The Frankel File

Episode 8: Bravotv.com's Editor ponders living in a post-Plake world (and children's toilets).

Apr 9, 20120

Hey Bethenny fans. How you holding up? Are you as devastated as I am to be living in a post-Plake world (well almost, we still have her for a bit). Let's get to cap-ing, shall we?

Pittsburgh-town Julie Brown
We open with a doozy -- Julie has decided to head back and move towards marriage and building a life with her gent. I think we all saw shades of this coming over the website meeting breakdown, but it is crazy to think of Team Skinnygirl sans Julie. Who else would be willing to hold a silver bucket for Bethenny to pee in moments before her wedding? Even Jason looked shocked and appalled.

But there's a fleet of young gals ready to Coordinate the Chaos in her place. If Maggie and stop crying she'll be a great help. Jackie will step up to COC level. And if Jason wants, he can be the official SkinnyGuy. However, it remains to be seen if that's the right thing for them as a couple.

Tales of the Tail
I want to talk for a second about the signature ponytail. Bethenny looked like she was going to jump out of her skin while they were trying to do her tail. And I agree with her, the ponytail needs to be especailly smooth if you're going to mimic the one on the bottle. The only other option would be to just drink enough that you think you're ponytail looks exactly like the one on the bottle. . .

5 comments
Sarah C.
Sarah C.

BethennyI think that it is a GREAT idea for Jason to work with you! Your family obviously means the world to you and this is the best way to keep everyone together as much as possible.

I am sure that there are some feelings of resentment from Jason towards your success. I think men are just hardwired by God to be the "head of the household". That means they want to feel like they are protecting and providing for the family. This is an incredible opportunity for your relationship to grow in your support for one another.

Jason gets the chance, ESPECIALLY WITH JULIE LEAVING (YOUR EMOTIONAL CRUTCH) to step up and play hardball in the corporate world on your behalf instead of attacking the designers! And this will give you the opportunity to encourage him and really let him know when he has done something that couldn't have been done without him.

You have said several times on the show "this is not my money this is OUR money". It doesn't feel like his because he hasn't earned it. Let him earn it, let him be the ball buster as you take over the world TOGETHER.

I think that this will help relieve some of the tention.

Kaylee1130
Kaylee1130

These are warm sentiments that Bethenny should have shared regarding Julie instead of the cold callous ones she expressed.

Nina (Boston)
Nina (Boston)

I love this show so much TEAM B,,, she is REAL her staff is REAL and her life, husband are REAL.... Good luck to you and all you do B... Much love

Marge E.
Marge E.

Bethenny should seize this opportunity to up her game. These young, very young girls are fine for some of the work but she needs an older, wiser woman to help her run an empire....either that or Jason has to man up and be more hands on running things. Who else has such a vested interest? Bethenny has to be on her guard as to whom she can trust, as someone always has a game to run. They come out of the woodwork. This everyone sitting around having dinner together,etc. is ridiculous. It is not a family it is a job and business. She should separate the two and have an office outside of the house. She never has had any boundaries and Jason is trying to get her to establish some.

Viewer300
Viewer300

I'll have to miss next week with Jason whining again. He's a nice guy when he's getting his way but otherwise he seems very passive aggressive.