Jamie says that he's seen houses like this before, but he sounds as if he were about to say that this one is the best or something. I mean, he didn't say it in a jaded, "Yeah, my servants' house looks like this" kind of way. I know when you saw Jamie's name, you probably expected something like that. Danny interrupts him to say that he has seen places like this too, but he was working there as a server. They all laugh, and Melissa says she has never seen a place like this. We see random shots of Anne Rice's house, which looks exactly as clichéd as you would expect -- lots of voodoo crap, shrunken heads, religious artifacts and creepy dolls. I missed the part where they showed her National Book Award. Oh, that's right, they didn't. She never won one because she's a HACK! Wow, I'm going to get a lot of hate mail for this one. Anyway, Christopher is giving them a tour and announces with a lot of fanfare that this is "where Anne Rice does her stuff." Isn't it weird that he calls her "Anne Rice" instead of "mom"? Maybe part of the deal she made with him for using her name to get them all there was that he has to try to insert her name as much as possible in front of the camera. Because, did I mention she's a publicity whore? While the kids look around the room, we see an interview with Jamie, where he says that she opened her home to them, and it's "a special thing" and that a lot of people would kill to see what they were seeing. Well, that part is true. And who knew Jamie knew how to be grateful for opportunity? Danny is suddenly and randomly and for no apparent reason in the pantry with two of the waiters. In an interview, Jamie says with no transition that they are excited because there are seven spots for them on float number nine in the Orpheus Parade. On the front porch, Christopher explains to Melissa, Jamie and Matt that his mother rides on the front of the float and her peons -- I mean, the Real World castmates, will ride on the back. Matt asks if people know that it's Christopher and his mother on the float. Christopher says, "You mean, Anne Rice? Who has a new book coming out in October which will be available at bookstores everywhere?" Okay, so he doesn't, but come on. Like Anne Rice would do anything anonymously. In an interview, Jamie says that it's a huge deal that they get to ride in the parade. Melissa can't believe it. There's a random shot of a waiter. Then a wine glass breaks, and Melissa flinches and then runs away. Ha! That was funny. I would've been the one dropping the glass in the first place. I'm klutzy like that.
Episode Report CardKim: D | 246 USERS: C+
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