DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
DESPERATE Housewives kind of reminds me of that ad, I think it’s for gap filler, where the guy’s there doing something to the shower.
The woman’s like, I’ve been at my husband to fix this for ages, and then she goes away to make him lunch, even though he’s got food with him.
The punchline of the ad is do it yourself before someone else does it for you. I don’t know that the women on Desperate Housewives would ever come into contact with a man if they didn’t get in tradesmen.
Mike the plumber, Gaby’s teenage gardener; didn’t Susan have a painter for a while? And now there’s Brian Austin Green, who I mainly remember from the original 90210 when he was going out with Tori Spelling. Do you know who he’s married to now? Megan Fox. This is in real life. In Desperate Housewives he’s about to remove Bree’s wallpaper. The last time I got in a painter, he was a problem drinker who wore combination overalls.
There’s also Paul Young. Technically he isn’t a new character, he’s just been away. In jail. He was married to Mary Alice, who narrates the series, even though she killed herself in the first episode.
Glamorous: Vanessa Williams