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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap, season four, episode 4: ridiculous?

Kandi Burruss held a 35th birthday party that didn't involve NeNe fighting with anybody. CREDIT: AP

Kandi Burruss held a 35th birthday party that didn't involve NeNe fighting with anybody. CREDIT: AP

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Good ol’ Phaedra Parks helped instigate the Peter/Apollo fight last week.

Tonight, she again initiated another verbal altercation, this one between Kandi Burruss and Kandi’s opinionated mom Joyce.

Why? As Phaedra noted last season, she loves the strippers. As an attorney, she even represents one (named Ridickulous) who is so big, well, he has talents that most men are incapable of. And he demonstrated this said talent at Kandi’s 35th birthday party on the rooftop of the Renaissance Hotel in Midtown.

Kandi was cool with it. And Phaedra was in heaven.

“You won’t be able to find that in your local retailer,” Phaedra drawled.

Noting that Phaedra is his attorney, Kandi cracked, “Given how big that is, he probably gets sued for damages.” (Rimshot alert!)

Kandi’s mom Joyce walked away disgusted. “I don’t like no damn strippers!” she yelped.

NeNe, despite her own stripper past, acted all grossed out. by Ridickulous.  “It’s disgusting,” she said, especially since people were wearing Gucci and Versace. (huh?)

“Me and Phaedra and Sheree were laughing,” Kandi explained later. “I wasn’t thinking about everybody else.” Especially her mom, who left early, cursing up a  storm.

“It’s my 35th birthday,” said Kandi, chagrined, “And I feel like five.”

By the way, Kandi invited everyone to this party – except Kim, who is eight months pregnant. So the separation between Kim and NeNe continues. Sheree and Phaedra keep their distance from NeNe. Kandi said she hates being in the middle – but she invited them all there. (It’s a TV show. Everyone goes with it.)

“It’s like the Crips and the Bloods,” Phaedra notes. But no bloodshed happens. Just a big chill.

[During "Watch What Happens Live," Andy Cohen showed video evidence that Joyce has certainly seen strippers before but it's clear she was upset by the venue and setting as well as this particular stripper's behavior.]

What happened to the other housewives?

- Cynthia Bailey brought her sister Malorie to see her husband Peter at his new bar Bar One, which was about to open. Since Malorie and Cynthia’s mom were so worried about Cynthia’s mental state last season before her wedding, they pondered hiding the marriage certificate. Peter found out later, probably when the episode aired. He was peeved. He thought he was cool with Malorie until then and was hurt. Malorie tried to explain to him that she protecting her sister. He didn’t really buy it. “It wasn’t your day!” he said. In frustration, he got up and left, saying it was okay, even though it wasn’t. Malorie started crying.

Later, Malorie and Cynthia got into an argument because Malorie disapproved of Cynthia even pondering helping Peter out financially with his bar. (His last one belly flopped.) Cynthia got defensive and called out Malorie on her marriage issues. They then tried  to cool down but it’s obvious the issue will rear its ugly head again in the future.

- Kim Zolciak got very little airtime this week. She opened the episode meeting with Phaedra, who carried a peace offering gift basket for what happened at the baby shower with her husband and Peter. Kim appreciated it, noting that Cynthia didn’t call her to apologize. She also met with a baby consultant (despite the fact she’s had two kids already) since her third will be a boy. They queasily talked circumcision.

- Sheree Whitfield saw no progress on her new home and brought Phaedra to be her lawyer. They verbally roughed up the contractor in hopes that they don’t have to go to court down the road.

- NeNe revealed to Cynthia that she had sex with Gregg after she got back from Miami though they are still technically separated. “Greg likes it down,” NeNe said. “He can be a tiger!”

NOTABLE QUOTES (there were plenty this week!)

“Note to self: keep the ex cons and ***holes off the guest list next time.” - Kim Zolciak, about any future parties, after the Peter/Apollo dust up last week.

“I don’t know how old Peter is. 65? 75? He’s entirely too old to be yelling at a ***king baby shower.” - Kim, in classy verbal mode again.

I was on morphine. I was on epidural. I was crazy as a vampire in sunlight!” - Phaedra, on having her baby.

“I’m turning 35 this year. I’m feeling like I’m not married. I want to have another child. It’s kind of depressing. But it is like a milestone so it’s time to party.” - Kandi, rationalizing a party when it was probably the producers’ idea.

I think Kandi wanted a friendship and Kim wanted a hit song.” - NeNe, pondering why Kandi and Kim have grown apart since “Tardy for a Party” became a huge hit.

“When you are as low down as Sheree, hitting below the belt, trying to dig up your past, you don’t deserve the friendship of NeNe Leakes.”NeNe Leakes, placing herself in third person like Prince or Shaq.

“I don’t want him growing up with his peepee wearing a turtleneck.” - Kim, on getting her baby circumcised.

“Cynthia needs to set boundaries” between her husband and her family.” - NeNe.

“For a black man, it’s better to see you going than coming. Having a nice donkey booty is like having a carrot and dangling it in front of a horse.” - Phaedra, who teased and threatened a contractor, often at the same time.

“I never leave home without a taser. They’d be glad I left the .357 in the car!” - Phaedra, on her self-defense methods. Watch out Mr. Contractor!

Lawrence looks like Mr. T dipped in Wonder Woman. Super hero of the South!” - Phaedra, after seeing Lawrence at the 35th birthday party.

“I just enter and my presence takes over the room.” NeNe, modest as always.

TEASER FOR NEXT WEEK

Peter loses $40,000 from an investor for his new bar. Cynthia is thinking about chipping in herself but is not happy about it. We see ex-hubby Bob Whitfield for the first time as Sheree tries to wrangle child support from him. And “Housewives” wannabe  Marlo Hampton makes her debut. The rumore: she was dating an NFL player Charles Grant that NeNe also had dated.

RATINGS

Last week, ratings were up to 3.2 million from 3 million the week before. The first three episodes were up 700,000 viewers over a year ago, averaging 3 million. UPDATE: The fourth episode cited here drew 3.03 million compared to 2.49 million for the fourth episode season three.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

155 comments Add your comment

ab

November 28th, 2011
9:50 am

Rodney, please patrol your blogs. There are 2 people on here that are offensive.

@Hum

November 28th, 2011
9:53 am

I was born here and so was my parents grandparents and so forth but we are obviously of African descent. We are dark skinned with the kinky hair and love it. what is YOUR point with that question??? I agree with what this person says about Itunes and it should be said. Don’t get offended because the word African American was used and not ‘black’. The poster was trying to be diplomatic. I can be called black or African American…I don’t care either way at all. So ‘Hum’…what is your point with that question??????

No Offense At All Just Varying Opinions

November 28th, 2011
9:55 am

I can’t see no one being offensive…I see people with wide ranges of opinions. No one answer is right. We can all have our own thoughts and opinions. Thank you. Love your site Rodney!

Teresa

November 28th, 2011
9:57 am

I know they say this show is scripted but when Sheree went after NeNe, that was personal. i feel Sheree is jealous of anyone doing better than her. Look at the man she married. You know she was a gold digger from go. Sheree is a wanabee. I was almost going to like her last season but nope still cant stand her.

WTH

November 28th, 2011
10:00 am

Bravo owes its viewers an apology for a totally disgusting and classless episode on last night. I am not a prude but give me a break…..u guys did not cross the line …you totally erased it….. (vomit)

deegee

November 28th, 2011
10:00 am

Kandi’s mother rocks. She should adopt Phaedra and knock some sense into her.

Scripted

November 28th, 2011
10:03 am

I watched a taping at Blue Pointe and they must have taped it over and over and over 8 times to get it just right. It is NOT a REALITY show. It is a scripted show.

Ed

November 28th, 2011
10:19 am

3.2 million viewers? I had no idea there were that many trailers around Georgia with cable. I guess I’m just assuming a person has to live in a trailer to watch a show about “trailer trash”.

Confused

November 28th, 2011
10:21 am

How is Kandi just 35 when Escape was all obviously grown in the 90’s? I was younger than them all and now somehow I have gotten older than Kandi??? Crazy

Whar's yo mom, Kroy?

November 28th, 2011
10:25 am

I’ve watched the show from the beginning, but now it’s time for it to be SHUT DOWN. It’s totally classless and Ms. Proper Southern Belle Phaedra needs her behind whipped! It was totally inappropriate and she actually PUNKED Kandi at her own birthday party. She did it to get bookings for that guy.

Rodney Ho

November 28th, 2011
10:26 am

@Confused. I checked with Nexis/Lexis, which provides pretty accurate data on people’s birthdays. Kandi was born in May, 1976. So 35 years old is correct.

'trtainmntatitzbest

November 28th, 2011
10:26 am

If some of the persons posting do not watch the Show, why even bother to comment on Ho’s article or what the viewers have to say. This trashiest part so far was taped 6 months ago. I’d like to know these facts at the end of November – is Bar One open; are the couples still married; did Cynthia ever apologize to Kim; did Phaedra apologize to Mama Jones; is Sheree’s house completed; Is Gregg back home and is the Bailey agency up and running. That’s the type of update needed Sir Rodney.

DeeDee

November 28th, 2011
10:28 am

I was born and raised in Atlanta and most of the black women I know graduated college, work for a living, and have never been given any handouts ever in their lives. Where are these women you are talking about? Maybe you live on the wrong side of town or maybe you should turn your television off sometimes from watching what the media depicts us as…oh right, we see and believe what we want to. I get it.

@Mum…I am still cracking up laughing about NeNe’s remark about driving home blind!! Hilarious!!!!

Pamela

November 28th, 2011
10:28 am

What Phaedra gave her as a gift was and is TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE!!! That stripper looked like he is filled with ABSOLUTELY EVERY SINGLE VENERAL DISEASE THERE IS! I know a LOT of male strippers and NONE of them are disgusting. For Phaedra do give Kandi that gift and THINK it was appropriate is beyond me. The little class I THOUGHT she had…she proved to me that she is CLASSLESS!!! She is trifling in many areas. For Kandi to just sit there laugh and enjoy that disgusting gift makes me wonder about her mental state of mind. Is she crazy? Her Mother was sitting there – for crying out loud – and she STILL didn’t see ANYTHING what so ever WRONG with a grown freak sucking his stuff? REALLY? I am totally disgusted with Phaedra and Kandi. Even Ne Ne and a lot of other people left the party! I would have left too. Any decent person in their right mind would not dare stay and witness crap like that! That is TOTALLY UNACEPTABLE even for BRAVO NETWORK!!!

Kandi you should be ashamed of yourself. Then you and Phaedra both CLAIM to be Christian? Really? You are VERY POOR REPRESENTATIONS OF JESUS CHRIST!!! Totally disgusting to say the least! You BOTH should have your heads examined. I think you are both just crazy! I am a open-minded person, but what you did and allowed to happen at your party is a travesty! Not only did you disrespect your Mother, but you disrespected millions of other people by allowing Phaedra to present that trash to you. Of course you had no idea…he started dancing, but the moment he started sucking his own stuff..You should have made both he and Phaedra leave! If she were my attorney I would fire her! Phaedra is classless! She has NO CLASS at all. She should be ashamed of herself! sick…just plain old sick!!!

Rodney Ho

November 28th, 2011
10:32 am

@trtainmntatitzbest It appears Bar One is still open, as is the Bailey Agency. (http://thebaileyagencyschooloffashion.com/home/?page_id=6) and there have been no reported divorces among the married housewives and their men (Phaedra, Cynthia, Kim, who of course, just got married on 11/11/11). No word that Sheree’s house is complete either. I think Gregg and NeNe are back together as well. As for the apologies, we’ll find out.

cnt

November 28th, 2011
10:32 am

Why did I even read this crap?! Well there goes 2 minutes of my life wasted.

Rodney Ho

November 28th, 2011
10:33 am

@Scripted. I wouldn’t necessarily call it scripted. It’s more akin to improv.

Pamela

November 28th, 2011
10:34 am

I will say that when Cynthias husband said that Sheree was ugly..I TOTALLY agree. She is a wannabe as one other blogger described her. She is so jealous of Ne Ne. It’s obvious. :)

Pamela

November 28th, 2011
10:53 am

GetAGripY’All

I read your comment. So you are saying that people from the North are more open to this type of stuff? That is bull and you know it. What you are REALLY saying is that people from the North is classless right? You must be saying just that! I’m from the North and it was classless for tha stipper to suck his own stuff. Now I must say that you must also be a freak just like that stripper. Class is class and you and Phaedra or Kandi has absolutely NO CLASS at all! :)

Coachurly

November 28th, 2011
10:56 am

Keep up the amazing work, Rodney. Your recaps are better than this trainwreck of a show!

JT

November 28th, 2011
11:00 am

cnt

November 28th, 2011
10:32 am
Why did I even read this crap?! Well there goes 2 minutes of my life wasted.

Evidentally you read it because you were interested. Apparently yo must be interested in this crap. “I’m just sayin”

JT

November 28th, 2011
11:01 am

What does Sheree have to be jealous of Ne-Ne about?

Charlotte, NC

November 28th, 2011
11:19 am

First of all, perception is reality. Phaedra is very unclassy. I can only judge Phaedra by what I see on the show. Personally, she may be a very wonderful person. However, I don’t think any husband would want their wife to be on national television watching a stripper pleasure himself, bragging on the stripper, or setting up the appointment. What happened to discretion? How sick are you? Honestly, I know it’s reality television but this crosses the line. Also, I think Kandi needs some true direcetion in her life. She is such a sweet lady. Yet, she needs to be taught discretion as well. We don’t need to know all of your personal feelings and thoughts about things of the sexual nature.

Joe Hill

November 28th, 2011
11:20 am

Who would watch that junk?

Elihu

November 28th, 2011
11:21 am

“……..A cymbal should have went off”

Ivy league?
Really?

Madea

November 28th, 2011
11:22 am

Bet Ridickulous gets booked for lots of bridal showers and divorce parties after this show. And I didn’t even see the show, or IT!

EMACK06

November 28th, 2011
11:28 am

And black women in Atlanta wonder why they cannot find a good black man. I know every black woman in Atlanta doesn’t behave like this, but damn. These women are giving black women in Atlanta a very bad name. Are there not any virtuous, respectable black women of high quality? Are most black females in Atlanta so sexed crazed and/or desperate that they willingly participate/spectate in such lewd behavior? I do not believe any decent black guy who has his sh.t together would take these women seriously.

as a man

November 28th, 2011
11:39 am

I MUST say Kandi has a beautiful hip/azz/leg/flat belly combo. wow! Phaedra’s got a bubble too. Besides that i wasnt paying attention. I’d SMASH!

L. Hill

November 28th, 2011
11:43 am

I saw an episode where Kandi’s mom was sitting around with her daughter and friends, casually talking about dildos. Yet, she was irate about the stripper? Just for the record, I think a real lady will keep her bedroom fantasies behind closed doors. Period. Phaedra loves to tell people she’s a southern belle, but her actions tell us who and what she really is. Telling that contractor to look at her butt …. really? Phaedra and Sheree looked like idiots going out there trying to “threaten” the contractor. It was insulting to say the least. I don’t know who he is, but at least he has some common sense. Sheree goes out to the construction site in high heels trying to throw her weight around – silly.

Zoe

November 28th, 2011
11:47 am

Andy Cohen who is the “brain” of the housewife shows, beats even the Kardashian clan when it comes to pimping for the media. Tasteless greedy little man.

melissa

November 28th, 2011
11:52 am

has anyone been to peter’s bar? I have and it’s really nice and becoming another ATL hot spot! as for the episode, there really are no words but it’s entertainment…if you don’t like it turn the channel. it tickles my fancy when ppl complain abt the show, who really thinks housewives act like this. i also get tired of hearing the word ghetto, it’s a place! Do ppl call Jersey Shore, Real Word, Rock of Love, Mob Wives, and now Baseball Wives ghetto? Hmmmm, take a look at the trailer for Baseball Wives…those women are just as classless. All these women are making their money whether you watch or not. :)

Mark

November 28th, 2011
11:53 am

@ Pamela

Please get over your self rightousness. It’s just a reality show. Maybe you shouldn’t watch the show if it offends you so much. Why not just turn your channel to TBN?

mojo3

November 28th, 2011
11:57 am

The show has truly gotten TRASHY! Quite disappointed in ALL the women and their behavior.
Many Black Ladies…don’t behave in such an inappropriate manner. Period.

Not your average Atlanta Women

November 28th, 2011
12:14 pm

The show was definitely Over the TOP.com Entertainment at it’s best. Phaedra is classy and I can’t wait to meet her as she knows my son. Sheree keep your job so you can pay for that house, as your body is banging but you face needs work. NeNe you look even worst this season and you were never attractive anyway, you better run back to Greg as anyone else would not want you for you. Kandi, girl I need you to meet me and my husband, where you hang out at. You don’t need a man, you need us. Kim stay happy, loving Kroy. Cynthia, girl let him go and you should have walked down that ailse with your Fine Azz Ex Leon. Nothing else is on tv to watch, so this will do.

gonzalez

November 28th, 2011
12:16 pm

@melissa-Peter is that you?

gonzalez

November 28th, 2011
12:18 pm

@melissa- HAHHAHAHA Ghetto is just a place!!!!

jesse

November 28th, 2011
12:24 pm

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORD GOD BLESS YOU ALL

mo

November 28th, 2011
12:37 pm

did Peter forget that he was DRUNK at his own wedding and before the ceremony started. What is his excuse for that? If anyone should be upset it should be Cynthia. What Malorie and her mom did was out of LOVE and concern for their sister/daughter. By the way they thought about it they did not carry through with it!!

gimmeyodollar

November 28th, 2011
12:43 pm

Of all of the strippers out there, why did they hire Ridickulous. He strips for men. I didn’t know he stripped for the ladies too. I guess as long as he gets paid, it doesn’ t matter

AngPep

November 28th, 2011
12:50 pm

I like the humor in the show but last night was past tacky! A man sucking his own D*CK??!! Nasty! I would never want to see this on any level!! I’ve been living in the Atl since 1996 and do not personally know any women like this! Cynthia needs to dumb old man Peter. Why does he always need her money?? Why wouln’t her sister be concerned? Look how he acts? WTF was he going off last week for? I do not know how old he is, but he looks like Cynthia’s father. She can do better on her own. NeNe is NeNe, yes she may have been a stripper, but I highly doubt she was stipping and “licking” herself! I do not want to see any more strippers on this show! Tacky!!

gimmeyodollar

November 28th, 2011
12:52 pm

The best line of the night was when NeNe said (after seeing the stripper) that she took out her eyeballs, put them in her purse and drove home blind.

smartncute

November 28th, 2011
12:56 pm

When will you people in Atlanta get it?? This is what most people think about how you carry yourselves. Santctified hoochies. Strippers and golddiggers. Hood rich and “holy”. “Queens” and a bunch of catty, desperate women. You can’t live in it, accept it and promote it, and then get mad when you are portrayed as such. Really? GTFOH!

Tammy

November 28th, 2011
1:02 pm

I think the stripper @ Kandi’s party was out of place and should have been done in a more private setting. There were guys as well as girls that were there and I’m sure came to celebrate Kandi’s B-day not see a stripper suck his BIG ding dong. NeNe has issues that need to be settled within herself. She use to be a stripper yet instill she always has something to say against them. I’m sure then she would understand if people held her past and loud mouth against her. NeNe is so full of drama people watch to see all the ladies, but at this point NeNe is getting on my last nerve with classless wanna be prissy self. If anything she is loud, wide mouth, catty as well as jealous hearted of anyone who dare is making any accomplishments in life. NeNE grow up!!! I LOVE Kim & Kroy, I hope they make it.

Genia

November 28th, 2011
1:03 pm

OMG this show is giving me creeps. How can people watch it?

Sherry

November 28th, 2011
1:16 pm

I’ll be glad when Kim is gone.

Tammy

November 28th, 2011
1:18 pm

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mamaj

November 28th, 2011
1:19 pm

@ Not Your Average Atlanta Women; your whole assessment of the show and the women, make you sound like a complete fool–including your misspelled words.

mamaj

November 28th, 2011
1:31 pm

If I’m not mistaken, Ne-Ne was a stripper, not a —–licker–and there is a difference. This was a little over the top for even me, but it won’t stop me from watching, for it is ONLY entertainment, people. As for Sheree, this woman is so filled with envy for Ne-Ne, she can’t see straight. And for those of you that can’t stand Ne-Ne, there is not one single person on that show who is interesting enough to keep that show going by themselves, if she leaves —and that includes Kim!

This is just entertainment

November 28th, 2011
1:32 pm

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kam2

November 28th, 2011
1:58 pm

I love RHOA!!!! I am a huge fan…

Kandi is a GROWN A$$ woman and can have a stripper at her party. It was nothing wrong with that. If people didn’t agree with it, leave! Kandi’s booty has been popping lately and I must say she is looking good. Kandi seems to be a little messy this season and not her normal laid back self. I agree with someone else, that I thought Kandi was much older than 34. Xscape was popular when I was in middle school, I’m 28 y/o now. Hmmmm….

Phaedra is HILARIOUS and is my favorite housewife. From the freaky strippers, crazy quotes and that donkey booty, she’s a mess. I did think it was a little over the top of her to bring the stripper to the party without mentioning it to Kandi. Especially, since he had “special talents” that everyone might not want to see. I would have personally loved to see Apollo, dropping his boxers! LOL :-)

I think the two hypocrites of the night were Mama Joyce and NeNe. Mama Joyce sits around with her daughter talking about strippers, sex, sex toys, etc. Why would this stripper offend her? NeNe used to be a stripper. Girl please! What the hell could you possibly be offended about? Most female strippers lick and suck their own n!ppl3s….

NeNe looks more masculine than Dereck J and Lawrence! I don’t know where this prissy mess is coming from! She needs to run her ugly, moose looking azz, back to Greg.

Cynthia is such a spineless idiot! Peter is a leech and is going to suck her dry! Why is she on the shop??

Kim lucked up and got pregnant by a decent guy. I pray for Kroy and hope that Kim and her kids don’t bleed him dry.

Sheree… why is she on the show again? Oh yeah because she is broke and needs the money. Chateau Sheree, isn’t she tired of making the news for repossessions and foreclosures??

At the end of the day, it is entertainment and it keeps me thoroughly entertained, every Sunday.