October 09, 2010 02:30 PM by Candace Young
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is back on ABC on October 10 in the ‘Laugh Until You Cry Tears of Joy’ episode featuring the Johnson family of Houston, Texas, and a host of top comedians! It all begins with the Johnson family thinking they are going to enjoy an evening at a local comedy club…
Ty Pennington arrives at the comedy club in Houston, Texas and calls the unsuspecting Johnson family up onto the stage, where he announces they will be receiving an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition home makeover.
Eric and Elaine Johnson have dedicated their lives to helping rescue children and save marriages. Feeling the African American community was overwhelmed with families breaking down, Eric became an advocate of African American fathers taking a larger role in their kids’ lives.
The Johnsons opened Optimum Lifestyle, which offers couples counseling and seminars to try to keep marriages together, and ran the mission out of their own home.
Unfortunately, the Johnson family home is run-down and dilapidated, and the combination of Hurricane Ike and an economic downturn made it impossible for Eric and Elaine to afford to transform it.
The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition design team, including Michael Moloney, Paige Hemmis, and Ed Sanders will join top comedians Cedric the Entertainer, Tommy Davidson, Ralphie May, and Paul Rodriguez, as well as fashion model Brooklyn Decker, for a comedy roast as they help the Eric and Elaine Johnson and their five girls realize their dream of a new, safe home and space from which to help others.
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