From the Ham Game to her biting wit, the RHONJ star made her mark over 5 seasons.

on Oct 16, 2013 - The Dish

Caroline Manzo has proven to be one of the boldest Housewives stars in years—not many have been able to match her biting wit or scathing put downs. She's also showed her softer side: who can forget the touching moment when she struggled with empty nest syndrome? So with the news of her departure from Real Housewives of New Jersey, we're taking a look back at some of her memorable scenes. "Whirlwind of stupid," anyone?

Number 10: The Ham Game
In Season 1, we were introduced to the rowdy Manzo brood. In fact, some of the best Manzo Moments from throughout the years have come from the interactions with her husband Al and their three children, especially when her kids started horsing around with pork products.

Number 9: Caroline Calls Danielle a Clown
Caroline's confrontation with Danielle Staub at the reunion was heartbreaking—"What you did was disgraceful," Caroline said through tears—but their sit-down at the Brownstone was also epic. The ladies agreed to meet to discuss Ashlee's transgression (she pulled out some of Danielle's weave). While Caroline recognized that her niece shouldn't have done that, she did provide us with this magical moment: "You're a clown."

Danielle tried to retort with metaphor, telling Caroline, "You say this, sitting there with red hair?" But she wasn't as nasty as Caroline, who fired back with the very literal barb, "When I called you garbage, I meant that you were garbage."