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Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Episode: "Suddenly Single"

Season 3, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: In the third-season opener, Kathy reflects on events in her life, emotionally addressing her divorce. She also prepares for an A-list gig at Carnegie Hall and stars in a corporate film, and hires a tour manager-housemate-company whipping boy named Tom and an assistant for her assistant, Jessica. Appearing: Whoopi Goldberg; Kellie Pickler; Rosie O'Donnell; and Joan Rivers.
Original Air Date: Jun 5, 2007
Guest Cast Joan Rivers Rosie O'Donnell Whoopi Goldberg Kellie Pickler
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Season 3, Episode 1
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Length: 19:40:10
Aired: 6/5/2007

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June 5, 2007: Season 3 — Episode 1 (Season Premiere) Season 3, Episode 1

So glad to have my weekly dose of Kathy back! As I expressed last season, I worship the ground Kathy walks on, so you should expect me to say mostly positive things here. Kathy has the guts to say what most people in show business only think about saying. When you see Kathy's stand-up act live or on TV, and when you watch this show, all you do is wait and think: "What is she going to say next?" After watching, laughing and loving her preceding special Kathy Griffin: Everybody Can Suck It, I viewed this episode by myself, but then my roommate came home midway through it and went right to his room (he likes to watch things from the beginning like moi). All he could hear from his bedroom was me laughing my ass off nonstop. The part he missed was in the first half when I wasn't laughing - I was crying. Just a little. Did I ever imagine that Kathy Griffin would make my eyes water (besides the "laughing so hard I cry" type of crying)? I never thought I'd see Kathy captured on video seriously getting teary-eyed about anything. But she couldn't help it, reflecting on "the greatest failure of my life so far": her marriage to Matt. I was wondering if she was going to address her messy divorce (she allegedly discovered Matt was stealing her money) or if she'd just skip over it. Bravo to Kathy for addressing the issue so personally and bravo to Bravo for giving us a third season of seven episodes (one more than last season). Hey, I'll take whatever I can get. There were highlights galore, but before I go there, I must mention another sad aspect of viewing this season premiere. As many of you know, Kathy's dear father, John Griffin, passed away in February from complications due to congestive heart failure and multiple myeloma. So seeing him in this episode was bittersweet since he and Kathy's mother, Maggie, were/are the highlights of every episode they appeared/appear in. It's like watching my relatives back in Chicago - the ones I always think should have a TV show of their own because they are so dang funny just being themselves. How can you not laugh that Kathy's parents decided to have dinner at the gay dance bar Rage here in West Hollywood because "they have $3 hors d'oeuvres and $4 wine"? And, of course, the bartender and the patrons treated them like the royal reality stars that they are. It will be even sadder when Kathy addresses her father's passing in future episodes. My condolences go out to Kathy, Maggie and the Griffin family. When I found out Mr. Griffin died, it hit me like I had lost one of my own family members. That's reality television for ya - when someone dies, they can't be replaced. I can just hear Kathy saying: "He was irreplaceable, alright." Now onto more chipper things, the highlights! Here we go: - Filling the void of her ex-hubby Matt's absence, it made sense that two people had to be hired to assist first assistant extraordinaire Jessica: the second assistant, Tiffany, and the "company whipping boy," Tom, who's into porn and older women. Or maybe women in general since he couldn't stop obsessing about Kellie Pickler. - It did not surprise me that Kathy misses Being Bobby Brown, as do I, especially since I covered that train wreck for The Artist Formerly Known as Watercooler. - Further proof that Kathy "ain't no D-Lister" was the fact that she sold out Carnegie Hall. No D-Lister can sell out the historic Carnegie Hall in New York. The title of this show truly needs to be changed to "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the C-List." - I loved that Kathy initially refused to believe that Trent, the guy from Redken hair products, was straight and that she kept testing him out. One of the funniest parts was when she felt she got her proof of his heterosexuality: He had never heard of Fergie or Jennifer Hudson. "He's for sure straight!" - It was fun seeing Kathy get advice about playing Carnegie Hall from two pros: Whoopi Goldberg and Joan Rivers. Although Kathy's dinner with Joan was a riot, I thought Whoopi's advice was the best, telling Kathy just to be herself and not tone down her act since people were paying to see Kathy be Kathy. You could tell she enjoyed discussing a specific topic with Whoopi and that would be talkin' 'bout vaginas: "That's what I want in a friend. Period." - Too bad the third pro didn't come through: Liza Minnelli. Although she did, according to Kathy, "squash my gay dream," at least Liza sent a nice note. - It was very timely seeing footage of Kathy guesting on The View while Rosie was still there. Kathy's hatred towards Star Jones Reynolds was very obvious. I remember seeing that actual episode of The View thinking, "I bet this will be featured on Kathy's show when it returns in June." I was right. - Another hilarious line was Kathy being disappointed Barbara Walters wasn't there for her appearance, but rather... Kellie Pickler. You know Kathy digs all her present and former Idols (she had a camera seat at the finale two weeks ago), but Kellie, unlike Babs, has "never interviewed Yasser Arafat or any head of state." Kathy brilliantly had to add that Kellie would probably "confuse a head of state with a head of lettuce." - Since Kathy said Bravo was "too cheap" to videotape her Carnegie Hall gig (Kathy bit the hand that feeds her - but hey, the hand didn't edit it out), the "frame-by-frame reenactment" via paper cutouts of Kathy's face over classic black & white footage was great. My favorite lines of Kathy's: - When Kathy's out in public with her parents, they are the stars: "I'm the sidekick. It's like Suddenly Susan and they're Brooke Shields." - About Rage: "Rage is a dance club in the heart of West Hollywood. It's called Rage because when you go there, you dance and you get yourself into a gay rage." - About housemate Tom: "I haven't asked him to fluff my bras yet, but I think he would." - About Whoopi calling her "precocious": "I didn't think you could say that about someone over 7 years old." OK, Kathy fans, what did you think? Did you love it as much as I did? Let me know below. And if you missed it, you can watch the episode and more Kathy Griffin videos in our Online Video Guide. show less
So glad to have my weekly dose of Kathy back! As I expressed last season, I worship the ground Kathy walks on, so you should expect me to say mostly positive things here. Kathy has the guts to say what most people in show business only think about saying. When you see Kathy's stand-up act live or on TV, and when you watch this show, all you do is wait and think: "What is she going to say next?" After watching, laughing and loving her preceding special Kathy Griffin: Everybody Can Suck It, I viewed this episode by myself, but then my roommate came home midway through it and went right to his room (he likes to watch things from the beginning like moi). All he could hear from his bedroom was me laughing my ass off nonstop. The part he missed was in the first half when I wasn't laughing — I was crying. Just a little. Did I ever imagine that Kathy Griffin would make my eyes water (besides the "laughing so hard I cry" type of crying)? I never thought I'd see Kathy captured on video s... read more

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Premise: An unscripted series delving into the private life of comedian Kathy Griffin, the self-proclaimed 'outrageous, potty-mouthed' funnywoman known for riffing on celebrities and showbiz culture. The show spotlights Griffin's attempts to raise her status in the industry; her surreal celebrity encounters; and her downtime with her inner circle.

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