Las Vegas

Season 5 Episode 12

I Could Eat a Horse

Aired Unknown Jan 04, 2008 on NBC
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Episode Summary

I Could Eat a Horse
Danny and Mike travel to Wyoming to buy a horse for Cooper, because the owner hates him, while Cooper is off to a bowling tournament. Sam has to keep one of her whales' fiancée busy, while he discovers his true feelings for her. Delinda needs to find a new chef for her restaurant.moreless

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  • Loaded with allusions to the actors' real lives/relationships.

    This episode was a pleasant and refreshing surprise. Danny and Mike ventured out of Las Vegas for a little adventure in Wyoming. It's during this trip that we find that Cooper's Wyoming neighbors REALLY hate him. Of course, we don't learn why, building the mystery that is AJ Cooper. We also learn that self-proclaimed horse expert Mike is allergic to horses and anything equine-related. James Lesure delivers some fine physical comedy when he's rendered unconscious by a horse's tail. What better accompanying music than The Statler Brothers' "Older Women Make Beautiful Lovers" when local beauty Libby straddles Mike to administer a shot of epinephrine?

    Meanwhile back at the casino . . . Sam pulls double duty consoling Piper over an on-and-off again relationship with singer William (JC Chasez) and running interference for a chubby chasing whale and his newly svelte girlfriend. Delinda takes her turn handing the tissues to weeping Piper between interviews with new chefs. Mercifully, in this episode Delinda did something besides whine and nag Danny. She held the line against a pushy sushi chef and finally settled for "John from Toledo," a self-taught chef who could whip up some mean risotto. I suspect we'll see John again in the future, or at least I hope so--there's some potential material for Delinda grooming the eager and untested but talented chef. But the writers really scored by weaving subtle allusions to the stars' private lives into the details of the plot and dialogue. Danny, in particular, delivers numerous references to Josh Duhamel's home state and relationship with Fergie. Those little winks and nods turn television watching into an active pass time for viewers. More episodes like this one are likely to keep Las Vegas on the network's radar, provided, of course, the writers strike ever ends!moreless
  • Las Vegas returns after the holiday break with a really decent episode.

    The writers gave each character a part play in this weeks episode, even Piper got more air time than she usually doe's. Though Cooper was only briefly seen at the start and near to the end I don't think this story is finished as of yet and we'll find that there's more to A.J Cooper the ranch owner then A.J Cooper the Casino owner, it sounds as if he's made a lot of enemies in Wyoming.

    As I said the writers did well and gave all the actors/characters a decent amount of air time this week ( if you can give them all a decent enough time in 1 hour ) and the episode didn't become stale or boring, as one reviewer stated especially liked the references to Josh Duhamels relationship to Fergie from Black Eyed Peas, I remember in either season 1 or 2 where the BEP's came to the Montecito but cannot remember if Josh was dating Fergie at that time, anyway I off on a tangent.

    Together Josh and James are a class comedy act as Danny and Mike and ( god forbid ) if Las Vegas ever ended it would be a good spin off to have Josh and James in there own show.

    As I said a really decent episode to get us back into the new year at the Montecito.moreless
JC Chasez

JC Chasez


Guest Star

Ted Allen

Ted Allen


Guest Star

Missy Doty

Missy Doty

Keira Walker

Guest Star

Camille Guaty

Camille Guaty

Piper Nielsen

Recurring Role

Suzanne Whang

Suzanne Whang


Recurring Role

Mitch Longley

Mitch Longley

Mitch Sassen

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Danny's business phone number is shown as (800)555-0150 ext. 1256.

    • Danny tells the rancher that he is from North Dakota, which is Josh Duhamel's home state.

    • Featured Music:
      "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot (Opening scene)
      Unknown Song (Piper's friend William at the piano)
      "Glamorous" by Fergie (Danny meets the owner's son)

    • Finishing the conversation with Dean White, Danny turns away and after a few steps, removes the tobacco from his mouth and throws it away. Unfortunately, as he casts it aside with his right hand, it hits the camera lens and smears it, which is apparent just before the scene ends.

    • As Mike and Danny drive away from the White ranch, the windows of their truck are closed. When they pass Libby going in the opposite direction, their windows are open.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Approaching the sale barn in Wyoming)
      Mike: I see where Cooper gets his friendly attitude.
      Danny: What's everybody looking at?
      Mike: Definitely they're looking at me. You think it's the jeans?
      Danny: Ya. Ya, it's definitely the jeans.

    • (After Cooper tells Danny that he is going to Wyoming)
      Danny: So am I gonna see the Grand Tetons?
      Cooper: Probably not, but I'm sure you'll see some nice ones.

    • Delinda: So I do need a new chef...
      Ted: I'd be happy to fire the one who cooked this. As a matter of fact, it would be a pleasure.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The posters covering the walls of the rancher's son's room and the music video that the boy was watching when Danny entered featured Fergie. Josh Duhamel and Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie have been dating for three years and reportedly became engaged at the end of 2007.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: February 8, 2008 on TV3
      Sweden: June 14, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Spain: September 19, 2008 on FOX
      Norway: November 27, 2008 on TV3
      Germany: December 31, 2008 on FOX
      Czech Republic: July 7, 2009 on TV Nova
      Finland: August 18, 2009 on Nelonen
      Australia: September 13, 2009 on Channel 7
      Slovakia: August 5, 2011 on Markiza