Dirty Sexy Money

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 13

    The Bad Guy

    Aired 8/8/09

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    The Unexpected Arrival

    Aired 8/1/09

  • S 2 : Ep 11

    The Convertible

    Aired 7/25/09

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    The Organ Donor

    Aired 12/17/08

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    The Plan

    Aired 12/10/08

  • Cast & Crew
  • Samaire Armstrong

    Juliet Darling (Season 1)

  • William Baldwin

    Patrick Darling

  • Jill Clayburgh

    Letitia Darling

  • Glenn Fitzgerald

    Brian Darling

  • Seth Gabel

    Jeremy Darling

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  • When idealistic attorney Nick George's father dies, he ends up taking his father's clients, the Darlings, led by patriarch Tripp. It's not always easy for Nick handling both legal and sometimes illegal matters. Nick George goes through each episode trying to solve and correct the problems of each of the Darling family members. From fighting siblings to a dishonest husband to dealing with Tripp himself; Nick George certainly has his hands full in Dirty Sexy Money. The hour-long pilot was penned by Craig Wright and will be executive produced by Wright, Bryan Singer, and Greg Berlanti. The pilot is produced by ABC Television Studio in association with Berlanti Television.moreless

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  • Quotes (345)

    • Karen Darling: (to Freddy) Nick used to read me poetry out loud. It was so sweet. Do you remember, Nick? Remember? Nick George: Karen... Karen Darling: I always thought we'd be married, didn't you? Nick George: Karen, I think Freddy... Karen Darling: I did. Instead I married three, well, it's gonna be four other people. It's weird. Weird, isn't it? Life's so weird...

    • Jeremy Darling (about Tripp): He thinks I'm a loser, and he's right. I mean, look at me. I can't even win a yacht without getting arrested. I have the worst life in the world. Nick George: Jeremy. Jeremy Darling: What? I do, Nick... Nick George: Jeremy, shut up. Jeremy Darling: What? Nick George: You have all the money you're ever gonna need. You're never gonna have to work a day in your life. 30,000 people die of starvation every day. Did you know that? Every day. Jeremy Darling: Yeah, but out of 7 billion people... Nick Geroge: Look, the point is that life for most people is a living hell. So your life is not the worst life in the world by any stretch of the imagination, any.

    • Juliet Darling: If am so terrible, Duncan Mcdoorknob, then why did you cast me? Producer: Because your dad's financing the whole production. Juliet Darling: Daddy paid for this? Producer: Of course. You don't think you can act, do you? Haven't you seen the looks on everyone's mugs when you squeak and squawk your way through your lines, you dodgy wee twig? Or are you blind as well? You're a nightmare! Juliet Darling: But daddy said he wasn't gonna do that anymore. I thought I earned this part! Nick George: Juliet, there are lots of ways... Juliet Darling: Oh, I wish I was dead! Nick Geroge: ...to earn the part. What, uh, exactly went wrong here? Producer: She stepped on the stage, that's what went wrong. She couldn't act her way out of a paper bag, mate, let alone a play.

    • Brian Darling: But there are better lawyers than Nick George, who would do a lot more for us for a lot less money, and who wouldn't bring this massive attitude of entitlement to the table. Karen Darling: Nick has never felt entitled to anything. Brian Darling: Karen, you're drunk and in love with him, so shut the hell up.

    • Letitia Darling: Brian, if your father feels that... Brian Darling: We all know how dad feels. He loves Nick George, but he's wrong. Patrick Darling: Since when is loving someone ever wrong? Jeremy Darling: Nick's wet. He's the brother I always wanted. Patrick Darling: Hey... Ignatz! Jeremy Darling: Other brother... Other brother...

    • Letitia Darling (describing one of her children's birthday parties): There were hot air balloon rides, ponies, you know... Typical birthday party.

    • Journalist: (to Jeremy) Are you getting back together with Kylie Minogue?!

    • Nick: You asked Bill Clinton if he wanted to represent the family? Tripp: Took my shot.

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    Notes (62)

    • In the funeral sequence, Ellen Darling (the wife of William Baldwin's character) is portrayed by Kiersten Warren. Later on in the party scene (and subsequent episodes), the part is played by Bellamy Young.

    • Brooke Smith appears briefly as Brian Darling's ex-lover Andrea to pass his son over to him. Smith and Glenn Fitzgerald (who plays Brian) previously starred together in the 2001 film Series 7: The Contenders as ex-lovers.

    • This is the first and the last time Elle Fanning will play the role of Kiki George. Starting episode two, Chloe Moretz will play the character.

    • Original International Air Dates: Italy: January 15, 2008 on FOX Australian: February 11, 2008 on Seven United Kingdom: March 21, 2008 on Channel 4 The Netherlands: March 25, 2008 on NET 5 Denmark: March 29, 2008 on SBS Net Sweden: April 10, 2008 on Kanal 5 Slovakia: July 5, 2009 on JOJ

    • Music From This Episode: Wake Up by Rage Against the Machine Young Folks by Peter Bjorn and John Rich Girl by Hall and Oates

    • This episode reunites Elle Fanning with Peter Krause, last seen together in The Lost Room.

    • The pilot was filmed in New York from 3/14/07 through 3/30/07.

    • The original title for this project was The Darlings.

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    Trivia (27)

    • CBS Evening News former anchor Dan Rather appears in the pilot as a reporter.

    • Nick's Ringtones: Karen - "Pretty Woman" Juliet - "Rich Girl" Jeremy - "Born To Be Wild" Brian - "Hallelujah Chorus"

    • Peter Krause's character, Nick George, has to take his father's clients after his death. The same happened in Six Feet Under, where Peter's character Nate Fisher had to run his father's funeral business after he died.

    • Tripp: (talking to Gustav/Brian Jr. in Swedish) Tog du min dagbok? This means "Did you take my diary?". Tripp: (talking to Gustav/Brian Jr. in Swedish) Är du döv? This means "Are you deaf?".

    • In the beginning of the episode, Nick's caller ring tone for Karen is the "Wedding March". Later in the episode, it was just a regular ring tone.

    • Brian Jr. drew a picture of a large waterfalls and told Lisa that her mother was going to Brazil. The drawing was most probably depicting the Iguazu Falls of the Iguazu river located on the border of Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones. It is vastly larger than North America's Niagara Falls.

    • The combination on the brief case Nick was trying to open was 7-1-2. It was Letitia Darling's birthday.

    • The Italian Banker (title of the episode) is a sexual position which is seen being performed in the sex tape of one of the Darlings. It is also sometimes referred to as The Italian Chandelier. The title also refers to a literal Italian banker, Paolo, who helps Nick with producing the money he needs to bribe the one who holds the sex tape.

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    Allusions (24)

    • Tripp: I considered Johnnie Cochran. Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. was born on October 2, 1937 and died on March 29, 2005. He was an African-American lawyer, perhaps best known for his leadership in the legal defense of O. J. Simpson, charged with murder of his former wife Nicole Simpson.

    • Six Feet Under An indirect reference is made to Six Feet Under when Nick George walks into the church. The minister tells him that he is sorry for his father's passing, which draws a small pause and head tilt from Peter Krause, who played a Funeral Director on Six Feet Under

    • Tripp: But yet I know, wherever I go, That there hath past away a glory from the earth. Tripp's line comes from the second section of English Romantic poet William Wordsworth's "Ode: Intimations of Immortality".

    • Jeremy: He rocks my casbah. Reference to The Clash single Rock the Casbah from their 1982 album Combat Rock.

    • Mei Ling: How come the sponge eats burgers underwater and the buns don't get soggy? Mei Ling was referring to the title character in Nickelodeon's cartoon SpongeBob Squarepants.

    • Brian: Gustav, the world is full of bullies and always will be. You can't live in fear. Brian Jr.: What am I supposed to do? Brian: What do you think? Fight back! Like "David and Goliath". You find a weakness and you take advantage. There's your bible truth for today. This refers to the Bible passage from Samuel 17:1 which accounts the battle between the Philistine giant Goliath and the much smaller Israelite champion David who used a sling and five stones to defeat the behemoth.

    • Brian: What happened to your face? Brian Jr.: A boy hit me. Brian: Did you hit back? Brian Jr.: Jesus says don't hit back. Brian Jr. was referring to a Gospel teaching on how to respond to an aggressor without violence ("turning the other cheek"). It can be found in Matthew 5:38-42 of the "New International Version Bible".

    • Juliet: Let them eat cake. This is a misattributed reference to queen Marie Antoinette's response when she was initially confronted by the poverty of the French people. The actual quote was originally attributed to Maria Theresa of Spain, the wife of Louis XIV.

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  • Fan Reviews (60)
  • Too Late

    By MelchiorVulpius, Dec 23, 2013

  • This was a real guilty pleasure premiere ...

    By Edie70, Oct 04, 2008

  • PLEASE COME BACK!!!!!!!

    By NikoletaZisso, Oct 02, 2011

  • In all the adult soaps this one actually makes sense the title says it all and ABC are a bunch of idiots following the nielson report or whatever who cares about market share the advertisers are insane as well something good and you idiots don't re

    By DonSnyder, Mar 04, 2010

  • What the heck??? I love this show! I have been waiting and waiting for the new season and there isn't going to be one???? Shame on who ever canceled it!!! Bring it back! Bring it back! Bring it back! Donald Sutherland was superb!

    By LindaWood, Feb 06, 2010

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