Season 5 Episode 8

Duke Collins

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 18, 2007 on FX



  • Trivia

    • Although Julia got the first, and only, slice of the fruit cake which Eden cut, it was clearly an inner cut of the cake, even though we witness Eden cutting off the outside piece of it for Julia, which is baked all the way around.

    • Carol mentions the Hedda Grubman Plastic Surgery Fund during the initial consultation with Christian and Sean. In the Season 4 episode "Conor McNamara", it was revealed that Mrs, Grubman had left all her money to this fund for people who wanted surgery but couldn't afford it.

  • Quotes

    • Christian: (To Matt) The surgery went well.. We'll just gonna do some grafts... Take some skin from your ass, you know, the place where you keep your brain.

    • Carol: There we were in our red hats and scarves, singing "Winter Wonderland" and watching the sunset on the beach when a tattooed man in blue approached, and advised us that we were in "crip" territory. Well I happen to speak "crip", so I told him "chill, we were friendlies". But then five men in blue approached, and asked if the red scarves meant that we were sent by the Bloods to diss them. I said "fo schizzle, we were just spreading the word" and "please not get up in our grills". And then I reached for my pitch pipe...
      Christian: They beat the crap out of you?
      Sean: Maybe they weren't music lovers
      Christian: How did you escape unhurt?
      Carol: I took their advice and hauled my cracker ass out of there...

    • Liz: (In response to the carollers singing) Go! Away! Bah humbug!
      Sean: Ebenezer Cruz, where's your Christmas spirit?

    • Ram: Don't you think that the little girl's gonna be a little bit better off with Kimber and me, rather than some punk who's willing to be filmed taking it up the ass so he could score a little bit more boo-yah?
      Christian: That's my son, you dick-sucking pimp!
      Kimber: Didn't you guys know that Matt worked here? Oh yeah, Ram cast him in First-Time Fairies... as a bottom. That's the one...
      Julia: Stop it Kimber, you're lying!
      Christian: That's the only thing she's good at, except for spreading her legs.

    • Christian: It takes at least two to tango with Kimber. Preferably eight, one for each tentacle.

  • Notes

    • Music Featured In This Episode:

      Carol Of The Bells - The Spirits Of Christmas
      God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - The Spirits Of Christmas
      Carol Of The Bells - Durbin Elf
      O Christmas Tree - The Spirits Of Christmas
      Jingle Bells - DJ Rob E
      Fruitcake - The Spirits Of Christmas
      Santa Baby - The Spirits Of Christmas
      Deck The Halls - The Spirits Of Christmas
      Frosty The Snowman - The Spirits Of Christmas
      Silent Night - The Spirits Of Christmas
      O Tannenbaum - Christmas Carol and the Carolers

    • John Schneider receives the 'and' credit.

    • Portia de Rossi is credited as a Special Guest Star.

  • Allusions

    • Liz: (to the carollers) Go! Away! Bah humbug!
      Sean: Ebenezer Cruz, where's your Christmas spirit?

      This refers to the perennial seasonal favourite A Christmas Carol, written in 1843 by Charles Dickens. The main character- Ebenezer Scrooge- is a miser who dislikes Christmas and dismisses it as 'humbug'. These terms have passed into common usage.