Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Episode 7.21 : Suggs Family

  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
    • Episode Premiere : April 11, 2010
    • Distributor : ABC
    • Genre : Reality
    • Seasons : 7
    • Show Period : 2004 - Now
    • Production Company: Endemol Ent., Lock and Key Prod., ABC, Greengrass
    • Official Site : http://abc.go.com/shows/extreme-makeover-home-edition

Cast and Crew

  • Main Cast
    • Ty Pennington,
    • Paul DiMeo,
    • Paige Hemmis,
    • Michael Moloney,
    • Ed Sanders,
    • Tracy Hutson,
    • Tanya McQueen,
    • Eduardo Xol,
    • John Littlefield,
    • Rib Hillis

  • Additional Cast
    • Jeff Gordon,
    • WWE Superstars Big Show and R-Truth,
    • WWE Divas Brie and Nikki Bella

The Story

Before heading off to help a new family, we make a pit stop at the Myrtle Beach Race Track to pick up racing legend Jeff Gordon, who didn't live far from this week's makeover place in Loris, South Carolina -- home to the Suggs family.

Amanda had a difficult childhood. She had to care for siblings because of some delinquent parents. Despite dropping out of school in the 7th grade, Amanda got her GED and took community college classes. While in college, she met the love of her life, Derrick. The two would later marry.

Shorty into their new life, the couple got a call informing them that Amanda's six brothers and sisters were going to be put in foster care. Amanda and Derrick couldn't let that happen. They took in all of Amanda's siblings. Over the years, their home developed a laundry list of problems. The house that Derrick's grandfather built is falling apart. Have no fear, the Extreme Team is here!

Ty gets an idea of how just how tight the living quarters are inside. We see where feet and bodies of repairmen have fallen through the roof. The Suggs have nothing to worry about as they depart for Walt Disney World except for the fact that their limo driver is Jeff Gordon. This pro racer's driving style actually causes Jacob to slip from his seat.

This is a demolition that wrestling enthusiast Jacob would not want to miss. WWE wrestling stars The Big Show, R-Truth and the Bella Twins team up with the stars of our design team: Pit Stop Paige Hemmis, John "The Big Enchilada" Littlefield and Ed "The English Muffin" Sanders!

After a very exciting intro, the Big Show literally rips through the house. The low ceilings barely give him enough room to stand up straight. After some interior destruction, the demolition team leaves it up to the heavy machinery to finish the job. Lucky for us, the pro wrestlers stick around for the makeover.

Ty has a special surprise for the NASCAR-loving Suggs Family as they join Jeff Gordon on the race track. Amanda, Derrick and Jordan are able to sit shotgun as Jeff and his buddies burn rubber around the track. This is truly a fast and furious experience the family will never forget.

The new Suggs home is brand new and, more importantly, completely safe. We love the look of three barns that are side by side. Here's the breakdown of this week's build:

The Bike Parts Room -- Although Jordan could not understand Ed when they met, he can see that The English Muffin knows what he likes. The room is made almost completely out of bicycle parts. The wheels on the wall even spin!

The Grow Nursery -- Mason now has a crib in his own room instead of one attached to the bed. The room is completely themed with apples. Ty created quite an experience for Mason.

The Race Car Room -- Paige created an immersive experience for Walker complete with his very own race car! Jeff Gordon even brings in an autographed side panel from his actual car.

The Workout Room/ Underground Fight Room -- Jake can get all his training done in his personal workout room. Johnny added some very nice touches, as some of the walls are decorated with panels from the old shed.

The Master Bedroom -- The room is pretty amazing. The bedroom is a personal haven for Derrick and Amanda. Ty did a great job. It comes complete with a personal letter from Amanda's mom telling her how proud she is and thanking her for taking care of her brothers and sisters.

The Backyard -- There's a cool dirt track for the kids to enjoy. What a perfect amenity for a race-loving family.

The Suggs family is a great example of how important it is to keep a family together. Amanda's dedication to her siblings warms our hearts. We wish we had a big sister just like her! Welcome home, Suggs family. Welcome home.






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