Tuesday, March 28, 2006

"Extreme Makeover": extremely picky

OK now look: there's a show that purports to "help" people who are in need, by "extremely making over" (is that English?) their house. But they are getting really picky about what constitutes a tragedy and what kind of problem your family is encountering:

(AP) If your family has multiple children with Down Syndrome, a parent with skin cancer or was robbed in a home invasion, ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" may be looking to build you a house.

Geez. I guess they only help those whose family story meets the "tragedy of the week" criteria. You'd think they'd evaluate each case on its merits.

Too boring, that.

mary

2 Comments:

Blogger Kim said...

A parent with skin cancer?

Or robbed?

They equate that with the challenges of raising a group of kids with Down's Syndrome?

Geeze....

3:50 AM  
Blogger mary said...

I just find it so amusing that they are "making things up" then going to search for corresponding real-life stories. I can just see them sitting around in a morning planning session saying things like, "well, what about a one-legged single mom in a wheelchair who has a kid with leukemia?" "Oh, man, that's great! Let's find one!"

:-)

It just seems to me they would review each individual case that comes to their attention, rather than making a list and going out to find a family who "fits".

But I guess that's why I'm a nurse and not a TV producer.

grin

9:04 AM  

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