Season 2 Episode 1

Erica Noughton

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 22, 2004 on FX



  • Trivia

    • This is the first time we see Christian get rejected by a woman.

    • Featured Music:

      "Ravel's Bolero" by Jazzelicious (Christian attempts to botox Sean)
      "So Nice (Summer Samba)" by Bebel Gilberto (Sean's birthday party)
      "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder (Christian 'helps' Gina nurse/Sean blows out birthday candles/Sean examines his ass and gives himself botox)
      "Eyes Without A Face" by Billy Idol (Libby Zucker's gun-shot reconstructive surgery)
      "Justine" by Brookville (Christian 'interviews' the nanny)
      "Hold 'Dat" (Richard X Re-mix) by Prince Po (Christian attempts to pick up Nicole Watts (orthopedics resident) in bar)
      "Last Tango in Paris" by Gotan Project (Christian still at bar w/Nicole as she turns him down)
      "Last Tango in Paris" (Reprise) by Gotan Project (Christian consults with Erica on face-lift surgery)
      "Lovergirl" by Teena Marie (Julia & Erica work out at the gym)
      "Bach's Overture #3" by Zigo (Erica Noughton's face-lift surgery)
      "Vibrate" by Rufus Wainwright (Libby shoots Chad Myer/Sean eating cake by himself/Christian with Wilbur blowing out candles on his 40th birthday cupcakes)

    • Goof: When Christian faces the 25-year old woman, one shot shows the young man getting up. Then the next shot shows the young man getting up again.

    • Goof: When Christian is threatening to give Sean a botox injection at the beginning of the episode, the position of the plunger in the syringe changes several times from about 0.3 ml to empty.

  • Quotes

    • Christian: So, Erica, tell me what you don't like about yourself.
      Erica: My neck... my eyes... my stupidity. Why did I ever let you go?
      Christian: I bet you say that to all the boys you slept with at your daughter's wedding.

    • Christian: That was eerie what we just did in there, wasn´t it? Men age and society says we´ve become more rugged women age and they just become... old. Sad.

    • Julia: You slept with my mother.
      Christian: Once. At your wedding.
      Julia: Also at my wedding?
      Christian: So, I see she offered up full disclosure.
      Julia: OK, Christian, thank you.
      Christian: For what?
      Julia: Thank you for releasing me completely from any residual emotional attachment that I might have had towards you.

    • Christian: Actually, I still think you are a knockout. You don´t need a face-lift, Erica.
      Erica: Don´t bullshit a bullshitter. When a hunky guy at the airport asks you directions not because he´s trying to pick you up but because he really wants those directions you´ve fallen off the radar, sexually speaking.

    • Julia: My own mother flashed me at the gym, then she insisted she had a better body than me.

    • Julia: What happened to 'women should wear their wrinkles like a badge of honour'?
      Erica: That worked when I was naive and firm enough to shove my braless tits in the faces of all those patriarchal Freudians.

    • Libby Zucker: It took almost dying for me to realize that aging isn't a curse. It's a privilege.

    • Erica: Do you have a subconscious desire to harm me?
      Sean: I assure you Erica, any desire I have to harm you is entirely conscious.

    • Gina: My tits are ripe. And this blouse is silk, stains are forever. So, I need you to suck it up.

    • Christian: You had no right to fire my nanny.
      Gina: I don't want my child around cheap common whores.
      Christian: He's around you all the time. Oh correction, you're an expensive whore.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Christian: Milk 'em yourself, Heidi.

      "Heidi" is an 1880 children's book by Johanna Spyri. The story is about an orphaned Swiss girl who was sent to live with her grandfather on a mountain. One of the story points is about a criple girl named Clara getting strong on goat's milk and the mountain air.