During the conclusion of the three-part Real Housewives of Orange County reunion, Tamra Judge had a Carol Burnett moment. After sharing a quiet moment on stage talking about the ladies’ traumatic Glamis dune buggy accident, the drama between Tamra and Vicki Gunvalson reignites. The subject of Vicki repeating a rumor about Tamra’s husband Eddie allegedly being gay is brought up. When host Andy Cohen asks Vicki if she knew if the rumor was true or not, Vicki says, “No, I don’t know if it’s true.” When Tamra yells c’mon! to Vicki, Vicki yells back, “You’ve been trashing me for three years!" That’s when Tamra points her finger at Vicki and says, “Shut up, old lady.”
Vicki is old enough to remember The Carol Burnett Show's Eunice and Mama sketches. Eunice (Burnett) is constantly trying to please her domineering mother, Mama (Vicki Lawrence), who constantly belittles her daughter. But every once in a while, Eunice reaches her boiling point and utters the words, “Shut up, old lady.” The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays at 8pm on Bravo.
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