December 12, 2008 08:00 AM by Joe Reality
On this week’s episode of Wife Swap, a wife from a family obsesses with entering sweepstakes swaps lives with a wife from a family living an endless party. The Kutka family is from Utah, and they spend ten hours a day entering sweepstakes. The Cooper family lives in the Florida Keys, and they could be described as party animals.
The Kukta family consists of Andy and Heidi and their four children. The four children are seventeen year old Jennie, twelve year old Miranda, four year old Catherine and three year old Aimee. The Kukta family is so committed to entering raffles and contests that they buy cat food with contests even though they don’t own a cat.
Wife Heidi carries two telephones with separate lines, which she calls her “sweeping tools.” Husband Andy wakes up at 3 AM to play online contests. The older girls in the house are stuck with endless chores, and the house shuts down at 9 AM so the younger girls can get a good night’s sleep.
The Cooper family consists of Jim and Joanna and their two children. The two children are eleven year old Caya and three year old Andreas. Jim and Joanna operate a DJ and wedding video business, because it allows them to make a living while fulfilling their lover of partying. Joanna’s parents live with the Cooper family, and they often baby-sit the kids while mom and dad attend parties. Jim and Joanna don’t bother to wear watches, because they are happy living a life of never-ending fun.
In the first week of the swap, Heidi Kukta gets a feel for the party life when the Cooper family holds a get together for fifty. Heidi struggles with the free flowing lifestyle she encounters in the Florida Keys. On the other hand, Joanna Cooper is shocked by the amount of time and money the Kukta family spends entering sweepstakes.
In the second week of the swap, Heidi Kukta teaches the Cooper family about bottle collecting and supermarket contests. Heidi also makes Jim get a tradition 9 to 5 job. Meanwhile, Joanna Cooper puts an end to sweeping in the Kukta household. Joanna also helps Jennie and Miranda throw a luau for all their friends. Wife Swap airs on Friday, December 12 from 8 PM to 9 PM ET on ABC.
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