I've Been Commercially Had: Crooked Houses

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Okay. I know I am feeding into a sort of media hailstorm by even mentioning this. I know that, at the end of the day and all debate about "reality television" aside, referencing anything that appears on "Jon and Kate Plus 8" is a sort of pandering to product placement and corporate America. But yet. There it is. I have to know. Were you as enamored as I was by the "Crooked Houses" on the oh-so heralded recent episode of Jon and Kate? Granted--I will NOT be purchasing one of these thousand-dollar play houses in the near future. I mean--I don't have a yard let alone a football field backyard like (poor, divorcing) J&K. But a girl/mom can dream, no? (Not about divorcing...!)

Crooked Houses--Yay or nay?
21 comments:
Anonymous said...

absolutely!

Preeti said...

The show was so obnoxious, it could have been a commercial for those houses. But, grr, yay.

Anonymous said...

nay nay nay. slap some wood together, call it a "crooked house," get on TLC, fleece america.

geeta said...

Those are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Why is everybody obsessed with Jon and Kate? They were a couple, they had too many kids, they are getting a divorce and milking the attnetion. End of story.

PAW said...

I think people are obsessed (I watched the show with the anouncement and the crooked houses) because it is crazy to see something so personal happen in front of your eyes.

THe houses are kind of cool but they look like they belong in Disney Land. Wchih i guess isnt a bad tahing for kids!

Anonymous said...

YAYYAYYAY i have already called the coompany!

Anonymous said...

$1400?!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

these are so weird! they look like put put golf houses.

s said...

yes they look pretty neat. but they seem very easy to DIY no?

lyvia said...

nay on the crooked houses ... but i dream about these cotton candy manors: http://poshtots.com/Play/Pint-Sized-Fun/Luxury-Playhouses/Cotton-Candy-Manor-Playhouse/20/2201/1109/105/PoshProductDetail.aspx

Purva said...

Holy sh$t, "lyvia," that thing is nicer than our actual house!

Anonymous said...

cool, i've never seen this, nice alternative to more traditional play houses!

MK said...

Wow -- that's a hefty price tag. I thought they were pretty cool (and yes I was suckered into watching the episode as well...) but no way I would get my kid a $1000 play house. Did you notice how tiny they were on the inside? Can't even have a tea party in there! Now if I could get handy hubby to make one, then it's on!

SER said...

i really like this but i think it could be done WAYYYYYY cheaper

Neha said...

@above poster: you want to buy your children a colonial mansion?!?!?

Anonymous said...

$1400?? i can make one of those without even meaning to (yes, I am that bad with wood, nails and hammer). but if you got $1400 to burn, kinda cute

cluelessness said...

Get the kids a tent! Many advantages include but not limited to:

1. It does not cost $1400 and you can buy it at Walmart.
2. The playhouse is portable! They can pitch it and re-pitch it wherever they want in the yard.
3. You can also use it for real camping
4. Its washable, hopefully even in a washing machine ( I have been told it is a very important aspect for any child related item )

I Hate Jon and Kate said...

Agree! Plus it goes along with yesterday's post!

Nikki said...

I don't know why, but I am obsessed with Jon and Kate. I watch the marathons, I was nervous about "the big announcement" and I feel as if friends of mine are getting divorced, I konw it doesn't make sense. I guess I was just rooting for them, you know?

Archana said...

I think they're super cute and I would get one if (a) I had a yard, and (b) I felt comfortable spending $1000+ on a playhouse.

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