Alan Thicke/Gilbert Gottfried

By ABC.com Mar 12, 2013

Actor Alan Thicke's wife, Tanya, finds comic Gilbert Gottfried's economical ways a shock when she leaves her lavish life to trade places with Gottfried's wife, Dara.

Alan Thicke and Tanya Callau

 

ALAN THICKE is an actor who is probably best known for his role of Dr. Jason Seaver on the '80s family sitcom, "Growing Pains." He has appeared in other television series including "Hope & Gloria" and "Not Quite Human," and is a recurring guest star on "How I Met Your Mother." Thicke will be seen this spring in the "Real Husbands of Hollywood," "Real Time with Bill Maher" and the Lifetime movie "Playing Father." He writes the Boomer Humor column for The Huffington Post and emcees events throughout the U.S and his native Canada. Thicke has composed themes to 45 TV shows, including "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Facts of Life." He is married to Tanya Callau and has three sons, Brennan, Carter and multiplatinum recording artist Robin. Thicke and his wife live in Los Angeles, California.

Dara Kravitz and Gilbert Gottfried

 

GILBERT GOTTFRIED is an actor and comedian who began his comedy career at the young age of 15 at open mike nights in New York City. In 1980 Gottfried was hired as a cast member on the legendary television show "Saturday Night Live." When MTV was still a budding new network, he was hired to record a series of improvised promos for the channel. Gottfried has appeared in a number of TV and movie roles, including the character Sidney Bernstein in "Beverly Hills Cop II" as well as roles in "Problem Child," "Look Who's Talking II" and "The Aristocrats." He also hosted the long-running, late night series "USA Up All Night." He is one of the most famous voices in the world of commercials, cartoons and movies, having been the voice of Iago in Disney's "Aladdin," and he is currently the voice of Digit on PBS' "Cyberchase." The controversial comedian released his first book, Rubber Balls and Liquor, in April of 2011. He also released the CD/DVD set, "Gilbert Gottfried's Dirty Jokes," featuring 50 minutes of some of his funniest and filthiest jokes ever. Gottfried is married to Dara Kravitz, and they live in New York City with their young son and daughter.



Upon arriving in New York City, Tanya realizes that her bedroom in Santa Barbara is as large as Gilbert's entire apartment. When Gilbert gets home with his two children, he welcomes her with his unique style of comedy, continually impersonating and making fun of her husband, Alan. What's more, it's a definite shock for Tanya to experience Gilbert's economical ways: things come to a head when Gilbert treats Tanya to an "anniversary night out" - she's standing in for Dara as the couple celebrate their wedding anniversary -- and the evening isn't at all what Tanya might have expected.


 

In Santa Barbara, Dara is treated to a warm welcome by Alan and Carter and can't believe the size of their ranch. She's soon given her first assignment of the swap, to cook a surf & turf dinner for the family. Admitting she's no chef, Dara gives it her best shot, and at the end of a long first day joins Alan in the Jacuzzi for champagne. Stepping into Tanya's shoes again, Dara throws an elegant dinner party for Alan's friends in which she has to oversee all aspects of the dinner - from place cards and menu to decor and dishes. It's a new experience for Dara, one that definitely takes her out of her comfort zone.