Season 1 Episode 7

Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 20, 2011 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • The pool location Fiona and Steve have sex in, is the same as the one used in the movie Cruel Intentions.

    • The Meat truck robbery is originally part of the Season 2 Christmas Special in the UK series, but most of the story elements where dropped leaving it as an odd bit in this episode. The meat was originally on its way to be analyzed as part of a military game which lead to the quarantine or "Chatsworth council estate" of the neighborhood the Gallaghers lived in the UK series.

    • Donny Maguire, the UK version of Mickey Milkovich, is not gay in the series.

      There was never any gun involved in the UK series, the events between Kash, Ian and Linda happen regardless.

  • Quotes

    • Frank: (the two goons put Frank's head in the toilet) This is no way to treat a veteran!
      Goon: If you didn't run away, we'd have flushed first.

    • Roy: Today is put-your-head-in-the-toilet day. You know what that makes tomorrow, Frank? Put-your-head-in-the-trash-compactor day.

    • Cashier: $35.
      Frank: $250.
      Cashier: $35.
      Frank: The hell? You're supposed to negotiate! The phrase "Jew me down" only works if you take the fair price I start with and you slowly jew me down to an unacceptable number. You can't bottom-line some rip-off from the get-go. Now give me a number.
      Cashier: $35. And my ancestors and I take full credit for crucifying that Christ putz.

    • Frank: Give me the money. I've got a gun.
      Old Woman: Frank?
      Frank: What? No. I'll use it!
      Old Woman: For what, to jack off?

    • Sheila: Look after Liam? I'd love to! I can keep him in my room until Karen goes to college.
      Steve: Just for one night.

    • Kermit: Is Frank here?
      Fiona: Only when there's a check coming. Who are you?
      Kermit: I'm his friend Kermit.
      Fiona: Frank doesn't have any friends. Only people he hasn't pissed off yet.

    • Drug Dealer: Zombie drug. Need a week.
      Veronica: Well, need something now.
      Drug Dealer: Roofie get the job done?
      Veronica: I don't want to rape him, I just need to knock his ass out.

    • Veronica: Just give me the horse tranquilizer. Enough to knock out a Clydesdale. Frank's a professional. You're gonna want check his pockets before you go.

    • Linda: (shows her husband the security tape) Does anything look different to you?
      Kash: No.
      Linda: You don't see the camera? It's like it moved just a little bit. There.
      Kash: Register matches inventory.
      Linda: Yeah, you're right. I should probably shut it off. But then I'd miss the part where you take it up the ass from a teenage boy. Here it is. Billy cornholing the father of my children. Must be big, judging from the grimace on your face.

    • Frank: (handing the sales clerk his son's credit card) Mr. Gallagher? Is my dad here? Call me Liam.

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "Breakout" by iZLER
      "The Luck You Got" by The High Strung
      "See You On The Other Side" by Saturn Missiles
      "Mele Na Pepe" by Bosshouse
      "Irish Drinking Song" by The Mudmen
      "Twinkling of You" by Roger Neill
      "Five Little Rooms" by Menomena
      "You Turn It On" by Laura Dawn
      "Tears In My Beers" by Mean Jeans
      "Man of The People" by Middle Distance Runner
      "Inch of Dust" by Future Islands
      "The Restless Money Love Blues" by Choo Choo La Rouge
      "Abide With Me" by APM
      "Not Gonna Play By Your Rules" by The Diner
      "Are You Ready" by The Fonzarellies
      "I'm Gonna Change" by Starboard Green
      "Family Tradition" by Chartbuster Karaoke
      "Beneath Mt. Sinai" by The Stone Foxes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: August 4, 2011 on More4
      Germany: March 5, 2012 on FOX

    • Laura Wiggins (Karen Jackson) is credited, but does not appear.

    • Joan Cusack (Sheila) is credited as special guest star.

  • Allusions

    • Mrs. Bergdoll's comment about Carl having headlice is a reference to the UK series' Carl who had to keep his head shaved because he was prone to getting nits/headlice.

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