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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Zoila was Kidnapped by "Inappropriate Aliens"

Jenni discusses her return to the HR nightmare that Jeff's office had become.

I'M MISSED, I'M A MOMMY, I'M COMING BACK AND CALLED...MOM

At Gramercy Jeff says "Jenni can scan" when no one else can.
I guess I'm missed.
Megan forgets Chaz's file.
"Think I'd rather have that pregnant girl back." 
Jeff and Megan's car conversation
Makes me believe.
I guess I'm missed.

Chaz's La Mirada remodel has a tight, no-nonsense budget.
Termites and water damage add to the challenge.

Andy gets some tough love with a reminder…
Do not double park your car in the street with the keys inside.

Citrus, Jeff's rental property, is a lesson for Megan in Jeff Lewis Property Management.
I bet she does not think it involves hands-on trash can super skills.
"If we're at a job site and something needs to be done, Jenni and I just get our hands dirty and we do it."
I guess I'm missed.
I have major dumpster skills, so smelly trash cans are no biggie. Megan thinks being an assistant is a little bit of a step backwards for her.
As Jeff's assistant I have had to happily go backward and forward.

Remodeling Jeff's client Kelly's house cost more than expected.
Jeff takes Kelly shopping at Living Spaces for great finds at a reasonable price.

I return to Gramercy with baby pictures for a cocktail hour to celebrate Megan's birthday. Andy makes sure it is Rated X, and as HR I throw my hands in the air.
Zoila gives herself a suggestive chest rub and has concern about "goes boom."
Zoila has been kidnapped by the inappropriate aliens.

Kelly's renovation is complete and the team places furniture and accessories.
Jeff"s long friendship with Kelly gives this job added importance.
After her birthday night date, Megan is hung over and horizontal on the job.

Kelly moved into her boyfriend's home which has been remodeled and redecorated.
Now it is their home and they are beyond thrilled.
Another win for Jeff Lewis Design!

Jeff and being late do not mix.
Megan has a packed freeway highlighting her scheduling error.
At La Mirada they are not happy about the half hour delay.
Chaz's business manager, Nuria, is not a Jeff fan and keeps a tight fist on the numbers. Megan is having trouble filling in for me -- she calls it "daunting."
Jeff is on Megan error overload.The office can be an oversized playpen.
Computerized insults and a vocabulary list of computer speak that would be hot fun if you're ten are hurled.

Jeff's budget for La Mirada will have Chaz's business manager in explode mode.
Great FYI: clear communication with your contractor is a must.
Change orders are cash cows, so clarity is king.

Megan is doing her best balancing the work and mommy "hood."
She has not one but two at home.
Three full time jobs.
Jeff tells Megan, "No texting your nanny…it's constant."

Jeff and I have a Japanese lunch.
Jeff wants me back ASAP.
He missed me, he really missed me.
I told him the office atmosphere is over the edge.
Back on track has to be the writing on this office wall.
My Jeff Lewis Design Cleanse is now over, and I am officially back to work.
To make my position clear Buzz Kill 101 is what I want on my t-shirt.

With client Chaz we are talking toilets.
Massaging someone for a deal is all in a day's work.
When the numbers are great, I give hugs.

Jeff says I am a prank suppressor and calls me "mom."
What boss thinks putting a small snake in Andy's shirt is a plan?
Andy nearly falls in the pool and as HR I am at a total loss.
What alternate universe have I returned to?

Nuria, Chaz's business manager, and Jeff have a numbers smack-down.
Jeff does not like to be beaten up over money.
"I like his old business manager better" is Jeff's exit line.NEXT WEEK ON FLIPPING OUT
Things are totally out of control.
What to do?
Dr. Donna to the rescue!

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