S06E04 - Maximizing Alphaness
No: 50 | Season: 6 Episode: 4 | Air Date: 17-Nov-19 | Ratings:
Richard's authority is threatened by his former Hooli manager; Monica tries to prove her support of other women; Gavin sets his sights on the literary world.
Director and Writers
Director: Liza Johnson
Written by: Daisy Gardner
Gavin: It's a coming-of-age story about a lost, yet handsome teen growing up one fateful summer in Maine. Now, get that to the publishers. I want the hardback in my hand by tomorrow lunchtime.
Hoover: Sir, it takes a bit longer than that. We have to send it out to publishing houses and then find an editor.
Gavin: Editors are for people who can't write correctly the first time. We'll self-publish.
Richard: I think that we if we had a woman at the helm, it might change the optics, and since you don't really care...
Monica: No, I do care. I care deeply.
Richard: No, you don't. I mean, you literally said, "If a bunch of dumb Marines wanna cheat on their dumb wives, what the f*ck do I care?"
Monica: I don't think I used those exact words.
Richard: I'm pretty sure you did, actually. You texted it to me last night, see?
Monica: No, but...
Richard: And then you also said, "We don't have to smell it. We just have to sell it. As long as those fat fat fatties..."
Monica: Okay. I took an Ambien last night...
Jared: Oh my God. Gwart, do you remember how I-I told you I found my birth father in that militia in the Ozarks, but... then it turned out that guy was a fraud? Well, um, I just went in for some genetic testing to-to confirm my diagnosis of Marfan syndrome, and it turns out that my real parents are alive. And they live in Santa Cruz. And they're still together. What should I do? Should I visit them?
Dinesh: That guy humiliating you was not good for the company. He dominated you like a silverback gorilla. Do you know why the gorillas respected Jane Goodall?
Richard: Jane Goodall studied chimpanzees.
Dinesh: Wrong! It's because she could kick their ass, and they knew it.
Tracy: So, it's complicated. You were the clear aggressor in this incident, but you're also the only one who got hurt. You hit him in the forehead, which is the single hardest part of the human body. I would never advocate violence, but when you make a fist, you wanna keep your thumb on the outside.
Richard: Yeah. Uh, I know that now, but at the time, I couldn't remember.
Ron: You did great, Champ, but here's the bottom line. We gotta cool our sh1t down with this guy before he lawyers up and sues us a new hiney-hole. You need to go talk to Ethan and give him a sincere and honest apology. Without admitting any fault or describing what happened in any way.
Gavin: Do I honor my truth as a starving author, or do I return to the world I've scorned? What did Publisher's Weekly say about my book?
Hoover: Publisher's Weekly is a... terrible magazine, sir.
Gavin: Call Maddow.
"First Light of the Day" by Geto Boys (End credits music.)
Notes and Trivia
Although Jimmy O. Yang (Jian Yang) and Chris Diamantopoulos (Russ Hanneman) are credited for this episode, they did not appear.
In one scene, where Jared and Big Head are talking, Jon Snow's sword, Longclaw, from "Game of Thrones" is visible in the background.
|Starring||Thomas Middleditch||Richard Hendricks|
|Starring||Josh Brener||Nelson 'Big Head' Bighetti|
|Starring||Martin Starr||Bertram Gilfoyle|
|Starring||Kumail Nanjiani||Dinesh Chugtai|
|Starring||Amanda Crew||Monica Hall|
|Starring||Zach Woods||Donald 'Jared' Dunn|
|Starring||Matt Ross||Gavin Belson|
|Starring||Suzanne Cryer||Laurie Bream|
|Starring||Jimmy O. Yang||Jian Yang|
|Starring||Chris Diamantopoulos||Russ Hanneman|
|Guest Starring||George Basil||Ethan|
|Guest Starring||Wayne Federman||Stu|
|Guest Starring||Ben Feldman||Ron LaFlamme|
|Guest Starring||Helen Hong||Tracy Robertson|
|Guest Starring||Michele Maika||Susan|
|Guest Starring||Aaron Sanders||Holden|
|Guest Starring||Chris Williams||Hoover|
|Co-Starring||Kristin Anne Curi||Lisa|
|Co-Starring||Bianca Lopez||Allie Abrams|
|Co-Starring||Henry Phillips||John Stafford|
|Co-Starring||Krishna Smitha||Priyanka Singh|