Extreme Cheapskates 3 Seasons 2012

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7. Roy & Ben TV-PG CC

Extreme Cheapskates Ben and Roy show off their frugal lifestyles. Ben throws a party on a $4 dollar budget and Roy shows how he freezes his assets.

Starring:
Emilio Vitolo
Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
October 30, 2012

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Roy & Ben

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Product Details

Genres Reality TV
Starring Emilio Vitolo
Season year 2012
Network TLC
Producers Sophie Arnold-Bluestone, Todd Broder, Jerome F. Calimeri, Randy Counsman, David Matthew Douglas, Stacie Nice, Anthony Rullo
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Customer Reviews

They were somewhat interesting, but sometimes seemed staged.
A.B.S.
Can you really have good selfesteem diving into trash bins all the time?
Timegoesby
How many times can you go to bakery and get a donut for a song??
Too many books, never enuf time!

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Larissa on January 2, 2013
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The ways documented in these episodes are not so much helpful as they are exploitative and in the form of a mockumentary.

There's nothing here that is helpful to the average person trying to get buy on a limited income. I think most of us who went through the starving student phase are aware of ways to eat on the cheap (ramen noodles and frozen veggies 3x a day) This is more for shock value as indicated in the other comments about the goat's head dinner.

It's possible to be careful about money, live on a limited income and not be a complete idiot like the people in these episodes. Pulling food out of dumpsters and eating it let alone serving it to company is not only dangerous but if you managed to poison your company, you might be held responsible for their medical bills. So in an effort to save a couple dollars, you wind up owing tens of thousands thanks to a staph, e.coli or parasitic infection. How does this make sense?

Not only that, when giving gifts, it's the thought that counts and these bozos are putting the wrong kind of thought into their gifts. If they don't want to spend any money on gifts then don't or better yet, bake something and make a batch of cookies or a cake. Don't give someone a gift made out of garbage. What does that say about your feelings for them? Not everyone is gung ho about "being cheap" and to some your unwillingness to spend even a dime is an insult especially if you've been invited to their home and they're acting as your host.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Timegoesby on October 23, 2012
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This episode really made for some fun and fascinating TV. I do not understand how Kate can live the way she does. Why treat yourself like that? She is missing out on living a better, more vibrant, not to mention healthier lifestyle. That would require spending money. She's been able to cut costs, but at what price? Can you really have good selfesteem diving into trash bins all the time?

I've watched some of the other episodes, mostly with horrified fascination. I don't understand how these people can be so proud of their lifestyles. It seems to me that being a cheapskate is synonymous with treating other people poorly, whether it's nickle and diming local businesses, feeding your family dumpster dived, scavenged, or road killed food, turning the water off when ur boyfriend showers, hiding money from your family in accounts, haggling working people at fast food restaurants, or buying your child thrift store items and not getting them needed braces, pinching the stems off cherries and grapes at the market before weighing...what part of this lifestyle is good?

If some people want to live in a negligent, stringent, uptight, controlling manner, that's their business, but I feel so sorry for their spouses, children, extended family members, and friends who are either being mooched off of, or have to subject themselves to such ways. Do these cheapskates look like they are really living a quality life? Or does it look like they are scrimping, scraping, and salvaging trash/used goods most of the time?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen M. Geraci on August 27, 2013
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I have always been good with money and have been very careful to invest and stay out of debt. However, I was never cheap with myself or my family. Kate is not cheap or frugal, she is just plain crazy. I'm sure her net worth is a million or more. She owns her condo free and clear so she could have a million in that alone. I'm sure she also has investments that are in the six figures also. But I know something she does not have and that is PRIDE!! I don't know why I had such a powerful reaction towards Kate, but I really did not like her and I could not find any redeeming qualities.

Anyone who would feed their guest food from the garbage has no pride or care or concern for others. Kate should invest in a good psychiatrist because Lord knows she needs one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Too many books, never enuf time! on July 14, 2013
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I think these people have psychological problems. I watched it, actually only 1st show, 1.99 on amazon prime,
and am not paying to see anymore til its free.
The woman that uses the clothes for toilet paper: how much is she spending on water, detergent, $ to pay for water, $ to pay
for heating water, also appears she is using dryer: $ to pay for dryer, when she could just use toilet paper????
I am a healthcare professional with a lot of courses on microbio, drugs, disease etc. When clothes come out of washer and dryer, noooooooooooooooo not all the bacteria, fungus, etc, has been killed. They have been thru a bacteriostatic environment, not bactericidal. The family has probably got all the same e-coli in their gut, so it probably doesn't matter, but it is still not a
sanitary method at all. Diseases can still be spread. By the time she has used all the money and time spent to do this, she would come out ahead if she had a low paying part time job!!
You want to eat goat head for dinner????
The guy that spends sooooooooooo much time hunting for coins? Again, get a part time job.
How many times can you go to bakery and get a donut for a song?? Think that is going to work repeatedly with no camera
filming the event?????
You got some strange people here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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