Entourage

Season 3 Episode 16

Gotcha!

1
Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Apr 29, 2007 on HBO
8.8
out of 10
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208 votes
9

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Episode Summary

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Drama finds out that he will be the target on Pauly Shore's new Punk'd like reality show; Eric tries to relieve the tension between Vince and Amanda; Ari is jealous of a former fraternity brother.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Drama doesn't want to look like a Pansy on Paulie Shore's new hidden camera show called Gotcha. Things go south when Drama and Turtle run into former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell.moreless

    9.6
    First of all before I start, I would like to say I love this episode partially because I am a gigantic UFC and MMA fan! I love how they used Chuck Liddell in this episode when Turtle and Drama had a run in with the Iceman. As usual Drama was hilarious and trying to uphold and maintain his reputation. Drama always has a temper and sometimes it gets the best of him. After he discovers the girl scouts were the practical joke and not Chuck Liddell, He freaks out and turns into a scared little girl when he gets home and has a message on his phone from the Iceman. One of my favorite parts is when they are on the couch watching Chuck Liddell destroy Tito Ortiz. In the end Paulie ends up getting Drama to look like a little girl when he is on his knees begging for forgiveness from Chuck. It was a good episode, nice to see more Drama for an episode, although you can never have too much Ari! 9.6 out of 10!moreless
  • Review

    8.6
    I thought the episode was pretty slow moving. I think that this season started off really good with the Aquaman drama, but has sort of dimmed down a little bit with the seperation of Ari from the Entourage. I thought the first episode after he was fired was solid, but this wasn't the kind fo rotue I would have taken. Having Ari chill at his home all day was kind of average for me, he works so much better at his office. I thought the drama with Vince and his new agent was kind of "whatever" too. I thought it was good at the end of the last episode, but it wasnt the best follow up. I thought this episode was kind of filler in aspect of an Entourage episode. It had some funny moments, enough to keep this in the 8's for me but in the end I think this would be one of the weaker episodes of the season and series. Chuck Liddel making an apperance was kind of average too, most co-stars shouldnt be given anymore then 7 minutes screen time for a 25 minute runtime episode.moreless
  • Embarrassment humor ensues in an uncomfortable to watch episode of Entourage.

    8.6
    I know that humor based on embarrassing situations is a staple nowadays, but I am not a fan. part of why I don't watch the Office is discomfort doesn't make me laugh, it makes me cringe. I think that is part of why I am not really the biggest fan of Drama, as most of his storylines are cringe inducing. This episode is no exception.



    Could Pauly Shore be more obnoxious? I mean, in this series I get why Drama hates him. Drama gets set up to be Punk'd in a new series of Pauly's called Gotcha. The elaborate ruse has the desired effect of wigging Drama out for the entire episode.



    The other discomfort comes from Ari's obnoxious treatment of his friend after finding his friend successful. While this was also kind of hard to watch unfold, because you know Ari is going to make things horrible. However, this does show why Mrs. Ari stays with him, which I occasionally wonder about.



    Again, if you are a fan of the uncomfortable situation humor, this episode is for you. I am not a fan of that, so I didn't really enjoy it all that much.moreless
  • karma catches up with drama

    9.1
    again entourage delivers another episodes highlighting dramas aggorance. in a ploy to promote his new tv show drama decides to talk ish to chuck lidell, as he steals his parking spot, and curses him out in front of his little girl. coincidentaly and ironically, we gind out that drama has been had on pauly shores first installment of gotcha: a tv show like punk'd. drama arrives home gets a disturbing answer machine message from chuck and gets freightened for his life. in an effort to mend his differences he attends a benifit that chuck is over-seeing for underprivilaged kids. at the benefit chuck calls drama into the ring and asks him to apologize for stealing his spot and being a jackass. drama submitts and pauly shore comes out of the crowd with his gotcha crew and shocks drama. after peeing in his pants drama basks in the glow of being humiliated, which will only prove to further promote his carreer.moreless
  • Maybe predictable, but still classic.

    9.4
    Despite being somewhat predictable in that many could see the final "gotcha" at the end with Chuck, it was still a good episode. It's great watch Drama go through is logic. He hates Pauly Shore, but doesn't want any part of his show. Later, he changes his mind and wants to be a good sport, so he goes along with it what he thinks is the joke. As the gotcha concludes, he's completely humiliated by Chuck during a fight. But.. only Drama could turn that into a positive, seeing it as two pilots in one season. Gotta love his logic.



    Ari's plot was also funny and in character, as he's jealous of his friend's girl. Artie Lange played the role well and Ari has some well delivered lines that make you laugh and cringe at the same time. Couldn't expect more for the situation.moreless
Chuck Liddell

Chuck Liddell

Himself

Guest Star

Perrey Reeves

Perrey Reeves

Mrs. Ari Gold

Guest Star

Pauly Shore

Pauly Shore

Himself

Guest Star

Carla Gugino

Carla Gugino

Amanda

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The site Stamps.com where Ari's friend Scott got rich from, is a real site.

    • Drama makes a reference to turning himself over to The Lions Den, a well known group in the mixed martial arts world created by Ken Shamrock, who is also a UFC fighter, like Chuck Liddell.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Chuck Liddell: I hope you're a good sport, bro.
      Drama: Fuck it. Two pilots in one season. Yeah!

    • Ari: Ever since you got here, I have not been able to take my eyes off your ass!! I mean, it's the perfect shape. It's like God came down, hand crafted it, put it on a little silver tray, and hand delivered it to my man, Scotty! Bravo, Scotty boy! Bravo!

    • Eric: Why would Chuck Liddell want to kill you?
      Drama: Because the universe hates this current wave of success I'm having!

    • Ari: How the fuck could he have possibly gotten that?!
      Mrs. Ari: He is one of your oldest friends.
      Ari: I love him, baby, but in college he couldn't close a screen door.

    • Chuck Liddell: You should watch who you're talkin to like that my friend.
      Drama: I ain't your friend, tough guy. Yeah, that's right. I know who you are you WWF wannabe!

    • Turtle: Easy, Drama, that's Chuck Liddell!
      Drama: What's a Chuck Liddell?

    • Turtle: We're in.
      Drama: Yes! This is gonna be sweet.
      Eric: Yeah, if you don't overact.

    • Drama: You are one Benedict Arnold, traitorous motherfucker! You know that, Turtle?!

    • Eric: What's your problem with Pauly, Drama?
      Drama: It shouldn't matter why I hate him, E. We're family, if I hate him you gotta hate him.

    • Turtle: You're scared of a bunch of teenagers?
      Drama: Turtle, they can do whatever they want and not get charged as adults.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • When Drama says to Chuck that he's a WWF wanna-be during the Got'cha! confrontation, he's referring to the WWE that changed their name back in mid 2002 after a lawsuit with the World Wildlife Fund.

    • Drama mentions having to look over his back all the time now like Henry Hill because of Chuck Lidell. Henry Hill was a half-Irish, half-Italian Mafia associate to the Lucchese crime family who later became a turncoat witness and placed in the Witness Protection Program. He wrote a book about his life, Wiseguy, which later became the basis for Martin Scorsese's 1990 masterpiece Goodfellas. Ray Liotta played the role of Henry Hill.

    • Turtle mentions that Pauly Shore's new show Got'cha! is just a "ripoff of Punk'd. Punk'd is a hidden camera show that tricks celebrities with the help of their family and friends hosted by Aston Kutcher.

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