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'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' heads to Italy tonight: Let our nation's embarrassment begin!

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Image Credit: Luigi Costantini/BravoAttention: President Obama has appointed Teresa Giudice as ambassador to Italy, where she will impart wisdom on the benefits of hair extensions, strip-mall plastic surgeons, and what it means to be from Paterson, NJ. Okay, okay, I’m kidding, but wouldn’t that be scary amazing? Unfortunately Teresa and the other ladies of The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s trip abroad is just a giant family vacation around Europe (hopefully with no stop on Scary Island). Bravo’s promo for tonight’s episode gives us a sneak peek at their stopover in Venice. And when in Venice, here comes the flood…of culturally insensitive outbursts!

Teresa is unsure of the city’s history and has a hard time pronouncing the word “gondola,” while Jacqueline thinks Italian folks are lazy because in Vegas the gondola guys always sing to you. Joe, ever the consummate traveler, continues to make astute observations (like how he noticed that big green park in the middle of Manhattan a.k.a. Central Park): “This is really amazing the way they do this. Their cars are like boats over here.” Check out the clip below:

So tell me PopWatchers, on a scale of 1 to Danielle’s pronunciation of “women” (wo-man), how offensive will the Real Housewives be in Italy? Will the Manzos play the ham game during apertivo? Will Joe go diving for extra cash in the Trevi fountain? Is “sea rats” just code for Danielle? And are you, like me, secretly hoping she and/or the Kims pull a Jill Zarin and suddenly pop out from underneath the gondolas only to wreak havoc on the otherwise happy family vacation? It seems fitting.

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