The Real Housewives is a reality TV franchise on Bravo. The franchise launched in 2006 with The Real Housewives of Orange County and has since been followed by spin-off series in locations such as New Jersey, Dallas and Miami.
- In episode 4511 of Sesame Street, Andy Cohen explains the word "popular" to Elmo by showing him some generally, popular things. He mentions some popular TV shows, including The Real Houseplants of Atlanta.
- In The Muppets episode "Swine Song," Bobo the Bear appears on Up Late with Miss Piggy, performing a dramatic reading of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
- The franchise was spoofed in a series of videos for Sesame Street's YouTube Channel as "The Real Grouches of Sesame Street." The videos feature the day-to-day exploits of Oscar the Grouch, Grundgetta, "trash-digger" Diva Garbagedump (along her dog) and token "cute one," Grover.
- Real People (spoofed as "Real Grouches" as well)