While browsing through the channels last night we came across something we never thought
we'd see: Dweezil Zappa on a major network reality TV show that had nothing to do
with music. Zappa, his wife Megan
and stepdaughter Mia were featured on yesterday's episode of ABC's Celebrity Wife
Swap and it gave us an insight into the simplistic life the family leads.
The show saw Megan exchange places with Rebecca Justice - the wife of retired baseball
all-star David Justice. The Justices' live a lavish lifestyle complete with a huge house,
staffers and six cars, while the Zappas' go the complete other route. As you can imagine,
it wasn't pretty when the worlds collided. Dweezil seemed down to earth and doesn't live
the life we'd imagine a rock star leads.
Dweezil wrote a blog post about the experience for his website:
Any TV fans out there? Unfortunately, I rarely have much time for TV these days but I
do like to watch it when I can. One of my favorite shows is "House Of Lies." I also like
"Homeland." Apparently I only watch shows beginning with the letter H.
Sometimes I enjoy the ubiquitous train wreck style reality shows that are out there. My
wife likes to watch the Gypsy wedding shows. Because of that I know more about the
"blinged out" wedding dress designer Sondra Celli than I should. In any case, one of the
shows that I have found amusing over the years is "Celebrity Wife Swap." Sometimes there
are some pretty silly pairings and odd behaviors to witness.
With that in mind it was quite bizarre when the producers called to see if my wife Megan
and I would like to participate in the show. Hmmmm.... TV or Not TV... that is the
We thought about it for a little while, weighing the pros and cons and then we decided...
Sure! Why not have a little fun and see what happens? The ABC network is airing a promo of
our episode at the end of tonight's episode. At least I think they are. Anyway, if you
want to check out our episode it looks to be scheduled for June 3rd.
I have not seen any of it so I have no idea how it turned out. It was a crazy process to
go through! Guess we'll see it soon.
If you're interested in watching the episode, it's available for a fee on YouTube, while
verified cable subscribers can check it out on ABC's