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'House Hunters': Las Vegas home-buying lessons

House hunting is a crazy business. House Hunters Cynthia and DeShon discover some oddities while moving from Michigan to Las Vegas. The two are relocating to Sin City to open a branch of their church. Lesson one? Las Vegas has more churches per capita than any other city in the U.S. It’s the perfect place to expand if you’re in the God business.

Las Vegas homes don’t normally come with a yard. The couple didn’t know that going in, and had some caveats that could make up for the loss. He wants a balcony and she wants a casita. They also learn that the local parks stay open until around 2 a.m. because of the heat. How sad is this attempt at a yard?


Vegas houses don’t normally come with basements, something DeShon is perfectly all right with, “because you always find something crazy — Jimmy Hoffa’s buried in the basement.” Here’s a groovy pad built in the ’50s on a slab.


Finding a good house in Vegas can mean traveling a lot farther than you’d like. While Cynthia is excited about house #1, DeShon is unimpressed. “Yeah, but I just spent an extra year of my life trying to get out here. This is far!” House #1, while lovely, was 15 miles from their church.


Prices for houses similar in style can have a big price difference. With their max budget of $250,000, a house at $253,000 is met with DeShon’s gut reaction: “That’s at the high part of our budget, so that means no Christmas for our children.” Getting a house for $9,000 under the asking of $239,000? The winner.


Of the three houses shown, all had fireplaces. I had to agree with DeShon. “When do you ever use a fireplace in Las Vegas?” Cynthia set us both straight: “Like around Christmas.” DeShon got the final word: “Well, this is where you’re gonna roast your chestnuts. You have never in your life had a roasted chestnut.”


Gone are the days of a second story full of bedrooms and bathrooms. It’s quite common to find family rooms and additional living space upstairs. That’s all right with Cynthia: “This is like an adult retreat. I mean, it’s not a casita.” (See cartwheel of excitement in header photo for confirmation.)

There are huge walk-in closets. Some circle the entire room. This walk-in closet is a walk, walk and walk in closet,” laughed Cynthia. Others connect the master suite to its bathroom.

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All three houses have a balcony for DeShon, but he doesn’t find the “Juliet” style to be as cute as others might. “Top of the world, ma! Top of the world! See, you can’t do this unless you have a balcony.” This is what he’s talkin’ about.


“Oh, we got jokes today,” DeShon says while trying to understand the appeal of the Juliet. Seriously — does anyone know the point?


The kitchens come with some issues. In House #2 it seems like little thought was given to the functionality of the oven; it was all for aesthetics. “If I want to get stuff out, what am I going to have to do? Stand to the side?” Cynthia wonders. There isn’t much the realtor can say other than “yes.”


This particular kitchen also comes with a sink your mother would not be proud to show off. “Why is there a science-lab sink in here?” DeShon wonders. I’m curious what realtor wouldn’t have tasked the seller with fixing it up.


Low-hanging vents are also an issue when people are taller than average. Cynthia worries that DeShon would be bumping his head on this beauty, but DeShon puts her fears to rest: “I’m not gonna be using it. You don’t need a vent to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.”


People leave gifts of their former lives behind and it’s kind of … well, just take it from DeShon. “And they left us a falafel in the shower here … a faloofa … this is just gross.”


“And you can tell your friends, ‘Girl, I got a casita!’,” DeShon exclaims when House #3 comes with a balcony for him, a pool, and a casita for her.


Cost and imagining their family living in the house without a yard wins them over. A Juliet balcony will have to do for DeShon, and a large loft for Cynthia’s getaway because, really, can you put a price on this kind of happiness?


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TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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