Win Real Housewives of New Jersey season one DVD (with the prostitution whore! table flip)

It’s the season of Real Housewives free stuff, apparently, so I’ve been given two copies of The Real Housewives of New Jersey season one DVD to give away, so you can watch Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, Dina Manzo, and Danielle Staub scream at each other whenever you want.

Real Housewives of New Jersey The show’s currently airing its second season Monday nights on Bravo, and the season one DVD came out this spring. It’s 472 minutes of New Jersey absurdity, like Carolyn saying the word “family” in a way that will make your spine tingle. The best part of season one, of course, is Theresa’s “prostitution whore!” table-flip, but the DVD also includes the Andy Cohen-hosted reunion, the director’s cut version of the finale, and the “lost footage” episode material.

For a chance at winning one of two free copies of the $30 DVD, just leave a comment below, and make sure you have a working e.mail address associated with your profile. (If you log in via Facebook, make sure a stranger, me, can send you a message. And if it’s your first time commenting, follow the instructions so your real name shows up, or else your comment won’t be posted and you won’t be entered, and kittens will cry.) From the entries, I’ll let a random number generator pick two people at noon ET Wednesday, and you’ll get the DVD. Easy. No purchase necessary, you’re responsible for any taxes, blah blah.

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.