It's generally been accepted that Dan was screwed over in favor of Todd. Most people found Dan to be funny and Todd not. (I wasn't one of them, but I understand that the consensus isn't with me on this one.) What I want to know is, why would they lose Dan, and grab Todd?
Dan, as we saw, proved himself to be perfectly capable of being melodramatic after not being picked. If he was that easily agitated (and he did show at least indications of this beforehand), why wouldn't they pick him? Why wouldn't they get rid of, say, Alonzo or John, who've barely gotten any airtime outside of their sets?
And then, why would they pick Todd? The obvious answer is that he's going to cause drama, and it's pretty easy to see that that's going to happen. But then again...
But then again, is this such a smart thing to do? I mean, the guy mugs all the time. Todd is so bad that apparently the producers actually TOLD him to turn it down, and he kept doing it. Such mugging is the thing that cost Geoff Brown pretty much any airtime the first season.
The producers screwed Dan in favor of Todd. And, in my opinion, the producers are pretty dumb.