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Throwback Thursday: Vicki Gunvalson’s Bunco Party Meltdown

The RHOC star lost it on Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi.

By Pat Cauley

Every Thursday, celebrate #TBT with us as we open the vault to share photos of Bravolebrities before they were famous--or revisit memorable moments from our shows. This week, we re-visit Tamra Barney’s Season 7 Bunco Party gone horribly wrong.

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When Tamra Barney decided to throw an ‘80s-themed Bunco Party, fresh wounds from Slade’s recent comedy routine found Vicki still very much upset over being the butt of his jokes. Despite having tried already to make a graceful exit at the party, when Vicki reappeared in an effort to get the final word, all hell broke loose.


Tamra clearly smelled the trouble a mile away. "Vicki’s eyes are bulging out of her head. Nothing good is going to come out of this,” she warned in her interview. Regardless of who was right or wrong, the icing on the cake had to be that all of this happened with everyone decked to the nines in tacky ‘80s gear.

But the question remains, have old wounds healed? During a recent stop by the Watch What Happens Live Clubhouse, Vicki was asked if she was going to miss Gretchen. "No. Just no. I'm not going to miss her," she said. "She was such a liar and such a troublemaker. I'm ready for clean, fresh, happy new people."

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