The NY Post this weekend picked up the Ankler’s major world exclusive find from last week of the secret Ted Sarandos House Hunters Tape.
The ghost of bank balances past has returned to haunt Netflix boss Ted Sarandos.
Insidery Hollywood newsletter the Ankler has unearthed a few minutes of an ancient episode of HGTV cult favorite “House Hunters” — which featured the now wildly rich Sarandos searching in vain for an affordable home in LA about a year after he first moved to the city.
Sarandos and his ex-wife, Michelle, had moved to the West Coast for Sarandos’ gig at the then-nascent video company. In the clip from a circa-2000 episode, a voice-over explains that “after looking at countless houses in a number of different neighborhoods, they were in shock. Sticker shock. So they decided to rent instead.”
Says Sarandos, “We came from a place where half the money went three times as far, and space was not an issue. You could have a big yard, a bigger house.” He also laments, “We knew coming here that we would end up in an older home that would probably need some work, and I’m not particularly handy.