To celebrate our “original devious maids” campaign… you could win a complete set of REAL HOUSEKEEPERS buttons!
Share this image on FB or Twitter (and let us know!) One lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive 11 different pins featuring the whole gang - Mrs. Garrett, Nell, Rosey, Lurch, Tony, Rosario, Consuela, Zoila, Florence and Alice, plus one with our signature TV logo!
The reviews are starting to roll in on our Fringe page! If you see the show, we would love for you to review it, whatever your thoughts!
An anonymous reviewer says: “With a show as complicated as The Real Housekeepers of Studio City, you don’t expect it at a Fringe Festival. This show was top-notch. It was springy, fun, and hilarious. The performers were wonderful and the songs catchy and witty. So many references and little nods but none of them overpower the show. Indeed the show is practically built on them. It’s pretty great!”
Josh M says: “As a baby boomer it was great fun to see a musical that brought together some of the best characters from my tv childhood in a clever, sophisticated one act play. Great acting, music and choreography made a great book brilliant. This one is a hilarious must see!”
The “Do or Diet” episode of Gimme a Break inspired a line in Real Housekeepers. It even has Tom and Heidi’s very favorite joke that they discovered in all their vintage TV research:
CARL: You know, Nell, there’s one Italian dish you make that’s better than Mario’s.
CARL: Yeah, your lasagna.
NELL: Carl, thank you. It’s only natural. See, my, uh, great-grandfather? He was owned by an Italian.
That is really sharp and dark humor for a sitcom! We look back with rose-colored glasses, so it can be easy to forget how shows like Gimme a Break, or Norman Lear’s shows, tackled race head-on with humor and irony.
In honor of Lurch week, illustrator and friend of the show David Derks has let us post his excellent illustration of our favorite kooky creep. We highly recommend you check out more of his terrific work on his website, http://www.derksworld.com/