momrek, I'm with you on Poison (aka Joe Gorga). I don't put him in the same class as Juicy in being a drunken, insufferable brute to his wife and kids. Crazy as it sounds, there are actually times when I truly believe there is a real, grown-up, vulnerable person in there, somewhere, as far as he's concerned.
Having said that . . .
I do think he is caveman brutish in the comments he makes about Mel: "I own her!", etc. The always (or most times, anyway) seeming to paw all over her. I mean, what is he trying to prove? Far as I'm concerned, he doesn't need to put on a cut-rate "Stud of the Year" show to try to make any of us believe that he loves his wife. Rich and Chris don't do that, and I think all of us are in total agreement that they absolutely love their wives.
Maybe the therapist (his name escapes me right this second), could convince him to come back in and discuss his juvenile behavior in this regards.
Also, Melissa ain't that fond of this side of him, either. I remember her griping on more than one PI occasion about Poison needing to cool his jets with the sex tap running all the time.
Also, momrek . . .
While I am not a fan of Rich W … I did like the way he gave it back to the TROLL when the TROLL said "I knew you when you were pumping gas" … and Rich comes quickly back with "ya, I did that when I was younger BUT look at you NOW, Joe, you are FLIPPING PIZZAS" … whatever Juicy the TROLL.
Quoting you, above.
ITA with that. I cracked up when Richie, who usually seems to stay directly out of the main crapstream whether or not its the guys or gals going at it (unless something/somebody is majorly crossing Kathy), basically verbally put Juicy on his back when Juicy started going after him.
Hey, Juicy opened the door, and Rich just ran right the hell on THROUGH that sucker!