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Version of 

Amas de casa desesperadas (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
Amas de casa desesperadas (2006) (TV Series)
Donas de Casa Desesperadas (2007) (TV Series)
Umutsuz Ev Kadinlari (2011) (TV Series)

Remade as 

Amas de casa desesperadas (2008) (TV Series)

Edited into 

Desperate Housewives: Oprah Winfrey Is the New Neighbor (2005) (TV Short)
Footage from the show is used in this mini spin off episode.


Desperate Housewives: The Game (2006) (Video Game)
video game version of TV series
Devious Maids (2013) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Everwood: Unspoken Truths (2004) (TV Episode)
Linda Abbot (Marcia Cross) brings home groceries and begins putting them away when Andy Brown comments exitedly "Oh you brought brie!" referencing Marcia recently getting the role of Bree Van De Kamp on Desperate Housewives.
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2004 (2004) (TV Special)
Bill Clinton claimes this to be his favorite show
Saturday Night Live: Luke Wilson/U2 (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Weekend Update
Will & Grace: Queens for a Day: Part 1 (2004) (TV Episode)
Grace mentions the hot gardener from the show
Saturday Night Live: Paul Giamatti/Ludacris featuring Sum-41 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Episode dated 3 February 2005 (2005) (TV Episode)
Cast is interviewed about the show, a brand new "mini episode" is shown featuring Oprah as a new neighbor.
Saturday Night Live: Paris Hilton/Keane (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in The Bar skit
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Ghost (2005) (TV Episode)
The show is not mentioned by name, but two women in the pre-credits sequence discuss the episode in which the woman has an affair with her gardener. This was a prominent "DH" storyline at the time.
Arrested Development: Out on a Limb (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Spring Break Shark Attack (2005) (TV Movie)
the opening teaser of four 'housewifes' in a raft before the first shark attack.
Saturday Night Live: Cameron Diaz/Green Day (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Spy Glass
Saturday Night Live: Tom Brady/Beck (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update as usual
Arrested Development: Righteous Brothers (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #12.136 (2005) (TV Episode)
Promoted verbally during interview with Teri hatcher, no clips.
Will & Grace: It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World (2005) (TV Episode)
Jack: "It's very hush-hush, very secret, very Wisteria Lane."
Will & Grace: From Queer to Eternity (2005) (TV Episode)
Marilyn mentions it.
Vecinos: La vampira bonita (2005) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of that show, in Spanish.
The Comeback: Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet (2005) (TV Episode)
An announcer at the awards show mentions the show when introducing Eva Longoria.
E! True Hollywood Story: The Women of Desperate Housewives (2005) (TV Episode)
Tackles about the star of the TV series.
The Amazing Race: Go, Mommy, Go! We Can Beat Them! (2005) (TV Episode)
The all-female Godlewski family are nicknamed the "desperate housewives", after the show on ABC
Charmed: Desperate Housewitches (2005) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of that show.
Close to Home: Suburban Prostitution (2005) (TV Episode)
Annabeth looks at the pictures of the soccer mom turning tricks and says: "Wow, talk about a desperate housewife..."
Most Extreme Elimination Challenge: Desperate Housewives vs. Ultimate Fighters (2005) (TV Episode)
many references to that show are made, such as the title
Saturday Night Live: Jason Lee/Foo Fighters (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Gilmore Girls: The Prodigal Daughter Returns (2005) (TV Episode)
Lorelai calls Luke a drama queen and tells him to enjoy Wisteria Lane.
Saturday Night Live: Eva Longoria/Korn (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue and two other sketches
Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again (2005) (TV Movie)
Two references to the series are made
American Dad!: Not Particularly Desperate Housewife (2005) (TV Episode)
The episode name.
Family Guy: The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz (2005) (TV Episode)
Stewie suggests switching over to this to see how gross old people are.
Desperate Househusbands (2005) (Video)
the title and plot
Friends with Money (2006)
When Jane is waiting for a parking spot, she sees the mom of one of her sons friends and then rudely confronts the woman and references the show Desparate Housewives.
Scrubs: My Big Bird (2006) (TV Episode)
Dr. Cox says that he doesn't care one bit for what is happening on Wisteria Lane.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.102 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "American Beauty" category
What I Like About You: Desperate Girlfriends (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
Date Movie (2006)
A neighbour shouts out that they are trying to watch it at 4 in the morning
The Office: Michael's Birthday (2006) (TV Episode)
Michael says that he has the same birthday as Eva Longoria so that if he ever meets Teri Hatcher he would have an icebreaker. Desperate Housewives is the series on which Longoria and Hatcher star.
The New Adventures of Old Christine: Teach Your Children Well (2006) (TV Episode)
The party planner Kit says one package include a visit from one of the Desperate Houseviewes, hinting it's Teri Hatcher.
The TV Set (2006)
Seen on TV schedule board.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.203 (2006) (TV Episode)
all answers are cast members of the show in "The Desperate Housewife Who ..." category
Joey: Joey and the Beard (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Joey
Entourage: Strange Days (2006) (TV Episode)
Ari says his wife's lunchmates are from Wisteria Lane
Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) (Video)
the phrase "desperate housewife" mentioned
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Pilot (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned multiple times in connection with Felicy Huffman hosting the "Studio 60" show
...So Goes the Nation (2006)
Paul Begala mentions the show
Bones: The Truth in the Lye (2006) (TV Episode)
Angela: One metal for each desperate housewife!
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVII (2006) (TV Episode)
Krusty makes a joke using the title of this series
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Christina Aguilera (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned during the monologue
The Foursome (2006)
"we're desperate golf wives"
Down the Drain (2006) (Video)
the last section is titled "Desperate House Wench"
The O.C.: The My Two Dads (2007) (TV Episode)
Taylor tells Ryan, that Summer does not want to be a desperate houswife.
Saturday Night Live: Jake Gyllenhaal/The Shins (2007) (TV Episode)
referenced on Weekend Update
30 Rock: The Head and the Hair (2007) (TV Episode)
Jack mentions the dead lady from "Desperate Housewives"
Screenwipe: Episode #3.3 (2007) (TV Episode)
Talked about.
Saturday Night Live: Rainn Wilson/Arcade Fire (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
The Knights of Prosperity: Operation: Oswald Montecristo (2007) (TV Episode)
There is a poster for this on the set of Regis and Kelly.
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)
"They make much dirtier jokes on 'Will & Grace' and 'Housewives'."
TV Land Confidential: Oddballs & Original Characters (2007) (TV Episode)
publicity still
The Secret (2007)
"desperate housewife" mentioned
St. Trinian's (2007)
A character at an orgy says on the phone he's sitting at home watching the TV series.
Lemon Tree (2008)
the phrase "desperate housewives" is used
Gavin & Stacey: Episode #2.6 (2008) (TV Episode)
Bryn talks about watching episodes of the program on YouTube.
Beauty and the Geek: The Fixer-Uppers (2008) (TV Episode)
Cara mentions the show
How TV Changed Britain: Women (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness (2008) (Video)
Spaceballs: The Animated Series: Revenge of the Sithee (2008) (TV Episode)
Pannekin's mom watches Desperate Houseslaves
Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (2008) (TV Special)
Chris Rock talks about the show.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Teacher Week 5 (2008) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 question
Entourage: Pie (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ari when he is talking about Marc Cherry
Consuming Passion (2008) (TV Movie)
Nick mentioned the series.
Family Guy: Baby Not on Board (2008) (TV Episode)
seen on TV playlist
Make or Break TV: EZ Streets (2008) (TV Episode)
Listed as one of Jason Gedrick's credits.
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
Roxanna mentions that her new TV show will air after Desperate Housewives
NCIS: Road Kill (2008) (TV Episode)
Tony refers to the neighborhood as Wisteria Lane.
500 Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.85 (2009) (TV Episode)
Bree Van De Kamp is included in a $16,000 question
Skins: Thomas (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Panique au ministère (2009) (TV Movie)
referenced in dialogue by Gabrielle
My Fake Fiancé (2009) (TV Movie)
The gangsters talk about watching the show as they search Vince's house.
Dancing with the Stars: Round Six (2009) (TV Episode)
Neighborhood set visited with Teri Hatcher
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.154 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in an $8,000 question
Séries express: Episode #2.39 (2009) (TV Episode)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Will Ferrell/Pearl Jam (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Farrell's interview.
Séries express: Episode #2.42 (2009) (TV Episode)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Howie Mandel/Alanis Morissette/Death Cab for Cutie (2009) (TV Episode)
Conan drives his desk to the set of Desperate Housewives.
Glee: Acafellas (2009) (TV Episode)
Sandy mentions that he writes "Desperate Housewives" fan fiction.
Parks and Recreation: Pawnee Zoo (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tom
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Dana Delany's introduction, and referenced in a category title
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.15 (2009) (TV Episode)
Promoted verbally during interview with Felicity Huffman, no clips.
Community: Social Psychology (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Abed
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.29 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $25,000 question
Greek: The Wish-Pretzel (2009) (TV Episode)
Rebecca says, "I care about old people. I watch Desperate Housewives."
The New Adventures of Old Christine: Love Means Never Having to Say You're Crazy (2009) (TV Episode)
Christine remarks that she doesn't wanna watch Desperate Housewives in high definition, and points to her neck.
Castle: One Man's Treasure (2009) (TV Episode)
Castle compares the bickering between the victim's wife and his fiancée with characters from this series.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.71 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference to the setting in a $10,000 question
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.67 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Eva Longoria Parker stars in the show
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.76 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Hit TV Shows in Other Words"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.78 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference to the title and Wisteria Lane in an $800 clue in the category "'W'"
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.70 (2010) (TV Episode)
Promoted verbally during interview with Teri Hatcher, no clips.
Come Dine with Me: Basingstoke: Gill (2010) (TV Episode)
Gill mentions that one of her dresses was worn by Bree on the show.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.93 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Alex Trebek in announcing the next day's celebrity contestant Doug Savant
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when Doug Savant is introduced
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 6 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "TV Adjectives"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: The Real Housewives of Millionaire 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $3,000 question
RTL Boulevard: Episode #11.68 (2010) (TV Episode)
The show is discussed due to Nicollette Sheridan's lawsuit against Marc Cherry
RTL Boulevard: Episode #11.69 (2010) (TV Episode)
The show is discussed due to Nicollette Sheridan's lawsuit against Marc Cherry
RTL Boulevard: Episode #11.70 (2010) (TV Episode)
The show is discussed due to Nicollette Sheridan's lawsuit against Marc Cherry
The Graham Norton Show: Episode #7.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Christina Ricci.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.160 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $7,500 question
Borgen: Det muliges kunst (2010) (TV Episode)
Katrina has a poster of the show in her dent
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.20 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Eva Longoria Parker stars on the show
Life Unexpected: Plumber Cracked (2010) (TV Episode)
Paige calls Cate a desperate housewife
EWTN Presents Bookmark: Crossing the Goal: Playbook on Our Father (2010) (TV Episode)
Danny cites this program as an example of the "trash" on television today.
Living Will... (2010)
mentioned in dialogue
Who Do You Think You Are?: Vanessa Williams (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the opening narration
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaul's Hair Extravaganza (2011) (TV Episode)
RuPaul mentions the show.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.136 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay asks Susan Lucci if she is going to join the show's cast
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #11.5 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sonia Kruger when she introduces Helen Richey. Also Brendon and Alana dance a Foxtrot to the theme from Desperate Housewives.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.159 (2011) (TV Episode)
A street segment participant says the show is one of his favorites
Futurama: Neutopia (2011) (TV Episode)
Women are tested on their knowledge of this show.
Planet Sheen: Desperate Houseguests/Nesvidanya (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Body of Proof: Love Thy Neighbor (2011) (TV Episode)
Delany's character says to Ethan Gross "You can't handle a Desperate Housewife"
Psych: Last Night Gus (2011) (TV Episode)
The doughnut store clerk says, "Does it look like I'm going around trying to bed a bunch of blonde, 'Desperate Housewife' types?"
Taxaquizzen: Episode #1.4 (2011) (TV Episode)
The tv-series is a part of a question
Supernatural: Slash Fiction (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Dear Santa (2011) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue
Sanctuary; Quite a Conundrum (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.43 (2012) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
The Real Housewives of Orange County: Dirty Housewives (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Newsroom: I'll Try to Fix You (2012) (TV Episode)
Will McAvoy mistakenly refers to "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" as "Desperate Housewives of New Jersey".
The Newsroom: 5/1 (2012) (TV Episode)
One of three shows Tamara says will be bumped by the President's speech.
The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.161 (2012) (TV Episode)
Today's guest panelist Brenda Strong spoke of her role in the series whilst production stills were shown.
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
Bo Gentry mentions the show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.20 (2012) (TV Episode)
Rove McManus says that Eva Longoria from the show drank a lot of red wine on his show "Rove LA"
Dave's Old Porn: Kathy Griffin/Tom Byron (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Dave Attell
Behind the Truth (2013) (Video)
This TV series is referred to in relation to actress Eva Longoria.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Eva Longoria/Terry Crews/Cavalia's Odysseo (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Eva Longoria was on the show
Community: Advanced Introduction to Finality (2013) (TV Episode)
Evil Jeff refers to Shirley as a "desperate housewife."
More One Life to Live: Episode #1.8 (2013) (TV Episode)
Leslie Miller mentions that Tuc Watkins used to hang out with "Desperate Housewives"
The Other Woman (2014)
mentioned in a dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: Foodfight! (2014) (TV Episode)
remembering Eva Longoria from this show
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 July 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg mentions title
Gravity Falls: Scary-oke (2014) (TV Episode)
Soos watches a TV show called "Gossipping Housewives."
The Comeback: Valerie Is Taken Seriously (2014) (TV Episode)
Billy tells Valerie that he used to be Eva Longoria's agent before she landed her role in Desperate Housewives.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jeremy Renner/Edie Falco/Tori Kelly (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Edie Falco as she recalls being mistaken for Felicity Huffman
The Wright Stuff: Episode #20.97 (2015) (TV Episode)
Today's guest panelist Ricardo Chavira spoke of how much he enjoyed his many years on the show!
The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story (2015) (TV Movie)
Mentioned during epilogue
Face Off: Death Becomes Them (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
The Muppets.: The Ex-Factor (2015) (TV Episode)
The show is referenced.
Portlandia: Inside Portlandia (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Eva Longoria/Jason Mantzoukas/Sunil Yapa/Glenn Kotche (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Eva Longoria
Love: One Long Day (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Gus
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
Name of show shown in graphic
Blood Father (2016)
Link alludes to it.
The Cinema Snob: Trick or Treat (2016) (TV Episode)
"And then he was doomed to appear in 176 episodes of Desperate Housewives."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 14 October 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
series mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Serve & Protect (2017) (TV Episode)
Boyle says, "Desperate times call for 'Desperate Housewives.'"
Hollywood Game Night: Super Duper Store Night (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the Get in My Pants game
NCIS: New Orleans: Desperate Navy Wives (2019) (TV Episode)
Apart from the title simulations, one of the shootings happen at 935 Wisteria Lane, which is also where the name of lane of Desperate Housewives

Featured in 

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) (TV Special)
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) (TV Special)
A small clip was presented as part of some of the nominated series.
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Screenwipe: Episode #2.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Screenwipe: Screenwipe USA (2006) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Screenwipe: Episode #3.3 (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
La noche desesperada (2007) (TV Movie)
Spanish show about Desperate Housewives
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 13 May 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of this TV show are featured during 'The Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
How TV Changed Britain: Women (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
The Wright Stuff: Episode #13.40 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during Ian Hyland's TV review segment.
Great TV Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
crew visible/loses shoes/speaks without using lips/crew seen in reflection/disappearing children
The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.55 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during Kevin O'Sullivan's TV review segment.
20 to 1: TV's Funniest Neighbours (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Edie Britt.
Breakfast: Episode dated 14 June 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's special guest Felicity Huffman.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.206 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip edited into news report on upcoming series "The Playboy Club"
America in Primetime: Independent Woman (2011) (TV Episode)
The women of "Desperate Housewives" are an example of the "Independent Woman".
Happy (2011)
A clip is featured.
Private Traps: V síti (2011) (TV Episode)
Two characters watching it on TV and discuss it.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2004 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip used in review.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Shows That Lost Their Mojo (2014) (TV Episode)
Desperate Housewives is given a dishonorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV MILFS (2014) (TV Episode)
Gabrielle Solis is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Shows Men Secretly Like (2015) (TV Episode)
Desperate Housewives is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Shows That Lost Steam After a Great First Season (2016) (TV Episode)
Desperate Housewives is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Femme Fetales (2016) (TV Episode)
Edie Britt is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Wives Who Are the Absolute Worst (2016) (TV Episode)
Lynette Scavo gets a dishonorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Funniest Going Into Labor Scenes in TV (2017) (TV Episode)
The scene with Danielle going into labor is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst TV Cast Feuds (2018) (TV Episode)
The feud between Teri Hatcher and pretty much everyone is #6.
The 2000s: The Platinum Age Of Television (2018) (TV Episode)
clips shown
MsMojo: Top 10 Greatest Primetime Soap Operas (2018) (TV Episode)
Desperate Housewives is #4.
Tucker Carlson Tonight: Episode dated 13 March 2019 (2019) (TV Episode)
short clip with Felicity Huffman
WatchMojo: Top 10 Modern TV Shows That Jumped the Shark (2018) (TV Episode)
Desperate Housewives is #8 for jumping the shark with its disaster episodes.

Spoofed in 

MADtv: Episode #10.13 (2005) (TV Episode)
segment: "Desperate Housewives"
Desperate Houseboys (2005) (Video)
gay porn parody which takes place on Histeria Lane
Desperate Housewhores 4 (2006) (Video)
pun on title
TV: The Movie (2006)
parody show: "Desperate House Flies"
Desperadas (2007)
Tripping the Rift: Witness Protection (2007) (TV Episode)
The plot and characters are spoofed on the 'suburban planet'
Tripping the Rift: The Movie (2008) (Video)
the women on Hysteria Lane
Sexy Seductive Housewives (2010) (Video)
parody of TV show
Kickin' It: Wax on Wax off (2011) (TV Episode)
Phil mentions ''The Real Housewives of Khakhmakhistan''.
Drop Dead Diva: Desperate Housewife (2014) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a pun on the show.

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