02/28/2012 06:42 pm ET

Heather Dubrow, Newest O.C. 'Housewife,' Says Co-Stars Don't Get Her Jokes (VIDEO)

Heather Dubrow, the newest addition to "The Real Housewives of Orange County" cast, stopped "Good Day LA" (weekdays, 7 a.m. PST on Fox) Tuesday to visit with her old friends, Steve Edwards and Jillian Reynolds. Dubrow first met the "GDLA" team back in the 90's, when she was still Heather Paige Kent, a struggling actress who appeared in many short-lived sitcoms such as "Jenny", "Stark Raving Mad" and "That's Life."

Edwards, who is very open about his disdain for the "Housewives" franchise, seemed surprised that Dubrow joined the show, and after watching a clip of a conversation between Dubrow and fellow "Housewife" Alexis Bellino, asked her if she was perhaps too smart to relate to her co-stars. Dubrow answered carefully. "I'll let you form your own opinion about that," she said, but added that the women don't seem to get her humor.

A clip from Tuesday night's episode reinforced the disconnect. In a scene where Dubrow met with Bellino to try to get their rocky new friendship on track, Bellino mentioned she was a morning show anchor, and Dubrow asked if she was more like a Jillian Barberie (Reynolds' name from a former marriage) or a Katie Couric. Bellino looked confused and didn't seem to know who Jillian Barberie was, but realized she was "not a Katie Couric," so she chose the former.

But fear not: Dubrow also reported that her fellow "Housewives" started to get her jokes after getting to know her a little better. "I would say now that I've become friends with Tamra and Gretchen, they'll say to me, 'Oh, now I get that joke from the first episode!'"

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