Candy Cane Lane fans stunned as set from hit TV show is recycled for Eddie Murphy film – but do you recognise which one? | The Sun

EDDIE Murphy’s first ever Christmas film Candy Cane Lane reuses the set of a popular TV comedy-drama – but can you guess which one?

Prime Video fans have been left stunned as they recognise the street of the Christmas film as Wisteria Lane. 

The film, which stars Nick Offerman, Jillian Bell and Tracee Ellis Ross opposite Eddie, 62, premiered on 1 December.

Since its debut, Candy Cane Lane has garnered poor to mixed reviews from critics and fans alike. But, one thing that has really stood out from the movie for viewers is the setting. 

Candy Cane Lane is set in the California neighbourhood of El Segundo because it is inspired by the famous Christmas light display on this city’s East Acacia Avenue.

Each December, real-life residents face off against each other to see who can come up with the best Christmas display, complete with vibrant lights and festive decorations, just as they do in the movie. 



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After watching Candy Cane Lane, viewers have spotted something familiar about the street in the holiday flick. 

Fans flocked to social media to discuss how the street looks exactly like Wisteria Lane.

Discussing their theory on Reddit, one user said: “The movie starts by being about decorating the outside of the houses for Christmas, so it was cool to see what I thought were houses I recognised.”

They added: “It was kind of neat to peek around the neighbourhood and see it all done over the top with Christmas lights and be almost sure it was the Desperate Housewives neighbourhood.”

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“Yes, it’s the same houses from the show,” another fan agreed in the comments. 

The connection comes because both the exterior shots for both the movie and TV show were filmed on the same set at Hollywood’s Universal Studios.

The street which makes up both Candy Cane Lane and Wisteria Lane in Desperate Housewives is actually a purpose-built set called Colonial Street.

It was designed to be a quintessential suburban street.

As it is a set, most of the houses are actually empty inside or not even property finished at the back (as shown in the aerial photo above), as the interior shots are usually recorded separately in a studio.

The home of Eddie’s character, Chis Carver, and his family in Candy Cane Lane used to belong to Mike Delfino (James Denton) and later Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany) in Desperate Housewives. 

Spotting the connection, one viewer mused that the set might have been used to cut costs.

“Not Candy Cane Lane using the Desperate Housewives set. The budget wasn’t budgeting,” the viewer joked on X, formerly Twitter.

Another social media user was thrilled: “I love that Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives is still getting used. First in Never Have I Ever with Davy living in Susan’s house, but now Candy Cane Lane with Chris Carver’s family living in Mike Delfino’s house.”

Candy Cane Lane features several other notable homes from Desperate Housewives. 

The blue house beside the Carver’s home belonged to Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross). While the yellow house at the top of the street is very recognisable as Gabby (Eva Longoria) and Carlos’ (Ricardo Antonia Chavira) house.

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Alongside Candy Cane Lane and Desperate Housewives, the set has been used in a number of other films and TV shows, including The Munsters, The Burbs, Never Have I Ever and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Candy Cane Lane is available to stream on Prime Video now. 

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