Some of the New York film locations mentioned in the episode are the Gowanus Canal, Brighton Beach, Red Hook, DUMBO, Coney Island, Park Slope, and Bay Ridge.
Jonathan Ames: Being a private detective is a chance to be brave. And getting in the ring is a chance to be brave. To test yourself. To feel alive.
Jonathan Ames: (at Smooch Cafe) There's all these mothers here, because in Brooklyn, women are very fertile. And there's lots of babies and strollers everywhere.
Jonathan Ames: (touring Fort Greene Park) The Williamsburgh Bank Building looms over this park. And I-- I called it once the most phallic building in the world.
Jason Schwartzman: I've always loved the private detective character. I always thought they were the coolest. And a lot of my favorite movies have private detectives in them. The ultimate one to me is Stolen Kisses, which is a Truffaut film.
Jonathan Ames: In the world of the show, we filmed all over Brooklyn. And we don't really obey the laws of the map. It's all one big mad neighborhood.
Original International Air Dates:
• Latin America: December 14, 2009 on HBO Latinoamerica Este.
"Thank You" End Credits: Tammy Grella, Ben Guinta, Anjali Malhotra, Sandra Scott
As Jonathan talks about New York's DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass), he mentions wishing "there was a building elephant." Ames is referring to the fictional character from the classic Disney animated film Dumbo about an elephant who uses his huge ears to fly.