Last week’s episode in Utah and Israel were rather goods one and contained a few memorable quotes.
Each show follows the same pattern. Out of control children, often blamed on lack of a father. Children go abroad. Agree to follow rules. Don’t follow rules. Get pissed off. Arguments. Heart to heart with host parent. Grow to like host parent. Go back home and promise to be good.
The teenagers are two spoilt British teenage fuckups, who all smoke. At least one is addicted to weed. Normally at one will have bizarre facial piercings. There’s a mix of private school drop outs, chavs, emos and goths.
Last week’s episode featured a girl who was a mum at 17, obviously not with the father and living on benefits whilst her mum looked after the baby so she could go out and get drunk with her friends.
The families they go to live with abroad are normally, but not always, rather traditional and extreme in their views. Recent examples include living with a vicar, or with home-educating mormons or a very strict traditional family.
Quite a dramatic outburst turnaround/reconing from Hannah in the recent Utah episode. (Incidentally in Utah you can drive at 15, drink at 21 and have sex at 18.) A rather sad ending as both the children and host family were in tears when the children left to head back to England when their trip abroad had come to an end.
Good show even though it is trashy!
World’s Strictest Parents Quotes
“Sex, Drugs, Alcohol – they destory lives”. Hang on?
“I’ve been smoking since I was 12.”2 minuites later. “I’ve been smoking since I was 9.”
“God gave us shoulders for a reason”. One week on I can’t remember what the reason was.
“I really think you’re been totally unreasonable”. “It’s the community norm”
“Obviously you have not been brought up to be respectful of adults…” “Shut up and listen to me!”
Next week one of the Lebonnease hosts wants one of the children to “find a cave somewhere and live in it all alone”.