Like any good The Real Housewives of New Jersey episode, Sunday’s featured some dancing divas, shirtless husbands and awkward run-ins.
From auditioning for Beatstock to auditioning to be a part of the Manzo family, we had our share of crazy to wade through. Luckily though, we managed to break it all down and choose our top five WTF moments from Season 4, Episode 11.
Read on for our picks, and feel free to chime in with your own in the comments below!
1. Awkward, Party of Two!
So Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice are engaged in some sort of Cold War “friendship,” which basically means that they try to forget the other one exists, while talking about nothing but each other in their confessionals. However, that unspoken policy ran into a few snags when both gals arrived to celebrate little Antonia’s sixth birthday at the Gorga manor. While Teresa half-heartedly complemented Jacqueline’s leopard print, both ignored the 800 pound gorilla in the room and managed to remain civil. For the children.
2. Milania the Mouth
Speaking of awkward, it seems the only time we hear from little Miliania is when she’s hurling insults at her family. Last week, she told Teresa she hated her Uncle Joe, and this time she called her father, Joe Giudice, a “big poop” with startling conviction. While we agree that Joe can be kind of crappy, it definitely shocked us and her parents. Both Teresa and Joe looked offput by the outburst, but really, we wonder who else she could have learned that kind of name calling from?
3. Cris Judd Cameo
We’ve come to expect the unexpected on this show, but we weren’t prepared for the brief yet memorable guest appearance by Jennifer Lopez’s second husband, Cris Judd. Having comfortably faded into obscurity years ago, his sudden stint as Melissa Gorga’s choreographer for her upcoming Beatstock performance was both disappointing and delightful. Disappointing because he couldn’t seem to get anything but a two step out of shy Melissa, but delightful because the throwback reminded us of J. Lo’s “Jenny from the Block” days.
4. Meet the Manzos
We never really understood Albie Manzo’s hesitation to introduce his new girlfriend Lindsey to his family over the past few weeks. Until now. Between Melissa and Jacqueline giving her the most bizarre wifey advice, Lauren throwing none too obvious side eyes, and Melissa pulling her on top of tables for a one-sided duet, Greg’s surprise bash became less of a party and more of a test in her ability to handle uncomfortable moments. And even after all that, she still didn’t get the Caroline Manzo seal of approval, as Mama Manzo urged Albie to focus more on work than women.
5. Shots, Gorga Style
The sweet and vaguely troublesome chemistry between Joe Gorga and dear Greg came to head again this week, and in true Gorga fashion, it was all about the booze and bare chests. Birthday boy Greg got a real treat, taking a shot off his object of affection as everyone looked on overjoyed. But Greg knew his limits, refusing to lick Joe’s juiced up body since a close by Melissa was likely to have “razor blades all up in her hair.” Smart kid.