Real Housewives of Potomac fans collectively gasped this week when Karen Huger, properly nicknamed the "Grand Dame," boldly proclaimed her colleague, Gizelle Bryant, had a “hot box” on the season 6 premiere.

While this explosive foray for the spoils of quintessential primetime victory had many a viewer clutching our proverbial pearls, for reality TV connoisseurs, it was just another day, another verbal jab. Since the launch of the show, which follows a group of housewives in a wealthy Maryland town, we’ve witnessed our favorite East Coast divas claw their way to high status and even higher ratings and the lessons on proper etiquette in the art of throwing shade are constantly bestowed upon us, free of charge.

The beauty of reality television is that we’re able to choose who and where we learn to take a masterclass on the art of responding to thinly veiled disrespect through the art of “clapping back.” Some of us have learned from the headmistress of shade, Tiffany Pollard and others have taken notes from esteemed southern belle, Phaedra Parks. 

Either way, we’ve decided to compile a list of some of the best clapbacks in reality television history.