Beyoncé’s Super Bowl ad took place on ‘Desperate Housewives’ Wisteria Lane set

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Beyoncé‘s internet-breaking Super Bowl commercial for Verizon took lemons from the memory of Desperate Housewives and made, well, a sweet nod to her Lemonade album.


The global superstar followed up Usher’s halftime show performance Sunday night by surprise-dropping both the new ad — titled Can’t B Broken and co-starring Veep actor Tony Hale — as well as two new country-themed songs from her upcoming album, with the accompanying Verizon spot partially taking place on the set used for both the 1989 Tom Hanks film The ‘Burbs as well as the beloved ABC dramedy Desperate Housewives.


Beyonce’s Super Bowl commercial on ‘Desperate Housewives’ Wisteria Lane set.

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Around 20 seconds into the commercial (below), Hale challenges Beyoncé to “break the internet” once again, and her first (of many) attempts sees her opening a lemonade stand on a suburban street — with multiple camera shots confirming the locale’s similarities to the Wisteria Lane set currently located at the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in California.


Known as Colonial Street, the backlot set and its facade homes was also used for productions like the aforementioned ‘Burbs comedy, as well as for The Munsters, Deep Impact, Providence, select scenes for Malcolm in the Middle, and Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria‘s subsequent series Telenovela.



Though Desperate Housewives ended in 2012 after eight seasons, fans can still visit Wisteria Lane via Universal Studios Hollywood’s Studio Tour ride, which takes guests through the set.


EW has reached out to Verizon and Universal Studios Hollywood for more information on the Super Bowl commercial.



At the end of the Verizon commercial, Beyoncé quipped about dropping new music, a move many fans initially interpreted as a joke. The singer followed through on the announcement, though, debuting two new tracks — “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages” — late Sunday.


Beyoncé further updated her website with the words “Act II,” confirming that her upcoming release will mark the second in her previously announced three-act Renaissance era that began in 2022.



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