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'Million Dollar Listing LA' recap: The art of selling real estate

Season 7 | Episode 8 | “All Business, No Pleasure” | Aired Oct 8, 2014

Here is what we learned from this episode:

Josh’s only talent is selling houses.
Josh Altman isn’t just a seller’s agent like I had assumed; this time he represents street-artist-turned-millionaire-artist Alec Monopoly in buying a home.


But first, as we saw in the preview, Josh goes to meet Alec. Alec always wears a disguise, which consists of a top hat, cloth around his mouth and nose, and loudly printed pajama pants (okay, in one instance). Josh attempts to bond with Alec by creating his own tag, which is actually pretty cool. Josh admits he never had a talent, except for selling houses. Well, at least there’s a career for that.

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Josh shows Alec more of those mental-hospital-like severe houses in the hills. Alex chooses the one that overlooks the canyon, where hawks fly freely. And it has a saltwater pool. (I still don’t get the saltwater thing!) Alex is ready to throw the asking price at the seller, and although Josh should be happy with the commission, he gets off more on getting a good deal, so he gets Alec the house for about $300,000 below asking. Alec gives him one of his paintings as a thank-you, and it is pretty great. I love Alec Monopoly’s street-influenced pop art. It’s very modern-day Andy Warhol. Almost.

Those who spray together, stay together.
The Brits help out a friend by selling the friend’s Los Feliz home. David tries to claim that he and James spray-tan together. James denies it, but he doth protest too much.

James’ mother gave birth to James when she was 12.
No, not really. But that’s her excuse for not being as old as everyone thinks. What would you expect James’ mother to be like? Rich, British, and cheeky? Check, check, check.

Josh Flagg has a fantastic wardrobe that is perfect for the Hamptons.
I would just like these recaps to focus on Josh’s outfits, because they are so bonkers and so suave at the same time. Only Flagg could pull off pink shorts with a black-and-white polka-dot top.

He, of course, has great tennis wear, which makes up for his lack of tennis skills.

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“Finding a house in the Hamptons this late in the season is like finding Jimmy Hoffa’s body.”
Josh is planning to vacation with grandmother, Edith, who is feeling under the weather. Josh has dreams of sitting on a boat with a drink and a magazine, but he hears from a family friend named Gino that his family’s current summer rental fell through. Gino asks: Could Josh help?

In literally the lowest-stakes problem ever, Josh has to hunt for a place for Gino late in the season, and Gino complains about each place because he can’t see the water. Will Josh find a place in time? You know he does. There are already seven seasons of things working out. I believe Gino pays $500,000 for a two-month rental. As one does.

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Heather is peeved because Josh is more in love with his brother than with her.
That’s not a surprise. It wouldn’t be this show if we didn’t see Josh Altman dismiss Heather’s feelings about getting married. Heather finds a quirky place in the Hills she wants to buy with Josh to possibly flip later. He is reluctant because the place isn’t white walls with white marble and salt in the pool, like the other houses he shows. Later, he tells Heather he and his brother, Matt, have already looked at the place and priced it. That was a blatantly crappy thing to do, and if I wasn’t convinced reality shows are staged by producers, I’d be more upset. In fact, it’s no surprise that they’ve delayed their wedding.

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Perhaps Josh should take a clue from Alec Monopoly and keep his mouth covered?

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Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles airs Wednesdays at 9/8C on Bravo.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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