Forget about throwing tables, the verbal jousting that the girls are exchanging has gone to new heights. We see Bethenny and LuAnn go at it once again and this time Bethenny true to her word is saying nothing behind LuAnn’s back. Seems like the entire episode LuAnn is on the defensive not only from Bethenny but Ramona and Alex as well. I guess you can say that where there’s smoke there’s fire and LuAnn is taking so many body blows that she’s down for the COUNT.
Ramona arrives to the fashion show with Avery and I must say it takes my breath away to see how grown up and beautiful Avery has become over these past three years. My little girl has turned into a young lady.
Not one to be left out, Kelly confronts Ramona about not being invited to our small Labor Day lunch. At the time we did not know how Bethenny and Kelly would react to each other so we played it safe since it was such a small gathering and did not invite Kelly. As it turns out I think we would have been better off inviting Kelly instead of LuAnn and Jill who were no shows.
Ramona meets with Bethenny for drinks and I just love how Ramona always messes up those phrases that she likes to use. Who else would refer to Jill wanting to get the dirt from her by saying like “white rice” instead of “white on rice."
For me the best part of the episode is the dinner party that Jill hosted at Saks. Here we see 30 girls for a sit down dinner and fashion show and who crashes an all girls event but Simon. Boy did he have me fooled. I thought he was turning into a guy’s guy and then he shows up at an all girls event again? Hey Simon, Saks has a great men’s department with all the latest fashions. Why does this not interest you? Oh well, you know what they say about not being able to teach an old dog new tricks.
Alex confronts Jill and LuAnn and lets them know that she is getting annoyed with their behavior. Join the club Alex.
Kelly is clearly upset by Ramona’s comments about her breasts but hey if you’re going to bear it all in Playboy you need to take the good and the bad. People are going to talk about you and your body. If you wanted to keep it private, than don’t pose naked in Playboy. For the record I do not think that "most women think it would be an honor to show their breasts in Playboy." You are right Kelly, you are not from the same planet as Ramona.
The best however is Jill’s dress that she wore for the event. She commented it made her look like an alien. That may be true but I have my on take on the dress.
Here are my five top reasons why I loved Jill’s dress:
#5 It reminded me of the tin man from The Wizard of Oz
#4 The dress looked like the foil blankets runners receive after the New York Marathon to keep them warm.
#3 The dress was ecologically friendly as it must have been made of recycled aluminum.
#2 The dress was very versatile. On a sunny day you could use it to fry an egg or as a reflector to work on you tan.
And the #1 reason. I had no idea that R.J. Reynolds was now a designer house.
Wow, Mario. Seriously rude. Another joke at LuAnn's expense? You are not making yourself look so good, buddy.
I truly enjoyed reading your blog. I think your observations of each blow up in this weeks episode was spot on. And your top Five list was great.
Dear, dear Mario, If you couldn't see how inappropriate your wife's words and actions were in tonight's episode, you are experiencing a terrible disconnect from reality and totally unaware of common decorum!
just wanted to point out to you that you meant bare all rather than bear all. small thing, but I was sure you wanted to be clear since you were so careful to point out when your own wife made a small error.
I really enjoyed your blog and your daughter did look so beautiful and grown up. I think I saw disappointment in your lovely daughter's eyes when Ramona put her in a cab to go home alone while she went off with Kelly to Perez Hilton's party. Did you think this was the right thing for your wife to do? Avery seemed very surprised and it would have been nice if Ramona had taken her out after her first fashion show.
You are right on, but I do love that Simon loves Alex and will go to any lenghts to be with her. You are a riot!!
Mario, Mario, You too very funny, ha ha ha ha. Men must have different view than women, Yet it makes lighter the show. You said it, so.
Mario, Mario, you're not nice at all, you and Romona make quite a pair. Glad your daughter turns out nicely, a head and shoulder above you two.
You are a trip.This is the housewive's show not the househusband's show. You are getting too involved and you know Ramona is crazy, look at how she was zoned out at the Sak's party. Stop being rude, apologize to Luann because she overheard you, and hang out with Bobbie. He is so sexy with that pleasing personality! LOL......You should play it cool next taping and leave the women alone. Ramona can't fight her own way out of it and if she is reprimanded than so be it, sometimes she needs it!
It'd be nice, and respectful, if you could refer to the "girls" as "women". It's so demeaning, especially since they're already showing their juvenile sides all by themselves. Maybe referring to them as women will remind them to act like grown-ups and not act like children should you all do another season. Maybe it's the producers asking for more drama, but I enjoyed it alot more when you the RHNYC were out doing fun and interesting things together instead of just seeing who could out-mouth one another. If I want to see verbal massacres I can watch the other housewives' shows. Yours was the only one that was halfway interesting. Bummer. but yes -- don't think referring to 40-yr old women as "girls" is a compliment or old fashioned. It's rude.
Love your Top 10 list. You would have thought somebody would have told Jill she looks rediculous. But thats what happens when you don't have real friends around you.. Mario I think your a hoot. Love it when your around. I also love yours and Ramona's relationship. Hope your on some more. Fan of yours.
Mario, that dress was an Alexander McQueen. If you didn't know, he committed suicide a few weeks ago. Please, show some respect.
Ding! Ding! Ding! Give the man a prize! I couldn't agree with you more, Mario. Keep up your blogging...I love it!
Mario, I think you are hilarious and on target, especially concerning Jill. I love Ramona this season, she is trying so hard to be a respectful woman. Now, I have to go tell her too. Love ya both.
You are one of the best House Husbands. You and Simon have a very good blog every week. I always look forward in hearing both of your perspectives.
I hope to hear from you next week.
Keep defending your wife. Don't let your guard down.
HAAA!! HAA! u r so hilarious Mario. You, Ramona and Bethennt are my favourite people to watch...u guys r soo honest but soo much fun...stay awesome
Your top 5 list is hilarious. You're so right that Ramona's questions to Kelly were pertinent if Kelly's going to put it all out there in Playboy. Avery is just a beautiful, well-raised girl and you obviously know how proud you should be about that.
Oh Mario, You are always a good laugh! The reason why Jill has nothing to say at your zingers, because she is laughing inside because she knows you are right! You tell it like it is and it is nice to get a man's perspective on the issues/drama and fashions of women.
Would love to see an argument between you and Ramona, but hopefully the two of you don't sling at each other the way you do to the public.
Who knows what is up with Simon, I know I would not want my husband there all the time when I am with the girls, sometimes you just have to kick back and have fun with friends!
You are funny Mario. I may not agree with your antics but this blog had me dying laughing especially about Simon. Please apologize to LuAnn, you don't kick a dog while it's down.
you can't talk about anyone how they dress you need to check your self and your wife need to apologize to kelly if kelly want to do playboy that's her business. and this show is the housewives not the househusband.
People need to seriously lighten up... from the Countess of Monte Nothing to posters here - good Lord, learn to take a joke!! And Mario, this woman doesn't think it offensive to be referred to as a girl - just the same as when we say "boys will be boys" when we joke about our husbands. Keep the funny coming!
I will admit sometimes I find your behavior obnoxious, but I do love your sense of humor. I totally LOL's at "down for the count". Good one!
Great post Mario!!!! Love your 'top 5' regarding Jill's stupid dress. I see why Jill, LuAnn, & Kelly are friends - they all are trying to be the popular girl - they need to grow up!!!
Mario, nice to see that you ignored all of the mean and catty things Ramona did this episode, and just pick on everyone else. Mentioning a rumor about Jill and Saks? Obviously not true, as Saks wouldn't throw a party for her if it was true. Mentioning that LuAnn didn't want Alex and Simon at her party TO Alex and Simon in an effort to embarass LuAnn? Also tacky. Sending your daughter home alone in a taxi so she can attend a party to which she invited herself? I'm sure Avery's feelings were hurt, to be blown off by her mother for PEREZ HILTON. Asking Kelly if she had her boobs redone for Playbay and then saying 'what's the big deal?' Rude and inconsiderate. Ramona always says 'that's what I heard' so she can gossip about other people about events of which she knows nothing. Can't wait to see her explain herself in her blog! This episode showed how mean and catty Ramona really is.
Please don't dog Simon for being with the women of the show when you are blogging on a show called "The Real Housewives" Pot meet kettle. Furthermore, your blog reads like it was written by a high school girl instead of a mature man of your age. Grow up. Your top five was extremely immature and unneccessary. You and your wife need to learn how to act with class and dignity.
I find nothing wrong with you referring to the women as "girls" and actually I like it. That is exactly what they are acting like, and beyond that, I don't see it as demeaning or sexist. And the "white rice" comment cracked me up when Ramona said it last night. I too love her little "mole hill" mess-ups and can see where you love it and find it endearing. I don't think you meant it in a "correctional" way whatsoever. Some of these viewers need to be a little less sensitive...
Mario, I think you are fantastic and I love your blog! I think it's so great that you defend Ramona - true gentleman! On another note, you are a handsome dude - get another picture up here, your hair looks HIGH!! lol Keep on blogging!!
You are too funny!!! I love how you "tell it like it is". You are exactly right about Jill's dress. Did you see Kelly when she was leaving Saks? That dead animal she was wearing made her look like a Linebacker!! :)
Mario, Jill has the last laugh on you since her dress was designed by Alexander McQueen, who tragically took his own life recently. Her dress is now a collectible.
Mario, Love your blog, this comment you made is so funny!!...
LuAnn is taking so many body blows that she’s down for the COUNT.
Mario, Last week I negatively commented about your hair (you know, Frankie Vallie called...) in your blog picture (which DIDN'T make the comment cut, obviously), but I have to apologize! I read the blogs before catching up on all of my Tivo'ed episodes of RHNYC. After seeing you, oooh! You are gorgeous! But you still should change that hideous picture...it doesn't show you off properly!
It's shocking how petty and snarky this guy is. He is good looking, has his health and apparantly is very well to do, why does he delight in other's misery? His comment about LuAnn was intentionally cruel and he knew it. And he doesn't seem to have a backbone about owning up to things.
Mario, Mario, Mario... Lay off Simon. In fact, lay off everybody! You're a man who makes a living by selling Christian themed jewelry... Maybe you should start "doing unto others as you would have done unto you"...
Say and do good things and they'll come back to you! Be rotten and people tend to be rotten back. You get the idea.
Wish you and the rest of the cast all the best.