Shout-out to echobinki.
Well, MPDP's in denim and a cowboy hat, so we must be in Texas. Frank gets out of a big-ass pickup truck and opens the door for Kia, who's sitting behind the driver's seat, as MPDP voice-overs that they've been listening to two hours of "Are we there yet?" from Ty. We see Ty through the back window, looking as pathetic as a puppy in a mall pet store. Frank and Kia pretend to consider releasing him, but Frank says, "Aw, let him rot!" They walk away as Ty pleads to be let out.
Shot of two little dogs -- the kind that look yappy to me. One is wearing a t-shirt and neckerchief. Their names are Coco and Kitty. Suzi and Guido are their humans. MPDP jokes that the dogs would like a fire-hydrant theme, but that the homeowners have something else in mind. We see a shot of an aggressively bland beige and white living room: beige walls, beige ceramic tile on the floor, beige upholstered furniture, white wood trim, white blinds. There's a bright red plaid and floral area rug, though. And they have what may be the hugest freaking TV I've yet seen on this show: it's as wide as their entire fireplace (with mantel) and taller to boot. There are shelves built in around the giant hole for the TV. They'd like to see colour in the room, and definitely some curtains. Guido says they'd like a Tuscan theme. Sure, because nothing says the Italian countryside like a TV the size of Hildi's ego. They're from Italy, so they'd like to see that heritage incorporated into the house. They want end tables and a coffee table. They explain that they bought the furniture before moving into this house with its incredibly bland colour scheme, so they didn't know it was all going to be so neutral. They're open to the furniture being recovered. They'd like the room to be functional for the dogs, but "nothing too crazy," Guido cautions. The clothed dog growls at something offscreen...probably Kia, is my guess. Suzi says that Guido's kind of conservative.
Suzi and Guido's neighbours, Anu and Uttam, are sitting on their couch, making a list on their laptop of things they want to see in their living room. Professor Frink, who's Indian, nearly drops the baked squash he's eating when he sees that they're South Asian. He's all impressed and everything, never having seen any South Asian HOs on the show. He asks me if they're the first; I kind of think I've seen at least one other but I'm not sure. The items we can see, in reverse order from number four up, are: "New look to furniture," "Blend comfort with style," "More seating for guests," "Gorgeous fabric," "Paint vs. wallpaper," "Entertainment center left a --" (gets cut off there), and finally, "Pretty mantle [sic]." I want to see the first three items -- probably "No hay/moss/flora/fauna glued to walls," "No fun little borders," and "Please do not paint our upholstery." Their living room is almost as powerfully neutral as their neighbours', only more white and grey: white walls and ceiling, pale grey carpet, modern glass coffee and side tables, white blinds, white upholstered sofa, white woodwork, white ceiling fan, and an entertainment centre in a dark reddish brown stain. And two upholstered recliners in a dark red fabric. The fireplace is tiled in black. Anu says she'd like to see warm earthy tones and nice fabric and beautiful drapes: "Silk curtains would be awesome." Uttam says they've tried a lot of different combinations of things in there but ended up with too many busy colours. Uh oh. The odds of receiving "too many busy colours" from either of the designers on board seem high. He seems concerned about the room being too busy. Anu says she pretty much decides how the house is going to look at, and Uttam supplies the brawn. This couple seems really cute, but I could be projecting because they remind me of some of my relatives.
Key swap. Texas/cowboy puns, whatever.