On last night's episode, Kathy learned of the death of her father while she was traveling, and the show took a more serious turn. Her (absolutely hilarious) parents appear on the show regularly, and her father was always a warm presence on screen. To see her going through such a visceral, awful experience on a typically pretty fluffy show was almost unexpectedly moving. Undoubtedly the cameras were there when she got the news, but the show handled the moment well, skipping over any of that footage for clips of her talking about it in an interview. Cameras followed her as she put the finishing touches on a photographic tribute to her dad at his memorial, but did not invade the service itself. And the episode managed to combine the tragic and the comic by the end, with Kathy performing a scheduled show a couple of days later, being straight-up with the audience about what was going on in her life, and paying tribute to her father with some anecdotes.