Chelsea Handler and Gwyneth Paltrow could pass for sisters. They’re both attractive blonds. They’re both half-German. They both had grandmothers they called Mutti. And they both threw their grandmothers under the bus last night. Handler explained that her Mutti “was a real b—-,” but Paltrow raised the stakes, saying “My Mutti was a real c—.”
Nice. Paltrow explained that her Mutti “tried to poison my mother against me, but it didn’t work because I have a great mother … She must not have been very happy and she must have had a lot of pain because she was mean as hell.”
After Handler joked that people should retire Mutti — the German word for mother — Paltrow added that her own “hot” mom, Blythe Danner, goes by Lalo around the grandchildren. And this was only after she tried to inflict Woof on them. Watch the clip below and scroll to 3:58 for much about Mutti.
Grandmother nicknames are the best, especially for the non-b—–s and non-c—s. My kids experimented with Gagem, and I think my mother was crushed when their speech developed and they settled on the traditional Grandmom. Gagam is a pretty kick-ass name, for a grandmom or a comic book villain. It’s no Mutti, though.
What’s your most unconventional grandparent nickname?