What would 2010 have been without The Real Housewives? A saner, less gasp-inspiring year perhaps, but a less entertaining one for sure. This year, we were blessed with two new cities -- the horror that was the Salahi-filled franchise of The Real Housewives of Washington D.C., and the “ladies” of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills who we're still getting to know. From coast-to-coast Housewives were sipping gulping wine, brawling with one another, going broke, and letting us watch along the way.
Among their many contributions to our lives has been their extremely quotable rhetoric -- verbal gifts really, that have us rewinding our DVRs to make sure they really said what we think they just said. And yes, usually they did.
So as 2010 comes to a close we want to thank them by memorializing some of the best snippets uttered. While there were plenty to choose from, due to space constraints, we did narrow it down to just three from each city. So without further adieu, I present the Best Real Housewives Quotes of 2010:
"You are the most unintelligent human being I've ever had the pleasure of being around. Adios, lunatic!" -- Bethenny Frankel of who else, but Kelly Bensimon.
"I threw up the night before I came thinking Bethenny was going to freaking kill me, because she's tried to kill me so many times before.” -- Kelly Bensimon in some crazy hallucination.
“Your blood type is pinot grigio.” -- Kelly Bensimon to Ramona Singer in an attempt at wit.
“I want to pray for everybody, especially those who have done me grave wrong. For what they've done to me, they're gonna need all the prayers they can get." -- Danielle Staub in a sort of benevolent vengeance of sorts.
“Danielle, you put the 'cont' in contradiction, biatch." -- Teresa Giudice to Danielle Staub. Oh Teresa, how we’ve missed you.
“Let me tell you something about my family. We’re as thick as thieves and we protect each other ’til the end.” -- Caroline Manzo to Danielle Staub in one of her many ominous threats.
"You work hard, you give a lot of love, and you end up at the White House." – Michaele Salahi in an episode leading up to the crash heard ‘round the world -- that of the White House.
"An invitation to the White House is a really a formality. You do not need the actual invitation to get into the White House." -- Tareq Salahi in the same episode. I know he's not a Housewife, but he tried so hard to be.
"You were NFI -- not f*cking invited!" -- Cat Ommanney to the Salahis on their White House shenanigans.
"This is an event for the most fabulous ladies in Atlanta like me and Sheree and Kim. I don't know Phaedra that well, but what I seen of Phaedra, I ain't never seen fabulous ... when we talk about fabulosity, I don't see it.” -- NeNe Lekes of Phaedra Parks. Note: The season is still going strong, and we haven’t seen any of that “fabulosity” from Phaedra either.
“A wig does not count as a hat, honey.” -- Phaedra on Kim’s attire at Phaedra’s extravagant baby shower, which required hats. Yes, it did.
“It works! You wet your finger, you stick it in the sugar, then put the sugar in your vajayjay. Then it makes the vajayjay sticky.” -- Kandi Burruss, giving us way too much information, as those Atlanta ladies tend to do.
“You’re such a f**king liar, Camille! You twist everything! You need to get a therapist immediately.” -- Kyle Richards to Camille Grammer.
“In the terms of, like, pecking order, my husband’s higher on the list.” -- Camille Grammer about Kyle Richards. Wonder what it means for her pecking order now that Kelsey has left her?
"I'm about to take you out back and pull some Oklahoma on your ass.” -- Taylor Armstrong to Kim Richards. What that means, we have no clue, but it sure sounds scary.
Oh, I can’t wait to see what 2011 brings. Happy New Year!
Which city do you like best when it comes to Real Housewives? What are you favorite quotes from the past year?
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