The Hotwives of Orlando Spoofs Miami's Real Housewives With Casey Wilson and Weird Al
"This is Orlando. You go big, or you go back to Kissimmee."
Kristen Schaal in Hotwives.
Uh oh, Adriana de Moura. Watch your back, Elsa Patton. There's a new posse of rich women behaving badly in Florida. And these ones have the advantage of actually being trained for television.
The Hotwives of Orlando, a new original series on Hulu starring Casey Wilson (from SNL and Happy Endings) and Angela Kinsey (The Office), draws inspiration from (read: spoofs) Bravo's entire Real Housewives franchise, from Orange County to New York. But we can't help but feel like it's especially pointed at our own embarrassing South Florida crew. Yes, even you, Joanna Krupa.
According to Hulu, the series "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 their husbands' money."
Plastic surgery and spending your husband's money -- sound familiar, Lisa Hochstein?
Of course, this is far from the first parody of the Real Housewives of Anyplace. Just about every city has its own YouTube video mocking its local women, from South Boston to Seattle. And Hulu has yet to strike it big with an original series in the way that Netflix has accomplished with Orange is the New Black and House of Cards.
But that doesn't mean these Hotwives can't be a hit. BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood has a devoted following, after all. And the cast of Hotwives has some serious comedic chops. In addition to Wilson and Kinsey, the series features hilarious weirdo Kristen Schaal, who made her name on The Daily Show and Flight of the Conchords, and now voices the hilarious Louise on Bob's Burgers.
And speaking of hilarious weirdos, a press announcement indicates that Hotwives will also feature appearances by "Weird Al" Yankovic and Joey McIntyre. As in, New Kids on the Block's Joey McIntyre. Really.
The series launches on Hulu later in 2014. In the meantime, this SNL parody is about as close to The Real Housewives of Orlando as you're likely to get:
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