Desperate Housewives

What More Do I Need?

Season 5, Ep 7, Aired 11/9/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Lynette and Tom uncover the unsettling truth about their son Porter. Gabrielle suspects Carlos' best client, Virginia (guest star Frances Conroy), has ulterior motives. Bree's moment of weakness could bring her great embarrassment and shame. Katherine's secret affair is unveiled. Susan learns of Jackson's true passion. Finally, Mrs. McCluskey's sister Roberta (guest star Lily Tomlin) unearths a disturbing fact about Dave.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Teri Hatcher

    Susan Mayer

  • Frances Conroy

    Virginia Hildebrand

  • Felicity Huffman

    Lynette Scavo

  • Kathryn Joosten

    Karen McCluskey

  • Gale Harold

    Jackson Braddock

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • not bad

    By danny7277, Jun 07, 2011

  • Treading water slightly, 'What More Do I Need?' nudges the housewives' narratives forward a few baby steps, rather than putting the pedal to the metal and sending them joyriding around Wisteria Lane.

    By screenagedkicks, May 17, 2009

  • Lyn and Tom discover the truth about who Porter is seeing

    By vicky24c, Jan 09, 2009

  • It had some funny and exciting parts, but I just didn't really like some of the storylines.

    By OTHfan323, Dec 11, 2008

  • Powerful Stuff

    By mobbs456, Dec 04, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Lynette: I want you to call that woman and tell her you are never seeing her again. Porter: Her name is Anne. Lynette: Her name is Mrs. Schilling; she was you T-ball coach when you were six. By the way, does your best friend know you're sleeping with his mother? Porter: We're... keeping our relationship from Kirby for now. Tom: This isn't a relationship. You're being used by this woman. Porter: No, I'm not. I love her.

    • Mrs. McCluskey: Geez, Roberta, I know you hate to throw anything away. But do you have the garbage man bringing you stuff now? Roberta: Pardon my french, but what's french for kiss my ass?

    • Susan: Jackson, look at me. I'm tipsy. I'm horny. I'm easier than a five-year-old's homework.

    • Susan: Right! What time is it? Jackson: Erm, 10:48. Susan: No, it's sex time!

    • Bree: Could you believe it? A thief and a pothead. Orson: Well, at least we know now where the two pounds of cookie dough went.

    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles: France: Ils Se Sont Tant Aimés (They So Loved Each Other) Germany: Begierde (Desire) Hungary: Mi Vajon A Szíved Vágya? (What Might Be Your Heart's Desire?) Italy: Desideri Incontrollabili (Uncontrolable Desires) Spain: ¿Qué Más Necesito? (What More Do I Need?) Czech Republic: Co člověk potřebuje (What Does A Human Need)

    • Although credited, Max Carver (Preston Scavo), Joshua Logan Moore (Parker Scavo) and Kendall Applegate (Penny Scavo) are absent from this episode.

    Trivia (4)

    • Bree, Orson and Andrew keep calling the recording (sextape) a tape, but when Andrew gives it to them it is a CD.

    • When Lynette gets up from the PTA meeting to go the bathroom, she has her purse on her shoulder. After she confronts Mrs. Schilling and storms out of the bathroom, she is no longer carrying her purse.

    • When Mrs. McCluskey is talking to her sister on the couch, she has a plate in her left hand and some papers in her right, when Roberta rips the papers out of her hands, the plate is gone and is replaced by a sandwich.

    • Charlie threatened to post Bree and Orson's sex tape on YouTube. However, YouTube does not allow pornography or nudity to be posted.

    Allusions (2)

    • The Solises and Mrs. Hildebrand were watching the 2007 movie Surf's Up, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

    • Episode Title: The title of this episode comes from a song in the early 1955 Sondheim musical Saturday Night, which was written for Broadway but cancelled due to the death of the producer and wasn't performed for 42 years.

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