May 4th, 2012
10:45 AM ET
What could possibly follow last week’s absurdly fun live episode of “30 Rock”? A second installment of beloved reality show within the show, “Queen of Jordan."
Angie was preparing for her "big night" - just like every woman on a Bravo reality show ever - a.k.a. the fashion show for her clothing line Cheek (pronounced chic. It’s French.).
You see, she was expanding her brand: “I’m an octuple threat. Reality star. Actress. Singer/Songreader. Perfumist. IBS survivor. Best-selling author of a book I didn’t write. Catchphrase coiner, ‘I’ll take that with cheese.’" (Well, as she said, they don’t all work.)
Meanwhile, Jack, "Executive at NBC (A Television Network)," got word that Avery would finally be coming home!
Diana (Jack’s "Mother-In-Law, Keeping It Tight") arrived to complicate things. And in the eyes of Jack, the guys, (excuse me, gays) at Bravo, did not handle this with the same delicacy with which they handled D’Fwan’s boyfriend’s pregnancy scare.
She suggested to Jack on camera that they not tell Avery about “us.” Gulp. Enter recurring homeless man Hannibal Buress as Gus/Russ, the Yale professor/chef at their new Russian restaurant.
As for Liz, Tracy labeled her the town bicycle: “Doctor guy, pilot guy, Cleveland dude, British guy, rich dude, James Franco. I’ve been with the same woman for 22 years. No judgment, but to me, Liz Lemon is a sex maniac.”
Then, she engaged in a typical reality TV feud - with baby Virginia Jordan, she of the adorable chunky legs. But as D’Fwan explained, "Never talk about a black woman’s leg size. Not on babies, not on the Williams sisters, not on a mannequin at Avenue.”
Liz made another faux pas when she showed up at the fashion show/restaurant opening wearing the same dress as Virginia. Rude!
Adding to the drama, Jack and Diana kissed on camera. Liz jumped in to explain that he was a kisser, and they exchanged one painfully awkward smooch as D’Fwan started a line behind her.
Even worse, Tracy never showed up to support Angie, but not because he was busy trying to shoot an arrow through an apple on Dot Com’s head. He strategically planned to invoke Angie’s wrath, turning them into "a train wreck you cannot look away from!” Ratings gold!
“Queen of Jordan” is no more ridiculous than any iteration of the “Real Housewives,” but it’s a lot funnier.
On the next “Queen of Jordan,” Liz and Virginia’s Somalia trip isn’t so blissful after all: “You were 2 hours late, you stole all my hangers, and yeah, I’m drunk. I’m on vacation.”
What did you think of the second episode of “Queen of Jordan”? Do you want D’Fwan to join the “30 Rock” cast as much as I do?
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