On the RHOC Reunion, Vicki Claims the Show as Her Own

It’s not the most important event of the week, but it is a close second. On Monday, Bravo aired the first part of the Real Housewives of Orange County Season 11 reunion. While it was just a warm-up for the drama to come, it certainly was enough to make the ladies sweat.

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Try as Andy Cohen might, the bulk of these reunion episodes are going to fall back on Vicki and Kelly’s fallout with their cast mates, which, duh—it spanned the entire season and what else is there to talk about? Heather’s house? Meghan’s pregnancy? NAH THANKS. I want to talk about Shannon’s ’70s party and their screaming drunken trip to Ireland.

In what was both the oddest and most entertaining part of this first reunion installment, Vicki—confronted by Shannon about her dishonesty—yelled, “IF YOU DON’T LIKE ME, GET OFF MY SHOW!”

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It was real. It was raw. It was pure ego and it was...as close to a true statement as Vicki as ever gotten. (Even Andy had to give her that.) Vicki, wretched slice of dry mango that she is, is the only remaining original O.C. cast member and the longest running cast member in the entire franchise. If it wasn’t for her constant narcissism and nastiness, Real Housewives would have been arguably less successful than it is. And I don’t know about you, but the first thing I do when I get up in the morning is get down on my knees and thank God (i.e. Andy) for creating something as enrapturing as the Brooks Ayers/Vicki Gunvalson cancer scam.

The reunion is already full of mysteries. Who, for example, is Ding-Dong? Why did Vicki sing the “Ding-da-ding-ding-ding-ding-dong” song? Until we get those answers, “bye-bye, Felicia.” See you next week.

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DISCUSSION

Ding Dong is Brooks! The king of cancer scams! I bet Vicki wishes she had that 15k back that she gave him for his choppers right about now.

Plus, I loved that she yelled at Shannon and Heather and Tamra to get off her show. They were obviously teaming up to try and force her off next season. (And I say this as someone who isn’t a huge Vicki fan.)