Cast Blog: #WWHL

Watch What Happens Fire!

‘Tis the End of the Eighth Season

Ask, Believe, Receive A Kiss From Andy

Wish Upon a Giggy

Giving Thanks to WWHL

Weathering the Storm

Blue Cheese and Blunders

Pranks for the Memories

The Devil's Contraption

Jill Zarin Gets Fiesty on 'WWHL'

A Researcher's Dream!

To 300 More!

We're Back and Full of Surprises!

'Gossip Girl' Star Makes a Cameo on 'Watch What Happens Live'

The Weirder the Pair, The Better!

The Queen of Puns

Here Since the Beginning

The Housewife Wannabe

Bedazzled Legs, Anyone?

...And Nordstrom!

Why We Like Mike

When a Ginger Man Loves a Woman

The Locomotion!

The Body Roll

Take This Lollipop

Normal Office Conversation

From the Sky

Things I Need to Tell You

Happy Summer!

Andy's Career Advice

My Book!

How Did This Happen?

A Bravolebrity Bonanza

Viewer Mail: Andy Pleads the Fifth on Martha Stewart

Back from Vacation!

Pancakes!

Wednesday Morning

R.I.P.

Getting Myself in Gear

Viewer Mail: Andy's Most Difficult Guest

Viewer Mail: What's Andy's Freak Number?

Watch What Happens Fire!

WWHL's Segment Producer recalls the Great Fire of 2012. 

What a night. And here I thought watching Theresa Caputo medium people into full-on tears would be the highlight!

Little did I know what was in store for us Tuesday night in the form of Oscar Award winner, former Judy Garland neighbor, and my brand new National Treasure, Cloris Leachman. Where do I even begin? When you started the show with a three-way Andy/Jeff Lewis kiss off? When you called Ronald Reagan "not bright?" When you kissed Jeff and Andy AGAIN to see if their kisses had improved? When you shut Jeff down by saying he's "more gay than anybody"? When you full on frenched Andy at the end of the show? Oh, Maw Maw, you are a STAR!

Wait, probably my favorite part of the show was her perfect Judy Garland shaggy dog story that came up unexpectedly during Spill The Tea. (You know how that game usually involves saying the first word that comes to mind when you see each photo? Yeah, that doesn't apply to Cloris. Quiet, Jeff. She's talking about Judy.)

Since I didn't have a camera to record all of our faces during that moment, I must resort to a brief transcript of what was said aloud in the control room:

"Um, what? Cloris saved Judy's life?"

"Wait, she remembers Lorna Luft's name, but not LIZA? She's talking about Liza, right? Cloris, LIZA? LIZA!"

"From a swimming pool?! With her bare hands?"

"JUDY MAKES SOUP!?"

Basically, we were all like:

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Oh, yeah, and then the fire alarm went off.

WOOOP! WOOOP! WOOOP! At just the right frequency of woops so that as soon as you think it has stopped...WOOOOOOOP. Oh, boy. We were all safely evacuated from the building, the producer in me thanking our lucky stars that it went off at the end of the show, and milled about outside only to learn that some "censor" on the roof was "triggered" by the "elevator" or "something." Not exactly Backdraft. BUT WE MADE IT U GUYZ! Many thank yous to the FDNY who came to the rescue and made sure the building was not actually on fire.

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And, of course, we all went out for drinks afterwards to recuperate from our near-almost-kind-of death experience. Jenni Doll got wasted. I think she needed to burn off some steam.

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After all that excitement, it was nice to return to the calm of two fire-free shows to round out the week. I did learn two new things:

#1 Cyndi Lauper is no fan of Jessica Simpson. Check out her Spill The Tea where she refers to Jessica as "...interesting." Ouch.

#2 Marysol does a killer impression of her mother, Mama Elsa. Side note, I think Mama Elsa should team up with Theresa Caputo and solve mysteries. I would watch that. (Bravo, let's do this.)
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Wish Upon a Giggy

WWHL's Associate Producer reveals her ultimate wish while recapping the wild week that was.

Catfights, Ron Ron Juice, and Lea Black - oh what a week it’s been. 

Tuesday night was filled with the gloriousness of one Ms. Joan Collins. She is classy and spicy and came to our studio clad in a white, sequined blazer. How can you beat that? Answer: you can’t.

Now, the 'Real Housewives' franchise has given us wig pulls, table flips, and year after year of Posche Fashion Show meltdowns. However, I must say, I’ve never seen anything quite as impressive as the Alexis and Krystle fights on 'Dynasty.' The WWHL staff knew that this level of lady-on-lady fighting was screaming for a remix. So, that’s exactly what we did. Check it out…

  

 

If I can only be granted one wish from my Giggy in a Bottle, may it be that I am lucky enough to engage in a fight that results in being pushed into a lily pond. *Fingers Crossed*

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(P.S. I don’t actually have Giggy in a bottle. Lisa Vanderpump, please don’t have me arrested.)

Wednesday night, we were joined by the ladies of 'Jersey Shore.' I must say, every single member of the 'Jersey Shore' brood is so darn nice. They’re like a modern-day version of 'Full House.'  Think about it, Pauly D is the perfect uncle. He has the same fervor for hair products as Uncle Jesse and the loveable laid back nature of Uncle Joey. Snooki’s baby, Lorenzo, is so lucky!

Speaking of fervor, I cannot stress how much our staff loves Ron Ron Juice. No, it’s not that we actively seek it out. However, when our 'Jersey Shore' friends stop by, our awesome Production Assistant, Tori, whips up a few pitchers. After the show is over, the WWHL staff scrambles to get a glass of the slushy beverage. It’s ice-y, it’s watermelon-y and it’s full of booze. A perfect post-show cocktail!

Finally, we ended our week with the fabulous “Mayor of Miami,” Lea Black. I love Lea Black. I love her jewelry, her chuckle, her family and her Galas. Thanks to Amy Phillips and her spot-on impersonation, we had not one, but TWO Lea Blacks for the night!

 

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After the show, Amy and Lea stuck around for a few moments and chatted by my desk.  I can only hope that the two of them will have a Kiki in Miami, and that Elaine Lancaster will be there, and maybe a fight will break out, and maybe someone will get pushed into a lily pond, aaand maybe that person will be me! Dream accomplished! However, I promise we will not splash water on Lisa Hochstein’s speakers and ruin her party.

Check out Lea Black and Amy Phillips playing the role of Lea Black here…

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