MF: Mardi Gras! UPDATED: Chris March stops by!

Posted on October 19, 2011

People have been asking us to do more of a recap-style post for this show, so here goes: Chris and his band of merry travelers get a call from actress Jennifer Coolidge. Seems she’s going to on a float for Mardi Gras and she needs an outfit for the occasion. Very wise lady, that Jennifer Coolidge. Is there anyone better to call for your parade float outfit than Chris March?

Because this is reality TV, the team only has 3 days to get the whole thing put together and only 2 days before half the team heads down to New Orleans for the fittings.

The concept for the look, coming from Jennifer herself, is “Ice Queen,” and Chris came up with this sketch. We were a little under-impressed. It seemed that all the interest was going to be in the collar. Why make a simple cocktail dress for a parade float?

Anyway, the busy bees get to work.

We suppose the need for a body harness to support that collar was at least part of the reason why the dress was kept so simple.

The queens were in awe of Jennifer and we can’t say we blame them.


She was absolutely hilarious in that off-the-cuff way that only truly talented comedic actors can be. Even without a script, every line out of her mouth was laugh-out-loud funny.

But even with everything in place…

… every feather glued down and flashlight turned on, we still weren’t that impressed with the look. Oh sure, the collar was amazing (and something of an engineering marvel), but the bottom half seemed like an afterthought.

But this is why Chris and his team are the experts and we’re just the bitchy bloggers who write about them. Because once she was in place on that float, it became all about that collar – you couldn’t really see the dress at all – and in the context of the parade, she looked absolutely amazing.

Well done, you busy little bees. You can’t fake the joy they all have on their faces, seeing their hard work in context.

It’s just a simple half-hour, but that’s all the show needs. It’s the anti-reality reality TV show. A cup of fun, fabulous creativity without too much drama and without making you feel dirty about watching it. Support this show, kittens. We need more of this on TV.

UPDATE: Chris himself dropped by in the comments section and had a few things to say:

“Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to chime in here and clear up a few things about the show…Of course, the answer to every question to do with reality television is, “editing”. But, this particular episode happens to be very real. We actually did receive a phone call from Jennifer Coolidge in the middle of production of another show (you can see the “bra dress” in the background) and I insisted that the producers jump at the chance because of the client (!). We really only had three days, and yes, we did go over the production budget, but it was for one show and the chance to travel to Mardi Gras was just too fabulous. The reason Jennifer’s outfit is relatively simple is for several reasons, all “edited”. She had to appear in just the cocktail dress at one event, then with the coat over it at a press conference, then she had to climb a very steep and precarious ladder on to the float and get dressed in the collar with the coat over it (it gets chilly there) and be on the float for hours and hours, and THEN get off the float at the Orpheus Ball and wear the outfit without the collar (we had to get special permission to have her wear something above the ankle at a formal event). So, the outfit had to perform many functions throughout the day…I would have loved to have made her something much more flamboyant and insane–trust me!

We are so super happy that people are enjoying the show. We have done our best (given network hurdles, fear of practically drama-free programming, and the devious minions of the devil that work in television) to put out a show that is fun, creative, and that simply feels good to watch.

Thanks for all your support…the best thing you can do is write to the networks and say you will support programming that is free of fake, catty, backstabbing drama.

Have fun,

Chris March”

Come ON, Bitter Kittens! Support this show! Tweet it, Facebook it, tell all your friends to watch it! You have your orders, now GO!

[Photo Credit: Bravotv.com]

  • Anonymous

    I just got back from New Orleans last week, so this show made me want to go back. I’ve adored Jennifer Coolidge since her hilarious part in Best in Show.

    • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

      yup, that’s when I fell in love with her, too! and Jane Lynch! and I use exclamation points too often!

    • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

      yup, that’s when I fell in love with her, too! and Jane Lynch! and I use exclamation points too often!

  • Anonymous

    Oh I’m there.  It’s a nice half hour of good-natured creativity.  It’s nice to see people get along and build something together.  And at this point, they’re not obsessively mugging for the camera.  They actually interact.  

    Just keep it a half-hour Bravo so they don’t have to create dramatic filler.And, yep, I also wasn’t overwhelmed with the dress ’til I saw her on the float and realized that the collar was all that was going to be seen. And, then, wowza!

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    I really wish I got Bravo….

  • http://www.facebook.com/WendyLKaufman Wendy Kaufman

    I am in love with this show. It’s my dream job. As an over-the-top costumer myself, I know that they needed the dress to be simple, because they needed every ounce of time for that collar–and more importantly, they had no body to fit. I swear if the hair gal measured 42″ in the bust, and that was the measurement they were given, then I have a feeling miss Coolidge cheats a bit–and many do–and it’s best to always assume that they do. If you have no body to fit, and you did not take the measurements yourself, you gotta KISS. If they had to take time out to rip and fit the dress, they were hosed. A Mardi Gras costume with no huge collar, or cape-with-sticks, or wings, or whatever device you use to “fill the stage” is not a Mardi Gras costume. Loved the little flashlights. 

  • http://twitter.com/CestmoiLola CestmoiLola

    I have not regretted cutting the cable cord – until now. Anyone have any info as to how to watch online without paying an arm and a leg?

    • Anonymous

      Amazon charges about $2.00 an episode. I’m pretty cheap/broke but for Chris March I pay it.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps they wanted to make sure she could hold a bowl of soup on her lap, even if she couldn’t eat it. (Best in Show joke)

  • http://twitter.com/hmbscully Wendy

    She was in the Orpheus parade on Lundi Gras (Monday before Fat Tuesday) and I know a ridiculous amount about that parade for reasons I won’t go into, but the one thing that is important to note is that float riders are on the floats for HOURS UPON HOURS. It could take 6-8 hours to get through the entire parade. And you’re throwing beads or waving the entire time. Krewe royalty (those who normally wear the giant collars, crowns, and gowns) would be sitting on thrones on their floats. What Chris & Co. made for her was a good compromise between the craziness of MG and practicality.

    • Anonymous

      Amen, Wendy.  I lived in New Orleans for a number of years and went to every parade I could fit into my schedule, and was in constant awe for the stamina of the people on the floats — just being a watcher at a parade was tiring enough!  Especially on one of the pre-Fat Tuesday weekend days where there would be 3-4 parades back to back to back to back.  (And contrary to public belief, 95% of parade routes are out in the community where flashing boobs for beads is not allowed, and can even get you arrested, because there’s *millions* of kids at the parades, too.)  I thought Chris & Co’s top-heavy design was perfect for a guest parade queen since the riders are either standing in a frame that helps them keep their balance or else sitting, and so as we saw on TV, you simply couldn’t see her from the waist down. 

      I love this show.  I could listen to Chris laugh all day and would never get tired of it!

  • Scott Hester-Johnson

    In a (Bravo) sea of dysfunction, fighting and screaming, this show is a joy.

    Instead of flying into a diva rage when problems come up or a client hates something, Chris just lets loose with his throaty chuckle and keeps going while his crew exchange glances and grins.

    Pure heaven.

  • Anonymous

    “A cup of fun” indeed.  A group of designers who actually get along and produce fabulous, albeit over the top clothes.  What a concept!  It’s the anti-Project Runway.

    • Anonymous

      Crews/teams that work nicely together turn out much better work in the long run. I love this show, it’s a half hour of pleasant and interesting.

      I can find crappy people easily in real life.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SX7LMAF3VCGIUF6QYHQ2BU3PUY Caz

    As a costumer I adore this show – they all look like they are having a blast working together, and that is what makes ridiculous builds fun rather than a stress filled nightmare. Of course, working in New York where you can just run to the feather store helps a lot!
    The length of the show is perfect, it’s laugh out loud funny and the lack of drama is refreshing. I hope that it continues in this vein as it is a show that I look forward to every week (and there are so few of those right now…)

  • Anonymous

    I love this show.  I love CHris March.  I do, however, worry about his health.  There is an awful lot of wheezing going on.  I did not see this one, but from the previous two I am not super wild about the younger woman.  She seems to only exist to be a doubting youngster.  But I really hope over the course of the series we continue to see how the team works together and more with truly gifted, creative minds.  It’s inspiring.  

    • Anonymous

      I fear for his health and well-being too. He’s just too heavy to be healthy and it’s taking its toll.
      I don’t like the young girl on the show; she’s acts and sounds like the ‘stock character’ young-gay-guy.

  • Anonymous

    “You must be tired. Would you like some lemonade and crystal meth?”

    • Anonymous

      Essssactly. I adore Jennifer. =^)

    • Anonymous

      I died when she asked if she could show them to the dungeon to start working on the costume. For a second  I swear they thought she was serious. Fabulously fun soul cleansing half hour of TV. Thank you Sissy Bear & company.

  • Anonymous

    So fabulous. Love Chris March and love Jennifer Coolidge.
    This show is definitely on my weekly tv schedule.

  • CQAussie

    SO HAPPY you did a recap of this show today – a couple of friends at work have been raving about it and to be honest, I had kinda forgotten it was on!  Will be setting up the DVR schedule for it tonight!  Like a good minion =D 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

    I haven’t seen it yet, but will set the DVR.  I’m dying to know what’s going on in the first picture.

  • Anonymous

    I love this show!  And Chris March!  I’m so glad he is back on TV.  Also, how awesome was Jennifer Coolidge’s house??

    • Anonymous

      Pretty damn awesome.  Love her style!

  • Anonymous

    Chris and Jennifer Coolidge were made for each other. I loved the one liners Jennifer kept tossing off, like the one about a handstand. I was laughing out loud at this episode, especially when Chris adjusted the fit on Jennifer and when he asked his fit model about her hip measurements. “Do you need another…?”  And Chris looked like a kid on Christmas morning at the parade. What a treat to see a bunch of people working hard and having fun.

  • Anonymous

    I’m with you TLo – when I first saw the finished dress, I thought just not flashy enough for Mardi Gras.  Even with someone as fantabulous as Jennifer Coolidge.  But once I saw her on that float….

    And even with all the color and movement going on with that float, she still stood out and looked mah-velous!

  • Anonymous

    And I can just hear Tim Gunn saying “She looks like a float in a parade.” ROTFLMAO

  • Anonymous

    I keep forgetting to watch this show! At least I have TLo to walk me through it!

  • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

    Gah, don’t get Bravo or I would watch it. I absolutely adore shows about people who like each other working together well and doing amazing things (see: Parks & Rec, The West Wing, Sports Night, and more).

  • Anonymous

    Love the show, love watching creative people and their process.  Didn’t love that ugly blue light on the float.  It kinda killed the white/silver color scheme and made Jennifer look weird.  Still fun to watch. 

  • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

    LOVE this show!!!  I just wish it was longer — maybe two clients per episode??  I’m always a little sad when it’s over and I have to wait a whole week for Sissy Bear.  

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    Yeah, I do feel a little dirty after watching Rachel Zoe, although not as dirty as when I watch Millionaire Matchmaker or Real Housewives of Atlanta, which I don’t do very often….

  • margaret meyers

    I think this look was designed so that after she stepped off the float Jennifer could remove that chandelier-and-sconce duster collar and go to all the parties looking like the outrageously glamorous comedienne she is.   So yeah:  insane collar, simple but SPARKLY dress and kimono.

  • Anonymous

    This episode felt like a classic Bravo-era PR challenge, and I was so hoping Tim Gunn would show up in the workroom.  And then I felt a little sad.

    • Anonymous

      Three days to make a Mardi Gras float costume and fly down to do the fitting and collar construction … I kept hoping Chris was going to pull out a “Make it work!” It was totally a PR challenge.

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to ask some indelicate questions here and I may be rather inarticulate as a fumble.  As I watched Bravo last night, I saw Rodger Dodger “buy” a 10 carat diamond ring for a push present, Chris March and 2 people fly to New Orleans for a minimum of 2 nights to make a parade costume and Simon D on Fashion Hunters priced a vintage Issaye Massye (sic) at approx $20K.  Who is paying for this?  Was Bravo?  Did Neil Lane give him a discount for product placement?  If so, he should have been po’ed because the screen shot of Rodger leaving his showroom was of a competitor.  I spent most of last evening adding up how much unnecesssary expense was added on to things by ridiculous stuff like having Joey fly from LA to NY to do Molly Sims hair and makeup and carry all those extra clothes that she would obviously never wear.  I realize some of this is manufactured for TV drama but some of this is business as usual for these people.  What makes “these” people and “these” things worth the added freight? 

    I love Chris March about as much as Rachel Zoe and Co annoys the crap out of me but the juxtaposition last night bothered me and I’m still not completely sure why.  I guess a really am a bitter kitten but I would have like to have there been a little explaination that the cost of the costume is X and the travel and shipping expenses are being covered by the production company for promotional and entertainment purposes. 

    • Anonymous

      Mom?

      • Anonymous

        HAHAHAAAAA!

    • MilaXX

      My guess is a bit from column A, bit from B.
      Rodger may have very well paid for that ring, but I’m sure Neil Lane gave him a nice discount if he did, or it could be he was comped that ring and Neil wrote it off as a biz expense since it appeared on the show, which could be seen a a mini commercial of sorts. Or Rodger could have paid for it and they write it off as a biz expense since it was for the taping of the show.  The possibilities are endless and because this isn’t Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and because it would be boring to hear all the nit picky details of who pays for what and no one in their right mind actually wants to divulge that sort of info on national tv, it’s glossed over. same deal with Chris March. 

      • Anonymous

        I always wonder how effective product placements are; I guess there must be demographic data proving they work because there seem to be so many. But I don’t think I’d go to a jeweler for an expensive purchase just because someone appearing on RZP shopped there.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      These people and these things are worth the added freight because it’s part of the cost of doing business — both for the shows and for the businesses portrayed on the shows.  All of that shipping would have been done even without TV shows, because when you do exclusive costuming or styling, you have to go to your clients.

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t watched the show, but I will watch this episode for JENNIFER FREAKIN’ COOLIDGE!

    • MilaXX

      You really should. She kept tossing out one liners that were a hoot.

  • Anonymous

    I love Chris March, and I love this show!!! I pray it does well!!!

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    I have yet to have one single Tuesday to watch this show but they are On Demand and I can’t wait to catch up.

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    This is the first episode that I’ve actually been able to watche, and I was absolutely delighted with the tone and the pacing.  Sometimes, you just need a quick bite of something delicious, rather than 7 courses that give you heartburn.

  • Anonymous

    And how could I forget “She thought he brought BIDETS?” (Beignets)

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      I hope she’s a really good seamstress, because that girl is as dumb as a bag of hair.

      • Anonymous

        There was a transition where we heard her voice before we saw her, and I just about DIED.   She’s as annoying as Izzy is delightful, which is a LOT.

  • Anonymous

    “Tlo said: We need more of this on TV.”

    Too right. This is what BravoTV used to be before all the table-flipping publicity whores took over.

    –GothamTomato

    http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2561006

    • Anonymous

      Yes, yes, yes!

      This is the yummy little petit fours type of dessert that caps off a perfect meal–or an evening of TV watching.  As opposed to the gigantic beat-you-can’t-eat-it-all-without-puking Everything But the Kitchen Sink Sundae (SUNDAE! SUNDAE!) that is PR.

      I love this show.  I could just sit in Chris March’s studio and watch him and his minions and listen to him laugh and be perfectly happy.

      • Anonymous

        Bet. Bet-you-can’t-eat…etc. Sorry. And my Edit button has never worked, so I’m reduced to replying to myself.

  • MilaXX

    It’s just a simple half-hour, but that’s all the show needs. It’s the
    anti-reality reality TV show. A cup of fun, fabulous creativity without
    too much drama and without making you feel dirty about watching it.

    I love this show or the because of that. It’s just as fake as the next reality show, but everything is so sweet I don’t have to hang my head in shame when I tell people I watch it. Jennifer was the perfect Chris client. In my head she seems like the type of person Chris would hang out with.
    BTW does the little ginger assistant look like Jessie Tyler Ferguson from Modern Family’s younger brother to anyone else?

  • Anonymous

    I was so happy while watching Chris March with my family, I actually got teary eyed.  So entertaining and cute, the best thing since Santino and Austin made dresses on the road for regular gals.  Please don’t change a thing, Bravo, we need Chris March’s fabulous cup of joy, now more than ever!

    • akprincess72

      I LOVED Austin & Santino!!!!!  Miss it terribly.  =(

  • http://twitter.com/TheRealAndra Andra

    Best new show of the season, other than Revenge, of course!

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    Loved it!

  • http://twitter.com/RothJen Jen Roth

    Only a matter of time before it becomes really popular and then Bravo makes it an hour-long show. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

      I am A-OK with that, as long as they don’t try to force Chris March to be anyone but his loveable self. I could do with an hour of Sissy Bear every week.
      But I am also enjoying Fashion Hunters, which is on right after Mad Fashion, and its occasional Simon Doonan guest appearances, just for sheer love of clothes. Lesigh. 

      • Anonymous

        Plus on Fashion Hunters, Simon gave us some background history on Issey Miyake, which was very cool.  I like the fashion history lessons.  Like Pawn Stars but with fashion.

        • Anonymous

          I liked that he suggested offering it to a museum as a resolution to the questionable provenance.

          • Anonymous

            Fashion Hunters is the tackiest show that ever did tacky.

  • Anonymous

    I so love Chris March. Many of the PR designers could take cues from his professional behavior when getting change requests from his clients.

    • Anonymous

      Oh lord – can you imagine the deer-in-the-headlights look Precious Moments would have had if this had been a Project Runway challenge? And the bag of fugly he would have created! 

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      Most definitely — I always wonder what their problem is!  I mean, isn’t the point of making clothes to make something the person wearing it will love?  Chris always gets points from me because he gets that.

  • Lisa

    This show is really growing on me.  I just love Chris March.  I suspect one of the reasons there’s just good fun and no drama is because it’s impossible to be pissy or angry around him.

  • Anonymous

    I like the crew and the concept of the show but dang I hate the clothes and the show is a little bit sleepy. I’m all for over the top but that shoe dress and now this?  I’d rather they go for the costume than pretend to produce fashion.  Also, wouldn’t it be cool if he divided his team into two and had the two sides compete to produce the “winning” outfit.  Let the guest choose the outfit without knowing who designed it.  Better yet, compete against another team altogether.  House of March vs House of Guest Designer.  That would up the ante.  Could stick with the 30minute format and leave out the personal drama.  The design frenzy would be drama enough!

    • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

      Are they pretending to produce fashion? I got the impression this was for extreme, costumey looks.
      Personally, I like the format of seeing what his business actually does, with just some minor time-crunch drama. What would be the point of splitting his team (or the budget?) when it’s so refreshing to see people working together to accomplish one goal.
      I think there are plenty of shows out there with the hoop jumping you crave. This one, on the other hand, is fine as it is.

    • Anonymous

      Gotta agree with Ali meowmeow. There are plenty of fashion competitions already, and even more shows just sopping with drama. I love just seeing Chris March be Chris March. I don’t need anything else. :)

    • Anonymous

      It’s just personal preference, but I am easily entertained & much prefer something approximating ‘how we do business’ than another forced-for-t.v. competition. There’s plenty of that on screen already.

  • Anonymous

    I like the crew and the concept of the show but dang I hate the clothes and the show is a little bit sleepy. I’m all for over the top but that shoe dress and now this?  I’d rather they go for the costume than pretend to produce fashion.  Also, wouldn’t it be cool if he divided his team into two and had the two sides compete to produce the “winning” outfit.  Let the guest choose the outfit without knowing who designed it.  Better yet, compete against another team altogether.  House of March vs House of Guest Designer.  That would up the ante.  Could stick with the 30minute format and leave out the personal drama.  The design frenzy would be drama enough!

  • Anonymous

    Love Chris March, love this show. And I adore Jennifer Coolidge, so last night’s ep was firing on all cylinders for me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLSER5H3A6FPBAZOEIQIOBHAYM Elizabeth Rust

    I wonder if the team members are going to get to reveal more personality, or if the focus will stay on the garments (and the star!). Since Ace of Cakes went off the air (sob!) I’ve missed having a show about creative people who love their work, seem to enjoy each other’s company as well, and turn out fabulous pieces with just enough seasoning of snarky humor and occasional heart-warming (and, before somebody mentions Cake Boss, without screaming at each other!)… So far, this show’s got several of those elements, but I’m not seeing as much personality in the team yet.

    -GoryDetails

  • Now I am The Bee

    This program is a joy to watch.  Everyone gets along–they turn out great stuff and it seems they genuinely like each other.  I agree with another poster above–when things go wrong–it’s not a huge drama–it’s just a team of people that buckle down and work till things are right.  
    What a concept, eh? 

    I loved this outfit–Jennifer was awesome on the float and the collar worked out perfectly.  Is she really on Celebrity Rehab now–or did she just say that?

    • Anonymous

      It was a little awkward when Chris asked what show she was working on, assuming she had something going on, so she quickly came up with the most awkward answer as a joke, the show you only end up on when you hit rock bottom.

      (It may have been less awkward unedited, perhaps she brought up the topic.)

  • yuju ti

    This show is so sweet!! I MUST follow it! Compare to PR, which is ruined by all the drama, Chris’s show is pure fresh air. I will never say ” I will never watch PR again” because I love watching people making clothes. But I have to say Mad Fashion gives me exactly what I want from a design reality show! 

  • Anonymous

    I would support the shit out of this show, except there’s no where online to watch it >:(

    • Anonymous

      If you’re willing to/can afford to pay, Amazon has it for about 2.00/episode.

  • Anonymous

    I like this too. It’s neat. Creative, talented people doing something interesting and well.

  • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

    What a totally fun show. I love it anyway, but Jennifer Coolidge made it even better. I wish it were an hour because I’d like to see more of how they work. The engineering for some of the pieces they’ve done is pretty fascinating.

    I could do without the time crunch aspect, because I’m quite sure Chris & Co. were informed with plenty of time to get the costume done right. But it’s a minor complaint, and is doesn’t bug me much.

    Seeing Chris on TV every week is such a joy.

  • http://profiles.google.com/nigel.conliffe Nigel Conliffe

    Love this show; nice to see over-the-top creative people who get on well together. It’s nice where the drama is in the problems they solve, not in the talking heads and bitchy back-biting.

    Reminds me a bit of “Ace Of Cakes” from the early days, but maybe that’s just Chris’s laugh.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dwight.lake Dwight Lake

    Thanks TLo!

  • akprincess72

    I love watching this show, no drama, just fun!  =)   Way to go Chris!   

  • bethannstamps

    love my little Chris. having spent a lot of time in N’Oawleen, it is hot humid muggy and she didn’t need a lot of material around her, that collar was divine darlings.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Everyone,  I just wanted to chime in here and clear up a few things about the show…Of course, the answer to every question to do with reality television is, “editing”. But, this particular episode happens to be very real. We actually did receive a phone call from Jennifer Coolidge in the middle of production of another show (you can see the “bra dress” in the background) and I insisted that the producers jump at the chance because of the client (!). We really only had three days, and yes, we did go over the production budget, but it was for one show and the chance to travel to Mardi Gras was just too fabulous. The reason Jennifer’s outfit is relatively simple is for several reasons, all “edited”. She had to appear in just the cocktail dress at one event, then with the coat over it at a press conference, then she had to climb a very steep and precarious ladder on to the float and get dressed in the collar with the coat over it (it gets chilly there) and be on the float for hours and hours, and THEN get off the float at the Orpheus Ball and wear the outfit without the collar (we had to get special permission to have her wear something above the ankle at a formal event). So, the outfit had to perform many functions throughout the day…I would have loved to have made her something much more flamboyant and insane–trust me!

    We are so super happy that people are enjoying the show. We have done our best (given network hurdles, fear of practically drama-free programming, and the devious minions of the devil that work in television) to put out a show that is fun, creative, and that simply feels good to watch. 

    Thanks for all your support…the best thing you can do is write to the networks and say you will support programming that is free of fake, catty, backstabbing drama.

    Have fun,   Chris March

    • Anonymous

      Dear Chris –

      Please don’t change a thing!  The next time the producers think that there needs to be more drama or conflict on your show, just send them here for a reality check.

      I hope Mad Fashion has a long, successful run.

    • Anonymous

      Dear Chris – thanks for the background info. I love your show. You all seem to be having a great time just being your fabulous selves and being creative. It’s a pleasure to watch. And your stuff is incredible!

    • Anonymous

      I have not watched the show, but am reading about it here on TLo. I am super-impressed that you are reading these comments and stopped by to clarify how the episode came about. The show looks like a hoot and a half. It sounds like you all are doing everything right and I wish you much glittery success. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        He stopped by one other time to clarify a situation with his blog for Lifetime during one of the other seasons, because it was being edited by the network and was full of things that WEREN’T what he said. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      If they try to shoehorn you into the fake drama, they’ll lose everything we all love about you!  I really wish the episodes were available online because I don’t have Bravo:(  I’ve told everyone else they should watch though.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Chris.  It’s actually really cool that this was even more of a challenge than the show let on!  Sew on, SissyBear!

  • Anonymous

    I agree wholeheartedly.  Chris brings such a joy to what he does.  He’s a delight to watch.  Joy and fun and creativity.  What a breath of fresh air from the stinkfest that is now Bravo.  

    • http://twitter.com/IvyTurnstyles Cyd Paiva

      Everytime I turn on Bravo there is a marathon of some version of “The Real Housewives” or that matchmaker show or some other slop. Bravo used to be my go-to station for entertainment. Now it’s just crap (Chris March being the exception, of course.)

  • http://twitter.com/applecocola Stacy

    THAT IS A FUCKING FABULOUS COLLAR! Well done, Chris! I would definitely love to see a show that more’s about the subject matter it claims to be about rather than the drama. 

  • Anonymous

    Jennifer Coolidge needs to be on every reality show. Or any show at all that needs some amped up fun. Love her to pieces! This is a fun little show and a refreshing palate cleanser after all the bitchery overload being served elsewhere.

    • Anonymous

      she was hilarious. Her delivery is impeccable. I am going to go rent best in show.

  • http://twitter.com/ggore Glenn Gore

    Of course everything out of Jennifer’s mouth is fall on the floor funny, because she, Lynch, et al are the absolute best at improv.  Best in Show and it’s brethren movies were all done without a script, just an outline of what was supposed to happen, every bit of the dialogue was improvised, and Jennifer is among the best at it.   She can do more without words, just a vacant look even, than some actors can do with 4 pages of soliloquy.   Love her!

  • http://profiles.google.com/dchockeyguy Trevor Burroughs

    I’m going to have to try to fit this show into my schedule somehow, which is already full on Tuesday nights with Ringer and Chopped. I love Chris March a lot, and the concept of the anti-reality reality show really appeals to me.

  • http://twitter.com/IvyTurnstyles Cyd Paiva

    Chris! I can’t tell you how happy I was to find your new show! I’ve been a huge fan ever since PR. :) Loved Meryl’s Oscar dress BTW. Congrats on your new gig.

  • Anonymous

    Luv Huh!

  • Judy_J

    Oh, how I love Chris March!  Jennifer Coolidge is pretty fabulous, too.

  • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

    L <3 V E!

  • Amanda in Austin

    LOVE.LOVE.LOVE!

    At first I read his last sentence as “cake, fatty, backstabbing drama.”  And I have to say, I would also support programming free of cake. There are far too many cake shows on tv.Chris March is darling. I saw this episode (it was my first time seeing the show), and I must say I enjoyed it very much. I was waiting for the drama and backstabbing. When it became clear that this show isn’t about drama, I was totally on board. So much fun to see Chris being Chris, and to hear his infectious giggle.  And his team seems like a lot of fun, too.

    • Anonymous

      I would also support programming free of cake!  Those shows are awful!  And who would want to eat one of those things, anyway?  I like edible cake that looks like lovely cake.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

    yaaaay he commented! i adore chris march and i am so happy for his success. go chris!

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad you guys started blogging this show. I probably never would have found it otherwise and I love it.

  • Anonymous

    I just switched to Verizon, and I think I can get this show on demand. I’m going to watch every episode. Luv Huh, and Lurve Him!!

  • Patsye Peebles

    Love the show, love Chris, and love the fun of it all.  And they went to Mardi Gras – how much better could it get?  And how great to hear the details from Chris himself.  You go, our wonderfully funny friend!!

  • Anonymous

    LOVE her! And Miss March, too, of course.

    Just discovered the show’s available at Amazon Instant Video. $1.99 per episode, but free if you’ve got Amazon Prime membership.

    Which I do! 

  • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

    Love the show, Love Chris.  I was just discussing his final PR collection – that fabulous Gorey inspired, faux-monkey fur gem-fest that I still cannot believe was rejected.  So yea Chris!  Go on with your bad self!  I adore everything you do.  Hope the shows a resounding success.  

  • Anonymous

    I love you, Chris March, and I don’t hold that hair against you. Okay, I kind of did at the time, but Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow and all that. My dream is to need (and get) a Chris March costume for something.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Charlotte-Siewierkiewicz/503556621 Jessica Charlotte Siewierkiewi

    And of course Denmark will be behind and show it WAY later. IF they even decide it’s worth showing (*sulks*)

  • Mary McClelland

    I just watched this!! So great! Chris you make me swoon. And I will most certainly be contacting the devious and terrible Bravo. The RHONJ are putting me over the edge! lol. 

  • Anonymous

    I am catching up to my DVR and just caught this episode — bravo to Bravo and Chris and his happy elves and of course to the insanely wonderful Jennifer Coolidge. So nice of you to fill us in on what we missed, Chris! You are a joy to watch.

    • Anonymous

      My DVR recorded all the episodes, but the descriptions didn’t match what Bravo aired so I have some twice and some not at all. :(  

  • Anonymous

    “[T]he best thing you can do is write to the networks and say you will support programming that is
    free of fake, catty, backstabbing drama.”  Could Chris be referring to Project Runway?

  • http://twitter.com/tinapunk Christina

    Ahh, I love that Chris commented. That’s awesome!!