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The Simple Life (2003–2007)

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Paris and Nicole accept various internships along the east coast. Hilarity ensues as the girls leave their limos behind, and travel by Greyhound Bus.

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 Herself (56 episodes, 2003-2007)
 Herself (56 episodes, 2003-2007)


Hotel Heiress Paris Hilton, and notorious party girl Nicole Richie drop their money and pick up some working gear in this one of a kind reality series. The girls are asked to give up their money, credit cards, and cell phones to live what they call "The Simple Life." However, they later discover that things are not so simple once they arrive at a farm in Arkansas for the first season of the show. In the second installment to the show the girls travel from Florida to Beverly Hills and along the way they take numerous jobs in exchange for money. The third season of the show brings the girls to a bus where they travel in upper Manhattan and take on jobs as interns. Wives of America were quite alarmed when they heard that for the fourth season that the girls would be taken on the task of house wives/moms. It was also known by now that Paris and Nicole hated each other and were no longer friends. In the final and fifth season, Paris and Nicole made up and were also Camp Councilors for the ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

2 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Simple Life Goes to Camp  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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(56 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally, the producers wanted Paris Hilton's sister Nicky Hilton to star in the show with her. When Nicky turned it down, the producers offered Hilton's longtime friend, Nicole Richie, the opportunity to star in it with her, and Richie accepted. See more »


[repeated line]
Paris Hilton: That's hot.
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Crazy Credits

Season three of the series shows an extra scene from the episode while the credits roll. See more »


Featured in Last Laugh '04 (2004) See more »


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Written by Luke Tierney
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A total surprise
4 December 2003 | by (Newmarket, NH USA) – See all my reviews

I've seen the first 2 episodes of this show and so far it's a real surprise. I never liked Road Rules, so I went into it a little apprehensive considering the two shows share some creative blood. Plus, the girls (especially Hilton) are really fun to look at.

I was expecting to see a show that made fun of the hillbilly family they're staying with, but the writers and editors have done an excellent job squashing that notion: the starts of the show are living with a "Real" family with morals and rules. The girls aren't used to living under those conditions and it's fun watching them make fools of themselves while trying to be California cool. Some classic moments already: Paris asks "What's a well for?" or "Do you know what generic means?" And the scene in episode 2 that shows Paris getting all dolled up for a night on the town only to go out to meet a group of local boys who don't seem impressed by her famous name - one asks: "So, your last name's Motel6?"

Definitely an amusing way to spend a half hour.

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