American Horror Story

Season 1 Episode 8

Rubber Man

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 23, 2011 on FX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Moira: That's what men do--they make you think you're crazy so that they can have their fun.

    • Marcy: Oh lord. Moira, how about a calming cup of tea for Mrs. Harmon?
      Vivien: Don't patronize me, Marcy. In fact, there is someone who wants my husband, who wants my life.
      Marcy: You know, cousin Helen went paranoid when she was pregnant with her second. She imagined the stuffed animals in the nursery dancing to some dreadful African drumbeat. She thought they were enacting voodoo on her. We got her hormones straightened out, and she was right back on the happy track in no time.

    • Peggy: Look, Pat's obviously got some interests that he doesn't feel free sharing with you.
      Chad: Ugh!
      Peggy: Now, if you don't want to end up sharing him, then you need to make a preemptive strike.
      Chad: What do you mean?
      Peggy: I mean you have to fight. Pat's a great guy, Chad, worth fighting for. And if that means you have to fight with a cat-o'-nine-tails and some titty clamps, then brother, you better gear up.

    • Chad: Why are you being such an asshole? This turns you on. I know it does.
      Patrick: Seriously, Chad, depressing sex is even more depressing when you try so hard.

    • Marcy: I wasn't here when he came back to visit. Did you tell him your ghost story? Maybe he laughed and you bit the man's head off.
      Vivien: Excuse me, Marcy. I'm not crazy, I'm just pregnant.

    • Moira: You want them to find you?
      Tate: I'm open to suggestions.
      Moira: I think you should get over your compulsive need to please the ladies of this house.
      Tate: I think I have mommy issues. You know a good therapist?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Patrick: Take it off, so we can watch Rachel Zoe without me without me worrying about you passing off.
      Referencing Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig, aka Rachel Zoe, and her Bravo reality series, The Rachel Zoe Project. Rachel is a fashion stylist and the show documents her business and personal life.

    • Hayden: "Adieu, nightingale. Thy plaintive anthem fades."
      Referencing the poem "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats, written in May 1819 and first published in Annals of the Fine Arts in July of that year. Hayden misquotes it slightly, as the actual line is, "Adieu! adieu! thy plaintive anthem fades."