Joe Bruno on the Mob – Mob Wives Big Ang to Star in Her Own TV Show.
May 29, 2012
The simple fact is, Big Ang Raiola is the most likable character on the abominable television show Mob Wives. Due to this fact, the bad news is that the producers of Mob Wives, namely Jennifer Graziano – sister of Renee Graziano – has rewarded Big Ang with her own show. The good news is that Big Ang will be the only character from Mob Wives who will appear on this show.
Thank God for small favors.
Jeff Olde, EVP of original programming and production at VH1, was absolutely giddy when he said in a statement to the Huffington Post, “Ang is the definition of authentic. What you see is what you get, no apologies. She’s enjoying life on her own terms — and having had the pleasure of hanging out with Big Ang, her friends and family at The Drunken Monkey, I guarantee viewers are in for a real treat.”
Ok, so that we don’t get too confused here; “The Drunken Monkey” is not an indication of animal cruelty, but, in fact, Big Ang’s very own Staten Island bistro.
Jennifer Graziano, who was recently hoodwinked into allowing her former brother-in-law, Hector “Junior” Pagan (ex-husband of Renee), to play a major part on Season 2 of Mob Wives, is also producing The Big Ang Show. While on Mob Wives, Pagan was wired for sound by the FBI (the bug was in his wristwatch), and as a result, several alleged big name gangsters were arrested, including Pagan’s former father-in-law Anthony Graziano. So it’s plain to see Jennifer G isn’t exactly the cream of the crop of casting directors.
Nevertheless, Jennifer G recently said to the Huffington Post, “I’ve known Big Ang since I was a kid and can always remember thinking, ‘this woman is a star! It gives me great pleasure to be in the position to show the world what I have always seen in her. Big Ang was on my mind for ‘Mob Wives’ from the start — I believe she was a great addition for Season 2 and will be an even bigger force to reckon with on her own show! Watch out America … it’s Big Ang!”
OK, let’s not get carried away here. Big Ang is a big force to be reckoned with because she’s so darn big to start with. Her bra cup size is supposed to be a size “J” (I didn’t know they made bras that big), and her lips protrude so far from her teeth, you could put a billboard sign across them.
Top Lip – “The Monkey Bar.”
Bottom Lip – “Staten Island’s Best Watering Hole.” Then the full address.
On a recent show, Big Ang was asked why she had so much work done on her breasts and on her lips. In typical Big Ang-speak she said, “To attract da WICE-GUYS!”
As long as The Big Ang Show keeps it light and merry and doesn’t give us the annoying “Drama Queen” story-line of Mafia Wives, maybe this won’t be such a horrible show to watch. Big Ang is bright and breezy, and unlike the other ladies on Mob Wives, she goes through life with a smile on her lips and not a sneer. (Remember- Billboard Smile)
The Big Ang Show could be sort of a remake of the megahit “Cheers,” where The Drunken Monkey is a joint where everyone knows your name. However, the less names mentioned there the better; since the place might be bugged by the Feds
Things like this happen all the time.