Cast Blog: #FLIPPINGOUT

The Vagina Monologues

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

Get Your Kicks on Route Season 6

Survivor

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

An English Cottage on Acid

The Vagina Monologues

Episode 1: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor ponders Zoila's wallpaper and celebrates the return of Deb.

It's been far too long since we've heard from the Flipping Out crew. And while there have been some staff changes, never fear -- Jeff's anxiety remains high and there is still way too much talk about people's bathroom habits. I'll be here to walk you through every inappropriate, comical, or just plain cringe-worthy moment that occurs. (And hopefully many of these moments involve Monkey.)

Welcome to Season 6! It's a great day at Jeff Lewis' office...

Deb Returns!

Really nothing made me happier about tonight's premiere than hearing the dulcet tones of Deb's husky voice. When Jenni asked Jeff if she should answer the phone as Deb, my face lit up and I thought, "It's been far too long since I've heard someone raunchily spell out a word." And while Deb was not at her most vulgar with the man from Jenni's engagement party venue, she was still a delight. Deb truly is the only one who "gets sh-- done."



Also, I hope Edgar was duly excited about the prospect of partying with Deb.The Vagina Monologues

Call me crazy, but did anyone else find it ridiculously cute that Zoila kept referring to vaginas as 'ginas? I could have listened to her say that for hours. That and her calling Jeff a pervert.

Perhaps I jumped the gun on this one, let me back track: Jeff (of course) gives Zoila a hard time when she selects a, well, slightly suggestive wall paper choice. Much use of the word vagina ensues. No one can let it go and let Zoila have her 'gina wallpaper in peace, and unfortunately there seems to be no penis wallpaper that Jeff can find to replace it for her.

Side note: Monkey cameo at the beginning!
Meet Andrew

He scares easily, smokes, and apple cider vinegar makes him vomit.

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Something tells me a great deal of this season will just involve Jeff pranking Andrew. And by something I mean Jeff: "I would say Jeff Lewis Design is a fraternity. There’s a certain amount of hazing that goes on here."A House Divided

I think the biggest takeaway from tonight's episode was this -- house renovations are hard on a couple. And when the couple is Jeff Lewis and Gage, well, that's compounded maybe 100 times.

There was clearly some tension over the house due to the budget and making decisions etc. And given that Jeff is trying to design his personal dream home, one can only imagine the attention to every single detail is on another level that no mere mortal can fathom. (The man is putting in a power generator lest a power outage cause his vodka to become warm!)

So when Jeff saw that sprinkler spraying the side of the house, you knew it was trouble. We then witnessed the first big fight between Jeff and Gage, and it was not pretty. Thus I can't decide whether Jeff's idea to abandon Gramercy and just buy Spring Oak is inspired or insane. On the one hand if they just take Spring Oak, they're done. They can move in and finish Gramercy on their own timeline and relax. On the other hand so much blood, sweat, and tears went into Gramercy already, is it madness to stop now? Who can say?

Jenni Getting Married?

Yes! The assistant/rapper has finally found the man of her dreams! (And he just so happens to be a doctor -- bonus!)

Dr. Jonathan Nassos totally won me over with his speech to Jenni. And while I expected her to cry, am I mistaken, or did Jeff Lewis also shed a tear? Wait, what?! Wow. You know something was moving when it makes Jeff Lewis misty.
Next week Jeff and Jenni take Chicago to plan the wedding. But don't worry, Jeff still finds something to flip out about.
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Jenni Battles Lewd Snowmen

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

IT'S A NEW DAY OR IS IT?

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.