BH Producers

Dave Rupel explains his favorite moments of the episode, and how many bikes it took to cover it.

Dec 10, 20100

Welcome back RHBH fans. Thanks again for all the questions and comments—good and bad. (Karentc: I appreciate your honesty of almost being over the BH wives. Would love to hear your reasons why.)

On to this week's show, which is more slice of life, and has the ladies leading their own lives. Each story is very unique and each one presented its own production problems.

Taylor's story: We were always excited by the idea of Taylor learning some kickboxing moves with Adrienne's trainer. Love seeing Adrienne be powerful, and we are all pretty shocked at how quickly Taylor caught on. That said, shooting in Adrienne's gym (or dojo, as they call it – a Japanese term) is a pain in the butt. There are mirrors everywhere, and this training session is two people constantly in motion, and you're never sure where they are going to turn. Still, the crew loved shooting in the dojo. It's fun, and active, and totally different than shooting $1,000 pairs of shoes!

As you watch Taylor's story unfold, you will see how important it is to her. This was a big turning point for Taylor in our season. Early on, she had trouble relaxing on camera. Taylor was bright and vivacious during the casting process, and this was not the first time I've seen someone freeze up when cameras started to roll. But I think by the time this story came around, she had relaxed a bit—not to mention, this story is very personal for her. When she broke down, both giving her speech, and in interview— I know it was really tough for her to be that vulnerable on-camera—but that also makes her so much more likable to the audience.

21 comments
Adelie
Adelie

God, I feel like I suhold be takin notes! Great work

Razzie Fizzie
Razzie Fizzie

Could you please discuss in your next blog when the ladies do the side solo interviews or "confessionals" ... I'm not sure what you would call them in your business, but when the women talk to alone to the camera to sort of sum up what happened ...

is it done right then after each episode is taped for the week ...

is it done after quite a few episodes are taped ...

or is it done right before the episode airs?

Many of us who watch together each week have been wondering this for awhile.

Thank you for answering this one for us if you would please.

CNM
CNM

The first thing i wondered when i saw the episode was how in the hel did you pull it off . i m glad i got to see how you tape the bike a thon. you should do those type blog (insider point of view) for every show.

heather321
heather321

when do the women do their personal interviews with the camera?

Jane Anne
Jane Anne

Love your blog! Keep giving us the inside info because it helps me understand the real housewives from your very honest point of view.

Hmmmm
Hmmmm

Wonder if you will dare to post this/answer this . . .

So saw someone noted that Kim & Kyle's outfits in the "before" the blind date facial scene and the "after" blind date lunch are exactly the same. So a little rearrangement by the editors or is this so called reality not so real and scripted like many people seem to suspect?

JenDaveMax
JenDaveMax

This blog is awesome! I'm so glad you are posting to give us an inside look .. it also amazes me how much goes into a 1 hour show - seems so simple from our end sitting on the couch - we don't realize how difficult it is to pull all of this off! Thanks again for the inside look!

CZ
CZ

Dave, I find myself waiting for your blog to come out each week. You have me hooked! Love your writing and insight. Thank you

blue15je
blue15je

Thanks for posting a blog! This is the first of the housewives show I watched. It should be called the UNREAL Housewives of Beverly Hills. I am just blown away with how these people live. Anyone who pays 50,000 for a 4 year old party or considers themselves "green" because they fly commericial is NOT real. You need to cast a 'REAL Housewives" show.

synapse
synapse

That was the smallest, cleanest DMV I've ever seen. But come on. Tell the truth. That guy who tried his lines on Lisa . . . the only open chair near her just happens to be filled by an aging wreck from Central Casting?!

Alessandra
Alessandra

BH Producers- So glad you have a blog! It's so fun to hear it from your perspective and hear how things work behind-the-scenes! Great job and keep up the hard work! I'm such a big fan of the show!!!

pretty woman
pretty woman

I love all the housewives, I love the blogs from the producers more! It was cool of you all to actually let us see what happens behind the scenes of our favorite reality shows. Hopefully Bravo will do a full hour of behind the scenes footage of the crew and what you have to go through to shoot the housewives. I would definitely watch!

jenstinnett
jenstinnett

I love reading your blog, it's a great insight into the makings of this show and when you're upfront about the production and staged aspects of the episodes, it makes the other parts seem more realistic. I've started reading the blogs first before watching the episodes. Knowing the back-stories and the womens' views before watching makes it a little more interesting!

kathymacp
kathymacp

Just love you blogging. It is so enlightening. I have always liked the behind the scene thing but this is special. You know just exactly what I want to hear about. Thanks for that and I'll say again,,,best housewives show going. I quickly got into each and everyone of them.

Becca B
Becca B

I love reading your blogs but even more I loved seeing the behind the scene pictures. I think you should post more photos in your future blogs. It paints a great picture to see the crew hard at work and to see their efforts not go unnoticed.

NYC Dominique
NYC Dominique

Wow, thanks for sharing the photos! Just ingenius how this was filmed, and so fun to watch. Love this show!

Kelli Ash
Kelli Ash

I absolutely love your blogs the most. They are very honest as well as informative. Sometimes, we as viewers, need a few extra pieces of the puzzle that make up a show. Thank you for providing them!!!! As far as Camille is concerned, I personally cannot wrap my head around her because she makes it so difficult to relate to her or feel sorry for her. I just don't think she meshes well with the rest of the group!! The members of your crew are to be commended for their fabulous job well done!!

BIGGGG Fan
BIGGGG Fan

I LOVE your blog. The insight you provide takes the RHWs experience to a new level. Thank you.

slsmith66
slsmith66

I have to give kudos to the RHOBH's as this is my favorite of all the housewives! The editing is great and so is the filming! I loved seeing the hassles of a California DMV office and watching a total stranger show up to Kim's house (single Gary). Good job and keep it up!

Jenn T
Jenn T

I was wondering how you guys filmed a 69-mile bike race. I love all the behind-the-scenes info.