Desperate Housewives

A Humiliating Business

Season 7, Ep 7, Aired 11/7/10
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  • Episode Description
  • Susan begrudgingly accepts Lynette's offer to be baby Paige's nanny, and Bree is too embarrassed to tell Keith (guest star Brian Austin Green) that she's beginning to go through menopause. Meanwhile, Renee makes a tempting job proposition to her friend Lynette, and Gabrielle fears that Bob is trying to seduce Carlos after the two strike up a friendship. Beth (guest star Emily Bergl) begins to question Paul's motives on the lane.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Felicity Huffman

    Lynette Scavo

  • Marcia Cross

    Bree Van de Kamp

  • Eva Longoria

    Gabrielle Solis

  • Vanessa Williams

    Renee Perry

  • Brenda Strong

    Mary Alice Young

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  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • another good episode....

    By danny7277, Jun 05, 2011

  • A Humiliating Business

    By TrueTvWatcher, Nov 08, 2010

  • humiliating business

    By thefanof, Nov 08, 2010

  • Beth turns out to be Felicia's daughter, but that's a no-brainer.

    By viidu, Nov 09, 2010

  • An average episode but with an interesting ending.

    By lovewinter, Nov 15, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Jak chutná ponížení (What Humiliation Tastes Like)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Germany: February 16, 2011 on ProSieben
      Norway: March 22, 2011 on TV2
      Australia: March 24, 2011 on Channel 7
      Czech Republic: January 12, 2012 on Prima LOVE

    • Although credited, James Denton (Mike Delfino) is absent from this episode. Charlie Carver (Porter Scavo), Joshua Logan Moore (Parker Scavo) and Madison De La Garza (Juanita Solis) are too absent, and therefore are not credited.

    Allusions (5)

    • Gabrielle's remark about Tom Scavo being two drinks away from being gay may be an in-joke to the fact that Doug Savant had played a gay character named Matt in "Melrose Place".

    • After Bob passes on the tickets to a musical theatre piece, Gabrielle, wanting to give him tickets to something, suggests "Barbra". She is referring to Barbra Streisand, an American singer, actress, director, and songwriter.

    • Gabrielle offers Bob tickets to an orchestra-level session of Cats, which is a musical composed by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T. S. Eliot. The London production ran for twenty one years and the Broadway production ran for eighteen years, both setting long-run records.

    • Bob: When I found out Lee had seen Annie six times, even I wanted to gay-bash him. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip "Little Orphan Annie", with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for "Best Musical".

    • Episode Title: The title of this episode comes from a lyric in the song "Every Day a Little Death", in the Stephen Sondheim musical A Little Night Music.

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