Curtis Holland, nicknamed King Curtis, of the Wife Swap viral phenomenon, is now a grown-up man who is very different from the six-year-old youngster who informed his mother in 2009 that "chicken nuggets are like my family."
When Curtis Holland appeared on the US version of The Wife Swap, he was just six years old.
His straightforward demeanor quickly made him a household name online.
In Wife Swap USA's Season 5 Episode 18, King Curtis made an appearance and was seen getting irate with his fitness-obsessed'mum', who was trying to persuade the kids to switch to a healthier diet.
As Curtis said in the scene: "I don't wanna be skinny! I wanna be fat and happy" - with many viewers posting testimonials about how hilariously relatable 6-year-old Curtis was on social media.
Watch this clip from Curtis's infamous Wife Swap appearance, in which he passionately discusses his unwavering devotion to chicken nuggets and declares to the camera, "Chicken nuggets is like my family."
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When new mother Joy, who also happened to be a fitness instructor, entered his family's house as part of the show's concept, Curtis reacted very cutely to the food change by Joy and viewers fell in love with Curtis.
Joy got to work, throwing out all the harmful food in Curtis' family's refrigeratorright away, leaving the small kid shocked to hear that bacon was no longer an option.
Curtis stomped up to the refrigerator and yelled at Joy,
"I don't like this crap. No, I want my bacon, I gotta tell you something. Bacon is good for me."
He rushed to his bedroom and packed a bag after realizing Joy didn't give a damn about his views, telling the camera:
"She thinks out of the blue that she’s a smart little girl [and] she can do whatever she wants.
No, that’s not how she can do it in our family. She acts like she’s the queen, and we’re the sorry people."
Curtis said as he walked out the door carrying a suitcase,
"Joy, I have been nice to you, but now, I’m coming to the edge. I am leaving, and you can’t stop me.
I’m packing my bags. She’s gonna try and stop me, but she can’t run in those little high heels."
After a while, Curtis chose to go back home, as the narrator noted: "After spending a few hours at his grandma’s house eating chicken nuggets, he’s decided to return home."
"I’m back to show her who’s boss: King Curtis."
Curtis yelled in his deep Southern drawl as he dragged his bag back inside.
Curtis and Ginger's preferred foods are chicken nuggets. But in reality, they're consuming chicken fingers rather than nuggets.
Cliff doesn't mind that his wife Ginger is obese.
The moniker "King Curtis" comes from his declaration that he is the King of the house.
It's obvious that Curtis rules his family like a monarch, controlling what they eat at night and putting their health at risk by imposing an "all junk-food diet" regime. Also, the children of the Brown family admit that their parents' military rule has made them unhappy, hungry, and overworked.
According to Ginger Holland, "Fried food is the only way to go".
When Joy moved in and took away everything Curtis loved (which consisted primarily of video games and greasy, fried meals), Curtis went to his grandmother's house to stay and eat all the chicken fingers he wanted. He didn't bring any video games, but after eating, he became bored and returned shortly after.
Despite being morbidly fat and living off junk food, Cliff and Ginger agree that they don't want Curtis to continue being a fussy eater who only consumes fried chicken.
Unlike Curtis, Courtney accepts Joy's stringent parenting style, which calls for exercising in the morning and eating meals that are low in calories. Courtney is actually King Cutis's sister.
The famous Bacon Boy is King Curtis/Curtis Holland. Curtis Holland debuted on the US version of the program at the age of six and immediately rose to fame online because of his straightforward demeanor and his famous line, "Bacon is good for me."