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Greg Bennett is the element Manzo'd with Children has been missing

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Manzo'd with Children stepped it up tonight with a much-needed cameo in Las Vegas

Manzo'd with Children has found its stride this season by focusing on the little moments. Sometimes, however, those little moments get, well, boring. Yes, it's nice to see real-life situations play out (including Caroline Manzo doting on her son and the Scalias planning their future family), but larger-than-life antics are fun as well. Thankfully, viewers got both today with a little help from the much-loved Greg Bennett.

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You may recall Bennett from The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Bravo has repeatedly referred to him as RHONJ's secret weapon, and for good reason — when things get stale, he adds something fresh to the mix. He's not just another Bravo-lebrity; he's somebody viewers would actually like to hang out with and get to know.

Manzo'd with Children stepped it up tonight with a much-needed cameo in Las Vegas
Image: Bravo

Bennett has been good friends with the Manzos for a long time. His relationship with Chris and Albie made several skeptics decide to give the Manzo family a chance, even though they didn't particularly like Caroline in her early days of RHONJ. Time has clearly not changed that dynamic. During tonight's episode of Manzo'd with Children, he was just as entertaining and just as perfect a fit for the Manzo family as ever.

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If the Manzo guys could choose anybody to accompany them to Vegas for the party of a lifetime, it would obviously be Bennett. The three buddies weren't alone on their trip, however. Al Manzo and Vito Scalia joined them for some old-fashioned male bonding. Initially, the Manzo brothers anticipated a typical gathering with their dad and brother-in-law. They were thrilled when Bennett showed up unexpectedly and knocked on the door, making a surprise entrance that fans on Twitter couldn't help but love.

Bennett has a wonderful dynamic with the Manzo family. It was always fun to see him on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and I'm thrilled that Bravo has kept him in the loop, at least to some extent. That being said, viewers want more! On occasion, Manzo'd with Children needs a break from its real-world scenarios, and when outlandish behavior is required, Bennett should be there.

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Would you like to see more of Greg Bennett on Manzo'd with Children? Comment and share your opinion below.

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Manzo'd with Children stepped it up tonight with a much-needed cameo in Las Vegas
Image: Robert Ascroft/Bravo

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