“My Big Fat Fabulous Life” presents part 2 of the season ending tell-all show “The Skinny” featuring former boyfriend Lennie and comedian Keeryn Feehan, who antagonized Whitney Thore on live radio. Their confrontation continued after the comedian’s stage show which Whitney chose to attend with Buddy in tow. RECAP posted below.
At one point on “The Skinny, Part 2”, Ms. Feehan asks “Am I watching another show?”, when she is scorned by Whitney’s friends and parents for laying out her analysis of Thore in a scathing manner. Presumably it’s all part of her act, but her way of speaking her mind is profane and insulting, particularly to Babs and Glenn.
She’s said what others have, including us at TVRuckus, that Whitney seems to be struggling with the difference between demanding that people don’t bully or ridicule her solely on the basis of her weight, and being fat forever. She told Buddy she liked being fat, and seems to have a mortal fear of facing a scale and getting on the weight reduction train again.
If you’ve seen the sneak peek scenes of tonight’s “The Skinny Part 2” promoted on TLC, then you saw Whitney get up from the set and walk out of the studio door. Guess we’ll have to wait until the show airs to find out if that is how it ends. If you are a betting person, take the bet that she returns to discuss why she left. Then there’s the reunion with Lennie.
Her eyes glisten, his eyes do as well and he professes his love for her. Thore, in her inimitable way answers with something glib. In part 1 of “The Skinny”, Whitney told the host that she missed having a relationship with someone, more than she missed Lennie. As viewers, we only get to see the edited content producers choose to air, so if there is more going on than Lennie not knowing Whitney’s favorite food, or being uncommunicative for a day, then perhaps we’ll get that side of things tonight.
Are you happy with how this all ended? With Glenn and Babs being encouraged to “sext” or for Babs to do some freestyling? You might see it as charming, or perhaps cringe-worthy, but before all that, the meat of the evening was served.
It sure looks like Whitney Thore is inclined to give Lennie another chance. While he’s a man of few words, or if they are plentiful, they’re a bit incomprehensible, it sure worked on Whitney. Thanks to Shaun Robinson, who asked the questions that allowed Lennie to explain himself, Whitney heard him say he had never been unfaithful, still loved her and that she was the one who asked for the breakup.
Whitney about melted as she asked for a hug, gave one and shed a few tears. Lennie put his arm around her, she asked for him to hold her hand and the two looked as close as could be. That was all before the walkout by Whitney when she had heard enough of the unfunny comedian, Keeryn Feehan.
Perhaps Feehan was playing the role of an insult comic, and thought that her over-the-top statements were so outrageous that folks would know she was kidding…or perhaps not. She did apologize for driving Whitney away, only after she suggested someone get her a donut to retrieve her. Whitney accepted it and Ms. Feehan added that while she considers Thore bright, talented and even charismatic, her one big problem is Thore posing as a fat and healthy person, who doesn’t believe she needs to lose a couple of hundred pounds.
She did call out everyone on the stage, reminding them that they staged an intervention-style funeral for Whitney, and wondered why they thought they shouldn’t be called enablers for letting that just drop like a stone. Glenn and Babs were eerily silent until Whitney’s mom spoke up for her daughter’s talents, creativity and force of personality. At one point, watching Feehan walk off the set, talking to herself or someone around her, it sure seemed like she’d been told to trash talk Thore on camera. Hmm, a staged fight on a tell-all for a reality TV show?
Whitney said that on tap for her are bigger things in her dance career and other secret activity that she wouldn’t reveal. She’s saving it all for the next season, or two. TLC announced it had ordered 14 more episodes of “My Big Fat, Fabulous Life”, after its viewership continued to grow in season 3.
One note: listening to Shaun Robinson and Keeryn Feehan cry over being called skinny, too thin and told to go eat something, was just too much to deal with. Really?
TLC provided video clip and image for “My Big Fat Fabulous Life”, used with permission