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Jonathan and Drew Scott recently revealed some not-so-shocking information about the behind-the-scenes magic that makes their shows work.

Meghan Overdeep
February 13, 2018

As it turns out, Jonathan and Drew Scott’s various home reno shows many not be as realistic as they seem. The HGTV golden boys, famous for their runaway hit Property Brothers and the countless spinoffs that followed, sat down with the New York Times and revealed some not-so-shocking information about the behind-the-scenes magic that makes their shows (and plenty of others like them) work.

At one point, the article depicts Drew recreating a “high intensity moment” for Brother vs. Brother that actually happened the day before. Strong winds had ripped a thin metal chimney from the roof of the Galveston home he was working on, so the next day they recreated the moment for TV.

With his crew pretending to work on the front of the house, Drew ran out the front door and “looked at the chimney with feigned shock.” He rubbed his eyes. “Let’s do the run out again,” the director said.

So Drew walked back inside and ran out again. He pretended to notice the chimney again, and looked up toward the workmen. “Go inside, guys! I don’t want you to work outside; it’s too windy!” he told them. Then he returned inside for a third take.

That same day, the reporter looked on as Jonathan repeatedly yank a toilet out of the floor until they got the perfect shot.

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"At the end of the day, it has to be interesting television," Drew later told the New York Times. "But when we find a load-bearing wall, we are really finding a load-bearing wall."

Honestly, a little movie magic doesn’t bother us one bit—we love them no matter what!