Cast Blog: #FLIPPINGOUT

Workplace Etiquette

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Gage and the Gramercy Drama

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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

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

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

Workplace Etiquette

Episode 3: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor examines the HR nightmare that is Jeff Lewis Design.

Jeff Lewis Design is a difficult place to work for a number of reasons, one of the most notable being the inappropriate office conversation. Basically it's an HR nightmare, and I don't think anyone envies Jenni in her new role as HR director. The levels of workplace lunacy seemed to reach an all-time high this week, so let's take a look at some of the most egregious offenses.

Coming to a Mushroom Head

Is it just me, or has Jeff been cracking a lot of dick jokes this season (Exhibit A)? Perhaps it's a result of his synergy with Andrew, who seems to make it way too easy. Who can say? In any event, this week was no exception as we learned when Jeff tried to pick out some new cabinet pulls. It all starts innocently enough, with Andrew saying one of the pulls is only 1.222 inches thick. But he manages to inject the sheer suggestion of naughtiness into his tone, which Jeff of course picks up on, and after that the floodgates open wide.

Suddenly it became a penis joke free-for-all and we're talking about bigger tips, mushrooming out, and that everyone can agree that they prefer black ones. Poor, quiet Vanina (more on her shortly) is just there chuckling in the background while Gage looks on in horror as Jeff and Andrew one up each other. These two have clearly mastered the art of maintaining a double entendre conversation for an obscenely long amount of time.

Side Note: Part of me thinks Jeff does this just to bother Gage.

ICUP

Vanina seems so sweet and innocent, yet somehow she's ended up working for Jeff. And working for Jeff means your bathroom habits are scrutinized and publicly voiced to the entire staff.

This time around Jeff gets on Vanina's case about allegedly peeing on the seat in such a way that he has to wipe it down. Of course in front of everyone as if he had merely asked her to not CC him on an email or something. At least Vanina was able to muster a quiet, "You're such an ass," after her shaming. (Speaking of shaming, what happened to the smock of shame? Let's bring that one back.)

Luckily for Vanina, she can report to the new HR director, Ms. Jenni Pulos, to lodge a complaint. Somehow we then switch into a very Office-esque mode where Jenni very seriously writes up Jeff for his inappropriate work behavior. Jenni then calls in Jeff whose response is, "Well then you can clean her pee off the toilet seat." Oh the never-ending potty talk at JLD...
Fingered

Of course, OF COURSE Zoila injures her hand, and it happens to be her middle finger. Sometimes it's just too easy.

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Fishing for Trouble

Is there a line at JLD? Evidently the answer is yes. What was so foul that it actually made Jeff cringe? Behold: "Other times I’d rather slurp rancid tuna fish salad out of Nancy's ass."



Bleh! Just bleh! What an awful string of words. And not to mention poor Nancy! That was when things got truly awkward. Nancy seems like such a kind, no-nonsense sort of lady, so why bring her into this deeply disturbing visual? I guess when there is such a tragic casualty, it's just too much. Next week Jeff learns that Andrew may not have been completely honest with him about his past...
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Gage and the Gramercy Drama

Jenni weighs in on what went down while she's out on maternity leave.

I am MIA... You better watch the show anyway.

Jeff is on the phone with relative and realtor Carrie
Talking about photos and the open house realtor caravan.
For Sale: Gramercy is officially on the market.
Jeff says Gage hasn't talked to him for three days.
Not everyone is happy about moving.
Carrie does not think English Tudor is a hot sell description.
Jeff says mediterranean and let them be surprised when they get here.

His longtime clients the Shaws, Tommy and Jeanne, are moving to Nashville.
Jeanne wants Jeff to go to Nashville with her to find their new place.

At soon-to-be-sold Gramercy, Jeff likes to mix it up.
He is suggesting a two house purchase next.
Jeff would live in one and Gage and Zoila would live in the other.
Zolia says Gage might end up "in the refrigerator…in piece."
She makes it clear that two house idea would involve an ugly ending.

Megan says my absence is felt, and it is currently an HR epic fail.
I'm glad I'm missed.

Zoila "2014" is now hot, hot, hot.
Andrew gets $300 cash for Jeff's cussing.
He is employee of the week.
Megan is beyond disappointed that Jeff is taking Andrew to Nashville.
Zoila to Andrew: "You are kiss ass."

Jeff is putting Megan in charge of the office while he is away.
Megan finds Zoila "2014" a little intimidating.

Gage has painters working at Gramercy the day before the open house.
Jeff tells them to leave and smells not just paint but sabotage.
Gage and Gramercy will not be easily separated

Nashville: Jeff and Jeanne plus Andy.
Two days to find and buy the Shaws a new home.
Jeanne likes the remodel challenge of the first house they see.
Jeff thinks it is a waste of time.
"Everything with Jeanne is a fight."
Yiiikes… Andy is not the best driver.
Jeff says, "Andy needs learning experience."Gramercy now has Megan in charge.
Zoila responds "What a bitch…shut up…Barbie Bitch…I'm not a slave."
It's a beautiful day at Jeff Lewis' office.
Megan's focus is to get everything ready for the open house.
Jeff's to do list needs to be followed.
Zoila's reply "Barbie Bitch" directed towards Megan becomes a chant.

In Nashville the California boys encounter chiggers (trombiculidae) for the first time.
Jeff likes a house and Jeanne is not impressed.

Gramercy now has realtors walking through.
Carrie thinks almost 80.
Gage unwillingly begins to face the reality of moving.
Jeff calls Gramercy to see the results of the open house.
Jeanne does not like his attention divided.
She reminds him loudly who's paying and further instructs him.

A homeowner in curlers running away from the door.
Jeff knows he is not in LA.

Megan is finding being in charge involves moving trash cans.
Zoila says about Jeff's work list: "I don't know where I put it."

Vanina is cooperating.

Megan tells Zoila and Maria "there's a new sheriff in town."In Nashville the houses are getting larger
The property Overton Lea has Jeff at the gate.
"It's a cool house…I like it a lot."
Jeanne is impressed.
Two and a half million, and Jeff is now seeing improvements.
An entirely new kitchen is Jeff's first vision.
Jeanne is firm about the "no" to that, and she's clearly not a fan of new cabinets.

The Lipstick Lounge and dirty bingo become a night for the group to unwind.
The next day Jeanne decides to buy the estate Overton Lea
Jeff has won a battle -- she wants to redo the kitchen.
Encouraged, he is talking furniture and Jeanne is talking "off switch."Returning home inspired, Jeff is actively looking for a new house.
The Lyric property gets a thumbs up from Jeff.
It's under a million, so he doesn't have to ask Gage.
Not so secretly Gage hopes the deal does not happen.

To lighten the tension Jeff wants to know Zoila's latest telenovela.
Vanina translates: "The Lady and the Construction Worker."

Bonnie the realtor gives Jeff potential buyer updates for Gramercy.
Two interested parties have dropped out.
Jeff is having second thoughts about selling Gramercy.
If Jeff gets 3.2 million, he will sell.
He now hopes to be able to flip and still live at Gramercy.
Gage cannot stop smiling.

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