Main | Wednesday, June 13, 2012

House Hunters Is Fake?

So claims one couple that appeared on the show.
The website Hooked on Houses claims to have conclusive first-hand proof that HGTV’s ‘House Hunters,’ which follows people as they search for a new home, is heavily scripted. Wait, you mean the couple from Montana didn’t want the three-bedroom, 2.5 bath fixer-upper??? According to Bobi Jensen, who appeared on the show six years ago, she and her husband were cast after they’d already closed on another house. In fact, many of the homes they toured as part of the show weren’t even on the market. “The ones we looked at weren’t even for sale…they were just our two friends’ houses who were nice enough to madly clean for days in preparation for the cameras!” she said. What’s more, Jensen said she and her husband were asked to film multiple takes of staged conversations. “My hubby hates being fake, so the fact that they had us do 5 or 6 takes on each scene drove him nuts,” she said.
RELATED: The House Hunters drinking game.UPDATE: A reader reminds me that two years ago I proposed my own House Hunters drinking game.
I propose a new drinking game based on the catch phrases of House Hunters. One shot each for: Upgrade. Vaulted. Outdated. Flow. Jack and Jill. Hardwood. Backsplash. Bonus room. Man cave. Curb appeal. Crown molding. Two shots for every time the husband says "fabulous" or "plantation shutters."

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