House Hunters is trending on Twitter for the best reason
House Hunters is ridiculous. We all know it’s ridiculous. Yet, we can’t stop watching. The super high budgets, the whiny complaints of the couples searching for their dream home, the marital arguments over the necessity of bonus rooms — we live for it.
That’s why when a tweet about it went viral, people were only too happy to chime in and add their own versions of the show’s totally outlandish premise.
It all started with, well…me. I watch a lot of HGTV, House Hunters in particular. However, it’s kind of a frustrating hate-watch. My husband and I make a decent income and we’ve owned our first home for over a decade, but we still find ourselves unable to afford our “dream” home because, reasons. So when we watch House Hunters and hear about the half-jobs some of these couples seem to have while boasting completely insane budgets, we wonder — how in the fuck do they afford it?
So like with everything else in life that upsets me, I made fun of it.
[House Hunters episode]
HUSBAND: I'm a freelance hamster trainer
WIFE: And I tune harmonicas part-time
HUSBAND: Our budget is $950K
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) April 19, 2017
And judging by the completely bananas response within hours of firing off that tweet, I’m definitely not alone in wondering how couples with average or silly-sounding jobs are able to buy beachfront property costing north of $1.2 million.
Like, really. How, though?
There's hardly an episode of House Hunters where my mind isn't broken by these people's budgets https://t.co/MjbNIqmucU
— Amelia Gapin (@EntirelyAmelia) April 20, 2017
Sandwich artists are in high demand.
And potato hanging is an up-and-coming field sure to become mainstream any day now.
[House Hunters episode]
Husband: I restring toy ukulele's.
Wife: and I volunteer at the blind dog shelter.
Both: our budget is 900k
— Lady Kryptonite™ (@_ladykryptonite) April 20, 2017
This husband might have to get a side job as a sandwich artist to pull this shit off.
True story. My blood boils.
Eye rolls forever.
@ValeeGrrl Wife: And we want move in ready
Agent: well here’s a house 100k under budget
Husband: not move in ready. We’d have to hang curtains
— JSlip (@JSlip1) April 20, 2017
Behold — my absolute favorite.
House Hunters intro…
HIM: I'm a hat critic for a blog.
HER: I found a cigar box containing 2 gold coins.
HIM: Our budget is $1.4m
— Jeremy Gibbens (@afterglide) April 20, 2017
What’s an episode of House Hunters without a divorce-level marital spat?
WIFE: I would really love a modern house, clean lines, white cabinets
— Ryan LeFevre (@MeltingIce) April 20, 2017
Keep the tape rolling, this is the good stuff.
— Rachel Klusky (@A_Ponderererer) April 20, 2017
Totally reasonable “wants”.
@ValeeGrrl Next episode:
Wife: Must haves: Chef’s kitchen, 5 piece master en-suite, craft room
Husband: 5 car garage, workshop, sauna
Budget: 300k max
— Janie McClarin (@JanieMcClarin) April 20, 2017
Bottom line? Go home, House Hunters. You’re drunk. We’re going to keep watching, though. Because apparently, we can’t stop.