Season 3 Episode 10

I Wanna Be Sedated

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Aug 13, 2006 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Drama and Turtle go looking for Saigon on the day the record-deal's supposed to be signed. Eric comes up with a project for Vince.

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  • Review

    I always knew that the rapper storyline would go nowhere with Turtle. While Turtle still walked away with a 40,000 buck payday, it was a huge letdown to see such a possibly big storyline blow up in his face. With how much the story skipped around this season, I cannot say that I am surprised. Hopefully his story moves onto bigger and better things. Drama didnt really have anything in this episode with his upcoming pilot. He was just in all of Turtles primary scenes.

    Vinces scene with the woman about to get married was very...odd and filler quality. Seems like he was falling in love with her when out of nowhere she is getting married. Eric and Bob scenes were not funny and very boring to watch for the most part. The only thing that made this episode satisfying was seeing the next project come into play.moreless
  • Nothing "Over the Top" exciting happens, but sets up the final two episodes of the season.

    Over the course of this episode, we see Ari's new agency filling in, Turtle finishes off his narrative arc with Saigon, Vince get's a new love interest, and Eric seems to finalize the plans for Vince's next movie. But, nothing really exciting, or overly funny happened. This is clearing nothing buy a filler episode. The writers needed to address the Saigon thing amd set up Vince's next movie. As far as Bob's movie idea, I'm expecting a small "this deal won't happen" cliffhanger next episode, only to have it all worked out for the season's cliffhanger.

    There was one funny moment at least. Drama hanging by his ankles at the rapper party could be an instant classic. But, push come to shove, if Ari is happy and working, and not yelling at someone / something, I find this show is lacking something.

    But like I said many episodes ago, an "average" Entourage, is still entertaining, and brings me back for more each week.moreless
  • Turtle has trouble finding Saigon, while Eric and Vince both find themselves in interesting situations.

    This was a good example of how well the writers of this show can foreshadow. There was an equal amount of time between the situation of Eric, Vince, & Turtle. This was indeed a filler show as Turtles music production of Saigon has apparently ended, while opening new plot points as Eric finds a seemingly perfect movie for Vince, and Vince has a random sexual encounter with a, soon to be married, women whom he shows attraction with. The way Turtles plot with Saigon ended too sudden and not enough of time was spent with their interactions overall. The movie Eric discovers is going to end up being a main storyline such as the Aquaman experience.moreless
  • We learn Vince's new movie will be the story of the rock band, The Ramones. The script was written by Bob Ryan. Ari is all moved into his new office. Turtle's representation with rapper,Saigon,is no longer in existence as he got a $40,000 pay off.moreless

    This episode was definitely a change compared to the last couple of episodes. You can\'t beat an episode like last, with getting into a fight with Seth Green\'s Entourage and Drama being concepted as wanting a guy. It was more for the audience\'s interest of the future of the Entourage, and where everything is going to fall in place as we reach the end of Season 3.
  • With writing like this, I'm definitely sedated.

    While last season brought up many issues: Would Vince play Aquaman, would he get to play Aquaman, would he be able to work with Mandy Moore, etc., it was all under the Aquaman banner. Here, Vince is just floating around and his bad behavior isn't having any negative consequences. Pissed off Warner Bros? He'll find new work. Ragged on the studio changes to Queens Boulevard? Just leave town for a weekend. Friends get into a brawl with Seth Green's posse? Only the tabloids care.

    The only interesting arc has been Ari's story because he's had to risk and lose and keep on brawling. Last week's episode was so weak partly because Ari was almost non-existant. Also, dividing up the guys and having them just meander around is never a good idea. And what's with having Turtle lose his client (thus stopping his growth as a character) and taking two episodes to focus on Eric's threesome?

    Let's get back to business, fellas.moreless
Martin Landau

Martin Landau

Bob Ryan

Guest Star




Guest Star

Lindsay Sloane

Lindsay Sloane


Guest Star

Rex Lee

Rex Lee


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Turtle and Drama go to Saigon's house to look for him, there is a Hummer H2 parked outside. In the next shot, the Hummer is gone and there's a 1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo there instead.

    • The video that is playing behind Turtle when he was waiting for Sammy Kane is 'Not Ready to Make Nice' by The Dixie Chicks.

    • The rappers, Three 6 Mafia, are seen walking out of Mr. Kane's office before Turtle's meeting.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Eric: Remember me?
      Ari: One never forgets their first love, E.

    • Vince: It's sad to watch the kids leave the nest.

    • Turtle: You know what, I don't think I'm gonna be needing that anymore, Vin.
      Drama: What about parking?
      Turtle: Maybe a 20?

    • Ari: Conversations usually end after one person calls the other person a douche bag.
      Lloyd: (to Eric) You called him a douche bag? He doesn't like that.

    • Bob Ryan: Wait until you see my maid Marsha. Quite the stunner. Marlon Brando used to come to the house three times a week just to stick it in her ass. And that was before it was fashionable.

    • Drama: My second time coming to this neighborhood without my nunchucks. I'm an NOT happy.
      Turtle: Oh, you're not happy? I got 40 grand riding on finding Saigon in the next four hours. If I don't, I'm gonna kill myself by eating all your propecia pills.

    • Bob Ryan: Is that something you might be interested in?

    • Hotel Clerk: I don't see anything under the name Saigon.
      Dram: He's a black man about yo high, probably carrying a glock. Do you guys have a metal detector here?

    • Bob Ryan: Everyone thinks it was Nicholson and Beatty back in the day, but it was Dusty Hoffman that got more pussy than anybody, and a lot of it right here in this room.

    • Bob Ryan: Hey, I got some great home movies. How would you like to see Candy Bergen playing tennis ... in her underwear? Fantastic ass.

    • Bob Ryan: In '68, I locked Dennis Hopper in the bathroom with nothing but a handful of mushrooms and bingo, he came up with "Easy Rider." Unfortunatetly I couldn't get him out of there for almost a week.

    • Drama: (walking into hip-hop party) What's up with your bad cats?

    • Drama: But did Saigon tell you he's got papers with Turtle that was drafted by the law firm of Zyman, Weintraub and three other Jewish names I have since forgotten.

    • Bunky: I didn't know I was gonna get insulted by the dude from "Viking Quest".
      Drama: You watch "Viking Quest"?

    • Eric: Bob...please...I need to go home!
      Bob: Just looking for the car keys, Eric.
      Eric: You have a driver, Bob.
      Bob: Gave up looking for the driver, Eric.

  • NOTES (3)

    • In Latinamerica, this episode aired on November 16, 2007, on HBO OLE.

    • Location Credits

      Vince reads about himself in the National Enquirer and meets up with Nicole.
      Book Soup
      8818 Sunset Blvd.
      Hollywood, CA 90069

      Turtle and Drama looking for Saigon.
      The Standard Hollywood
      8300 Sunset Blvd.
      Hollywood, CA 90069

    • Music Credit

      "Repercussions" by Saigon
      "Writer's Block" by Fatlip
      "I Gotcha" by Lupe Fiasco
      "Jamaican Girl" by Obie Trice
      "My Client, My Customa" by Shawn Anthony
      "The Last Time" by Gnarls Barkley
      "No One Else (Amalgmation of Soundz Remix)" by Natalie Walker
      "Knock 'Em Out" by Lily Allen
      "Jungle Fever" by Chakachas
      "Breakin' Necks" by Freddie "Gangsta" Gibbs
      "Blitzkrieg Bop" by The Ramones.


    • Drama acting like Columbo

      While on Saigon's mother's porch, Turtle calls Drama "Columbo". Columbo was a 70's TV drama following the work of Lieutenant Columbo, played by Peter Falk. One signature of the character was after ending a conversation with a suspect/witness, he would almost always come back for "just one more question." Drama asks a similar "last question" with Saigon's mother before leaving her house.

    • Turtle: What, are you auditioning for Medium jerkoff?

      Medium is an NBC show starring Patricia Arquette as a women with psychic abilities that she uses to help solve mysteries.

    • Robert Evans
      The character of Bob Ryan is an allusion to legendary producer Robert Evans. The house used as Bob's is in fact the house of Robert Evans. Robert Evans is apparently not happy with how he was portrayed within the show. However, HBO has said that Bob Ryan is not based on him, although Entourage producers actually approached him early 2006 to play himself on the show.

    • Title: "I Wanna Be Sedated"

      One of the popular, if not the MOST popular, song from band, The Ramones. The song was release in 1978 on their Road to Ruin album.