Wickedly Perfect

CBS (ended 2005)
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  • show Description
  • Emmy Award-winning journalist Joan Lunden hosts Wickedly Perfect, a new reality show that pits 12 people with a creative knack for the finer things in life in a no-holds-barred competition to crown the country's new authority on at-home living. These perfection-obsessed contestants, whose motto is "anything you can do, I can do better," will compete in different areas of beautifying the home and entertaining, including party planning, gardening, cooking, baking, sewing, crafts, floral arranging and decorating. In addition to chronicling the sometimes funny, sometimes factious relationships that develop among the tightly wound, extremely competitive participants, each week a contestant will be eliminated from their luxurious estate located in New England. Renowned chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay (Mesa Grill), Emmy Award-nominated stylist David Evangelista ("The Rosie O'Donnell Show") and best-selling author Candace Bushnell ("Sex and the City" and "Trading Up") will serve as judges. The winner, who will be crowned after 30 days on the Connecticut estate will receive numerous prizes, including six appearances on "The Early Show" on CBS, a development deal for a lifestyle-oriented television show and a publishing deal with Atria Books, a division of premier publisher Simon & Schuster. Source: CBS CBS Broadcast History in the USA January 6th, 2005 - January 20th 2005: Thursdays @ 8:00 PM E/P. January 29th, 2005 - Season Finale: Saturdays @ 8:00 PM E/P.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 10

    The Perfect Ending

    Aired 3/5/05

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    The Perfect Ending (Part II)


  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Perfectly Poised Screen Tests

    Aired 3/5/05

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    The Perfect Ending (Part I)


  • S 1 : Ep 8

    Lots of Perfection

    Aired 2/26/05

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bobby Flay


  • Joan Lunden


  • Candace Bushnell


  • Thomas Frank

    Perfectionist - Team Artisan - 12th Place

  • Heather Shrake

    Perfectionist - Crafty Beavers - 5th Place

  • Photos (1)
  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (112)

    • Darlene: I am quite over your self-appointed dictatorship, and it's going to end right now.

    • Tom: (To Kimberly) They like your pie. Good for you! (Though in actuality, the judges were insulting her pie.)

    • Bobby: (About the flower selection of Team Artisan) You should stop on the road and pick them!

    • Tom: Remember, Michelle, there's no "I" in "Team" but there is some compote and apple butter going upstairs.

    • Mitch: (About Tim) If he's a finish carpenter, then I'm the Pope.

    • Margo: (Upon entering the mansion) Kids! Mommy's Home!

    • Joan: And you guys thought you were coming for lunch!

    • David: Heather made these chocolate cheescake brownies. They're a little too doughy. Heather: Really? (Mychael nods in comtempt)

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    Notes (18)

    • Tom and Kimberley are nominated for elimination with Tom being voted out with a vote of 4-0.

    • Michelleand Dawn get nominated for elimination, where Michelle is voted out with a vote of 2-1.

    • Mychael and Heather are nominated for elimination, with Mychael being voted out with a vote of 3-0.

    • Tim's and Heather's projects are chosen as the least attractive, and Tim is eliminated with a vote of 2-0.

    • Judge Bobby Flay does not appear in this episode.

    • Margo's and Denise's wreaths are chosen as the worst, and Margo is sent home with a vote of 2-0.

    • After Team Artisan loses the challenge, Kimberly and Denise are put up for elimination with Dawn casting the only vote for Denise to leave the estate.

    • The judges chose Mitch's personal project from last week as the best, forcing him to move over to Team Artisan this week.

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    Trivia (26)

    • In TV Guide’s “Hits and Misses” column, television critic Susan Stewart gave this episode a 6 (out of 10), writing, “There are at least two contestants who put the ‘wicked’ in Wickedly Perfect. Both, interestingly, are men. Why shouldn’t the next Domestic Goddess be a God?”

    • Original Ratings: Households: 6.7/11, #6; Adults 18-49: 3.0, #9

    • The teams are given 24 hours to complete the apple preparation portion of the project.

    • Ratings: households: 6.7/11, #T6; adults 18-49: 3.2, #9

    • The teams are given 36 hours to complete the task.

    • Ratings:households: 5.4/9, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #8

    • Ratings: 3.0/5 households, 0.9 Adults 18-49

    • This episode, originally scheduled to air January 27, 2005, was the first episode in the show's Saturday at 8pm ET timeslot.

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    Allusions (7)

    • "The Next Designing Diva" that they're looking for is actually a "Next Martha Stewart." Many people have joked that the show is to find a replacement for her while she does her jail time.

    • Heather says that her team's inspiration for their project came from Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol, a famous artist, specialized in Pop Art. His most famous works are "32 Campbell's Soup Cans" and his Marilyn Monroe piece. The Crafty Beavers got their inspiration for their colorful work of art from Warhol's Pop Art.

    • Candace mentions that she is in Fawlty Towers when she is at the Crafty Beavers inn. Fawlty Towers was a series starring John Cleese about a rude hotel manager and his quirky guests.

    • Kimberly says, in this episode of Mitch, "I don't even care if he's Brad Pitt. I wouldn't keep him." Brad Pitt, a movie star, is a nation wide sex symbol, like Tom Cruise. He is used whenever someone needs the name of a famous, sexy actor.

    • Mitch says that Kimberly and Dawn "are whistling Dixie out their wazoo," meaning that they take too long on their projects. Originally from the song "Dixie Land," the phrase "whistling Dixie" usually means that you're kidding around.

    • Tim:: "Everyone thinks it's a broom from Fantasia or something."
      In the most memorable scene of the Disney movie Fantasia, Sorcerror Mickey bewitches brooms so that they carry buckets of water up the steps of his master's castle. Tim's topiary, a rose, branched out in a funny way, much like the brooms.

    • Mitch:: "I'm gonna sit here and work on Betty Rubble's hair do'."
      Betty Rubble was the wife of Barney Rubble in the popular 1960's animated comedy The Flintstones. Betty had a unique hairstyle, which is why Mitch used her to describe his hedge.

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  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Crafty Beavers vs. Artisans. Nobody wants to be caught in the rock garden!!

    By betafippel, Dec 19, 2005

  • With the new Martha Stewart Apprentice on, did people think that it was going to be similar to the cancelled show Wickedly Perfect?

    By DancingChriz, Nov 02, 2005

  • Joan Lunden hosts a competitive show for people wanting a show like Martha Stewart's show.

    By VerityJackson, Aug 04, 2005

  • One of the best reality shows ever. Joan Lunden was a delightful host and nearly all of the contestants were simply delightful. The challenges were very interesting and absolutely delightful!

    By gladysthegreat, Jul 09, 2005