Flipping tables is part and parcel of the Real Housewives franchise, but Flipping Out? That's something new — and something I want to see more of in the future.
Crossovers between Bravo shows are definitely a thing, but typically, they're limited to one Housewife showing up in a different city. For example, Bethenny Frankel made her mark a few months ago on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Tonight, however, the outsider was not a Housewife from a different city, but rather, a huge star from a completely different franchise: Flipping Out's Jeff Lewis!
Evidently, Lewis and Shannon Beador are best buds. He showed up at Beador's big birthday party turned vow renewal — and effortlessly stole the spotlight during an episode that was supposed to be all about Shannon and David's relationship. I can't say I'm disappointed, because I really needed a break from hearing Beador exclaim, "Are you kidding me?"
Lewis wasn't the only big name at the party. Jenni Pulos and Gage Edward also showed up. I was pleased to see all three in a completely different context.
Lewis, Pulos and Edward all brought a breath of fresh air to RHOC. What really made the Flipping Out cameo interesting, however, was the background knowledge of a feud between Heather Dubrow and Jeff Lewis. A few months back, Lewis referred to Dubrow as his least favorite Housewife, thereby launching all kinds of drama.
Many viewers believe that the Lewis versus Dubrow drama actually began at Beador's party, although the two seemed at least somewhat cordial during the event. Dubrow, however, has since claimed that Lewis engaged in quite a bit of body-shaming while chatting with her husband. It's hard to know who to believe, but I honestly would prefer for Bravo to delve into this particular melodrama than to show us more of the ongoing Vicki Gunvalson versus everybody (minus Kelly Dodd) schtick.
I would love to see more crossovers between Flipping Out and The Real Housewives of Orange County. Or really, any Real Housewives show. The franchise can always use a little wit and fresh drama, and who better to deliver it than Jeff Lewis and the gang?
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