And now it's time for the Most Awesome Thing I Saw on TV Last Week. The most awesome thing I saw on TV last week happened during Wife Swap. If you're not familiar with the premise, it's pretty much all in the title. Two women swap lives for two weeks. In the first week, they have to abide by the rules of their host family, and in the second week, the women get to make the rules. So, of course, since it's reality television, the producers choose women who have diametrically opposed lifestyles. So this week, a Southern woman who loves family and whose husband likes to hunt and fish swapped places with an Arkansas environmentalist and animal rights activist who hasn't seen her family in years. So the first awesome part was when the environmentalist was looking around her new home, and she came upon a mounted deer head, and she started SOBBING! And she was, like, petting the deer, and apologizing to the deer, and the woman was just bonkers. I mean, I like animals, and I'm not a big gun person or hunter, but the deer was already dead, and frankly, deer have few if any natural predators, so if it weren't for hunters, we'd be overrun. So anyway, at the end of the episode, the two couples meet and discuss what they've learned, and most weeks the couples manage to keep it barely civil, but this week, they were just totally bitchy to each other, and when the environmentalist woman found out that her dogs were made to sleep outside, she just lost it! And she was screaming and crying about how her dogs were ADOPTED and you can't make them sleep OUTSIDE and so on and so on. And pretty much everyone involved was kind of an asshole, but this woman was just stark raving mad, which was awesome.
MJ finds Karamo and asks if he wants to talk. Karamo interviews that he walked in the door and people were yelling at him to talk to MJ, so he felt attacked, and when he feels attacked, he shuts down. In the kitchen, Sarah and Willie try to plead MJ's case, but Karamo just laughs and blows them off. MJ keeps trying to talk, and Karamo keeps blowing him off. Karamo interviews that he doesn't need to resolve conflicts. MJ follows Karamo around and keeps bugging him to talk, and Karamo keeps trying to say things are fine between them. MJ interviews that there's nothing you can do in that situation. MJ asks for a dap, and Karamo walks away. Karamo interviews that he's not good at forgiveness, because if someone betrays him once, he doesn't want to be betrayed again.
The roommates get ready for the game that night. Some weird version of "Wanted: Dead or Alive" plays as the roommates arrive at the stadium. MJ interviews that it's fan appreciation day, and that they'll be going out on the field to throw t-shirts and such into the stands. Jon Bon Jovi wanders down the hall, and when did he turns into such a gaylord? I mean, he was always cheesy, but he didn't use to look like a woman, did he? I will confess that I had not one but two posters of Jon Bon Jovi on my walls as a teenager, and that in one, he was definitely wearing purple snakeskin lace-up pants. Jon greets the roommates, and Landon gets very anxious. Landon interviews that "something tightens up" inside him. Oh, dear. I'll let you all draw your own conclusions on that one. Jon sits down and says that he wants the roommates to help make an impact in the city, and that they want to build a playground in a disadvantaged area. Melanie interviews that she's seen the facilities for children in Philadelphia, and that they're depressing. When did Melanie become the Chief Playground Inspector? Jon says that building the playground is the kind of impact the team wants to have. Then he signs some of the swag for the fans. MJ interviews that he was totally awestruck, and that "his feathered bangs looked good and those jeans were tight as hell." Okay, MJ. You won me back a little bit with that one. Don't ruin it.