The Knights of Prosperity

ABC (ended 2007)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Operation: Romanocorp


  • S 1 : Ep 12

    Operation: Open the Safe


  • S 1 : Ep 11

    Operation: Steal the Safe

    Aired 8/8/07

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    Operation: Rent Money

    Aired 8/8/07

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Operation: Oswald Montecristo

    Aired 2/28/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kevin Michael Richardson

    Rockefeller Butts

  • Donal Logue

    Eugene Gurkin

  • Maz Jobrani

    Gourishanker "Gary" Subramaniam

  • Sofia Vergara

    Esperanza Villalobos

  • Lenny Venito

    Francis "Squatch" Scuacieri

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  • show Description
  • In this comedy from ABC, Eugene Gurkin (Donal Logue) spent years dreaming of quitting his graveyard janitorial job and opening a bar. But like a lot of people, he doesn't have enough money to make his dreams come true. So one night after watching an episode of "E! News", Eugene recruits a group of misfits to help him to carry out a plot to rob the plush celebrity apartment inhabited by Mick Jagger. When a team as special as that one is recruited, some funny things can happen.moreless

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    • Eugene: Dear God, we humbly ask that one of these keys be 18A so that we may more easily rob Mick Jagger. Thanks for your time.

    • Gary: (to Louis) Listen, we're not doing a movie. We're robbing Mick Jagger. Much better for you, you get college credit and you get rich.

    • Eugene: Gentlemen, we have decided to rob Mick Jagger. Now, how are we gonna rob Mick Jagger? Gary: We shoot him in the ass with a tranquilizer dart. The kind they use on bears. He goes down like Leon Spinks, the rest is self-explanatory. Squatch: That is the stupidiest plan I've ever heard.

    • (About Louis' inclusion) Eugene: I don't know about this. Gary: Don't worry. We make him wear your headphones with music blasting loud. He never hear nothing. He do everything we want for free. It is like white slavery.

    • Eugene: Ground rules, The Knights of Prosperity exists only to finance our dreams. Anything above and beyond that, we donate to our favourite charities. Rockefeller: Like Celebrity Poker? Eugene: Precisely

    • (Deciding on the name of their group) Squatch: You got a better idea, Dr Bombay? Gary: Yes I do. The Jedi Council. Squatch: That's not bad. Eugene: Any other ideas, Rockefeller? Rockefeller: Batman?

    • (Setting up a meeting) Eugene: My place. Be there. Rockefeller: Will there be snacks? Eugene: Sure, what do you want? Rockefeller: Cookies.

    • Gary: Do you know what is my favorite part of a woman? Louis: Her Legs? Gary: No Louis : Breast?
      Gary: Noo Louis : Oh, her mind! Gary: (Abruptly) The vagina !! I Love it!! (Awkward Silence moment)

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    Notes (9)

    • Music used in this episode: More Than A Feeling, Boston Bitch, Meredith Brooks

    • Many scenes of the pilot were re-shot.

    • The show was originally scheduled to air in the fall 2006 but it was moved to later in the year.

    • Jeff Goldblum was originally intended to be the potential robbery victim in the series instead of Mick Jagger.

    • Music used in this episode: Shock The Monkey, Peter Gabriel

    • Featured Music: "Every Rose has it's Thorns" by Poison

    • The Knights Of Prosperity theme song picked by Eugene is "Tom Sawyer" by Rush

    • Featured Music: "Didn't We Almost Have it All" by Whitney Houston.

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    Trivia (2)

    • Gary's taxi number is 7C80

    • Ernie Anastos is an actual New York City news reporter, however - 1) He is a news anchor who would not be out reporting from the street, and 2) While most famous for being the New York WABC-7 anchor in the 80s and early 90s (The channel 7 as seen on screen in the clip), he switched to WCBS in the late 90s and is currently news anchor for New York's Fox affiliate WNYW 5. Also the channel 7 logo shown on screen looks nothing at all like any current or past WABC 7 logo.

    Allusions (9)

    • E! News E! News is the E! network's nightly entertainment news show. The program was formerly known as E! News Daily and later E! News Live. The program made its debut on September 1, 1991.

    • The Bridges of Madison County Rockefeller: The Bridges of Madison County? The Bridges of Madison County is a best-selling novel by Robert James Waller which tells the story of a lonely Italian war bride who engages in an adulterous affair with a National Geographic photographer who has come to Madison County, Iowa in order to create a photographic essay on the covered bridges in the area. The Bridges of Madison County is one of the best selling novels in history with more than 60 million copies sold. It was made into a 1995 movie adapted by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Clint Eastwood.

    • Ocean's Eleven Eugene: We are like Ocean's Eleven Ocean's Eleven is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. A remake appeared in 2001, followed by a sequel, Ocean's Twelve, in 2004 staring George Clooney and Brad Pitt. The title of this film is also often presented as Ocean's 11.

    • Taxi Louis: Eh, we are making the sequel to the movie Taxi (...) Taxi is a 2004 American remake of the 1998 Luc Besson-penned French film of the same name, starring Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon and Gisele Bündchen, and directed by Tim Story. A young cop persuades a speedy taxi driver to help in a case involving a gang of beautiful female bank robbers.

    • Jedi Council Gary: The Jedi Council The Jedi High Council is an institution from the Star Wars series of films. The Jedi Council are the strongest members of the Jedi religion and elected to lead the Jedi.

    • Batman Rockefeller Butts: Batman? Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man, and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. He has since become, along with Superman and Spider-Man, one of the world's most recognized superheroes. Batman was co-created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, although only Kane receives official credit for the character. Kevin Michael Richardson, who plays Butts, voices The Joker in the movie The Batman.

    • Pocahontas Squatch: Why didn't you say it, Pocahontas? The reference is to the Native American Pocahontas (1595 – March 21, 1617) who later married and englishman and gained popularity in England. She was also known for her connection to John Smith (of Jamestown), an English sailor and soldier who helped establish Jamestown. Pocahontas, from an array of stories inlcuding the writings of John Smith himself, is said to have saved the life of the Englishman on several occasions.

    • Deal or No Deal Rockefeller Butts: This is like Deal or No Deal. "Deal or No Deal" is a game show on NBC hosted by Howie Mandel. Contestants on the show choose a case from 20 cases at the start and the "banker" tries to force the contestant to take a known amount of money instead of the unknown sum in the chosen case.

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  • Fan Reviews (28)
  • And once again a great show is pulled...

    By Zimmer2002, Mar 14, 2007

  • Group of guys decide to a celebrity in New York

    By spikejessbing, Oct 22, 2008

  • The best show's ever epitaph and little about friendship.

    By mike-kungfull, Aug 09, 2007

  • this show is horrible, I just can't make it through an etire episode.

    By kevinb4444, Aug 09, 2007

  • Inspired by watching the rich excesses of Mick Jagger on reality TV, Eugene Gurkin (Logue) recruits accomplices (an unlikely yet effective gestalt) to help rob the star. Sort of an "'Oceans 11' (etc) meets the characters of Westlake's Dortmunder Gang."

    By jbarafan, Jul 04, 2007

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