Agreed..It's no editing job. Those kids have 0 respect for their mother. I feel that a child/teen need not be beaten to a pulp to secure compliance and respect. For sure, I'm against this once they get older because it can get volatile.
However,...back in the day respect meant "fear of God" along with a swift kick in the pants IF we lost enough of our sanity to mouth off. Victoria has it right. "You'd get away with it ONLY once." In my family, the elders seem to be able to read when he were at least thinking about mouthing off..based on our facial expression and body language. Rolling of the eyes, sighing, sucking or teeth, turning our back all were considered extreme forms of disrespect.
However, getting to that point where a child has UNIVERSAL not selective respect for their elders comes only through the work of parents (single or together) "from the cradle," The pool man and blind date were all dissed by them as well.
This is not to say that teens should have to walk around with tape on their mouths. They need to assert themselves to develop their own independence, and YES even disagree with their parents, since they shouldn't be clones of their parents. However, it's the manner in which they show their disagreement. What is this storming out of the house business? If Carmine storms out of the house, then he ought to have somewhere to go...like his own pad where he pays the rent Overall, they are just spoiled and over indulged, plain and simple.
Victoria is too wishy washy as a parent, no follow through. She acted as though it was her decision that Carmine wouldn't be going to the prom. Folks he decided not to go and she attempted to take credit for being a "tough parent." Remember he kicked her out of his room. Imagine that! It's unbelievable!