My descent into enjoying the ridiculous, casual horribleness of Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami continued last night, with an episode that found “Khloé” in “journalist” mode and attempting to better understand the mind of the sociopath/serial killer. How she managed to lure Miami’s police chief to her late-night radio show, or score an audience with a renowned serial-killer expert is a mystery worthy of Jessica Fletcher — perhaps there’s just a little bit of famewhore inside all of us? — but I will state for the record that this woman makes me laugh. Perhaps because “Khloé” is in on the joke, too. Yeah, she worked overtime to make a “serious” face before telling Dr. Helen Morrison that a slice of John Wayne Gacy’s brain “looks like a hamburger patty,” but there’s always a smirk percolating beneath the surface, an underlying message of “I’m aware of the cameras, and I’m acting the buffoon, but you’re kind of entertained right now, aren’t you?”
Armed with her new knowledge about the inner workings of a sociopath, “Khloé” decided, of course, to taunt her sister’s dreadful boyfriend, “Scott,” with bon mots like “Did you kill any pets as a kid?” She even dragged his infant son into the fray. After little Mason started fussing, “Khloé” cooed “What is wrong with you? ‘Cause your daddy’s a sociopath that freaks you out, too?”
It’s fun to watch “Scott” get bullied. This is, after all, a man who feels entitled to foist one of his buddies onto one of his wife’s employees, then, after they kiss and exchange numbers, promptly accuse her of being a hooker. “If Scott’s gonna stoop as low as making Katy cry in a club bathroom, Scott is totally a sociopath,” deducted “Khloé,” and there I was nodding my head in agreement.
Other banal observations about this week’s show: The logo for Scott’s club MIA (with the “I” in the shape of a woman’s back) would’ve been tacky in 1987, but in 2010, it’s giving the word “gauche” new and shudder-inducing meaning; I love that “Kourtney,” unlike 99 percent of reality TV participants, actually eats when there’s a plate of food in front of her; “Khloé” forcing “Kourtney” to punch herself in the face = funnier than it sounds on paper; excellent use of “Kermie” by “Khloé” to describe Scott’s look.
And now I leave you with one final kernel of wisdom from Khloé: “‘Row Your Boat’ is an awful song. ‘Life is but a dream’? Why would someone write that down and promote this s***?”
What did you think of this week’s episode? And how much do you scorn me for continuing to watch?