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Wild moments from P. Diddy's ''Making the Band'' -- Catch up with the hip-hop mogul's MTV reality show, even better in its second season

Making the Band (Season 2) | WHO'S YOUR DIDDY? The mentor, left, with his former manservant
WHO'S YOUR DIDDY? The mentor, left, with his former manservant

MTV's previous ''Making the Band'' enticed us with a pregnancy shocker, a heated rap-off, and a contestant named Pocahontas. Not to be outdone, its superb sophomore season (airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m.) follows the exploits of the previous finalists as P. Diddy preps the group to cut a hip-hop album. Here are a few highlights.

Best Homage to ''The Karate Kid'''s Mr. Miyagi Diddy forces the kids to wash cars all day (without food), teaching them how to keep it real.

Biggest Hair Don't Babs freaks out on Ness after he makes her miss a hair-weave appointment.

Flimsiest Military Fantasy Badass Sgt. Diddy lines up the troops, inspects them, then orders them to drop...pounds and pimples.

Most Valuable Playa The delightfully civilized Farnsworth Bentley, Diddy's ex-butler, represents in argyle and pink while trying to quell group strife. Can a former manservant teach self-esteem? We secretly hope not.

Originally posted Aug 05, 2003 Published in issue #722 Aug 08, 2003 Order article reprints
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