Season 1, Episode 2
“Joan Takes Over”
Joan only just moved in, but she’s already overstepping her boundaries. She decides to replace Melissa’s furniture – without her approval! What do you think Melissa has to say about that? Tune in, you don't want to miss it!
Joan’s only been living with Melissa for a short time, but she already has some changes she wants to make. She doesn’t like Melissa’s living room furniture, and she can’t believe how Melissa’s nanny, Dominica, runs around the house in skimpy clothing. Joan scores her grandson Cooper a VIP tour of the set of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, but only by reluctantly agreeing to be a contestant.
Meanwhile, Joan and Melissa’s assistant Sabrina reports that Joe Francis, a friend of Melissa’s and the creator of the Girls Gone Wild videos, wants to meet with Melissa about appearing in his next project: Hollywood Moms Gone Wild. Melissa won’t even consider it. But Joan thinks Melissa should do it; if she’s got the goods, she should show it. Joan takes Dominica shopping in Beverly Hills, but not at Gucci or Chanel, but at a local uniform supply store.
Later, Joan takes some nude pictures of Melissa in the shower, to show her how good she looks, in a misguided attempt to get her to do the video. Joan only manages to get in a few shots before a completely outraged Melissa chases her away. But Joan is determined that Melissa do the shoot, and arranges a meeting with Joe Francis. Joe has even prepared mock DVD and magazine covers. Melissa agrees to think about Joe’s offer – it’s a lot of money.
Later, Joan hires some designers and they scramble to replace Melissa’s living room furniture before Melissa comes home. But when Melissa walks in, she’s furious. Joan appears on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, and Melissa and company cheer from the audience. Joan survives the taping and even Cooper has to admit he’s proud of his grandmother. Later that night, Melissa and Jason go to Joe Francis’ party in his Bel Air home. Melissa takes Joe aside for a one-on-one talk. She tells him that after much thought and deliberation, she’s passing on the Hollywood Moms Gone Wild offer. She has to do what’s best for Cooper.