I was a big fan of Trading Spaces on TLC until I read this story on Plastic. There’s also a great discussion at MetaFilter. Now I’m just a fan.
Suffice it to say, Trading Spaces is not all that it appears to be. It’s spawned a lawsuit (review of episode), requires a substantial crew, has made participants cry, and other big secrets.
Of course, there’s a drinking game.
[UPDATE (7/25/03): I found a site that links to a lot of articles and Web sites about Trading Spaces: Sir Linksalot.