In case ABC’s “Wife Swap” wasn’t crazy enough, they’ve stepped it up a notch, bringing in noted lunatic (and Oscar-nominee) Gary Busey and disgraced pastor Ted Haggard for “Celebrity Wife Swap.”
Busey’s girlfriend, Steffanie Sampson, who wears a wedding band because she believes she and Gary are married spiritually, swaps places with Gayle Haggard, who is determined to share her side of Ted’s gay prostitute scandal.
The question of faith is obviously a focal point of the episode. Gary and Steffanie, who do consider themselves Christians, also believe in past lives (they were together in several). Gayle questions whether their belief in reincarnation can jive with their belief in Jesus. Meanwhile, Steffanie takes offense when she reads that Gayle considered the male prostitute that Haggard was caught in an affair with to be Satan.
Ultimately, the families were surprisingly amicable. Gary was uncomfortably interested in Gayle’s high school extracurriculars and the Haggard’s son had some anger issues, but otherwise, it was arguably the least explosive “Wife Swap” we’ve ever seen.
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