Hello my little sopranos! I hope you passed your drivers test and saved room for chicken salad, because we have a lot to discuss. Let’s start at the pre-prom party.
We start with Kim prepping Kimberly for the prom. Kim's very nervous because she didn't have a prom, so Kimberly's has to be perfect. She wants to make sure there's enough nuts in Kimberly's chicken salad. Truly, this was one of the sweetest moments we've had on Beverly Hills. There's poor Kim just wanting Kimberly to stay and hang out and drink some lemonade, while Kimberly, like any teenager in the free world, can't get out of the house fast enough. After she high-tails it out of there with her strapping beau, Kim's left looking out the window watching them jet off into the night. Aww. Call your mother. She probably did the same thing when you left for the prom. Tell her you're sorry you didn't eat more chicken salad. Make her a chicken salad and call her. I got so misty over Kim and that damn chicken salad. Maybe it's just me.
In other Richards daughters are growing up so fast news, Kyle's daughter Alexia is brushing up for her driver's test. Kyle is understandably very nervous, probably because she has PTSD from having a bee attack her in a convertible once. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, besides texting and driving, there's another great affliction affecting at least scores of teenagers on the road -- random bee attacks. Close your soft tops and avoid driving with open containers of honey.
Alexia manages to nail the parallel parking practice. . .which is good because she’s practicing in a Porsche.
If you try to fill in the parts that have been edited out the party makes more sense. I've been to Christmas parties where someone starts to play the piano, then everyone start singing, then one of the hosts has to tell everyone to "shush" for someone to sing their special song. The difference is, we've done the same thing for so many years that every one knows what to expect. Frankly, I'm never surprised when someone asks me to quit singing. Never!
I just can't seem to fill in the blanks on Yolanda sweeping everyone out the door. How late was it? How long had they been there? Didn't she take a nap?
Honestly I did not feel it was good etiquette to silence any guest from singing, etc unless the rules were spelled out that this was a "concert" and asking everyone to politely refrain from talking, singing etc. PRIOR to beginning. As a viewer, I was very, very uncomfortable watching Mr Foster silence his guests and I can only imagine how they felt. It did not make for a warm, pleasant get together. If the purpose of a party is to entertain and make people feel welcome then why bother?
adam.koenigsberg Professional musicians who have a good ear for tone typically cannot bear to hear the "noise" that comes from people singing who have neither good pitch nor good tone. I don't think he planned to ask them to be quiet that way, but the bad sounds coming from Taylor, Kyle, et al. must have been barely tolerable.