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Desperate Housewives tries to avoid a Nipplefest

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 16th 2007 7:00PM

Desperate HousewivesAnd before you say anything, that's the word used by show creator Marc Cherry, not me.

At a TCA Q and A (check out the reports from Joel and Kevin here), the Desperate Housewives creator says he spends $100,000 a week just getting rid of nipples that show through clothing because "I've got a couple of actresses who refuse to wear bras, and the Standards and Practices go 'Can't see that'...then I'll turn on Friends and it's a Nipplefest."

It's funny because I was just noticing the other day on a Friends repeat that Jennifer Aniston was, um, showing quite a bit. Personally I would have used the word "Nipplepalooza," but that's just me. Now, who are the actresses he's talking about?

[via TV Tattle]

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emmaaitken

its a great tv show
also I was wondering whats the song that plays at the end of the episde 'Guilty' in season 1.

February 13 2007 at 10:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tool

Lauren said: "All of whom also have nipples that are sometimes visible through clothing. That's what nipples DO. Just saying."

Yeah, I'm familiar with them (nipples).

My comment was with the hypocrisy of the easily-offended. Its ridiculous that the EP would have to spend that much time and money to pacify people who wouldn't know what to do with a nipple.

January 21 2007 at 9:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Vincent

So christian fundamentalists can't see a nipple...

I guess they must be fans of animated shows like the outrageously funny South Park then ? :)

January 17 2007 at 9:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lauren

MacGuffin said: "They spend $100,000 a week removing nipples? With 22 episodes, that's over $2 million a year. Just to pacify the Fundamentalist Christians I suppose."

All of whom also have nipples that are sometimes visible through clothing. That's what nipples DO. Just saying.

January 17 2007 at 2:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ian

Maybe he is trying to drum up sales of "uncut" DVD sets?

January 16 2007 at 11:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jaymez

I'd imagine the braless wonders are Edie and Susan.

Edie's rack has more plastic in than a Corvette. What would she need a bra for?

Having seen nudes of Terri Hatcher, her chest looked like it hadn't been restricted by an over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder in quite some time.

If not Terri, I'd guess Eva just because while she's perky, she doesn't have much of a chest.

January 16 2007 at 11:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tcc3

So S&P cannot tolerate even a clothed nipple?

How long until actresses must be fully covered, Muslim style?

January 16 2007 at 9:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tool

They spend $100,000 a week removing nipples? With 22 episodes, that's over $2 million a year. Just to pacify the Fundamentalist Christians I suppose.

They should spend $100,000 a week in showing more; maybe then I would watch the show.

January 16 2007 at 8:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Erica

Funny, Vanessa Williams' nipples made an appearance in the last episode of Ugly Betty; another ABC show that airs earlier than DH.

January 16 2007 at 7:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ashley Boyd

The Friends episode you talk about; the one where Rachel is pining over Ross but hes with Julie. They all go to his place and watch Joey in porn by any chance?

January 16 2007 at 7:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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