The First 'Wives Club

Episode 4: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor ponders the meaning of comedy and friendship.

Feb 28, 20120

What is comedy? Is it someone falling down? A good chicken crossing the road joke? A picture of Vicki and Miss Piggy? Kristen Wiig's voice?

It's all of those things, because comedy is subjective. So what Slade finds funny might be different than one Tamra finds funny. That's why he might think that calling Tamra the Michelin Man is high comedy, and she might think it's fighting words. Let's take a gander at this episode and see what what humorous and what made us shriek in a comical fashion, shall we?

That's What Friends Are For
We open with Vicki and Tamra having a little egg white breakfast, and disucssing the goodbye terms from the painting pary. This, of course, finally allows Vicki to explain how she feels about Tamra and Gretchen buddying up.

I'm going to be honest. I'm not sure anything made me laugh as hard this episode (sorry Slade!) as Vicki's BFF voice. I love when Vicki tells a story, because she has a delightful storytelling voice, that's slightly different from her regular dialect. It's higher and faster, as though someone is speeding her up on a Talkboy, and I adore it, particularly when she's discussing "bayous of junk." Then Vicki wins me over even more by delicately explaining what exactly the term" brown nose" means. Be careful Tamra -- don't do anything that could jeopardize access to this woman's hilarity. Continue to shower her with gifts like "nipple nibblers." That could work.

In other fledgling friendships, Alexis and Heather went to lunch, which was filled with its own nuggets of awkwardness. Heather thinks Alexis is an enigma. Alexis thinks Heather's hoity toitty. At the end of the day Heather thinks their only similar features or having twins and being women. . . At least that's something! Build a bridge with that tiny sliver of common ground ladies!

4 comments
msfaith505
msfaith505

Vicki, Bless you and your family! I have so much admiration for you. A great mother, a strong lady, a fighter in the business world, The way you conduct yourself when other's talk about sex, toys etc.. I'm the same way that stays in the home. I mostly want to wish your awesome daughter good luck with all she is going through. She is a great role model for all of us. Being sick is difficult as your life is on hold a bit, but she inherited your class and strength: you need to be proud of yourself Vicki.

Mairead in Houston
Mairead in Houston

Slade is a jerk.If he can't get along with these women, it's for good reason. They are not hot for him like Gretchen is ( why she is, I'm sure I don't know), AND they have his number. I'll admit it's pointless for them to take shots at him...Gretchen gets offended and he retaliates. Like what I've seen of newcomer Heather. At last, a lady; smart, sophisticated, and able to present herself without profane language or screeching like a fishwife. There will be some jealousies amongst the wives now. I almost stopped watching because I was so weary of watching these women stir up trouble with each other over NOTHING. Now, at least, a glimmer of something different.

vallybutterfly
vallybutterfly

All these years Ive been rooting for Slade. He has been friends with the housewives for years and hasn't deserved the backlash from Tamera and Vicky. Yes he's been with 3 "Housewives".But look at the "Housewives" he's been with they're all beautiful. The 3rd time really is a charm with this one. Gretchen is not only the most beautiful, she's also the wealthiest and is his employer. Kudos to Slade for landing Gretchen. It's dumbfounding to me that the women have said he's an opportunist and is using Gretchen. No he isnt.LOOK AT HER!!! Joe and Lauri were both broke when he dated them. At the time Slade was balling it and supported Jo. He spoiled her rotten with material things and he was loving and supportive in every way. The guy deserves some happiness and I for one am happy he has found it in Gretchen. She needed him as much as he needed her. We all know Gretchen was being harassed by a "former friend". Look at Slade, he's huge and he has her back. Like the old Slade, he's been loving and supportive of his GF. The only difference now is he is not balling it with money yet Gretchen loves him more than Jo ever did. What does that say about Gretchen? She's not a gold digger, she's in it for love. Slade had reached his boiling point.He exploded, and somehow was able to do it in front of an audience on national TV. I don't blame him for not wanting his GF to be friends with Tamera. Tamera knows Slade the least. Yet she's been harder on Slade than anyone. She's been very cruel and judgmental of Gretchen. Tamera is no saint by any means. I saw the naked wasted show. I was appalled. Gretchen shouldnt be friends Tamera who with her husband and son premeditated to get her naked wasted. What they did was very calculating. And we all saw what the three of them were trying to accomplish. Get Gretchen naked wasted so Tamera's son could seduce her.In my opinion It was premeditated rape . Which is against the LAW.It was so disgusting that even famous "Top Chef" who was there had to blog about his disgust for what they did. Can we really blame Slade for not wanting her to go near Tamera? I think not.

Thyroid cancer has a very low mortality rate if caught in time. Briana is a very well adjusted woman. Kudo's to Vicky for raising great kids.People can judge her all they want. But when it comes to being a mom, Vicky is hands down the greatest mom anyone could be. She's taught them hard work ethics, as hard a worker Vicky is, she always made the time for her kids. She gave them the gift of a great childhood, one that's filled with memories. I agree with you 100% Vicky has a soft soothing voice. When at the art studio she was teasing the art teacher for her name Vicky didnt like it. Yet, when Vicky said the name, "Timrey" it sounded so beautiful .

anneaw
anneaw

We didn't find Slade particularly funny, however, good for him. He's taken enough b.s. from Vicki & Tamra. He could have hitten much lower below the belt too.