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Season 7 | Episode 11 | “Circling the Waters” | Aired Oct 29, 2014

It would be easy to peg Josh Flagg as a spoiled, rich, materialistic guy. Sure, he did grow up in Beverly Hills in a wealthy family. Sure, he likes nice clothes and nice cars, but he also works hard in his career, something he learned from his grandmother, Edith Flagg. Sadly, in season 7’s penultimate episode, we learn that Edith has passed away at the age of 95.

In the middle of a showing, Josh receives the call that he was dreading: Edith’s nurse tells him that he needs to come see his grandmother right away. Josh, understandably, is devastated after her death. From what I understand, she practically raised him. Edith, herself, was quite a remarkable woman. A Holocaust survivor, she immigrated to the United States and built her own dress manufacturing and fashion design company, and was a generous philanthropist. She will certainly be missed. Luckily, Colton is there to comfort him.

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Prior to the bad news, Josh is still trying to sell the Redondo Beach house with the gaudy custom designs. He has a new strategy: instead of trying to sell the house, he tries to find buyers who would want to tear down the house and build a new one. In a line that made me laugh harder than I ever have in this show, a developer offers him a million below asking price. Josh, without skipping a beat, replies, “That’s a great offer … but the only problem I have with it is the price.”

It’s also a tough day for Josh Altman: today is the day he and Heather were supposed to get married. In the morning, Heather somberly tells him that she was able to cancel the caterer, flowers, etc., but they lost their security deposits. At work, Josh’s court jester/assistant Mikey comes to talk to him, and Josh surprisingly opens up to him about how depressed he is. Mikey, deer in headlights, tries to comfort him. But nothing can numb Josh’s feelings more than a big sale!

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He meets Daymond John (of the hit show Shark Tank) in downtown Los Angeles. Josh immediately starts giving fist bumps and swagger in front of Daymond. It’s both hilarious and humiliating. Daymond, he tells us, is a multimillionaire entrepreneur and creator of Fubu. Daymond suggests they do a “Tokyo Walk,” which is walking while talking, and says he is looking for a commercial space for an L.A. branch of his office. I’ll skip to the end: Daymond ends up renting a building for $700,000 per year.

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Our British gentlemen David and James are invited to Oren, a developer’s house. From the way these two were screeching, I suppose Oren is like the Ryan Gosling of developers. Oren’s house is—how to put it?—rage-inducing excellent. The wall of the kitchen opens up completely to look out over the pool. The decor is bols, but not ridiculous. Oren wants to talk business, but James pushes him on a controversial request: Why not sell this house? Oren’s wife is against it. But after one little push, they agree to it, but for nothing less than $12 million. Shall I spoil it for you? At the last moment, James and David pull through and they sell the house. A house whose bathroom has a better view than most people’s roofs.

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Next week is the season finale, which marks the return of former cast member Madison Hildebrand, the Joshes have lunch together, and the Brits panic about a deal (as usual).

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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