The Simple Life

 (79)2004X-RayTV-14
Paris and Nicole get a reality check when they learn what it's really like to live among the middle-class as they move from their posh Beverly Hills pads to the small town of Altus, Arkansas for a one-month stay.
Starring
Paris HiltonNicole Richie
Genres
ComedyUnscripted
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Ro-Day-O vs. Ro-Dee-O a.k.a. Bye L.A!
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    December 1, 2003
    21min
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    The girls move into the farm where we meet their hosts, the Leding family. They freak out over chicken plucking and the enormous tick in their bedroom overtop a well. The dad lays down the rules, but when have the Hiltons ever obeyed them? And both girls decide the oldest son deserves a little reminder of this trip...
  2. 2. Dairy Farmin' Divas a.k.a. First Day of Work
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    December 2, 2003
    21min
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    Paris and Nicole learn what it means to work for a living when they get their first jobs: milking cows at Danny's Dairy Farm.
  3. 3. Sonic Burger Shenanigans a.k.a. Welcome to Sonic
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    December 8, 2003
    21min
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    Fresh off their failure as dairy-farm workers, the girls take a job at a fast-food joint, only to find that serving the public is their private nightmare.
  4. 4. The One About The Rumors a.k.a. Fair Fun
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    December 15, 2003
    21min
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    Tinkerbell, Paris, and Nicole are asked to be chairpersons of Altus' annual springtime gala, which they try to use as a way of charming the townspeople.
  5. 5. Shopaholics a.k.a. Live Stock Auction
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    December 16, 2003
    21min
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    The girls start a new job at a cattle auctioneers, but when they are sent out to buy feed at wholesalers, they charge it to the cattle auctioneer's account, which leads to all sorts of problems.
  6. 6. Boy Crazy a.k.a. Fill 'Er Up
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    January 6, 2004
    21min
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    Paris and Nicole land jobs at a local gas station, where they soon start flirting with the local guys. Soon enough, they are spending every day with two boys they are dating, and the Leding family are not pleased.
  7. 7. Good-bye and Good Luck a.k.a. Goin' Home
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    January 13, 2004
    21min
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    In the finale, the girls are prodded to pack their pricey bags after Nicole's barroom hissy finally gets Janet's goat. Not that they've been model citizens anyway. Having insulted locals and avoided labor since day one, it's a safe bet that few folks will be missing Miss Richie and Miss Hilton, once they're gone.
  8. 8. The Simple Life Reunion
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    January 13, 2004
    42min
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    Paris and Nicole are reunited with the Leding family in front of a live studio audience in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where they all discuss what happened during the season, with host, Leeza Gibbons.
  9. 9. The Lost Episode
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    January 25, 2004
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    Paris and Nicole are feeling homesick, prompting Paris' parents to send them comfort food all the way from Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Altus receives a tornado warning and the girls work at a taxidermist.

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Directors
Claudia Frank
Producers
Jonathan MurrayScott VilaNicole Vorias
Season year
2004
Network
20th Century Fox Television
Content advisory
Foul languagedrug usesexual contentviolence
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4.1 out of 5 stars

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JanirethReviewed in the United States on January 17, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsloves it
thats hot
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bryankbyeReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsThis show shaped the reality TV genre forever
I remember being like 7-ish when this show first came out and I must say, as a 22 year old I still find it to be one of, if not, THE best reality show ever to be aired! Everyone should lighten up. This show is raunchy and at times cringe worthy (in the BEST and FUNNIEST ways possible) but you have to remember it was the early 2000's. This was the way the world was at this time. This show has aged like very cheap wine you can buy at walmart. not the most refined thing in the world by any means but it gets the job done, in this case its still entertaining after all these years! now, kindly I ask that ya'll shut it and enjoy the literal queens of reality TV!!!
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Manderly Castle, IrelandReviewed in the United States on February 15, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsI love Paris! That's Hott!
For those who didn't like it and came here to complain, you're an idiot!
The show was so hilarious! They wouldn't have made it if they had chosen 2 other people. Paris alone is amazing and awesome! When Nicole cried about the dead cat, I was in tears laughing so much between her faking it and Paris laughing so hard about it! Was an awesome show and it takes a lot to make me laugh, they did it!
I never get tired of watching reruns either! Don't like them or the show, then shut up and move on!
So many people insult Paris all the time. I love Paris! She's made it big on her very own. Its not her fault she carries the Hilton name either! Those who mock others are useally very jealous cause they don't live the life of others! Its called LAZY!
Paris had goals, made goals and accomplished her goals! I'll always defend Paris Hilton!
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsReality Garbage at it's best!!!
All the vapid, oblivious droning you have come to love from Paris Hilton! Watch as her producer manipulate circumstance to fabricate watchable content. Every trope of reality TV started in this show. If you want to see the shining gem of reality TV and the best indication that we live in a decadent society, oblivious to the real problems of man, WATCH IT ALL! Lionel Ritchie's daughter is in there too!
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IthacaRedReviewed in the United States on November 26, 2020
4.0 out of 5 starsOnly watch seasons 1 and 2
I'm Paris' age so watched this show when it originally aired. First season was fun and silly, second season less so but still fun to rewatch. Season 3 (which I didn't watch when it aired) was nothing but the catch phrases on repeat, Richie forcing the raunch, and Paris overdoing the ditz act. The producers clearly had decided what their characters needed to be for ratings and oversaturated that. I made it 5 minutes into season 4 (didn't watch when it originally aired) and had to bail. Apparently, they were "feuding" at the time so they filmed the show apart. What was the point of continuing. Without the playing off of one another and giggling, the show doesn't work. They should have stopped after season 2. The more emaciated Nichole gets as the show goes on, the less likeable she gets. Less silly, cute, and loveable, more stern, fake, and overt.
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honey badging wolverineReviewed in the United States on March 11, 2019
3.0 out of 5 starsok
saw a few episodes---its silly--nicole ritchie has a eating disorder? a little chunky? lionel ritchie must be proud of nicole.......brenda must be ecstatic to have raised such a lovely daughter.......promiscuous ....paris walks like a penguin? so thin as if she would break....very flat flat flat everywhere.....

wait, the dumb man says he nearly killed Paris and feels really bad---Paris stated she has been riding horses her entire life but she did not know how to make the horse go faster? the horse just bucked her off---huh? geniuses
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VictoriaReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsAdorable
The family that hosted them were the kindest and most loving people. The girls were very young at the time. The antics they got themselves into were hilarious and in the end you could tell they were genuinely sweet, loving and caring young ladies. Beautiful as well!
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M G MReviewed in the United States on February 11, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsTramptastic
It's oddly addictive, utterly mindless, manipulated reality that launched a genre of TV. Nicole's crass potty mouth is the cherry on top. It's all in the editing.
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