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Here's what you missed on the 'Barely Famous' season finale

Season 2 | Episode 6 | “Breaking Blonde”| Aired Jul 27, 2016

If you missed the season 2 finale of Barely Famous, it’s clear you’re not living your life right. If you’re interested in amending your ways, you can probably catch up on VH1.com, or you can read on for the highlights.

The season finale could be considered The Hangover episode (although every episode of this show could conceivably be called that), as it tries to piece together a full day of shenanigans that resulted in the girls being questioned by the police. In a VERY meta narrative, this episode is a story-within-a-story, with the outside story happening in a Beverly Hills Police Department interrogation room.

The police are using “footage” provided by VH1 to incriminate the girls for kidnapping and assault. In their interviews, Sara and Erin claim that they don’t really want anybody to see this ep, but VH1 is forcing them to air it.

I told you it was meta.

Here’s what you missed on the finale:

Stalking is a crime.
As Sara’s obsession with being a celebrity gets more aggressive, she tries to use her daughter to get close to Kate Hudson’s son, who presumably goes to the same school (although it’s unclear whether Sara just shows up at the kid’s school).

Sara completely misreads Kate’s annoyance and alienation, and concocts a friendship in her head, trying to buy her friendship with gifts that are NOT toilet paper or diapers. She becomes so preoccupied with their new “friendship” that she doesn’t even realize how creepy and weird she’s being, and it takes the police to confirm that yes, stalking is indeed a crime.

Drug Abuse.
Erin becomes disfigured by a lip injection gone bad and becomes hysterical at the thought of appearing on her ex’s talk show. She demands a Xanax from the hapless assistant, who gives her Ambien instead.

She acts like an insane person, mumbling nonsense like, “catalogue, geography, spaghetti situation,” and falling asleep in Kate Hudson’s lap on live TV. It was a low point, and she is now mandated to seek professional help. She has decided to “lightly check into rehab” because it’s clear that she’s “not gonna be happy without drugs and alcohol.”

Child Abduction.
Sara essentially kidnaps Kate Hudson’s son right out from under the German nanny’s nose and is the subject of a high-speed chase on the L.A. freeway. An Amber Alert is issued, and the LAPD pull out all the stops — sending helicopters, fire trucks, and a handful of cop cars. She can’t understand what the big deal is. She’s just trying to be friends with Kate Hudson.

At least that’s the story she tells the police.

Public humiliation.
I mentioned Erin’s unfortunate stint on late night, but it’s so much worse than I let on. Yes, she did fall asleep on top of Kate Hudson, but not before she crawled on the desk of the host, her ex-boyfriend, Mo Mandel, lapped up coffee off the desk, “like a kitty,” and asked Kate Hudson and Mo if they “are f—ing.”

If the Ambien-induced insanity wasn’t enough to destroy the last of her pride, the aforementioned lip injury has evolved into an ugly disfigurement that makes her face look like a claymation version of  itself. It’s awful.

The best part of the episode, however, is the “required” interviews between segments, when they try to do damage control, at the urging of VH1 and authorities. It’s a multifaceted episode, but Barely Famous fans are the smartest cookies in the TV universe, so you can handle it.

You can catch up on seasons 1 and 2 of  Barely Famous at VH1.com.

Tweet me your favorite moments from the finale at @sroseholt and let’s talk about the good times together.

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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