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"Mr. Sunshine" Ben and Vivian (2011)

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Original Air Date:
4 April 2011 (Season 1, Episode 9)
Ben is in for a surprise when his one-night-stand turns out to be Crystal's new assistant, Vivian. When... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Bryan Gordon 
Writing credits
Matthew Perry (creator) &
Alex Barnow (creator) &
Marc Firek (creator)

Sameer Asad Gardezi  staff writer
Eric Gilliland  written by

Produced by
Bryan Adams .... producer
Alex Barnow .... executive producer
Barbara Brace .... co-producer
Sally Bradford .... co-executive producer
Matthew Carlson .... executive producer
Julie DeJoie .... associate producer
Marc Firek .... executive producer
Eric Gilliland .... co-executive producer
Casey Johnson .... co-executive producer
Rebecca Moline .... associate producer
Matthew Perry .... executive producer
Annette Sahakian Davis .... producer
Thomas Schlamme .... executive producer
Jamie Tarses .... executive producer
David Windsor .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Rob Cairns 
Cinematography by
Michael Goi 
Film Editing by
Rick Blue 
Casting by
Lauren Grey 
Set Decoration by
Anne H. Ahrens 
Costume Design by
Genevieve Tyrrell 
Makeup Department
Patricia Messina .... makeup department head
Production Management
Cynthia Stegner .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vernon Davidson .... first assistant director (as Vern Davidson)
Sylwia K. Dudzinska .... dga trainee
Michelle Gritzer .... second second assistant director
Ryan Krayser .... second assistant director
Art Department
Tom Craig .... buyer
Richard Ewan .... standby painter
Barry Jones .... lead painter
John Kelso .... metal fabricator
Miehe .... set designer (as Marco Miehe)
Fante Zamora .... set dresser
Sound Department
Jonathan Golodner .... sound supervisor
Jeff Gross .... foley mixer
Jon Lipman .... foley editor
Derek Marcil .... re-recording mixer
Sean Massey .... dialogue editor
Brian McKinney .... boom operator
Kevin Nanaumi .... assistant sound editor
Greg Stacy .... sound effects editor
Fred Tator .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Allen .... rigging grip
Houman Forough .... camera operator: "b" camera
Joshua Lee Huber .... dimmer board operator
James Kimura .... best boy electric
Brian King .... grip
John Magallon .... chief lighting technician
Brice Reid .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Alfredo Rosado .... second assistant camera "a" camera
Michael Stumpf .... Steadicam operator
Michael Stumpf .... camera operator: "a" camera
Diana Ulzheimer .... camera loader
Casting Department
Josh Einsohn .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Au .... costume supervisor
Amy Fegely .... set costumer
Kia Tyrrell .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Ashley LaRocque .... post-production assistant
Donna Madrigal .... assistant editor
Tim Vincent .... final colorist
Location Management
Christopher Lee .... location manager
Music Department
Ann Kline .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
David G. Todd .... transportation
Don Violett .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Elida Cerda .... key set medic
Elisabeth Cormier .... assistant to Thomas Schlamme
Becky Dorf Crowley .... production staff
Joe Dolman .... production assistant
Michael Godek .... post production assistant
Jeremy Hall .... writers assistant
Clay Lapari .... script coordinator
Bernard McGovern .... post production coordinator
Ellen Rosoff .... production assistant
Amy Schwartz .... production assistant
Cameron Smith .... production assistant
Katie Glickman Tufaro .... production coordinator (as Katie Glickman)
Justine von Winterfeldt .... assistant to executive producer
Benjamin Benedetti .... post facilities manager (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alex Barnow  creator
Marc Firek  creator
Matthew Perry  creator

Produced by
John Amodeo .... producer (2010)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip A. Patterson .... first assistant director (2010)
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Vivien:Hey, Ben, I just wanted to let you know that if I were a zombie, you could shoot me in the head.
Ben Donovan:Oh, ok. And if you weren't a zombie?
Vivien:Then please don't.
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Hooray, sunshine, 28 August 2016
Author: studioAT from United Kingdom

This was the last episode to air on ABC before the show was cancelled but is one of the middle episodes on the very jumbled DVD.

But what an episode it is! 'Mr Sunshine' at it's quirky best, with also a lot of heart too.

It's great to see Matthew Perry sparring with his girlfriend at the time Lizzy Caplain who guest stars here. I love the fact that they sort of become a weird little family with Nate Torrence's character as their son. Very funny.

James Lesure also gets a good B plot to himself and this enables us to see a difference side to the character.

What's great about this episode is that we can see real growth from the Matthew Perry character. He turns down a meaningless relationship based on sex in order to search for something more. If the main aim of the show was to track a man's journey to grow up, then this episode encapsulated that.

A great episode of a show that ended too soon.

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