We had no idea our "Made in America" journey this time would hardly be just the two of us.
Less than an hour after we arrived in our newest neighborhood, folks had spilled out onto their lawns. Who were all of these people? And where were we?
But, first, let's rewind the tape. The "Made in America" team started as we often do, with that first knock on the door. This time we were in a leafy neighborhood in Seattle.
"World News. How are you?" "Hi, Emelia. Nice to meet you."
The Kochs knew the drill -- think of the Usrys in Texas -- and we were off, checking labels and setting foreign-made furniture and items aside. Everything not made in America had to go.
Even the Singer sewing machine got the label check. "Have you ever thought to turn it over to see where it was made?" we asked.
"No. No," was the response.
Upstairs, in the bedroom, there was a statue bearing the "made in Nepal" label. Even the plastic pig toy next to the bed was made in China. There was also Django the dog's bed made in Shanghai.
"He wants the bed but we need to take it. Sorry."
Clean House: Take 2
And as we did with the Usrys -- after a high-five -- the movers got started removing furniture and other items that were not made in the United States and setting them outside.
"Whoa, that's our house," Michael Koch said. "That's almost embarrassing."
Before we let him feel too badly, we inquired about the Kochs' neighbors and dear friends.
"They're the Andersons?" we asked. "Should we go see what's in their house?"
The Anderson family let us in and watched as we emptied their home. Little did anyone know that we were just getting started. After the Andersons' house, we headed to a third on the block, with the Kochs and Andersons in tow.
"We brought the neighborhood. It's David and Sharyn. We're taking over the neighborhood here."
The neighbors wondered whose home had more "made in America" labels but it didn't take long before they realized that they were all in the same boat, er, front yard with their foreign-made furniture and household items.
There were the Kochs on their couch. The Andersons next to them on their bench. And Niki Trumbo and Karen Fite smiling from their couch. Then we dropped a new challenge on them.
Economists across the board say that if every American spent $3.33 on something made in the United States, 10,000 jobs would be created. Just one thing.
So we sent these families out to find that one thing made in America that was still in their house or sitting somewhere in a Seattle store right now.
"But it has to be made in America. Are you guys up for that?"
And they were. Actually, so was the entire neighborhood. On the hunt for their one thing made in America.