YMMV / Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

  • Friday Night Death Slot: ABC moved this show to Friday nights, and was somehow shocked when they had to cancel it.
  • Funny Moments: Believe it or not, this show has its share. Chances are if Paul DiMeo is on the build team, there's going to be some of these, such as the time he turned a Dr. Seuss book into Green Eggs and Large Ham.
    • Every episode featuring the Muppets is stuffed with these, especially the instance of Miss Piggy knocking over an entire house with one well-placed karate chop.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Despite the series' good intentions, studies have shown that a few families were eventually forced to sell their newly remodeled houses, since the changes increase the house's utility use and property tax rates, but the homeowners still only have their original meager salaries to pay for it all. At least one family had to move out of their new house due to the scrutiny and ill-feelings of their neighbors.
  • Heartwarming Moments: The whole point of the show is to invoke warm, fuzzy feelings.
  • Memetic Mutation: The clip of the Miller's house being detonated is a popular internet forum weapon.
  • Moment of Awesome:
    • The first-season episode featuring the Woslum family, where the team had a special assistant...revealed at the end to be the family's father, who was on active duty in Iraq. They'd brought him home just to do the show.
    • Oftentimes when the old houses are destroyed. The Latif Family stands out; they used fireworks!
    • The Anderson family, who are most, if not all, visually-impaired and couldn't see the demolition. So they used everything from a jackhammer, a bulldozer, a chainsaw to a bomb squad with concussion grenades to make enough noise.
    • The Mattingly Family. They moved the old, small trailer-house to a monster-truck arena, and had the Monster Trucks destroy the house.
    • The Gomez Family. The family received, among other things, (flavored!) oxygen to cope with the eldest child's blood disorder. He also got lifetime season tickets for Real Salt Lake.
    • The McPhail family. Due to the oldest son's fascination with volcanoes, they basically turned the house into one.
    • The series finale. The place? Joplin, Missouri. The challenge? Build seven homes for seven families in a community devastated by a tornado in the seven day limit. They succeeded.
  • More Popular Spinoff:
    • Does anyone even remember that there was an Extreme Makeover non-home edition anymore?
    • Especially in Britain, where that version didn't air, or at least wasn't promoted to anywhere near the same extent.