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33 Questions I Have When I Watch Fixer Upper


Casual day as Sophia is trying to find a show to watch…

Property Brothers? Watches for two minutes… I can’t watch them break the news this house is way over budget… Wait, haven’t these homeowners seen the show and know they do this by now?

Lakefront Bargain Hunt? Watches for two minutes… How is there this much room for this many lakes?

House Hunters? Watches for two minutes… There won’t be one home with everything they’re looking for.

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Fixer Upper? Watches for two minutes… Settles into couch and gets comfy…

  1. Will I ever have a relationship as cute as Chip & Jo?
  2. Who watches the kids when they leave to show clients homes?
  3. Do they really run that farm on their own?
  4. Woah, is Joanna actually the future me? Interior designer, makes 3D plans, owns a little town, has four (almost five!) children, lives on a farm
  5. Is this family going to have a sad backstory?
  6. How does Chip come up with the home names?
  7. Was shiplap a thing before Jo or…?
  8. How much you want to bet the clients are going to ask for open concept?
  9. Hold up… $100,000 for a home out there? I thought the prices would have gone up since Waco’s tourist rate has tripled!
  10. Have they actually met the clients before the house tour?
  11. Do they still talk after?
  12. Did these clients just move to Waco to get their homes done by Chip & Jo?
  13. Wait… where even is Waco?
  14. Okay so $30,000 for an entire home renovation? Here that’s what you pay to fix up a couple bathrooms!
  15. Is it hard to act in the present when filming the interview segments?
  16. Wait… when do they film those exactly?
  17. Is it just me that notices when Jo makes the 3D plans and includes some small detail like a pie, the pie is ACTUALLY put in the home?
  18. How does Jo even make those 3D plans?
  19. Is it just this home that they’re working on?
  20. Did Joanna make you fall in love with farmhouse sinks? She made me.
  21. What about those really large before photos of the home?
  22. Where can I get one?
  23. How much does it cost?
  24. Is it included in the reno budget?
  25. Does the furniture actually go?
  26. How much is the Gaines home worth?
  27. So we have $3,000 remaining… do you want some beams, a laundry room, or a porch? Wow… who knew you could add a porch for $3,000?
  28. Why do I feel like Fixer Upper is the only show on HGTV where a problem arises and somehow gets solved that quickly?
  29. Can the Gaines’ kids be my best friends?
  30. Why does it seem like Joanna can do the same things with a small budget or big budget?
  31. Has there ever been homeowners who didn’t want an open concept?
  32. Can they PLEASE just make the episode longer so we can see what the entire house looks like?
  33. Can I move to Waco?


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