The First 'Wives Club's Assistant Editor distills all the 'Wife wisdom from Episode 7.

Apr 18, 2011


What is a joke? Where is the line between light-hearted and mean-spirited? Alexis and Tamra's fight raised a lot of philosophical questions regarding the nature of humor. And quite frankly I just don't know that there will ever be a definitive answer as to whether Tamra's joke or Gretchen's joke (or neither) should have been viewed as all in good fun. We did however get some insight into Alexis' idea of appropriate party humor, so take note! Jokes should be restricted to Perrier bottles and/or boxing gloves when they involve your arch nemesis. Confused? Watch the clip and see Alexis explain it herself (Tamra's face is priceless):

Health and Fitness

It's one thing to call your significant other fat in the privacy of your own home, it's quite another to do it publicly. At least that's what Slade tells Gretchen about her constant Tubba Wubba-ing. You really can't help but feel for Slade this episode. He's a little overweight, his girlfriend is giving him a hard time about it, and then there's the whole montage about how he used to have it all and now he can't find a job... Rough! I guess the lesson here is don't complain about being fat to your significant other because they may interpret that as free license to tease you mercilessly. 

Also how far away was that park from their house? I'm curious exactly how far Slade had to run when he refused to get in the car with Gretchen.