Episode 2: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor counts down this week's top three moments.
Greetings, Jeff Lewis junkies and Flipping Out fanatics! In the spirit of Jeff's need to simplify, I'll be selecting the top three moments from each episode. And if you disagree with my choices, well... share your personal picks in the comments.
No. 3: Bee-mused
Jenni's tussle with a bee took the No. 3 spot, mostly because I am now mystified by Jenni's hair. Does she use some sort of super sticky product? Are her curls so tight that the bee really couldn't escape even after whipping her hair back and forth? (Maybe this is what Willow Smith really had in mind when she penned that song.) Jeff even had to pull over the car so Trace could swat it out of her luscious, Grecian locks.
And of course Jeff just laughed the whole time.
No. 2: Double Flip
This week we got the first full-fury flip out of the season. And it was a two-for-one affair. Jeff really laid into Zoila for being late. Never blame the traffic for tardiness at JLD or you'll end up having Jeff shouting, "This is LA. There's traffic everywhere!" I have to admit, kind of seemed like a valid point. At least in New York if you say you're late because a fight broke out on your subway train, no one bats an eye.
But then just when Sarah thinks she's safe from getting yelled at for once, Jeff tells her she needs to stop lying about being late as well. Definitely was not Sarah's episode.
Side Note: Is it weird that I just kept envisioning Teresa's epic double slap on Passions (look that up on YouTube if you haven't seen it).
No. 1: How to Get a Job at JLD
Unsurprisingly the intern hiring process at Jeff Lewis Design is not exactly HR friendly. First off there's the photo requirement so Jeff (and the rest of the staff) can make sure the person is cute. Or looks like a stripper. Is this just a common design intern criteria? Cast your mind back to the episode of Million Dollar Decorators where Jeffrey wanted to hire one of the waiters at a party as an intern because he was attractive. Design experience evidently always takes a back seat to being a hottie.
Don't be afraid to list seemingly unrelated talents/skills/family perks on your resume. That one intern managed to make up for her lateness (which as we know from moment No. 2 does not go over well with Jeff) by revealing she has access to unlimited free tequila thanks to her family business. I think if she had said she used to be a bartender and can make specialty margaritas and martinis, she would have sealed the deal.
And of course many interns later, no one is hired. Maybe they're holding out for someone who can get them free vodka?
The team is going to need the help though, since next week Jeff's client shortens his deadline from three months to one.