Love Monkey

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 11, 2006 on VH1
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Episode Summary

Tom deals with a tight budget, quirky director and looming deadline as the record company films Wayne's first video, complicated when he finds Julia has a personal connection to the director. Jake is pressured to invent a catch phrase for his sportscaster job. Bran's plans to get her friends to bond with her boyfriend Scott don't go as well as planned. Mike suspects Karen of testing his fatherly skills when she agrees to babysit the neighbor's puppy.moreless

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  • I think Love Monkey is a surprisingly smart show right from the start. Sometimes it takes a show a while to get going, but this show grabbed me from the very beginning.moreless

    I feel that the epsiode explores real issues in a lightly comedic tone. The thing I love about LOVE MONKEY is it has half hour wit, but keeps your attention for the entire hour. I've been waiting for a show like this. One hour drama after one hour drama. Half hour comedy after half hour comedy. This is different! And great! It completely pulls it off in my opinion. I hope this show doesn't stay off the air for long. Come on CBS!moreless
  • I didn't watch it because I lost track of the schedule. I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode and was hoping to see more episodes. I'm not going to say it was perfect, but there is very little on TV that engages my interest these days.moreless

    Shame on CBS! They should have marketed it better or at least let it run a little longer. Love Monkey was a sleeper. I was searching the web to find out when Love Monkey comes on and find out that it's been cancelled. I saw the first episode and I thought it said that the second episode wouldn't be shown till February. I kind of lost track, but thought I'd be able to catch it and now it's gone. First of all, I have to say this show was not marketed very well at all. There's the land of myspace and that market was not tapped. Being the music nut that I am and in love with NYC, Love Monkey was like a fantasy fufillment in that world. It is a shame they did not try to market it more. Most everyone I know never even heard of it and I tried to spread the word. Is there any way of ever seeing the episodes that were made? HBO could easily pick up this show...I would definitely like to watch it.moreless
  • Too bad it stopped....

    I just hate that so many networks keep cancelling great shows because the ratings are not that high.

    Anyway, I loved this show.

    Especially the music but the storyline is also good. The actors are perfect for this.

    It really takes you on a ride on how a great singer becomes popular.

    Too bad we couldn't see the ending of it.

    I really like the music of Teddy Geiger, I even bought his album because of this show.

    Overall its too bad they cancelled the show but for beginning shows its hard to compete against shows that have been around for years and has a regular audience.

  • This show just keeps getting better every week!

    I really enjoy watching Love Monkey each week and I especially liked this episode not only for the fact that it was funny and real, but also beacuse it added another favorite of mine, James Blunt! I know it was only a small spot, but it was wonderful and i would like to see more. I love the way the people on this show have real reacions to things, it makes it seem more like real life. I really feel that they connect with the viewer and all the new music they feature is great too. The only question I have, is how do I get Teddy's CD? CBS has another winner!!moreless
Peter Jacobson

Peter Jacobson


Guest Star

Nicky Katt

Nicky Katt

Nathan Kitt

Guest Star

Malachi Weir

Malachi Weir

Staffer #1

Guest Star

Erik Jensen

Erik Jensen


Recurring Role

Ben Shenkman

Ben Shenkman


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The CD Tom receives from the man in the crane earlier in the episode is visible on Tom's desk during the "day-before-the-shoot" montage after Nathan quits.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Tom's earphones for his mp3 player are white, but at the end of the episode when he steps into the elevator with Julia, they are silver.

    • Wayne's album is titled Confidence whereas Teddy Geiger's first album is titled Underage Thinking.

    • When Scott and Bran kiss in the office, Tom walks in on them and interrupts them during the kiss, but when the camera angle changes to Scott, they are not kissing but apart.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Mike: [Nathan's film "The Cellist" has just finished] I have no idea what just happened in that movie.
      Jake: It's a metaphor movie. It's saying love is like a cello.
      Bran: Metaphor movie?
      Jake: Or maybe, life is like a cello.

    • Tom: Don't get discouraged. This is the winnowing down process. We're winnowing.
      Wayne: How long does that take?
      Tom: You never hurry it when you winnow. There's always time to winnow. We gotta winnow.
      Wayne: You like saying "winnow" don't you?
      Tom: Yes I do. There's always time to winnow.

    • Jeff: [Tom has fired Nathan] Does this mean . . .
      Julia: I think so.
      Diego: Man just killed his own video!

    • Tom: One of the great things about talking things over with guys is, no matter what the topic, they always manage to boil it down to some really great sports analogies.

    • Mike: Tomahawk him, cross-check him, how about a little chin music, huh?
      Tom: Is that three sports metaphors in one sentence?
      Shooter: I think so.
      Jake: Could be a record.
      Shooter: I like it.

    • Scott: [to Bran] I wanted to make you happy. I mean, ecstatic would be great, but I'll settle for happy.

    • Mike: Wait a minute, you can't leave me with Kiki! I've been drinking!
      Karen: Well I can't bring her into the delivery room, Mike!
      Mike: Sure you can! Research shows that dogs are very soothing.

    • Shooter: Either you got it or you don't got it.
      Tom: What, shampoo?
      Shooter: No, cool. You can't buy it, you can't fake it.

    • Bran: [yells into phone] If I don't get that tape in ten seconds, someone is gonna be fired and it's not gonna be me!
      [man runs past]
      Bran: Thank you.
      Tom: Wow, that was like, two seconds!

    • Wayne: Thanks a lot, man. I, uh . . . rocked.
      Tom: Yeah, you did. Get used to that.

    • Tom: [at beginning of episode] Confidence. Confidence is a funny thing. Hard to pin down. Hard to define, even. You can't hold it in your hand, but you know it when you see it, and you definitely know it when you hear it. Somedays you just wake up, sun is out, everything is clear, and you're just on your game. Yes, confidence is great, and a little confidence goes a long way. One of the great things about confidence is even though you may lose it, sometimes, just as quickly, you can get it right back again.

    • Tom: [about Nathan's movie] What was with all the ducks?
      Wayne: There were dozens of them.
      Tom Weren't there dozens?
      Wayne: There were dozens.

    • Tom: Please?
      Bran: No.
      Tom: Please?
      Bran: No.
      Tom: Please?
      Bran: No.
      Tom: I'll buy you some of that stuff you like from that place.
      Bran: Fine.

    • Scott: [about Nathan's movie] I thought it was insightful and emotionally satisfying.
      Tom: Really?
      Scott: No, actually I fell asleep four minutes in.

    • Stan The Sportsman: Do you even know what it means?
      Jake: What "whapow" means? It means . . . whapow.

    • Tom: Get off my set, you're fired!
      Nathan: I'm fired?
      Tom: That's right.
      Nathan: You're firing me?
      Tom: That's right.
      Nathan: Nathan Kitt?
      Tom: Both of you.

    • Julia: The video looks great.
      Tom: Well your boyfriend really delivered the goods.
      Julia: It wasn't Nathan who delivered and he's not my boyfriend anymore.
      Tom: [pause] Really? Why not?
      Julia: [pause] You know why.

  • NOTES (10)


    • Bran: He does a spot-on Alan Alda impression.
      Tom: Wait, he does Alan Alda? Who does Alan Alda?
      Bran: I know, and it's creepy good.

      Alan Alda is an Emmy Award-winning American actor, writer, director and political activist, most famous for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in the television series M*A*S*H.

    • James Blunt appears at the end of this episode as himself. He is a British singer/songwriter whose style is a mix of pop and northern soul.

    • Sundance Film Festival

      Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent cinema festival in the U.S., held annually in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, Utah as well as at the Sundance Resort, and is a showcase for new work independent filmmakers.

    • Tom: It's like trying to read Sanskrit.

      Sanskrit is a classical language of India and a language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, one of the 22 official languages of India -impossible to be read by those untrained and difficult to be read by those who are.

    • The first music video that Wayne films plays homage to "Rebel Without a Cause" a film starring James Dean and Natalie Wood.