You guys this is really exciting! One of Collected Soundsâ€™ featured bands, 3 Kisses, is going to be on Wife Swap! Be sure to check it out two weeks from tonight Feb 12) at 8pm EST on ABC.
I donâ€™t normally watch this show, but you can bet Iâ€™m going to this time!
Here are some links. Then you can read the whole detailed story after the jump:
The short version is they are trading spaces with a super religious/conservative family. This oughtta be good.
AN ULTRA CONSERVATIVE MOM WHO believes that a woman’s place
is in the home SWAPS LIVES WITH A MOM who refuses to give up her
dream of being a rock star, ON ABC’S “WIFE SWAP”
This week in “Meeks/Hoover,” a religious, conservative mom who
shuns alcohol and is raising her three daughters to be proper and modest
swaps lives with a punk rock mom who believes freedom of expression and
partying are most important in life, on “Wife Swap,” MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12
(8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Each week from across the country, two families with very
different values are chosen to take part in a two-week long challenge. The
wives from these two families exchange husbands, children and lives (but not
bedrooms) to discover just what it’s like to live another woman’s life. It’s
a mind-blowing experiment that often ends up changing their lives forever.
For Missouri minister’s daughter Kristen Hoover (34), her
chimney-sweep husband, Stephen (38), and their three daughters, Emily (7),
Grace (5) and Alivia (3), religion and old-fashioned values are ways of
life. Although Stephen left his Mennonite family to be able to drive more
than a horse and buggy, he still believes in the traditions he was raised
with. Anti-feminist Kristen gave up her career as a pediatric nurse in order
to raise her children the way she thinks they should be raised — to be good
wives, good mothers and modest women. She takes care of all of the domestic
duties in her household and home-schools her daughters with a religion-based
curriculum. Kristen and her three daughters shun makeup and jewelry, and
wear their hair and their skirts long. Stephen wears the pants in this
family — literally — Kristen and Stephen believe that it’s not appropriate for
women to wear pants at all. Stephen feels that men these days have lost
sight of what a man is supposed to be. He believes that, as a man, it’s his
duty to provide for his family and Kristen’s job to care for the family.
Kristen says that she has her hands full with three girls, but Stephen wants
to have more children and keeps a handmade cradle in their bedroom to remind
her of it daily.
Kristen travels to the Texas home of the Meeks, where Tish (35),
her husband, Tony (47), and their two kids, Benji (6) and Hannah (4), think
freedom of expression is the rule of the house. Tish and Tony cashed in
their 401K to chase their dream of being rock stars, and devote all their
time to promoting, practicing, performing and partying with their band. The
Meeks believe in expressing themselves with racy lyrics and encourage their
kids to express themselves too. Benji and Hannah can wear whatever they want
and say whatever they want — even curse whenever they want. Partying is a
priority in the house; in fact the Meeks even converted a fridge into a
“kegorator” to always have cold beer on tap, and Tony built a bar in the
garage that’s open to anybody who drops by. Tony and Tish don’t worry about
money or saving for the future. Tony believes that life is for the living,
because you could be dead tomorrow.
In the first week of the swap, strict teetotal Kristen has to
party like a rock star at the Meeks keg parties, and has to get up and front
a punk band with racy lyrics at a crowded bar. Tish has her hands full in
the Hoover house, home-schooling three kids, serving Stephen, and tending to
the home and hearth like a traditional housewife, without a beer or a guitar
In the second week of the swap, when the wives change the rules and turn the
tables, Kristen bans all alcohol from the house, sending the kegorator off
on a tow truck and bringing her old-fashioned values of family time and
religion back into the house. At the Hoover house, Tish bans home school and
starts rock school, teaching the girls Head Banging 101, while Stephen is
forced to take over all domestic duties. The family makes a music video and
has a screening for the neighbors, which goes haywire when Tish brings a keg
into the house.
At the end of the swap, when the families are reunited, will Kristen throw
out her apron and demand more help around her house? Will Tish and Tony curb
their partying and put their punk rock energies towards parenting?
“Wife Swap” is an RDF USA production. It was created by Stephen
Lambert and is executive-produced by Wendy Roth and Stephen Lambert of RDF
Media (“Faking It” and “Junkyard Wars”) and Michael Davies of Embassy Row
(“Who Wants to be a Millionaire”). Cristin Cricco, Stephanie Schwam Adams
and Mike Gamson are the co-executive producers.