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2013-10-06 08:53:16 AM
Nooooo! That show is my motivation!
 
2013-10-06 09:25:19 AM
I met someone who could have been on that show the other day. In real life, it makes you kind of sick. It's like their mental illness is all laid out there right in front of you.

/nice guy otherwise. But I couldn't stay.
 
2013-10-06 09:38:11 AM
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First TLC dumps Toddlers & Tiaras and now this. I'm liking this crap show cancellation trend. But still, watching 15 year old commercial breaks really shows how far cable networks have sunk.
 
2013-10-06 10:22:54 AM
I hope you recorded and saved every episode.
 
2013-10-06 10:56:40 AM
The saddest part about the show is all the dead or sick cats they find in those houses.

Kind of hits home for me since my grandmother was a hoarder, and my dad is largely kept in check by my mom. He has entire boxes of various travel brochures he has collected over the years.
 
2013-10-06 12:07:10 PM
I expected as much, as the show's been in hiatus for a while and the Duck Dynasty crap train isn't showing any signs of slowing down.
 
2013-10-06 12:16:38 PM
avalanche I expected as much, as the show's been in hiatus for a while and the Duck Dynasty crap train isn't showing any signs of slowing down.

do you want a 'tribute episode' where the Duck Commander HQ are loaded full of dead & dying ducks?
 
2013-10-06 12:21:22 PM
I often see copies of books about reducing clutter in my clients' houses (I'm a building contractor).  They all have to do with maximizing space rather than minimizing stuff.  Incredible the level of enablement.
 
2013-10-06 12:28:23 PM
It's sad, but I have an aunt & uncle that should be on that show.  I think they have a path from the front door, to the back door, the couch and bed.  Haven't been there in years.  The garage is completely wall to wall, floor to ceiling full too.
 
2013-10-06 12:30:39 PM
img14.imageshack.us Coming this Fall on A&E "The Panhandler Family"  Watch as Alf and Dale earn their living on the streets by charming passing people into giving them spare change. The MOST dangerous job.
 
2013-10-06 12:35:20 PM
And I'm happy to say I've never watched even one episode.... The same can be true of most "reality" shows.
 
2013-10-06 12:35:42 PM
Every episode was the same

Overview intro of the hoard and how it got that way

Intro of professional _____ to help them

Lame pep talk.. Everyone is motivated

Cleaning starts.. And shiat hits the fan

Another pep talk and tears

Everything works out
 
2013-10-06 12:40:19 PM
Anytime there were dishes in my sink and I was feeling too lazy to do anything about, I'd put on an episode of Hoarders. The dishes and the rest of the kitchen was spotless by the end of the episode. Well, except that one serving bowl but it has a spotted pattern on it.
 
2013-10-06 01:01:23 PM

styckx: Every episode was the same

Overview intro of the hoard and how it got that way

Intro of professional _____ to help them

Lame pep talk.. Everyone is motivated

Cleaning starts.. And shiat hits the fan

Another pep talk and tears

Everything works out


Meh, it's a pretty similar formula to say, weight loss shows.  It's easy and it works pretty well.

Fatties talk about how they got fat in the first place.

Introduce trainers/nutritionists.

Lame pep talk and fatties talk about beginning their "journey."

Fatties have to exercise + it's been 12 hours since last cupcake.  Shiat hits the fan.

Fatties are reminded that they WILL die if they don't exercise, sometimes reminded that they won't live long enough to see their kids' graduation/toes/Thanksgiving of 2013.

Tears, then more exercise.

Everything works out.
 
2013-10-06 01:04:10 PM

HMS_Blinkin: styckx: Every episode was the same

Overview intro of the hoard and how it got that way

Intro of professional _____ to help them

Lame pep talk.. Everyone is motivated

Cleaning starts.. And shiat hits the fan

Another pep talk and tears

Everything works out

Meh, it's a pretty similar formula to say, weight loss shows.  It's easy and it works pretty well.

Fatties talk about how they got fat in the first place.

Introduce trainers/nutritionists.

Lame pep talk and fatties talk about beginning their "journey."

Fatties have to exercise + it's been 12 hours since last cupcake.  Shiat hits the fan.

Fatties are reminded that they WILL die if they don't exercise, sometimes reminded that they won't live long enough to see their kids' graduation/toes/Thanksgiving of 2013.

Tears, then more exercise.

Everything works out.


Yep.. Ktichen Nightmares has the same exact formula.. Too many TV shows use it..
 
2013-10-06 01:12:14 PM

styckx: Every episode was the same

Overview intro of the hoard and how it got that way

Intro of professional _____ to help them

Lame pep talk.. Everyone is motivated

Cleaning starts.. And shiat hits the fan

Another pep talk and tears

Everything works out


There are actually a few where things don't get resolved. Not many, but one of the last episodes filmed the crew left because the ex-drug addict son went batshiat insane on them. The one professional went on-camera and alleged the guy blew up their phones all night with threats and they left with the crew for safety reasons. But the show is formulaic, like nearly every show on TV. I knew hoarders, and while the filming was better with one show, the other is more focused on the illness and showing people who are working to recover from it.

/meh, only "reality" show that I watch, some weird fascination with it all
 
2013-10-06 01:24:41 PM

namegoeshere: Nooooo! That show is my motivation!


^this. I swear, if I am ever feeling too lazy, all I have to do is watch a re-run of "Horders" and suddenly i'm off my ass cleaning.

Sometimes it's hard to watch though. I mean, you get to see the issue goes beyond "oh just clean your house". There are serious mental issues going on and it's GOOD that they are seeking help for it. I hope the show has done SOME good and helped people that need help/those that love them seek the help they need.
 
2013-10-06 01:29:22 PM

Thank You Black Jesus!: I often see copies of books about reducing clutter in my clients' houses (I'm a building contractor).  They all have to do with maximizing space rather than minimizing stuff.  Incredible the level of enablement.




I'm amazed by the number of self-storage facilities around my town. So much stuff.
 
2013-10-06 01:34:02 PM
Hoarding: Buried Alive is still in production though, right?
 
2013-10-06 01:44:11 PM
It's not hording. You get to take all that stuff to the afterlife if you die. I bought an awesome four speed blender for Jesus.
 
2013-10-06 01:46:27 PM

Amish Tech Support: It's not hording. You get to take all that stuff to the afterlife if you die. I bought an awesome four speed blender for Jesus.


*SPITS OUT COFFEE*

Damn you, you owe me a new keyboard, lol!
 
2013-10-06 01:50:06 PM
They may be done showing new episodes, but I gar-on-tee they will show the repeats for years to come.
 
2013-10-06 01:53:06 PM
Have never watched the show, but know all about them from personal experience.  Agree that "they" provide a powerful incentive for keeping one's own shiat together.  And not too cluttered.

Had some technicians work on my home HVAC system recently, and asked them what their worst (i.e., suckiest) installation jobs had involved.  Both instantly answered, "Hoarders."
 
2013-10-06 01:57:31 PM
How is it that they shot 6 seasons in 4 years?
 
2013-10-06 02:05:05 PM

Boxcutta: How is it that they shot 6 seasons in 4 years?


They hoarded them.
 
2013-10-06 02:21:18 PM
First Intervention and now Hoarders too... Obsessed was pretty cool too. For some reason the A&E shows, as opposed to the Freak Channel (TLC) shows, made you either hate or love the person. You either were cheering for them or hope they'd just die already so everyone would be better off.
 
2013-10-06 02:46:10 PM

EngineerAU: Anytime there were dishes in my sink and I was feeling too lazy to do anything about, I'd put on an episode of Hoarders. The dishes and the rest of the kitchen was spotless by the end of the episode. Well, except that one serving bowl but it has a spotted pattern on it.


On the down side, it has aggravated my wife's OCD tendencies. They should have made a companion show for Hoarders called Obsessed......oh wait, they did.
 
2013-10-06 03:15:39 PM
They actually started kicking them out years ago, it's just taken this long to clean the place out.
 
2013-10-06 03:23:29 PM
Damn!  The SO just got done doing a remodeling job for a hoarder.  It was a nightmare he didn't uncover until he actually started working the job, since she scheduled it for when she was out of town, saying 'There's some stuff in the garage, but you can use that as a workspace if you move some things.'

Long story short...'Some Stuff' was literally wall to wall crap piled 6 feet high in the garage...closets bowed out in another room because they were jam packed with stuff...it looked cluttered...until he got into the belly of the beast.  (two years worth of empty prescription bottles from her daughter who died three years earlier, brand new swiffers for a fully carpeted house, overflowing cat boxes for the cat who apparently lived in the room that was 'off limits.'

She was SOOO a candidate for that show.  Guess Buried Alive is our next option.
 
2013-10-06 03:35:44 PM
One of my former husbands was a hoarder; it was even in evidence, just starting up, almost forty years ago when we were married. Fifteen years later, his then-wife left him; told me their home was so filled with stacks of newspaper (his hoard of choice) that there was only a narrow pathway to walk from the front door to their kitchen. She refused to allow any papers in the kitchen as it was her only open space. She finally walked away from it/him. So weird to see that in its infancy, and hear the rationale for why he felt he had to keep these things. Sad, sad story for all involved.

/morbid fascination with the TV show.
 
2013-10-06 05:30:09 PM

finnished: First Intervention and now Hoarders too... Obsessed was pretty cool too. For some reason the A&E shows, as opposed to the Freak Channel (TLC) shows, made you either hate or love the person. You either were cheering for them or hope they'd just die already so everyone would be better off.


For a while there they seemed to be flirting with being The Mental Illness Channel.
 
2013-10-06 05:34:20 PM
I get a bit queasy when the litter pan at my house is not emptied.  The smell hits me when I walk in the door, and the pan itself is at least 20 feet from the front door.  I cannot imagine the stench from the house where multiple cats are discovered, in all stages of life and death.  Other than that, I can watch Hoarders all day long, and stay motivated to keep my stuff uncluttered.
 
2013-10-06 05:38:30 PM
i helped clean a small part of a hoarded house for my GF's family. its a strange and unsettling situation. the particularly crazy part is that we cleaned basically *1* room and then the hoarding couple were forced to leave the home due to other medical issues. so far as i know, the house is sitting there absolutely full of crap (including tons of food) in ruralish vermont. since i expect both of these people to die in their current assisted living facility, i have no idea (short of the state seizing and demolishing) what the heck is going to happen to it
 
2013-10-06 05:51:17 PM

SoupJohnB: Have never watched the show, but know all about them from personal experience.  Agree that "they" provide a powerful incentive for keeping one's own shiat together.  And not too cluttered.

Had some technicians work on my home HVAC system recently, and asked them what their worst (i.e., suckiest) installation jobs had involved.  Both instantly answered, "Hoarders."


Back in the late 1990s I did DSL installs for BellSouth/AT&T. It was usually a 50/50 shot at being a pretty dirty place, some houses were clean, some were a little cluttered but clean, and some were pretty gross.

Then I did an install for a family of what seemed like twenty people, an extended family, old people, young people, tons of children.

It. Was. Farking. Unbelievable. They had pathways through each room, one bathroom because the other was blocked off by piles of books and magazines. The kitchen wasn't really visible under piles of dirty dishes and garbage bags. The smell almost made me keel over, both from the accumulated filth, the piles of dog poop and the general unwashed nature of the occupants.

Funny thing was, all the clutter was confined to the house. From the outside, the lawn was well kept and the house seemed in good repair, it was when you got inside that it went off the rails.

I finished that hookup as quickly as I could and got the hell out of there. I had to change my shirt in the van due to the scent clinging to my clothes.
 
2013-10-06 06:36:15 PM
I just could not bring myself to watch those shows, even on the 'net. I know a few hoarders and it was heartbreaking how attached to their trash they are. One couple just doesn't want to talk to me or hang out with me anymore after I asked a few too many times why they never threw out old furniture. Another one stiffens up when I offer to help her, even when she says she needs help. All I have to do is drive by one of their houses to go on a weekend-long cleaning binge, just thinking about it.
 
2013-10-06 07:36:02 PM
I had a Great Uncle that was a hoarder, family legend states that he lost his balls in WW2 and became a semi-recluse. He basically went work for the Railway and came straight home, nothing else. When he retired he became a complete hermit, surviving on the Railway pension and grocery deliveries.

When he died his 10 other siblings inherited the house, and then they realized he had a hoarding problem.

My Mom remembers that, he had stacks and stacks of newspapers and time magazines, organized neatly with little pathways. It was surprisingly clean minus all the clutter.

It still took a good week for 50ish people (10 siblings and their families) to clean out the house for sale.
 
2013-10-06 09:16:21 PM

EngineerAU: Anytime there were dishes in my sink and I was feeling too lazy to do anything about, I'd put on an episode of Hoarders. The dishes and the rest of the kitchen was spotless by the end of the episode. Well, except that one serving bowl but it has a spotted pattern on it.


I have about six episodes I leave in the DVR and turn them on when I am feeling lazy. By the end of the first hour I am up and cleaning like a mad woman. Once in first aid training at work, the videos used the same music as Hoarders and I thought I was going to have to scrub the room down - I feel sorry for the people but it has kept me in line when I would rather do anything else besides clean.
 
2013-10-06 09:46:54 PM

styckx: Every episode was the same

Overview intro of the hoard and how it got that way

Intro of professional _____ to help them

Lame pep talk.. Everyone is motivated

Cleaning starts.. And shiat hits the fan

Another pep talk and tears

Everything works out


Not always. A lady from my church was on that show a couple years ago, she was not a success story. And if her front porch is any indication, it's worse than ever...
 
2013-10-06 11:59:34 PM

Thank You Black Jesus!: I often see copies of books about reducing clutter in my clients' houses (I'm a building contractor).  They all have to do with maximizing space rather than minimizing stuff.  Incredible the level of enablement.


I hear that, man.

You can see it in any store after any major holiday; solve your hoarding with boxes!
 
2013-10-07 12:05:55 AM

styckx: HMS_Blinkin: styckx: Every episode was the same

Overview intro of the hoard and how it got that way

Intro of professional _____ to help them

Lame pep talk.. Everyone is motivated

Cleaning starts.. And shiat hits the fan

Another pep talk and tears

Everything works out

Meh, it's a pretty similar formula to say, weight loss shows.  It's easy and it works pretty well.

Fatties talk about how they got fat in the first place.

Introduce trainers/nutritionists.

Lame pep talk and fatties talk about beginning their "journey."

Fatties have to exercise + it's been 12 hours since last cupcake.  Shiat hits the fan.

Fatties are reminded that they WILL die if they don't exercise, sometimes reminded that they won't live long enough to see their kids' graduation/toes/Thanksgiving of 2013.

Tears, then more exercise.

Everything works out.

Yep.. Ktichen Nightmares has the same exact formula.. Too many TV shows use it..


IT'S CALLED THE DRAMATIC ARC AND THE BLOODY ANCIENT GREEKS PERFECTED IT THREE GOD DAMNED THOUSAND YEARS AGO YOU ABSOLUTE MORONS.

DOES NOBODY GET A BASIC LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION ANYMORE? WHAT IN THE NAME OF HADES HAS GONE WRONG?

THIS IS BASIC LITERACY; YOU APES, YOU TROGLODYTES, YOU UTTER, PIE-EYED, PIN HEADED, PIGEON TOED, FLY BRAINED, SLIT EYED, MOON FACED


CRETINS!
 
2013-10-07 02:25:14 AM
Well, that escalated quickly...
 
2013-10-07 05:53:46 AM
My dad's great-aunt died a few years ago, and he was asked to help clean out her house.  She was a hoarder, but an incredibly organized one; while the house was wall-to-wall, waist-deep junk, with a little path for getting from room to room, it was all neatly sorted and organized.  Every issue of every magazine she'd ever subscribed to, kept in chronological order and tied in bundles by year; one room full of nothing but newspapers, with the same methodical organization.  The moment he talks about the most is finding a large storage box on a shelf in her garage, labeled "pieces of string too short to save."  This was one of those large Rubbermaid storage boxes, and it was full to the brim with little bits and scraps of string, a good chunk of them an inch or less in length.

That's what really brings it home to me that these people have a really serious mental illness.  "Pieces of string too short to save."  She even acknowledged on the label of the box that there was absolutely no reason to keep those bits of string...but she  couldn't throw them away.
 
2013-10-07 07:07:11 AM

Sass-O-Rev: One of my former husbands was a hoarder....


So you hoard husbands then?

/figures that we all hoard at least a couple of things
//tries to hoard pieces of paper with pictures of dead presidents on them
///sadly with three kids wanting things I can usually only hoard disks of metal with pictures of dead presidents on them
 
2013-10-07 08:29:44 AM
Amazon Prime Video is hoarding the reruns for y'all if y'all subscribe.

/motivates me to clean, moi aussi
 
2013-10-07 12:42:54 PM

GirlWonder: Not always. A lady from my church was on that show a couple years ago, she was not a success story. And if her front porch is any indication, it's worse than ever...


Please tell me it wasn't the lady who hoarded chickens. Those poor, poor birds ... That episode farked with me for a long time.
 
2013-10-07 12:56:48 PM

ChiWhiteSox_56: GirlWonder: Not always. A lady from my church was on that show a couple years ago, she was not a success story. And if her front porch is any indication, it's worse than ever...

Please tell me it wasn't the lady who hoarded chickens. Those poor, poor birds ... That episode farked with me for a long time.


No, but now I'm going to go look for that episode on Netflix...
 
2013-10-07 01:04:48 PM

GirlWonder: ChiWhiteSox_56: GirlWonder: Not always. A lady from my church was on that show a couple years ago, she was not a success story. And if her front porch is any indication, it's worse than ever...

Please tell me it wasn't the lady who hoarded chickens. Those poor, poor birds ... That episode farked with me for a long time.

No, but now I'm going to go look for that episode on Netflix...


The lady I'm talking about is Hanna. You've been warned ...
 
2013-10-07 03:00:08 PM
This was one of those fad shows. You could watch one episode and be enthralled. After a few it just got old. They would have to keep trying to find the worst hoarder ever. Probably should have made it an ongoing miniseries instead a weekly thing in my opinion.
 
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