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Episode Four: Art Imitates Life

Andy's "Monumental Meltdown"

Jenni Battles Lewd Snowmen

Jenni: "Crab Meat is Flying!"

Zoila was Kidnapped by "Inappropriate Aliens"

Gage and the Gramercy Drama

Jenni: Alianna is a Miracle

Jenni Talks Mini Cat Doors, Giant Paint Cans

Jeff's In-House Telenovela

Mammary Madness at Jeff Lewis Design

Jenni Talks Rough Nipples and Roller-Skating

Jeff Lewis Reflects on Monkey

Jeff and the L Word

"I Did Not Lie to Jeff."

Gage Doesn't Trust Andrew

Gage and Zoila's Endless Teasing

Jenni: Dreams Do Come True

Zoila's Tear-Filled Therapy Session

Jeff's New Boyfriend

Twist! Jeff Forgives Andrew - Ep 5

Jeff's Cockpit and Andy's Lying

Inspector Jeffrey

Andy, Andy, Andy

There is a Time and a Place

Workplace Etiquette

Jeff Lewis, Wedding Planner

Who's the Bitch?

My Wedding Heaven Meets Jeff's Cash Calculations

The Vagina Monologues

Get Your Kicks on Route Season 6


Grammercy Gardens

Rapping Up Season 5

Truck Gas

Jeff Wants to be a Paint Star

Hey, You Never Know...

Queen of the House

We Talk to the Animals

Hanky Panky and Stinky Pink

Lupe, Lupe, Lupe!

Not Getting the Whole Big Apple

Episode Four: Art Imitates Life

Scotty Brown blogs on the drama with Chris Cotazzo.

Here's an example of art imitating life: After Chris Cortazzo's show aired, he and I entered into a deal together. I have been working with a client to purchase a home for 6.5 million dollars. I showed Chris' property to them several times and everything was going great. Then I get a phone call from Chris.

"Scotty, an agent called today to see the house with a client that sounds similar to yours. Can you call me back before I call him back?"

My head started spinning. I called my client. It turns out that he has an investor that wants to see the property with his own agent! Well, my old behavior comes back to me, I want to start threatening everyone. But that doesn't work for me anymore, so I went back to my mantra: "Breathe In Faith, Breathe Out Fear!!"

I called Chris and tried to nip it in the bud. In the real estate world you don't want too many cooks in the kitchen. We spent this huge amount of time going back and forth with who, what, where and when. Total drama!!

I finally got the word that it had worked out. We put together an offer on the place, and started moving forward so that my client could purchase the home. And then out popped the other agent representing the investor...and it is still going around and round -- all over again.

I just had to trust God and present the offer and stay out of the results. I figured I could take my own advice that acceptance is the key to all my problems. Or I could totally ...I don't know ... freak out?

Acceptance sounds better, so now I wait. I'll keep you posted.

Oh! My Sweet Southern Socialite Deal? The one from the show? They've had a change of heart!!

Unfortunately the Wilsons are getting a divorce and now need to sell their home. The whole thing is so sad. We have to respect them both and do what is ever necessary to help.

The market has softened a bit and they are very motivated, so whoever buys this property will be getting an incredible deal!! Becky & Jay want to move on with their lives. She is looking forward to getting a new home. Change is good after a divorce, you know? One door closes and another opens -- it just sucks being in the hallway.
I have been in contact with a lot of people from Chicago who I haven't seen in years. I come from the streets of Chicago, and those are my roots. It's important to me to stay in touch with that. I know I am not "Ivy League" or anything but who I am. I am off the cuff, I am a wheeler dealer man!! I am having fun with it.

One thing I learned early on is street smarts are better than book smart. I would like to hire a college graduate, though. They have good work ethic, and would be pretty helpful around here. I'm they guy who's always out on the streets. I oversee the big picture. I'm the Dream Maker.

Well, thanks again for watching the show, and for sending all of your wonderful emails. I'm very grateful. I have been getting so many great responses from everyone who has been watching the show. It's cool that they've saying one of my lines back to me: "Breathe In Faith, Breathe Out Fear" They tell me that they've made it their mantra now. And I keep hearing things like "Scotty you're the man!!" Having fans like this is the ultimate compliment!!

Until next time,

Your man,

the man of the people,

Downtown Scotty Brown

Jenni Battles Lewd Snowmen

Jenni dishes on her HR struggles during the office's attempt at a "new day."


Jeff's therapist Doctor Donna explains it all to me and Jeff.
We need to be professional.
Jeff explains it to the office at Gramercy.
Following the doctor's instruction, I ask everyone to do a little homework.
When they are at home, they write down what respect means.
Adding how they feel they have been disrespected at the office.
Jeff is not happy with the business time waste.
I am visibly unhappy with the behavior that causes it.
Zoila weighs in on respect, which she thinks is at zero all round.
Design Dad AKA Jeff wants a "new day'" starting tomorrow.
Andy clearly still wants to play "old day."
Jeff finds something obscene to stir the pot before the "new day."
Human Resources not amused.

New clients George and Monica Eads are down to the studs.
The budget has gone way up for their renovation in the Hollywood Hills.
Monica has to tell her husband George.
Never a fun moment to tell your significant other about shipping purchases or a renovation budget increase.

In Playa Del Rey client Judy's beach house is for sale.
She is moving to Palm Desert.
Jeff makes it clear he wants to buy her incredible beach house.

Gramercy is dealing with Andrew's construction crushes.
Plus we are questioning his shirtless employee screen-savers.
Personal and professional boundaries have to be established ASAP.
Andy and the word or concept of boundary are in no way connected.
Cast as the enforcer by default causes my popularity to take a holiday.
Jeff needs to support me, and frankly he would rather be the leader of the bad boys.
Just call me Buzz Kill. "New Day" at Gramercy begins with an early office meeting and truth encounter.
Jeff is surprised at the amount of employee complaints.

Monica is taken to meet with Joseph the owner of Living Square.
Jeff hopes he can entertain her with some renovation details.
Megan cannot believe that every plumbing fixture can be provocatively described.

Andy and Megan visit the Eads' work site to supervise David the contractor and his crew. "Cracking the whip" is a term Andy prefers to use.
Andrew volunteers that "Megan will give you special favors" for speedy completion. Megan is embarrassed and asks contractor David to ignore Andy.
She is questioning the "New Day" concept when dealing with Andy's "old day" behavior.
At Gramercy Andrew's boundary free conduct is discussed with Jeff.
How are things ever going to change heading in the current direction?
Jeff keeps boundaries blurry with his own crossover fun.
Gramercy is the setting for Zoila and Gage's war zone.
When she calls him "a bitch" in "New Day" Jeff and I  have to step in: "Jenni we're stopping all this crap."Judy in Playa Del Rey has strong opinions and gives Jeff as good as she gets.
I love it.
Jeff wants her beach house, so he thinks he's on good behavior.
And he sweetly asks for a "special price."
Jeff thinks she is steps ahead of his games, because she's a therapist.
And he casually asks her to define his issues.
She without hesitation says he is "needy with low self-esteem."
I don't think these are the answers he was expecting.
She says we are both "passive aggressive."
I quickly admit to being needy with low self-esteem.
Are these the ties that bind us?

Jeff and Megan do another walk through at the Eads renovation with David. Measurements are not adding up, and Jeff is stressing.

Gage blows the whistle on Andy's office iPad photo saying, "He's a weird dude."
Snowmen with a lewd human close encounter...and carrots are involved.
Clients don't need that nasty revelation imbedded accidentally by Andy into a work file. Andy is told to remove it -- the snowmen three-way has to go.
He refuses and is clearly upset thinking we are all overreacting.
Jeff is having some very unpleasant employee realizations.