Season 1 Episode 5

Do It, Monkey!

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 02, 2009 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • Goof: As the vet tells Jessica and Ronnie that there is no wrong decision about what to do about Doris, Ronnie's arms are crossed. When the camera changes angles, his hands are on hips.

    • Episode Title: While having picnic at the beach, Ray gets mad at Jemma for treating him like a "goddamn dancing monkey".

    • Floyd's Hertz rental car is a blue 2009 Jaguar XJ with vehicle identification number 8876.

  • Quotes

    • Tanya: (referring to Jemma) She has a bruised heart, at least that what she said in the interview. Men have let her down.
      Ray: Women have let me down.
      Tanya: But we're not talking about you, you're not paying!

    • Ray: (voice-over) So when the kids brought up the car thing, I don't know, maybe it was the divorce, or maybe I was just a jackass. I felt bold. The twins were turning sixteen. (out loud, to Darby and Damon) You know, just cause Ronnie can't buy you a car doesn't mean I can't.

    • Jessica: We're still rich, we're just not as rich. The point is, we don't feel as rich, not super rich like before.
      Darby: But you still have some money...
      Ronnie: We lost a lot of money in the stock market. Times are tough, now we just happened to land in the danger zone.
      Jessica: Okay, we don't have to call it the danger zone, it's a temporary setback. Besides, all that money was on paper anyway.
      Damon: So it's all in your mind?
      Ronnie: I wish.
      Jessica: Which brings us to the car...

    • Tanya: (referring to Jemma) Next time, make her feel like it's more about her mind, not just her body.
      Ray: She wants to book me again?
      Tanya: Yeah, she wants a rewrite. She'll pay for it.
      Ray: You mean a do-over?

    • Jemma: Why is it so hard for you to say 'I love you'?
      Ray: Why do you want me to say it so bad? Look, I just can't help but wonder why you'd want to ruin such a perfectly beautiful moment on a perfectly beautiful beach with all this f***ed up, artificial sh**. I mean, what am I, a goddamn dancing monkey here?

    • Ronnie: (referring to the decision to put Doris to sleep) Honey, we did the best thing...and we did a brave thing.
      Jessica: And the least expensive thing.

    • Ray: I just wish that in some crazy, long-shot version of this universe, that you would stay here with me...and not vanish from existence from my life.
      Jemma: But Randall, I have a boyfriend.
      Ray: And I respect that. And I respectfully don't care.

    • (talking about Tanya signing up for part two of Floyd's class)
      Floyd: Why did you say count me in?
      Tanya: I was trying to be supportive.
      Floyd: Well swell...uh, that'll be great, yeah. It's not what I recommend, but, uh, you can lead a horse to water...and that sort of thing.
      Tanya: (looks at Floyd's key chain) Is your Jaguar a rental?

    • Tanya: (referring to Jemma) Look, she said she wanted to meet you by the side of the road, but my guess is she was looking for a connection. At least for a few moments. A fantasy of meeting a total stranger and wondering if it might be destiny. God, you were supposed to stop her from leaving, Ray.
      Ray: Ugh...barf!
      Tanya: Could you stop snorting with derision?

    • Tanya: (referring to Jemma) She didn't like it so much.
      Ray: What? You know what this is? This is like when you go to a restaurant, you eat a meal, and then you pretend there's a hair in the food.
      Tanya: You can't hit a home run every time.

    • Ray: (voice-over, as he kisses Jemma and the principal walks by) Principal Rhonda Barr. My whole life, I had bad timing.

    • Ray: You'll probably just end up all unhappy again.
      Jemma: Is that supposed to inspire me?
      Ray: But...but maybe you won't. Look, before you, I was batting a thousand. You're my first out. It's my job to make you happy. That's why they call me a happiness consultant. And I think I could make you happy. What do you say?

    • (Ray changing Jemma's flat tire by the side of the road)
      Jemma: Do you like rescuing damsels in distress?
      Ray: This is my first time.
      Jemma: Hmm. So why'd you stop?
      Ray: If you were some fat-ass truck driver, I might have kept driving.
      Jemma: I think there's a compliment deep in there somewhere.

    • (after Damon and Darby complained about the food)
      Ronnie: Is something wrong?
      Jessica: Nothing, Ron. Just blah blah blah from the peanut gallery.

    • Floyd: (to Tanya) Some people don't have mental fortitude. It's as if their brain has polio. They're trapped in an iron lung of the mind, see? They can't become millionaires. They can't get a fancy car like I have. Because essentially, they can't make the leap upstairs, mentally.

    • Ray: (to Jemma) I just... I just wish that... in some crazy long shot version of this universe, that you would stay here with me and not vanish from existence from my life.

    • Lotte: So he takes away money but you still have to give him sex?
      Jessica: I like having sex with Ron. It's not a trade.

    • (discussing Doris's illness)
      Ronnie: Puppies are born. Old dogs die. It's all part of growing up.
      Jessica: Ron, I need this.
      Ronnie: We're gonna do the right thing, Jess.
      Jessica: (sobbing) Okay, okay.
      Ronnie: (to vet) Let's put her down.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: October 31, 2009 on HBO Latinoamerica Este
      Czech Republic: November 3, 2009 on HBO
      United Kingdom: November 12, 2009 on More4
      Finland: October 18, 2010 on YLE TV2
      India: November 14, 2010 on HBO

    • Featured Music:
      • "Summer's Gonna Be My Girl" by The Go
      • "Walk Away" by Joseph Arthur

  • Allusions

    • "Let my mouth be filled with praise." (written in one of Tanya's preacher cookies)

      The line comes from the Holy Bible, in Psalm 71:8, which reads: "Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day."