Nadine Rajabi

Nadine tells you about "knowing a guy," diamond water, and the high holidays.

on Jan 20, 20130

On to Great Neck! I love how Reza rented a Range Rover in New York. Who does that? Persians! The Farsi Four are all in the car roaming the streets of NYC, while MJ tries to navigate. Putting a Persian in charge of directions is a BAD idea because directions don’t exist in our world. Case in point -- remember when MJ tried to put together her Ikea desk a few episodes ago? We’re so headstrong that we always think we know best no matter what situation we’re in. Hell, I’m sure Mike (being the backseat driver that he is) is thinking his middle name is Range Rover.

It’s cultural. Almost as cultural as Asa wanting to go to Harlem to get African head wraps so she can be prepared, should she ever run to be the President of Tanzania.

Anyway, after being lost, Reza drops the gang off to have some alone time with his pops. They have lunch and Reza asks a lot of questions about his Grandmother and the big family rumor of why Reza’s grandpa left his grandma. Reza has a "Come to Mohammad" where he understands why his Grandma is the way she is. Baby steps! I love a self-aware Reza. But not SO self aware that he realizes his armpit fetish is spectacularly weird and eccentric.

Fast forward to the seder. The Farsi Four arrive at Reza’s family’s house and are greeted with open arms. As soon as Reza is done with his hellos, he goes to greet his grandma. Reza’s grandma says she’s been waiting for him. WOAH! What a HUGE change from last season. Last season she was in the corner alone eating by herself like the troll under the bridge in “Three Billy Goats Gruff.” What redemption for Reza! And what a surprise for us! Almost as surprising as learning that they call his grandma “Iran Khanoom,” which means “Lady Iran” in Farsi. Whodda thunk this little ol' lady was a pageant queen in her day?!? IF beauty pageants existed in Iran, I imagine that the swimsuit round would be replaced by most beautiful burka and rather than an interview round they’d judge contestants based on who could keep their mouth shut the longest. That’d be enough pressure to make anyone cranky for a lifetime.

11 comments
AbbyFarrow
AbbyFarrow

Nadine you are fabulous! I will continue to read your blogs with  kleenex close by to wipe the tears from my eyes as I laugh hysterically! And every point is valid about the charactors on Shahs. If GG came at you with a knife would you knock her on her butt physically or with your highly intellectual verbal assaut? She'd need a dictionary to understand what you said and then cry about how you disrespected her! That's the only owrd she uses to justify her behavior and actions!!!! Keep on writing so we can keep on being lighthearted fans.

Beevee
Beevee

Nadine, you are hilarious and spot on!

shysharon
shysharon

Great blog, I laughed and laughed! At least Lily's date got his answer about why was Lily still single! She's the worst date in the world!

 

PS I just tweeted Andy and asked him to have you as his guest on WWHL! I hope yo see and hear you on his show!

danieliza
danieliza

NADINE-

Your blogs are so much fun to read!!!  Thank you!  Your "tongue in cheek" descriptions are "spot on"; Why on earth aren't you on the show?

ndubu656
ndubu656

This episode had me wiping tears of joy and laughter from my eyes.  Asa's diamond water shtick was FABULOUS!  But even better was Lilly's date.  OMG, and she thinks she has class, wow, how rude was that !  I loved Hadi's response with the cell phone. 

 

Sweet!

tamarazoo
tamarazoo

I nearly pee'd my pant laughing at Asa and her chakra's... and the 3rd eye energy routine was hilarious.   What a gimmick..  I guess she needs some schtick... since she's not very interesting without it.   Her music, her art, her chakra.. all juvenile.

 

Lily.. what can I say.  She can't even ACT like a Diva.  Nothing Genuine about her.  Nothing classy about her.  I'd rather watch GG get PO'd than watch Lily diss everyone.

 

Great Neck was great.    Glad Reza made peace with his grandma.

Even Mike's family was interesting..

mrscomics
mrscomics

Loved last night's episode!  So many heartfelt, genuine moments - it was tearfully fabulous! The only annoying segment was Lily's blind date. Paging Patti Stanger and "Millionaire Matchmaker" STAT!!  For such an accomplished  professional - Lilly has: a)wasted a decade of her life on a man who has yet to put a ring on her finger  b)Endlessly talking about her ex on a blind date was a drag.  Wonder if she is self sabotaging or just delibrately hiding under the hair extensions/lashes/ couture and cloak of an "ex"?    Patti could set her straight in one episode.  The rest was truly fab TV.   

sonirupie
sonirupie

Really enjoyed this!! Read to my husband, it was very entertaining!!  We were in stitches with the way you describe "Chakra" like an LA highway, we didn't know whether to laugh or just drop our jaws, Diamond water, that's something. Also, after seeing teaser of next week's preview it looks like s....t is going to hit the fan!! Seriously though how many Olive Branches can GG extend Asa. In my opinion, if Asa is all about positive energy, karma....and what not maybe she should try to see pass the pool party incident.  I don't ever condone violence, but 2 wrongs don't make a right.Just saying. Afterall, toasting to big noses isn't exactly an ice breaker. Hope to see more of GG. Keep writing and for sure I'll keep reading

wallydawn
wallydawn

I love you....I cannot stop laughing :-)

chapis2201
chapis2201

i agree with you so so cute Grandma Papa and Reza !!!! it was delicious to watch

mac5
mac5

@lisa2 Its what I hate most about these shows. Nobodys in a hot minute always hawking crap for a big payday and I do mean crap!