Cast Blog: #SHAHS

In My Book

Sammy discusses his work ethic, GG's lack of work, and the rest of the cast.

Bravotv.com: We’ve obviously seen Mohammed’s parties before. Have you been to one of his shindigs before?
Sammy: Mohammed's parties are like a young boy going to his bar mitzvah and the Playboy mansion all in one.

He had DJ Cascade spinning at one of his last parties and it was going till around 5 am. I remember taking Mike with me and from the second he walked thru the gate and see a 80 million dollar home in front of him he was just wowed as i am sure all 1000-plus guest were. With all the music going on, people tugging on him, and all the madness surrounding him,  the first second he saw me Mohammad said "How did it go today with the new project you started and is their anything I can help you with?" That's huge in my book.

Bravotv.com: Speaking of playboys -- you have a reputation for being a bit of one yourself, are you any closer to settling down at this point?
Sammy: I don't think I'm a playboy at all. I just have a huge hunger for life and women. Men are supposed to be into women and adore them, and that's what I do. Something happened in America after the '50s. Men stopped being rough and tough like Steve McQueen, Sean Connery, and Frank Sinatra. Now its a bunch of 17 and 18 year old punks that people look up to.

Bravotv.com: What do you think of GG’s knife-wielding? And of her inability to get off of her parents dime?
Sammy: It's very weird for me to see anyone live off someone else. My first job was when I was 12 years old at my uncle's bed shop in the summer time, then parking cars as a valet at 16 in high school, and I have never been without work. I love working and supporting me and my family.

About GG's knives, I think it's all due to a lack of attention. She loves to shock people with her crazy ways -- but she has a heart of gold.

Bravotv.com: How nervous were you to tour the house with Mohammad? What were you most stressed about?
Sammy: I'm always stressed around Mohammad because he is a huge perfectionist. It's his attention to detail that has gotten him to where he is today, and I wish one day I become just as good as him. I really couldn't sleep because I was so worried about doing a good job for him, but it's that stress that gets me going.

Bravotv.com: What did you end up giving MJ for her birthday? Did she manage to hang on to it?
Sammy: I gave MJ diamond studs for her b-day, and, yes, party girl managed to hang on to them -- but only because they were bolted on to her ear.Bravotv.com: What did you think of MJ and Reza's colonic?
Sammy: When MJ and Reza got a colonic I thought it was gross -- but I couldn't stop laughing.

Bravotv.com: Talk to us about Asa’s music? Do you rock out to it?
Sammy: I totally rock out to Asa's music and to Asa herself, she rocks. We have been friends for over 20 years and never had a fight or even an argument, and that soulfulness comes out in her music.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of GG's party for her parent's anniversary? What did you think of MJ showing up late?
Sammy: I think GG's parent's anniversary was very sweet due to the fact you barley see people married for 40 years.

MJ showing up late was typical MJ. The funniest part was when she tried busting some bulls--t and blaming her three-and-a-half hour tardiness on her work. I have never seen a real estate broker work on a Saturday night.

Bravotv.com: What can you tell us about the rest of the season? Is there loads more drama to come?
Sammy: The rest of the season will be hilarious. We are by far the best show on TV for a reason. Good luck finding a bunch of friends like us any place else. There will be plenty of drama to come.

Recap: The Inconclusive Freezer Aisle

Ep 8: Wondering who's the ping pong champion of the world and how to store your recently deceased dog? Look no further!

What do you get when you mix a frozen dog, a ping pong champion, and a polygraph test? Oh, just another episode of the Shahs of Sunset. Last night’s episode proved to be one for the books. Before we get to MJ’s freezer and GG’s polygraph outfit, let’s quickly recap what happened in our hour of power.

With Reza’s wedding coming up, Reza, MJ, and Asa are all going on a “detox.” I’d say the word “diet,” but the Priestess doesn’t like that word, so we’ll stick to the friendlier D-word. While on the subject of weddings, Jessica is turning into quite the bridezilla showing up at Mike’s office with their wedding planner…you know, just trying to plan the whole wedding during business hours.

We also saw Asifa’s dad give her sound relationship advice. He told her, “don’t be like Madonna.” I wish he would have clarified 1984 Like a Virgin Madonna or 2015 Rebel Heart Madonna. If he meant the latter, I agree…sort of.

As Asifa was getting advice from her Persian Dad, Reza paid Dr. Downs a visit to sort out some relationship issues he’s been having with Adam. We found out that not only are they having issues in the bedroom, but sweet Adam has a porny side with a bad habit of not clearing his browser history. I hope Reza and Adam figure out their issues, because their wedding clock is ticking and there is only room for two in the bed, not the world wide web.

On the friendship front, Reza and Mike had a sit down to try to hash out their differences. Mike is hurt because Reza didn’t tell him the Turkish secret, and Reza found out that Jessica thinks he’s evil. Needless to say, the sit down wasn’t a success. A text message conversation could have gone smoother. Their bromance has been lacking the “bro” part for quite some time.

Now, I’d now like to take a moment of silence for our favorite four-legged Mexican, Pablo. I was heart broken to find out that he had passed. That dog was a mascot for the Shahs. As viewers, we’ve experience many great moments with our furry friend from being pushed around town in a stroller to getting his anal glands expressed to wearing bow ties.

Hopefully MJ will bounce back quickly because I know that Pablo’s soul will live on forever. But I’m not sure GG’s eyes will ever recover from seeing Pablo wrapped up like E.T. fresh out of the Persian freezer aisle, aka MJ’s kitchen freezer.

My big question: Was Pablo stuffed between the frozen broccoli and the Häagen-Dazs or did she clear out the freezer before making a doggie morgue?

As if GG didn’t have enough stress seeing the deceased Mexican E.T., she had to go through a lie detector test given by Orville Redenbacher’s doppelganger. After a line of questioning, the test came back inconclusive, and Orville wouldn’t budge. He basically told GG, Game Over. I wonder if GG’s outfit had anything to do with it? You’d think having her hair in braids, she’d be a shoe in for a good test score, but that didn’t seem to be the case. Hopefully next week she’ll get better results when an examiner with a real computer tests her. 

Before I go, I MUST take a minute to give tribute to the one and only Ping Pong champion of the world, Vida. Put some backspin on it, Ms. Ping Pong Champ! 

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Nadine Rajabi is a television producer, writer, and stand-up comedian from Los Angeles. Most importantly she's Bravo’s in-house Persian.