Question: As a new reader of your wildly funny and informative columns, I was wondering if I missed the follow-up on Grey's Anatomy that would cover Patrick Dempsey's comments about the shower parody.

Answer: Man, I can't slip anything by you guys! Here's that bonus Grey's scoopbit (better late than never): Patrick Dempsey told me that he participated in that riotous spoof for one reason and one reason only: ABC bossman Steve McPherson asked him to do it. "We had no choice," he grumbled. "We had to do it." When I asked him how he felt about it getting leaked onto the Web, he clenched his jaw and harrumphed, "They were supposed to not do that." Um, yikes!