12/27/2012 08:03 am ET

'The Bachelor' And 'Bachelorette': Most Memorable Arrivals From ABC's Reality Show (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

ABC's stalwart reality franchise, "The Bachelor," returns for its 17th season on January 7 (8 p.m. EST), with Sean Lowe playing the titular rose-giver for a bevy of beautiful women in his quest for a soulmate.

Any fan of the dating show and its spinoff, "The Bachelorette," knows that some of the series' most memorable moments come courtesy of each season premiere, when the ladies and gentlemen vying for our Bachelor/ette's hand arrive in their limos and attempt to make a good first impression -- usually with mixed results.

HuffPost TV has an exclusive video featuring some of the franchise's most memorable entrances (both romantic and mortifying) to whet your appetite for the new season, including such classics as Chantal's slaptastic greeting for Brad Womack, Travis' egg-cellent gift to Emily Maynard, and cowboy boot aficionado Taylor's case of mistaken identity with Ali Fedotowsky.

"The Bachelor" premieres Mon., Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

Are you excited to see Sean Lowe as the new Bachelor? Weigh in below!

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