The remainder of the first half of the episode follows the Fab Five as they escort the subject to various locales to select new furniture and clothes.
Often, Ted demonstrates how to select and prepare food for a particular dish that the subject will prepare for the special event, and Kyan takes him for spa treatments and a new haircut.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy quickly became a surprise success, resulting in merchandising, franchising of the concept internationally, and a woman-oriented spin-off, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl.
Queer Eye won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2004.
The episode begins with the Fab Five in an SUV (usually in New York City, where the series was based) discussing their heterosexual subject.
The Five review details of the subject's personal life and note problems in their various areas of expertise.
Producers Collins and Metzler were given approval by Bravo to develop Queer Eye after the ratings success the network experienced when it counterprogrammed a marathon of its 2002 series Gay Weddings at the same time as Super Bowl XXXVII during 2003 January.
These included everything from throwing a backyard barbecue for friends to preparing to ask for a salary increase to proposing marriage.Upon arriving at the subject's home, the Fab Five go through his belongings, performing a running commentary of catty remarks about the state of his wardrobe, home decor, cleanliness and grooming.They also speak with the subject and family members to get an idea of the sort of style they like and their goals for the experience and to discuss the planned event.A final tip from each of the Fab Five, usually relating to one of the topics covered in the episode, plays just before the credits.Special episodes of Queer Eye that deviated from this formula included episodes in which the Fab Five journeyed outside the greater New York area, including shows filmed in England, Texas, and Las Vegas.