United States of Tara

Season 2 Episode 3

The Truth Hurts

Aired Monday 10:30 PM Apr 05, 2010 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • Music: "Wish I Had Not Said That" by J.J. Cale, "Motley Mary Ann" by Pisces, "Get Down On It" by Kool & the Gang, "Cloud Nine" by Rodd Keith

  • Quotes

    • Tara: I don't understand why this is happening now. I mean... everything at home is great. The kids are thriving, Max has never been happier. And he keeps saying I'm the best I've ever been. Little does he know that, for the first time ever, I am a liar. I mean, my alters have lied before, but me... Tara... I never have.

    • Kate: The burden of kids born to teenage mothers. I should start a groug called "adult children of moms you'd like to fuck."

    • Courtney: I bet she's fantasizing he's Edward Cullen.
      Marshall: You have something against wildly popular vampire novels?

    • Tara: Marshall is dating a girl? Well, I guess that makes sense on opposite day.

    • Ted Mayo: I had a girlfriend when I was Marshall's age.
      Tara: Wow, you dated woman?
      Ted Mayo: It was the '70s, honey. Girlfriends, boyfriends... if it could dance, I'd do it.

    • Tara: I always wondered what makes straight women go gay.
      Charmaine: Oh, that's easy... Menopause. Oprah did a whole show on it.

    • Ted Mayo: All I know is, it took me years to figure out what I really wanted... Men, women, et ceteras. I had to do a full investigation. You have to touch it, live it, taste it to know it. You got to get up in it.

    • Neil: I don't want a terrific woman, I want Charmaine.

    • Max: I don't sweat the small stuff anymore, okay? Life's too short... and these days too good.

    • Marshall: I don't like weed. It makes me like action movies.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Pammy's (Joey Lauren Adams) confession of homosexual love to a heterosexual Tara/Buck (Toni Collette) alludes to an inversion of a confession in Kevin Smith's 1997 film, "Chasing Amy", where Holden (Ben Affleck) reveals his heterosexual love to a homosexual Alyssa (who is played by the same Joey Lauren Adams).