Sunday, January 06, 2008

R.I.P. Ida Greenberg: "Desperate Housewives" the recap

Poor Ida Greenberg, she died saving the Scavo kids from a tornado that hit Wisteria Lane. She told the kids to go under the stairs while she died in a corner alone. Photo by Wikipedia.

Tonight on "Desperate Housewives," we found out that Tom and the Scavo kids made it through the storm while Ida didn't. Poor Gaby learned that she really WAS poor since Victor left her nothing and she couldn't get the form to get the money from the off-shore account that Carlos had.

Bree had to pimp Andrew out to get the roof fixed while Susan and Julie were thrilled that Bree loves to cook and clean. Lynette felt extremely guilty so she wanted to honored Ida's last wish. Kathyrn's secret came dangerously close to being revealed.

Lee and Bob also took a moment to explain gay math to Bree.

And Andrew realized that he was being pimped out for a new roof and "windows" as Bree gleefully says. And the two of them negotiated for surround sound. Susan tried to throw a monkey wrench into the plan with this quote:

"Oh? This is a fix-up? It never would occurred me with the vast age difference? But what the hell, life is short. Especially for Walter."

And Orson counters with :"He's got a mesh tank top that would bring your ex to tears."
Episode grade A+

What is WRONG with these people?: "Deal or No Deal"

Greed is killing a lot of people's dreams on "Deal or No Deal." Photo by

So tonight was another "stunt" episode of "Deal or No Deal," this time, the '70s and '80s. I'm SICK of the stunts and it's just plain tacky. That being said, the thing that really, gets my goat is that GREED is overwhelming rational behavior on this show. Over the last few weeks, people have left with .01, $5 and $100 all because they got greedy and didn't think about what's really on the board and their chances of walking away with some good money. Tonight's contestant during the '70s portion had an offer of $124,000 with a board of $750,000, $100,000, $50 and $50,0000 and he refused the offer. DUMB!! I couldn't stomach the last hour and instead turned over to "The Amazing Race."

We'll see if any stupid mistakes on this show raises my blood pressure.