Mary Alice Young is a seemingly perfect housewife in a WASP suburban neighborhood who suddenly commits suicide. At her funeral all her friends show up for the wake, all of whom have mysterious secrets they keep from their friends. Then include Lynette Scavo, a former ambitious career woman who gave up her job, at her husband Tom's urging, to be a stay-at-home mom for their four children, three of whom are out of control and rambunctious. Susan Mayer is a divorcée living with her 15-year-old daughter Julie who has a meeting of minds with Mike Delfino, a plumber and new neighbor who's also pursued by Susan's narcissistic rival Edie Britt. Bree Van De Kamp is a stereotypical housewife with an obsessive-compulsive disorder for cleanliness which puts a strain on her long-suffering husband Rex and their two teenage kids, Andrew and Danielle. Gabrielle is a former fashion model married to a wealthy executive to satisfy her obsession for money and luxury items, and who is also having an ... Written by
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Wisteria Lane includes houses used numerous times throughout the years. Their names include the "Hardy Boys House", the "Leave it to Beaver House", the "Providence House", and the "Animal House". It has been incorrectly thought that these houses were the original neighborhood for "Leave it to Beaver". But this is impossible as the houses aren't anywhere near where they once stood in the 1950s. They have been moved and re-arranged and even destroyed and re-built numerous times since they were first bought by the city of Los Angeles which was going to destroy them to make way for Dodger Stadium. See more
When they first introduce Mike's house it has a wood door with three little windows, in the next episode it is a white glass door, with a curtain inside. See more
[voice over narration
My name is Mary Alice Young. When you read this morning's paper you may come across an article about the unusual day I had last week. Normally there is never anything newsworthy about my life, but that all changed last Thursday. Of course, everything seemed quite normal at first. I made breakfast for my family, I performed my chores, I completed my projects, I ran my errands. In truth, I spent the day as I spent every other day, quietly polishing the routine ...
References The Stepford Wives