REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY RECAP: Season Four, Episode 24… “Lost Footage”


Season Four, Episode 24… “Lost Footage”

by Sandi Duffy

I can’t believe there is yet ANOTHER episode of this shitstorm.  The Real Housewives of New Jersey is like herpes–it won’t friggin’ go away.

So this is the “Lost Footage” episode.  Bravo really knows how to drag things out.

First, we get to see more of the reunion where Andy AGAIN calls out Joe for his derogatory use of the word gay.  In the interest of full disclosure, I am a full-on gay activist.  I have to say, though, however wrong Joe Guidice’s use of gay and homo is, I do not think,  for one instant,  Joe Guidice is homophobic or anti-gay.  I think he is uneducated and ignorant, but those are much more forgivable traits than homophobic, and Andy really has to stop trying to portray him that way.


The next lost footage is a tank pull for charity.  This is completely stupid.  Teresa and Joe show up with a bunch of juiceheads and it’s pretty funny.  Caroline is all critical about it.  STFU, Caroline and go buy yourself a sense of humor.  Caroline goes and recruits some army guys to try to beat Teresa.  We are really supposed to believe that these guys were just hanging around and happened to be recruited by Caroline–and I just fell off the turnip truck yesterday.

Remember Field Day?  DonCaro was all FEBUS… the same as the tank pull…


Everyone is all critical that Teresa is so competitive.  I don’t know when that became a bad trait?  Caroline’s army team wins.  Teresa is yelling it’s not fair.  Um…Teresa, you brought a bunch of juiceheads.

We get a montage of the kids acting like kids and the adults acting like kids.  You know, I forgot that at one time I actually liked Rosie…you know before she became Andy’s gay pet project.

Milania is hilarious.  Jacqueline had the nerve to criticize Milania and Teresa, saying Milania acts out when she craves attention.  Yeah, Jacqueline, my kids do that, too.  All kids do.  Jacqueline is the last person who should criticize anyone’s parenting.

Teresa goes into a Manhattan book store and sees her book is no where to be found, so in a completely unscripted scene she harasses the 12-year-old working the cash register.  She also pronounces her own last name wrong.

We are back to the In Touch magazine apology.  Jacqueline TTC’s a blown up text message she sent to Teresa.  Jacqueline is nuts.  And she looks like the Bride of Frankenstein when the TTCs.  Jacqueline acts like an 8-year-old.  Teresa calls out Caroline and Lauren for encouraging 24-year-olds to get a lapband and I’m cracking up.


Jacqueline and Chris act like they met in Chicago when they go to Jamie’s wedding.  We all know Chris met her at a strip club in Vegas, so they really need to stop this charade.  It’s just plain embarrassing.

Jacqueline and Chris decide to get a real wedding picture in regular wedding clothes because they got married  in a non-ceremony, probably because Chris’ family hated her and the fact that she was a Vegas stripper with a child and broke up him and his fiance.


We see more of Joe Guidice getting the asshole edit as they show him in bed on Father’s Day, while his family is up and making cards and breakfast for him.  Bravo loves to portray Joe Guidice in bed sleeping.

Kathy drags everyone to the beach to remember all their dads on Father’s Day.  I visit my father’s grave on Father’s Day; I don’t go to the beach.

Teresa gives Joe a new wedding band for Father’s Day.  Joe doesn’t wear a band.  My husband didn’t wear a band either.  It never bothered me.  My husband was NEVER going to cheat.  As he liked to inform me, trying to please one woman was hard enough, why the hell would he want a second one.  I don’t think that was a compliment.

I swear the diarrhea commercial I’m watching right now is more interesting than this “Lost  Footage” episode.

Kim D. calls Joe Gorga “Josephine” and that’s hilarious.  Then she takes shots at his diminutive size.  I take everything back I ever said about Kim D.  I am now officially her biggest fan.

We are back to the Napa trip.  The ladies have a cook-off.  I can’t believe everyone criticizes Teresa for being competitive.  Like the rest of them aren’t.  Ok, well Lauren isn’t.  She’s just lazy.  And Caroline comes across as the most competitive of all.   I do have to admit, these beotches can cook.  Everything looks really good.  I’m hungry now.  What I don’t understand is why the men are standing around doing nothing.  My husband was always my sous chef.  He was also a master on the grill.  Not so much in the actual kitchen, though.

They find two poor bastards in the RV park to taste everything and judge the food.  Teresa  wins and Caroline is pppppppppppppissssssssssssssseeeeeeedddddddddddd.  She lost again to Teresa.

Dina gets dragged back into the drama, despite the fact that she left the show two seasons ago. This show loves to resurrect old housewives (Dina and Danielle).  Jill, Kelly, and Alex were not mentioned once during New York (I don’t even mention Cindy, she never counted).

Caroline is all pissed that Teresa went to her good friend Dina’s house after her and Jacqueline ambushed Teresa.  Caroline and Jacqueline still blame Teresa for Dina not speaking to them.  I am so sick of this.  I don’t believe for one instant that it’s Teresa’s fault Dina isn’t speaking to them.

Is it now FINALLY REALLY over?

76 comments on “REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY RECAP: Season Four, Episode 24… “Lost Footage”

  1. Am I the only one who noticed Andy always sits “towards” Tre. You know , in the reunion pics, if she sits to his left & Jax or Caro sit to his right , he will cross his legs so that he’s sitting towards Tre. Maybe the hate thing is an act, something the producers told him to do.? He may speak like he favors Caro & Jax but if you watch him , he looks more comfortabel sitting closer to Tre. ?? Curious.


  2. This my summary of the RHONJ and the feuds:
    Teresa + Caroline = The Cookbook Fiasco
    Teresa + Jacqueline = The Magazine Fiasco
    Teresa + Kathy = The Toast Fiasco
    Teresa + Melissa = The Strippergate Fiasco


  3. I have adult sons. I like to think we are close. That said, they have their friends and I have my friends. If my sons are going out to the bars, or to watch a game with their buddies I am not invited, nor do I expect an invitation. If I am going to meet my girlfriends for a dinner or some event my boys honest would not want to be included. My closest friends are women who lived on the same block as I do. We raised our kids together, so my sons have known these women all their lives. They do not sit around and gossip about my friends and I. They don’t tweet about their comings and goings. They really don’t sit around and discuss what a bunch of 50 somethings do from day to day. My sons actually have livesof their own, they went to school, played in sports, made friends, had girlfriends, got jobs, one is married and now I am a grandmother (best thing ever!!). My point is I really think it is odd that Albie and Christopher are so invested in their mother’s friendships. I think it is odd that Albie’s ex-galfriend, Lyndsay, was at WWHL with Caroline, and when Andy asked if she was still in a relationship with Albie it seemed to me the answer was no they are not together any longer. My younger son was with a girl for about 10 years, I liked her a lot. But when they broke up, I was not palling around with her. She is out of our lives. They broke up … He is my son, there is no contest – she’s out of his life, so she’s certainly out of mine. He is very happy with a lovely woung woman now. And I hope his former girlfriend is happy as well. But to be honest, that is none of my concern. In short I think it is important for families to be close. But I also feel there should be boundries. It seems, to me, the Manzo’s don’t have clear boundries.


  4. My daughter’s friends are also my friends. I think it’s important to know the people your child associates with from an early age. Friends influence our children’s behavior. I always wanted my girls’s friends to be at my home because then I knew what they were doing and who their friends were.

    The difference now between Caroline and me is that my daughter’s adult friends may visit me when my daughter isn’t home but it’s usually to ask for a “mother’s advice” etc., especially since they began having children. I’m honored they respect my opinion.

    I DO NOT “hang out” with my child’s friends, party with them, vacation with them, follow them around etc. There’s a line you just don’t cross as a mother. Caroline doesn’t seem to know about this line. If I stuck my nose in my daughter’s business the way Caroline does, my daughter would not have as close a relationship with me.She would resent it and I would never do it.

    As hard as it is, after a certain age, mothers have to let their children fly and leave the nest. Caroline doesn’t get this at all. IMO her relationship with her children is disturbing. They will never grow up and be independent, self-supporting, successful adults when she hovers over them and makes all their decisions for them. Eventually this will backfire on her and drive her children away from her.

    She really stepped over the line imo with her son’s girlfriend and Lauren’s weight issues. She needs to mind her own business and let those so-called “kids” (who are actually adults) grow up and learn life’s lessons on their own. They have to make mistakes to learn how to exist in the real world and you have to allow them to make mistakes. If you make all their decisions for them how will they ever learn to make decisions by themselves? Caroline is as crazy, if not crazier than Jax when it comes to raising kids imo.She has produced three very unlikeable kids who are unable to work, have normal relationships or function in society without their mother. It’s really sick.


  5. One more thing Any.. At first I thought tre spoiled her kids. But I see her participating and encouraging her children to be what ever they have interest in doing and it shows..even with the busy life she has making a living. That’s more than I can say for the rest of the moms who’s kids are adults and can’t even think or do anything on there own. There all old are they again? There all living off there moms and have no lives. That oldest little girl of tres is a go getter and I have no doubt will be strong and active like her mother when she grows up. Tres girls are cute and I like seeing them more than those lazy disrespectful adult children who think everything should be handed to them.


    • @ Cj I made a point of going back and watching the first 3 seasons and Iey brought a lot of attention can only recall 3 times Teresa shopped. Which we all should. I only ever use a CC if absolutely necessary. Key check cards have made it easier to not need a CC.
      I think they wanted Teresa to pay with cash for more of a *Jersey* feel, at the reunion she almost seemed embarrassed that some people were offended by that for some reason and Teresa said she only wishes she had a money tree. She then stated that they had been affected by the economic slow-down.
      Anywho, I took notice that the first shopping “spree” they film her having is at a little boutique having a seasonal sale with deep discounts. BIG sign on the front window but you don’t see it till-I think- the end of the segment for a flash but it caught my eye so I rewound the DVR. She was shopping for 4 girls and her husband was making a reasonable amount of money but Teresa spent around 1200 dollars and got quite a bit of clothing. She struck me as a good shopper. She was a buyer and she knows how to get the best bargains and I’m sure she probably knows how to work a deal. I think that is why she shops in boutiques, you can’t haggle a discount from the little girl that works for Nordstrom… The shop Teresa got her furniture seemed to be a decorator’s warehouse of sorts. Again, probably another small business. Her daddy was a cobbler! for cryin’ out loud. These people were not rolling in it and that never leaves you… I believe Teresa was hamming it for the show, with encouragement from producers, I don’t see Teresa that way, I think she loves pretty stuff but, what she has/doesn’t have does not define her. Her home I see her fighting for because they but so much into. That home was built for them to LIVE in, not a spec house. Plus, your home is your home, they may have only lived in it a short period before the financial issues were gearing up. Like Juicy said in S2, when he made dinner for Teresa ( and they ate in front of the fire, how sweet is he, he’s a teddy-bear ) it was, at a time. when they seemed to be getting through the worst, even the DUI, they didn’t really fight, they were going to be okay.

      Yep, those biotches were driven insane of Teresa’s life. Teresa really does have a really good life filled with love.

      I’m telling you, go back and re-watch the first three seasons, it will blow your mind how your perspective changes.

      Ps Guess who can’t sleep? Moi! Lmao!!!


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