Californication

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  • S 7 : Ep 12

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    Daughter

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  • S 7 : Ep 10

    Dinner With Friends

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  • S 7 : Ep 9

    Faith, Hope, Love

    Aired 6/8/14

  • S 7 : Ep 8

    30 Minutes or Less

    Aired 6/1/14

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Duchovny

    Hank Moody

  • Natascha McElhone

    Karen Van Der Beek

  • Pamela Adlon

    Marcy Ellen Runkle

  • Madeleine Martin

    Rebecca Moody

  • Madeline Zima

    Mia Cross

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  • David Duchovny is the lead in this comedy about a book writer always running into trouble with sex, drugs and women, while struggling to maintain a relationship with his ex-girlfriend and trying to raise his daughter in a less than normal environment for a teenager.

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    • Karen: This is Mia, Bill's daughter, and this is Hank. You two know each other? Hank: No. Mia: Well, I do recognize you. Hank: No. Mia: Yeah, sure I do. Hank: No. Mia: From your book. Your picture is on the back.

    • Mia: What happened to your eye? Karen: Yeah what did happen to your eye, Hank? Hank: Well, you should see the other guy. Mia: I hope she doesn't press charges. Hank: It was not a "she", it was a "he", the other guy. Mia: Right, or whatever I'm off to bed, good night. It was nice to meet you, Hank. Hank: Nice to meet you, too.

    • Mia: Hey, that was really cool what you did tonight, it's nice to see some good old fashion family values in this morally bankrupt city of ours. Hank: That's me, I'm all about the family values.

    • Hank: Now you're giving me that look, right now, look like I fingerbanged your cat.

    • Becca: Father? Hank: Daughter? Becca: Can I ask you something? Hank: Anything, my love. Becca: Why is there a naked lady in your bedroom? Hank: You stay right here. Becca: There's no hair on her vagina. Do you think she's ok? Hank: I'll check.

    • Karen: Well, Bill and I never touched each other till we were dead and buried. Hank: Ok, are you trying to make me throw up now?

    • Becca: Don't yell at him! Karen: I'm not going to yell at him...much.

    • Becca: So, who won that round? Hank: Oh, it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game. Becca: Looks like a fun game. Hank: You think I made her laugh? Becca: Sure. A little. On the inside.

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    Notes (184)

    • For this episode, the show won the 2008 Emmy for "Outstanding Cinematography For A Half-hour Series".

    • Seven advertisers, including Burger King, Finish Dishwashing Liquid, CRC, Cadbury, Flight Center, Ferrit, and the Ministry Of Economic Development, pulled their advertising from the show after this pilot episode aired in New Zealand, mainly due to it's featuring of explicit sex scenes, nudity, teenage drug use and bad language.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: August 27, 2007 on Channel Ten
      Latin America: November 6, 2007 on Warner Channel
      Norway: November 7, 2007 on TV2
      The Netherlands: November 12, 2007 on Comedy Central
      Sweden: January 10, 2008 on TV4
      Denmark: March 2, 2008 on SBS Net
      Finland: March 17, 2008 on Nelonen
      Germany: May 14, 2008 on AXN
      Belgium: September 1, 2008 on 2Be
      Slovakia: September 5, 2011 on JOJ

    • This episode is 33 minutes long.

    • This episode is rated TVMA for nudity, mild violence, graphic language and adult content.

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Pekelná ženská (Hellish Woman)

    • Shannon Mitchell was nominated for the 2008 Eddie Award for "Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television" for this episode.

    • Two more advertisers, Subway and Castrol, joined the seven advertisers who pulled their advertising from the show after the pilot episode with the airing of this episode in New Zealand. There continued to be concern over the explicit nature of the show.

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    Trivia (71)

    • After picking up Becca from the party, Hank and Karen have a glass of wine together. The camera shows Karen pouring herself a glass of wine and then Hank's. The camera switches to Hank and then back to Karen, where she is shown pouring her glass of wine again.

    • The license plate on Hank's Porsche reads "5KZ0475".

    • Featured Music: Rolling Stones - "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (Opening scene) Quantic Soul Orchestra - "Pushin' On" (Outside the movie theather, by the bookstore, when Hank is sleeping with Mia and the girl in the bar) Ive Mendes - "A Beira Mar" (In the bar when Hank is talking to Charlie) Peepin' Tom - "Mojo" (Hank and Karen pick up Becca at the party) My Morning Jacket - "Rocket Man" (Closing scene)

    • The adult DVD that Hank finds during his encounter with the porn actress titled "A Crazy Little Thing Called Anal", is a spoof of the movie based on Hank's book. This reflects the common practice of adult movies using titles of popular movies with a few changed words, e.g. "Very Dirty Dancing".

    • If you refer to "The Blonde" as the blonde porn star who asks Hank about her Body this lady is real life porn star Brooke Banner.

    • Hank's first blog entry Hell-A Magazin Blog Number 1: Hank hates you all. A few things I've learned in my travel through this crazy little thing called life. One: A morning of awkwardness is far better than a night of loneliness. Two: I probably won't go down in history, but I will go down on your sister. And three: While I'm down there it might be nice to see a hint of pubis. I'm not talking about a huge seventies playboy bush or anything, just something that reminds me that I'm performing cunnilingus on an adult. But I guess the larger question is: Why is the city of angels so hellbent on destroying its female population?

    • Featured Music: Robbers on High Street - "Japanese Girls" The Doors - "L.A. Woman (Paul Oakenfold Remix)" (Hank writes his blog) Kenneth James Gibson - "Sarcastically Yours" Tommy Stinson - "Light of Day" (Closing scene)

    • The web address in the email from Dani, www.suicidegirls.com, does actually exist but is subscription based, so the pictures would not be accessible to Charlie unless he is already a member.

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    Allusions (163)

    • Hank: Yellow Submarine? Becca: Pirates. Hank: Again? Yellow Submarine is a 1968 animated movie based on The Beatles' music. The title track to the movie was their 1966 song, Yellow Submarine, and The Beatles released an album with the same name in 1969 as the soundtrack to the film.

    • "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" is a song performed by the English rock band Queen, written by singer Freddie Mercury. While it peaked at number two in the UK, it hit number one on the U.S. charts on February 23, 1980, remaining there for four consecutive weeks. It topped the charts in Australia for six weeks.

    • When Hank's daughter Becca says that she wants to see a pirate movie, she also says that Johnny Depp is hot, she is referring to one of the films of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, that Depp plays the main role, Captain Jack Sparrow.

    • The movie adaptation "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love" to Hank Moody's book stars Hollywood actors Tom and Katie, both supposed to be a couple, so this might be an allusion to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

    • Californication is the title track on the 1999 album by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. As of 2007, it is their most commercially successful album.

    • Hank: (describing how Bill and Karen met) Bill hired Karen to redo his place--this place. And along the way they taught zen and the art of the midlife crisis, and, uh, eventually fell head-over-heels in love. This is a reference to the 1974 Robert Pirsig book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values. The book covers Pirsig's 17-day cross-country motorcycle journey, during which he had numerous discussions about life and philosophy with friends and family.

    • Hank: Let's ask Dani California. "Dani California" is a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, from their album Stadium Arcadium. The song is actually the third and final part of a story that began, appropriately enough, with "Californication". (Part two was "By the Way")

    • The title of this episode refers to The Doors Song L.A. Woman, which is featured in this episode. The spelling also references the fictional magazine that Hank blogs for.

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