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Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Episode: "Otters, Cubs and Bears. . .Oh My!"

Season 4, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Kathy's mother, Maggie, spends more time at Kathy's home, but the elder's conservative views rub Kathy the wrong way---as do the rising wine bills. Soon, a curious May-December bond grows between Maggie and Kathy's pal Patrick. Elsewhere, Kathy seeks the services of "dog whisperer" Cesar Millan to train her pooches; and Kathy attends a ball in San Francisco with Steve Wozniak.
Original Air Date: Jul 10, 2008
Guest Cast Steve Wozniak Cesar Millan
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Season 4, Episode 5
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Length: 44:33
Aired: 7/10/2008
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After last week's oh-so-A-List sold-out show at Madison Square Garden, Kathy was back "on the D-L" this week. Not that kind of D-L, as in Down-Low, but Kathy's kind of D-L: D-List. You can't get more D-List than being the special guest at the International Bear Roundup in San Francisco or getting your assistants a teaching gig at the Learning Annex. Since I'm not a Bears fan, my level of pre-excitement wasn't as high as usual going into this episode, but I decided to just grin and bear it (sorry, couldn't resist). Oh, please. You know Kathy could watch paint dry and I'd laugh. So, although I couldn't bear to look at Kathy doing things like signing the bare hairy bear ass of one of her fans at the convention, there were still lots of highlights: - Kathy shared with us that her mama Maggie learned the word "skank" from watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Kathy, imitating Maggie: "I hope you don't turn into a skank like those God damn Kardashians! The mother thinks she's one of the daughters. Luckily, I was not like that with you, Kathleen." Kathy: "No, mom. I don't walk around in a muu-muu and flip-flops, so don't worry." - Kathy's latest attempt to torture Team Griffin was to sign them up to teach a course at the Learning Annex: How To Be a Celebrity Assistant. - Kathy's latest attempt to be a do-gooder and contribute to society was to do a PSA for the Guide Dog Foundation. Kathy's ulterior motive was one of the best parts of the episode. Kathy wanted the two visiting guide dogs and their owners to be inspiration for her two ill-behaved dogs Chance and Pom Pom. - It was quite inspiring to meet Heidi, the blind woman, and especially Tony, the man whose leg was injured in Iraq and he needed a guide dog to help his balance. Kathy, about Tony: "He's been to war. He's trained in combat. I think he might be ready for Pom Pom." Not-so-inspiring was Jeff, the guy who brought Heidi, Jeff and their guide dogs to Kathy's home, but didn't appreciate Kathy's sense of humor. How could he not laugh at Kathy impersonating a dog and humping his leg? - Kathy, after jerky Jeff said she had a problem with her ego: "Ego? You don't even know ego. I stared at myself in the mirror for an hour today. And after he leaves, I'm gonna stare at myself for another hour." - What a perfect person for Kathy to call upon to help her with her "doggy debacle," even though she beat him at the Emmys: Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer! Kathy, describing Chance and Pom Pom a.k.a. "Dogs Behaving Badly": "They're out of control. They're like animals!" - Meanwhile, Maggie's been spending time with one of Kathy's "best gays": Patrick. Kathy to Maggie: "I can't believe you're trying to steal my gay!" - After observing Maggie and Patrick together, Kathy was not havin' it, feeling like a bit of an outsider: "It's like they're Ashton and Demi...and I'm Bruce Willis." - Kathy tried c-ck-blocking Maggie by mentioning that Patrick was a bear. Maggie, after Kathy asked her if she knew what bears were: "They're a football team." - Kathy added Steve Wozniak's anal-retentive assistant Julie to the Learning Annex mix, knowing that it would aggravate Team Griffin. Jessica, about Julie: "I wouldn't hang out with her in school. That's all I'm saying." - After Team Griffin and Team Woz began their course for adventure, in walked Kathy and Woz. Anything to add salt to Team Griffin's wounds. Kathy was especially hard on Tom, heckling him throughout. But Jessica's revenge was announcing that Kathy "lost her panty liner today and wanted us to find it." Seems as though it "may have fallen out at some point." Oh, Kathy. - Most fascinating moment: Cesar Millan very smoothly getting Pom Pom to walk on the treadmill! Amazing. - Was it just me or did Woz seem a bit too comfortable at the Bear convention? And how about Woz and Jessica arguing about who sold the most merchandise? I don't blame Jessica for getting peeved that Woz gave away freebies but paid for the "merch" himself. - Only Kathy can get away with calling Oprah "the ultimate bear" and Gayle "her cub." Even better was Kathy referring to John Travolta as an "old school bear with painted hair...and that poor ' wife' acting like she f--ks him. Now that's acting!" What about you, Kathy fans? Which parts were your favorites? I bearly can't wait to find out. You can watch more Kathy Griffin videos in our Online Video Guide. show less
After last week's oh-so-A-List sold-out show at Madison Square Garden, Kathy was back "on the D-L" this week. Not that kind of D-L, as in Down-Low, but Kathy's kind of D-L: D-List. You can't get more D-List than being the special guest at the International Bear Roundup in San Francisco or getting your assistants a teaching gig at the Learning Annex. Since I'm not a Bears fan, my level of pre-excitement wasn't as high as usual going into this episode, but I decided to just grin and bear it (sorry, couldn't resist). Oh, please. You know Kathy could watch paint dry and I'd laugh. So, although I couldn't bear to look at Kathy doing things like signing the bare hairy bear ass of one of her fans at the convention, there were still lots of highlights:— Kathy shared with us that her mama Maggie learned the word "skank" from watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Kathy, imitating Maggie: "I hope you don't turn into a skank like those God damn Kardashians! The mother thinks she's one ... 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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