And like poor Kenley's cat, we'll have our claws out. Here's how you can add your own pointed barbs to the group discussion, if you haven't joined us before: Just turn on your TV with your laptop or keyboard handy, start watching tonight's episode (which airs at 9 Eastern on Lifetime), and post witty quips and observations about the show in the comments section below this post. You'll be purring along in no time.
- Commenter dippitydoo came up with a new nickname for Mondo: "The Mexi-Pixie." I can't remember what our nickname for him was back in Season 8, can you? The outrage I felt when he was robbed of the victory seems to have erased everything else about that season from my memory.
- We tried to invent a name for the strange grayish-purple color of April's hair. Commenter BabyJane came up with "gurple," which sounds about right to me.
- Several commenters opined that Joanna Coles resembles Tilda Swinton. Should we change her nickname to "Tilda," I wonder, or just stick with "NTG" for "Not Tim Gunn"?
- Commenter lime_green mused about how nice it would be if we could all hear that little snippet of Project Runway "winning guitar music" every time we achieved something good, like meeting a deadline. Which reminds me of something I discovered recently: Did you know that the music for this show was composed by a guy named Harold Barefoot Sanders III, and that you can buy it on CD? Well, now you do!
And here are a few other things you may not know—all involving what's in store on tonight's episode:
- The challenge will be to design a "flamboyant cocktail dress" for Miss Piggy, who will serve as guest judge. Personally, I think Janice would be a better choice as a muppet judge, but I guess she doesn't have enough star power to land a reality-show gig like this.
- In the workroom, Joanna Coles will ask Kenley: "How does a pig feel about wearing a giraffe print?" That sounds like one of those unanswerable "zen kōans" doesn't it? Given the circumstances of tonight's episode, however, it's probably just a practical question.
- Costume designer Eric Daman is the other guest judge, which means that he's been handed the thankless task of being upstaged by a pig puppet. I hope he got paid well, at least.
OK, that's enough pussyfooting around from me—the show's about to start. I'll see you down in the comments!