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Candy
2005-Mar-14, 02:59 PM
All:

I'm forwarding this on behalf of Keith Cedarquist and family. They will be appearing on "Wife Swap" this Wednesday at 9:00 pm central time, 10:00 pm eastern time on ABC.

I'll be watching...


Paul Shoaf


Keith: this is the last list I had, some of the addresses are already no longer any good.

-----Original Message-----
From: Keith & Nancy Cedarquist
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2005 1:08 PM
To: Tim Chapman; Shoaf, Paul; Ray Charlesworth; Perry Taylor; Kevin Boyle
Subject: from Keith Cedarquist


Watch Nancy and I fool around on ( WIFESWAP) March 16th at 10:00P.M. on ABC.(est). Hope everybody gets a good laugh from it. The show wasn't easy to do. Remember it isn't real, its reality TV, so have fun watching and don't be sober! We would love to hear your comments about the show. Keith and family. Could you please send this out to some others from our class of 84 ..please pass this on thanks again.
May your winds blow light, from the treehouse.

Too funny, I will have to watch. This guy graduated from high school with me. 8)

Enzp
2005-Mar-15, 08:24 AM
Oh dear. We need a wife swat channel sometimes.









(Just a joke, don't get the pc police out.)

Candy
2005-Mar-15, 08:40 AM
If I remember correctly, Keith was a very shy kid in high school. His cheeks would get rosy red when he was embarrassed. He was on the swim team and shaved his legs. :o

dvb
2005-Mar-15, 10:12 AM
Last weeks Wife Swap was about an atheist family, and a religious family. Unfortunetly I missed the episode, due to not being around a tv at the time. I watched the 2 episodes previous to that though, and they were hilarious! :D

Of all people, my fathers wife got me into the show. :lol:

I'll have to check out the next one for sure!

Candy
2005-Mar-15, 10:19 AM
I've never seen the show, but I will try to watch it for obvious reasons. :wink:

Nicolas
2005-Mar-15, 10:24 AM
I've never seen the show, but I will try to watch it for obvious reasons. :wink:

Shaved male legs? 8-[

Candy
2005-Mar-15, 10:28 AM
I've never seen the show, but I will try to watch it for obvious reasons. :wink:

Shaved male legs? 8-[
I wish. If I only had the mind I have now while back in high school. #-o

I want to see how much he has changed. I keep visualizing an 18 year old shy kid. He's obviously not to shy any more, he got married and had children. :o

Nicolas
2005-Mar-15, 10:31 AM
You can do that while being shy :).

Amadeus
2005-Mar-15, 01:06 PM
(Just a joke, don't get the pc police out.)

Don't worry, they're on loan to the Karma police at the moment. :D

Candy
2005-Mar-17, 03:07 AM
Keith lives in a really big tree house. :o

Candy
2005-Mar-17, 03:24 AM
I am so glad I have to go to work right now. I would end up throwing my drinking glass into the TV. I see some major chauvinistic people on this entire program (on both sides).

If anyone is watching this, let me know who gets killed. 8-[

farmerjumperdon
2005-Mar-17, 01:37 PM
In the running for winner in the How-far-can-they-take-this-stupidity contest, there was, or is, a special on some channel or another that goes behind the scenes (huh?) to show how scripted these supposed reality shows are.

Turns out that most of the scenes are directed or scripted, and many are revised reenactments of how stuff kinda happened. Don't know what channel it was on, or is on. I read about it a day or 2 ago.

I have some vague ideas that would become way too long-winded for a thread, and do believe they link to some topics of other threads (education, fundamentalism, creationism, etc.); but I've gotta ask the question just for effect:

WHO IN THE WORLD WATCHES THIS GARBAGE?

Lianachan
2005-Mar-17, 01:57 PM
I started to watch an episode of "Wife Swap" once.

What a disappointingly misleading title.

:D

SciFi Chick
2005-Mar-17, 02:11 PM
In the running for winner in the How-far-can-they-take-this-stupidity contest, there was, or is, a special on some channel or another that goes behind the scenes (huh?) to show how scripted these supposed reality shows are.

Turns out that most of the scenes are directed or scripted, and many are revised reenactments of how stuff kinda happened. Don't know what channel it was on, or is on. I read about it a day or 2 ago.

I have some vague ideas that would become way too long-winded for a thread, and do believe they link to some topics of other threads (education, fundamentalism, creationism, etc.); but I've gotta ask the question just for effect:

WHO IN THE WORLD WATCHES THIS GARBAGE?

I don't know who watches this garbage, but you are absolutely right about everything being scripted. I used to live out in L.A., and my mom went to a couple of talk shows - because she was paid to. The audience isn't even real, except maybe on Oprah.

I was out on a date once, and they were shooting an episode of - I think it was Elimidate or some such nonsense. My date and I watched as they repeatedly shot the reaction of the girl who had been "dumped." They kept telling her to play it with more anger. It was completely fake.

There are no reality shows. As to why this phenomenon? Real people eliminate the need for good writers or actors. It's very cheap production. I imagine the profit on the show is realized even if it's cancelled early on.

Buttercup
2009-Mar-07, 01:18 PM
I saw my 1st (and likely last) episode of Wife Swap last evening. Don't watch much TV (particularly next-to-never "reality TV"). Wasn't in the mood to read. Was curious.

It's not fair to judge an entire series by 1 episode, but this episode was mostly a *thumbs down.*

It opens with the wives (Chi/Edwards) insulting and disparaging their new surroundings. Edwards thought it too rich, clean and controlled...Chi thought it too messy and stinky, and gave us the thrill of watching her run to the bathroom to throw up. Yes, chalk up a few points for diplomacy! :rolleyes:

Then the wives go head-to-head with their "new husbands," which quickly gets into shouting matches, hurled insults and even a challenge to physical confrontation. Bravo! Yes, what wonderful mature adult examples for the children. :rolleyes:

Only Mr. Chi kept his cool throughout. He initially came off as the most stubborn, but did a genuine 180 and was most willing to learn/change.

Show ends with wives bristling with hostility towards each other, including Edwards cattily telling her husband with a big toothy goofy grin "Way to go, honey!" when he recounted to the Chi's how he stood up to Mrs. Chi.

There were good things learned on both sides. But overall it was...juvenile.

Women portrayed as catty and bossy, given to emotional tantrums. Men portrayed as clueless, either uber-controlling or a slob.

America in the 2000's! And to think I recall people once having tact, dignity and class.

gzhpcu
2009-Mar-07, 04:28 PM
Gosh, you resurrected an ancient thread initiated by Candy! Ah, those were the days....:) Any oldtimers here remember Candy?

mahesh
2009-Mar-07, 04:32 PM
yah...but i'd rather not broach the subject here, gzhp..
she was / is a hoot!....:silenced:

Doodler
2009-Mar-07, 07:14 PM
Gosh, you resurrected an ancient thread initiated by Candy! Ah, those were the days....:) Any oldtimers here remember Candy?


Yeah, and at least one of her sock puppets (I didn't make the connection until after ToSeek banned her)

Gillianren
2009-Mar-07, 07:38 PM
Yeah, and at least one of her sock puppets (I didn't make the connection until after ToSeek banned her)

Ha! I'm directly responsible for the discovery of one of her sock puppets! I recognized her pattern of italics and reported her.

crosscountry
2009-Mar-07, 11:52 PM
I think she still reads this board.


on topic, I am embarrassed for our generation and the crap we put on television. First off other countries watch what we show, and they think we, as Americans, are all like that. It must decrease our already failing standings in their eyes. Second is that it promotes idiocy among our own.

HenrikOlsen
2009-Mar-08, 01:30 AM
It must decrease our already failing standings in their eyes.
Almost as badly as news reports:)

gzhpcu
2009-Mar-08, 04:33 AM
on topic, I am embarrassed for our generation and the crap we put on television. First off other countries watch what we show, and they think we, as Americans, are all like that. It must decrease our already failing standings in their eyes. Second is that it promotes idiocy among our own.

The reality show "Big Brother" is a prime example. It has now proliferated to England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, etc., each of which have their own national version. In Germany, it is sinking lower and lower, now even having a porn star on the show. In Italy, the foul language is appalling... :sick:

Musashi
2009-Mar-08, 04:48 AM
The funny thing about that is that Big Brother didn't start in the USA. Even the UK version was only about a week behind the American one.

gzhpcu
2009-Mar-08, 05:04 AM
The funny thing about that is that Big Brother didn't start in the USA. Even the UK version was only about a week behind the American one.
Right you are, it seems to have started in the Netherlands in 1999...

Musashi
2009-Mar-08, 05:11 AM
Same company is also, apparently, responsible for 1 vs. 100 and Deal or No Deal, but not Howie Mandel, as much as I would like to blame him on someone. Oh, wait, it turns out he is Canadian! :P

Swift
2009-Mar-08, 05:13 AM
From the very tiny bits of it I've seen, Wife Swap is one of the more compelling pieces of evidence that civilization has actually been destroyed.

Argos
2009-Mar-09, 08:06 PM
The reality show "Big Brother" is a prime example. It has now proliferated to England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, etc., each of which have their own national version. In Germany, it is sinking lower and lower, now even having a porn star on the show. In Italy, the foul language is appalling... :sick:

Yeah, We have national versions of both Wive Swap and Big Brother [AFAIK 'Big Brother' is a brand franchise]. Both should be judged by the Hague court as crimes against makind.

Musashi
2009-Mar-09, 08:37 PM
Turns out, Wife Swap didn't originate in the US either.

Trebuchet
2009-Mar-09, 11:12 PM
Turns out, Wife Swap didn't originate in the US either.

Sadly, it appears we have a penchant for finding the worst from other countries and making it our own. I refuse to watch any of that "reality" crapola. And lately, the Discovery and History channels have been so given over to woo that I'm largely off of those as well. (Except Mythbusters, of course.)

farmerjumperdon
2009-Mar-10, 06:10 PM
And I used to be concerned that the first transmissions aliens would pick up were Hitler at the Olympics, or Three Stooges skits, or Chaplin as The Tramp.

Wait until they get a load of "reality" TV. Any advanced society will probably steer well clear of us thinking whatever we have might be catchy.

Disinfo Agent
2009-Mar-10, 07:21 PM
I am embarrassed for our generation and the crap we put on television. First off other countries watch what we show, and they think we, as Americans, are all like that. It must decrease our already failing standings in their eyes.Don't worry. Since those TV shows quickly spread to other countries in the - cough - civilised world, everyone else's failing standards also decrease by the same amount.

In fact, as was noted already by others, many of those shows were the brilliant inventions of non-Americans.


And lately, the Discovery and History channels have been so given over to woo that I'm largely off of those as well. (Except Mythbusters, of course.)The Discovery Channel is OK if your dream is being a mechanic. Although I confess that, with a name like that, I initially expected something more sciency. Mythbusters is cool, though.

The History Channel doesn't seem so bad. Perhaps their worst crop is yet to reach us here.


And I used to be concerned that the first transmissions aliens would pick up were Hitler at the Olympics, or Three Stooges skits, or Chaplin as The Tramp.

Wait until they get a load of "reality" TV. Any advanced society will probably steer well clear of us thinking whatever we have might be catchy.I don't know what would be worse: that, or the aliens suddenly starting to vote for the nominations en masse, too.