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The Real Housewives of New York City Recap: Not So Sweet Sixteen

June 23, 2011 10:14 PM by Shayla Perry

This week on an all new episode of Bravo‘s Real Housewives of New York City, it’s a birthday bonanza when both Ramona Singer and Lu Ann de Lesseps’ daughters are planning Sweet Sixteens AND a surprise birthday party’s in the works for one of the other Housewives. Find out everything you missed after the jump!

Yes, it’s another episode of Housewives where two wives are planning huge parties for their daughters on the same day. Oh boy, here we go…

Right off the bat we feel for Avery, because we can’t imagine that Ramona Singer is the easiest mom to deal with when you’re trying to do anything that involves some level of organization.

As they’re working out the details of the big day, it seems as though Ramona’s got things a bit confused. She wants a large space to entertain her guests, but the two can’t agree on just how much space she should have. Taylor Armstrong, we hope you’re paying attention. This is your future.

Lu Ann de Lesseps is having a very different experience with her daughter, Victoria. They have a lot of the same ideas in mind, but it doesn’t look like they’re getting much done with Lu Ann stopping to smother Victoria with hugs and kisses every two minutes, as if she’s never seen the girl before (then again, she is a “weekend mommy” as Ramona puts it).

Meanwhile, Sonja Morgan and Jill Zarin are meeting up for some girl time…. A little talk about bankruptcy, a few Botox injections…You know, the usual. Jill’s sister is also there, and she uses her legal expertise to explain to Sonja exactly what’s going on with her financial and legal woes. Whether Alex McCord thinks it’s polite or not, someone really needed to talk to Sonja and break things down for her, and it doesn’t look like her lawyers were getting the job done!

After clearing that up, Jill gets her “liquid facelift.” Note to self: Liquid facelifts look painful as s**t!

Later, Lu Ann, who’s apparently been bitten by a party throwing bug, has put together a surprise party for Jill’s birthday. As they’re waiting for Jill, Ramona hand delivers an invitation to Avery’s party, which is just a few days away (isn’t that a bit late?). Somehow, the two had no idea that the parties were being planned on the same day (riiiight!) AND that they were both Winter-themed soirees.

Thankfully, Jill soon arrives so we don’t have to hear Ramona and Lu Ann go on and on comparing their parties.

After she greets her guests, everyone sits for dinner, but Ramona’s a little disappointed that there’s no space for her to work the room.

With her party just days away, Victoria is looking for the perfect dress. Okay, now we’re feeling bad for Victoria — having to search for a “hot” party dress when your mom’s “The Countess”? Ugh.

And what are the McCord-VanKempen’s up to? Paying to get yelled at by an old man with an accent… OR having a hypnotist help Simon quit smoking for good. (Really, it’s the same thing.)

It’s almost party time and Ramona and Mario are getting the final touches ready — like some Ramona Singer Pinot. For the adults of course.

At Victoria’s party, which is already underway, the Housewives — sans Sonja, who didn’t bother to show — hit the dance floor (every teenage girl’s worst nightmare) and chat with the birthday girl for a while before heading to party #2.

Avery’s party has a very different vibe than Victoria’s. Though Ramona says that it’s in no way like a club, because that would be inappropriate, and it’s that problem with teens today, we’re gonna side with Jill Zarin and agree that it was very “club-y.” The fact that the last 10 minutes of the episode looked like it required night-vision goggles to see what was going on…. Um, yeah…club.

Well folks, it looks like we made it through an entire episode with no real dra–


So close.

As the ladies are chatting away and Avery’s having a near meltdown because her mother refuses to take her friends and move to the “adult section,” Bobby Zarin calls Alex’s husband, Simon, over to him to ask about some negative comments that were written about Jill on a blog. Bobby says that he heard Simon was involved with it in some way.

Simon denies having done anything wrong, but before the gentlemen can speak about it any further, Mario interrupts to make sure nothing outrageous happens at his daughter’s party. Bobby calmly tells Simon that he wants no trouble, and since it appears that things are better between Jill and Alex, he’d like for them to simply agree that everyone be civil and respectful, and not engage in any kind of nonsense — online or otherwise. The men shake on it, and move on.

Gee… What would this show be like if the husbands ran everything?

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4 Responses to “The Real Housewives of New York City Recap: Not So Sweet Sixteen”

  1. c. moffitt Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 12:30 am

    I hope that some day you might bring in a grammer specialist for the housewives – I find myself shouting at the TV over their use of “I” when it should be “Me” – it is really a very simple rule! they sound like a bunch of uneducated dumb asses!

  2. Genevieve Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 5:11 am

    @ c. moffitt: Grammar not Grammer.
    As for the episode, Avery shows that she is a spoiled little brat! Ramona great job in “raising” a little bitch.

  3. Chris Says:
    June 26th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I was very surprised that Avery acted so badly!
    I actually found her to be a sweet girl whenever she was on. Kelly instigated that and should NOT have inserted herself between Mother and daughter. Still, Avery seemed very unappreciative.
    It’s time for Bravo to fire this cast-it’s old and boring and always more of the same. I like Alex and her husband. I used to like Ramona, even with all her quirks, but there’s too many of them now! Jill and LuAnn are so bitchy and snobby, I can’t tolerate much of them. Cindy is benign…. Can’t wait for Bethenny Ever After again!

  4. Shayla Perry Says:
    June 26th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    This whole season seems like one long episode of the Twilight Zone to me. Like, was there seriously an entire episode devoted to an argument about Cindy not providing pinot for Ramona at her own birthday party? I agree with you Chris — I for one am hoping that the re-cast rumors are true. If I hear one more plug for a dentist, designer, or Ramona’s pinot, which has evidently become the 8th Housewife, I’m going to lose it!


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