Wondering what got NBC’s new prime-time drama Sisters into so much hot water with the network programmers? The show’s May 11 premier episode was supposed to open with a steam-room scene in which three siblings discussed multiple orgasms. But NBC, citing advertiser concerns, snipped the dialogue from the final cut. Herewith, the steamy girl talk viewers never heard:
Frankie (Julianne Phillips): Georgie, you look great.
Georgie (Patricia Kalember): For my age.
Alex (Swoosie Kurtz): Your age! Try feeling like a teen queen when your daughter comes home from school and asks you if you’ve ever had a multiple orgasm.
Frankie: What did you tell her?
Alex: To go to her room. She’s 14!
Georgie: I think it’s great she can be so open with you.
Alex: Oh really? It’s easy for you to say. You have boys. They’ll never ask you anything.
Frankie: So? Have you?
Alex: Have I what?
Frankie: You know — ever had a…
Alex: That’s a little personal! Even for sisters. (pause) I had five once. New Year’s Eve, 1981.
Georgie: What a memory!
Alex: What a New Year’s.
Georgie: I had three once. I think.
Alex: Teddy told me she once had 25. But we all know how she lies. So, Frankie, how many have you had?
Frankie: Gee, I didn’t realize it was getting so late! I’ve got to get to the office! (She leaves.)
Alex: Hey! That’s not fair! We told you!
Woman (off camera): Eleven.
Another (off camera): Nineteen.