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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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Series cast summary:
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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They're totally out-of-control! See more »


Comedy | Reality-TV


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Release Date:

2 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Simple Life 2: Road Trip See more »

Filming Locations:

Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(56 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


One episode was originally supposed to feature Hilton and Richie working in a school, however, due to complaints from parents, the episode was never made. See more »


[repeated line]
Paris HiltonNicole Richie: [sung] Sanassa, sanassa! Sanassa, sa, sa, sanassa!
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Crazy Credits

Season four of the series shows an extra scene from the episode or a scene from Hilton or Richie's life while the credits roll. See more »

Alternate Versions

The USA version of the season 1 DVD does not future the reunion special with Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie meeting The Ledding family once again. The UK version of the season 1 DVD however does have this feature. See more »


Remade as La vie rurale (2004) See more »


Ms. Hilton
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Nicole Richie And Paris Hilton Rock!
2 February 2006 | by CinemanBearSee all my reviews

I'd forgotten how much of an improvement season 2 was over it's predecessor until I purchased it just the other evening at Best Buy for an unbelievably low $6.99! What a breath of fresh air to be taken off the farm and out of the dead-end town of Altus! It's so fun to watch these two girls in action as they breeze into the lives of unsuspecting "regular folk" and turn their lives upside down. It's outrageous to watch what they're able to get away with, but it makes you wonder how much of it is actually orchestrated. While I love the show, one thing I find most annoying is the reactions of the people that invite Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie to perform these jobs. Come on, being surprised when they inevitably either screw the job up or blow it off altogether is like being surprised when Britney Spears shows her belly button - it's expected! I'm sorry, if I was a manager or proprietor of a business, as much as I adore these girls, if I valued my position as manager or my business I wouldn't allow them within 100 yards.

I think people put way too much effort into being overly-critical of this show. It's fluffy and doesn't require any thought to watch it. It's pure, unadulterated fun, and it's a wonderful escape. Now, I like movies and television shows that make you think as much as the next guy, but, tell the truth, don't you just want to sit back sometimes and watch a show that doesn't require you to use any brain power at all?

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