Cast Blog: #KATHYGRIFFIN

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Tom And Kathy, Sittin' In A Tree?

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Public Domain

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Demolition Day

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Kathy Does The Garden

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Mrs. Kathy Goes to Washington

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Sewing with the Stars

What Happens in Wasilla, Stays in Wasilla

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Once

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Law & Disorder

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Kathy Comes To T-town!

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New Years In Times Square

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Coming Soon!

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Here We Go Again

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D-list Do's And Dont's

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Kathy Closure

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Celebrity Dating Tips

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Tom's European Vacation

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London Bridges

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Take A Dating Diet

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Looking Up After Lockdown

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Porn And Prison

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D-list Hot Spots In Los Angeles

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Q&A With Jessica

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Q&A With Tiffany

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Q&A With Tom

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Q&A With Kathy

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That Face To Face Connection

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In Tom's Hands

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The Windy City

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Home Swearing Network

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Remembering Dad

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Sexy In The City

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I'm Not A Lesbian...

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Kathy's Amazing Fans

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D-list Dating Ex Anxiety

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Jessica: Up Close And Personal

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Michigan Or Bust

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Oh, Sweet Charity

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D-list Dating Disasters

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How I Got The Tour Manager Job: Revealed

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A Very Special Blossom

Tom And Kathy, Sittin' In A Tree?

Tom shares the real reason he is single.

It's fun being on the road with Kathy. It's like hanging out with my buddies when I was fourteen or fifteen years old. She is comedy, and I am a huge fan of comedy. Our relationship is is probably more like brother-sister. I would say brother-brother, but I guess that'd be a little weird cause she's a lady.

Before I even met Kathy, I loved comedy. Kathy and I willl sit and talk about music and old comedy together. I love that given that I'm a certain age, I can appreciate some of the things that she talks about. Jessica and Tiffany are a little young and don't know who certain people are, like Don Rickels. Kathy and I can trade Don Rickels fodder back and forth.


Could I ever see myself with Kathy? Well, I just want to see myself with anybody -- at some point. Kathy and I together would be funny. She would probably put up with me for about a week. And I wouldn't have a job anymore, and I'd probably get a lot of hate mail from her. No -- she's not that type. She wouldn't give me hate mail. But, I won't have a job anymore -- I know that much.

Well I have dated a few people, but I need to get my life together first. I haven't dated in a long time because, like Kathy, I have high standards. The difference between Kathy and I is that I have high standards,  but the girl has to have a low standards, whereas Kathy kind of works both ways. If a guy has high standards, he'll be happy with Kathy. I'm kind of looking for the impossibility though.


I have been hurt with relationships in the past. I think anybody who reaches a certain maturity or age, and you're doing it right, you'll at least open yourself up to that. And nine times out of ten, you're going to get stepped on. So yeah, I've been hurt, but it's actually good because it makes me appreciate what I'm really look for.

My last serious relationship was probably about six years ago, and that lasted about three years. The reason it ended was, probably like most relationships, I wasn't ready to get more serious, and actually she wasn't either, but she kept telling me she was. Now I look back, and it's a good thing that that ended...or there would be divorce papers now.


I used to get lonely, but now I think I've just gotten so old that it doesn't really matter anymore. I mean when I was younger I got lonely, but now I kind of enjoy the fact that I'm single because I see people. I see people get in relationships or marriages that shouldn't have, and I'm kind of glad because, like I said, I dodged a bullet on a few things. And thank God I did because I would be one of those unhappy people in a bad relationship right now. Until the right girl comes along, I'm just going to enjoy myself just being free right now. I'm certainly not anti-relationship. I just know now that I shouldn't run off just because somebody looks hot. I shouldn't just run off and try to pretend that there's a relationship there when there isn't.

Demolition Day

Executive Producer Danny Salles explains how he and his fellow producers reacted to Kathy's unplanned renovation.

Since the second episode aired, many of my friends have asked me, “Was that real when Kathy tore her house apart without having a plan? It’s just so hard to believe. Did you make it up for the show?” I know. It’s hard to imagine someone tearing out her floors and kitchen cabinets without having a rock solid plan – but that’s exactly what happened. 

One of my most vivid memories from producing the show was arriving at Kathy’s house the morning after she told us that she had decided to move on from working with designer, Kenny.  It was 9 a.m., and I was finishing up my coffee as I walked up Kathy’s long driveway. I started hearing noise coming from the house as I approached. The booming sound grew louder and louder. I entered the front door to find eight workers with sledgehammers and crowbars cracking the floors and counters. Dust was everywhere. The producer in me panicked – We’ve got to start shooting this now! And the homeowner inside me was screaming, "WTF!" There’s no plan. Needless to say I got cameras up and rolling in minutes. 

My next call was to Lisa, my fellow executive producer. My voice was faltering.  “Eh, Lisa….It seems that Kathy has started demolition.” “When will they get started?” she asked. “Oh, no.  It’s already started. The fireplace in the kitchen is gone.” “Are you…?” “Yes, we’re rolling cameras.” In reality TV, you’ve got to be ready to move on a dime, because, well, that’s the reality part.

I found Kathy in her bedroom happily planning out her day, blithely ignoring the boom, boom, boom of destruction in the kitchen. She was acting like nothing was happening. But she must have seen the shocked expression on my face because she added, “Oh yeah, that.” “Yes, that.” She started laughing. “I told you I move fast.” She explained that since she only had enough money to rent another house for a certain timeframe, she figured she would just get rid of what she wanted gone and plan it out as she went. In the meantime, her friend and decorating enthusiast, Lara Spencer (also known to many as the host of The Insider) would help her out with the creative ideas and with finding workers. Between Lara and Team Griffin, Kathy was confident it would go well. 

Having had work done to my own house, I was privately predicting disaster. Who's ever heard of a renovation going well under the best of circumstances? As a reality producer, I know that disasters often make for great episodes, so figured this could lead to some good comedy. You might think I had a moral dilemma. Nah. The comedy comes first. 

Leave it to Kathy to be the first person in history to have a successful remodel. Lara came though and Kathy’s crazy “improv-a-renovation” actually worked. Her house is gorgeous!  I may not have gotten the home disaster episode I dreamed of, but Kathy got gay man’s Palm Springs bachelor pad she dreamed of. And that’s what counts.