Here's the thing. My Dad was just a very special man.
And when people come up to me and give their condolences so generously, they often say, "I know it's weird, because I feel like I knew your Dad even though I just saw him on TV." And I say, "then you did know him," because the wonderful thing about the Bravo show is that they really captured my Dad exactly the way he was -- funny and smart and sarcastic and sweet and gentle and naughty and nice all in one.
So I hope you really enjoyed tonight's episode and please know that my family wants you to watch and enjoy and remember all the great funny stuff about my dad because we feel really privileged to have this record of his last few weeks, where he was really himself and sharp and having fun.
I asked my Mom if it was difficult for her to watch the show, and she said in her inimitable way, "Oh for Christ's sake, no Kathleen. I love watching it, because I get to see Johnny again." Okay, deep breath everybody...