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December 2010
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Mama Deb [userpic]
Modern communication!

I'm back in the world as it is.

And I just got the funniest email - I think it really *isn't* a spam, but I'm not sure.

It's from the producers of "Wife Swap" who are, apparently, looking for filkers. I'm not eligible for this show because we don't have kids (and they've already done Orthodox Jews) but if anyone on my flist wants to be on on a reality show that will make them look weirder than they are - email me and I'll forward it to you. She did say "spread the word."

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The main difference is that Trading Spouses gives the "winning" couple something like $50k, while Wife Swap gives each couple $20k (before taxes, which are substantial.)

I watched the Trading Spouses with the O Jewish family on Sunday.
Each family got $50K (apparently after taxes), divided as the 'guest mom' mandated.

Ah. Since I've never seen Trading Spouses (it's on Friday. I have better things to do with my vcr on Fridays) and only watch Wife Swap when there is absolutely nothing better, this is a detail I'd miss.

While the Swedish version AFAIK doesn't give the couples anything, instead counting on their deep urge to Be On TV to do the trick. Which it does, because Sweden is sad and pathetic and only has 9 million people, so it's easy to get famous.

Okay, yeah, going slightly OT here. :-)

Going still further off topic, I discovered yesterday that there is an Israeli version of the BBC's The Kumar's at #42. featuring an Israeli Morrocan family instead of a British Indian one. It would fly by me completely, but I still would love to watch an episode - some of my best local friends are transplanted Morrocan French by way of Israel.