'Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List' season finale: Red, white, and adieu

Kathygriffindlist_lWell, PopWatchers, the D-List train has finally reached the depot, and boy, it’s been a crazy ride this season, no? From Down Under hijinks with Lance Bass to the Kathy Griffin Leadership Academy to Segway polo with billionaire Apple geniuses, it seems Kath and Team Griffin have seen and done almost everything. All the more reason for Ms. Griffin to give a little something back, which she did in this funny and poignant season finale.

Kathy and Co. headed to Washington, D.C. to visit the recuperating soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Kathy was noticeably moved as she met with the patients, and for good reason. No matter what you think about the war, it’s hard to ignore the sacrifices these young (and I mean young, some were only 18) kids have made for our country. Many of them were missing one or more limbs. When Kathy finally choked up at the end, I did too. But in normal Kathy fashion, the feisty lady added her own brand of levity to the occasion.

One of her first stops was Fisher House, where rehabilitating soldiers and their families live. Kath was treated to a MTV Cribs-style tour of one of the rooms courtesy of soldier wife Susan. Noticing that Susan leaves cute little notes for her hubby on the bathroom mirror, Kathy penned her own heartfelt missive for the vet: "You can just suck it."  (Which became even funnier when she actually met him in the rehab center a little bit later.)

My favorite part of the episode though was her interaction with "F— me I’m Irish" Nick (pictured). That kid was a complete hoot. When he decided to go to Kathy’s comedy show just so Kath would hit on him because "I need a little lovin’,” my heart melted just a bit.

Speaking of the comedy show, poor Kathy was anxious all day aboutit, because as she pointed out, straight men are not really herdemographic. So she scoured the campus for women and gays (with thetongue-in-cheek promise of not asking or telling) to invite to theshow. Ms. Griffin was right to be a wee nervous. Not only were there fourchaplains in the audience but a few ankle biters as well. No suck itJesus jokes tonight! And if that weren’t bad enough, her usualrepertoire of Britney jokes were bombing, miserably. It looked asthough Kathy was about to go AWOL when out of nowhere her white knightcame rolling in on his silver steed of a wheelchair. Kathy  refocusedher act on Nick and all of the dark and twisty insider rehab jokes(Coors from a prosthetic leg? Hilarious!). In the end, Kathy was, ofcourse, a huge hit. And so was her Emmy, which she brought along forphoto ops.

As Kathy and Team Griffin got ready to depart the Center, CasanovaNick adoringly bid farewell: "I’m going to miss those breasts." Andreally, won’t we all?

So Popwatchers, what was your favorite moment this season? Are youalready itching for season 5? What would you like to see Kathy and TeamGriffin do next season? Sky dive with Chance and Pom Pom? Take Maggieto a burlesque show? Please spill.

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  • Snarf

    Went to see Kathy at Massey Hall last Fri in T.O – she was ON!
    She should come to Toronto for our Pride next year that would be a hoot.

  • cimagato

    This is one of the few shows where I’m actually sad when it ends. So Bravo, more Mrs. Kathy specials while we wait for next season, okay?

  • Olivia

    I am so freakin proud of this show.. I love it that Kathy has been the only one to show some sense of just being normal cool and emotional.. Not like the other serious crap that just makes you hate the war and emotionaly breaks you down because of the the life these young men and women will now have to live.
    Thank You Kathy you really made my day.

  • Rebekah

    This episode was so touching. The scenes with Nick were great. Hopefully Kathy can keep in touch with him. I have to say I loved it this season when she was in Mexico seeing her relationship with young Cristian.

  • Owen

    Can we please, like, have Kathy on TV ALL the time? 52 weeks a year? Please? Please?

  • Mr Kitty’s Mom

    Owen, I agree….her demographic covers everyone whether she knows it or not – last night’s show was great and it made me cry – we need more reminders of just what these kids give up when the go into a war.
    She is just terrific and heck I wouldn’t mind a FMII tatoo on my chest!

  • kjm

    ok so every year in Chicago memorial day weekend there a group that comes to Chicago called International Mr Leather. She should go to that sometime

  • mslily

    I know this is a mini review in Popwatch, but the others had direct links fron the TV reviews section and this one required lots of hunting. What gives? PS: she deserves another Emmy just on this episode alone!

  • Lina

    Kathy, You are one of the best! Have tons of offspring and bring them all to Iowa to teacher us that life doesn’t have to be serious all the time!

  • Greg

    Kathy should hook up with Jeff Lewis and have her house redone, I’d love to see the cat fights

  • Kyle

    This should definitely be the episode that she submits for Emmy consideration. It was truly terrific.

  • tiger38

    LOVE Kathy’s show!!! I’m a Kathleen also. If she wants great gays, she should come up to Sonoma County CA. They could show her a good time.

  • Sideliner

    Kathy is one of the hardest working people out there and is deserving of everything she gets. I really admire her willingness to try just about anything and her honesty when it doesn’t always go the way she planned. She has a great staff who you can tell love their job. I loved Kathy’s last episode and I look forward to watching next season.

  • Mr. FAMU

    Sigh, its over already. Kathy is amazing and should have her show on for atleast 7 more episodes. Can’t wait to get this on DVD!

  • Scott

    I had no clue it was the last episode when I was watching it, how sad it’s over all ready. I adore Kathy and her seasons need to be way longer, 15 episodes at least. Wake up Bravo!!!!!
    P.S. She so deserves another Emmy for this one show alone.

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