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Writers:
Mike Rotman (writer)
Brian Caldirola (writer)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
2 December 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They lived on a farm, they worked for a living , they lead the simple life... but can they do it again See more »
Plot:
Paris and Nicole accept various internships along the east coast. Hilarity ensues as the girls leave their limos behind, and travel by Greyhound Bus. Full summary »
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Awards:
3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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A scathing commentary on the upper-class brats of society See more (42 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 36)

Paris Hilton ... Herself (56 episodes, 2003-2007)

Nicole Richie ... Herself (56 episodes, 2003-2007)
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Series Directed by
Claudia Frank (12 episodes, 2004)
Jeff Fisher (5 episodes, 2005)

Kasey Barrett (unknown episodes)
Alicia Bean (unknown episodes)
Ross Breitenbach (unknown episodes)
Katherine Brooks (unknown episodes)
Rich Kim (unknown episodes)
Laura Korkoian (unknown episodes)
Jeff Savenick (unknown episodes)
Troy VanderHeyden (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Brian Caldirola (unknown episodes)
Jeff Fisher (unknown episodes)
Mike Rotman (unknown episodes)
Natalya Shneyder (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Jeff Jenkins .... executive producer / supervising producer / ... (43 episodes, 2003-2007)
Jaz Buzz Berger .... associate producer (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
David Bresenham .... supervising story producer (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ryan Crow .... associate producer / senior segment producer (16 episodes, 2005-2007)
Alicia Bean .... co-producer (16 episodes, 2005)
Farnaz Farjam .... producer (16 episodes, 2005)
Paris Hilton .... producer (16 episodes, 2005)
Patrick Murphy .... producer (16 episodes, 2005)
Jonathan Murray .... executive producer (16 episodes, 2005)
Dave Neglia .... associate producer / post-production associate producer (16 episodes, 2005)
Nicole Richie .... producer (16 episodes, 2005)
Lisa Trulli .... producer (16 episodes, 2005)
Troy VanderHeyden .... co-producer (16 episodes, 2005)
Scott Vila .... producer (16 episodes, 2005)
Nicole Vorias .... producer (16 episodes, 2005)
Alissa Vradenburg .... producer (16 episodes, 2005)
Jeff Fisher .... supervising story producer (15 episodes, 2005)
Ross McCall .... co-producer (13 episodes, 2005)
Aaron Peters .... co-producer (13 episodes, 2005)
Jeff Savenick .... co-producer (10 episodes, 2005)
Ethan Cohan .... line producer (10 episodes, 2007)
Ross Breitenbach .... producer (9 episodes, 2005)
Tim Atzinger .... co-producer / field producer (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jeffrey A. Fisher .... co-producer / consulting producer (6 episodes, 2005)
Rich Kim .... producer (4 episodes, 2005)
Katherine Brooks .... producer (3 episodes, 2005)
Lisa Fletcher .... segment producer (3 episodes, 2005)
Joel Friedman .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 2005)
Kevin Lee .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2005)
Amanda MacFadden .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2005)
Cynthia Matzger .... co-producer (3 episodes, 2005)
Kasey Barrett .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Dave Sambuchi .... senior segment producer (2 episodes, 2005)

Chris Gallivan .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 2007)
Bonnie Bogard Maier .... consulting producer (unknown episodes)
Lisa Bohacek .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Rich Buhrman .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Mary-Ellis Bunim .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Joey Carson .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Adam Cohen .... producer (unknown episodes)
Jerry D'Alessandro .... producer (unknown episodes)
Perry Dance .... story producer (unknown episodes)
Stacey Dowdy Travis .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Claudia Frank .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Camie Holmes .... field producer (unknown episodes)
Patty Ivins Specht .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Dee Balson Mollett .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Ben Salter .... producer (unknown episodes)
Eric Weingrad .... field producer (unknown episodes)
Stephanie Ziebarth .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Kyle Kenneth Batter (56 episodes, 2003-2007)
Adam Sanborne (24 episodes, 2005-2006)
Roger Neill (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jeff Edwards (11 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Cinematography by
Matt Valentine (21 episodes, 2004-2006)
Guido Frenzel (3 episodes, 2005)

Derek Hoffmann (unknown episodes)
Marc McCrudden (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
David Tai Bornoff (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Eva Ilona Brzeski (5 episodes, 2005)
Jensen Rufe (5 episodes, 2005)
Chris Ray (5 episodes, 2007)
Tom Erwin (3 episodes, 2005)
Aaron Lindenthaler (3 episodes, 2007)
Oskar Dektyar (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael Fendler (2 episodes, 2005)
Diana Friedberg (2 episodes, 2005)
Dan Golding (2 episodes, 2005)
Eric Spagnoletti (2 episodes, 2005)

Tim Atzinger (unknown episodes)
Rob Claridge (unknown episodes)
Scott Gamzon (unknown episodes)
Jared Patrick (unknown episodes)
Ben Salter (unknown episodes)
Dave Stanke (unknown episodes)
Scott Teti (unknown episodes)
Lisa Trulli (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Adam Saltzberg (10 episodes, 2007)
Teri Schauf (3 episodes, 2005)
Jason Hollis (2 episodes, 2005)
Hollis Tak-Frischman (2 episodes, 2005)

Nisa Ahmad (unknown episodes)
Sasha Alpert (unknown episodes)
Damon Furberg (unknown episodes)
Tiffany Rice (unknown episodes)
Megan Sleeper (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Brandi Creason (10 episodes, 2006)
Steve Leonhardt (10 episodes, 2007)

Preston Sharp (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Christopher Goettsche (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Todd Fjelsted (4 episodes, 2004)
Brenna Griffin (2 episodes, 2005)

Shawni Burris (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Young (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
K. Troy Zestos .... hair stylist (10 episodes, 2006)

Lee Grimes .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Isabel Vargas .... production manager (11 episodes, 2004)
Daniel Powless .... production manager (5 episodes, 2005)
Trish Norton .... production manager (3 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arturo Guzman .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Art Department
Doro Klusmann .... set dresser (16 episodes, 2005)
Jason E. Hatfield .... lead man (9 episodes, 2006)
Miles Michael .... set dresser (6 episodes, 2005)

James Connelly .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Peter Arata .... sound re-recording mixer (24 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lisa Gillespie .... sound mixer (10 episodes, 2004)
Robert Brehmer .... sound supervisor (10 episodes, 2006)

Pieter Anker .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Michael Emeric Hayes .... sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
John Pooley .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Karsten Ray .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Tyson Schaffner .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Brady Schwartz .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Andy Yip .... sound mixer: closing interviews (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Michael J Tamburro .... aerial coordinator (1 episode, 2007)
Don Thai Theerathada .... stunts (1 episode, 2007)

Daniel Hernandez .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Yarish .... still photographer (34 episodes, 2003-2007)
Jonathan Boehr .... assistant camera (16 episodes, 2005)
Derek Hoffmann .... camera operator (16 episodes, 2005)
Mike Roth .... camera operator (14 episodes, 2004-2006)
Daniel Hagouel .... jib operator (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Paul Starkman .... camera operator (10 episodes, 2004)
Calvin Callaway .... epk camera operator (10 episodes, 2006)
Rick Rojas .... jimmy jib operator (10 episodes, 2007)
Andre Martinez .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2007)
David Durando .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2005)
Jason Predock .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2005)
Eric Purugganan .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2005)
Jeff Trower .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2005)
Marc Weichel .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2005)
Mason McGuire .... best boy electric (2 episodes, 2004)
Justin Burrows .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2005)
Chris Conaty .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2005)
Riad Deeb .... grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Jesus Quintanilla .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2005)
Chris Santucci .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2005)

Steve Cassidy .... aerial director of photography (unknown episodes)
Guido Frenzel .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Vesa Holle .... gaffer: Los Angeles (unknown episodes)
Eric Kahn .... tape operator (unknown episodes)
Jesse Phinney .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
John Trapman .... camera operator: Wescam camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Piper Goldberg .... casting associate (10 episodes, 2007)
Lamont Pete .... casting associate (10 episodes, 2007)
Alexander Ali .... casting (6 episodes, 2007)
Kristina McGann .... casting associate (2 episodes, 2005)
Lauren Vaughn .... casting associate (2 episodes, 2005)
Nicole Conrad .... casting editor (2 episodes, 2007)

Evan W. Majors .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Liz Spano .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fileena Bahris .... jewelry designer (10 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Editorial Department
Brian Malley .... assistant on-line editor (24 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jeffrey T. Lehman .... post-production coordinator (16 episodes, 2005)
Megan Cotler .... editorial assistant (14 episodes, 2005)
Brian Bishop .... digitizer / editorial assistant (10 episodes, 2006)
Adam Fenderson .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2007)
Kevin McMahon .... colorist / on-line editor (10 episodes, 2007)
Stuart Morse .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2007)
Bill O'Donnell .... assistant to editor (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Todd R. Lewis .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Toni Rose Parcon .... post clearance coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)

Lanie Albin .... editorial assistant (unknown episodes)
Ryan Case .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Christine Ciraolo .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Adam Colman .... editorial assistant (unknown episodes)
Christopher de Barros .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Dave Della Terza .... editorial assistant (unknown episodes)
Sal Koussa .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Graeme Lowry .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Mark Raudonis .... director of post-production (unknown episodes)
Patrick Reardon .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Walter Sanchez .... editorial assistant (unknown episodes)
Kristopher Schwalenberg .... editorial assistant (unknown episodes)
Alison Tusan .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Sean Zell .... assistant to editor (unknown episodes)
Dan Zimmerman .... supervising editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
We 3 Kings .... composer: theme music (37 episodes, 2004-2006)
Mark Petrie .... composer: additional music (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Delly Ramin .... music supervisor (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Carrie Hughes .... music coordinator (10 episodes, 2004)
Zsuzsanna Cohen .... music supervisor / musical director (3 episodes, 2005)
Dorian Charnis .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2007)
Dave Stone .... musical director / vice president of music (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Transportation Department
Michael J. Simmons .... talent driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Paul Matthaeus .... creative director (56 episodes, 2003-2007)
Jonathan Boehr .... production assistant (16 episodes, 2005)
Javier Quintana .... production accountant (16 episodes, 2005)
Ronni Gregoire Peck .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2004)
Laura Burdick .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2007)
Angie Cole .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2007)
Dale Decker .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2007)
Rachelle Lillard .... talent assistant (10 episodes, 2007)
Jason Sklar .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2007)
Clint Spillers .... logger (10 episodes, 2007)
Lasheia Zeigler .... assistant story editor (10 episodes, 2007)
Bruce McCoy .... story consultant (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Erin Sarofsky .... main title designer (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tal Kayatsky .... story editor (9 episodes, 2005)
Rachel Baum .... story editor (7 episodes, 2005)
Jordan Sharon .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2005)
Scott Pearlman .... story editor / associate story editor (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Josh Bodnar .... title designer (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Barbara Tillman .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2005)
Chris Cohenour .... executive coordinator (2 episodes, 2004)
Hillel Abrams .... story editor (2 episodes, 2005)
David Bresenham .... story editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Marlon Maloney .... story assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Ko Nizuma .... location manager (2 episodes, 2005)
Mark Orozco .... technical supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Matt Iwanoff .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2007)

Mark Nunes .... logger (unknown episodes, 2003)
Adam Baldowski .... logger (unknown episodes, 2007)
Arthur Avedissian .... logger (unknown episodes)
Armando Bareño II .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jaz Buzz Berger .... production assistant / researcher (unknown episodes)
Rian R. Bosak .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Laura Burnett .... story assistant (unknown episodes)
Ryan Crow .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Nicholas Davis .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Sandra L. Dixon .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Claudia Frank .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Matt Gatson .... key accountant (unknown episodes)
Diana E. Gonzales .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jennifer L. Goosby .... assistant: Kevin Lee (unknown episodes)
Patty Ivins Specht .... show runner (unknown episodes)
Eric Kahn .... logger (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Klatt .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Brady Klosterman .... road logger (unknown episodes)
Amanda McKinney .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Gil McKinney .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Christine Reed .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tiffany Rice .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Vanessa Rojas .... story logger (unknown episodes)
Matt Scrivner .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Michael J. Simmons .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Mara Sommer .... post release coordinator (unknown episodes)
Laura Stutes .... production associate (unknown episodes)
John Vidas .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Eric Weingrad .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Edwin Whitewolf .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Lindsay Wilkinson .... talent coordinator (unknown episodes)
Lang Yee .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
 

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Also Known As:
"Simple Life Goes to Camp" - USA (fifth season title)
"The Simple Life 2: Road Trip" - USA (second season title)
"The Simple Life: 'Til Death Do Us Part" - USA (fourth season title)
"The Simple Life: Goes to Camp" - USA (fifth season title)
"The Simple Life: Interns" - USA (third season title)
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Runtime:
22 min (56 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Germany:6 (DVD rating) | Germany:12 (TV rating) | New Zealand:M (season 3, 4) | Singapore:PG (season 1) | UK:12 | UK:12 (DVD rating) | USA:TV-14

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Trivia:
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 pal Nicole Richie the chance to star in it with her.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Nicole Richie:Do you love it?
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24 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
A scathing commentary on the upper-class brats of society, 12 August 2004
Author: guyfromjerzee from United States

If this show were fiction, it would be considered a satire. But this is ALL REAL! These girls are really this spoiled and really this conceited! I'm not a big fan of most reality shows. As a matter of fact, besides "Last Comic Standing" and "America's Next Top Model," this is the only reality show I've ever watched. And for some good reason. The show has an interesting premise. I'm sure all of us dreamt of watching rich people be forced to deal with the rigors of working-class life. It's the perfect venegance! Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie are living proof that the chances are 90 percent that a rich person wouldn't last one second living the simple life. Personally, it would be a dream for me to live in a small, quiet town where there's very little crime and everyone's friendly to one another. This is not exactly San Quentin we're talking about! But you'd be surprised how agonizing it could be for a spoiled rich daughter to have to endure life without a credit card. In the show, the father of the family would make the girls do simple chores like feeding the chickens, and they would treat him like he was some Nazi general. What's wrong with exercising a little discipline? What's wrong with having RULES in a house? Did Paris and Nicole's parents set ANY ground rules for them growing up? The kicker for me was finding out that Paris and Nicole never had JOBS! I mean, in one episode they're actually struggling to work at Sonic. Can you find an easier job than working at a fast food joint in the middle of Arkansas? I'm under the impression that the girls didn't have to face any responsibility growing up, which is pretty tragic. The show also proves how uneducated these girls are. In an episode where the family is playing Trivial Pursuit, the girls are able to answer every question having to do with fashion in a snap. Yet when they were asked who's the Secretary of State, they were totally clueless! I was also angered by the fact that just because the inhabitants of this small town are quiet and reserved, the girls acted like these people have problems and are all stuck-up. I wanted to stand up and cheer during the episode where the girls create an uproar at a local bar, and its female owner scolds them, saying that she doesn't care who they are--they have no business destroying her bar like that. Then you hear the people in the bar scream things like "Go home, rich b**ch." Took the words right out of my mouth. I'm not going to lie that one of the things that lured me into the show was getting the chance to watch these two hot girls prance around in skimpy outfits. But once I was lured in, I was repulsed after finding out how selfish and spoiled these two brats really are. My one minor disappointment about the show was the last episode in which everyone in the town was interviewed and said that despite the girls' lewd behavior, they really caught a liking to them. The whole time watching those interviews I kept wondering, "How much money are these people getting paid to say this stuff?" "The Simple Life 3" should have Paris and Nicole living in the ghetto. You know damn well people aren't going to be nice to them there, no matter how famous they are. And to finish off my review, I love that "Miss Hilton" song they play during every show. All in all, this is a great commentary on the upper-class, proving how cruel it is that the rich are getting richer. (8 out of 10)

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