VIDEO Summer by Bravo 2012 “Summer Games” commercial

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Is there a bigger Bravo fan on the planet than Bravo itself? Perhaps it’s all just trickle down fanonomics from their Bravoddicted figurehead Andy Cohen, but either way their summer marketing campaigns have become one of the most joyful and hilarious marketing campaigns in the industry, and the summer of 2012 is no exception!

Today the official Summer by Bravo commercial hit the internet as Bravolebrities from around the dramasphere gathered together to compete in the Bravolympics! Padma Lakshmi lights a flambe entre torch that Andy holds high to kick off the Bravolympiad and then we are treated to such athletic endeavors as NeNe Leakes, Kyle Richards and Ramona Singer competing in a cocktail sprint, Madison Hildebrand getting oiled up in a Speedo for a high dive, discus thrower in a cocktail dress Sonja Morgan tossing a discus plate to an awaiting Tom Colicchio, and starcasm fave Jenni Pulos steals the show as a jubilant jiggly javelin tossing nerd.

Here are some hilarious screen caps and behind-the-scenes photos – just click ’em for larger images!

Andy Cohen holds up the flaming entre in the 2012 Summer by Bravo commercial  Kyle Richards does the splits in the 2012 Summer by Bravo commercial  Jeff Lewis gets doused by a water balloon in the 2012 Summer by Bravo commercial 2012 Summer By Bravo commercial Kyle Richards NeNe Leakes Ramona Singer race with drinks Kyle NeNe and Ramona in a cocktail race from the 2012 Summer by Bravo commercial  Kyle Richards NeNe Leakes Ramona Singer behind the scenes of the 2012 Summer by Bravo commercial  Jenni Pulos tosses a javelin in the 2012 Summer By Bravo commercial Teresa Giudice and others march in the 2012 Summer by Bravo commercial  James Lipton fires the starting pistol in the 2012 Summer by Bravo commercial  Caroline Manzo Phaedra Parks and others march in the 2012 Summer by Bravo commercial

Meanwhile, the stands are packed with the rest of your Bravo favorites cheering their Bravompatriots [off – OK, that one was a bit much] on as the fist-pumping-inducing beat of Madonna’s “Superstar” plays loudly!

Here are some behind-the-scenes video clips from the shooting of the 2012 Summer by Bravo commercial as the network (and fans) get ready for more drama and fun! (Be sure to check out all the shows coming up on Bravo with brief descriptions by clicking here!)

TRASH TALKING BY BRAVO

Trash talking 101 with NeNe Leakes, Andy Cohen, Zoila, Phaedra Parks, Tabatha Coffey, Fabio Viviani, Jenni Pulos and more!

MADISON GETS OILED UP

Madison Hildebrand (Million Dollar Listing) is in a Speedo, oiled up, and gets wet. Nothing more to add.

JEFF PISSED A FEW OFF AT BRAVO

Jeff Lewis explains that he must have pissed a few people off at Bravo. See why.

THE SUMMER PLANS

Bravolebrities share their summer plans including Tabatha Coffey, Curtis Stone, Brad Goreski, Vicki Gunvalson, Gail Simmons, Kyle Richards, Fabio Viviani, Rosie Pope, NeNe Leakes, Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Andy Cohen, Jeff Lewis, Josh Altman, Gretchen Rossi, Caroline Manzo, and Zoila Chavez.

THE BEST ANDY COHEN IMPRESSION

Bravolebrities show off their best Andy Cohen impressions! (ie listen to your favorite bravo stars saying “mazel!”)