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Crash Test Mommy

Susan Rae and Janine Davies (Season 1, Episode 9)
TV Episode | Family, Reality-TV

Newlywed couple Susan Rae and Janine Davies are planning on having their own family, so they eagerly volunteer to be our *crash test mommies* and get a 48 hour test drive of motherhood with the two young daughters of Susan's longtime ...See moreNewlywed couple Susan Rae and Janine Davies are planning on having their own family, so they eagerly volunteer to be our *crash test mommies* and get a 48 hour test drive of motherhood with the two young daughters of Susan's longtime friend, Leah Bach of New Westminster, B.C. CRASH TEST MOMMY hosts Charlie and Dagmar throw in an unexpected bonus - 'Brutus', a life-like simulated baby that Susan must care for in addition to little Ashley and Danielle. Brutus has two speeds: asleep and, way more often, crying. While Leah is whisked away for a weekend of luxurious all-day makeovers, gourmet Asian fusion cooking lessons and shopping for cashmere sweaters, Susan is having a very bumpy ride on the home front. If managing a sleepover for half a dozen of the little girls' friends, tackling the never-ending housework, embarking on the constant expeditions to hip-hop classes and cliff-climbing sessions, weren't enough, Susan is irked by Leah's email jibes and reminders, is brutalized by an incompetent carpenter with a deafening power saw, and sleep-deprived by a fake baby who keeps her up all night with its crying jags. Finally, Susan has a total and complete meltdown....and walks! Only a cheesy bribe from Charlie gets her back into the house and caring for the kids. With Susan holding on for dear life, Leah comes home in the nick of time. Susan has gained a wealth of knowledge about motherhood and mountain of respect for Leah and the job she does as a mother 24/7 every day of her life. Written by Life Network See less
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Writers
Dianna Bodnar (story editor) | David Paperny (creator) | Cal Shumiatcher (creator) | Aynsley Vogel (creator)
Composer
Patric Caird (music composed by)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Mar 7, 2004

Release date
Mar 7, 2004 (Canada)
Awards
Series awards
11 nominations

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5 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Leah Bach
Herself - Mom Herself - Mom   See fewer
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Charlie David
Himself - Host (as Charlie Lubiniecki) Himself - Host (as Charlie Lubiniecki)   See fewer
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Janine Davies
Herself - Crash Test Mommy Herself - Crash Test Mommy   See fewer
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Dagmar Midcap
Herself - Host Herself - Host   See fewer
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Susan Rae
Herself - Crash Test Mommy Herself - Crash Test Mommy   See fewer
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