July 18th, 2011
02:01 PM ET
"Ice Loves Coco" was reminiscent of "Keeping up with the Kardashians" on Sunday. Let's see: Family squabbles mixed with family bonding and lots of cuteness? Check, check and check.
This episode was all about Ice-T and his bodacious wife, Coco, leaving their penthouse in Jersey to vacation at Coco's house in Scottsdale, Arizona. Yes, I said Coco's house; Ice-T was quick to let viewers know who rules his roost.
"This is Coco's house. She bought it. Lock, Stock and barrel and we named it Coco's cabana," he said. "It's really just a pool house in the middle of the desert." So there you have it....it's Coco's cold hard cash that paid for this one apparently.
Besides nice views of "Coco's cabana," we also got to meet Coco's sister Kristy, her brother-in-law, her mother, her father and all her nieces and nephews. (You should know that Coco's mother and father are divorced and this creates tension for Coco, since her parents don't really get along.)
While in Arizona, Coco reaches out to her childhood friend, Kyle, to help her throw a baby shower for her pregnant sister who already has three kids. She invites a few of her sister Kristy's friends to the baby shower along with her mother.
The party starts off pretty boring at Coco's mother's house with the ladies standing around and basically staring at one another. Coco is worried that the party is a big dud...until Coco's longtime friend Kyle shows up dressed in drag along with a Mariachi band. And then THAT IS WHEN THE PARTY STARTED.
The women begin taking shots from miniature baby bottles (It was Kyle's suggestion that the party have miniature baby bottles laced with alcoholic beverages). After the attendees had a few drinks, they watched a performance by Kyle and Coco. It was the same dance they did when they were kids according to them. The dance was very funny and very Coco, which means it has some risque dance moves! In the end, the shower turned out to be "a success" according to Coco. A few drinks, a Mariachi band and some slick dance moves will do that.
But that wasn't all the shower had to offer. Towards the end, Ice-T, Coco's brother-in-law (Derrick) and her father decided to come to the house to enjoy some of the festivities that the ladies were enjoying. The minute the three men walked into the kitchen of the house there was silence.
Even Coco said: "I cannot believe my dad is here. I mean this can turn out to be bad. Really bad....I haven't seen my mom and my dad in the same room for years. So to me it's completely weird." Within the first few minutes Coco's mother walks over to her ex-husband and says "You look scary!" to which he replied "You look scary."
And then the ice was broken and the two actually began to have a civilized and flirty conversation which led to the shocker of the night: Coco's father riding away on his motorcycle with Coco's mother on the back of it.
As Ice-T and Coco pack up to head back to Jersey, Ice can't help but to ask Coco to explain what happened with her parents at that baby shower. Coco can't even find the words to explain it herself. But she says she will remember it for the rest of her life.
What did you think of Coco's family?
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