As the world around us became increasingly divided in 2017, Bravo and its Bravolebrities, with all their botox and Twitter feuds, succeeded in continuing to bring us together to make us gasp, laugh, cry, and clutch our pearls. From drunken Housewives and explosive dinner accusations to Kim Kardashian sipping wine through a straw and Jeff Lewis’ iconic maid Zoila retiring, the cable channel showered its loyal fanbase with the goodies they love in 2017. And, for that, we’re eternally grateful.
To honor the chaotic constant that’s kept us entertained year-round, here are the best Bravo moments of the year. Hold on to your wig, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
1. Porsha Williams reveals Phaedra Parks started drugging rumors about Kandi (RHOA reunion)
Kandi cried, Porsha cried, host Andy Cohen was literally speechless, and Phaedra showed no remorse – then she got fired. Watch the emotional aftermath here.
2. LuAnn vs. the bushes in Mexico (RHONY)
Luann De Lesseps traded her Countess title for wife, but it only lasted three months. Shortly thereafter, during Bethenny’s “business” trip to Mexico, LuAnn had a few too many tequilas…
3. Zoila Chavez retires, leaving Jeff devastated (Flipping Out)
An era came to an end during Flipping Out‘s 10th season when Zoila, an enigmatic and beloved character, said adios to Jeff Lewis and his temper tantrums in an emotional and heartbreaking moment.
4. LeAnne Locken confronts Cary Deuber at a Christmas party (RHOD)
Although she’s fairly new to the game, LeAnne Locken has already become a favorite among Real Housewives fans. So what makes her so special? It could be her life story (she’s a carny kid), her beauty, or her accent — but it’s more likely her massive meltdowns and fire-breathing mouth that makes her the queen of Dallas.
5. Lydia dressed in drag, looking like Charlie Chaplin (RHOC)
During a trip to West Hollywood, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Meghan O’Toole King, Kelly Dodd, and returning church girl Lydia McLaughlin decided to attend a drag bingo night. Despite the fight between Meghan and Kelly, it was Lydia – with her slight homophobia and Charlie Chaplin-esque drag look – that stole the night and lit our Twitter timelines.
6. Kim Kardashian plays Plead the Fifth (Watch What Happens Live)
And after the show, she answered a question about World War III a.k.a her and Kanye West’s feud with Taylor Swift.
7. Is Kandi Burruss into girls? ‘Who said that? Who said that!?’ (RHOA)
The peaches from Atlanta invented DRAMA and when Marlo Hampton stepped in, we got a classic Housewife dinner moment. During their “glamping” trip, things went from zero to 100 faster than you can say BLOOP! when Marlo asked Kandi if the rumors about her being a lesbian were true.