Sorry for the delay. I was up very late, slept through my dental appointment (by several hours) and it hot as hell again so I really am not thinking straight. But several asked about this recap, so I am going to try to muddle through it. I really think I have narcolepsy.
OMG it’s Shiri Appleby! AKA Rachel from Unreal! NOW I am excited! Andy says Unreal is dark even for him but he loves it. I am sure he is getting ideas.
We start with the Calzone scene. Carole says Jules screwed up the Calzone so she didn’t have to eat it. I really don’t care what Carole thinks.
We see the scene where Luann says she doesn’t want to have a cup of tea with Carole and she doesn’t care what she thinks. Carole says that she thought they had it all worked out at Bethenny’s fall party in the Hamptons that they were not ever going to be friends and it just keeps on coming up. Well Carole, I thought the understanding was that you and Luann were not going to be friends and that you would keep a civil distance. Instead, you became a mean girl demanding that she not film with you. Something you picked up from Bethenny’s treatment of Sonja.
We get a clip of Dorinda and Jules talking about how rude Carole was about her eating disorder. Carole says she just met Jules and she was open about her eating disorder so I was just trying to get to know her and having a normal conversation. I have never asked ANYONE that I know well or don’t know at all how much they weigh. Let alone doing it on camera and laughing about it with my friend the moment she steps away. Andy asks her if she thinks she was judgmental. She says no. She thinks Dorinda and Jules were rude for talking about her being “judgey.” Oh this one is from another planet. All she and Bethenny do is sit around and judge people.
Shiri says that her understanding is that as soon as The Bachelor/Bachelorette wraps the crew already has dibs on who they can sleep with. They are not allowed to sleep with the cast until filming ends. Wait. I misunderstood she says that right after they get kicked off or sometimes when they are still on the show crew guys hook up with the girls. Why does this not surprise me? Chris Harrelson hate Unreal, but I’m sure he watches every episode.
Shiri accuses the RHONY of being overly produced. Carole and Andy stammer around trying to defend it. I love Shiri.
We show a sneak peek of Luann storming out of a dinner because Ramona and Sonja are talking about their relationships with Tom. As Shiri mentioned, it is overly produced.
Carole is asked about mean girling Jules with Bethenny. Carole says “mean girls” is very 8th grade language so she doesn’t think of it that way. The words are specifically used because your behavior is very 8th grade, you dolt! Again with the whole, “Jules is open about her eating disorder” crap as if that is license to ask her how much she weighs and kiki about it while laughing with Bethenny. Carole says Jules has a lot of food issues and the show has a lot of dinners and it’s a very complicated thing for Carole to navigate. No, no it is not. It’s quite simple to be respectful and not make mean comments and gossip about her behind her back.
Shiri is asked what the craziest thing she has heard that goes on while filming The Bachelor. For those of you who don’t know, Unreal is a fictional show about a show like The Bachelor. The producers are all former crew and producers from The Bachelor. Shiri says they lock them in closets and pound them with alcohol and don’t let them have contact with anyone back home. She says they starve them from any connection to the outside world and make it so that you are solely focused on falling in love with the bachelor.
Carole tries to pretend she is not Bethenny’s puppet
Andy actually gave them men’s mazel briefs. The game was about guessing Shiri’s age. She was a bit dumbfounded by the entire experience. I don’t blame her. This sees normal to us because we are brainwashed by Andy. Don’t miss that oldie but goodie from 2012 I the link!
Almost all of the questions were for Shiri. She made the whole show. Carole was a snooze fest.
P.S. Sorry I am slacking today. My mind, or what is left of it is on other things. xo ~tt