Season 1 Episode 9

Filthy Lucre

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Oct 08, 2007 on Showtime



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Hank: And I think this is where we should part company. I think I see a cab with my name on it.
      Bill: Don't be ridiculous.
      Hank: No, ah, Bill, it's just a figure of speech, there's really not a cab with my name on it.

    • Charlie: Get yourself a new car!
      Hank: I don't want a new car, I like me old's got character.
      Charlie: Yeah well, if by character you mean it's got lady juice in every nook and cranny of the upholstery, then yes, you're absolutely right.
      Hank: That explains a lot, actually.

    • Becca: (referring to Hank's new car) Wow, it's even more phallic than the last one!

    • Hank: I suggest that you brew one of your specialty teas...
      Karen: Oh really.
      Hank: ... settle into a backbreaking piece of modern furniture, and curl up with your favorite author.
      Karen: Alright, Martin Amis, or a Virginia Woolf or a Charles Bukowski.
      Hank: Imposters, all.

    • Mia: Hi, Bill.
      Bill: "Dad" or "daddy," please.

    • Becca: Father?
      Hank: Offspring?
      Becca: That was a nice guitar.
      Hank: Yes. Sometimes, it's best not to get involved in the affairs of others.
      Becca: That's interesting, coming from the most intrusive man I know.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Špinavý kšeft (Dirty Business)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 22, 2007 on Channel Ten
      Norway: January 2, 2008 on TV2
      Latin America: February 26, 2008 on Warner Channel
      Sweden: March 6, 2008 on TV4
      Denmark: April 27, 2008 on SBS Net
      Finland: May 12, 2008 on Nelonen
      Germany: July 9, 2008 on AXN
      Belgium: October 27, 2008 on 2BE
      Slovakia: October 31, 2011 on JOJ

    • This episode is rated TV-MA for graphic language and adult content.

  • Allusions

    • Hank: (to Karen and Bill) Hey, hey, I don't wanna get your hopes up, guys, but you keep rolling this way with the marital discord and I see you across from Oprah on the big yellow couch, fingers crossed.

      This is a reference to The Oprah Winfrey Show, which debuted in 1986. The show, hosted by Oprah Winfrey, is America's longest-running daytime talk show.

    • Hank: It's a's a short novel, more like a novella. It's a modern day answer to Lolita, really.

      Lolita is a novel by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov that was published in 1955. The book's main character, Humbert Humbert, is a middle aged man who develops a relationship with a twelve year-old girl.

    • When Charlie catches Marcy with Dani she mentions that they watched Bound. The main characters of Bound are a lesbian couple who try to steal money from the mafia.

    • Charlie: By the time I get through spinning nobody will be able to tell whether it's a piece of shit or a heartbreaking work of staggering genius.

      Referencing the memoir released in 2000 by Dave Eggers entitled A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius. The book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and reached number one on the New York Times best sellers list.

    • J. R. R. Tolkien

      Hank refers to Bill as "Bilbo Baggins", the lead character in Tolkien's The Hobbit, and who also appears in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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