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Andy Cohen loses it on the NYC Housewives.

on Jul 26, 20110

Whoa!

Now you see what I meant when I said that reunion was intense and aggressive, right? We ran a marathon yesterday of past RHONY reunions -- each in their time I thought had been so balls to the wall until the next came along, but wow. I don't think it was even the tone that was so surprising last night as much as the fact that the women all were on their own frequency, talking as though no one else was in the room and deaf to other voices.  So I lost it, as I showed on WWHL and will post below. I hate it that I raised my voice to the women because I like and respect them, but I had to quiet them down. 

Neil Patrick Harris was phenomenal last night; I just loved him as a guest and thought he was hilarious and fun and a great antidote to the madness! And what can't he do!?! He aced four out of four tasks from the Neil Wheel!  He thinks we should recast all the NYC Housewives, and so I am getting plenty of tweets about that from all over the map. 

I'm psyched to keep this conversation going on Thursday with Ramona and Denise Richards.... 

Here's me losing it: 

 


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103 comments
Nana Jean
Nana Jean

Why would you keep snobby nobby LuAnn and get rid of Alex??????? what are you thinking!!!!!!!! I agree with your choice of Jill , Cindy and Kelly but not Alex . Please bring Alex back and ax LuAnn.

HMarry
HMarry

Andy, Stop calling them "ladies" because each and every one of them act like "children". Very hard to watch this hate TV.

Viewer88
Viewer88

Love Alex and Ramona- quirky fun ladies! Please dump Kelly, Lulu, and Jill- they are toxic, no fun to watch, mean, bitter harridans; they have nothing to add and I'm sick of watching them.

flustered
flustered

Why are people more upset with the "brunettes" than the "blondes"? Both sides did damage. Both sides are damages. Recast EVERYONE!!!! I don't think Ramona should be back because of her offenses: 1. retweeting the video of Victoria (really? even it was meant for a friend, it was wrong) and 2. calling out Jill as a AA attendee (OMG). Everytime she does something she says it was a mistake. "I didn't know." Who doesn't know that the 2nd A in AA stands for anonymous? NEW NYC CAST MEMBERS -- and OC!!!!

Lynz2727
Lynz2727

Andy Cohen is difficult to watch :( Please consider a different host for future reunions of the "Real Housewife's Series". Yes, he is talented, good looking and smart, however, these talents do not apply on the above series. He just doesn't cut it and I hope another person will replace this role. Sorry Andy, no meanness intended- You are a good guy :)

CrewMom
CrewMom

LOVE NPH - refreshing to see a celebrity with a brain who isn't afraid to tell it like it is. During the reunion show the RHNY's constant arguing started reminding me of the murder of crows nesting in my neighbor's trees -caw-caw-caw-caw!! Turned it off and came back to watch WWHL. How is it that these ladies can't remember what they said - have they not watched the episodes?? I can understand Kelly ('if I only had a brain'/'I was voted the 4th nicest celebrity by Cosmo')KB having short-term memory issues, but all seven of them? Shame that things got nasty because it would have been interesting to discuss the impact that this show has had on the ladies' (and I use the term loosely) lives and the negative effect it's had on their childrens' lives - why else would a teenager leave an expensive private school unless the peer bullying became unbearable? Are some of these women so brainless and egotisical that they don't think of the impact that every word and action will have on their children? Sonja has to learn to keep her panties on and stop name-dropping, am sure the Churchills didn't appreciate the plug.

BTW - Which family would I most likely to spend Xmas with - forget any of the RHNJ families (although the Manzos seem to be the most genuine, even though Ashley needs a permanent 'time out'), would rather spend it with the Manson family than the Guidices or Gorgas.

JUST MI
JUST MI

love, love, love you!! New york and Orange County housewives are played out!!! Tired of all the disrepect and fighting!! I am ony looking at "Watch What Happens Live"!!! These Blondes Housewives have no class! It has gone to their heads, they seem to think ugliness, jealousy, mean, angry woman gives them more camera time and they are super stars!!! I have been with you from your first episodes of Housewives as well as WWHL you had me hook not anymore I won't watch nor 28 of my friends and family members we were so loyal!!!

HUNTRESS
HUNTRESS

andy you absolutely did the right thing! what else were you to do? i do agree with the one who said you should have walked out. maybe they would have realized who was in charge if they had to sit for a moment or time out! i have never ever seen such a hot mess, and after a few minutes had to turn it off. i had such a headache trying to listen to all of them at once and trying to figure out who to listen to....i just gave up! they were all ignorant and classless and i pray you dump them all and start over!

jules345
jules345

Andy - I agree we need to recast the RHONYC. This used to be my favorite f the RH shows but this season because of Jill & Luann I stopped watching. Over the last 2 seasons I've grown to love Alex & Ramona. They haven't let the fame get to their heads like the rest of the group. Love you & WWHL!

Its a secret
Its a secret

Wondering if you could play the song "Pick-a-little-talk-a-little" from the "Music Man" against the backdrop of RH of NYC Reunion ladies arguing?

SarahL
SarahL

Andy:

I vote for a fun, new dating show in which Alex and Ramona help find Sonja a great new man! Wouldn't that be fun? Let's get back to the fun and away from the toxic!

-Sarah L.

nikoleeee
nikoleeee

Andy - keep the city, wipe the cast. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

LaineyLainey
LaineyLainey

My favorite moment was when you said to Kelly "You're NOT being a peacemaker!" That girl 'aint right and you know it. We all know it.

RHOLA
RHOLA

LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU ANDY!!

Viewer315
Viewer315

Andy, I absolutely love you! I don't know how you only lost your cool once with this group. I do have to say that at least 4 of these women (I'll let you figure out which ones I'm speaking of) need to go. They are so holier-than-thou and cause more ridiculous problems than any group of women I have ever seen in my life. They need to get over themselves, realize that they are not the center of the world (or the show), perhaps brush up on the ettiquitte that they so like to preach about, and basically just go away. It got to the point this season where I would simply mute the TV when they were on the screen because I couldn't bear to even hear their voices anymore. I know this show is supposed to be a dramatic reality, but it seemed like most of their pointless "drama" was created simply to have the drama and that is not entertaining...it's annoying. It really is all BS. If cast members don't change next season, I probably won't watch. And I hate to say that because I do love the Housewives franchise.

jgirl
jgirl

Yes! New cast for NY and OC.

kset
kset

Andy,

I would ask that Bravo apply some of the same principals of making a movie to making this show. The viewer cannot watch a show that is 100% fighting 100% of the time. We need a little laugh, a little cry, we need to see their personalitiies unfold through their experiences. This blonde v. brunette things is crude and exhausting to wathc. I always have a crazy dream after watching this. Nothing against Cindy and Kelley, but they don't add anything positive to the show. Bring the numbers down. We don't need 8 women on one show. As for the reunion show, just cut their mics. Perhaps you should allow their children to attend. Good luck with this group in the future, sheesh.

CathyYesISaidIt
CathyYesISaidIt

Andy,

Why didn't you s just do what these ladies always do on the reuninons, storm off the set! I mean these are normally entertaining but I couldn't even sit down to watch this for more than 5 mins. The noise was so jarring! Next time please just storm off. I think it will actually work, and provide a great tv moment!

Todd from PA
Todd from PA

Hi Andy, I don't know what I'd do without Housewives (all cities) and WWHL! Love it; Love you! But I had a real problem with NPH's appearance.

I have a feeling that you and I are the type who over-prepare for presentations, conference calls, meetings, etc., in our jobs. So I know that if we were to be booked on a WWHL, we would re-watch the current and past seasons, take notes, and work on witty observations and acerbic comments. That's why it chafes my ass when guests like NPH come on the show who don't even know the names of the housewives. WWHL is about deconstructing the latest episode and getting into the nuances. It's just LAZY to say they are all horrible people. I may agree or not, but please back it up with some of your favorite quote and season events. NHP did a disservice to fan's of the show by showing us that he had no skin in the game. Your guest should've been Jay Mohr or Anderson Cooper or Jimmy Fallon. Shame on NHP. I thought he was supposed to be a pro.

Thanks for hearing me.

Andrea E.
Andrea E.

It's true Andy(Neil's idea) these ladies cannot get along it's the same ole nonsense. I find no meaning from this reunion. At least I get a sense of strong family ties and funny bits with NJ housewives. Only Sonja makes me laugh on NYC housewives.

DIGNIFIEDaddict;)
DIGNIFIEDaddict;)

Loved you and Neil Patrick Harris. He was so right on!!!!!!!!

annamaria71
annamaria71

Bravo to you Andy for telling them to STFU!

idahog5
idahog5

Andy, I absolutely agree with NPH! Clear the slate & start fresh! I am sick of all the ladies and would really love to see some fresh faces. PLEASE Bravo, let's start anew!

Suzan Q
Suzan Q

I agree 100% with NPH - get rid of the entire cast and start fresh!

pollyanna
pollyanna

Neil Patrick Harris clearly WAS THE BEST WWHL guest! NPH articulated what I believe most viewers feel at this point, after watching a season of housewives-gone-wild: that the NY ladies are out of control, and have lost their entertainment value. The claws that the ladies threw out on reunion 1 were low-blows-all of them...and NPH had the courage to say they all should GO! NPH was a delight....and I loved all his talents!

jolo
jolo

NPH was right, we need all new housewives.

dissapointed viewer
dissapointed viewer

Seriously Andy Bravo needs to dump the New York cast, at least the brunets. They are awful. Kelly is beyond weird, Jill keeps saying that she feels sorry for Alex because she is left out pleeeeease she's only trying to start a fight, and Cindy seriously???????

#1Nana fm MD
#1Nana fm MD

Love, love Andy...even when he loses it! #1 Nana fm MD

jeanbean3
jeanbean3

The whistle, where is the whistle that Jay Mohr's wife Nikki] gave you? It would have been a great tool to control those NYC gals. I like recasting the NYC wives

twinsmom93
twinsmom93

You poor thing, I felt sorry for you in that group. They do need to learn to SHUT UP !!! Good for you Andy !!!!!

Karrie2
Karrie2

dude... watching that gave me a headache. I hope you are well paid

MyMarie
MyMarie

Neil Patrick Harris' reference to Alex McCord showed his inability to use a descriptive that would be kinder and not feed into the "mean-girl frenzy. You would think a man of his caliber would have known better. I was very disappointed.

Sandasavi
Sandasavi

Recast the RHNYC and give Ramona, Alex and Sonja there own show. The rest I can live with out.

Susan Bonkowski
Susan Bonkowski

Andy, it is so understandable why you lost it with the NY housewives. I'm just surprised it didn't happen sooner.

SusieQinNY
SusieQinNY

Andy if you’re listening...I went from having my wine ready to toast the show, and sooo happily excited to watch it, to having my wine ready to cope with the show and dread watching it. That’s NO fun! It used to fly by and left me chatting excitedly about it. Now I watch the clock to see when it’ll be over and still feel sick the next day! Time to cut RHoNY off and move on.

WindyCity1
WindyCity1

Andy...next time just get a "kiddie pool" and fill it with jello...then throw them all in! Or take them all out to a paintball range and let 'em have at it.

Geesh...these are adults?

sg9683
sg9683

I agree with NPH, Andy. All the NYC ladies' stories have been played out. The city is full of crazy, diverse "housewives"—time for a recasting!

Fan in L. A.
Fan in L. A.

OMG Andy-I don't know how you kept your cool as long as you did!!! Those brunettes were so rude and immature (not so much Luann), and I could not stand to watch them make their stupid faces at the others (Cindy) and Jill was just over the top and not in a good way. I don't know if I can stomach the next half!!! Too bad you don't have a mute button for them. You are a SAINT!!!

LaurieG
LaurieG

I was saying the same thing at home! I had such a headache from listening to all the screaming. These women lost something of themselves this year,ALL of them.I won't be watching reunion Part 2.

Jud
Jud

Andy, I think it is time to recast the entire NYHW. Sniff, sniff but so true. And while you are at it...please do the same for Orange County PLEASE.

Viewer888
Viewer888

Good idea recast just keep Ramona and Sonja, they are to much fun!

maureen leibovitz
maureen leibovitz

I love Neal Patrick Harris and agree with his comments on the New York Housewives.

Marty0710
Marty0710

I have no idea how you lasted so long without losing it. Mazel

lady di
lady di

i so don't blame you for yelling. they deserve it. what a bunch of spoiled, awful women. i watch them to feel normal and I'm a little crazy so they must really be off the wall.'

You seem nice Andy and I hope they don't rub off on you. Seriously, your mother must cringe when she sees what you have to deal with. She must however, love the huge paychecks...so must you.

Fun to see but they are getting boring with all the ego stuff so I am losing interest.

Thanks for all the fun....

AC from FL
AC from FL

Love Love Love you, Andy!!!!!!! Get rid of the NY Housewives and replace them with more interesting people, like Dougie Houser said:).

older viewer
older viewer

Andy, I surprised you kept your mouth shut as long as you did. Maybe you should have gotten up like the housewives do and told them you needed a break. Your Mom and Dad should be proud you are a great young man. Enjoyed Watch Whats Happens all the time but totally enjoyed Neil Patrick Harris. Thanks for the fun. I look forward to all the WWH shows.

AO
AO

Andy- you are the best!!

and only human- I'm surprised you haven't lost your chill sooner or more often!

Some of those women need muzzles!

Viewer from VA
Viewer from VA

Please!! You should not feel badly...everyone who was watching the show was yelling "Shut the f*** up!" We can't hear what anyone is saying when they are all talking over each other. Furthermore, I agree 100% that the women were acting like beasts! I also agree with NPH, who was fantastic on WWHL, that it is time to start fresh with a new cast.

Cal Gal
Cal Gal

NPH seemed a little mean last night. Terrible what he said about Alex. But I always enjoy your show.

Do you post the polls on the Bravo site? If you do where are they? They are never left on screen long enough to absorb fully.