The Riches

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 7

    The Lying King

    Aired 4/29/08

  • S 2 : Ep 6

    Dead Calm

    Aired 4/22/08

  • S 2 : Ep 5

    Trust Never Sleeps

    Aired 4/15/08

  • S 2 : Ep 4

    Slums of Bayou Hills

    Aired 4/8/08

  • S 2 : Ep 3

    Field of Dreams

    Aired 4/1/08

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eddie Izzard

    Wayne Malloy

  • Minnie Driver

    Dahlia Malloy

  • Shannon Woodward

    Dehliah "Di Di" Malloy

  • Noel Fisher

    Cael Malloy

  • Aidan Mitchell

    Sam Malloy

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  • show Description
  • The Riches follows a traveling family of con artists. Dahlia (Minnie Driver), the family's mother, has just completed a 2-year stint in prison. As well as dealing with Dahlia's drug problem, the family begins to question their marginal lifestyle. Along with their three children, they assume the identities of a normal, high-income family. The Riches is produced by FOX Television Studios in association with Maverick Television.

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  • Quotes (71)

    • (About the money) Wayne: (To Dale) You gonna put it in the safe or whipe your ass with it? Dahlia: Be nice, boys. Wayne: Something tells me your daddy never told you the combination. Dale: He told me how to open it Wayne. Wayne: What's the combination Dale? Does it have a two in it? Is it one of those numbers you can count up to? Dale: Outside, outside!

    • Dale: Enough with the damn bell daddy! Let's get something straight. He is the old boss, I am the new boss. That man doesn't take a piss without my help! You look at me when I am talking to you. Wayne: What the hell did you promise Jenny Danngian? Dale: That marriage is good for the whole family. If we can get in bed with the Dannigans, we are in serious kush. It is good for all of us. Wayne: It is not good for me. Dale: I say, she marries him. Wayne: I say you marry him. Dale: I had her Wayne! All up in the ass! Wayne: Who's this Jenny Dannigan? Dale: Your wife! Wayne: Oh? And where did all of this ass-having take place? Dale: In my room. Wayne: Oh, your mama's room? Hey I'll tell ya' where you had it Dale. In your dreams. You lost. I won. Get over it.

    • Hugh: What do you do when you're not pissing on my golf course, Doug? Wayne: I'm a lawyer Hugh. Hugh: Liar, huh? Wayne: Lawyer. Hugh: Isn't that what I just said? (chuckles)

    • Wayne: Life is a river, kid. You gotta go where it takes you.

    • Wayne: (goes up to the microphone) Uh, I just wanted to say something. It hasn't been easy for us wildcats. You know. Some have cried, some have died, some fought the battle, some the spike, broken promises, ungrateful children, a bypass surgery, and a bad dose of a clap.

    • Wayne: Oh, my God. Shannon Farmington. Remember... Shannon: Jimmy. Wayne: Where's Billy Burke? Shannon: Billy and I don't talk anymore. Restraining order. Wayne: Shame. Shannon: It was against me. Wayne: Oh.

    • Dehliah: Who's most likely to get married? Wayne: Uh, Billy Burke and Shannon Firmington. Dehliah: Farmington! Wayne: And Shannon Farmington. It was a three-some.

    • Dahlia: We’re going home. Dehliah: Home? Cael: She means camp. Dehliah: What about Dad? Dahlia: Your dad’s staying here. Dehliah: Well fine, then I'm staying here too. Wayne: Don’t be stupid go with your mother. Dehliah: She doesn’t give a sh*t about me. I’m staying here. If we run into any more trouble, we’ll just find ourselves some more dead buffers. Wayne: Stop it Deedee. Dahlia: (reaching for her arm) Come one baby. Dehliah: No, I said I’m staying. Don’t push me – I know more than you think.

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    Notes (56)

    • Original International Air Dates: United Kingdom: October 1, 2007 on Virgin 1 Australia: December 3, 2007 on Showcase Denmark: February 27, 2008 on TV3+ Israel: March 6, 2008 on YES Stars 2 Czech Republic: June 9, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Featured Music: "How We Operate" by Gomez "Shelter From The Storm" by Bob Dylan "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell "Whip It" by Devo "Jesse's Girl" by Rick Springfield

    • The youngest Malloy, Sam, likes to wear dresses. Thought to be a nod to Eddie Izzard, who is a cross dresser in real life, show-creator Dmitry Lipkin states, "The idea really came even before Eddie came on board." Izzard has confirmed this, though he says that Sam being a straight transvestite was his suggestion.

    • The show was originally titled Low Life, though the name was changed due to creative reasons.

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Lhář, lhář (Liar, Liar)

    • The Malloy house is different from the first episode. Both the external house and the interior sets have been replaced.

    • Original International Air Dates: United Kingdom: October 8, 2007 on Virgin 1 Australia: December 3, 2007 on Showcase Denmark: March 5, 2008 on TV3+ Israel: March 13, 2008 on YES Stars 2 Czech Republic: June 10, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Vzdělání hrůzu nahání (Education Terror Scares)

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    Trivia (8)

    • Goof: Sam Malloy referred to Sulla as the first dictator of Rome, when in fact he was the second to last.

    • Goof: Pete mentions that he was the best man at the Riches' wedding however in the "Pilot" when Dahlia is watching their wedding video it is clearly shown and mentioned that someone named Mike is the best man.

    • Goof: When Cael scolds Dahlia for taking the toolbox out of the trunk, she says that she took it out for Sam's books. But when she puts the books in the trunk (the night before), she took out a box of clothes.

    • The castle that is for sale, to which Sam refers to, is located in Galeway, the only city in the province of Connacht in Ireland.

    • Nitpick: Cael's name is misspelled on Dahlia's phone as "Cal".

    • Trivia: Wayne and Dahlia both have new phones. Wayne has an AT&T BlackBerry 8800, and Dahlia has an Apple iPhone.

    • Nitpick: When Dahlia calls Cael, the name on her iPhone reads "Cal".

    • Trivia: Turd Blossom is George Bush's pet name for Karl Rove. When Doug tells Hugh that Gi Gi might be his campaign manager, but he is his turd blossom, he is implying that he is the political manipulator behind the scenes of the campaign.

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    Allusions (3)

    • Title: The episode's title references Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, Waiting for Godot, which was written in the late 1940s and later published in 1952.

    • Dahlia: Starsky don't need no Hutch. A reference to the television series Starsky and Hutch.

    • Title: A reference to a Walt Disney animated movie, The Lion King.

  • Fan Reviews (74)
  • The Ultimate Movie Review! -- @tss5078

    By Tss50782625, Aug 10, 2014

  • A family of travellers

    By addict666, Dec 16, 2009

  • The american dream can be taken whenever you want.

    By Cenina, Jul 29, 2010

  • Can the American Dream be bought?

    By moonlightenvy, Jan 06, 2009

  • An engaging drama. Though the premise was hard to relate to, the struggle to be more than you are is uplifting. Pair great actors to well-written characters and this was a solid show. It's no Firefly or Journeyman, but I still can't fathom why it was cut.

    By ScooterAK022, Nov 02, 2008

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