History Series / ExtremeMakeoverHomeEdition

14th Sep '17 1:44:50 PM RedHawk16
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Creator/{{ABC}} RealityShow where a group of people build (or rather get other people to build for them) a BigFancyHouse for the poor, downtrodden family of the week. Frequently features handsome handyperson Ty Pennington; later seasons frequently include various celebrities in the construction teams.

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Creator/{{ABC}} RealityShow where a group of people build (or rather get other people to build for them) a BigFancyHouse for the poor, downtrodden family of the week. Frequently features handsome handyperson former [[Trading Spaces]] carpenter Ty Pennington; later seasons frequently include various celebrities in the construction design teams.



This show tends to do major rebuilding during its makeovers. They keep a time limit, but there seems to be no expense spared. (There are willing donors.) On occasion, this has led to a remodel that would end up too difficult for the families to maintain, but only a few of those have ever been made public. And those houses ''are'' impressive.

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This During its nine-season run, the show tends to do major rebuilding during its makeovers.completed a total of 204 single family homes, as well as two schools and a Colorado duplex for homeless families. They keep a time limit, but there seems to be no expense spared. (There are willing donors.) On occasion, this has led to a remodel that would end up too difficult for the families to maintain, but only a few of those have ever been made public. And those houses ''are'' impressive.
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* CoolHouse: The whole point of the show. Too cool, unfortunately, as some of the families [[DownerEnding end up not being able to afford the house and find themselves in foreclosure]].
** [[SubvertedTrope However]], in some cases, the hired contracting company will pay off their mortgage for them. And, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_Makeover_Home_Edition#Reaction_and_criticism only three people have sold their cool houses]].
** There are claims that after the makeovers, neighbors would harass some of the families, saying they didn't deserve the beautiful new homes they received.
* DownerEnding: That the people who appear on this show never can afford to keep their new houses is listed on Website/{{Cracked}} as #3 on their list of "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_20299_5-depressing-realities-behind-popular-reality-tv-shows.html 5 Depressing Realities Behind Popular Reality TV Shows]]
-->''For starters, you can't throw downtrodden waste management employees into a five-bedroom mansion when they aren't even able to make the payments on their leaky two-bedroom sadness bungalow. Sure, the show's producers may cover all the construction costs, but the lucky homeowners are left on their own to figure out how in the name of Warren Buffett's gilded butt hairs they're going to cover the utility bills and property taxes that have skyrocketed as a result of their extreme home makeover.''

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* CoolHouse: The whole point of the show. Too cool, unfortunately, as some of the families [[DownerEnding end up not being able to afford the house and find themselves in foreclosure]].\n** [[SubvertedTrope However]], in some cases, the hired contracting company will pay off their mortgage for them. And, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_Makeover_Home_Edition#Reaction_and_criticism only three people have sold their cool houses]].\n** There are claims that after the makeovers, neighbors would harass some of the families, saying they didn't deserve the beautiful new homes they received.\n* DownerEnding: That the people who appear on this show never can afford to keep their new houses is listed on Website/{{Cracked}} as #3 on their list of "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_20299_5-depressing-realities-behind-popular-reality-tv-shows.html 5 Depressing Realities Behind Popular Reality TV Shows]]\n-->''For starters, you can't throw downtrodden waste management employees into a five-bedroom mansion when they aren't even able to make the payments on their leaky two-bedroom sadness bungalow. Sure, the show's producers may cover all the construction costs, but the lucky homeowners are left on their own to figure out how in the name of Warren Buffett's gilded butt hairs they're going to cover the utility bills and property taxes that have skyrocketed as a result of their extreme home makeover.''



* ProductPlacement: Lots of it. Mostly for Sears, who helped sponsor the show.

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* ProductPlacement: Lots of it. Mostly for Sears, who helped sponsor one of the show.show's largest sponsors.



* RaceAgainstTheClock: The team has 7 days to construct a new house. Much to Ty's embarrassment, the deadline was missed at least once.

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* RaceAgainstTheClock: The team has 7 days to construct a new house. Much to Ty's embarrassment, Typically the deadline house itself was missed at least once.constructed in 4-4 1/2 days, with one build in Michigan completed in 56 hours, 54 minutes. There was one build in Washington state which could not be completed in time due to an issue involving mold contamination in the old house.
2nd Sep '17 8:43:47 AM twilicorn
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Game of Homes'' on Creator/DiscoveryFamily.
9th Aug '17 6:18:12 AM Berrenta
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* RaceAgainstTheClock: The team has 7 days to construct a new house. Much to Ty's embarrassment, the deadline was missed at least once.



* YouHave48Hours: Or seven days, as the case may be. Much to Ty's embarrassment, the deadline was missed at least once.
25th Jul '17 6:10:45 PM nombretomado
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* SpinOff: Though technically far closer to the original ''Extreme Makeover'', ''Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition'' was spun off due to the success of ''Home Edition''. Basically, though, that one is ''Extreme Makeover'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''TheBiggestLoser''. The third season re-named it to just ''Extreme Weight Loss''

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* SpinOff: Though technically far closer to the original ''Extreme Makeover'', ''Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition'' was spun off due to the success of ''Home Edition''. Basically, though, that one is ''Extreme Makeover'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''TheBiggestLoser''. The third season re-named it to just ''Extreme Weight Loss''
1st Jul '17 9:10:49 AM nombretomado
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** [[SubvertedTrope However]], in some cases, the hired contracting company will pay off their mortgage for them. And, according to TheOtherWiki, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_Makeover_Home_Edition#Reaction_and_criticism only three people have sold their cool houses]].

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** [[SubvertedTrope However]], in some cases, the hired contracting company will pay off their mortgage for them. And, according to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_Makeover_Home_Edition#Reaction_and_criticism only three people have sold their cool houses]].
12th Jun '17 10:54:17 PM LadyNorbert
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* NiceGuy: All the families, as well as the people who volunteer to help build the houses. The design team members usually counts; Ty Pennington ''always'' counts.

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* NiceGuy: All the families, as well as the people who volunteer to help build the houses. The design team members usually counts; count; Ty Pennington ''always'' counts.



* SpinOff: Though technically far closer to the original ''Extreme Makeover'', ''Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition'' was spun off due to the success of Home Edition. Basically, though, that one is ''Extreme Makeover'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''TheBiggestLoser''. The third season re-named it to just ''Extreme Weight Loss''

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* SpinOff: Though technically far closer to the original ''Extreme Makeover'', ''Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition'' was spun off due to the success of Home Edition.''Home Edition''. Basically, though, that one is ''Extreme Makeover'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''TheBiggestLoser''. The third season re-named it to just ''Extreme Weight Loss''
21st May '17 2:20:50 PM HighCrate
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* UpToEleven: Why did they give Ty Pennington a loud-hailer?
** Because it's funny.
*** Maybe they're [[GenreSavvy onto]] [[NoIndoorVoice him]].
*** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in one commercial for the network, where someone takes the horn away from him and he continues speaking in the same voice.
*** In one episode, somebody got fed up with it and pushed Ty into a pool. That didn't stop him, though, and he continued to use it. However, since it got waterlogged it started making a squelching sound very much like a barking seal.
*** In another episode (the [=McPhail=] family), Ty actually opts ''not'' to use it when greeting the family because the autistic boys are sensitive to loud noises. [[BrickJoke Then, toward the end of the episode]], the others fish the megaphone out of the river. Ty explains that he's been looking for it, and the others comment that they'd been trying to hide it somewhere he wouldn't find it.
*** Ty also elects not to use it in the episode with the Hill family because of the father's PTSD, as loud noises triggered episodes.
** The Vardon Family is a subversion. Ty used the megaphone to yell a TTY message, which makes no sense, because the latter is used by the deaf and hard of hearing. There was no indication of whether or not the TTY folks went deaf. Possibly it was only done for show and the actual TTY message was created off-camera.
24th Dec '16 7:26:08 AM KingLyger
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* BigOMG

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* BigOMGBigOMG: Quite a few of them, especially once the family sees their new house. Even once they go inside, there tends to be a lot of shouting.



* CoolHouse: The whole point of the show.
** Too cool, unfortunately, as some of the families [[DownerEnding end up not being able to afford the house and find themselves in foreclosure]].
*** [[SubvertedTrope However]], in some cases, the hired contracting company will pay off their mortgage for them. And, according to TheOtherWiki, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_Makeover_Home_Edition#Reaction_and_criticism only three people have sold their cool houses]].

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* CoolHouse: The whole point of the show.
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show. Too cool, unfortunately, as some of the families [[DownerEnding end up not being able to afford the house and find themselves in foreclosure]].
*** ** [[SubvertedTrope However]], in some cases, the hired contracting company will pay off their mortgage for them. And, according to TheOtherWiki, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_Makeover_Home_Edition#Reaction_and_criticism only three people have sold their cool houses]].



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Season one, when they were still finding their niche, is a bit different from the later seasons.
** The first total demolition didn't happen until episode fourteen.
** Early episodes emphasized the struggle of building a house in a week's time, while later seasons don't mention that as a problem.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Season one, when they were still finding their niche, is a bit different from the later seasons.
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seasons.The first total demolition didn't happen until episode fourteen.
** Early
fourteen, and early episodes emphasized the struggle of building a house in a week's time, while later seasons don't mention that as a problem.problem, seeing as how they'd built up enough good karma to have hundreds of volunteers to help them every time.



* {{Melodrama}}: '''''OH, BOY.'''''

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* {{Melodrama}}: '''''OH, BOY.'''''The opening before every family gets their new house frequently plays up how bad their house is, while also emphasizing the family's good qualities.



* MoralGuardians: Completely and utterly averted. Most family organizations loved the show; the Parents Television Council, for one, absolutely ''adored'' it. In fact, they loved it so much that they gave it their Seal of Approval ''and'' named it the best show on television for the vast majority of its run.

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* MoralGuardians: Completely and utterly averted.Averted. Most family organizations loved the show; the Parents Television Council, for one, absolutely ''adored'' it. In fact, they loved it so much that they gave it their Seal of Approval ''and'' named it the best show on television for the vast majority of its run.



* ProductPlacement: Lots of it.
* PunnyName: One of the building companies is called Holmes' homes. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer No, seriously]].

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* ProductPlacement: Lots of it.
it. Mostly for Sears, who helped sponsor the show.
* PunnyName: One of the building companies is called Holmes' homes. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer No, seriously]].



** ItMakesSenseInContext, considering that several of the families lived in giant rat holes, even though they may be encouraged by the producers.

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** ItMakesSenseInContext, considering that several of the families lived in giant rat holes, even holes. Even though they may be the families were encouraged by the producers.producers to overplay their reactions, a lot of it is genuine happiness.



* SideBet: In a first season episode, Constance and Tracy took on Paul and Michael in a boys-versus-girls competition to build the best room. The losers were to make dinner for the winners. It was amusing until they started ''sabotaging'' each other's rooms, endangering the timeline of the entire makeover. Ty was ''not'' pleased.

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* SideBet: In a first season episode, Constance and Tracy took on Paul and Michael in a boys-versus-girls competition to build the best room. The losers were to make dinner for the winners. It was amusing until they started ''sabotaging'' sabotaging each other's rooms, endangering the timeline of the entire makeover. Ty was ''not'' pleased.
31st Aug '16 12:47:47 AM PaulA
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The story behind this one: ABC had a series called ''Extreme Makeover'' which was about improving people's looks through plastic surgery. Someone decided to make a spinoff -- technically, what this show is ''supposed'' to be doing is like plastic surgery, only to houses. As it happens, while majorly rebuilding a person is [[{{Squick}} a little uneasy]] even among the mainstream, majorly rebuilding a ''house'' for deserving people is definitely feel-good programming, besides offering ample opportunities for ProductPlacement -- and the show always tries to make sure that those who are having their houses rebuilt appear deserving. Thus, while the original ''Extreme Makeover'' only lasted two seasons, this is a LongRunner. In December 2011, however, it was announced that the show would end in January 2012 after nine successful seasons. The series has been resurrected for special episodes, including a ChristmasSpecial in December 2012.

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The story behind this one: ABC had a series called ''Extreme Makeover'' which was about improving people's looks through plastic surgery. Someone decided to make a spinoff -- technically, what this show is ''supposed'' to be doing is like plastic surgery, only to houses. As it happens, while majorly rebuilding a person is [[{{Squick}} a little uneasy]] even among the mainstream, majorly rebuilding a ''house'' for deserving people is definitely feel-good programming, besides offering ample opportunities for ProductPlacement -- and the show always tries to make sure that those who are having their houses rebuilt appear deserving. Thus, while the original ''Extreme Makeover'' only lasted two seasons, this is a LongRunner.ran for nine. In December 2011, however, it was announced that the show would end in January 2012 after nine successful seasons. The series has been resurrected for special episodes, including a ChristmasSpecial in December 2012.
3rd Aug '16 4:14:11 PM tyrekecorrea
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* GondorCallsForAid: Most of the volunteers for the builds are the neighbors of the families receiving houses. The application for the show asks how candidate families get along with their neighbors, presumably to ensure that their will be volunteers to speak of.
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