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Original Air Date:
17 July 2011 (Season 8, Episode 2)
Larry becomes an unlikely role model for battered women; Richard Lewis's relationship with a burlesque performer is put to the test; Leon survives a case of mistaken identity. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Larry David ... Larry David

Jeff Garlin ... Jeff Greene

Susie Essman ... Susie Greene (credit only)

Richard Lewis ... Richard Lewis

J.B. Smoove ... Leon Black

Bob Einstein ... Marty Funkhouser

Jan Anderson ... Stella (as Janina Anderson)

Curtis Armstrong ... Computer Guy

Ivar Brogger ... ER Doctor
Jenifer Cononico ... Laura (as Jennifer Cononico)
Miriam Flynn ... Margaret

Reggie Gaskins ... Innocent Computer Guy

Travis Guba ... Cop #2

Tymberlee Hill ... Karen
Jen Kober ... Dale

Will McLaughlin ... Cop #1

Jerry Minor ... Bob

Michaela Watkins ... Saundra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank M. Ahearn ... Himself (uncredited)

Adrienne Rusk ... Burlesque Bartender (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Bryan Gordon 
Writing credits
Larry David (story by) &
Alec Berg (story by) &
David Mandel (story by) &
Jeff Schaffer (story by)

Produced by
Larry David .... executive producer
Jeff Garlin .... executive producer
Tim Gibbons .... executive producer
Gavin Polone .... executive producer
Laura Streicher .... producer
Film Editing by
Roger Nygard 
Casting by
Dorian Frankel 
Production Design by
Michael Whetstone (series production design)
Art Direction by
Patrick Parkhurst 
Costume Design by
Christina Mongini 
Production Management
John McCoy .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonathan Harris .... second assistant director
Dale Stern .... associate director
Dale Stern .... second unit director
Art Department
Marc Berline .... construction coordinator
Dort Clark .... property master
Tracy Shao .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ryan Adams .... adr recordist/editor
Ryan Adams .... sound design & effects editor
Ryan Adams .... sound editor
William F. MacPherson .... sound mixer
Paul Vitolins .... dialogue editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Bianca Bahena .... assistant camera
Luis Contreras .... lighting technician
Rusty Davis .... grip
Peter DePhilippis .... first assistant camera
Stephen Furry .... best boy grip
Jonas Lagunoff .... key grip
Noah Prince .... lighting technician: new york
Jon Purdy .... camera operator
Daryl Studebaker .... camera operator
Casting Department
Marlise Gunzenhauser .... casting associate
Guy Yosub .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emily Besa .... additional costumer
Robin Prather .... key set costumer
Editorial Department
Heydar Adel .... on-line editor
Jennifer Dornbush .... lead logger
Jenifer Kory .... post-production coordinator
Ken Van Deest .... final colorist
Location Management
Lee David Lee .... location scout
Dan Cooley .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver
Ted Joneson .... production van driver operator
Chris Marchesona .... grip driver
Derek Severson .... production van driver operator
Other crew
Jay Cipriani .... writers assistant
Graham Geraghty .... production assistant
Ryan Guellow .... production secretary
Jonathan Harris .... stage manager
Wendi Hauser .... assistant to executive producer
Ryan Janata .... production coordinator
Mackenzie Luzzi .... production assistant
Heather Marion .... assistant: Mr. Garlin
Paula Present .... choreographer
Deborah Ricketts .... archive researcher
Maureen Tenenbaum .... script supervisor
Andrew Horng .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Jeanne Chin Lee .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry David  creator

Makeup Department
Linda Grimes .... makeup department head: New York (final episode)
Production Management
Nicola Scaramuzzo .... post-production supervisor (2008-2009)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Neil Daly .... second assistant director (2001)
Art Department
Jorge Borrelli .... assistant art director (as Jorge Gonzalez Borrelli)
Chris Hopper .... set designer
Saiyiu. Li .... property assistant
Sound Department
Samuel Libraty .... sound editor (2000-2002)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Justin Sundquist .... stunts (2009) (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Hyun .... still photographer
Gary Lowrance .... underwater electrician (season 5)
Keith Morgan .... rigging gaffer (2004-2005)
Larry Watson .... still photographer
Casting Department
Rebecca Norris .... casting assistant (2008-2009)
Marisa Ross .... casting associate
Mark Scott .... casting associate (2001)
Matthew Skrobalak .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Cotton .... costume supervisor (2003)
Editorial Department
Kevin Goldblum .... post-production coordinator (2003)
Location Management
Jason Kaplon .... assistant location manager
Derek Avila .... location scout (uncredited-season 5)
Transportation Department
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Other crew
Steven Holtzman .... production assistant
Dee Austin Robertson .... production assistant
Crystal Santana .... production assistant (as Crystal R. Santana)
John Trujillo .... layout board
Adam T. Weisinger .... second stage manager

Additional Details

30 min

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Battered, 16 August 2011
Author: jotix100 from New York

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Larry is shopping at a supermarket. He wants some ice cream, but his favorite brand is being blocked by two women, one of them crying inconsolably, who refuse to move, no matter how much he asks them to. One of them informs him the crying lady is in a program for battered women and to please move away. Finally, trying to get what he wants ends in disaster as he knocks down all the ice cream in the refrigerator.

Meeting for breakfast with Jeff and Marty, Larry learns that Richard Lewis is seeing an exotic dancer with amazing breast endowment. Lewis enters and sits with them, but he is in a rush, trying to go to an audition. The three friends decide they must take the girlfriend's act soon. As Larry gets home, he sees a woman with a little dog, who has left him "a gift" on his sidewalk. He is upset the woman did not come prepared to scoop her dog's poop.

Visiting the restaurant for the breakfast place again, Larry is asked by a man working on his computer to please keep an eye on it, as he goes to the men's room. Having finished his coffee, and not seeing the man back, he asks a black man sitting nearby if he could watch the computer, as he must leave. A few days later, Larry encounters the computer man. Since it is gone, the man would like to know what he did. Larry mentions the black man, and the owner of the computer, figures it was stolen.

Larry receives a visit from Margaret, the leader of the battered women's group. She has come to demand an apology to the woman with the dog, and the crying woman in the supermarket. Both, it appears are in the program at a house in the neighborhood. Larry decides to go and do a good deed. Nothing he offers comes across an apology to the women. Noticing a heavy set woman complain about the laundry, he offers the group to come to his house.

Catching the show in which Richard Lewis' girlfriend is appearing, Larry notices a mole under her breast. When he meets Lewis and Stella, the exotic dancer, Larry suggests she had her mole examined to be sure all is OK. Larry comments on the size of her breast, something that Stella wants to reduce because of the pain it causes. Richard wants to kill his friend for offering such advice.

The women from the group come to Larry for their laundry. While they are tidy and get the job done, Larry becomes interested in whatever made Dale, the heavyset woman become part of the battered ladies. She does not fit the profile. As he presses the issue, Dale gives him a punch in the eye. Leon, now permanently living with Larry, takes him to a hospital. While being examined, the doctor takes an interest in what caused the injury. Leon, enters the room demanding money to get something to eat. The doctor does not fail to notice the way Leon punches the snack machine and he figures it was Leon who punched Larry.

As Larry is coming out of the house one day, he encounters the black man that is bringing him the computer that he was told to keep an eye on. Larry must go out for a moment, but invites the man to wait inside for him. The door rings. Two policemen at the door want to question the black man they figure is Leon. As they accuse him of assault and battery to Larry, they arrested for the harm inflicted on Larry.

Bryan Gordon directed the second installment of the 2011 series. The screenplay was a collaboration by Larry David, Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel. The episode touches on what appear to be observations Larry David has witnessed at one point, or another. There is the racial conflict in which an innocent man appears to be something he is not, wrongly accused because of the color of his skin. The idea of the battered women leads to Larry appearing to be a victim himself because what the doctor saw in the emergency room. Another issue centers on the idea of how one is asked, innocently, perhaps, to mind someone else's property, in Larry's case a computer and the complications when it is kept by an honest man that happened to be black.

A good episode. Enjoy!

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