The 10 Best Housewives Moments of 2014
Comedian (and Bravo super fan!) Amy Phillips looks back at the year's highs, lows, and leg throws.
#Bookgate, leg-throws, and the return of Camille, Taylor, and Adrienne!
Our Housewives delivered plenty of amazing moments over the last twelve months. But which ones stood out the most? Comedian, ace Housewives impersonator, and Bravo super fan Amy Phillips is here to break it all down. Below, she shares her ten favorite scenes from 2014, along with what made them so memorable. Plus: be sure to check out all her hilarious impersonations featured on the Watch What Happens Live YouTube Clubhouse, along with a compilation of her Greatest Hits below.
Now, without further ado, Amy shares her favorite moments from all the Housewives franchises this year.
Heather Kicks Shannon Out
I am proud to say that I’ve never been kicked out of anyone’s home. And up until this fateful day, Shannon Beador could say the same! Sadly, Shannon and I no longer have that in common. However, in a show of solidarity, should I ever have the honor of being banished from Heather Dubrow’s house, I would like it to go down exactly as it did for Shannon, complete with the dramatic and unforgettable line, "We're done, please leave." That delightful Dubrow diss is the new "Bye, Felicia."
Lisa and Brandi's Rift
It's still hard to believe that earlier this year such a huge rift started brewing between Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville. By the end of Season 4, that rift sparked an epic argument between the two at the Beverly Hilton Hotel party. One-on-one disputes among Housewives are the most compelling, and Brandi swung hard at Lisa trying to get answers. But Lisa's exhaustive sighs made it very clear that these two are on two different pages. My Christmas wish is for them to be BFFs again. I'm not one to pick sides, so I’ll just say I’m siding with Lisa’s closet, as I do in all things.
First Responders on RHONJ
I love a themed party—especially when things go awry. The RHONJ "First Responders" party was a classic Jersey brawl, bubbling up from the basement to the kitchen and spilling over to the outside. With a smidge of name-calling, a dash of hair-pulling and a meaty line from one of the twins—"I'm not yer dawg, Ambuh!"—this had all the "ingrediences" for a delicious, drama-filled evening. The cherry on top of this messy sundae was Jim Marchese behaving worse than any of the Housewives, while insulting their IQs.
#Bookgate Divides RHONY
#Bookgate turned Heather Thomson into a street talkin', foul-mouthed baller. She wasn't afraid to take on both Aviva Drescher and her husband in order to stand up for her BFF Carole Radziwill. Who knew the Hamptons could bring such a scandalously fun reaction out of "Holla Heather!" She's the most loyal gansta a girl can have!
Vicki Gunvalson Whoops It Up
There is little else that gives me as much joy as an enthusiastic, party-time Vicki Gunvalson. And if we can't see her screaming at Gretchen at an 80’s party, seeing her party in Mexico is the next best thing. Especially when she talks about her favorite bar in Puerto Vallarta, called Andales. I simply cannot get enough of Vicki whooping it up, getting on the "fun bus," and planning her bar-top dancing. This year, Shannon and David had the honor of being in the presence of fun-Vicki! Andales! Andales! Andales! Woo-Hoo!!
Kenya vs. Porsha
Kenya More and Porsha Williams' scuffle at the RHOA reunion was a real showstopper, literally. I’ve seen my share of Housewives hair pulling, but it's usually at charity events and doesn't get this bad! This reunion gave me PTRD (post-traumatic reunion disorder). If I see a scepter or a bullhorn ever again, it will be too soon!
Todd and DonJuan were fighting for the good of the Kandi Factory—and I'm all for that!
Kandi, Todd and DonJuan
Kandi Burruss' husband Todd Tucker has shown the patience of a saint when dealing with her mother, Joyce. So who would have thought he would square off with her manager DonJuan Clark? I love an unpredictable confrontation and DonJuan’s was fiery and surprising! It was reminiscent of Sheree’s infamous "Who gon' check me boo?" moment. Props to both men for coming to a resolution, (take note Housewives). Let's face it, they're both fighting for the good of the Kandi Factory and I'm all for that!
Kyle's Extravagant White Party
The first episode of RHOBH Season 5 began with Kyle Richards' extravagant White Party and it definitely delivered one of my favorite moments. A mini reunion with all our fave Housewives from the past, coming together and getting along, seemed almost too good to be true! Like pageant queens, they filed in one by one, first Camille Grammer, then Taylor Armstrong and lastly Adrienne Maloof. The moment screamed "We're getting the band back together!" The only changes in the ladies were the escorts on their arms. Also, not that I’m keeping track—I'm totally keeping track—but Kim was the last to arrive again, just sayin'. I am determined to tailgate in front of Kyle’s house for next year's White Party Who's with me?
Amber's Awkward Phone Call
I will be the first to admit that I have shed a tear thinking about Teresa Giudice going to prison and leaving her children for 15 months. I can't help but feel sad for my favorite Jersey Housewife, who has brought me so much viewing pleasure over the years. But Amber Marchese took tears to a whole new level when she called Tre sobbing and asking her if the plea deal rumors were true. This moment brought my tears to laughter. Thanks Amber!
Aviva Drescher's Leg Toss
Finally, here’s the kicker: Aviva Drescher's notorious leg throw. Not sure this is a "favorite" moment, as much as it is a "burned in my brain forever" moment. With the holidays coming up, I can't help but think of ways to perhaps work this incident into your celebrations! How about an Aviva leg lamp much like the one in the movie A Christmas Story? Maybe a tiny leg ornament for the Christmas tree? Or, for those of you celebrating Hanukkah, instead of spinning a dreidel, why not spin a fake leg?