Some considered him the feline-embodiment of Dani, rolling around brazenly demanding love and affection from the Bachelor and trying to divert attention from his date, Matilda.
Meowser, as he was Christened by the Bach, has become a star in his own right, complete with a profile in the illustrious Bay News. Turns out, his real name is Stalker and this isn't the first time he's stolen the show.
Speculation may be rife that The Bachelorette is the next big spin-off for MediaWorks but we think The Catchelor is the next big thing.
Forget Meowser, the cattiest thing to happen on The Bachelor was this stinging barb from Chrystal, directed at Wild Card contestant Lisa.
Lisa won a radio competition after listeners voted for her to get a spot on the show. But it became clear pretty quickly there was no spark between her and Art.
8. The Bachelor gets dumped - Rosie
We weren't even one episode in when Rosie decided the Bachelor was too much of a square for her thrill-seeking heart. You know, because he wasn't interested in holidaying in a war zone. What a wimp!
In her original publicity profile, Rosie said she was looking for someone with "the grit of Bear Grylls and the mind of Stephen Hawking". And apparently she found him.
Meeting the parents is never easy but Dani's step-mum went out of her way to make things extra awkward for Art, grilling him about his decision to be part of the show.
"I've really struggled with the whole concept of it. I worried about Danielle's self-worth. From where I look at it you're in a position where you are determining who is to be loved and who isn't.
"I wonder how healthy that is for the women involved."
High fives to that lady! Well said.
It was billed as a bombshell and delivered on a volcanic island. When Art and Alysha set out on their romantic date to White Island, the Bachelor had no idea he was going out with a married woman.
Actually, she wasn't the only one. Danielle B was also legally married but let's make like the producers and gloss over that minor deet....
Alysha from Inverrrrrrcarrrrrrrrgil is still legally married after getting hitched to her ex while living in Japan.
5. The Bachelor gets dumped again.
Danielle Le Gallais hit headlines before the show even started as it emerged she was a convicted fraudster with a history of offending. The news came out after the show had finished filming - and after she'd rejected Art.
The 26-year-old Bachelor may have taken a shine to the 33-year-old but it seems she couldn't get past the age difference and rejected the offer of Arthur's rose, much to the Bachelor's bemusement.
4. Call the ambulance
It was meant to be a romantic afternoon for Art and his many lady friends but a bit of horse play turned dramatic when Paris, the rogue stallion (actually a sedate gelding but we're claiming artistic licence) decided to throw Matilda to the ground, leading to much swearing and a rather wonky wrist.
Like a trouper, Tilds pressed on with the competition, colour co-ordinating her casts with her frocks and winning her way into Art's heart. Bless.
She watched, waited and pined for single date. But just when it seemed the Bachelor didn't even know who she was, Danielle B got her wish and was whisked away for an afternoon of blow-karting and drinks by a bonfire.
The Bachelor found her funny and charming, producing a rose to keep her in the competition. But after a good night's sleep, the legal eagle announced she wasn't feeling it and gave it back.
Seriously, if it's this hard for Art-the-Adonis Bachelor to get a date, imagine what it's like for the average Kiwi bloke out there?
2. Billy Big Balls
It took around three weeks for the Bachelor to lock lips with any of his prospective girlfriends but once he did, there was no stopping him. Armed with his favourite new line, "Can I kiss you?" the Bach went into pash overdrive.
Not everyone was impressed by his tongue twisting antics though, leading Matilda to utter the single greatest line of the series: "He's getting a bit Billy Big Balls with kissing now."
Billy's balls shrank a bit after that though with several of the Bachelorettes refusing to lock lips with him, including Alysha, Poppy and Nat.
Dani was the only one happy to pucker up whenever, wherever, including a cheeky pash in the sweaty sponge pit at the trampoline park. Now that's devotion.
Forget Natalia Kills and Willy Moon. Bachelorette Poppy became New Zealand's most infamous reality star when she let out a little botty pop in front of the camera. It may have a tiny toot - Art even described it as "cute" - but social media erupted.
Whether you were amused or appalled, everyone had an opinion and the story soon went viral. International news organisations picked up on the story, which quickly became dubbed 'the fart heard around the world'.