Cast Blog: #FLIPPINGOUT

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: "Crab Meat is Flying!"

Jenni dishes on the Lewis family food fight and the session with Dr. Donna.

THERE'S A NEW JENNI IN TOWN

At Gramercy Jeff is having naughty night nurse fantasies...
…about who is at my house, which he is happily sharing with the office.
The present state of my private parts is a cheery office topic.
No, no, and NO!
I am serving notice -- there is a new Jenni in town.
The out of control office antics have given a stern face to HR.

Jeff's paint line is flying off the shelves
Will more workers be needed at Jeff Lewis Design?

Lisa and Gary's Calabasas landscaping is a multiple choice challenge.
People need to agree.
Lisa wants us out, but we have plants to place, then plants to move, see the vision, and place somewhere else.
It's all about being specific.
Phase 2, which Lisa said would never happen…
Never say never.
We love you, Lisa!

Jeff doesn't stop encouraging Zoila to twerk at Gramercy. 
He also comments on my current size, shape, and choice of outfit.
Jeffrey is expanding into the area of fashion consultant.
I love my belt, Jeffrey.Chaz Dean's remodel at La Mirada needs to be cold.
The budget for this job is frozen.
Mark the contractor however is feeling the heat.

Andrew is put in charge of applying the "get it done now" pressure.
At La Mirada he finds the contractor MIA and the workers MIA.
Andy hopes this challenge will reveal his managerial skill set.

Jeff wants to take over the decisions regarding Lisa's landscaping.
This Calabasas job needs to be done ASAP.
Vanina's "I bought 'em for her" Double Ds are shared with Lisa.
My HR self is now in full fail zone.

Gramercy is keeping new hire Katrina busy with the paint line.
The work load is huge and she needs help.
Gage likes the good stress of it all.

Scott, Jeff's attorney, plans a big dinner for Jeff's dad's birthday.
He has been Tom's attorney for 30 years.
Jeff thinks a booze cruise around the harbor sounds like a plan.
Newport Beach are you ready for us?
A small problem due to someone's lack of nautical skills…
The boats have escaped!
Jeff blames his lack of censor on his family's standard of behavior.
Two boats and a food fight are their way to party hearty.
Crab meat is flying!
Yes, that is me (now a momma) throwing food and having fun misbehaving.
Even the HR "buzzkill" needs an outlet.
There goes my Mom off camera running to church to light some large candles.
Praying for me that maturity is better late than never.
Andy is now instructed by Jeff to be contractor Mark's worst nightmare.
"I'll crack your balls" is Andy's idea of in charge speak.

Gramercy welcomes new intern Romy to help Katrina.
Hope she is a survivor in Jeff Lewis Design's world of cray cray.
Gage thinks the toilet rules may be a cause for no return.

Mark's young son is visiting the La Mirada job site.
Will he need therapy after watching Andy in full managerial mode? 

Jeff and I interview potential remodel clients in Westwood.
Nikki and Robbie are both dentists and reluctantly agree when Jeff talks price.
The hard, cold, cash, remodel facts can be a dream buster.
Jeff is just the messenger, and it's not always fun. 

Andy is trying to break the new intern.
He wants her gone.
I read Jeff a list with the requirements for successful leaders.
The harsh reality is adult behavior will now be required.

On the La Mirada job site my limits are tested.
You do what you have to do.
Hand washing and dedication are the name of the game.Jeff thinks Andy's babysitting Mark has done the trick and things are moving.
Romy our newbie quit -- she lasted one day.
Everyone does not think it's a beautiful day at Jeff Lewis' office.
Honestly, HR is seriously concerned about the current office atmosphere.

Chaz does a check it out walk through at La Mirada.
Andy gets applause, Jeff is thrilled.

Gramercy is group focused ordering Jeff's undies online.
Jeff thinks his old ones will be a fun face mask for Megan.
She loudly disagrees while ripping them off -- I write Jeff up.
Jeff is informed that his idea of joking is abusive by Dr. Donna his therapist.
We need her help to get the office behavior in sync with sanity.
Dr. Donna tells Jeff he is the leader and needs to set an example.
She tells me to be comfortable stating, "Get out!"
I can do this, Deb to the rescue.
There's a new Jenni at Jeff Lewis Design.
New rules, new day.
NEXT WEEK ON FLIPPING OUT
Zoila reads her list of complaints: "Please don't call me fat piggy."
Andrew needs to remove the porno he's sharing from his iPad.
Oh no they didn't.
To make it a beautiful day at Jeff Lewis' office is going to take some serious work.

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