Garden Statements

Episode 19: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor thinks the Giudices need to open their own Italian language school.

on Sep 17, 20120

No. 2 - Whorin' Again to Born Again?

Kim D. may have coined my favorite new phrase when she postulated that Melissa's signature "Praise Jesus" may be a result of her alleged time at Angelo's gentleman's club -- "Whorin' again to born again." Only in Jersey.

In any event, Kim D. was pumping Angelo for more info on Melissa, and Teresa got up and fled the scene mid-makeup. And who could blame her? That guy was a little too creepy, and I think he made everyone (other than Kim D. evidently) very uncomfortable. He could have been reciting poetry and it would still probably make you want to exit the room. I don't know about you, but this definitely made me miss the days of Chateau.

Side Note: Why were they drinking champagne with ice?

72 comments
JerseyShoreSoclWkr
JerseyShoreSoclWkr

I have watched faithfully since the beginning, but won't return if Teresa the drama queen and her baggage-filled husband are back next season.  Enough is enough, it's like watching a horrible train wreck in slow motion every week.  Cannot imagine the issues of people who are her "fans", this is like high school that just never ends.  It's not even entertainment anymore, its just watching the mean, crazy but somehow still popular girl get away with murder pounding away at everyone else, and letting everyone believe that she's the victim.  Done. 

lschaff
lschaff

Where is Jacqueline"s Blog?

Chicagojwned
Chicagojwned

Finally, a blog that makes sense! How refreshing this is, opposed to the back stabbing,name calling, accusation wielding all the others ones do to "one -up' each other... thank you! 

JMRN
JMRN

I loved watching the Giudice girls with the Italian lessons. Miliania just kills me. In MY opinion, Teresa WAS indeed shocked...what transpires next week from the other ladies ONCE again attacking Teresa is simply too much. How much is one person supposed to take? Why can't Melissa just own up to dancing, or whatever the hell she did...people would think more of her if she could EVER be honest.

MrsMilcher
MrsMilcher

Not that I ever had... Melissa may have been wearing a bikini while bartending at Lookers but all the dancers wore bikinis. If the place serves alcohol in the state of NJ they have to! Topless or nude and there is no alcohol. Nonetheless this is her business she should have realized that it would come back to bit her in the butt!

bev313
bev313

I think this was a set up! Kim G had something to do with all of this.  She was mad that she was kicked out of the Gorga's house and hates Teresa.  There is nothing she would love more than to watch them look like fools on TV.  Last year when Jaq skipped the reunion where was she?  Crying on Kim G's couch!!!!!!!!!!!   But Caroline is ok with that???  I think Teresa didn't have a clue what was going on and by the way.... I am no way a Teresa fan!!! When it looks like B.S. it is!

 

Kim D would just do anything to be on air!

laylalove510
laylalove510

Theresa is clearly the center of the other cast members lives. All they do when they are together is talk about Theresa. I do not understand how Richie and the Manzo kids get away with talking so bad about Theresa... Yet anything Theresa says or does is put under a microscope and talked about every single conversation that is had by the other cast mates. I truly think that the Manzos need to get kicked off the show. Carolina acts like her kids are the best kids in America.... Can someone please tell me what, if anything, they have accomplished? Caroline has her nose up in the air like she is a know it all.... But what gives her the authority to do so? She has done nothing in her life to make her the "all knowing" advice Queen. Also, the Wakiles add NOTHING to the show... I am surprised they have been on for 2 seasons. Andy--- please only bring Theresa back next season. The show seriously needs to move on to a new story line other than everyone ganging up on Theresa.

mountainclimber
mountainclimber

If Melissa was just a bartender like she says, then why, when Angelo approached her and said "HI", couldn't she just say hi back and introduce him as a guy she worked with when she was tending bar in college?  Why get freaked out? And considering she is now dancing on stage in skimpy outfits in a provocative way, why would dancng in a club when she was ten years younger and single bother her anyway?  Just don't understand what all the fuss is about.

Sandy3family
Sandy3family

Well what about Richies comments about Kathie  during her Meeting? He went too far but now he is claiming bad editing! Guess if they edit bad for one they have to know we believe Teresa can be edited bad also

KinVirginia
KinVirginia

I'm sure Teresa will be the last to post her blog.  Gotta get the last word in with her crazy "I was set-up."

rukidding
rukidding

I fell asleep during the show.  I am getting really bored with Caroline, her puppet Jacqueline, whining cousins, "I need some salt peter Gorga" and his "I am perfect wife".  While the Gorgas actually entertain me at times, I cringed when Caroline shows up.  Teresa is not without sin but.......give the girl a break.  I think I have officially joined Team Teresa!

kelly_nicole
kelly_nicole

I can't wait for the finale! Teresa's expression was so stupid when Angelo was talking to Melissa - she's playing like she had nothing to do with Kim D and that weirdo but anyone who watches knows better.  Kim D couldn't get enough! Teresa, stop pretending like you actually care about your sister-in-law; you only care about yourself!!!

mu_doc
mu_doc

If you pay attention i believe Melissa's face said it all. clearly she knew who that man was when he introduced himself, but she pretended like she didn't. what's even funnier is that she doesn't remember him, and pretends she's never worked for him but her husband and sister are defending "there's nothing wrong with being a stripper/dancer" on twitter as the show is airing. bottom line is her past came out and instead of owning up to it she makes it seem like Teresa's trying to make her look bad. What's so bad is that she accuses Teresa of being the one to messed it all up once they were all good again but if that make up was truly sincere on her part she would've given Teresa the BENEFIT of DOUBT, at least that night. Instead she caused a big scene. I honestly don't believe Teresa tried to make Melissa look bad. 

ssammy
ssammy

Bravo...PLEASE...I am taping the show and fast forwarding through the Manzo's, Wlakies and most of the Gorgo's and Lauritos.  Enough of selling products It feels like one big infomercial.. I am trying to hang on until the Reunion but after that I will not watch next season since I'm only watching about 1/2 of the show as it is.  New cast please except for the Guidices.  You need more fun on the show enough of the hatred...

KathyW
KathyW

Were we watching the same show?  I thought the italian lessons were ridiculous, especially since Teresa has said on more than one occasion that her and her husband both speak fluent Italian but they need a book to find the italian word for sandwich.  Although I don't speak italian, I'm pretty sure the translation for classroom is not classaroomo as Teresa once again failed at trying to sound intelligent.

Liza4Teresa
Liza4Teresa

Teresa was so set up. They all knew about it including Lauren and Caroline. I believe Teresa was set up by Melissa and Jac. They both knew it. Teresa's face showed the truth. I feel like crying for this poor woman. I feel so bad for her that I can't type.

 

YsoooNV
YsoooNV

@viewer99 love her also...she's a firecracker!

ktiff08
ktiff08

I completely agree. I'm not interested in the Manzo kids. This show has become a continuous ad show. Its one thing to have your kids in a couple of episodes, but this seems to be an overwhelming aspect of this show. I don't care about blk water or Lauren and Caroline always hanging out. I dont enjoy listening to someone talking about how the college dorm looks like prison. I don't like that the show has the husbands on all the time talking about sex.

debharrington
debharrington

 @pjbeaudry they just continue to prove that the show is all about Teresa and they are secondary.

Oofa
Oofa

 @pjbeaudry I agree it is childish behaviour and it was uncalled for.

 

JMRN
JMRN

@pjbeaudry Yes, I did! They just can't stop, can they? That family has said more hateful things than any family on TV about another person (Teresa), and yet they are never held accountable. Deplorable behavior from Mama Manzo's grown adults. Just disgusting.

KinVirginia
KinVirginia

I wouldn't remember someone from that many years ago if they weren't family or a close friend.  I believe Melissa's reaction to recognizing him but not being able to place him.

JMRN
JMRN

@Sandy3family Thank you for pointing that out. I was enranged when he blamed that on editing and then proceeded to get pissed when people commented on it on twitter.

disgrazia_4
disgrazia_4

 @KinVirginia Order is as follows: Kathy, Sept 17th; Teresa, 2hrs ago, the 18th; Red Queen, 16 mins ago, the 18th.

simeon
simeon

 @rukidding

 I was never a Teresa fan either, until last year's reunion show and this season. Watching Don Caro and this hateful bunch gang up on her ... and her ability to continue to financially support her family ... have really changed my opinion of her, AND of the other women. Especially Caroline, whom I liked in seasons 1 and 2. I wouldn't call myself a Teresa fan, I just know right from wrong, and Caroline has been dead wrong all along.

Christiann52
Christiann52

 @kelly_nicole

 And you know for a fact that she was in on it...I don't think so.  And I hope that after this past year Teresa stays as far away from her scheming, lying, fake SIL as she can!

ElaineDiS
ElaineDiS

 @mu_doc No, but Melissa DID try to make TERESA look bad. It was a setup, alright, but Teresa was the one being set up...

JMRN
JMRN

@KathyW You obvioulsy know very little of the Italian language, as there are many different dialects. My father ALWAYS told us that growing up when he spoke Italian. Being a bit removed from it than my Grandmother who was born and raised in Italy, his Italian was a dialect of their region. Your comment is ridiculous.

Trishapf
Trishapf

For every language there are different dialects according to the region at which the person comes from. In Italy alone there are countless regional dialects just as Spanish, French and yes, English. If you have the oppurtunity to travel across America you will find different English dialects used within our own country as well. The language of the world regardless of dialects should all speak of one thing...compassion, love and forgiveness.  

angela.deverger
angela.deverger

 @KathyW

 Good grief.  You speak American not even the Queen's English. Get a clue.  OMG.  Try and pas TOEFL. You would probably fail miseribly. OKAY????????

realitalianhw
realitalianhw

 @KathyW

They probably actually speak "fluent" dialects.  Italy has many different dialects.  Most of my family and Italian speaking friends have been in the States so long that we start to "italianize" many "American" words.  I say "sanwhicho" for sandwich.  We even say "chikini" for chicken and the real word is galina (or something like that).  We don't realize we're doing that when we're speaking but we do realize that we wouldn't attempt to teach someone that.  I can watch the Spanish channel and understand more because the Spanish is more similar to my dialect then I can watching the Italian channel. 

bev313
bev313

I agree!!!!  I think Kim G. is involved in this.

debharrington
debharrington

 @beanie53@stl Teresa has absolutely nothing to gain and integrity to lose in setting up Melissa. Kim D is the trouble maker and Teresa was the fall guy.

LaydeeDiana
LaydeeDiana

@CalleyCreed9 I do! Tre is not that good of an actress.

bev313
bev313

You wouldn't remember who you worked for???  He wasn't a customer from what I hear.  He either worked with her or was an owner.

ElaineDiS
ElaineDiS

 @KinVirginia No, he wasn't family or a close friend, he was her BOSS. You don't remember your bosses?

JerseyShoreSoclWkr
JerseyShoreSoclWkr

 @simeon  @rukidding

 Caroline dead wrong all along?  How do you figure?  She's just honest - Teresa is a whole heap of trouble, and Caroline calls it as she sees it.  She may not always know all the behind-the-scenes stuff, but doesn't need to.  Teresa, her husband and the whole Guidice clan need to hop back under their rock.  Trouble with a capital T.  Teresa needs long term counseling, the husband needs AA, and the kids MAY turn out without severe personality issues.  Maybe. 

Diniva
Diniva

 @simeon  @rukidding I completely agree with you Simeon, well said!!  especially your last sentence about knowing right from wrong and Caroline being dead wrong all along.

ElaineDiS
ElaineDiS

 @davis46@amaonline.com  @kelly_nicole It wasn't around the corner; it was downstairs. Anyone who's been in that salon would know from the wall decorations. More "editing" from Bravo, or just your assumption?

KathyW
KathyW

 @JMRN  @KathyW

 I did not claim to know anything about the italian language, just as I stated in my post.  But I still can't wrap my head around her needing a book or to call her mother to ask how to say something when she claims to speak fluent italian.  Would one not want to teach the children dialect.

KathyW
KathyW

 @angela.deverger Good Grief!!!!  Where in my comment did I claim to speak the Queen's English, so you my dear are the one who needs to GET A CLUE!!!  And I don't even know what TOEFL is, unlike your hero Teresa who claims to speak fluent Italian, OKAY!!!  Before you try to verbally attack someone for having an opinion (which is exactly what this forum is for) you really should learn to spell, Pas is spelled with two s's and this how to correctly spell MISERABLY.  So at least I can pass simple spelling!!!!

 

KinVirginia
KinVirginia

Not all of them.  And I wouldn't recognize anyone from high school or most from college.  So what?

ElaineDiS
ElaineDiS

 @KathyW  @JMRN But that's the point - she didn't want to teach them her street dialect (which is second generation, too, which dilutes it even more - pastas fazool, anyone?), that's why she was looking for the CORRECT Italian term for sandwich.

MomaJackie
MomaJackie

I learned to speak Louisiana (Cajun) French from my grandparents and parents. If I ask, "What did you buy at the mall?"  "Mall" would be said in English and all other words said in French.  I am told this is because some things did not exist (interstate highways, computers, cell phones, even air-conditioning, etc. or my grandparents were not familiar with) when my grandparents learned their French, i.e., the English form of the word is used.  Some people do make fun of  me and argue if I truly spoke French I would know the word for mall.

debharrington
debharrington

 @beanie53@stl I wouldn't want my daughters to work in one either. I hope that doesn't make me a terrible person, but that's how I feel.