If you watched The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Sunday and The Real Housewives of New York on Monday, then one, let's be best friends, and two, you must have noticed an odd, unavoidable similarity between RHONJ villain Teresa Giudice and RHONY jerk Aviva Drescher. The way they intentionally try and hurt their cast-mates, the way they think they're above reproach, the way they send in a man to do their dirty work ... Aviva and Teresa are more alike than they are different.
That may be hard for the tall blondie to take -- she doesn't like to be associated with trailer turds -- but that's too bad. Don't think just because Aviva can spell "metaphor" that she's somehow better than Teresa "Ingredientses" Giudice. All the pearls, fur stoles, and UES apartments in the world couldn't hide the fact that Aviva is the new Teresa.
Case in point -- THE BRUNCH.
I don't know how she did it, but Aviva actually made me feel sorry for Ramona. Ms. Manners invited Ramotional to brunch, told the cameras that she did so to ensure that her guest would be sober, and spent the next half hour laying into Ramona ... for what ... what was it? For being drunk on vacation? For spooning with her best friend? For going skinny-dipping? Something like that.
But here's the thing. Aviva had laid into Ramona about their trip, and laid into anyone else who would listen, numerous times before. Did she need to do it again? No, but Aviva knew that getting together with Ramona, on camera, "to clear the air" about Slutty Island was the perfect time for her to pop a mean-spirited intervention on Ramona. YOU'RE A DRUNK! YOU ARE 56 YEARS OLD! It was a set-up, and it made Aviva look like a really huge bitch.
Know who else loves a set-up? Teresa. Strippergate 2012: 'Nuf said.
Then Aviva started playing the victim. She wanted an APOLOGY. She was OFFENDED. She wanted to support Ramona's charity, because she's, like, really a nice woman? Who, like, really likes supporting causes? But she couldn't face the music. So she sent in a pair of teeth, oh, what? That was her dad? My bad. So she sent her dad to do her dirty work.
Know who else loves to play the victim then send in a guy to deliver the punch? Teresa. The "bald guy": Teresa :: George : Aviva.
The only real difference is that Teresa kind of has an excuse. I mean, she's ... not smart. But Aviva! Well, Queen Aviva went to law school, went to Vassar, speaks several languages, and she hears and understands everything, you guys.
Well, hear and understand this, Aviva: you are one feather-sleeved dress and court indictment away from becoming a member of the Giudice family. Cut it out, or in four seasons, you'll be more hated than Teresa at a family reunion.
Do you think Aviva and Teresa are kind of the same?
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