Season 2 Episode 4

The Raw & the Cooked

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Oct 19, 2008 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • Featured Music:
      "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd (Hank plays Guitar Hero III)
      "The Apple" by Lady Sa ()
      "Heavy Metal Lady" by Lions (Damien and Becca play Guitar Hero III)
      "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd (Closing scene)

  • Quotes

    • Julian: There was only one guy, according to Sonja. And, um, you know, she was lonely, he was there, you needed a little positive reinforcement, didn't you? And, he gave you that. So there is nothing to be ashamed of, we all do it. The point is to rise above it and to love ourselves.
      Marcy: Totally, totally, totally.
      Hank: You just come up with that shit, or do you have cue cards written somewhere?

    • Julian: You should come to, uh, one of my workshops, free of charge.
      Hank: You do workshops now? I am down with that s***.
      Julian: See what it's about, maybe it'll help you with your working.
      Hank: When you extract the artist within, does he cut you a check, too?

    • Karen: We're having a dinner party, so why don't you focus on the patio.
      Hank: God, when you say it out loud like that, it sounds awful. Is it too late to call off?
      Karen: Stop it, it's going to be fun, right?
      Hank: Really? Cause I think it's going to be like having a Q-tip jammed up my urethra...for three hours, without lube. Which could be fun, if you do it to me. Wanna?

    • Becca: (saying Grace at the dinner table) I would like to thank the Lord below, for giving me the strength to make it through this dinner. Praise, hail, Satan.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: January 27, 2009 on HBO
      Finland: February 2, 2009 on Nelonen
      Sweden: February 2, 2009 on TV4
      Germany: August 12, 2009 on AXN
      Slovakia: December 19, 2011 on JOJ

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

  • Allusions

    • Hank: (to Karen, referring to the situation with Julian) Now it's like Jaws 3, it's personal.

      Jaws 3 is a thriller film released in 1983 as part of the Jaws movie series about killer sharks. The next movie in the series, Jaws: The Revenge, released in 1987, was actually the film that used the tagline "This Time It's Personal."

    • Julian: I think that woman who indulges herself sexually should be celebrated and not condemned.
      Hank: Hey, chapter seven, let a ho be a ho, right?

      This is a reference to the song "Let a Ho Be a Ho" by the Geto Boys, a hip-hop group from Houston. The song was the eighth track on their second album, Grip It! On That Other Level, which was released in 1989.

    • Julian: Well, it's all well and good to indulge your children, but uh, to endorse a point of view that profanes every sacricent concept in our culture is wrong, no?
      Hank: Okay, I think it's time to put Sir Walter Raleigh back in the can.

      Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) was an English writer and poet. Although his poetry is not particularly well known, he typically wrote in a simple, straightforward manner, sometimes commenting on the political and social culture of the era.

    • Mia: (to Sonja, referring to Julian) Or maybe he's just not that into you.

      This is a reference to the 2004 self-improvement book He's Just Not That into You, written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. The authors' inspiration for the book came from a line in the TV show Sex and the City. A movie version of the book was released in 2009.

    • Hank: (to Charlie and Marcy) You guys are f***in' retarded, you're worse then Sid and Nancy.

      Sid and Nancy is a 1986 movie with Gary Oldman playing the role of Sid Vicious, the bassist for the Sex Pistols, and Chloe Webb playing Nancy Spungen, his girlfriend. The movie focuses on their relationship, which was filled with sex and drugs.