Now, I’m not a mother, but living in New York City, I have
to give Jill Kargman major props for her portrayal of the Upper East Side mom
on Odd Mom Out. The blowouts, the
charity lunches — that’s all real for some residents, as well as the crazy
race to get your 3-year-old into a college. As they say, truth is stranger
than fiction, and this satirical show has had me cackling all summer long (and
also worrying about what I will be like when I eventually have kids). Now that the Season 1 finale is here, will Odd Mom Out return for Season 2?
The Bravo comedy is based on Kargman’s life as an Upper East Side mom. In a land of wealth, Jill’s character (also named Jill) is wealthy, but not to the degree of many of her friends. She, her husband, and her three adorable if not rambunctious children are navigating a world of so-called ugly babies, weird made-up charities,and competitive preschools. It doesn’t help that Jill’s sister-in-law, Brooke, is the queen of the “Yummy Mummies” on the UES. Unfortunately, the powers that be at Bravo haven’t yet decided if there will be a Season 2 (there should be), but I’ve decided to help them out. The show has gone through plenty a hilarious situation so far, but I’ve drafted a few great, if I may say so myself, ideas that would be ready for Season 2
Jill Gets Chosen To Arrange An “Educational” Field Trip For The Kids
The very elite schools that UES children attend are always
going that extra mile. Because
Jill is always late and never volunteers, her daughter’s teacher could choose
her to arrange and chaperone a cultural, meaningful field trip for 30 7-year-olds.
What does Jill choose? A tour of all the cool places in New York that are
no more, like CBGB’s, the original
Gray’s Papaya hot dog stand, and the former graffiti mecca 5 Pointz. It’s Jill’s version of history. Needless to say, the
other moms aren’t thrilled their children went south of 34th Street.
Andy Brings Bagels To Brazil & Gets Promoted Again
Jill’s husband, Andy, just started working for his brother’s
company, Hercules. Hercules is worth a ton of money because they brought bagels
(or a bagel company) to China. Well, Andy can play at that game, too, except it
was an accident. Andy will meet a Brazilian entrepreneur at the gym, and,
thinking he has a new squash partner, will give him his card. This Brazilian
will know that Hercules brought bagels to China and wants to bring the brand to
Brazil, securing Andy a deal he didn’t even know he closed.
Vanessa Rescues A Man On A Street & Hates All The “Hero” Fame
Jill’s bestie, Vanessa, is a single ER doctor, and since she’s not of the “Yummy Mummy”
crowd, serves as Jill’s down-to-Earth touchstone. When a man collapses on the
street, Vanessa diagnoses and performs CPR until emergency responders can get
there. Having done her job, she goes to leave, and a TV crew sweeps her up and
calls her a hero. A true cynic, Vanessa hates all the attention and
grandstanding, but when cameras and reporters follow her around for a week, she
has to learn to deal with it (with gut-busting repercussions).
While we’re waiting for Odd Mom Out to get picked up for Season 2 (fingers crossed), catch up on Season 1 on Bravo's website. It’s totally hilarious and a worthy way to spend an afternoon or two.
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