MPDP appears wearing a white tank top with a big print of an orange on it. She's at Disney World in Orlando. We see Vern, Doug, and Amy Wynn taking a ride through a safari attraction. Standard shots of a lion yawning, a hippo, and some 'gators loitering. I'm starting to suspect the show of throwing in animal shots just for the cuteness factor. Listen up: it's much cuter if the cast actually interacts with the animals. Let's see Doug with that lion. Cut to the homeowners, zooming around in a motorboat. Angel and Whitney (the latter of whom is about ten and half months pregnant) are having their family room redone. Whitney's sister Kelly is going to be on the team in Whitney's place. I'd say Kelly is a heck of a sister. What if Whitney goes into labour, though? Who's going to sub for Angel? The family room is a very standard room with white walls (and one wood-panelled wall), a white popcorn ceiling, and beige carpet. They've got a really ugly sofa, loveseat, and chair all in the same yucky dark wine and black plaid. Furniture should simply not be upholstered in plaid, period. Have you ever seen an attractive piece of plaid furniture? No. No, you haven't. There's a reason. There's a squarish window behind the sofa, which has white miniblinds and a gathered valance of green fabric on it, and that's it. I don't know where people got the idea that sticking a valance up on a window is a window treatment in and of itself. The point of these floofy valances is to hide the curtain rods, hardware, and other stuff that goes on at the top of curtains for a richer, more decorative look with curtains. Somehow, the notion that you can just stick a valance above any window opening and dust off your hands has become widespread. I suspect this idea has been promulgated by the same people who recommend putting up a wallpaper border and calling it a day. These are Wal-Mart aesthetics, people. This is the way Kia decorates. Stop it, now.
On the wall opposite the panelled one is a sliding patio door, also with just a green valance, which looks even more ridiculous on a door than on a window. Between that and another window is a fireplace with one of the most unappealing textures I've ever seen: it's like some kind of weird bumpy stone. I'm sure it's just a trick of the light and the way I've got this freeze-framed, but there's a greenish shadow to the stone that makes it look like there's actually moss growing on it. If you've ever hiked along a slightly craggy, rocky, moss path...well, it looks like they cut out a fireplace-shaped chunk of that and stuck in on the wall. The mantel is a big thick chunk of wood, and it's crowded with lots of family photos in the usual wild assortment of frames. Angel and Whitney's furniture is standard-issue countryish knotty pine: coffee table, side tables, armoire. They've got a white ceiling fan with brass accents. There's the odd toy here and there. Angel says that they do most of their living here. They'd like to change the colours in the room, and possibly the wood-panelled wall, too. They'd like to brighten it up. Whitney says she likes neutrals but that she's not afraid of colour. She doesn't think she would like black furniture. Kelly thinks the room needs to be cozy and family-friendly, but focus more on the adults.