Bored to Death

The Case of the Stolen Skateboard

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 10/11/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Jonathan is hired to reclaim a kid's stolen skateboard from the neighborhood bully while Ray helps out a lesbian couple who wants to start a new family. George tries to woo a young publicist at the opening of a new restaurant in Brooklyn.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tracey Baird

  • Rick Butler

  • Vanja Cernjul

  • Alan Taylor

  • Mark A. Baker

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • The Case of the Stolen Skateboard

    By TrueTvWatcher, Mar 10, 2013

  • hope this isn't the beginning of the end

    By atlaffinity, Oct 19, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Jonathan: Where's Ray? Leah: He's in the bathroom masturbating. Jonathan: What? Ray: I'm almost done. Just three more tugs.

    • Leah: Her name's Allison. She's a radical vegan. Lisa: I know a lot of radical vegans. She must be really lonely.

    • Jonathan: In my heart, I'm a vegan. In my mouth, I lack discipline.

    • Jonathan: I'll call you back. Is that okay? Caroline: Alright, sweetheart. Don't be a stranger. You know that all of my writers are like my husbands.

    • George: Lately, I've been going nuts over women's arms. Actually, the arm... pit. I just love it. It's this... other secret place to burrow into. But you don't have to slide far down the bed to get to it. Maybe it's laziness, I don't-- I don't know.

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    Notes (7)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Případ ukradeného skateboardu (The Case of the Stolen Skateboard)

    • Original International Air Dates: • Latin America: December 13, 2009 on HBO Latinoamerica Este • Czech Republic: April 6, 2010 on HBO • Turkey: May 31, 2010 on e2 • United Kingdom: April 18, 2011 on Sky ATLANTIC/Sky ATLANTIC HD

    • Bebe Neuwirth (Caroline) and Ted Danson (George) were both series regulars in the '80s sitcom Cheers. Parker Posey (Allison) and Heather Burns (Leah) previously worked together in the 1998 romantic comedy set in New York, You've Got Mail.

    • Show creator Jonathan Ames got the idea of the characters Jonathan and Allison doing stretching exercises at Allison's apartment from his actual experience of doing yoga moves with Parker Posey (who played Allison) at the lobby of the building where she lives.

    • Location Credits: • Downtown Association - George and Jonathan meet up • Pearl Skate Park, 1st St. b/w Hoyt & Bond Sts, Carroll St. Bridge - Jonathan asks around about Francisco from skateboarders and kid • Continental Army Plaza - Francisco skates with friends • Greenpoint Coffeehouse - Jonathan and George attend restaurant opening

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    Trivia (1)

    • Big Nose Reference: As Jonathan tries to retrieve the stolen skateboard from Francisco, the punk kid teases him on having a big nose.

    Allusions (2)

    • Ray: Goodbye, Picasso. Ray, wearing a striped shirt similar to the one Spanish artist Pablo Picasso is known to have worn, hands his cup of sperm to Michelle and Lisa, who wish for an "artistic" baby.

    • Ray: All that jizz! When he put the cup of sperm on the table, Ray was making a play on the song "All That Jazz" from the musical Chicago.

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