Wife Swap

Friday 8:00 PM on ABC
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  • Have you ever wondered whether the grass is greener on the other side of the fence? Two wives discover that it often isn't when they hand over the keys to their homes and literally switch families - but not bedrooms - for two weeks on the new reality show Wife Swap, already a critically-acclaimed smash hit in its third season in the U.K. Wife Swap is not a competition or a contest. It is a reality show unlike any other, where the battlegrounds are the kitchens and living rooms, child-rearing is a subject of intense and heated debate, and the outcome isn't a cash prize, but a couple's opportunity to re-discover why they love each other and decided to marry in the first place. In the first week of the swap, the wives move in with their new family and adopt their very different lifestyle. They agree to follow a manual written by the departing wife that sets out the rules of their new household – how they parent, shop, do the house work, manage their budgets and their social life. But then, in the second week, everything changes. The new wives take charge. They introduce their own set of rules and get to run the new household their way. It's a radical shock to both families. The results are explosive, enlightening and often very funny. This is a show about the things that really matter to families across America. At the end of the show, the two couples meet for the first time. In a highly-charged exchange of views, both couples make a frank assessment of each other and talk about what they've learned from the experience. When Wife Swap premiered in 2003 in the United Kingdom, it was an instant television phenomenon. The program has won numerous awards, most recently the prestigious BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) Award for best reality show and the Golden Rose for best reality program at the International Rose D'Or Festival, Europe's top entertainment television awards. Wife Swap currently airs everywhere from France to Australia and Germany to New Zealand. Source: ABC.commoreless

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  • Cast & Crew
  • Randy Ridgely


  • Jen Ridgely


  • Peyton Ridgely


  • Rylee Ridgely


  • Kim Corrao


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  • Quotes (23)

    • Kim: (about Jimmy) He needs to wake up and smell the coffee. No pun intended, since I won't be making the coffee.

    • Amy: You should treat me like the princess that I am. Jeremy: (in an annoyed voice) I can't believe somebody married you.

    • Amy: What the h*ll are you? A father or the devil?!

    • (During the counsel) Jeremy: I'M DONE WITH THIS SHOW!! (Jeremy stomps out of the room in wild anger, knocking over his chair) Anna: Jeremy! Come back! (Jeremy continues to find a way out of the building, still in anger; Jeremy sees the door and stomps in anger toward it) Anna: Come back! I'll go with you! Jeremy: I'm leaving!!

    • Anna: For 15 minutes...you can't talk. Charles: What?!

    • (After Anna changed the time to get ready from 2 hours to 10 minutes) Charles: Not putting my hair gel on is like leaving the house without my underwear.

    • (After the fight at the table meeting) Randy: Her husband got some cowboy education.

    • Randy: (while saying grace) Heavenly father, heavenly ghost, whoever eats faster gets the most.

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    Notes (30)

    • Advertised as a "sneak preview" rather than the series premiere because it aired on Sunday rather than Wednesday.

    • ABC re-aired this episode on Saturday, Decmeber 11, 2004 at 10:00pm ET.

    • ABC re-aired this episode on Saturday, October 2, 2004 at 10:00pm ET.

    • We never see Jodi doing the bus run. (Assuming she actually did it)

    • Advertised as series premiere since it was the first to air in the scheduled Wednesday timeslot, with the previous episode being a "sneak preview."

    • Due to an extended edition of Good Morning America which aired in the morning, ABC's schedule was set back an hour this day. Wife Swap aired at 11pm instead of in it's normal timeslot, 10pm.

    • Also known as "Silver/Caden (Boss Swap)" in some listings.

    • Aired with graphics as and advertised as "Boss Swap" rather than "Wife Swap."

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    Trivia (4)

    • This is the first and only time they trade husbands.

    • This is the first and possibly ony episode that they trade Bosses.

    • Jen said that the Corrao children would compete in a rodeo competition on saturday, that never happened threwout the episode.

    • During the rule change ceremony, the sheet over Jason's trophies appears and disappears.

  • Fan Reviews (61)
  • Ugh... the new format!!!

    By nunu4, Nov 12, 2014

  • good show.

    By alyyiki, Jul 21, 2014

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    By corneliusraibon, Apr 18, 2014

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