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Desperate Housewives: Who's that Woman?

Mrs. Huber figures out Susan's role in Edie's fire and attempts to blackmail her to make a quick buck. Meanwhile, a suspicious Carlos targets who he thinks Gabrielle is having an affair with the cable guy instead of John. Lynette cannot believe it when her twin's teacher suggests she place them on ADD medication. Lastly, Bree struggles with her rebellious son Andrew after Rex decides to move out.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 103
Airdate: Sunday October 24th, 2004



  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Christine Estabrook
As Mrs. Martha Huber
Recurring
Shawn Pyfrom
As Andrew Van De Kamp
Recurring
Richard Roundtree
As Jerry Shaw
Recurring
Mary Pat Gleason
As Ms. Butters
Recurring
John Haymes Newton
As Jonathan Lithgow
Recurring
Joy Lauren
As Danielle Van De Kamp
Recurring
Lucille Soong
As Yao Lin
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Brent Kinsman
As Preston Scavo
Recurring
Shane Kinsman
As Porter Scavo
Recurring
Michelle Ewin
As Cashier
Paul Hayes (1)
As Businessman
Tricia Nickell
As Reporter
Eric Marquette
As Andrew Buddy #1 (Heath)
Adam Weisman
As Andrew Buddy #2 (Ian)
Main Cast
Teri Hatcher
As Susan Mayer
Felicity Huffman
As Lynette Scavo
Marcia Cross
As Bree Van de Camp
Eva Longoria
As Gabrielle Solis
Nicollette Sheridan
As Edie Britt
Mark Moses
As Paul Young
Andrea Bowen
As Julie Mayer
Jesse Metcalfe
As John Rowland
Brenda Strong
voiced Mary Alice Young
James Denton
As Mike Delfino
Episode Notes
Steven Culp (Rex Van De Kamp) and Cody Kasch (Zach Young) do not appear in this episode. Although both are credited and Steven was seen in the recap of previous episodes.

Ratings: 21.8 million viewers



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Bar-kaysDo It (Let Me See You Shake)Edie washes her car, trying to seduce Mike


Episode Quotes
Gabrielle: I love taking baths. Especially with you. It's like taking a vacation from the world.
John: I hated taking baths when I was a kid. Of course back then, the only thing I had to play with was my rubber ducky.

Andrew: You went in my room?
Bree: You think that’s bad? Tomorrow, I’m cleaning it.

John: You want me to mow the lawn wearing sandals? I’d lose a toe.
Gabrielle: You’ll lose more than that if Carlos finds out you’re trimming more than the hedges.

Lynette: I used to run a company with 85 people, and now I can’t even wrangle two kids without doping them?

Lynette: (About the twins) When they’re not making me tear my hair out, they’re actually pretty sweet.

Susan: Mrs. Huber, will all due respect, you’re crazy.

Martha: (to Susan, cheerfully) I was just thinking of that expression, "I’ll make mincemeat out of you." Mincemeat used to be made up of little bits of meat chopped up, so the expression was like saying, "I’ll chop you up into little pieces!"

Bree: Andrew, I'm curious. When you fantasize about this woman, do you ever stop to think how she came to be on this runway? That's someone's little girl. And that someone probably had a lot of dreams for her. Dreams that did not include a thong ... and a pole ...

Yao Lin: I hate lying.
Gabrielle: Yeah, well, I hate your ironing, so there.

Gabrielle: Why are your friends staring at me? Did you tell them about us?
John: No. They're staring 'cause they think you're hot.
Gabrielle: Oh, okay. (waves)



Episode Goofs
When Bree goes into Andrew's bedroom, Andrew sets down the magazine that he's reading to talk to her. In the next shot, the magazine has disappeared.

As Lynette and Gabrielle are talking to Paul, the boxes of chocolates in Gaby's arms change positions between shots.

In the Solis' house a wardrobe appears, in later episodes this is replaced by the kitchen door.



Cultural References
Episode Title: Who's that Woman?

"Who's that Woman?" is a song from the the Sondheim musical, Follies.

Danielle compares her family to the type you'd see on "Divorce Court" a syndicated reality court show in which couples try and hash out their issues.

In Jonathan Lithgow's apartment Carlos notices a poster for the musical "Gypsy", a film synonymous within the gay community.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerMarc Cherry  |  Tom Spezialy  |  Michael Edelstein
Co-Executive ProducerKevin Murphy (2)
ProducerPatty Lin  |  Tracey Stern  |  Alexandra Cunningham  |  Larry Shaw
Co-ProducerCharles Skouras III  |  David Schulner
Consulting ProducerJoey Murphy  |  John Pardee  |  Charles Pratt, Jr. (1)
Associate ProducerStephanie Hagen
Production DesignerThomas A. Walsh
CastingJunie Lowry-Johnson  |  Scott Genkinger
Unit Production ManagerCharles Skouras III
First Assistant DirectorJeanne Caliendo
Second Assistant DirectorAnne Berger
MusicStewart Copeland
Music SupervisorBonnie Greenberg  |  Mark Goodman
Costume DesignerEnid Harris
HairstylistLisa Marie Rosenberg
Set DecoratorErica Rogalla
Location ManagerDavid A. Foster
Transportation CoordinatorBo Ehrig
Property MasterMelody Melton
Production Sound MixerAgamemnon Andrianos
Script SupervisorBrenda Weisman
Production CoordinatorAmanda Roberts
Assistant EditorBrion McIntosh
Re-Recording MixerKen Kobett  |  Mike Olman
Director of PhotographyWalt Fraser
Post Production CoordinatorDana Wilson
Executive Story EditorKevin Etten
Costume SupervisorJoyce Unruh
Main Title ThemeDanny Elfman
Sound SupervisorRobb Navrides
Special Effects CoordinatorMark DiSarro
Production StaffYaniv Sharon  |  Amanda Carroll  |  Kyra Green  |  Valerie Chu  |  Julianne Weick
Makeup ArtistJohn Elliott (2)
Created ByMarc Cherry
Music EditorialMicdi Productions, Inc.
Produced ByGeorge W. Perkins
Edited ByKaja Fehr
Video ServicesModern Videofilm, Inc.
 
Warning: Desperate Housewives season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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