Besides the huge arguments and wild moments that are a staple in every episode of the Real Housewives franchise, there is one thing that fans really love: the opening taglines. The introduction to every episode features each housewife making a statement that sums up their personality and their point of view for the upcoming season. Since there are new taglines every season, it's always fun to tune into the season premiere and see what's up.
Of course, there have been a lot of episodes of this popular reality series, which means that not every tagline is amazing. In fact, some are pretty dull. Here are the five best opening taglines of the Real Housewives franchise, along with the five most forgettable.
10 Best: "Having money is easier." (Lauri, RHOC, Season 2)
"I was poor, I was rich, I was poor again and you know what? Having money is easier."
Who can't argue with that statement? Definitely no one. Lauri Peterson's opening tagline from season two of The Real Housewives Of Orange County is one of the best. It's easy to remember since it's one of the most logical things that we've heard anyone say.
It's also one of the best opening taglines since it proves how different Lauri's storyline was from the rest of the housewives. She was shown as a single mom who struggled before she found love again, and unlike the rest of the ladies who are used to fabulous trips and buying whatever they want, Lauri lived a bit more modestly for a time.
9 Forgettable: "I'm Not Afraid..." (Ramona, RHONY, Season 5)
"I'm not afraid to say what everyone else is thinking."
Ramona Singer isn't a forgettable cast member. She's one of the most popular ladies on The Real Housewives Of New York and her tendency to put her foot in her mouth is talked about a lot (along with the fact that she's always down to drink some wine).
Ramona's season five opening tagline is super forgettable, though. She's basically saying what any other member of the cast would say, along with anyone else who has ever been on a reality show (particularly a competition). Which reality star doesn't believe that they speak the truth and they're the most honest person around? Sorry, Ramona, you're not the only one.
8 Best: "Sometimes Sonja has to go commando." (Sonja, RHONY, Season 6)
"Sometimes Sonja has to go commando. What can I say?"
Sonja's season six opening tagline on The Real Housewives Of New York is one of the best because it perfectly sums her up. Sonja Morgan is always the life of the party and she's got a huge network of friends and acquaintances who she can invite to any gathering that she hosts.
Sonja is known for getting tipsy and having fun (well, at least in the earlier seasons of the show -- these days, she says that she's not drinking). When she says in her opening tagline that she goes commando, we're honestly not surprised. It feels like something that she would do. And since this is a pretty out-there statement, it's tough to forget.
7 Forgettable: "I'm still the hottest..." (Tamra, RHOC, Season 13)
"I'm still the hottest Housewife in Orange County, and the toughest, too."
Tamra Judge isn't saying anything that couldn't be applied to the other ladies, which is why her season 13 tagline on The Real Housewives of Orange County isn't one of the best. In fact, it's fairly forgettable.
There are many other things that Tamra could say about herself other than being "the hottest housewife" -- she's smart, she's fit, she's a great friend and mom and wife. And since she's been on the show for so many years, we would love to hear her say something new with her opening tagline. Maybe the 14th time will be the charm, though. We'll have to wait and see what she says in the season 14 introduction.
6 Best: "I don't keep up..." (Nene, RHOA, Season 2)
"I don’t keep up with the Joneses; I am the Joneses."
Nene Leakes' opening tagline from season two of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta is perfection. She takes the popular saying about the Joneses and turns it on its head by saying that she's the only person that she needs to think about because she's so awesome. And she definitely is, which is why fans love her on the show.
Every opening tagline should be just like this one. It's easy to remember, it's interesting, and it tells us something about the housewife's personality. Unfortunately, not all of the opening taglines are this good, but we definitely wish that they could be.
5 Forgettable: "I'm a true Texan." (LeeAnne, RHOD, Season 2)
"I’m a true Texan. No bull, but all horns."
In 2016, The Real Housewives Of Dallas premiered, and there have been three seasons so far. LeeAnn Locken is a super strong personality on The Real Housewives Of Dallas and she's often fighting with the other ladies. While her season two tagline is clever, that isn't enough for a solid tagline that is memorable. Chances are, fans of this spin-off don't even remember it.
It also doesn't make sense for LeAnne to state that she's from Texas. We get that the show is set in Dallas so stating it seems a bit unnecessary. This tagline leaves us wanting more, that's for sure.
4 Best: "The crown is heavy, darlings." (Lisa, RHOBH, Season 7)
"The crown is heavy, darlings. So just leave it where it belongs."
Lisa Vanderpump is one of the best housewives, with her sarcastic sense of humor and her fabulous style. It makes sense that her opening taglines would be some of the best on the series.
In particular, her season 7 tagline on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is amazing. She's portrayed as someone who is living an incredible lifestyle and is always in the lap of luxury, so it's only logical that she would explain that she wears a crown and is, therefore, a Queen. Lisa is such a staple on the show that it's impossible to imagine it without her, and we hope that she stays on it forever.
3 Forgettable: "I thought I had it good..." (Luann, RHONY, Season 4)
"I thought I had it good before, but I'm just getting started."
Luann de Lesseps, aka the Countess, is a staple of The Real Housewives Of New York. But, honestly, her season four tagline is super forgettable.
This phrase seems meaningless when we consider the fact that all of the housewives seem to have really good lives. They're more than fortunate since they're so wealthy that they have houses in the Hamptons and can afford all kinds of amazing vacations, plus all the beautiful clothes that they want. This is one of the most forgettable opening taglines on the show and it's safe to say that many fans don't remember it at all.
2 Best: "I go big..." (Vicki, RHOC, Season 12)
"I go big or go home, and I am not going home."
Vicki Gunvalson's season 12 tagline on The Real Housewives Of Orange County is one of the best because she takes a hilarious saying and makes it even better. If we've seen the memes that say, "Why go big when you can go home?" we think that this is even funnier.
Fans who are familiar with Vicki know that she loves to "whoop it up" and have a good time, and her tagline conveys that aspect of her personality. This tagline was also good because she's had some tough times lately relationship-wise, and she's proving that she's going to have fun and leave all of that behind.
1 Forgettable: "Some people say..." (Shannon, RHOC, Season 13)
"Some people say I'm too much to handle. I say, I'm just getting started."
This tagline was so forgettable... that it was used twice?! Shannon Beader's season 13 opening tagline for The Real Housewives of Orange County also includes the phrase "I'm just getting started." Honestly, it's forgettable both times that it's used.
What is Shannon getting started with? Being "too much"? What does that even mean? Her storyline in season 13 is all about her strength and independence after her divorce, and it would have been cool if that had been part of her opening tagline.
While The Real Housewives always has dramatic moments that are memorable, sometimes we just can't say the same of the opening taglines.