Is Hotwives of Orlando the Next Big Thing in Parody Reality TV?
Is parody reality TV becoming a new trend? The Hotwives of Orlando is a new Hulu original series promising to bring us “real glamour, real drama, fake boobs”! If you’re a Real Housewives fan, then you’ve got to watch this new parody sitcom.
Comedians Danielle Schneider, Andrea Savage, Kristen Schaal, Tymberlee Hill, Angela Kinsey, and Casey Wilson team up to bring us loads of wine-throwing, table-flipping and hair weaves being snatched. Together, they create laughs in this new spoof of the most popular reality TV franchises in history. Hulu’s take on The Hotwives of Orlando:
“A parody of one of the most popular franchises in reality television, ‘The Hotwives of Orlando,’ takes you inside the uber-exclusive and glamorous world of six hot housewives livin’ large in Central Florida’s sexiest city, Orlando. The show follows a cast of ladies as they fight over pretty much everything except for their love of shoes, plastic surgery, and the pursuit of spending all of their husbands’ money.”
Parody Reality TV Takes Reality Drama to Whole New Levels
We’ve seen parody reality TV take on a whole new type of funny with Kevin Hart’s Real Husbands of Hollywood. This BET show is also a spoof of the world-famous Real Housewives franchise, although there’s absolutely no relation whatsoever. From day one, it was pegged as “the fakest reality show ever.” And, it has proved to be nothing short of hilarious!
However, in the parody reality TV show The Hotwives of Orlando, you’ll find characters who actually spoof some of your favorite stars of the Real Housewives franchise. And, like the “real shows”, there are designer shoes, plastic surgeries, elaborate weddings and hair weaves all over the place.
The show’s executive producer, Paul Scheer, offered the ladies the chance to take the idea and run with it. They’d already been thinking about it. So, when he came with the idea, they couldn’t dare pass it up. They considered it a “dream come true” and were ready to start taping the parody reality TV show immediately, according to Danielle Schneider. She not only stars in the show, but she’s its co-creator.
Which “Real Housewives” Spoofed Characters Appear in Hotwives of Orlando?
There are quite a few Real Housewives favorites sportin’ their expensive hair weaves on this said-to-be hilarious show. Some of the spoofed Bravo personas include (no “real” names mentioned):
- The religious zealot
- The entrepreneur
- The trophy wife
- The cougar
- The bankrupt overspender
- The drug addict former child star
If you’re a devoted viewer of Real Housewives shows, you’ll definitely notice the spirits of some of your faves, like:
- Teresa Giudice
- Gretchen Rossi
- Lisa Vanderpump
- Kim Richards
Okay. My badd. I decided to go ahead and mention real names. Lol. Other reimagined stars will also standout on Hulu’s parody reality TV show, hair weaves and all!
Why Orlando, You Ask?
So, I’m sure you’re wondering why the ladies chose Orlando as the parody show’s home city? Well, the US Magazine that they were trying to come up with the “best slash worst place ever.” And, Orlando won. They say the city reps the same things as the Housewives: “new money, things cheaply made”, with the exception of their expensive hair weaves. LMSO!
As Real Housewives fans watch Hotwives of Orlando, it will become evident that each parody character is a combination of multiple “real” stars. They wanted to bring out some of the major stereotypes on their new parody reality TV show. So, they “did a lot of combining because there’s … so many franchises.”
Featured Image: Hulu’s Hotwives of Orlando is the latest spoof of the “Real Housewives” Franchise.
Video: Exclusive Series Trailer of Hotwives of Orlando
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