Season 1 Episode 6

Busey and the Beach

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Aug 22, 2004 on HBO
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Episode Summary

The boys begin their day at Ari's office. They pair off: Drama prepares to meet his potential new agent and drags Turtle with him while Eric & Vince attend a special meeting. The "meeting" is basically an ego-booster for Vince where a roomful of agents try to entice him with potential projects. Drama discovers that his situation is an entirely different story when he finds his new agent answering his own phone in a cubicle. When he explains that it's going to be hard to find new jobs, an angered Drama storms out with some, ummm, dramatic parting words.

Later, the boys attend Gary Busey's art opening where they bump into aspiring agent Josh Weinstein. They leave the opening with an invitation to a hot beach party and go out with a bang, thanks to Turtle. Emily lets Ari know that he should be a little nervous about the whole situation.

At the beach party, a dejected Drama meets another old actor friend who is a waiter for a catering company. Turtle confronts Gary Busey with some interesting results. When Eric lets Ari know about their disapproval, Ari leaves his kid's birthday party to have an honest conversation with the pair. After things are settled, Ari lets Drama in on some somewhat surprising news.moreless

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  • Review

    I think that this was the best episode of Entourage yet, with Drama and Ari having some explosive scenes that really showed the best side of each of there characters. I liked how drama stood up for himself in the first coupld of minutes of the episode, not taking the "lets get you back into the game" comment very well from the guy who Ari sent to help him out. In the end the guy hooked him up, but the scene with Drama was still really good. Ari stole the show in this episode though - with the best scene so far in the entire series. Getting notified that he was going to lose a client, he proceeds to crash a party from the guy who is going to take them and then get his clinet back - all with a great use in his language and posture. Without a doubt one of the best scenes in HBO television histroy, but the entire episode was really good from start to finish.moreless
  • This is such a classic episode, Ari's rant is amazing.

    This is a great episode if only for the fact that Jeremy Piven goes on a big long rant about Josh Weinstein. He is hilarious adn that whole sequence was great. I love how you got ot see that Ari was a little nervous about the possibility of losing Vince to Weinstien, it shows he actually has a heart. Plus I love how his wife totally controls him, he leaves his kid's party all pissed but his wife tells him when to return and he gets all defeated and agrees. So funny.

    I alos loved all the stuff with Johnny Drama and how he was so down about his career, that maybe four episodes of Pacific Blue wasn't going to carry him through life. But it all changed in the end when his new agent got him some auditions and he didn't have to be a waiter after all.moreless
  • Ari is human after all. Can you see my teary eyes?

    This has to be my favourite episode thus far, if we look at it from a neutral perspective, and not from a testosterone point of view. Even though this one scores high on the trouser snake top ten as well.

    Ari is an ass. Atleast, that's what we think when he sends Johnny to some assistant posing as an actor. The writers did a great job on this one, because honestly, nobody wants to have a douchebag of an agent appearing in every episode for the rest of the serie. When Ari tells Johnny he wasn't fooling around and he got Johnny some auditions, that's when everyone goes "Aww, that's so nice of you, Ari!". Let's hope he keeps the nice behaviour up, for the sake of the show.

    On a small sidenote, after seeing this episode, and adding to that the previous one with Yoko Ono, I have reached a conclusion.

    Vincent, is a tool.moreless
Jennifer Norkin

Jennifer Norkin


Guest Star

Joshua LeBar

Joshua LeBar

Josh Weinstein

Guest Star

Chris Solari

Chris Solari


Guest Star

Jordan Belfi

Jordan Belfi

Adam Davies

Recurring Role

Debi Mazar

Debi Mazar


Recurring Role

Samaire Armstrong

Samaire Armstrong


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The scene when Ari asks Vince if he wants to go to a Lakers vs. Wizards game was later recut into a commercial for High Definition Plasma TVs (with some additional new footage of Turtle speaking to the camera about how he likes the plasma TVs).

    • Ari tells everyone he doesn't steal clients, but in the second episode he tries to steal Jessica Alba from her agent. Also, in the episode "Talkshow," Ari tries to lure Sarah Silverman in a similar manner.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Gus: Shrimp puff?
      Drama: The fuck d'you say?
      Gus: Shrimp puff?
      Drama: Oh. No, I'm good.

    • Busey: You worked craft service on Lethal Weapon 1 didn't you?
      Ari: I certainly did not. I used to represent you. Remember?
      Busey: I know you. You are a gut maggot with no guts.
      Ari: You're gonna spin off this planet. I love it!

    • Drama: I just got offered a job.
      Eric: Nice buddy!
      Drama: Yeah, as a fuckin waiter.
      Turtle: I don't know Drama, that's a lot of responsibility. Maybe you should try out busboy first.
      Drama: Hey, eat shit Turtle!

    • Busey: What is emotional confusion you ask? It's like running naked through a cornfield backwards at midnight.

    • Turtle: What is this crap?
      Vince: It's Shauna's client so be nice.
      Turtle Why? Is he retarded?

    • Drama: This guy, with no office, no assistant, answering his own fuckin phone, is willing to hip pocket me. Do you believe that shit? You outta fire Ari, Vince.

    • Davies: It's not gonna be easy to get you back in the game.
      Drama: Back in the game?... I am the fuckin game pal!!

    • Vince: You look good, Johnny.
      Eric: You do Drama. Besides, why would you listen to a guy who's worn nothing but sweats since the 8th grade?
      Turtle: I know things!

    • (Ari is trying to leave his childs's birthday party)
      Mrs. Ari: You are such an asshole.
      Ari: I'm the asshole that pays for your art lessons and gets celebrities to attend your charity events, and supports your deadbeat brother.
      Mrs. Ari: Hey little agent boy, you better be back here for the cake.
      Ari: (defeated) Okay.

    • Ari: Emily! (Emily enters Ari's office) I want you to go to that party on Saturday, represent the agency, let Vince know that my Army's everywhere.
      Emily: Ari, I really don't want to get in the middle of this.
      Ari: You are in the middle of this, whether you like it or not. Okay? You wanna be a hero? You want a medal, or are you a coward? Knock off the hippie shit, strap on a helmet, and start shooting. This is Malibu, Emily, I want you to storm that beach like it's fuckin' Normandy!

    • (The guys are watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean)
      Turtle: What direction is that?
      Johnny Drama: That's east, you idiot.
      Eric: It's west, idiot.
      Johnny Drama: (long pause among the guys) Well, I mean, in New York it's east.

    • Emily: Vince and the guys are going to a party at Josh Weinstein's.
      Ari: Who's Josh Weinstein?
      Emily: Are you joking? He's your old assistant.
      Ari: I have many old assistants.
      Emily: All right, two before me. Before Jackie, after Jared.
      Ari: Ah - my "J" phase. I think I fired him for stealing pens. Why do I care about Josh?
      Emily: Well now he's an agent at Triad. And he's the one who gave the boys Queens Boulevard.
      Ari: That's why no more guys! You fire a guy you create a rival. You fire a woman you create a housewife.
      Emily: That's sweet. You're still late.
      Ari: Hold all my calls. And get Mini - Vince on the phone.

    • (Ari is about to leave his kid's birthday party for business reasons)
      Mrs. Ari: Where are you going?
      Ari: They flew in the liver, and I gotta do the transplant.

    • Johnny Drama: I've been working steady for the past twelve years, minus the last three.

    • Ari: You know what they feed people on an indie set, Vince? Nothing! They don't give you a trailer. They tell you to go sit on an apple box. Ever try to bang an extra on an apple box?
      Eric:Well, if anybody could do it, Vince could.
      Vince: I do have great balance.

    • Ari: You know what other class I took at Harvard? Business Ethics. I do not steal other people's motherfucking clients. But, in your case, I am going to make an exception. I am going to take everyone: your B level sitcom stars, your reality TV writers. When I'm done with you, you're going to be repping sideshow freaks. You need JoJo the dog-faced bitchboy? Call Josh Weinfuck, the light-weight pen-stealing fuckface. [Takes Weinstein's mimosa and sips from it] That's awful. Now, where's my boy Vinny Chase?

  • NOTES (3)

    • "Peace Frog" by The Doors.
      Use of The Doors music for a television show is a difficult task and rarely is permission granted. However, The Doors manager Jeffrey Jampol admits the use of the song was perfect and was "impressed by the energy and attitude of Entourage."

    • Location Credits:

      "Chilling on the beach"
      Topanga State Beach
      18700 Pacific Coast Hwy
      Malibu, CA. 90265

    • Music Credits

      "114," "Trio," "Chuck Justo," "Bossa" and "Piano Lounge" by Joseph Vitarelli
      "Tiny Little Fractures" by Snow Patrol
      "Bring the Pain" by Method Man
      "Crossin' Da Line" by Damian Valentine
      "Don't Say Nuthin'" by The Roots
      "Peace Frog" by The Doors