I’m trying to take the day off today. I’m just a bit overwhelmed by everything and just want a day of hiding under the covers and having a pity party. But I am going to make a few brief comments on this show and I promise to be back to my old self soon.
The casting tapes from 2007 are amazing to watch. Jill and Luann basically looks the same but everyone else looks different.
Jill refused to be interviewed for the show.
Lots of Alex and Simon bashing.
Bethenny looks gorgeous in her interviews.
Luann regales us with Countess stories. The others prefer regular Luann.
I sort of miss Kelly Bensimon. I love the I’m up here, you’re down there crap. This playback of Kelly putting down Bethenny is almost identical to the things Bethenny said to Ramona at the beginning of this season.
I’m not sure why I am even watching this.
Andy met Carole at a dinner part at Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelous’ house.
Bethenny got Aviva on the show.
Much discussion about the breakup of Jill and Bethenny. Bethenny says she was really excited to host the Today show one time and when she arrived producers told her that Jill had called demanding to know why Bethenny was chosen over her. Jill would go out of her way to sabotage Bethenny’s appearance. I imagine Jill is probably going nuts on Twitter but I think I have her blocked.
Bethenny talks about how Jill waited until they were on camera to really come for her and try to get the fans to hate her. Jill tried to take her down and it backfired. Bethenny says of Jill, “Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered.”
Next Avivia’s leg toss. Carole is such a cunt satchel. Aviva admits the preplanned throwing the leg. Luann says that was her swan song.
I love the segment about traveling with housewives. Kristen says that Ramona would stand up and go into the overhead during take off. Luann loved Morocco. Heather loved Montana. Ramona did not like Montana. Kristen LOVED Montana and thought Ramona was ridiculous there. Ramona loved St. Barths. Lots of discussion of Luann and the Pirate. Luann lies a lot again about the pirate. The gig is up Luann. Luann says that Jacques made her watch the episode with him. It did not go well.
Scary Island! Kelly still doesn’t see that she was crazy. Which is crazy. I wish I had jelly beans. Luann agrees that Kelly was bullied. Really? Ramona says she called Jill off camera and said that she needed to meet Kelly at the airport. They thought she needed to be committed. Kelly said her friends ostracized her after the episode. She says she could have lost her kids. Bethenny takes no responsibility for Kelly’s damage to her reputation. Should she?
Luann cries talking about how here marriage was the best time of her life. She loves that some of that was captured on the show. Ramona talks about divorcing Mario. She says she had a great marriage for over 20 years. She says he turned 60 and something snapped. I have seen that happen with men turning 60. It comes to the point where they realize that life is not forever and they still have things they want to do and obligations no longer matter to them. Ramona says she doesn’t know the man he is now
Oh dear GAWD. This is a two hour show? I can’t.
They all agree the reunions are horrible. Dorinda says her first reunion went better than expected. Ramona falling asleep during the reunion was epic. Apparently, Ramona was the first person to walk off of the reunion. Ramona says she walked off over some of Alex’s nude photos. Her daughter was in a very prestigious school and she thought her participation in the conversation would get her kicked out.
Ramona thinks New Yorkers are savvier than the rest of it. Andy admits that the promotion and branding was out of control. Bethenny blames herself. She talks about being poor and driving the Skinny Girl car. Bethenny cries and credits Andy for all that she has. It really was touching. I kind of needed to hear everything she is saying right now. Aw, Andy is like Bethenny’s gay best friend for real. It’s really hard not to like Bethenny.
The girls all impersonate each other. Carole regrets telling on Sonja for getting butt fucked by the pirate. Aviva regrets calling Sonja and Ramona white trash. Aviva got her first really bad bashing in social media for that. Ramona regrets attacking Bethenny on the Brooklyn Bridge saying she is a press monger with no friends and suggests that she will fuck up her relationship with Jason.
Okay the last half hour is Andy counting down his top ten moments. I’ll let y’all fill me in on that. I’m going back to bed.