Grosse Pointe

Season 1 Episode 8

Satisfaction

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 10, 2000 on The WB
9.6
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Unable to handle the pressure of running the show alone, Rob turns to food for comfort. A new executive producer, Shawn Shapiro, joins the show to take on some of the load. Hoping to inject a "feminist viewpoint," she writes a scene in which Marcy discusses an orgasm. Marcy feels uncomfortable with the topic because she has never had one. Courtney tries to help her out by picking up an adult novelty, only to run into a young fan outside the store. After Courtney comments that the episode might help Marcy garner an Emmy nomination, Hunter tries to get Marcy to take a stand and back out of the scene so that Shawn will re-write it for Hunter. Hunter and Quentin repeatedly argue over whether Stone keeps Becky satisfied. Shawn also insists on having Johnny (but not Quentin) parade around with his clothes off for the entire episode. Dave impresses Shawn when he fills in for Johnny at a read-through. She promises to write him into the show. Network Standards and Practices demands that Shawn alter her script, but she refuses. Rob goes behind her back and brings a network executive to the set. She deems Shawn to be out of control and fires her. Dave misses out on his big break and must serve as Johnny's lackey again. Rob re-writes the episode to include a Becky/Laura catfight in the school showers, which he watches gleefully while stuffing his face.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The Tables Are Turned

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    It\'s hard to single out any episode of \"Grosse Pointe\" as being fantastic, because the entire series was just incredible. However, \"Satisfaction\" gets a special mention as it gleefully reverses the \'Hollywood exploits women\' storyline.



    This time, hunky Johnny (Al Santos) feels exploited when a female producer, Shawn, is brought in to spice up the series. Shawn\'s ideas of spicing things up include having Johnny\'s character parade around almost completely nude. Of course, the female co-stars and crew members are loving this, but Johnny is embarassed and can\'t keep his concentration on his \'acting.\' Shawn also adds in a storyline involving Marcy\'s character having an orgasm - Marcy (Lindsay Sloane) is frazzled as to how to convey this in her performance as she\'s never experienced one in reality. While Hunter (Irene Molloy) is absolutely loving all of this drama that Shawn is creating, Rob can\'t deal with Johnny and Marcy\'s complaints so he calls the network brass. They bring in Joan, and she is forced to let Shawn go. Right after, things go back to normal on the set, as Rob films a scene of scantily-clad girls having a catfight in the locker room showers.



    Al Santos, with an Adonis-like body and gorgeous lips and eyes, is fully on display (literally) in this episode and he shows off the attributes that most likely got him the part. That being said, his performance here evokes a vulnerability that makes him all the more appealing. It was great so seem him on the big-screen in \"Jeepers Creepers 2,\" and even though the series was far from successful, \"The Help.\" Lindsay Sloane is winsome and effective as usual - this character a far cry from her delightfully power-mad \'Big Red\' in \"Bring It On.\" The bottom (pun intended) line is that this episode belongs to Al Santos, and as well-written and acted as it is, it\'s Al\'s fine form that will keep viewers eyes glued to their screens.moreless
Al Santos

Al Santos

Johnny Bishop/Brad Johnson

Irene Molloy

Irene Molloy

Hunter Fallow/Becky Johnson

Kyle Howard

Kyle Howard

Dave May

William Ragsdale

William Ragsdale

Rob Fields

Lindsay Sloane

Lindsay Sloane

Marcy Sternfeld/Kim Peterson/Lynn

Bonnie Somerville

Bonnie Somerville

Courtney Scott/Laura Johnson

Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Shawn Shapiro

Guest Star

Shannon Cochran

Shannon Cochran

Julie's Mom

Guest Star

Kady Cole

Kady Cole

Julie

Guest Star

Nat Faxon

Nat Faxon

Kevin

Recurring Role

Michael Hitchcock

Michael Hitchcock

Richard Towers

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Courtney: You could totally tell she used to work on My So Called Life.
      Marcy: That was my favorite! I hope she does for Grosse Pointe what she did for that show.
      Hunter: What, get it cancelled?
      Marcy: No. Make it real, and relevant and poignant.
      Hunter: Yeah. Cancelled.

    • Marcy (as Kim): Brad, I think I had my first...orgasm.
      Johnny: Whoa! Brad's the man!

    • Shawn: Would you do me a favor? The next time that freak tries to talk to me, make some excuse to get me away.
      Kevin: Sure. Uh, which one?

    • Marcy: It's not fair to make someone have pleasure if they don't want it!

    • Marcy: God, I feel great. I gotta yell at people more often.
      Hunter: You think this is good, try having an orgasm.

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    • Episode Title: Satisfaction

      Satisfaction is a 1988 Dramatic Comedy directed by Joan Freeman and written by Charles Purpura. This film is about girls wanting to have fun. A couple of teenagers have a band called "Mystery", with Jennie as the lead singer. They go to a bar on the coast and play during the summer.