Desperate Housewives

Season 3 Episode 19

God, That's Good

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 22, 2007 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • When Gabrielle opens the door for the delivery guy, you can see a mezuzah in the door frame. Victor is never mentioned to be Jewish, and didn't have a Jewish wedding.

    • Peri Gilpin's appearance as Maggie Gilroy, the man-hungry wedding cake caterer has a substantial likeness to her previous starring role as Roz Doyle in "Frasier".

    • While Gabrielle and Victor are having sex in the elevator, the power is out and there are no lights. Victor makes a point to close the door on the emergency light. How then does the security camera take such clear photos?

    • Susan is now driving a brand new Volvo XC70. This is probably due to when she drove her old car into the water in Liaisons.

    • When Ida asks the paramedic why was Mrs. McCluskey was complaining, he says she was worried that her freezer stuff could melt. Ida goes into Mrs. McCluskey's house, and she screams (she obviously saw Mr. McCluskey). In "The Juiciest Bites", during the "Clips from the future" sketch, Mrs. McCluskey told directly Ida what the paramedic said, and she told her that she did something nobody can find out. Ida asks her and immediately we se Ida going into Mrs. McCluskey's.

    • When Mrs. McCluskey is talking to Ida Greenberg during the power outage, she is seen using a cordless phone. She should not be able to talk on the phone since the base station would not have any power and the phone shouldn't be able to receive signal without electricity.

    • When Gabrielle goes for her run, she leaves the front door open.

    • This is the first time in Desperate Housewives we hear the Scavo daughter, Penny, speak. She says "More, please!".

    • When Lynette puts her hair up in the pizzeria she misses a large chunk on the left side. However, when she is seen from the back, her hair is done neatly and all contained in the hair clip.

  • Quotes

    • Carlos: Edie, what are we doing here?
      Edie: Checking out a house.
      Carlos: I told you, I'm not looking to buy right now.
      Edie: Well, who's talking about buying anything? I... am giving it away.
      Carlos: Edie, we cannot have sex in here. It's someone else's bed! That's just wrong!
      Edie: Look, we can't use my place. And we can't use yours. But I'll be damned if I am gonna pay for a hotel room when there are all of these empty houses all over town that I have the keys to.
      Mary Alice: (narrating) Though reluctant at first, Carlos soon saw the wisdom in Edie's plan. Secret affairs are a lot like real estate. The three keys to success are location... location... location.

    • Susan: Thanks a lot. Now Maggie thinks you're Charles Manson.
      Mike: I don't care. I love you.
      Susan: Don't say that.
      Mike: It's true. I remember everything now. I was on my way to propose to you when I got run over.
      Susan: I don't wanna talk about it.
      Mike: I do. What would you have said?
      Susan: You know what I would have said. It doesn't matter now.
      Mike: The hell it doesn't, Susan. If you can look me in the eye and tell me that when we kissed you felt nothing then I'll just go. But only if you can say that and really mean it. Can you?

    • Mike: I don't believe this. You are setting me up?
      Susan: You need to move on, okay?
      Mike: I don't wanna move on. I came here to see you.
      Susan: Well, I'm not available. So, if you feel like kissing someone tonight, point those lips at Maggie.

    • Susan: Look, Ian is going to come and invite you to dinner for Friday and you are not, I repeat, not going to accept.
      Mike: Why is Ian inviting me to dinner?
      Susan: He wants to thank you for saving us and he wants to show that he's not jealous of you. How's that for irony?
      Mike: I didn't plan to kiss you but you didn't exacly resist.
      Susan: I was in shock.
      Mike: Why were you so upset when you mentioned Ian?
      Susan: Because we just had a fight. About you.
      Mike: Really? (smugly) Talk about me a lot?
      Susan: Mike, I am marrying Ian. We have hired a caterer, we are going with the salmon so just back off.
      (Mike sees Ian coming over to them)
      Mike: Hey Ian.
      Susan: Hi Ian. I just asked Mike, he can't make it.
      Mike: Yeah, I'm sorry, I've got plans tonight.
      Ian: Ah. But didn't we say Friday?
      Mike: Friday? Oh, Friday I'm wide open.

    • Mike: What, he didn't tell you how we played poker for you?
      Susan: You bet me in a game of poker?
      Ian: It's not--not how it sounds. I merely suggested that--that if I won the hand, then he--he would stop badgering you.
      Susan: And if he won?
      Ian: Well, I--I forget the exact terms, but the point is, he lost, as I knew he would. I never would have wagered you if I didn't have a very good hand.
      Susan: Get out!
      Ian: Susan, please.
      Mike: You heard her.
      Susan: That goes for you, too. I've had it with both of you. You're tugging at me like I'm some kind of wishbone.
      Ian: You're just upset.
      Susan: No, I am beyond upset. You two want a decision? Well, here's what I decide. There will be no kissing, and there will be no wedding, and there will be no damn cake!

    • Carlos: Hey, I didn't say we had to stop. I just said we had to be quiet.
      Edie: What? I suppose we should tiptoe around like schoolchildren so our parents don't catch us doing it? I feel like I'm 12 again.
      Carlos: I'm just saying, I don't think that the whole world needs to know our..(Realizing what Edie just said) 12?

    • (Maggie is talking to Susan about wedding cakes)
      Maggie: So, which one do you like the best?
      (Instead of the cakes, Susan eyes Ian and Mike)
      Susan: Wow. It's kinda hard to decide.
      Maggie: Well, that depends on what you are looking for. Rich and elegant? Or down to earth and sweet?
      Susan: I don't know.
      Mike: You wanna taste them again?
      Susan: No! I know what they taste like! I'm just torn, okay?
      Ian: There's no reason to get upset. It's just a cake.
      Susan: It's not just a cake! It's a major decision!
      Maggie: Well, hey, if you like them both so much why don't you just have two cakes?
      Susan:(speaking in a high pitch voice)
      How would that look? Oh, hey, everybody! Here's my wedding cake! Oh, and what's that over there? That's my other wedding cake! I have to pick and I will! So just stop pressuring me okay?!

    • Mrs. McCluskey: I don't really need to go the hospital. I'm fine.
      Blond Man: You've fractured a rib and you might have a concussion. You need looking after.
      Mrs. McCluskey: Some of the stuff in my freezer might melt. How about I just run out and get some ice and then meet you at the hospital.
      Blond Man: Ma'm, you can replace groceries.
      Mrs. McCluskey: You don't understand, some of my groceries have sentimental value.
      Blond Man: Sorry.
      Mrs. McCluskey: Well, I don't need to ask your permission.
      Blond Man: Ma'm, no!
      Mrs. McCluskey: Get your hands of me, you pig ape!
      Blond Man: Get the restraints
      Mrs. McCluskey: I'm gonna sue your ass.
      (The power and the lights go back on)
      Mrs. McCluskey: Well, what are we waiting for? Get me to the hospital, I'm not a well woman.

    • Victor: Are you insane? We're in an elevator.
      Gabrielle: Exactly! Going down...

    • Police Officer: Ma'am, are you Karen McCluskey?
      Mrs. McCluskey: Little bastard gave me up, didn't he?

    • Victor: I want you to organize a press conference and then I want you to help me prep for it.
      Assistant: This is gonna be a bloodbath, I don't know how you're gonna prep.
      Victor: Just give me a bucket of piranhas, I'll stick my head in it.

    • (Gabrielle and Victor are stuck in an elevator, Gabrielle starting to undress Victor)
      Victor: Come on, cut it out, the power could come on at any moment.
      Gabrielle: I know, that's what makes it so exciting, the risk.
      Victor: But I, I'm kinda running for mayor here, remember?
      Gabrielle: It's an elevator, silly, it has an emergency stop button... I don't.

    • (Mike walks into Carlos' room, Edie is hiding next to the door)
      Mike: (whispering) So uh... you got a girl in here?
      Carlos: No, why?
      Mike: Because when I came home, I thought I heard sex noises.
      Carlos: (laughing) Nah, that was just me.

    • (Lights are out)
      Susan: You know, I don't believe we need a flashlight, my eyes have totally adjusted for the dark.
      (sound of glass breaking)
      Ian: What was that?
      Susan: Don't walk in the kitchen!

    • (Russell catches Edie and Carlos in bed together)
      Russell: Well, I see you can't close a sale without opening something else.
      Edie: Oh, please, I heard about your open house on Holly Drive, they're still disinfecting the Jacuzzi.
      Russell: Slut!
      Edie: Bitch!

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Bože, to je lahůdka (God, This Is a Delicacy)
      Slovakia: Bože, to je lahôdka (God, This Is a Delicacy)

    • Zane Huett submitted this episode for consideration on his behalf in the category of "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" at the 2007 Emmy Awards.

    • Felicity Huffman appeared with Peri Gilpin (Maggie Gilroy) in a recurring role on NBC's Frasier. Felicity and Peri, however, do not share scenes in this episode.

    • Although credited, Marcia Cross (Bree Hodge), Andrea Bowen (Julie Mayer), Kyle MacLachlan (Orson Hodge), Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew Van De Kamp) and Joy Lauren (Danielle Van De Kamp) do not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Susan: (to Mike) Thanks a lot. Now Maggie thinks you're Charles Manson.

      Charles Milles Manson (born November 12, 1934) is an American criminal who led the "Manson Family," a quasi-commune that arose in the U.S. state of California in the later 1960s. He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders, which members of the group carried out at his instruction.

    • Episode Title "God, That's Good!" is the title of a song from the 1979 Stephen Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."