By RODNEY HO/ firstname.lastname@example.org, originally filed Sunday, March 20, 2016
Season 8 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” ended in a whimper last week but there were some dramatic moments from the season to chew on in the three-part reunion set at the Georgia Ballroom in the Biltmore.
Here are the best quotes from part one Sunday night:
“On your best day, you wouldn’t even be my third runner up.” – former Miss USA Kenya Moore to Phaedra Parks after taking umbrage with Phaedra calling her “oatmeal pie face” earlier in the season.
Pump it up
“It’s better from the tap.” – Andy Cohen, after watching Todd Tucker take a sip of breast milk from his wife Kandi Burruss.
Who gonna check me boo?
“You’re like a human T-shirt.” – Cynthia Bailey, musing about Sheree Whitfield‘s various catchphrases.
Not big sis, big AUNT
“I was hoping she’d change to be more endearing, like a cool aunt.” – Porsha Williams, 34, who is 12 years younger than 46-year-old newbie Kim Fields
Kandi hearts Todd
“Don’t come for my husband like that. I’m very protective. When Phaedra and I have disagreements on the show, I don’t try to go all the way in. Sometimes I feel I’m at a disadvantage. That’s going past the line of friendship.” – Kandi, about her fractured relationship with Phaedra
Vault? What vault?
“It was never a secret. When Apollo asked Peter to leave his older vintage car in our garage, I assumed you knew.” – Cynthia to Phaedra, who claimed to know nothing.
“I feel I was portrayed as being two faced, that I didn’t tell Phaedra. I wasn’t trying to hide it.” – Kandi to Phaedra on the stuff Apollo left at her place.
Will this ever end?
Phaedra, about Todd’s video production bills: “He has been paid all his money.”
Kandi: “They finished their business last week.”
Kenya: “That’s convenient.”
ADHD in evidence
“Are you texting during the reunion? You gotta be kidding!” – an annoyed Andy to Kenya, who said it was boyfriend Max asking about dog food.
“I don’t think her career is better than mine. Really! She’s on the stage I’m a star in. She’s here coming for my purse, the lowest man on the totem pole.” – Kenya about Kim
“I’ll let social media enjoy that soundbite!” Kim, rolling her eyes
“I have a career that spans 30 years myself. I can my bills.” – Kenya, trying to compare her career to Kim’s obviously superior one
“When people speak in the third person and speaks down to the group like she did. It was us as a group.” – Kenya explaining why she thought Kim was condescending
“It’s not arrogance when your resume adds up. Your resume adds up!” – Phaedra, defending Kim
“I like it when she bosses up!” – Kandi
“You’re always talking over people! What’s wrong with you!” – Kim to Kenya
“We are bored. So please get to the point.” – Kenya
‘When you’re talking and interrupting, that’s a form of bullying.” – Kim
“I don’t bully people. I’ve been bullied 100 times here. I know all about bullying.” – Kenya.
“Oh my gawd.” – Kandi, rolling her eyes