Friday, December 14th, 2012

Rhodia on Desperate Housewives


I am a Netflix junkie. Since subscribing about a year and a half ago, I’ve watched every episode of more television shows than I can count. (Mad Men & Breaking Bad being the stand-outs) Recently, I started watching Desperate Housewives and am *thrilled* to know that there are something like 180 episodes which should be enough to keep me busy for quite a while. If you’ve never watched it, it’s like a silly soap opera where anything that can happen, will. (I’m wondering when they might fit in an alien abduction…) 

I’m still working my way through the 1st season and the image above is from when Rex is seeks the advice of a marriage counselor. I caught the therapist’s Rhodia pad right away because my brain has been specially programmed to catch anything orange. 

When I first saw the houses on the fictional Wisteria Lane, my mind told me that it was fake – as in Hollywood backlot fake and I started thinking about when I took the Universal Studios backlot tour in 2002 while in California visiting friends. This prompted me to dig out these pictures taken from the tram car during the tour. (With my brand new 1.7MP Kodak digital camera) I had a sneaky suspicion that the “Hardy Boys” house shown above was also Susan Meyer’s (Teri Hatcher’s character) on Wisteria Lane and so I Googled it. Bingo! I was right.

You may never really think about the settings of the things that you see on television but some of them are rather iconic. This is another house on Wisteria Lane which had a much different life in the mid 1960’s when the Munster’s lived there. It wasn’t used on Desperate Housewives until the 2nd season when they gave the house a makeover so it wouldn’t be so recognizable.

Another house from Wisteria Lane, this one is located at 4347 and was home to the Greenburg’s. (It was blue on DH)

My trips to Los Angeles, CA in 2001, 2002 & 2004 were so exciting for the little girl inside me that used to watch a lot of TV. Everywhere you turn in the Los Angeles area you can see something that was in a popular movie or television show and it’s a bit like visiting a real-life land of make believe. If you ever make it out to Hollywood, I highly recommend visiting Universal Studios.

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