Happy Fourth, PopWatchers! Since it’s a holiday (and I should be outside grilling a Kosher frank and working the SPF 70), let’s keep this recap short and sweet, shall we?
Last night’s episode was all about — let’s be honest — fashion reruns. Kathy repeated not one, but two ensembs! In one episode! Oh the horror! I’m sorry, Kath, but that really is unacceptable, even if you are a card-carrying member of the D-List. But more on that in a minute.
Kathy and Team Griffin headed to the Big Apple this week for her sold-out Madison Square Garden show. And, unsurprisingly, the unrepentant comedian was once again banned from The View (her first re-ban ever!) following an eensy-weensy Barbara Walters/lube joke. But who needs The View anyway? Kathy said “suck it Babs” and headed to “talk show troublemaker” and former View host Rosie O’Donnell’s pad for a crafty vlog appearance. Cue fashion rerun No. 1. Was it just me, or was that Carolina Herrera number the same outfit she wore for her New Year’s Eve special with Andy Cooper? It’s totally cute, but is that the only fancy thing she owns? And who wears designer duds to a craft session? Anyway, I’m curious to see whether Rosie will carry through on her Cher promise to Kathy. Season finale perhaps? I think I smell another Emmy.
The Kath continued her semi-whirlwind press tour in rural Queens serving as an officiate (she was ordained online just like Joey from Friends) at straight couple Brian and Elka’s wedding. (I had no idea that anyone besides the virginal roommate from The Real World: Boston was actually named Elka. Are there more of you out there? Represent!) I’m still scratching my head over the way the ceremony was edited. In the episode preview, it looked as though Kathy said much more raunchy (i.e. wonderful) things during the wedding than we actually saw. And afterwards, when Jessica was reading the tabs, they described the wedding as a ten-minute, expletive-laced ceremony. What we saw really paled in comparison, no? I guess that’s the way it goes on non-premium cable. Can you imagine what this series would be like on Showtime or HBO? Le sigh. Oh, but lest we forget, the nuptials marked fashion rerun No. 2 — her peridot-hued Golden Globe dress. But I actually think it’s a good color for her, so I’ll give her a pass, this time.
Let’s finish off this episode with a new segment I’d like to call the Maggie Minute. We know the savvy senior steals just about every scene she’s in, so each week I’d like to get your nominations for her best sound bite. She didn’t get much airtime tonight, but I’d have to say my favorite was her career advice for Kathy: “Kiss ass, that’s what counts in this business.”
What did you think about last night’s episode? Should Kathy and Ro start their own show? Do you think Kathy gave a convincing “Pop off, son”? Did you (like me) really enjoy listening to Megan Mullally’s real-life, octave-lower voice?