The 7 Geographical/Socioeconomic/Ethnic Stereotypes Left For The Real Housewives Franchise To Exploit

by anna on June 1, 2009

  1. The Real Housewives of Greenwich, CT. OR The Real Housewives of Pasadena, CA
    Source of Money: Oh, we don’t talk about that
    Favorite Drink: Highballs and mimosas
    Favorite Designers: Brooks Brothers, Lily Pullitzer
    Predominant Building Materials Used In Construction of Homes: Brick or Craftsman wood
    Flagship Foible: Once a housewife was caught wearing a colorful outfit to tennis match. Once.

  2. The Real Housewives of Hilton Head, SC
    SAME AS ABOVE, EXCEPT ON VACATION

  3. The Real Housewives of Portland, OR
    Source of Money: Originally, logging. But assets moved to APPL in early 80s.
    Favorite Drink: Chai Latte from Peet’s.
    Favorite Designers: Stella McCartney, Linda Loudermilk
    Predominant Building Materials Used in Construction of Houseboats: Reclaimed wood. Or bamboo. Or anything that floats.
    Flagship Foible: A housewife once bought a “fake” fur hat that she eventually realized was real. Left with no choice but to throw red paint on herself.

  4. The Real Housewives of Saddle River, NJ
  5. Source of Money: Varies. But involves inventing terms like “fabulosity” and constructing oneself as a “mogul”
    Favorite Drink: Alizé
    Favorite Designers: House of Deréon
    Predominant Building Materials Used in Construction of Empire: Varies, but often involves exploitation of own demographic. And adding superfluous accent aigus to other made-up words.
    Flagship Foible: One housewife allowed her new assistant to walk in the front door instead of the service entrance in front of cameras, thus risking the entire class apparatus of the compound.

  6. The Real Housewives of Dallas, TX
    Source of Money: Black gold, baby.
    Favorite Drink: Pink drinks. Any kind.
    Favorite Designers: Dior and New Skool Vuitton
    Predominant Building Materials Used in Construction of Hair: Aqua Net
    Flagship Foible: A housewife was caught at the grocery store without makeup, with her hair in a ponytail. But she was new in town, the wife of somebody’s brother, so people cut her some slack.
  7. The Real Housewives of Grosse Pointe, MI
    Source of Money: Auto industry (now defunct)
    Favorite Drink: Martinis. But anything that is stiff will do.
    Favorite Designers: Ralph Lauren. We like to buy American, even if it’s made by children in Peru.
    Predominant Building Materials Used In Construction of Denial: See “Favorite Drink”
    Flagship Foible: One housewife wears white after Labor Day, crisis and drama ensues.

  8. The Real Housewives of The Hollywood Hills, CA

    Source of Money: Entertainment
    Favorite Drink: Whatever the hot drink is right now at Jones Concorde LAX Geisha House Hyde Boulevard3
    Favorite Designers: Splendid Vince. J Brand Tory Burch Serfontaine
    Predominant Building Materials Used in Construction of Artifice: Silicone
    Flagship Foible: One housewife bought a new home so high up on the hill that she discovered one day, to her horror, that her area code was now 818.

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{ 15 comments }

The Stiletto Mom June 1, 2009 at 5:43 am

I live in Dallas and I’ll have you know that Shaper is the hair spray of choice down here. AquaNet is just so last year. :)

Also, that girl in the grocery store, with the ponytail and no makeup? That was me, glad the cameras didn’t catch me!

Cute list!

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Juliet Grossman June 1, 2009 at 6:41 am
Elizabeth June 1, 2009 at 7:31 am

My [very bad] list is up. I’d like to add one: Raleigh, NC, similar to Greenwich and Pasadena, but with darker secrets, heavier accents, a lot more drinking and that passe flagship foible: having a REAL tan. It’s okay – I’m FROM here. I’m pretty sure I can get away with dogging my own town. :)

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bessie.viola June 1, 2009 at 9:25 am

This is hilarious. If you all (and by you all, I mean the internet) keep talking about this show I may have to begin watching. Which – yikes!~

I actually have a list today as well, but I cannot get your button to appear. I’m working on it, but wordpress is not helping me along.

http://bessieviola.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/ponderance-upon-viewing-of-noggin/

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Becca June 1, 2009 at 9:33 am

Hysterical! Dallas is dead on. Big hair country.

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Ginger June 1, 2009 at 10:23 am

Wow, I can say with certainty that 3 of those are spot on, in the scariest way possible…the rest I can imagine are. I’m not sure which one would be funnier to watch–my vote goes to Dallas.

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Kerry June 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm

I would watch every one of those shows too. Religiously.

My list is up.

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June Freaking Cleaver June 1, 2009 at 5:38 pm

I too, could not get the little button thing to work, but my list is here: http://ratiooffailures.blogspot.com. I’m a first timer here, I may have laughed aloud…but I won’t tell.

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anna June 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Welcome, June Freaking Cleaver. LOL

The button does not usually work on blogspot blogs for some reason I haven’t figured out yet.

foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog) June 1, 2009 at 7:28 pm

I think I’m the only person who doesn’t watch these shows, which I find really rather appalling about myself considering my penchent for such things. I really should rectify this.

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eliz June 1, 2009 at 8:09 pm

A local theater group did a “The Real Housewives of Pickens County,” and yes, Pickens County is as rural as it sounds. Didn’t see it but I’m sure it was a hoot. Bravo should do a “The Real Transplanted Yankee Housewives in Dixie” show where women like me stand in their closet, tearfully caressing their now-forbidden black career wear and then go out in public and withstand the sneers of GRITS (Girls Raised in the South) because our children aren’t wearing at least one item of clothing with a monogram.

I have a list up.

I also can’t figure out WTF with my feed. After a bunch of days blissfully unplugged, I am now armed with new Wordpress research and ready to tackle it.

anna June 1, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Monograms?! Do they use a lot of grosgrain down there as well?

the Mayor June 1, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Very observant list. One update for #6 (really any metro Detroit suburb): With General Motors filing for bankruptcy today I predict the last few fashionista holdouts will join us at Target for Issac Mizzrahi and Anna Sui and their “B” line.

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eliz June 1, 2009 at 8:55 pm

OMG, the grosgrain. Greenville’s the love child of Nantucket and Palm Beach. Or something reeeeaaalllly colorful like that.

Marinka June 6, 2009 at 6:09 pm

My list of things that I would say if I were a porn star is here: http://www.motherhoodinnyc.com/2009/05/things-i-would-say-if-i-were-porn-star.html

I love your list and I can’t believe that FADKOG is actually sort of proud of not watching the Real Housewives. So sad.

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