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Carleton Iconic Schiller Bust to Grace Series Finale of Desperate Housewives

May 11, 2012

Schiller on "Desperate Housewives"

Bree Van de Kamp, played by Marcia Cross, and her lawyer, Trip, played by Scott Bakula, pose with Schiller after taping a scene for the series finale. (photo ©ABC/RON TOM)

Northfield, Minn. -- Whether it's been hitching a ride with President Bill Clinton or appearing on "The Colbert Report" with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, Carleton's favorite deceased German poet, Johann Friedrich von Schiller, has maintained the same, stoic gaze.

Schiller with Bob Daily '82 and Desperate Housewives' Marcia CrossNow, fans of the ABC hit series "Desperate Housewives" will witness that steely look when Schiller makes his appearance on the series finale Sunday night, courtesy of the show's executive producer and Carleton graduate Bob Daily '82.

Daily (left, with Clark, photo ©ABC/RON TOM) notes that Schiller makes his appearance at the beginning and end of a season featuring Bree Van de Kamp (played by Marcia Cross) and her lawyer, Trip Weston (played by Scott Bakula).

Schiller fans can catch the series finale on Sunday, May 13 at 9 p.m. ET. Check local listings for exact times.

Not familiar with Carleton's Schiller tradition? Check out the Carleton wiki for more information. The tradition of the Schiller busts dates back more than 50 years.

Photo Feature: Schiller's Most Famous Appearances (that we have documented)