The Playboy Club

A Matter of Simple Duplicity

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 10/3/11
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  • Episode Description
  • Nick begins to work his way into the election race. His manager Sean arranges for him to become friends with a socialite Frances Dunhill. But there are problems when a new Bunny, Doris, is hired by Carol-Lynne seems to be more than she appears. Maureen decides that it's better to keep potential enemies close instead of far away by being friendly with mobster John Bianchi.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Amber Heard

    Bunny Maureen

  • Eddie Cibrian

    Nick Dalton

  • Laura Benanti

    Bunny Mother Carol-Lynne Cunningham

  • Naturi Naughton

    Bunny Brenda

  • Jenna Dewan

    Bunny Janie

  • Photos (4)
  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Nick hires Lisa's "husband" to be his new campaign manager. Nick is soon set up with an attaractive socialite to make him more appealing to voters. Meanwhile, due to club business picking up, Carol-Lynne decides to hire a new bunny. What could happen?

    By meathead704, Oct 06, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Stan Jacobi: (on her assignment) Ok, you got two days and that's it.
      Doris: Two days..are you kidding me? I am working my tail off. Pun intended.

    • Maureen: (standing where Bruno Biachi died) Nick Dalton thinks your dangerous.
      John Bianchi: People in the right circumstances; everybody's dangerous.
      Maureen: (pauses) Like me?
      John Bianchi: Beautiful women are the most dangerous thing in the world.

    • Nick: (revealing his true political ambitions) When I'm the mayor of Chicago, I won't have my hand in your pocket.

    • Carol-Lynne: (to Nick on his new "relationship") If it's what you need to win, I would never stand in your way.

    Notes (3)

    • Songs: It's My Party (Leslie Gore) performed by Colbie Caillat.

    • On it's first showing, the episode garnered 3.47 million viewers.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 3, 2011 on Citytv

    Trivia (2)

    • Date: October 2nd-5th, 1961

    • Frances hands Nick a donation check for $50,000. With inflation taken into effect, that would be the equivelent of $352,000 in 2010.

    Allusions (2)

    • YANKEES WIN ON HOMERS 2-0: During the Bunny meeting about Doris being an undercover reporter, Brenda is holding a newspaper with this headline. The headline is referring to game one of the 1961 World Series.

    • Undercover Bunny: The character of Doris (Carrie Coon) is based on real life Bunny, undercover reporter and feminist Gloria Steinem. In 1963, Steinem went undercover at the New York Playboy Club and wrote an article on her experience for Show magazine.

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