Forget huge ratings and national buzz, the women of "Desperate Housewives" (search) are featured on Friday's "Oprah." (search

Now that's hitting the big time.

Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman (search), Nicollette Sheridan, Eva Longoria (search) and Marcia Cross chat with Oprah Winfrey about the show's warp-speed ascendancy to pop-culture icon status — after only two naughty episodes.

Longoria, for one, tells Winfrey that it's not so glamorous working behind-the-scenes on the ABC series — even though her lingerie-loving character, Gabrielle, is one of the randiest "Desperate" housewives.

"We did the bathtub scene, and I almost drowned," Longoria tells Winfrey about one particularly steamy scene.

Hatcher, whose "Desperate Housewives" character, Susan, inadvertently burned down the house of her rival, tells Winfrey that life almost imitated art while she was bathing her young daughter.

"I turn around and had thrown her sweater on a candle and burned three holes through the sweater," Hatcher says. "And I pick it up and it's on fire and I throw it in the sink and I'm like 'I am Susan!' "

Sheridan says she's nothing like her "Desperate Housewives" character, Edie.

"I don't know, people just assume I'm like Edie, but I'm really not," she says.