October 24, 2008 08:00 AM by Joe Reality
On this week’s Wife Swap, the Melton and the Dufrene families are featured. Brandi Dufrene is a Louisiana swamp woman, and Monique Melton is a California ballerina. The two will swap lives to see how it feels to live in another woman’s shoes.
The Dufrene family consists of wife Brandi, husband Pookie, and their three boys. The three boys are eleven year old Dalen, eight year old Gavin, and four year old Zane. The Dufrene family runs airboat tours on the Bayou. The three boys love the swamp, and they engage in fishin’, huntin’ and froggin’.
The Dufrene men constantly track mud in the house, and Brandi is hopelessly outnumbered as the only female in the house. Brandi’s makeup often gets taken to be used as warpaint, and she has to recover muddy socks from all over the yard.
The Melton family consists of wife Monique, husband Mike, and their twelve year old son Jake. Both Monique and Mike are classically trained ballet dancers, and Jake has been studying ballet since he was three years old. The entire family appreciates the finer things in life, and they often go to operas, art galleries and wine and cheese parties.
In the swap’s first week, Brandi dresses up and hosts a wine and cheese party. On the other hand, Monique ruins her manicure picking up after the boys and pulling frogs out of the swamp. In the swap’s second week, Brandi attempts to toughen up Mike and Jake with a “mantervention,” and Monique attempts to show the Dufrene men the world of ballet, opera, manners and chores.
Wife Swap airs on Friday, October 24 from 8 PM to 9 PM ET on ABC.
Photo Credit: Greg Zabilski/ABC