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When it comes to The Real Housewives reality franchise, one rule always applies: The more seriously the women take themselves, the more hilarious the show. Perhaps that's why the Atlanta version of Bravo's reality juggernaut tends to be its highest-rated. Among the stars of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, confident self-regard is never in short supply.
In the season 4 premiered Sunday night, the unintentional comedy just kept coming. Whether breakout star NeNe Leakes was screaming directly into Sheree Whitfield's face (it's always directly into someone's face, isn't it?), or Kim Zolciak was extolling the virtues of the "masterpiece" that is boyfriend Kroy Biermann's butt, the women were dropping priceless one-liners by the minute.
Leakes was clearly proud of her recent TV foray as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice, mentioning in passing that Donald Trump had taught her the negotiating skills that helped her when buying her son Bryson a car. "Cash money!" she cried, after purchasing a used Charger for $13,500. "Bye, haters!"
Apparently, Whitfield was one of them: She contended that Leakes had pushed her out of a speaking appearance in Philadelphia, taking the fee for herself. “The heifer tried to backdoor me!” she cried. As for Leakes' brush with TV greatness, Whitfield had this to say: “Donald Trump recruited NeNe for Celebrity Apprentice because they needed an irate crazy bitch. And that’s what they got.”
A very pregnant Zolciak (whose son Kroy Jagger is now 5 months old) was also a source of funny quotes -- without meaning to be. “Being pregnant doesn’t give you a free pass to eat 20 slices of pizza or 20 cupcakes," she said. "You need to be healthy.” Then she sent the kids to get her baked ziti (with jalapenos) and sour cream and onion potato chips.
As for the other Housewives, Phaedra Parks summed it up best when she said, "(Kandi Burruss') imagination leads her to the world of sex. Mine leads me to the world of the dead.” In other words, Burruss is starting a new sex toy line (complete with musical vibrators that sync up to your iPod), and Parks is getting into the funeral parlor business. As for Cynthia Bailey, viewers got to see her try to launch a modeling agency with help from America's Next Top Model runway coach, Miss J. Naturally, he fit right in on this show in the snarky comment department.