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Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Episode: "Home Is Where the Profit Is"

Season 4, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Kathy finally does background checks on two members of her posse---her assistant's assistant Tiffany and tour manager Tom---by visiting their hometowns, where she meets their significant others and performs stand-up. Elsewhere, basking in her Emmy win, Kathy sets out to win other awards. Next on her list: a Grammy.
Original Air Date: Jun 19, 2008

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Season 4, Episode 2
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Length: 44:33
Aired: 6/19/2008
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After last week's season premiere that was chock full of A-list ic antics, Kathy was back to her D-list ways this week. Since most people know and love Kathy's mama Maggie Griffin and they are big fans of Kathy's 1st assistant Jessica Zajicek, Kathy wanted us to learn more about the two other lesser-known members of Team Griffin: tour manager Tom Vize and 2nd assistant Tiffany Rinehart. So Kathy decided to do press tours to Tom and Tiffany's hometowns. But Kathy had an ulterior motive. She figured if she went to Tom's hometown (Fenton, Missouri but performing in nearby St. Louis) and then to Tiffany's (Tracy, California), more people would want to purchase Kathy Griffin merchandise like T-shirts and boxer shorts. Not sure I got the logic behind this, but Kathy's plan worked, at least in the town of Tracy, thanks to the assistance of Tiffany's grandma Milly. After Milly phoned it in last season when she enthusiastically called while Kathy was appearing live on HSN, Kathy knew that Milly, "a terror in a muu-muu," would be the perfect person to help them "move some merch." Of course, it didn't hurt that Jessica and Tiffany knew they'd get new BlackBerries from Kathy if they sold 200 T-shirts. Tom, on the other hand, wasn't asking for a new BlackBerry. All he wanted was a hug. Oh yes, and something else. Kathy to Tom: "I thought all you wanted was a hug and a blow job." Kathy to Jessica and Tiffany: "Can one of you guys blow Tom? I've got to pee." Some of the other highlights: - Maggie having to take another sip of wine since she gets nervous when Kathy makes references to her "Suck it, Jesus" Emmy victory speech and Kathy wanted to have that phrase printed on Kathy merchandise. Maggie gave her reluctant motherly approval, however, to Kathy's idea of having "Holy fu-- balls" printed on boxer shorts. - Who knew we'd ever see Coolio give Kathy advice on how to win a Grammy, especially while appearing on Tom Green's internet talk show that takes place in his living room? - Speaking of which, now that Kathy has an Emmy, you know her winning streak will continue and she'll get that spoken word Grammy nomination she's yearning for. As long as Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton and especially Oprah aren't in the running. Wouldn't that be oh-so-Oprah to get a Grammy nomination over Kathy? Or what if they both get nominated but Oprah wins? Kathy would be mortified. - I think I kind of agree with Jessica that Tom's brother Bill, the St. Louis cop, is "a complete nut job," especially with his obsession with wanting to beat Tom up. But Jessica got to live out her gun-shooting fantasies with Bill's help. Two of the funniest parts occurred during the shooting range scene. First, Kathy cracked me up with her comment that shooting a gun was so frighteningly powerful that she almost broke her current nose (she wouldn't care if it was her original nose). Then when Tom kept shooting his gun over and over and over, Kathy, of course, had to call him a "gun psycho" and say: "You know he's picturing me!" - During the St. Louis performance, I loved Kathy's Paula Abdul diss. Kathy insisted Paula didn't do her own singing on her recent single, predicting that maybe it was the one surviving member of Milli Vanilli who was the vocalist. Plus, Kathy had to make fun of Paula's Super Bowl outfit: "When you're crazy, you shouldn't dress like the Mad Hatter." - That bizarro party in Tracy solidified Kathy's insistence that she's a D-lister, at least this week, especially because of the chicken that was running around as if its head was cut off. Kathy: "The chicken took a crap on my shoes!" Her reactions outside the party were hilarious: "Did you hear a gun?" Then we heard a horse nay. Kathy wanted out of there pronto: "That was like Nam, but harder." - After Tiffany and gang were doing "blow job" shots, Kathy felt she had to clarify: "Mine are more old school...with a guy and a, you know, penis." - Kathy's description of how it would be if Maggie joined forces with grandma Milly: "She and my mom together would be like Hitler and Mussoliniin an old folk's home." - Kathy wanting to impress the execs from Twist Records, first referring to them as "mucky mucks" but since they're gay, she changed it to "gucky gucks." - Kathy's impersonation of billionaire Steve Wozniak's fascination with Men's Warehouse killed me: "Did you know they have a situation there where you can get two suits for $199?" - Hearing grandma Milly, standing behind the T-shirt stand, say: "Everybody can suck it"? Priceless. That would make me buy a T-shirt. Thanks for your great comments last week, Kathy fans. Keep 'em coming. You can watch more Kathy Griffin videos in our Online Video Guide. show less
After last week's season premiere that was chock full of A-listic antics, Kathy was back to her D-list ways this week. Since most people know and love Kathy's mama Maggie Griffin and they are big fans of Kathy's 1st assistant Jessica Zajicek, Kathy wanted us to learn more about the two other lesser-known members of Team Griffin: tour manager Tom Vize and 2nd assistant Tiffany Rinehart. So Kathy decided to do press tours to Tom and Tiffany's hometowns. But Kathy had an ulterior motive. She figured if she went to Tom's hometown (Fenton, Missouri but performing in nearby St. Louis) and then to Tiffany's (Tracy, California), more people would want to purchase Kathy Griffin merchandise like T-shirts and boxer shorts. Not sure I got the logic behind this, but Kathy's plan worked, at least in the town of Tracy, thanks to the assistance of Tiffany's grandma Milly.After Milly phoned it in last season when she enthusiastically called while Kathy was appearing live on HSN, Kathy knew that Mill... read more

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