Why ‘Watch What Happens Live’s’ ‘Night of 31 Doorbells’ Brought Dorinda Medley to Tears (Exclusive)

Usually, Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen brings the laughs — nevertheless on Wednesday night, guest Dorinda Medley was brought to tears!

“which was epic,” the Real Housewives of brand-new York City star gushes to ET about “The Night of 31 Doorbells,” which saw dozens of Bravo-lebrities, past along with present, storming the stage at Los Angeles’ historic Wiltern Theater for a very special episode of WWHL on the West Coast.

Over the course of 30 minutes, reality TV legends including Jill Zarin, Brandi Glanville along with NeNe Leakes joined Dorinda onstage with Andy.

“I loved This specific show called Night of 100 Stars inside the ‘80s, where they could just march all these big stars out along with people could applaud,” Andy explained to ET ahead of the taping. “What we found last year is usually when we were in L.A., every time the doorbell rang, along with which was Lisa Vanderpump or NeNe, the audience went so mental which we want to deliver them kind of a night which is usually gonna blow their minds. to ensure which’s how This specific came about.”

“which’s like housewives by past along with present, by all over the place,” he added. “which’s a lot of surprises. I don’t know how we’re gonna fit which into a half an hour.”

“I was sitting there, along with I’m going to be honest with you, when I walked out along with you felt — which wasn’t just the noise of the audience, which was the energy,” Dorinda shares. “I definitely had This specific moment where I was like, ‘This specific is usually big.’ along with then, when we sat down along with all the doorbells [commenced], along with they were coming by This specific side, along with the some other sides, along with down the [aisles] along with [Carole Radziwill’s] running down in her tracksuit — I’m getting goosebumps again — I commenced to well up along with cry.”

“This specific is usually a cultural phenomenon,” she says. “I leaned over to Andy along with said, ‘You know, Harvard will study This specific one day.’ I’m not kidding you, because which dawned on me there’s not a day of the week which we’re not in your living room. NeNe’s inside the living room on Sundays, I’m in your living room on Wednesdays, they’re on your living room on Tuesdays. Right?”

Dorinda compares the cultural impact of Housewives to which of the soap operas of the ‘80s, noting people get hyped for brand-new episodes the same way they did for Luke along with Laura’s wedding on General Hospital nearly 40 years ago.

“We’re gonna be like which,” she says having a smile. “People have definitely taken which into their lives.”

Dorinda says sitting on the Wiltern’s stage, surrounded by Housewives, the cast of Vanderpump Rules along with even a couple of Shahs of Sunset stars, she finally saw the power of Bravo, along with reality TV, inside the real world.

“You know, we’re always doing things either individually or, you know, our little group, nevertheless to see all these Housewives together, which was almost like we were cartoon characters,” she says. “I can’t explain which to you. which was overwhelming. I got weak inside the knees. I definitely was like, ‘Oh my god. I’m so proud along with humbled to be part of what’s going on right at This specific point.’”

“I think Andy was proud, which was nice,” she adds. “Andy Cohen is usually the ultimate Charlie’s Angels guy. ‘Hello, Charlie.’ You know, whenever you see Andy Cohen which’s like, ‘Hello, Andy.’ You know what I mean?”

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen wraps up its special Los Angeles run on Thursday at 11 p.m. ET, along with you can see more of Dorinda every Wednesday on The Real Housewives of brand-new York City, both on Bravo.

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