiki_baxter.