Extreme Makeover Home Edition

posted by Jeff | Sunday, May 29, 2005, 10:04 PM | comments: 6

Tonight's episode: Widow and three daughters lose house to massive fire. Team with a hundred workers builds them new house in a week. They also build a bed and breakfast in the upstairs, something the mom and her late husband always wanted to have. Then the contractor donated $71k for the girls' college fund. If you didn't cry a little seeing this, you aren't human.

Yes... you can make good TV, get ratings, and still do something good in the world.



May 30, 2005, 10:47 PM #

I just don't understand how advertising can pay for a huge house every week and still turn a profit.


May 31, 2005, 4:21 AM #

I would imagine that most of the materials are donated. The time from most of the construction workers are donated as well.

Sears donates a lot of resources. I would imagine that the show yields a lot of tax deductions for companies like ABC and Sears.

Not to mention the good will feelings that it has from people toward the companies making the show happen.

I find it amazing what that team can accomplish in a week. Hell, it took me 14 months to paint a room!


May 31, 2005, 5:40 AM #

It really is a great show, and there always seems to be at least one point in each show when a tear will come to my eye.

It's amazing how quickly this house's structure in particular went up.


May 31, 2005, 12:55 PM #

If you enjoyed that one, you should watch the others (they are into summer repeats). Some of them are real tear-jerkers. The things they do for families who are in great need are wonderful.


May 31, 2005, 6:21 PM #

While I agree the show is really good, the annoying guy with the bullhorn I could do without.


June 1, 2005, 1:01 PM #

Ohhh...but Ty is so CUTE!!!

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