Housewives Edited After Pope Death

Bosses of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES were quickly forced to edit a scene in the hit TV show's Sunday (03APR05) night episode, following news of POPE JOHN PAUL II's death.

In the episode, MARCIA CROSS' character BREE VAN DE KAMP's reference to Catholics was dubbed over by ABC chiefs, who believed the line would be inappropriate so soon after the Pontiff's demise on Saturday (02APR05).

While attending the funeral of EVA LONGORIA's character GABRIELLE SOLIS' mother-in-law, Bree mentions to LYNETTE SCAVO (FELICITY HUFFMAN), "You have to hand it to the Catholics, they do grieve better than anyone."

On Friday (01APR05), as the Vatican announced the Pope's death was imminent, network executives took clips of Bree's voice saying "Gabby and CARLOS", and inserted it into the space she originally said "Catholic".

Executive producer MICHAEL EDELSTEIN says, "We got a phone call from ABC Friday evening asking about the line. In light of world events, we felt we should be more sensitive. We were happy to go in and make a last-second fix."

Edelstein accepted some viewers had noticed Bree's voice did not match her lips, but it was unavoidable at such late notice.

He adds, "It was a little slapdash. These were extraordinary circumstances. This is about respect for an individual, in respect for a religion."

Sunday's episode drew 24.4 million viewers.

05/04/2005 14:26

Contactmusic

Tags: Desperate Housewives - MARCIA CROSS - ABC - Eva Longoria - Gabrielle Solis - Lynette Scavo - Felicity Huffman

Advertisement

More Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives star Kyle Maclachlan loads up his car after shopping at Wholefoods supermarket

Desperate Housewives star Kyle Maclachlan loads up his car after shopping at Wholefoods supermarket

Nadine 'Dumped Jesse Over Jealous Rages'

Rumours are circulating that Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle dumped Desperate Housewives actor Jesse Metcalfe because of his jealous nature.The news comes just days after...

Girl Bands Walk This Way For Comic Relief

Girls Aloud and the Sugababes are to record a charity single for Comic Relief.The girl bands will join up to record the 1980s classic Walk...

Advertisement

Comments

Desperate Housewives Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Desperate Housewives

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All