Summer is here and RHONJ is back! Teresa is back from prison, Jacqueline is back as a cast member and Joe is sent away. *GASP!* But before we start diving into the Jersey waters, let us go back in time to simpler days when Tre would flip tables and chase people around country clubs.
We miss the good ol’ days, and we are remembering Teresa G.’s top 7 most Jersey moments.
1. Is Bitch Better?
Back in season 2, the war was deep between Teresa, former BFF Jacqueline and resident ratings magnet Danielle Staub. After not speaking for months, the three met face to face at a Porsche fashion show, only to end up chasing each other around a country club. After saying hello and referring to Danielle as “honey,” Danielle freaked out. Upset her syntax was attacked, Teresa delivered Danielle with the verbal punch, “I don’t want to call you ‘honey.’ Is bitch better?”
2. The Chase Around the Club
Danielle’s rebuttal to “Is bitch better?” was to yell at Teresa “Don’t attack me!” Standing up and waving her finger around like a school teacher, Teresa decided to teach Danielle a thing or two by chasing her around the country club. Teacher Teresa never messes around.
3. Andy Goes Flying
During the heated and fabulous season 2 reunion, Teresa and Danielle went at each other, throwing the words “whore” and “bitch” around like a beach ball and it is when Danielle took the fighting to another level that Teresa took her rage to another level. After suggesting Teresa had problems with her family, Danielle got a face full of Tre who yelled and spit in her face. Walking away, Danielle left the stage but Teresa was ready to fight. That’s when host Andy Cohen stepped in and got knocked down by a powerful Teresa. No one brings up her family!
4. Garbage, Garbage Everywhere!
The premiere of season 3 introduced Teresa’s family and in-laws onto the RHONJ scene and boy, did they NOT get along. Teresa came over to wish her brother Joe and sister-in-law Melissa a phony congrats on their son’s christening and the Jersey garbage went flying. Joe called his sister garbage, banged on the table a few times and fists went flying between the Gorgas and the Giudices. It probably makes your family drama look like child’s play.
5. Don’t Bring Teresa Sprinkle Cookies
The fighting between Teresa and her brother and sister-in-law was never resolved after their fight at her nephew’s baptism party, and when the holidays came rolling around, Tre was throwing shade like an actual tree. Sister-in-law Melissa committed the ultimate sin in Teresa world and that was to bring sprinkle cookies to Teresa’s house. And where else does a box of unwanted cookies belong? In the garbage.
6. Love, Love, Love
No matter how hard Teresa and her family fight, the Jersey way is to always end the war with hugs and kisses. Her family have mended their wounds and seem to be on the road to recovery. Even with her temper, her love for her family is what keeps Teresa real.
7. “Prostitution Whore”
The ultimate RHONJ moment comes from the first season’s finale. The cast gathered for a dinner where Danielle brought THE book detailing her life in crime and her 19 engagements. Tensions were high, tempers were teetering, and when Danielle asked Teresa to “pay attention please!” all hell broke loose. Teresa responded to Danielle by calling her a prostitution whore and promptly flipped the table, thus cementing her place in reality TV history.