It's true...Extreme Makeover Home Edition has "stunt doubles"

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Mortgage and Lending with Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank

The crew of Extreme Makeover Home Edition has been here in Medford for the past week.  Lot's of frenzy for sure!  Today it was announced that at 3:00 pm the reveal to the McPhail family of their new home would take place.  I wasn't able to head up to the site but dear hubby did.  He was there from about 1:30 - 3:00.  He sent me a few pics on my cell phone of the site and finished house.  (I'll attempt to get downloaded later).  BUT, what I found extremely amusing is that the 3:00 "reveal" wasn't with the actual FAMILY at all.  It was actually some filmed "scenes" with "stunt doubles".  Yup, even "reality" TV has "Hollywood" infused.

A little after three pm this afternoon I was watching a live news feed from the site.  The limousine and "family" shot they showed wasn't the McPhails' at all, but rather their stunt doubles.

It wasn't until about six pm that the actual reveal took place.  

There will stil be some "extreme" activity for a day or two during clean up.  I'll try to get some photos posted.

In the end...this was a VERY deserving family of a new home!  A very proud moment for Jackson County, Oregon!  So many folks came out and gave of their time so willingly for this project.  

Way to GO Medford, Oregon!  Put us on the map!  

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Sonja Patterson
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Karen, that sure was a surprise to read!!  Stunt doubles?!    Glad your hubby was able to catch the action on camera!!

Sep 14, 2011 03:57 PM #1
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
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Hi Sonja...yup...no joke.  A "family" resembling the actual family.  They did some film/camera shots...suitable for broadcasting me thinks. Picture Ty Pennington opening and closing the door of a "fake" limo several times. ;-)     I did see the live stream of the REAL family viewing the home after the "MOVE THAT BUS"!  INCREDIBLE!  Wish I could have been there live but watching it live stream was almost as good.  I'm looking forward to seeing the show when it airs.  Medford will be the season premier...a two hour episode.  Should be exciting!  :-)

Sep 14, 2011 04:03 PM #2
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Ted J. Macy
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Karen, Thanks for the incite, Stunt Doubles? what a way to fool the public, or well, from what you said, the family was deserving, that is what really counts, anyway.

Sep 14, 2011 04:35 PM #3
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Way to SPOIL the show for all of us! LOL

Do you also disclose all the magician tricks you know also?

Just kidding.

THey are coming to my town Port St Lucie this season also.

We hope they take on one of our chinese drywall homes.

 

Sep 14, 2011 04:49 PM #4
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I'm not real sure what the need for a stunt double is. Is it a dangerous task to be yourself? Just saying

Sep 14, 2011 06:42 PM #5
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
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Ted...from what I heard, there was definitely some "trickery" during the filming process.  Have a great day and thanks for the visit!

Kevin...That's great they'll be in your town too.  I do hope it's a worthy family that receives the new home in your area too. 

Hi Tom!  I "think" they used the stunt doubles merely to secure some good camera shots and get the crowd worked up.  It's funny, when the real family arrived there was a LONG delay before they moved the bus.  Ty Pennington spent probably 15-20 minutes or so with them talking before the bus was even moved.  Have no idea what they were talking about.  He may have been saying things like, "ok, here's how we're going to do this next scene..." etc.  Guessing there is lots of splicing from the film department that will take place.

Sep 15, 2011 05:31 AM #6
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Larry & Jacque Ficek
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Hi there Karen, love the new picture! It is kind of funny that they needed stunt doubles for a 'good cause' like this. We cannot wait to see the pictures.

Jacque & Larry

Sep 24, 2011 07:09 PM #7
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Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
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Hi Jacque and Larry!  I know, really weird but it's true!  We were "told" that tonight's season premier of EHME was our local home; such is not the case however.  Not sure when our area will air.  Hubby and I were out taking a drive today and we rode past the house.  Not surprising there were No Tresspassing signs a plenty posted!

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