3 min readBy Published On: October 10th, 2011Categories: Features10 Comments

Over the past 24 hours I’ve had roughly 1 million (I always round up) people send me the ‘Real Housewives of South Boston’ youtube video looking for a reaction, and I can sum up my feelings in one word, meh.  Maybe my hopes were too high, maybe its hard to laugh at yourself (or at least a percieved version of how those darn outsiders might see us), or maybe it just wasn’t that great.  Ok I admit, the character of Jackie was pretty hilarious and to be honest I think she can do better than the crew she’s hanging with, but other than her, pretty lame.  But I think there’s real potential is here, we are a funny, funny people, it just needs a true daughter of Southie to bring it out.  So here’s my ideas to make the second clip a little more Southie serious.

First of all there is no Route 34 in Massachusetts (I binged it), so why the heck did you pick Route 34 for Jackie’s packie?  Clearly someone didn’t do their research.  If you just picked a number or a letter street and you would have been fine, get with the program.

Was anyone else bothered by the very thought of a true Southie chick dropping a Manny (or any Sox player for that matter) homerun?  Come on, we all know a real Southie broad would have caught the ball with one hand and high fived whoever was next to her with the other, and she would have snuck into the locker room or players garage to get it autographed.

Ok, that POS television the ladies were watching the game on?  Would you ever go over a friends house to watch anything on a tv that size?  Gurl please!  They should have used a nice flat screen, they could have even made a reference to it falling off a truck or buying it a bar, missed oppurtunity.

How can you do a Southie parody video without using the phrases ‘no sah’, ‘just sayin’, or ‘arh you retahded’  No shelltoes?  No scally caps?  I also don’t think I saw any claddagh or giant initial rings?  Maybe there could have been a sweet Irish knit/nylon pants combo thrown in somewhere?  

I have no idea where the people who made this video are from, but have they not heard the news Southie is gentrified now?  We have specialty food stores and doggie boutiques, we have farm to plate dining and art gallaries, there is so much more to us than dropped Rs and questionable life skills.  And just think of the foil a yuppie would have been for the group, next time invite the new neighbor over.

Maybe my biggest issue is that everyone is drinking cans of beer straight out of the can, not a red solo cup in sight, WTF?  Southie peeps both old and new, have you ever been to get together and not seen at least one red solo cup?  Especially if you’re boozing outside!  And how the heck are you going to play flip cup with no red solo cups?  Come one now!

So I don’t want to sound like Debbie Downer (or as my mother says Betty Bummer), I don’t want to crap all over the video, so I will give a little praise.  I loved the old school plastic beach cheers, you probably should have made a joke about using them as spot savers, just sayin’.

 

10 Comments

  1. BEVERLY October 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I'M AN OLD SOUTHIE GIRL, GRADUATED SOUTHIE HIGH 1965,  STUCK IN SO. CA. 

    TO ME THESE GIRLS SOUNDED LIKE BRONX CHEERLEADERS AND WE ALWAYS HAD WAY MORE CLASS.

    WE DRANK "MOTHERS" LEMONADE IN FRONT OF THE PROJECTS DOOR IN SUMMER.

    BUT HEY, IF YOU CAN'T LAUGH AT YOURSELF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM….LMAO

  2. Anonymous October 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    They should be drinking Bud Lites, instead… No one drinks Bud heavy.

  3. Anonymous October 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    They should be drinking Bud Lites, instead… No one drinks Bud heavy.

  4. Tara October 19, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Agree the potential was there. How do we get a Southie Production company to get Southie Writers and make our own version. I also liked  that the one girl was crosseyed. Also we are not all that enamored (sp?) with Marky Mark.

    Tara

  5. Cathy October 19, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    The guy humping the woman throughout the video was tacky as hell.  

  6. Jack October 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I thought it was pretty hilarious, if off base in many ways, but they needed an Irish flag or something! And what's-her-name talked about geting into a fight at Bennigans, but those don't even exist anymore…she should have said the Beer Gahden. But there were some nice touches…Did you catch "Jackie" pouring the nips into her Dunkin Donuts coffee?  

  7. Anonymous October 26, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    They could have done such a better job by not only adding the quick fixes that you touched upon, but also by actually sitting and talking with anyone who has ever actually been to Southie. The generalizations, however funny they were, made it seem characteristic of eastern Massachusetts as a whole, and not unique to Southie; we know we deserve better than that. We are pretty damn unique…and wicked pissah! Imagine the hilarious skits, that we South Bostonians could come up with? Whomever made this video, get with the program! 

  8. TheDeb67 February 9, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Yes, we SHOULD all laugh & poke fun @ ourselves, life’s waaaaaay too short not to. Plus, laughter is good for the soul.

    You have to admit, the short clips ARE wicked funny & meant to seriously stretch the characters, personalities & loves (sports/local actors/singers, etc.) that us Boston girls grew up with. 

    I’m sure we all have a lil sumt’n sumt’n to add, but they had an idea and a HUGE sense of humor and ran w/ it! 

    Nice job “ladies” wheah-eva youz guyz ah from!!!  :)

  9. TAWWMY FRAHM SOUTHIE July 3, 2012 at 6:19 am

    MEH ISN’T A WORD YA STOOPID CAWKSUKAH. GAWD FAHBID YA LAFF AT YASELF A LITTAH BIT! THE CITY OF BAHSTAHAN HAS JUMPED THE SHAAAHHHK! OUWWAH BELOVAHHD PAHTS GAWWT CAUGHHHT CHEATIN AND CAN’T WIN A SUPAH BOWL NOW THAT THEY DON’T KNOW THE OTHER TEAM’S PLAYS!

  10. Keith October 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Route 34 is in “South Boston, VA” not here in Mass haha. I was looking for it, I never heard of it

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