Kandi’s Ski Trip by RamonaCoaster
So instead of getting deleted scenes of the Atlanta housewives, we see the Burruss-Tucker family do a big vacation to help blend their families together. I guess someone at Bravo felt Joyce and her sisters were entertaining enough to film a show and the animosity between Todd & Joyce would be enough of a storyline.
Kandi got a free stay at a resort in Colorado which is why they are going on a ski trip. This is why Kandi will stay rich because she takes advantage of a deal. I noticed people who stay rich are thrifty. Kandi and Todd are taking Riley and Kaela shopping for ski gear. Todd has snowboarded twice which apparently makes him more of an expert on the slopes than Kandi. Todd is scared that the girls are spending too much money and he wants to limit how much they spend. The total comes to $1248.90 and Todd pulls out the Citibank card. I’m sure there’s enough of Kandi’s money there to cover it. You got to look cute on the slopes!
They all start packing for the trip and are wondering why they are going on a ski trip. Mama Joyce questions why a ski trip but reconciled by saying she is looking forward to spending time with her since she hasn’t seen much of her since Kandi was married. This is normal for couples to spend time alone together and their kids. Carmen wants to make sure Joyce knows she is going. Just watch out for flying shoes, Carmen. Carmen and Don Juan are going on the trip too. Kandi says it is because they helped put together a musical and a wedding so they are going to help put together a trip. I thought she was going to say because you guys are such good employees – I’m letting you go on a free getaway. It’s apparently a work trip. Kandi tells them they are part of the family and Carmen is not sure she wants to be a part of the family while Don Juan says he has his own dysfunctional family. Already Joyce is saying Todd better watch out for her rock inside a snowball. Mind you this is after Sharon, Todd’s mother, has passed. I do remember Sharon in the past saying New Yorkers don’t take threats lightly. Being from a city where there has been a major terrorist attack, we take every threat seriously. Mama Joyce could teach Al-Qaeda a thing or two. Joyce says she has been trying to have a better relationship with Todd. When has she been trying?
So far the two aunts, Joyce, cousin Weenie, Kandi, Todd, Riley, Kaela, Carmen, Don Juan, Todd’s assistant Matthew, Todd’s uncle, wife & brother are going on the trip. Carmen is already watching out for any attempted murder scenarios.
Kandi is setting her hair in a bonnet and Todd is complaining. I guess the baby making factory is closed down for now. They pray for Sharon’s soul and we see a scene with Mama Joyce bringing flowers to Todd for Sharon’s grave and she promises to be a good mother-in-law. Joyce should be happy with a new house since Todd had issues with her living in Kandi and Todd’s house. They should have time together as a couple.
Joyce is going to play nice with Carmen even though she still wants to drag her. On the bus, Don Juan wonders if Steamboat Springs has seen any black people. They all take a flight and see the snow from the plane. Todd’s family and assistant meet at the airport. Already Matthew is assigning transportation. The Tuckers go in the truck and everyone else goes in the shuttle bus. Already the aunts are complaining. Matthew offers apple cider to the Tucker family and Don Juan says the aunts are going to push him over a cliff for forgetting them. Matthew seems like a better assistant than Carmen with his survival bag.
On the shuttle bus, the aunts think Colorado is about weed and snow. I wonder if they’re going to get toe up. They all admire the mountains. Aunt Bertha is complaining about the long ride to the house. The owner greets them and shows them around. They are all impressed except for Aunt Bertha. That long trip without a smoke stop was getting on her nerves. Todd tries to cheer her up and when that doesn’t work Kandi tries to placate her. Aunt Bertha is used to planning trips so when things are out of her control she does not have a good time. Bertha is spitting mad and forgot that the trip is free and voluntary. Matthew even offers to give her a foot rub and Bertha’s ready to smack him.
Carmen did the room arrangements. Todd’s family is on a ground floor in a separate house. The aunts and cousin Weenie are walking up the steps to another house in the back. Bertha’s a smoker and she’s already wheezing going up the steps. They start complaining about the raggedy-ness of the room and start waving their arms and yelling. It looked nice to me. I do think they shouldn’t be walking up the steps in case of ice, not that there was any ice there. Bertha brought a taser for security since there are no locks on the door. It’s only them in the house, why would they need to lock their rooms? I’m sure there’s a lock from the outside of the house.
Kaela nicely got off her phone to talk to Riley. Riley tells Kaela she broke up with her boyfriend through a friend. It’s cute that they can talk about their personal lives this way.
Kandi and Todd walk up the doggy steps to get up to the high bed. They’re both short enough to use it. Todd talks too soon about how peaceful the situation is. He doesn’t know what’s going on in the other house with the aunts. Kandi didn’t pack her remote control Bedroom Kandy panties. She needs to advertise her goods. She can’t leave them at home. It’s time to eat and the aunts are ready to go on the warpath.
Weenie gets into it first and starts yelling at Kandi how they were placed in the back and far away from the main house where they meet for meals. Meanwhile Riley and Kaela are eating elk at the kid’s table with Matthew. The aunts and cousin Weenie are very upset at how far they have to walk and Kandi didn’t realize what the problem was. It is all very dramatic and crazy. Kandi asks Kaela and Riley to switch and Riley is whining that she doesn’t want to. She complains about her hurt knee. Is she going to go skiing with her hurt knee? Carmen and Don Juan volunteer to switch. They seem to be appeased but they are still far away and up the steps so it’s not much of a better situation. Did they automatically assume they got the worst living situation despite the lovely views? Joyce finally is reasonable in her TH that they should be happy they were invited on a free trip. I’m getting scared that I agree with her.
Kandi goes to help them pack their stuff and they start laying on their grievances on her. It’s like Kandi took Nene’s place in the counseling session intervention. It seems rather scripted. Aunt Nora complains she hasn’t heard from Kandi the past year and says she doesn’t mind not getting money? Kandi gives her money? Joyce says she doesn’t see her either and Kandi doesn’t return phone calls. Even Weenie says her feelings are hurt. Aunt Bertha says she should reach out more often. They all pretty much have the same complaint that Phaedra had with her. Todd has been away working in Los Angeles so it can’t be her new marriage. Kandi is pretty much saying “whatever” to her family too when they don’t say what she wants to hear. Kandi, after making her shaky cry voice and giving excuses, promises to be better. Aunt Bertha puts down a broom from the fireplace set so that Kandi can jump the broom and the problems get swept out the door. Kandi obliges them. I thought this would be more of a comedy but so far, only Don Juan has been giving the good punchlines and everyone else has been whiny and not in the funny way. The family seems to be too needy and should find a hobby that doesn’t include their world revolving around Kandi.
I have been looking for Todd’s name in the credits and don’t see it. According to the Zap2It website, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Ski Trip” is produced by True Entertainment with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Carlos King, Lorraine Haughton, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker serving as Executive Producers. If they have control over editing, shouldn’t she show her family to be more entertaining than showcasing how needy and entitled they are? Unless she doesn’t care as long as they get a paycheck and don’t mooch off of her anymore. It’s rather ingenious.
Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Part 3 has a 2.59 million Live + SD ratings. They lost some viewers but are still strong at the adult 18-49 ratings which are what advertisers look at.
Meanwhile in Atlanta last night …. Kandi celebrated her b-day with some of her ATL co-stars, including Phaedra Parks, Kenya Moore, Claudia Jordan and Demetria. Derek J and Funky were also in attendance.