Speaking of doctors and lawyers, in this episode we also learn that Persian Barbie, Lilly, used to practice law! However, she’s not practicing right now because she didn’t feel you could have sex appeal in the courtroom. So she started a "swimgerie" line. It’s a cross between swimwear and lingerie, or as I like to call it: waterproof underwear. I’m glad she’s decided to go into a more highbrow profession. Her Iranian parents must be proud. She’s a business owner! But Lilly said it herself; at least she has law to fall back on. . .or her boobs to fall forward on. Too much?
We finally meet MJ’s dad as she dyes his hair blue on her Persian rug. First of all, do you know how expensive those rugs are? Let’s just say if it could fly, it would. MJ should really consider relocating her beauty shop from the rug to the kitchen. Second, where did MJ buy her Dad’s hair dye? The 99 Cent Store? Because he looked like the Persian Papa Smurf with hairy ears, minus the red tights. No joke.
Once I got passed the blue hair, I was able to finally focus on her Dad; and I LOVE him. I feel really bad for him because I bet Vida used to walk all over him like MJ’s Persian rug.
Later in the episode MJ goes to therapy to talk about her Mommy issues. I can’t help but feel bad for her sometimes. Anyone who had to deal with a mom like Vida deserves a hug. But I’ll say this…MJ needs to move farther than a quarter-mile away from her mom. It’s time to cut the umbilical cord, even if it’s gold. Being Persian, I know it’ll be tough for a Persian girl to be far away from her mom, but maybe Vida’s European vacation will be good for everyone, except for her bird.