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Monday, October 08, 2007


This Is So Extreme

Extreme Home Makeover is one of our favorite TV shows. We love it when some deserving family get a big new house, plus my kids like the clever ideas the design team comes up with for some of the bedrooms, like the volcano bed featured in last week's premiere.

But at the end, when the family gets to tour their new home, we have to laugh at hearing "Oh my God" and "Oh my gosh" every ten seconds. Can't they come up with some other exclamation? How about "Great Googly Moogly!" Haven't heard that one yet. Maybe producers could invent some exciting new catchphrase, like "This is so extreme!" or "Is this heaven? No, it's my house," or "This is Ty-riffic!"

Better yet, I'd like to hear someone say, "You think I'm gonna clean all this?" or "I can't wait to sell all this stuff on eBay!"


Blogger Josh R said...

I am kinda annoyed by my contempt for that part of the show. It just seems so idolatrous to me.

Generosity is a virtue to a point, but a multimillion dollar house is not a cure all for life's ailments.

It would be interesting to see how the people feel a year or two later. I suspect that they will be thankful for what they got, but still hurting.

1:47 AM  
Anonymous brettdl said...

Why are they surprised anyway: haven't they ever watched the show?

6:09 AM  
Blogger Hann said...

LOL, but I agree too. We have what's called Backyard Blitz ... the make overs is in the $30 000's, they gave the price afterwards .. who can afford that!!?
I said once too, I want to see that place in 12 months time again.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I'd be interested in seeing updates on these people. Though, I'd probably react the same way.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Darren said...

I want to hear them say "How the hell are we supposed to pay utilities and taxes on that f-ing thing? And we'll never sell just priced us out of the neighborhood."

I see they're coming to Connecticut with next week's show. I'm not surprised that the home they're renovating (though they demolish, never renovate anymore) is in a city. The suburbs and outskirts here are mostly pretty well off.

9:46 PM  

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