WB Popular and Lady Macbeth
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0039 Saturday, 8 January 2000.
From: Richard Burt <
Date: Thursday, 06 Jan 2000 21:05:29 -0500
Subject: WB Popular and Lady Macbeth
In an episode of the Warner Brothers TV show Popular broadcast Thursday
evening, Jan 6, 2000, there was a reference to Lady Macbeth's mad
scene-the "out damn spot" line. The episode was about several students
cheating on a mid-term exam. One student, a reporter named Sam, is on
to them, and runs into another student named Brooke McQueen in the
girl's bathroom as Brooke is drying off her hands (these girls hate each
other; also, their parents, who are both single, happen to be sleeping
together and for some reason, this grosses both girls out; at the end of
the episode, the parents tell the girls that the y are all moving into
together the following week). Sam, the non-cheater, says to Brooke, the
cheater-"you can wash them and wash them and they'll never come clean."
And Brooke replies "Oh, thank you for your Lady Macbeth reference."