Californication: Season 1, Episode 6

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (17 Sep. 2007)

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Hank has a one-night stand with a sexy surfer girl who steals his records and guitar.



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Episode cast overview:
Surfer Girl
Daisy Gardner ...
Crusty Cashier
Emcee (as Dana Michael Woods)
Robert Gilling ...
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Shira Kreitenberg ...
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Myles Trifon ...
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A one-night-stand doesn't end the way Hank expected it to: the sexy surfer girl he slept with has stolen his records, a shirt and his guitar! With Karen he goes to see Becca perform with her band. When strolling around with Becca and Karen after the gig, Mia calls Hank and asks him to save her from her teacher who wants to do a threesome with her. Meanwhile, Charlie and his wife are trying to spice up their sex life. Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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When Hank's talking to the surfer girl he replies with 'Life'll Kill Ya' which is the title of Warren Zevon's album on which 'Don't Let Us Get Sick' (which is performed on the show) is featured on. Also another song from the album is featured later in the season. See more »


Hank Moody: What is your name, by the way?
Venice Beach Girl: Wouldn't you rather just fuck me and never know?
Hank Moody: Oh, fuck. Who says romance is dead?
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References Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage (1937) See more »


Don't Let Us Get Sick
Written and performed by Warren Zevon
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Trouble at home
7 January 2009 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Californication continues its successful mission of being one of the edgiest, funniest adult TV comedies available. This time, all it takes to do that is a one-night stand, marital problems and the usual freewheeling profanity.

So, what's up with Hank in this episode? Well, after dumping Meredith, he finds temporary comfort in the arms of a pot-smoking surfer girl (Michelle Lombardo), only to regret the decision the following morning when he discovers she has stolen some of his stuff. While berating himself over that issue, Hank accompanies Karen to watch their daughter perform with her band, but is interrupted by some new Mia-related trouble. As for good old Charlie, he and his wife Marcy are trying to come up with new ways to spice up their love life.

In terms of stealing scenes, the real king of this episode is Evan Handler, all thanks to his wonderfully filthy conversation with the missus ("Remember the last time we tried daylight anal sex? Not good!"). It's way funnier than his breakthrough role in Sex and the City, and why he didn't receive an Emmy nomination for the effort remains a mystery. Then again, neither did the superb Duchovny. Mysteries...

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