10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Real Housewives Of Orange County

  

You’d think after ten seasons of putting it all out there, viewers would know every single tidbit there is to know about The Real Housewives of Orange County. But don’t bet on it. From the show’s origin to filming with not-quite-healed nose-jobs, here are ten things you didn’t know about The Real Housewives of Orange County.

10. A Satirical Look at The Housewives of Orange County

When the Real Housewives’ creator Scott Dunlop first came up with the concept for the show, it was originally called “Behind the Gates” and was intended to take a satirical look at life in affluent communities (i.e. where houses sell for an average of $1.6 million).

Peter Tangen / ©Bravo / courtesy Everett Collection

Peter Tangen / ©Bravo / courtesy Everett Collection

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9. The Real Housewives Were Inspired By The Original Housewives

When the Real Housewives was pitched to Bravo back in 2005, it was described as being inspired by the hit series Desperate Housewives: “From Peyton Place to Desperate Housewives, viewers have been riveted by the fictionalized versions of such lifestyles on television. Now, here is a series that depicts real-life ‘desperate’ housewives with an authentic look at their compelling day-to-day drama.”

Moshe Brakha / © ABC / Courtesy: Everett Collection

Moshe Brakha / © ABC / Courtesy: Everett Collection

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