Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wife, it's not what you think...

I got an interesting email the other day. It was from a producer at ABC's show, WifeSwap. I've never really watched it, but I suspect the gist of it is they take two families, likely with an overbearing father or unappreciated mother or wild kids I'm guessing, and swap the mothers for six days. According to the email, WifeSwap is in its fourth season, so there must be some watchable moments. But then again, I think Jerry Springer is syndicated all over the world, so I suppose watchable is a loose term. Here's the email:
My name is Michelle Silva, and I am an Associate Producer for ABC's Wife Swap. For our 4th season, we are looking to feature a family that LOVES candy! We are searching for family-run candy shops, chocolatiers, confectioners, etc. Even if your family doesn’t work in the candy industry, we would still love to hear from you if you adore candy!

This opportunity is very real, and this email is NOT spam. I came across your company information by doing a general search and thought you might be able to assist us. If your company is a larger corporation, feel free to pass this along to all levels of employees. We are not looking for a specific type of family—every family is different and has a story. Personality is a must! Our show is fun for the whole family and an overall unique experience!

Any person who refers a featured family receives a $1,000 referral award.

In order to apply for the show, families must have two parents and at least one child between the ages of 6-18 still living at home. If your family doesn’t fit our profile, feel free to recommend friends and family.

Families selected to appear on the show receive $20,000 from ABC Television.
If you know any colorful candyfreaks who fit their family definition (2 parents, at least one child aged 6-18), feel free to drop me a line . The $1K finders fee would be sweet, but better yet, it would make for a great story for the ICD. $20K for the selected family would buy a lot of mallow cups and whistle pops...

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