Love Letter To Desperate Housewives: Part 4

I figure that TV shows and actors live according to dog years. Every single year is equal to seven. So, really we have been doing this show for fifty-six years. I feel that “dog-math” makes saying goodbye a little easier. Because by anyone’s reckoning 56 years is one hell of a run, and of course you can be sad it’s ending, but after 56 years you know it’s time to go.

I came up with some snapshots of DH scenes that I want to share with you. I also asked around the set and asked some fans what moments stand out for them. What scenes or images are burned indelibly in their brains? Below is a list. But what is really going to be fun is when you add your own.


Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Desperate Housewives: Bree's 1st Orgasm1. Bree going to the ER and discovering her “medical emergency” was, in fact, her first orgasm.


Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Juanita Running Game2. Gaby making her daughter run alongside the car to lose weight, telling her it was a new game.


Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Plane Crash Wisteria Lane Holiday Party3. My favorite over-the-top DH moment: an airplane crashing into the Christmas party.


Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Tornado Hits Wisteria Lane4. Wisteria Lane after the Tornado: What an amazing job the art department did. In only 3 days!!


Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Lynette Singing Ethel Merman5. Singing “There’s No Business Like Show business” Ethel Merman style in the meditation yurt! Sarah Paulson, one of my best friends, played my sister. It was sheer bliss acting with her.


Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Edie In a Swimsuit6. Watching Nicolette Sheridan, as Edie Britt, washing the car in her bathing suit. Come on! That kind of figure should be illegal.

7. Lynette and Mrs. McCluskey breaking onto the baseball diamond to scatter Ida’s ashes and then being chased by the security guard.
Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Susan Naked In the Bushes8. Susan having her towel ripped off by her ex-husbands car and then having to sneak around naked in bushes. Nobody, but Teri could have pulled that off!
Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Mary Alice9. The image of Mary Alice putting the gun to her head in the pilot episode.


Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Ashes on Susan10. Susan and Edie going to scatter Mrs. Huber’s remains on a lake, then getting in a fight and Edie dumps the ashes all over Susan’s head.

11. When Lynette went into the pool to grab her kids in the pilot episode. Loved that.

12. Tom and Lynette’s anniversary dinner that was supposed to be so elaborate and ended in a diner clinking coffee cups and toasting our marriage. Larry Shaw, as always, directed the heck out of that scene.


Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Frankenstein Delivery13. Dr. Adam Mayfair (Nathan Fillion), delivering Daniel’s baby, dressed as Frankenstein for Halloween and the Scavo kids peeking through the window, watching the whole thing scared to death.


Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Bree's Fake Pregnant Belly Stabbed14. A BBQ fork sticking out of Bree’s fake pregnancy belly.

15. Last shot of the pilot. Paul Young digging a grave in the empty swimming pool.
I am leaving the list short so you can add your own. Next time let’s do favorite quotes, so start thinking now!