" is the 56th episode of the ABC television series
, Desperate Housewives
. It was also the ninth episode of the show's third season. It was written by Dahvi Waller
and Susan Nirah Jaffee
and directed by David Grossman
. It aired on November 19, 2006.
Gabrielle's personal shopper, Vern, convinces her to coach girls for the Snowflake Beauty Pageant. Gabrielle reluctantly agrees, but after a while, she realizes how much fun it is to coach these girls. When she's having pizza with the girls, she tells them about her past years in modeling, and tells them about how some people got skinny by sticking their finger down their throats and vomiting their food. She advises the girls never to do that, but some girls who are self-conscious about their weight do it anyway, resulting in Gabrielle being fired. Gabrielle convinces the parents to let her continue coaching, because that's the only thing meaningful she does in her life. The parents decide to give her a second chance.
Lynette tries to convince the police that Art's a pedophile, but since she doesn't have any evidence, the police don't believe her. While Lynette and the kids are watching a movie, Lynette falls asleep and Parker goes outside to play. When Lynette wakes up, she's horrified to learn that Parker left the house. She can't find him in the house or on her property, so she barges into Art's house and goes down to the basement, but all the toys and pictures of the half-naked boys... Read More