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Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Episode: "Back to My Irish Roots, Literally"

Season 3, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: In the third-season finale, Kathy scores an award from Irish America magazine. The recognition inspires Kathy to connect with her Irish roots, so she journeys with her posse to Dublin, where she offers a sweet gesture in memory of her father.
Original Air Date: Jul 24, 2007

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Season 3, Episode 7
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Length: 45:03
Aired: 7/24/2007
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Season 3 — Episode 7 (Season Finale) Season 3, Episode 7

This season finale was the perfect way to end the much too brief third season. Yes, we got one more episode this season than last, but Bravo, throw us a bone next season - how about twice as many episodes? Kathy brings in both the ratings and the Emmy nominations, so I think this D-lister-that's-actually-a-C-lister deserves a longer season, don't you? The promos indicated that Kathy would head to Ireland with her father's ashes. But so much else occurred before the poignant ending, so there were jam-packed highlights galore: - What's a Kathy episode without at least one Oprah diss? Would anyone else on this planet have the guts to say on national television things like: "Oprah thinks she's Jesus"? Nothing's funnier than Kathy-as-Oprah-as-Jesus getting a paper cut (holding her hand out): "Stigmata?" Oops. I'm wrong - there was something funnier. Kathy saying "I don't have the mansion in Montecito that she does. I don't have the hot girlfriend. But I can give." I had to remind my TiVo to make sure she actually said that. She did. And me? I screamed: "Shut up!" - Oprah, of course, inspired Kathy to become the "red-headed Oprah" and give away $10,000 worth of her own cash to women in L.A. that she felt needed the financial assistance. I was glad some of the women actually accepted the cash. - One of the funniest moments was that writer Sandra from Star magazine continually referring to Kathy as "Kathy Lee" and that she went and purchased a disposable camera to take the photos. Oprah, per Kathy, would've had a whole camera crew from Star there, plus " Mariah Carey would be off somewhere singing." - Kathy can't be too D-list if she was honored in the same group of Hot 100 Irish Americans as Hillary Clinton. Were we surprised that Hillary didn't quite acknowledge Kathy when she got out of her security-protected limo? Kathy physically inserting herself into the Hillary paparazzi shots was classic Kathy, especially when she crossed right in front of one of Hillary's shots. Kathy, after not being Hillary-acknowledged: "I'm feeling alone and frightened and I wish that she would hold me." - Another great line of Kathy's was after one of the bagpipers overheard the New York gay fan scream at Kathy and then repeated: "The gays adore you?" Kathy: "I'm like Cher. Almost. I'm like Cher Lite." - Style guru Robert Verdi knew it would be a challenge to get designers to give Kathy discounts or freebies. No one seemed to want to step up to the plate and give her the " Sharon Stone discount." Kathy, after sneezing loudly at one of the expensive shops: "I'm allergic to paying full price!" Robert got smart and took Kathy shopping at Loehmann's. - How about that date with rocker/motivational speaker Andrew W.K.? Or more importantly, how about the stoned dude Kathy had to sit next to during Andrew's "performance art"? Kathy: "That's what I call it when I don't know what the f--- it is!" Kathy's facial expressions during that entire excursion were priceless. - Who knew that Kathy's mom, Maggie, was the youngest of 16 children? Well, we sure know now. Loved the animated name tags each time she rattled off all those sibling names. Or almost all of them. I wish Maggie could've taken the trip to Dublin with Kathy and Team Griffin. - I figured Kathy's first time in Ireland would include a trip to the Irish gay bars. Too bad her gay bingo experience ended up being such a drag. - After an hour of mostly hilarious moments, it was nice to finish it off with the tribute to her father John, first at Johnny Fox's Pub, where Kathy bought all people with the last name Griffin a pint of beer for a toast and then the throwing of the ashes at his favorite park. I hope Team Griffin speaks up more next season, especially the oh-so-quiet Tiffany. - Did you catch the additional Kathy footage shown during the preview of Bravo's new Flipping Out show? Why did I know the Internet-elected winner of Kathy's contest to find her a date to get her off the D-list would be Sanjaya? Ugh! I couldn't decide if I was happy or sad that Kathy had to hire a Sanjaya look-alike because she couldn't get the real thing. Kathy having to talk to Sanjaya's manager, or "manajaya" as Kathy put it, cracked me up. As we conclude another season of delicious Kathy craziness, let me repeat my request to Bravo. Please give us a fourth season and make it a longer one. And by longer, I don't mean eight episodes. Oh, and change the name to "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the C-List." Thanks. You can watch more Kathy Griffin videos in our Online Video Guide. show less
This season finale was the perfect way to end the much too brief third season. Yes, we got one more episode this season than last, but Bravo, throw us a bone next season — how about twice as many episodes? Kathy brings in both the ratings and the Emmy nominations, so I think this D-lister-that's-actually-a-C-lister deserves a longer season, don't you?The promos indicated that Kathy would head to Ireland with her father's ashes. But so much else occurred before the poignant ending, so there were jam-packed highlights galore:— What's a Kathy episode without at least one Oprah diss? Would anyone else on this planet have the guts to say on national television things like: "Oprah thinks she's Jesus"? Nothing's funnier than Kathy-as-Oprah-as-Jesus getting a paper cut (holding her hand out): "Stigmata?" Oops. I'm wrong — there was something funnier. Kathy saying "I don't have the mansion in Montecito that she does. I don't have the hot girlfriend. But I can give." I had to r... read more

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