Bored to Death

The Case of the Beautiful Blackmailer

Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 10/25/09
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  • Episode Description
  • A married man from New Jersey hires Jonathan to acquire a sex tape being used by a female escort to squeeze money from him. Ray and George tags along with Jonathan to a motel room where she meets the escort.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jason Schwartzman

    Jonathan Ames

  • Ted Danson

    George Christopher

  • Zach Galifianakis

    Ray Hueston

  • Patton Oswalt

    Howard Baker

  • Trieste Dunn


  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The Case of the Beautiful Blackmailer

    By TrueTvWatcher, Mar 10, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • (about the awards events George attends) George: It's the same old boring people going on thirty-five years. Although some die. Some press on. I fall under the press-on category. Jonathan: Pressing on is good. Pressing on is heroic.

    • George: I don't like secrets. I'm the only one who gets to have secrets.

    • Jonathan: Do you really want to know the truth? George: Yes! I do, as long as it's not boring.

    • (George joins Jonathan and Ray on a case) George: This all very insane and illegal, isn't it? Jonathan: Well... Ray: Yes, it is illegal and insane. George: Good. I like insane.

    • Howard: If I get home late, my wife will kill me. I mean, I wear the pants, but she's got the belt, if you know what I mean.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Případ krásné vyděračky (The Case of the Beaufitul Blackmailer)

    • Original International Air Dates: • Latin America: December 27, 2009 on HBO Latinoamerica Este • Czech Republic: April 13, 2010 on HBO • Turkey: June 14, 2010 on e2 • United Kingdom: May 2, 2011 on Sky ATLANTIC/Sky ATLANTIC HD

    • Featured Music: • "End Theme from Tough Guys" by Isaac Hayes • "The Confidence Man" by Big Lazy

    • All of the scenes are shot entirely on location in Queens, New York. The scene where Jonathan meets Mr. Eaton is filmed at Clinton Diner while Citi-Cell is the setting for the P.I. Works spy store. The motel where Sophia and Jonathan meets is the Metro Motel.

    Trivia (2)

    • Big Nose Reference: In the motel room, blackmailer Sophia compliments Jonathan for being more attractive than she thought he'd be. She mentions that she likes 'a man with a big nose.

    • Jonathan Ames' home address is 181 Hamilton St. Brooklyn, New York. He freelances as a writer with Edition New York and has authored one book, I Passed Like Night.

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