Whoever coined “the greatest gift in life is friendship, and I have received it,” clearly didn’t have opinionated friends who drink too much chardonnay on a Tuesday then tell you how they really feel about your boyfriend. Jokes aside, close friendships can make us feel loved, safe and comfortable. However, sometimes we get too comfortable with our friends and like family, say things we don’t mean. We might comment on our friend’s mismatched outfit or make jokes about their significant other, not realizing when the line has been crossed. 

 

Passionate About Pasta

Reality show Vanderpump Rules on Bravo became a mega hit because not only do we get to witness real friends having real drama but we at home can also really relate. The most discussed friendship spat of Pump’s season six is between Lala Kent and James Kennedy – “it’s not about the pasta!” Lala and James are… (were?) two besties who got into a heated fight screaming about….pasta, yes pasta! 

We love this moment because of how much they say “pasta,” and we get to see the moment a line gets crossed of friends being TOO honest and comfortable with one another. James yells at Lala, “read between the lines. It’s not about the pasta.” The “pasta” serves as a metaphor for respect and rather the lack of respect Lala has shown to James’ girlfriend. James, in turn, tries to hurt Lala’s feelings by putting down her boyfriend, Randall. 

 

A Carb Heavy Recreation

We at DIRECTV, knew we could take the humor up a notch and invited comedian, Jeff Epstein, to recreate this iconic fight scene.  We then cast an award winning quality co-star to perform alongside Jeff, a purse full of pasta, who honestly stole the show. Stop what you’re doing and watch it now. 

 

Behind the Scenes:The leftover purse pasta was placed as a prop in the back of the kitchen where DIRECTV’s show, Charcuterie Showdown, was being filmed later in the day. One of the contestants made a bold, artistic choice to use the cold pasta as an ingredient on their charcuterie board. Do you think using spaghetti gave the contestant an edge for creativity? Find out in Charcuterie Showdown