About fifteen years ago, on the first ever "Real World" reunion, Tami tried to pull that same "It was the editing" bull and Heather B. shut her down with advice that is as good as now as it was then, "Tami, they only work with what you give them."
Oh thank you for reminding me of my favorite (and first) reality TV smackdown! And this was after Tami had the never to call Heather a "ghetto queen."
Ahhh, I remember this like it was yesterday. Allow me to set the scene...
It was the first Real World all cast (well, for 1996) reunion. Both NY and LA casts were on stage and it was LA's turn to answer audience questions. A lady asked Tami (and I'm paraphrasing here) "It takes an open minded and caring person to work at a clinic for gays and lesbians...why is it that you had such a reaction to finding out your new roommate was a lesbian (regarding Beth A, who is sitting right next to Tami). Tami fabricates an answer about being afraid that Beth A had aids. I knew she was lying because there was a scene that I recall from her season with Tami whining about feeling uncomfortable about having to sleep in the next bed or havng to give Beth A a hug.
This is where it starts to get good. A man in the audience starts to say he does not believe Tami. He begins to elaborate and Tami starts yelling that she is not perfect, blah blah blah. The man states that he thinks Tami is acting and she says she isn't. Beky from NY intervenes and says that many viewers expect the cast to be politically correct and reminds the audience that not everyone is.
Tami then begins her bs about the editors making cast mates look bad. Heather interupts and starts yelling how they use what we gave them and if you act like a bitch then that is what they use. When she finishes, the audience applauds. Not only was this great because Tami was so full of shit, it was the first time anyone had stood up to her. I so wish that scene was on YouTube.
Back on topic, I don't have cable, but I did just visit a family member who does. I got to watch a few episodes and I have to agree with many people on here about the maturity level of the cast. It's a little sad to see women in their 30's and 40's acting like middle school hood rats.