Welcome back to another week of The Real Housewives of New York. Last week, George and Sonja finally met in Miami, but it was more fizzle than fireworks. Ramona wore out her welcome at the Drescher household, and LuAnn probably won’t be asking to borrow gowns from one of Carole’s friends again.
It isn’t much of a secret that Sonja is having some money problems after her failed movie venture and attempts to maintain the former lifestyle she married into and divorced out of. She’s counting on turning her luck and fortune around with her three-layered, crumb tray-accommodating toaster ovens. Almost anyone that would want a toaster oven probably already has one–not to mention most kitchens having toasters and/or ovens–so this is just delusional sad and in need of really good marketing–like mass hallucination-inducing marketing.
Ramon–aahhhhh! She’s going all Mike Tyson on my ear!
This week’s episode opens in Sonja’s home, where she is meeting with Pleather and her Freebie Dreamie Teamie to get her toaster oven one step closer into the kitchens of toasty consumers.
At the first meeting, Sonja seemed unhappy with the fact that the designer knew so much about design and marketing, but nothing about her and her super-critical concerns about the “J” since her name is sometimes misspelled–shit’s important! And she also wanted to move forward with it instantly, since her prototype toaster ovens were ready to get boxed, so they could start flying off store shelves. Never mind that she’s not paying for pro design help and there’s substantial lead time before anything goes into mass production.
Like the top notch RHONY that she is, Sonja couldn’t stand the product and the project being the center of attention. It isn’t exactly a surprise that she wanted someone to get the focus back on her, but Ramona? If looks could kill when Pleather walked in and saw Ramona sitting at the dining room table, the worldwide pinot grigio shortage would have ended on the spot.
Trifecta of the Unsexy “J” Experts
The meeting starts with the logo, and Sonja isn’t having any of what they’re serving. The “J” is not only not prominent enough, it’s downright un-sexy. Simply cannot believe they brought that old nasty “J” with them. Just ’cause it’s free doesn’t mean it has to be a massive buzz-kill.
Pleather and designer guy seem gobsmacked that Sonja is questioning the logo since they thought it had been settled at the first meeting. Sonja disagrees, so there’s a video flashback where it looks like Sonja sorta agreed to it. This area is a little grey and probably best for them to agree to disagree on it, but that isn’t going to happen. Critical mass is close–it’s melt down or blow up. Pleather goes all gangsta and tells Sonja that she should say what she wants to Pleather, since she’s the person actually helping her, instead of going to lunch friends like the interfering energizer pinot queen.
I can’t stand lunch friends.