Californication

Season 3 Episode 5

Slow Happy Boys

2
Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Oct 25, 2009 on Showtime
8.3
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Becca pays Karen a visit in New York for the weekend and Hank is left on his own, until his old friend Mike Zlosowski from Long Island shows up. Together, the two have a great time at Sue Collini's party. In the meantime, the revelation of a secret abruptly interrupts Charlie and Marcy's regained sex life.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Average.

    6.5
    Okay, eventually Californication had to slow down a bit and this was that week. The show has been off the charts this season, but this was not part of the reason why. This was simply a filler episode, nothing more, nothing less. The very concept behind tonight's show (Hank Moody catches up with an old friend) is the definition of what a filler episode looks like.



    Was it funny? Yes. Was Charlie's boss' house with an inordinate number of male reproductive organ machines funny? Sort of, if you're into prop humor, but was anything tonight really that memorable? Not particularly.moreless
Kevin Corrigan

Kevin Corrigan

Mike Zlosowski

Guest Star

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Dickie Collini

Guest Star

Heather Chadwell

Heather Chadwell

Heather

Guest Star

Eva Amurri

Eva Amurri

Jackie

Recurring Role

Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner

Sue Collini

Recurring Role

Carla Gallo

Carla Gallo

Daisy

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Featured Music:
      "Need a Woman" by Chicago Stone Lighting
      "House of Friends" by Tom Sanchez
      "Blue Over You" by Richard Greere
      "Crazy B****" by Buckcherry (At the club)
      "Werewolves of London" by Widespread Panic (Hank and Mike are cruising)
      "Sugar" by Dan Wilson (Closing scenes)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Mike: (to the bartender after motioning for her to come over) Hey look, I made you come with one finger. Can you imagine what I could do with the rest?
      Hank: Jesus Christ, Zlos. That old chestnut? Stand down, Charm School.

    • Hank: I don't get it, Becs. What could possibly be so awful about visiting the woman who pushed you through her magnificent vagina?

    • Hank: [Becca] hasn't been very pleasant lately. Kind of a little shit, actually.
      Karen: Hey, come on. Don't poison the well. I know we're gonna have a great time, she and I. I can feel it.
      Hank: Okus-dokus. I'm just warning you, something post-pubescent and wicked your way comes.

    • Hank: (to Mike whom he picks up at the airport) Where'd that plane come from, 1987? You look exactly the same! And that smell! What is that booze, cigarettes and Drakkar Noir? It takes me right back!

    • Daisy: I've been making the rounds, informing my partners of the various STDs I've contracted. Nothing crazy, mind you. Nothing life-threatening or anything like that. But you might want to get to your doctor and have him whip up some kind of cocktail. Help fight it off. 'Cause let me tell you, this is some really pernicious shit. My vagina looks like downtown Baghdad right now. Charlie, are you okay?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: February 2, 2010 on HBO
      Sweden: May 24, 2010 on TV400
      Latin America: August 09, 2010 on Warner Channel
      Germany: September 1, 2010 on AXN
      Finland: October 11, 2010 on Nelonen

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

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Mike: I haven't seen you cry since Thurman Munson died.
      Hank: You gotta bring up Thurman Munson? You fucking asshole.

      Thurman Munson was the catcher for the New York Yankees from 1969 to 1979. On August 2, 1979, he died after crashing the airplane he was piloting.

    • Sue: (to Marcy, referring to her husband) He is, however, a master of the oral arts. You oughta try 'em some time, honey.
      Marcy: There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home.

      Marcy's quote comes from the the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Judy Garland's character, Dorothy, repeats the phrase "there's no place like home" to transport herself back home to Kansas.

    • Mike: (to Hank) I'm gonna go talk to her. Maybe she's warm for my form, maybe not, but you know, I'm no Marky Mark but I'm goin' down swingin' tonight.

      This is a reference to Mark Wahlberg, who was known as Marky Mark when he was in the hip-hop band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch early in his career. Mike is referring to Wahlberg's good looks and popularity with women.

    • Hank: (to Becca) You're gonna be steppin' off that plane into a Woody Allen film. And not recent Woody Allen, old Woody Allen, Annie Hall, Manhattan Woody Allen.

      Woody Allen is a well known movie director who often acts in his own films. Many critics consider his 1977 romantic comedy, Annie Hall, one of his best movies.

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