In the beginning of the show, Lisa says, “It’s hard enough to keep a Hollywood Marriage together, but, it is even harder to keep your children grounded.” Harry Hamlin was made famous by role on LA law. However, after Lisa’s career with Days of our Lives and Melrose place was going great, Harry took off work to raise their 2 children. Harry is very practical and serious while Lisa is a risk taker which makes for a very interesting and entertaining reality series.
Harry is ready to go back to work
Now that Harry is ready to go back to work Lisa suggests that he get a new “up to date” haircut from a famous hair stylist in order to start his acting career again. He now has a “new look” to give him confidence for his first reading. Lisa says he looks like a silver fox and is very handsome and sexy! She has much confidence in her husband!
Before Harry leaves the house for his first reading in years, Lisa notices an email. Apparently word got out at a party that Lisa took off the cover of a popular magazine so that her girls would not have to see the 23 year old on its cover who already had ten plastic surgeries. The media somehow spun that event around and tried to say that Lisa was mocking, slamming and/or bashing the model. Nothing could be further from the truth. A mother should be allowed to protect her children from all the negative impressions of Hollywood. Lisa went on to explain that the reason for taking off the cover of that magazine was to protect her girls from seeing a 23 year old who already had 10 plastic surgeries. She says that she wants her girls to realize that they are beautiful just the way they are and that you don’t need to be blond, have big boobs and plastic surgery to be successful.
The News Media follows Lisa everywhere!
This problem is laterally following her around and the news media won’t let her alone. They are trying to make a big deal out of it to get a story. With much harassment from the press, Lisa goes on to the photo shoot the next day for her new book called, “Starlet.”
As Harry takes off for his reading, Lisa says that he over thinks things sometimes. Harry is very nervous about his job interview/reading so he practices the part with Margie Hammer his acting coach. He feels that he totally nailed the character and the group at the reading applauded his performance. They said Wow! That was fantastic! However, later, he was given the feedback that he gave a bazaar reading and freaked everybody in the room out.
When he told Lisa, she said that he needs to get to the bottom of this. It still remains somewhat of a mystery to me! His acting coach told him that he is too serious and intense. She feels that he needs to step out of his comfort zone and have some fun! That is easier said that done for someone who has been out of work for so long. Margie sets him up with an engagement at the Improv.
Harry confides in his best friend “Earth Quake” who tells him to go into your life and find everything that is funny and bring it on stage.
Meanwhile Lisa is still having problems with the media over this magazine cover issue. She says that the only way to empower your kids is to tell them the truth. She feels like there are images out there that are hurtful to your children.
Lisa explains to her girls that there are certain reasons why she does not let them go on Line or YouTube. She tells them that she took the cover off a magazine that had a picture of a very young girl who had 10 plastic surgeries. She herself had her lips worked on but she does not want her kids to think they need to change themselves to be successful. She believes that a lot of people in this world think that they have to be skinny, have plastic surgery, blond hair, and big boobs in order to be successful. She says you have to love yourself for who, and, what you are and then own it. She wants to help her children to learn to love themselves.
Harry first stand up performance
It is time for Harry’s standup performance at the Improv and he says that he feels like he needs a diaper and a barf bag. He starts out telling the audience that he is an actor and not a stand up comic which they will shortly see for themselves.
He begins his skit by talking about his experience in 1976 of being offered a part in a play. The producer said that I can’t cast you unless I make sure you are a boy. He asked Harry to take his pants off to prove that he was a male for his first acting part for this gay producer. After Harry took his pants off, the producer said, “You are brilliant!” and, he gave Harry the part. The next thing he said in his skit I choose not to repeat because of its inappropriate nature. At any rate, Harry went on the say that this part was the first gay thing he did and last gay thing he did was “Dancing with the Stars!” That’s all the material he had and everyone applauded.
His wife said he did great and commended him. I must say he does have potential as a standup comic due to his serious nature, but he needs better material.
However, since I am writing this review I must comment that I don’t understand why comedians feel they need to use sexually inappropriate material in order to be funny. Not only that but why do so many people laugh at that kind of thing? Bill Cosby is one of the world’s greatest comedians and he never used anything that was vulgar or inappropriate. That is because he is a true comedian and does not need vulgarity or feel the need to curse to get applause. At any rate, this stand up comedian gig was not for Harry. He said that it was very fearful for him and he swears he is never doing “stand up” gain.
Lisa large upper lip
Meanwhile Lisa feels that her lips are really what hurts her when it comes to getting a new part, so, she decides to change her upper lip back to the way it was before she had it plumped up to twice its normal size. Her plastic surgeon says
that the lower lip should be 20% bigger than the upper but her lips are just the opposite. Harry likes her lips the way they are and says not to mess with them. Well, I guess we will find out what happens on the next episode of “Harry loves Lisa!”
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