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Season four episodes that have Stephen Sondheim song titles or lyric references as their show titles (Except where noted): - 4.1 Now You Know (Song Title From Merrily We Roll Along). - 4.2 Smiles of a Summer Night (The Ingmar Bergman film, on which A Little Night Music is based). - 4.3 The Game (Could be a reference to a musical section from Putting It Together). - 4.4 If There's Anything I Can't Stand (Song title from By George). - 4.5 Art Isn't Easy (Lyric line from Putting It Together from Sunday In The Park). - 4.6 Now I Know, Don't Be Scared (Lyric quote from I Know Things Now from Into the Woods). - 4.7 You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover (Lyric quote from Simple from Anyone Can Whistle). - 4.8 Distant Past (Instrumental from Stavisky). - 4.9 Something's Coming (Song title from West Side Story. Music by Leonard Bernstein). - 4.10 Welcome To Kanagawa (Song title from Pacific Overtures). - 4.11 Sunday (Song title from Sunday In the Park With George). - 4.12 In Buddy's Eyes (Song title from Follies). - 4.13 Hello Little Girl (Song title from Into the Woods). - 4.14 Opening Doors (Song title from Merrily We Roll Along). - 4.15 Mother Said (Could be first two lyrics from I Know Things Now from Into the Woods). - 4.16 The Gun Song (Song title from Assassins). 4.17 Free (Song title from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To the Forum). See more »
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I'm gonna address something in a serious tone, that is way unlike the premiere of Desperate Housewives. Television, has gotten entirely too serious. It has! Even its comedies can be horribly depressing.
As I sat watching the premiere of Desperate Housewives, I found myself doing something I haven't done in quite some time, and that is "smiling," No, I mean, a huge smile, a GRIN of thankfulness.
I have a theory that most pilot scripts suck, because they are establishing a series, I have hardly ever liked a PILOT script, even if they do their job well which is establish character and the mood of the show. The great story telling comes after the pilot.
The only good pilot I have seen in recent years, was the pilot for ALIAS (brilliant) now a week ago, I saw the PILOT for LOST (edge of your seat good). But even those were topped by the intricate, hysterical, amazing pilot script for DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. If the writers are out there, reading this, 1. Thank You. 2. why are you reading this, get to writing more of this wonderful show.
They also have gotten a superb cast of women. OLDER WOMEN! WOMEN WOMEN, not some 20 something year olds with bland looks on their faces and pouty lips! But Talented, amazing, beautiful, WOMEN (and I'm a guy in my 20's) I appreciate that... WOMEN over 40 ROCK! I speak of course of Felicity Huffman, who can do more with one line of Dialogue, than any other actress I know. This show, brings also the RETURN of Terri Hatcher, THANK GOD! It's about TIME!! And it also brings me, MARCIA CROSS, an actress who should have been given an EMMY for her brilliant, heartbreaking work in EVERWOOD last season.
The producers/Direction/showrunners of the show, have established a look for the show. it's American BEAUTY on ACID. A gorgeous use of color and cinematography, of scoring, and well, I mention it again, because it's so important... GREAT WRITING!
On every level, the PILOT for DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES impresses. It has bite, humor and heart. I hope that it will be around for a long time. But even this one episode is enough to remind people everywhere, that network television can still be FUN!
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