ODD MOM OUT: THE HUMAN STRUGGLE TO FIT IN
Katie Nelson
11.1 (Left to Right) Alice Callahan as Stephanie, Abby Elliot as Brooke Von Weber,
Byrdie Bell as Simone Locker, and Ilana Becker as Danielle in Odd Mom Out,
“Wheels Up”
It is odd for a network that prides itself on producing
reality television shows to create a scripted series that satirizes the
very shows that serve as its trademark. The half-hour sitcom Odd
Mom Out does exactly this to the Real Housewives franchise, which is
the linchpin of reality programming on Bravo TV. The world of
extravagance and excessive drama seen in the various Real
Housewives cities is mimicked by the scripted settings and situations
of New York City’s Upper East Side found in Odd Mom Out (2015-
). The central force within the show is Jill (Jill Kargman), a real-life,
Upper East Side socialite, who in the show declares herself to be
the “odd mom out.” A self-loving, fast-talking, unconventional
mother, Jill is a cool mom. She has tattoos, likes rock music, and
has underwear dance parties with her husband and kids. Despite
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