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The Simple Life 

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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Paris Hilton ...  Herself 56 episodes, 2003-2007
Nicole Richie ...  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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Comedy | Reality-TV


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Release Date:

2 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Simple Life Goes to Camp See more »

Filming Locations:

Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA See more »


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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?


The artwork for season one, featuring Hilton and Richie with a pitchfork in hand, wearing farm gear, and facing the camera somberly is a parody of Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic." 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 »


Spoofed in 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (2010) See more »


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Written and Performed by We 3 Kings
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A great show......when you don't read into it.
5 May 2008 | by Sam_Movie_BuffSee all my reviews

Everyone has their opinions on this show. You either love it or hate it. Personally, I love it. It's a piece of harmless fun. A funny show with exaggerated concepts and unrealistic motives. But lovable all the same. If you take The Simple Life as simply just fun, then it's a great show. If you read into it, and examine every single aspect, it's not so great.

When it comes down to it, The Simple Life is fake. They want you to believe these girls (Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie), have been stripped of everything that's important to them (money, credit cards, cell phones etc...)When in fact that's not the case. When you see pictures of them and the title reads "On set of The Simple Life" - that pretty much says it all. It's not supposed to be set up, it's supposed to be real. Is it scripted? Of course. Should it be, given the description of the show? No, it shouldn't.

The BIGGEST thing that gives this away is the editing. It's awful. Throughout the course of the season, you see the girls wearing the exact same outfits, hairstyles, looking exactly the same as previous episodes. And something tells me Paris & Nicole don't wear the exact same thing (EXACT TO A T), as previous weeks ago. It's so obvious none of it is real. So, I guess if you notice this, then yeah.. it's a fake show. Not reality.

When they say at the end of the finale "Yeah! We did it." They want you to believe they survived a month without their beloved credit cards, when really the truth is "Yeah, we finished filming."

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