Californication

Season 1 Episode 5

LOL

2
Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Sep 10, 2007 on Showtime

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  • Trivia

    • When Hank and Karen are talking by the pool at night, Hank's position is inconsistent as the camera angle changes. In several shots when the camera is behind him, Hank's head it tilted to his right, but when the camera is in front of him, he is sitting upright.

    • Featured Music:
      Marsmobil - "Reversed Mantra"
      Mark McAdam - "While You Wait"
      Harvey Danger - "Little Round Mirrors"
      Bob Dylan - "If You See Her, Say Hello" (Closing scene)

  • Quotes

    • Meredith: You know if you spent less time focusing on other people's flaws, you might actually notice you've got a couple of your own.
      Charlie: Speaking of flaws - Dodgers game. Friday night?
      Hank: I didn't say that I didn't.
      Meredith: Great. You wanna hear some?
      Hank: It seems like you want to tell me.
      Meredith: Yeah, I do. You drink too much, write too little and the only exercise you get is in the bedroom. You love women but you hate yourself so that any woman who actually really does like you is ultimately deemed a fool. And seeing as that woman could be pretty much anyone, this one is saying goodbye.

    • Hank: (To Meredith) Try not to forget all the times I brought you to fruition. 33 to be exact.

    • Hank: (To Meredith) Hey. You know, it's not fair to say BRB and then never actually BRB.

    • Hank: "B" to the "I" to the double "L". What's up, my nig nog?
      Bill: I need to talk to you.
      Hank: Well, you should have called. I wouldn't have answered, but you could've left a message, which I would have quickly erased.
      Bill: Uh, yeah, this isn't something I would choose to discuss over the phone. This is about Mia.
      Hank: Oh.

    • Henry Rollins: What's your latest obsession?
      Hank: Just the fact that people seem to be getting dumber and dumber. You know, I mean we have all this amazing technology and yet computers have turned into basically four figure wank machines. The internet was supposed to set us free, democratize us, but all it's really given us is Howard Dean's aborted candidacy and 24 hour a day access to kiddie porn. People...they don't write anymore - they blog. Instead of talking, they text, no punctuation, no grammar: LOL this and LMFAO that. You know, it just seems to me it's just a bunch of stupid people pseudo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people at a proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the King's English.
      Henry Rollins: Yet you're part of the problem, I mean you're out there blogging with the best of them.
      Hank: Hence my self-loathing.

    • Hank: I love women. I have all their albums.

    • (After Marcy shoves her finger in Charlie's rear end)
      Charlie: Whoa, what the f*** are you doing back there?
      Marcy: What, you don't like that?
      Charlie: No! I just...you can't just send probes in an unexplored territory without an advance warning, you know what I'm saying.

    • (To Bill in a preacher outfit)
      Hank: Wow...you are checking out my package?! You don't wanna...s**k my c**k, do you?!
      Bill: Do you want me to s**k your c**k?
      Hank: Do you want me...to want you...to s**k my c**k?

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: September 24, 2007 on Channel Ten
      Latin America: December 4, 2007 on Warner Channel
      Norway: December 5, 2007 on TV2
      Sweden: February 7, 2008 on TV4
      Denmark: March 30, 2008 on SBS Net
      Finland: April 14, 2008 on Nelonen
      Germany: June 11, 2008 on AXN
      Belgium: September 29, 2008 on 2BE
      Slovakia: October 3, 2011 on JOJ

    • This episode is rated TVMA for mild violence, brief nudity, graphic language and adult content.

  • Allusions

    • Becca: (to Hank): Keats' La Belle Dame Sans Merci? Is that the best you can do, dad?

      La Belle Dame Sans Merci is a poem written by John Keats, an English poet, in 1819. It describes the meeting of a knight and a woman, neither of whom are named in the poem.

    • Hank: (on the radio) I want to get on Oprah's book club. You know, I want that sticker from the book club. I wanna get on that show and I wanna ask her about that scene in Beloved where she squats and pees...how many takes did she do, was she method?

      Beloved is a 1998 movie based on a 1987 novel by Toni Morrison. The movie, which involves former slaves after the end of the Civil War, starred Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover.

    • Becca: Mother, rock...fashion. It's all one world.
      Karen: Okay, Avril.

      This is a reference to Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne. Her first album, Let Go, was released in 2002.

    • Mia: (to Hank, referring to her teacher) Does he have carnal knowledge?

      Carnal Knowledge is a 1971 movie starring Jack Nicholson. The movie tells the story of the relationships of the two main characters over several decades.

    • All of Hank's books (God Hates Us All, Seasons in the Abyss, South of Heaven) are named after records from the metal band Slayer.

    • The episode's title "LOL" is online chat slang for "Laughing Out Loud".

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