Californication

Season 2 Episode 3

No Way to Treat a Lady

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Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Oct 12, 2008 on Showtime
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Charlie wants to help Daisy with her porn career, while Hanks starts writing Lew Ashby's biography. Becca has her first day at a private school, while Karen meets Sonja and Julian again.

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  • Hank visits Lew's house and runs into an old flame.

    8.5
    So many great scenes in this episode. Charlie is really starting to come into his own and his reaction to seeing Daisy sucking the guy's junk was incredible. His interactions with the director were equally as enjoyable.



    Of course we had the usual great sarcasm from Hank is well. Hank Moody rivals Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory as the best sitcom character on TV right now. Both know exactly how to create drama, yet do it in a very funny way.



    Season 2 of this show has been great so far and let's hope things stay this good for the rest.moreless
Judy Greer

Judy Greer

Trixie

Guest Star

Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller

Damien

Guest Star

Colin Malone

Colin Malone

Video Camera Guy

Guest Star

Angus MacFadyen

Angus MacFadyen

Julian Self

Recurring Role

Carla Gallo

Carla Gallo

Daisy

Recurring Role

Callum Keith Rennie

Callum Keith Rennie

Lew Ashby

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Featured Music:
      "Native Call" by Johnny Whitehorse
      "The Day Hell Broke Loose at Sicard Hollow" by Maylene & The Sons of Disaster

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Trixie: You really got under my skin, Hank Moody, just couldn't shake you off. Like I'd be blowing some gross Persian dude at the Whore Seasons and I'd be thinking, "I wonder how Hank's doing."
      Hank: Fuck, that's romantic.

    • Lew: Yesterday, lead singer's girlfriend comes by with all these sprinkles cupcakes and one of those little screamo fags in there pulls out this little plastic knife, cuts one in half, shares it with the other Johnny Cupcake. Elton John going down on George Micheal in a public washroom? Less gay.
      Hank: Well, it would have been more gay if he shoves the cupcake up the other guy's ass and then ate it out of there, but thank you for putting that in my head, you know, because I love me some Elton John.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: January 20, 2009 on HBO
      Sweden: January 26, 2009 on TV4
      Finland: January 26, 2009 on Sub
      Germany: August 5, 2009 on AXN
      Slovakia: December 12, 2011 on JOJ

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

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Charlie: (to Daisy's manager) Let me tell you something, Al Goldstein. Talent runs this town!

      Al Goldstein is a pornographer who founded the magazine Screw and produced a cable TV series called Midnight Blue. Later in his life, Goldstein ran into financial troubles after his production company was forced to declare bankruptcy.

    • Lew: (to Hank) Warren Zevon could sit down and talk twelve-tone theory with, uh, Stravinsky. Half the cockbags who come through here barely play their fuckin' instruments.

      Warren Zevon was a singer and songwriter who was known for his superior intellect and humorous lyrics. Igor Stravinsky was a Russian composer who was one of the early musical influences in Zevon's life.

    • Damien: Yeah, uh, Mrs. Patterson...what, do you have her or something?
      Becca: Third period. But Ethan Frome gave you away.

      Ethan Frome is a 1911 novel by Edith Wharton about a man who falls in love with his wife's younger cousin.

    • Hank: (to Becca) And may the force be with you, my preppy goth princess.

      "May the force be with you" is a famous quote from the Star Wars movie series. The line has been spoken at least once in all of George Lucas' Star Wars films.

    • Porn Actor: (to Daisy, referring to Charlie) What's up, sweetheart? You and, uh, Uncle Fester need a lift?

      Uncle Fester is one of the fictional characters from The Addams Family, a cartoon created by Charles Addams that was later turned into a series of movies and a TV show. Charlie bears a striking resemblance to that character.

    • Hank: Why don't you tell me more about your girl? The one with the house in Beverly Hills. Your Daisy Buchanan.

      Hank is alluding to the character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

    • Hank: (To Becca on her first school day) Whatever you do, don't be another brick in the wall.

      This is a reference to a title of the song Another Brick in the Wall from Pink Floyd's album The Wall.

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