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We're Still Not Over Nonno Casually Cooking Octopus at 6 A.M.

Let's take a moment to appreciate another Real Housewives of New Jersey kitchen moment starring Teresa Giudice's dad.

By Jenny Berg
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On the January 29 episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, we saw Teresa Giudice about to take a three-and-a-half hour drive to visit Joe Giudice in an ICE facility — and the situation was a little tense.

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As viewers saw, Joe and Teresa had an unpleasant phone conversation before the pending visit, in which Joe suggested that Teresa would have a hard time finding love again should she divorce him. But as Teresa and her daughters Milania and Gia rushed out the door at 6 a.m. to get to the detention facility on time, Teresa's dad, Giacinto Gorga, provided a welcome comic diversion. 

Standing casually at the stove, "Nonno" was handling a large, slimy, and ungainly octopus. As he prepared to drop it into a boiling pot of water, Nonno was all nonchalance. It was as if he were pouring a cup of coffee, or even swigging a sip of his famous hot sauce. (By now, we've come to expect that from him.)

Who makes octopus at 6 o'clock in the morning? Nonno does! And we're so grateful for that: The family patriarch's curious kitchen habits have become our very favorite B plot of Season 10. 

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