Season 1 Episode 5

Three Boys

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 06, 2011 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • LIP's SAT service isn't present in the original UK series, only his homework services, but it isn't depicted until much later on in season 2.

    • Steve's high end car stealing ring is very much out of place in the U.S. version of the series. The reason it works in the original UK series is because it is an actual problem for high end car owners over there, cars are often professionally stolen, but immediately loaded on containers for shipment to Eastern Europe and Russia making recovery before export very difficult. In the U.S. though the amount of cars being stolen would immediately be noticed, also the cars shown thus far would have to be serviced and repaired by Steve's crew if we are to assume they are selling within the U.S. and have the means to disable tracking equipment within the cars. The reason the cars can't go to the dealer or be chopped up and have their parts used on other cars is because any part that is even slightly electronic will be tagged electronically with the single VIN the part will work with (i.e. a motorized side mirror tagged for VIN-X would not work with a car whose VIN is Z). The reason we assume Steve is selling within the U.S. is because he has his shop working on the cars which is completely unecessary if he's exporting - also driving them around is ill advised given he's in Chicago a place that is not dense enough with those specific cars to make him inconspicuos enough to drive around without worries (the BMW and Lexus being the 2 exceptions).

  • Quotes

    • Veronica: Wedding's not gonna work.
      Fiona: What happened?
      Veronica: Momma wants a real priest.
      Debbie: Sheila said she'd make your wedding dress if you want.
      Veronica: Oh, that's nice, but what good is a dress if I don't have a priest?
      Debbie: You could hire an actor. Remember the guy who played Elmo at my birthday party?
      Fiona: You remember that?
      Debbie: He took his head off. It was traumatizing.

    • Fiona: Wasn't he drunk when he proposed?
      Veronica: Oh, yeah. It was like that David Hasselhoff video, eating a cheeseburger.
      Fiona: I never saw that.
      Veronica: Oh, you gotta YouTube it. It's like a car wreck... you can't not watch.

    • Veronica: (talking about their wedding) Maybe we should reconsider, babe.
      Kev: But what about the gay people?
      Veronica: They got their parades. They can wait.

    • Veronica: What's that smell? It's either vomit or fancy cheese.
      Carl: It can be both if you want.

    • Doctor: Have you ever done a testicular self-examination?
      Frank: Oh, God, no. I say leave those three bad boys down there alone.
      Doctor: Yeah, well, that's the problem. Should only be two testicles invited to this party.

    • Frank: The devil's in my balls, Billy, and he's comin' for the rest of mine.
      Fiona: Let's hope he can swim.

    • Sheila: (to Frank) I have to plots at Oak Woods Cemetery. One was for Eddie. Nothing would make me happier than to bury you in one of them. Wait there for me.
      Frank: Oh God, I'm gonna die.

    • Ian: They have Muslim Boy Scouts?
      Kash: Yeah, it's similar. The motto is still "Be prepared," but you learn how to work with chemicals instead of tying knots.

    • Veronica: You don't have to go too crazy here, Sheila, but as close to Vera Wang as you can get.

    • Frank: Just knowing your tits are trying to kill you... that's gotta suck. I mean, mine's in my balls. So they've got a reason to be pissed. Tucked between two legs, wedged right near your asshole. There's no good way to sit. No underwear that's been devised to hold 'em effectively in place. They're a bizarre appendage. An afterthought. Which is why I don't believe in intelligent design. There is no God. We're all gonna die.

    • Lip: Arson? Who are we talkin' about?
      Fiona: V's brother.
      Lip: Oh, is that like a sibling brother, or just a black guy brother?

    • Fiona: Is he retarded?
      Veronica: I wish. Tourette's coupled with bipolar disorder and a drinking problem. He's a shrink's wet dream.

    • Eddie: You look nice. Where are you pretending to go?
      Sheila: I'm going to a wedding today. I am really gonna do it this time. And it's supposed to be a beautiful day today. Beautiful and safe and sunny.
      Eddie: The sun's just a burning ball of fire that could plunge from the sky at any time.

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "Breakout" by iZLER
      "The Luck You Got" by The High Strung
      "What's A Fella Gotta Do" by Eels
      "Bedouin Market" by APM Music
      "Jellybean" by Video Nasties
      "Rock 'N Roll Heart" by Silverhawk
      "Clutch Shooter" by 5 Alarm Music
      "KU Da King" by KU aka Kustoo

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: July 21, 2011 on More4
      Germany: February 20, 2012 on FOX

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

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