Season 2 Episode 1

The Boys are Back in Town

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Jun 05, 2005 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • In Ari's office, Vince says he's thinking of doing a Neil LaBute play. Right before the filming of the second season of Entourage began, Jeremy Piven had starred in the Neil LaBute play Fat Pig in New York.

    • Goof:When Johnny is taking his headshots at the store Turlte hooked up, there are no apple behind him in the background. Later when Johnny leaves his headshots to his agent, there are an apple behind his head, i know that they could be copied into the photos, but the shadings of his head is on the apples, really an unnecessary effort to having there logo in the background.

  • Quotes

    • Turtle: I'm not comin out till all of you apologize alright, and that means you too, Vince.
      Vince: I'm sorry.
      Drama: I didn't do nothin. Sorry Turtle.
      Turtle: Now, the lucky charm.

    • Ari: I thought the girlfriend was still in play.
      Vince Aww, bad time of the month to come home.
      Ari: Oh, yours is like me.
      Eric: Oh yea, how so?
      Ari: I won't even fuck my wife after she plays tennis.

    • Ari: Aquaman baby!! It is Spider-man, under water. BOOM!!

    • Eric: So, your sayin you'd have sex with a girl on her period, Drama?
      Turtle: Who wouldn't?
      Vince: I've done it, it's not something I hope for.
      Eric: You guys are disgusting.

    • Drama: Had I shown up, and Kristen was missin a leg, I still would have taken care of business.

    • Drama: So, she wouldn't even blow you?
      Turtle: Or give you a nice tug?
      Drama: That's bullshit!

    • Turtle: What the fuck we supposed to do?
      Eric: Jerk each other off, you losers!

    • Turtle: Vince, I want his job. The guy's sitin on Easy St.
      Eric: Turtle, please, you're like a three time lotto winner.

    • Drama: Vince, you ever go 3 months without pussy?
      Turtle: Vince ain't ever gone 3 days.
      Vince: No wait, that's not true... Sophomore year.
      Turtle: Really?
      Eric: Yeah, he had mono.

    • Turtle: I went to school, alright. How hard is it to cut out on that shit?
      Eric: Not that hard when your headed for a G.E.D., Turtle.

    • Ari: I don't want this to get to a place where you start blaming me for everything. You guys don't listen to me. Listen to this: you tell your boy to do Aquaman, or you tell him to find other representation.

    • Ari: Ok. Here's an offer for you to star in a new Olsen twins movie. It's a love triangle in which little Mary Kate and Ashley use you as an experiment to see if you can actually tell if they are two separate, distinct people. This would be mildly amusing if the producer didn't think he had a realistic shot of getting you.

    • Ari: Yeah, and I want to fuck Angelina Jolie. The only difference is, I might actually have a shot.

    • Turtle: Can I please just buy you a blow job? It'd make both our lives a lot easier.

    • Vince: Go easy on him, he's having a rough day.
      Ari: What's wrong, E, what happened?
      Vince: He's not getting any.
      Ari: Oh no. You kidding me? Want me to get Lloyd in here and have him hari-kari you with his pecker?

    • Drama: It's a well known fact that a girl on her period is much hornier.
      Turtle: And there's no need for a raincoat!

    • Turtle: You know, you act like a priest for three months, the least a girl can do is service you.

    • Eric: Why's it so hard to get a good slice in LA anyway?
      Drama: Tap water. That's why you can't get a decent bagel, either. Except on Fairfax.
      Vince: What, Johnny, there's different water on Fairfax?
      Drama: Yeah, Vince. The Jews import it from Burl Park.

    • Eric: (Eric and Ari are discussing film roles for Vince) Tom Cruise is going to play Pablo Escobar? C'mon, the guy's not even Hispanic.
      Ari: Yeah, and Hilary Swank has a vagina, but she won an Oscar pretending she has a dick. That's what actors do. They pretend.
      Eric: I get it. I get it, okay? So what if Cruise passes?
      Ari: Then they go to Brad Pitt. He passes, they go to Keanu Reeves, and on down the list.
      Eric: Where is Vince on that list?
      Ari: He ain't on the list.
      Eric: Well, how do we get him on the list?
      Ari: You do Aquaman, you stupid fuck!

    • Johnny Drama: It's emasculating having your kid brother pay for your head shots.
      Eric: And Vince paying for the rest of your life is what? Empowering?

    • Ari: I have a lunch meeting with Dana Gordon.
      Eric: Well, should I be there?
      Ari: No. Unless you want to pull up her car or get us some sort of creme brule.

    • Eric: Aquaman? Is there a script?
      Ari: No. I know he doesn't like to read so I got him something with pictures. (Ari throws an Aquaman comic book at Vince to read)

    • Ari: You ready?
      Eric: Let's go Ari, we're ready.
      Ari: This kid's got no patience. You know in some countries they'd cut off your little elfin feet for disrupting the master's flow.
      Eric: How about I shove my little elfin foot up your ass?
      Ari: You missed me didn't you?

    • Eric: Did you fire Emily?
      Ari: I had to. I had to make sure you wouldn't fuck another one of my assistants. You're not going to fuck Lloyd are you?

    • Eric: (After receiving a large delivery from DHL of bagels and pizzas from NYC.) Who's DHL number is this?
      Turtle: Ari's.

    • Vince: I thought the whole reason people have girlfriends is for effort-free sex.

    • Ari: You like Asian Lloyd? And he's cute, right? And he covers two quotas.

    • Turtle: You got a smokin' hot assistant!
      Adam: (motions to Drama) And it's all because of this guy.
      Drama: Really?
      Adam: No, I'm kidding.

    • Ari: I'd say 'Hug it out,' but I don't want you drawin' wood.

    • Drama: Whoever heard of a girl who cycles mid-month anyway?
      Eric: Yeah, when do you cycle, Drama?

    • Drama: Three months without pussy, E. That's rough. You're almost a virgin again.
      Vince: Yeah, why do you think he's calling?
      Drama: It's like the guy's got his hymen restored.

  • Notes

    • The opening credits in this episode is slightly longer than in the first season. They continue to use this version of the song, "Superhero" through to season 4.

    • Debi Mazar is now billed during the opening credits.

    • The working title of this episode was "The System".

    • Location Credits:

      "Eric and Ari have a meeting"
      730 N. La Cienega Blvd.
      Los Angeles, CA

      "Drama gets new headshots taken"
      The Apple Store
      1248 3rd Street Promenade
      Santa Monica, CA 90401

    • Music Credits

      "Wasted Time" by Kings of Leon
      "Statesboro Blues" by Duane Allman
      "Ghetto Rock" by Mos Def
      "Nasty Girl" by Nitty
      "E-Pro" by Beck
      "Long Gone" by Dirty Little Secret
      "King of the Rodeo" by Kings Of Leon
      "Scenario" by A Tribe Called Quest
      "Time is Running Out" by Muse

  • Allusions

    • When Ari references Hilary Swank having a dick, he is talking about the movie Boys Don't Cry, where Hilary Swank plays a young transgendered man.

    • The movie Ari is referring to when he says, "Hanks fucked the fish", is Splash.

    • The episode title comes from the Thin Lizzy song of the same name.

    • Drama mentions Fairfax while talking about where to get bagels. Fairfax is a street in Los Angeles that has a lot of Jewish based businesses.