Season 3 Episode 9

Vegas Baby, Vegas!

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Aug 06, 2006 on HBO
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Episode Summary

The gang heads to Vegas for a much-needed break and a $100,000 promotional appearance for Vince. But it turns out that Turtle reaps the benefits from the appearance. Eric gets jealous when Seth Green makes insinuating comments about Sloan. Vince and Ari partner at the tables, but Ari loses it when Vince's luck ends. Drama lays it on thick with his masseur, leading to an awkward misunderstanding between them.moreless

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  • Vince and the gang head to Vagas for a 10,000 dollar promotion

    I thought this episode was hands down the best of the season, Its about time they do a Vegas Episode! everything in this episode was just really funny!

    Drama and his little incedent with Kent was classic! Thats something The gang will never let him live down and The fight in the end!! Kevin Dillon actually broke his hand shooting that scene!

    I do think that the show should start focusing more on Vince getting a new project, right now it seems like his Tom Cruise, just hated by everyone in Hollywood. And When are they going bring back Turtles rapper?moreless
  • Vince and crew (including Ari) go to Vegas on a Wednesday. Drama has a man-crush on his male massuese. Turtle judges a stripper contest. Ari has a gambling problem. E is irked by Seth Green vis-a-vis Sloane. Vince, as always, is cool cucumbers.moreless

    In a typical "Vegas" episode, there's glitz and glamour to distract from the absence of soul. There's a lot of T&A from the stripper contest. There's a fight. And there's gambling. The only worthwhile thing is Johnny Drama and his man-crush on his massuese. Ari isn't funny in this episode (he usually is). There's no real tension, character development, or plot. I dig Entourage as a series, and liked the last episode, but this Vegas episode is a clear miss.moreless
  • Review

    I liked seeing our boys in Vegas, I think that Vegas is the perfect town for some of the things that the guys get into. I loved the fight scene at the end, with Drama coming from out of nowhere and simply knocking heads across the Vegas room floor.

    The scenes with Eric + Vince were good, taking an episode off from Vinces carrer seemingly going nowhere at the moment. Ari at the blackjack tables stole the episode, like he always tends to do in most of the season 3 episodes. Turtle scenes were actually not bad this episode - with him making plans with several of the strippers that Vince had to judge. Dramas small part with his massage guy was horrible, but the ending made it all worth the while. Fantastic episode of Entourage overall, the best since the first two episodes of the season.moreless
  • To escape the image problems Vinny faces in Hollywood, the gang decides to "kidknapp" Ari and take off to Las Vegas. Turtle has also booked Vince a gig during their stay in Vegas; along with $100,000, the gig has great benifits.moreless

    This episode was long awaited for me, I love to see the guys kicking back and having a good time. And what better place to have this episode than Las Vegas. The job Turtle has booked Vince, quickly becomes the focus of the episode, especially since the job is to judge a "beauty contest" called "Queen of the STRIP"...you make the connection. Ari and Eric split from the crew to go...let's say "check out" to show and eventually decide to tell Vince to cancel. Little effort was made in order to convince Vinny to actually cancel though, Vinny quickly lost the $100,000 at the blackjack table and that means bad news for Ari. When the boys first got to Vegas, Ari and Vince entered into a gambling partnership which left Ari responsable for 50k.

    Seth Green makes a re-guest appearance with a much larger role this episode. Seth Green, remember asked Eric "how Sloan was" by the pool at Tori's Hotel, again asks Eric if he talked to Sloan for him. Even after Sloan says they have never dated, Seth still tries to imply that Sloan and himself had an intimate relationship.

    Drama made the entire trip to Vegas solely with intentions of getting a massage from his "great maseusse". Ken, the maseuse, ends up coming to dinner with the guys. This episode concludes with all three mini-storylines coming together with a fist fight at the bar the striping contest is being held.

    This episode was great and I really enjoyed seeing Vince relax for a change. It seems like he has been under an insange amount of stress since the opening of Aquaman. Eric gained alot of respect this episode, but not as much as Drama did with that right jab he through at Seth Green and his friend. The Drama-Ken dynamic was hilarious and the entire episodes soundtrack was off the hook.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • If only one day has passed since the last episode, there is no way that Ari's office could have been built that fast. However Bab's is seen walking through a seemingly complete office during the episode.

  • QUOTES (31)

    • Eric: (talking about Seth Green and his crew) What is wrong with these guys? They're like retards!

    • Seth Green: It's Vinnie Chase and the Chasers! Hey, let me get a couple more Jager shots for the boys from Queens over there.
      Eric: No thanks.
      Seth Green: What's the matter? You don't drink, Eric?
      Eric: I drink Vodka, Seth. I stopped drinkin Jager in high school!

    • Drama: How relaxed do I look?
      Turtle: You look like you died in 1983.

    • Turtle: Aren't you gonna call your wife, Ari?
      Ari: I don't care if my wife's getting fucked right now, Turtle! I need to get my money back!

    • Eric: So this dickhead is saying what? That he fucked my girlfriend?
      Vince: I don't know, E.
      Turtle: Hard to say what he was sayin.
      Ari: It's not hard to say. Seth Green landed on Plymouth Rock before you did, E. Wake up!

    • Eric: You don't care about him judging a stripper contest, Ari?
      Ari: Which is worse for his image? That he judges a stripper contest or he loses a couple hundred thousand at the fuckin tables?!

    • Eric: You lost 100 grand?
      Vince: Yeah, something like that.
      Ari: But we're partners!
      Vince: Oh shit, I forgot! Means I'm only really down fifty!

    • Eric: You brought your own robe?
      Drama: Why wouldn't I?!

    • Eric: Says your judging a beauty contest, Queen of the Strip.
      Turtle: Sounds like a bonus!
      Eric: Sounds like I don't know what you got us into, as usual.

    • Drama: Did you hear about my pilot?
      Seth Green: No, congratulations!
      Drama: Thanks bro.
      Seth Green: Good for you man...
      (to his friends)
      He could use the work.

    • Ari: Your not my mother, Babs!
      Barbara: Fuck you, Ari!
      Ari: See, my mother would never speak to me that way.

    • Vince: Is she mad?
      Ari: She said she'd rather see me gagged and bound like a real kidnapping. Yeah, so I think so.

    • Ari: I'm not going to Vegas on a Wednesday.
      Vince: Come on! What else you got to do?
      Ari: I have the theater with the wife and her mother tonight... move over I'm in.

    • Vince: Don't you have that masseuse you love over there?
      Drama: Oh, yeah. Ken at the Hard Rock. He's got hands of gold.
      Turtle: It's insane that you let a man rub your body.

    • Drama: Wait till you see me after a shower, I am going to sparkle like the Fourth of July.

    • Turtle: Fortunately for you, I left my integrity in Los Angeles.

    • Ken: Johnny, I have never thought about a man... in that way. But the adoration that you have poured on me today has made me feel that if this is something that you need, fuck it, it is VEGAS!

    • Ari: (being dealt a hand at the blackjack table)
      What do you got, what do you got?
      Come on, come on.
      Show me a little love, little love, little love. What do you think?....

      Fuck! Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck.

      Can I have another marker? Please...please?

    • Turtle: You're really entering your latter years gracefully.
      (Drama enters)
      Eric: Speaking of latter years...

    • Vince: Look girls, due to circumstances out of my control...
      Ari: ME!
      Vince: ... I have to go.

    • Drama: (to Ken, the masseuse) I'd like to lock you down for the rest of the day.
      Ken: Really?
      Drama: Oh yeah. I'll double your rate 'cause I don't want these hands touching anyone but me.

    • Ari:
      (Hanging up the phone with Barb)
      I hate women.
      (A hot Vegas girl walks by)
      Not all women.

    • Seth Green: (to Eric) I must have been dreaming about how I blasted her in the face like a Jackson Pollock.

    • Turtle: Wait 'til you see dinner. I got ten of the best strippers in town joining us tonight.
      Drama: Strippers, why?
      Turtle: Now, shouldn't it be "Strippers, how?" and "Thank you?"
      Vince: Thank you.

    • Vince: Look, E. I don't want to rile you up, but I've done the list thing.
      Turtle: What, did you hand over a hard drive, Vin?

    • Turtle: Should have partnered with me, Ari. I'm up twelve hundred. I get up to two grand, I'm keeping it stashed to buy me a high class ho.
      Vince: But Turtle, I already gave you ten.
      Turtle: I only pay for pussy with profits.

    • Eric: Hey, jerkoff. You signed him up to judge a stripper contest.
      Turtle: Really? Titties?
      Eric: It's a stripper contest.
      Turtle: Nice.

    • Eric: Tradition...when we were kids, we'd hit A.C., we put 5 bucks on red. We win, we knew it'd be a good weekend.
      Ari: What if you lose?
      Turtle: Vince never loses.
      Vince: Five on red.
      Turtle: Come on!
      Dealer: Red 16.
      Vince: It's gonna be a good weekend.

    • Vince: So, what you're saying is that we should go.
      Eric: Have I ever said "No" to Vegas?
      Turtle: Be like saying "No" to a blowjob.

    • Turtle: (to Eric) Sloan does like her men petite.

    • Seth Green: (after seeing Ari display the "Dr. Evil pinky") That's funny dude. That pinky bought me a house in Malibu.

  • NOTES (3)

    • According to the DVD commentary, Kevin Dillon broke his right arm playing basketball before the filming of this episode. The producers feared it would push back production several weeks, but Dillon said he could go on. His arm, as he also points out in the commentary, is noticeably swollen throughout this episode.

    • Music: "Gone Daddy Gone" by Gnarls Barkley; "Lucini (This Is It)" by Camp Lo; "Blow The Whistle" by Too $hort; "Mean Girl" & "Stones Are Rolling" by Jeff MacDonald & Rich Florio; "As The Rush Comes (Gabriel & Dresden Chill Out Mix)" by Motorcycle; "One Week Of Danger" by The Virgins; "It's Gonna Take Some Time" by The Defectors; "London Bridge" by Fergie; "Peaceful, Easy Feeling" by The Eagles; "Chain Hang Low (Remix)" by Jibbs; "Demon Speeding" by Rob Zombie

    • Locations: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Body English Nightclub & RockSpa


    • Seth Green speaks of a "pinky finger" that bought him a house in Malibu, which is a reference to the Austin Powers series of movies. Seth starred in all three of the films, playing Scott Evil, son of Dr. Evil. A key character trait of his father was to place his pinky finger on the side of his mouth throughout the movies.

    • Ari was supposed to see Menopause, The Musical. Menopause, The Musical is a popular touring musical featuring women's humorous converations about life and "The Change" they go through.

    • Ari pokes fun at Eric by calling him Eric Roberts in Star 80. The actor Eric Roberts played the small-time hustler Paul Snider in the 1983 drama Star 80.

    • Ken tells a story of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

      Kilimanjaro is a mountain in northeastern Tanzania and is the tallest mountain in all of Africa.

    • Ari yells at someone for taking the dealer's break card.

      In simple blackjack strategy, you would assume that the next card in the deck is ten points since there are more cards with said points (10,J,Q,K). If the dealer is showing a 2-6, simple play would be to stand and hope the deal busts on the upcoming ten (hopefully).

      In the situation in the episode, the other player decided to split K's, and used up the next two tens in the deck, thus "burning the break card."

      Note: It later turns out, the dealer had 11. Therefore, the break card would have actually given the dealer 21. A rare time that splitting K's pays off.

    • "...blasted her in the face like a Jackson Pollock."

      Jackson Pollock was an American Abstract Expressionist Painter from 1912-1956 known for his colorful abstract "splatter" style paintings.

    • "Vegas Baby, Vegas!" title.

      Reference to the movie "Swingers"

      Main characters Mike and Trent say (scream) this line numerous times on their way to Las Vegas.