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Burning Man and ABC-TV's "Wife Swap"

Postby DaBomb » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:24 am

Here's something that was on CraigsList yesterday (since pulled) and followed by an e-mail forwarded to me by a friend. The posting is starkly different than the personal e-mail.

I have since written both Andie Grace and Maid Marian of the Communications Department of BMorg to inquire about this and am awaiting a response.


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> Subject: (creative gigs) Going to Burning Man? (financial district)
> Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 08:17:48 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "Craigslist Subscriptions" <subscriptions@craigslist.org>
> Reply-To: Rachelle.Mendez@rdfusa.com
>
> ABC TV is currently researching & interviewing families who attend
> BURNING MAN.
>
> Ideal candidates believe in self-reliance, expression, and community.
>
> Please call:212-404-2442 or email a family photo and description to:
> rachelle.mendez@rdfusa.com.
>
> All families featured on the show receive a $20,000 honorarium. If
> you refer a family that we feature on the show you receive $1,000.
>
> Apply Today. Casting immediately!
>


Thu, July 6, 2006 - 9:00 AM
Subject ABC TV: Looking for BURNERS
Message Hi Abject,


I'm a casting producer for ABC TV. We're researching
Burners in hopes of featuring a family of Burners on
our primetime reality show WIFE SWAP. I'm wondering if
you'd consider posting my search and sharing it with
your tribe.

All families featured on the show receive a $20,000
honorarium. If you refer a family that we feature on
the show you receive $1,000.

Potential families can live anywhere in the United
States, but we ask that families applying for the show
consist of two parents and have at least one child,
age 5 or older, living at home.


Casting immediately.

Thanks,

Rachelle
212-404-2442
Rachelle.Mendez@rdfusa.com

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Postby BAS » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:36 pm

we ask that families applying for the show
consist of two parents and have at least one child,
age 5 or older, living at home.


Well, darn! I was hoping that they would proved the wife and kid(s)! They are discriminating against us un-married, un-reproduced folks! :P



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Postby DaBomb » Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:06 pm

I received another response which really made me chuckle:

> "wife swap"

> damn they just don't get it, it's all about the gifting


har har...
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Postby Monkeypoo » Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:56 pm

BAS wrote:
we ask that families applying for the show
consist of two parents and have at least one child,
age 5 or older, living at home.


Well, darn! I was hoping that they would proved the wife and kid(s)! They are discriminating against us un-married, un-reproduced folks! :P
B.


Yeah, totally discriminating. That's not inclusive! What about us single moms whose kid has grown up and moved out on her own? All I have is two cats now. They're my family now. I could use $20,000.

Can't I just swap with a family? The wife could come here and take care of my house, change the catbox, sleep with my cats, and have a nice quiet vacation away from her husband and kids. And me, well, I could teach the kids the burner way and sleep with the husband.
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:47 pm

DaBomb wrote:I received another response which really made me chuckle:

> "wife swap"

> damn they just don't get it, it's all about the gifting


har har...


yes gift me your wife!

Keep the Damn kids.

I would think that would be OK, but the family must be swapped on the playa.

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Re: Burning Man and ABC-TV's "Wife Swap"

Postby EricTSchroeder » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:13 am

Ironically, I am a Wife Swap alumni Schroeder/Wardle season 6 and I made my first burn this year. Drove all the way in from Indianapolis and had an amazing time. Was recognized a time or two from the show. I can say from experience, that I doubt the filming would put Playa life in a good light. Although, at this point, I think it's moot because I believe the show's completely cancelled unless ABC Family is still behind production. anyway, sorry to hash up an old thread, but I was amused.

if currious... somebody (not us) recently youtubed our episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxxhIcfi ... e=youtu.be

Good burn all, thank you for an amazing time! Blessings!
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Re: Burning Man and ABC-TV's "Wife Swap"

Postby Candybox » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:47 pm

EricTSchroeder wrote:Ironically, I am a Wife Swap alumni Schroeder/Wardle season 6 and I made my first burn this year. Drove all the way in from Indianapolis and had an amazing time. Was recognized a time or two from the show. I can say from experience, that I doubt the filming would put Playa life in a good light. Although, at this point, I think it's moot because I believe the show's completely cancelled unless ABC Family is still behind production. anyway, sorry to hash up an old thread, but I was amused.

if currious... somebody (not us) recently youtubed our episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxxhIcfi ... e=youtu.be

Good burn all, thank you for an amazing time! Blessings!



Just out of curiosity, can you tell me more about the filming experience? I'm always curious about the back-workings of reality shows and how the producers create drama and narrative. Like what was it actually like versus how you were portrayed?
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Re: Burning Man and ABC-TV's "Wife Swap"

Postby CitizenRandom » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:09 am

This aint new- theyve been hitting on us for like years..I got the call from a tribe post a longtime ago- i wrote back that i was polyamoury it didnt get to try for the 25000 bucks to survive living in a conservative household for two weeks- I doubt id make it this round either...
same ol story different season.
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