Skip to comments.Rancho Bernardo family gets swapped on Fox (First Gay Family Featured on Trading Spouses on Fox)
Posted on 02/09/2007 7:04:08 PM PST by nckerr
Rancho Bernardo family gets swapped on Fox
By: ANN ZIVOTSKY - For the North County Times
Judy and Pepper Lane of Rancho Bernardo have raised their children in a home filled with patience and tolerance. Julie Chase runs her family in Oregon with a sharp tongue and sarcastic comments. It's a perfect setup for a family swap show, right?
If you answered yes, you too could produce a reality show. Judy traveled to Oregon to spend a week with Julie's husband and two teenage daughters while Pepper welcomed Julie into her San Diego home. The results air this Friday in the first of a two-part episode on Fox's "Trading Spouses."
"We belong to a group called Family Matters and it involves gay and lesbian parents," said Judy Lane in a recent telephone interview. "We got a newsletter saying 'Trading Spouses' was looking for same-sex partners. I e-mailed Pepper and asked her if she was interested, and she e-mailed back, 'Sure, let's go for it." She didn't realize the return had gone to Family Matters and Fox at the same time."
"I'm lucky I said, 'Let's go for it,' " Pepper Lane added.
Both women admitted that they hadn't watched the show before they applied, but they had seen previews of it.
Pepper Lane said she expected someone different to show up at her door.
"Of all the scenarios I had in mind, none of it was true," Pepper Lane said. "I figured we would get someone who is homophobic or very religious."
Nonetheless, the Lane family will never forget Julie Chase. "She said things that offended everyone," Pepper Lane said.
The Lanes describe their home, with 9-year-old son Corey and 6-year-old daughter Shea, as filled with fun, tolerance and respect. Julie Chase threw a wrench into that.
"I call one day 'The Big Ugly.' We agreed to have a less confrontational day, but she picked a fight with me," Pepper said. "She timed it just as people were arriving for dinner."
The profanity from their visitor was also new to the Lane children.
"It really upset the kids," Judy Lane said. "She is the king of bad words."
Pepper Lane said she tried to end on a good note with Julie Chase, but "I'm not kidding, she had a list of everything that pushes my buttons and she pushed them one by one."
Judy Lane had an easier week living with the Chase family.
"When I first got there they were carrying on with all the things they normally do," Judy Lane said.
That included teasing their father and telling him he's a "dope" and "jerk."
"I talked to them in the first day or two and said, 'You've got to stop.' I wondered if they were out of Hollywood because they turned around. They really took it to heart."
In the end, Judy Lane said she liked Charlie Chase and his two teen daughters.
"He was a doll and each girl has her own unique personality. They're like a little creme brulee. You crack the top and it's all sweet inside."
"Trading Spouses" with the Lane and Chase families airs at 9 p.m. Friday on XETV/Channel 6.
This show used to be appointment television for Mrs. Still and me. Not any more. We boycotted part one last week, and I don't think we will watch the show ever again.
Isn't liberalism beautiful. Just what growing young kids need.
All of the "TLC" shows are homosexually driven. "Trading Spaces" is always including gay couples. Kitchen specials, bathroom specials, "Design On a Dime" blah, blah, blah. If you didn't know better you'd think that 75% of the nation is gay. It's all about tolerance.~sarc
I'm surprised anyone watches this crap in the first place.
there must be another one of these shows out there, because I remember one where there was a conservative couple (he white, she black) and they swapped with a lesbian couple.
Actually, the Trading Spouses show used to be innocent fun: a messy couple trades with a neat couple; sophisticated suburbanites trade with good ol' country folk--stuff like that.
Lately it's been hard to watch, though. A couple of weeks back they had a disgusting racist (who happened to be African-American). This lesbo episode was the last straw.
There is, called "Wife Swap" on ABC. Watched it once or twice; more hard edged and less funny than "Trading Spouses" (used to be).
This is my first post, but I'm happy to be here. It seems like a great, conservative forum.
Personally, this reality show, along with Wife Swap is one of my favorites. I generally watch it every Friday. Recently they switched a white family with a black family that was extremely racist, the husband much more than the wife. Then, last Friday they had the lesbians switch with the straights. I though, crap, here we go. They are going to pick the best, family like, sweetest lesbian family they can find and a more dysfunctional, nastier, straight family that doesn't get along. I was right. The lesbians were made out to be the kindest family while the straights were rude, nasty, and vulgar at times. I watched it, but I was aware of the agenda the entire time. The, I'm assuming liberal, that was running this show painted homosexual families as completely natural and better than some heterosexual families. They'll probably do another one in a few weeks with a straight family that is very religious and opposed to that lifestyle. They'll make them out to be "homophobic, bigoted quacks."
Does anybody have an e-mail/snail mail or phone number for Fox?
Welcome to Free Republic! It is indeed a great site for news, commentary, and occasional discussion of the trivial.
Personally, this reality show, along with Wife Swap is one of my favorites. I generally watch it every Friday. Recently they switched a white family with a black family that was extremely racist, the husband much more than the wife.
The Mrs. and I also saw it. At least it turned out right, as Marguerite left almost all the money to the kid.
Then, last Friday they had the lesbians switch with the straights. I though, crap, here we go. They are going to pick the best, family like, sweetest lesbian family they can find and a more dysfunctional, nastier, straight family that doesn't get along.
Just like the movie American Beauty a few years back. It won best picture at the Oscars. Sickening.
I was right. The lesbians were made out to be the kindest family while the straights were rude, nasty, and vulgar at times. I watched it, but I was aware of the agenda the entire time. The, I'm assuming liberal, that was running this show painted homosexual families as completely natural and better than some heterosexual families.
They'll probably do another one in a few weeks with a straight family that is very religious and opposed to that lifestyle. They'll make them out to be "homophobic, bigoted quacks."
The Mrs. and I won’t see it. We’re not watching anymore. We won’t put up with liberal crap homosexual agenda disguised as the Trading Spouses reality show. Oh well, it was fun for a while.
Welcome to FR! I too enjoy Wife Swap most of the time, but have never seen the show on Fox. What I like about Wife Swap is the unending variety of personalities that there are in this country ... and how somebody can always learn something from someone else if they open their mind. If Wife Swap goes homo, I will cease to watch.
Thanks for the welcome!
After watching God Warrior versus Black Racist Family, I decided they need Jerry Springer to host the show.
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