Season 2 Episode 11

Blue Balls Lagoon

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Aug 14, 2005 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Vince prepares to celebrate Mandy's birthday. Shauna is upset over a press leak. Drama starts work on a Movie of the Week with Brooke Shields.

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  • Review

    Vince prepares to celebrate Mandy's birthday. Shauna is upset over a press leak. Drama starts work on a Movie of the Week with Brooke Shields. The painting storyline was pretty boring, not exciting to watch there. This epsiode was a lot of dating stuff. Eric goes out on a date with Sloane and Vince and Mandy get yelled at for there interactions outside of aquaman which has leaked to the press. Aquaman has just become a thing in the background, which I like and I dont like. The comdy is all still there - maybe I should start looking at the show as the random comedy show instead of waitingfor the storyline to move ahead more then it is. Only a couple of episodes of a mixed (good and bad) season 2 left, hopefully it endson a good ntoe.moreless
  • Looks like keeping the coolness up is not as easy as you'd think.

    I actually skipped parts of this episode because really, it's been done already. I am getting sick and tired of seeing Johnny's attempts at becoming famous. I get it. He's not going to be able to do, well, anything anymore. And the whole Viking Quest obsession, I know what Johnny is like. We all do. Time to add a new ingredient to the Drama mix.

    Then there's Ari using his wife for his own benefits, and hating E for going behind his back. Or Eric with his twenty thousand women. It's getting booooooooooring.

    Ah well, Ari's homosexual assistant makes the episode decent, at best.moreless
Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields

Guest Star

Timothy Busfield

Timothy Busfield

Timothy Busfield

Guest Star

Patrick Hancock

Patrick Hancock

Wardrobe Designer

Guest Star

Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell


Recurring Role

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle Chriqui


Recurring Role

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (28)

    • Ari: I'm not in the art game for the profits, I'm in it for the love of the work.

    • Lloyd: (to E carrying back a painting) Looking for an exchange.
      Eric: Something like that.
      Lloyd: I smell trouble.

    • Vince: You look good.
      Mandy: Really? I just got out of the gym.
      Vince: You still look good.

    • Ari: (to E, about Vince) When he goes out, I want you and the retards to go with him.

    • Ari: (to E) What did you and Terrence talk about anyways?
      Eric: Oh, he offered me your job. I turned him down because your office is too small.

    • Terrence: There are no boundries, just possibilities.

    • Drama: (thoughts on going to Napa for the weekend) Hey, maybe I'll bring Brooke. Get to know her, so that we feel comfortable for the love scene.

    • Ari: It's a jerk-off meeting! My six year-old could get that meeting!
      Eric: Yeah, your six-year-old probably could have painted this shit too!

    • Eric: So, your dad is pretty good with a gun.
      Sloan: You should see him with a crossbow.
      Eric: Are you serious?
      Sloan: He's great with all weapons, and he's even better with his bare hands.
      Eric: Was he on the boxing team at Oxford?
      Sloan: Oxford? No. You've got the wrong idea about my father. He didn't even finish high school.
      Eric: Really? He just seems so polished.
      Sloan: You don't have to be afraid of him.
      Eric: Oh I know. I mean, why would I be afraid of a bare-knuckle brawler who's proficient in all weapons?

    • (Ari has just given Vince the painting off his office wall)
      Ari: Lloyd. You were an Art History major at Sarah Lawrence College, right?
      Lloyd: Yes I was.
      Ari: Then you know how to pull this down off the wall. Grab it and put it down in Vinnie's car.

    • Vince: (as E and Sloan walk into the club) Well, look what we have here.
      Turtle: We were about to start hanging signs on trees.
      Drama: Yeah, "Miniature Irish Setter. Answers to the name of E."

    • Brooke Shields: (upset, to the director and referring to Drama) He's hard.

    • Ari: (to Eric referring to the meeting that Terrance agreed to set up for Vince with Tarantino) Tarantino is probably holed up in a Vegas penthouse with half a dozen Thai hookers writing his next script which no one has seen. (talking loudly) I mean, for all we know, he's probably writing about Wu Tzu Chi, the lesbian empress of the Ming dynasty! You want Vince to play a dictator dyke

    • Ari: I'm not in the art game for the profits. I'm in it for the love of the work.
      Eric: (laughs, sits down) I know it's a fake, Ari. Cut the bullsh*t.
      Ari: (scoffs) It's a fake? So, I'm giving out fake paintings? Do you want to see the certificate of authenticity?
      Eric: Yeah, I do.
      Ari: (pauses) Define the term fake, Eric.

    • Sloan: All I can tell you is that in the year that I was out of town, Vince slept with almost all of my friends. And he never told any one of them he was in love, so maybe he is. (referring to Vince's relationship with Mandy)
      Eric: Yeah, well I don't know why he's lying to me.
      Sloan: Guys lie to their friends and tell them that they're not in love. They don't usually lie and tell them they are. That lie they save for the girls.

    • Drama: Do you know what time it is?
      Brooke Shields: Oh, sorry, no watch.
      Drama: Yeah, I noticed you don't wear any jewelry.
      Brooke Shields: No, I never really have.
      Drama: Yeah, me neither. No watch, no bracelet, no ring.

    • Mandy: (to Vince) No kiss, no kiss. I just got an earful from my publicist.
      Vince: You too, huh?
      Eric: Good. Let's keep you guys separated.
      Mandy: Ah, you must be E.

    • Shauna: No cameras! A "Page Six" rumor is one thing. Cover of "US Weekly" quite another.
      Eric: We get it. Jesus!
      Ari: Do you get it, E? When he goes out, I want you and the retards to be with him.
      Shauna: If anyone tries to take a picture of you, you go f*cking Sean Penn on them.

    • Ari: The last thing we need is the soccer moms in the fly-over states thinking that Aquaman is a homewrecker.

    • Drama: Yeah, Vince, let's do a Tarantino movie. He could revive me like he did for Travolta.
      Turtle: Be more like reviving Freddie Boom Boom Washington.

    • Drama: (on the range with Terrance after he hits the clay target and referring to what Terrance will do to E once he learns that E is seeing Sloan) I can already see E hanging in the den next to the elk.

    • Vince: (referring to Mandy) Tomorrow's her birthday so I've got to do something special.
      Eric: It's been 24 hours. I think flowers will do.
      Drama: You should have started dating her next week, bro. You could've saved yourself some coin. I remember I broke up with Stacy Laruzo a week before Valentine's Day. I got back with her a week after. No chocolates. No roses.
      Eric: No class.

    • Turtle: You're doing a couple of scenes on an M.O.W. It ain't fate and you ain't banging Brooke Shields.
      Drama: The on-set romance is a time-honored Hollywood tradition, Turtle. Wake up!
      Turtle: Ain't she married?
      Drama: (scoffs) Yeah, to a writer. I mean, come on. Me or a writer?

    • Turtle: (referring to the script he's reading with Drama) It says we're supposed to hug. I ain't hugging you. (backs away from Drama)
      Drama: Don't be a wiseass, Turtle. Just read the lines like Brooke would.

    • Shauna: (to Vince, about Mandy) No fingerbanging her courtside at the Lakers game.

    • Drama: In the comforting scene, I thought that a little kiss might add a some pathos.
      Brooke Shields: Kiss?
      Drama: Yeah nothing crazy, more in love than lust.
      Brooke Shields: You're playing my brother.

    • Drama: First up, the North Hollywood Paintball Tournament M.V.P. three years running!
      Turtle: Whose whole family's of Sicilian ancestry?
      E: Your grandmother ran numbers out of a deli, Turtle. You're far from a made man.

    • Drama: You know Brooke Shields was the first girl I ever seriously jerked off to.
      Turtle: That's romantic, Drama. You should tell her.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Brooke Shields, who appears in this episode as herself, is married to writer Chris Henchy. Henchy wrote two Entourage episodes in season two, "Neighbors" and "An Offer Refused."

    • Location Credits:

      "Lunch with Mandy"
      Jerry's Famous Deli
      8701 Beverly Blvd.
      West Hollywood, California 90048

      "Sloan and Eric have dinner."
      8474 Melrose Ave.
      West Hollywood, CA 90069

      "Vince, Turtle and Drama eat pizza."
      Mulberry Street Pizza
      240 South Beverly Drive
      Beverly Hills, CA 90212

      "Mandy celebrates her birthday with the boys."
      Geisha House
      6633 Hollywood Blvd.
      Hollywood, CA 90028

    • Music Credits

      "Que Onda Guero" by Beck
      "At the Mall" by Jesika Quynn
      "Bullet and Target" by Citizen Cope
      "10 Dollar" by M.I.A.
      "I Changed My Mind" by Lyrics Born


    • Paul Giamatti is cited for having been "fired" in Frasier. This has been confirmed in several interviews from the actor, his character in the show having been cut before any actual airing.

    • The title of this episode Blue Balls Lagoon, with special guest star Brooke Shields, is an allusion to the 1980 Brooke Shields movie The Blue Lagoon.

    • Ari: I paid for it with Eva Longoria's commission. That's how I roll.

      Eva Longoria stars as the character "Gabrielle Solis" on the television show Desperate Housewives. Ari was referring to the contract renewal that she had just signed at some point prior to the shooting of this episode.

    • Mandy: (To Drama ) I was actually fired from a TV show that will remain nameless.
      Vince: Roswell?

      Roswell was a TV series on The WB and UPN.

    • Shauna: And anyone tries to take a picture pull a Sean Penn on them.

      Shauna is telling Eric to protect Vince from the paparazzi. Sean Penn was known for attacking photographers when he was married to Madonna.

    • Ari: They don't want you pulling an Angelina Jolie.

      The studio is concerned that Vince will be blamed for breaking up Mandy's engagement. Angelina Jolie is blamed in the tabloids for breaking up the marriage of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. Angelina and Brad's supposed relationship started while filming the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

    • Vince: You gave me a juice maker for Queen's Boulevard. We must be moving up.
      Ari: Like the goddamn Jefferson's.

      The Jeffersons was a TV show, whose theme song was "(We're) Movin' On Up."