There are displays of excess, and then there are excessive displays of ridiculousness -- the baby shower for Phaedra Parks on this week's episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was both ... and then some.
It was the most ludicrous excuse for an event to welcome a baby into the world ever. One can only hope it was designed primarily to pander to Bravo's cameras.
If you missed it, you really should watch at least a few minutes of it, as you'll likely (and hopefully) never see anything like it ever again.
Think I'm exaggerating?
For starters, there was the dress code. Yes, a dress code that required all the women (several hundred of the "creme de la creme of Atlanta") to sport not only a hat but gloves.
Well, all the women except Phaedra, who had roses sprouting from her head that looked like a random assortment of horns. And there were rhinestones -- all over her eyelids.
Those who arrived on time were ushered in by male escorts. Those who showed up late for the event were turned away, and even those who made the cut but were tardy for the party were scolded.
"A wig does not count as a hat, honey," she said when Kim Zolciak waltzed in late.
The highlight of the event was the dancing -- ballerinas who sprung from nowhere and twirled around entertaining bewildering guests with their routine.
Then Phaedra herself and Dwight took to the floor and performed a rehearsed routine since her ex-con baby daddy refused to waltz with her because it was too "girly."
Kandi dubbed the whole affair "boughetto" -- a combo of bougie (snobby) and ghetto.
Oh, this baby is in for a ride.
Meanwhile NeNe got work done -- a little off her nose, a couple sizes off her breasts, and her stomach slimmed a bit with some lipo. All of which was done to help her manage the stress she's under from her marriage and her children.
Sheree quipped in with one of the best lines of the night: "If I had plastic surgery every time I had marital problems, I’d be Dwight.”
NeNe's foggy mumblings under anesthesia were amusing, except for the fact that she kept asking for her husband, Gregg, who was nowhere to be found. That was just sad.
Previews for future episodes indicate the two may be headed for divorce.
But to view those future episodes, you're going to have to start tuning in on Sunday evenings. Bravo announced recently that the Atlanta ladies are moving to the Sunday slot starting November 7.
What's the most elaborate baby shower you have attended? How do you feel about The Real Housewives of Atlanta moving to Sunday?
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