My friend Jon works on the TV show, Desperate Housewives – the iconic, chick comedy-drama whose characters reside on Wisteria Lane. Last weekend I was in L.A. and I got to have lunch on the set. (I don’t recommend the Desperate Housewives ‘ Beef Stroganoff from craft services.) A stroll down Wisteria Lane felt like deja vu – all over again. The neighborhood is actually called, Colonial Street; located on the Universal Studios back lot. This housewife playground has be used for numerous TV shows and movies: ranging from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Gremlins.
Since it’s the final season for ABC’s Desperate Housewives, I snapped a few photos of the homes of the housewives who are desperate. Let’s look at some of the past residents of their homes.
The house at 4351 Wisteria Lane was first used as the home of Betty Applewhite – during the second season of the show. In season seven, it was sold to Paul Young. During the first season of Desperate Housewives, the producers didn’t want to use this house on the show, because they felt it was too recognizable.
That’s right, it was originally the Munster Mansion – at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Woooooo! Very Scary.
4352 Wisteria Lane is known on DH as the home of the Nolan family. But who else has inhabited these premises?
The Beaver! Yes, on the TV show, Leave it to Beaver, June, Ward, Wally, and Beaver lived at 211 Pine Street. In 2012, could a child get away with the nickname, “The Beaver”?
Mona Clarke has lived inside the hallowed walls of 4348 Wisteria Lane. But the past residents were much more party monsters.
Delta House! This where John Belushi and his Delta Brothers raised hell in the movie Animal House. Toga! Toga! Toga! (And other lines from the movie, etc..)