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"Bored to Death" Forget the Herring (2011)

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21 November 2011 (Season 3, Episode 7)
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Jason Schwartzman ... Jonathan Ames

Zach Galifianakis ... Ray Hueston

Ted Danson ... George Christopher

Heather Burns ... Leah

Isla Fisher ... Rose Hiney

Mary Steenburgen ... Josephine

David Rasche ... Bernard

Halley Feiffer ... Emily

Stacy Keach ... Harrison Bergeron

Chris Elliott ... Fishman
Antwayn Hopper ... Cats Guy

Jeff Hiller ... Emcee

Paul Mauriello ... Angry Man (as Paul Michael Mauriello)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John DeBlasio ... Prison Guard
Theodore John Forsi ... Yale Grad in Audience (uncredited)

Peter Iasillo Jr. ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Craig Scribner ... Prison Visitor (uncredited)

Nate Steinwachs ... Spider-Man Theater Performer (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Adam Bernstein 
 
Writing credits
Jonathan Ames (creator)

Rachel Axler (written by) &
Jonathan Ames (written by)

Produced by
Jonathan Ames .... executive producer
Rachel Axler .... co-producer
Dave Becky .... executive producer
Brad Carpenter .... co-producer
Sarah Condon .... executive producer
Stephanie Davis .... executive producer
Luke Del Tredici .... producer
Martin Gero .... consulting producer
Elizabeth Klenk .... associate producer
Troy Miller .... executive producer
Ozzie F. Pissari .... associate producer
Rachel Rothblatt .... associate producer
Tracey Soast .... post producer
Michael Stricks .... producer
 
Original Music by
Pat Irwin 
 
Cinematography by
Vanja Cernjul (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ken Eluto 
 
Casting by
Ann Goulder 
Gayle Keller 
 
Art Direction by
Doug Huszti 
 
Set Decoration by
Janet Shaw 
 
Costume Design by
Daniel Lawson 
 
Makeup Department
Kat Drazen .... key hair stylist (as Katherine Difulvio)
Donna Marie Fischetto .... hair department head
Tania Ribalow .... makeup department head
Natalie Young .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jeffrey T. Bernstein .... production manager
Michael Stricks .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy Herrmann .... second assistant director
Kelly Mahoney .... dga trainee
Ted O'Connor .... second second assistant director
Ellen Parnett .... second second assistant director
Christopher Swartout .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Aharoni .... set dresser
I. Javier Ameijeiras .... concept illustrator
Edmund Bastian .... set dresser
Heather Bennett .... lead scenic artist
Katya Blumenberg .... assistant art director
Devin Butler .... shop production assistant
Anna Butwell .... props
Michael Finnerty .... construction coordinator
Joe Galione .... on set dresser
Glenn Gertsen .... key carpenter
Vincent Guarriello .... construction grip
Peter Hackman .... charge scenic
Leo Holder .... graphic artist
Anthony Itri .... key construction grip
Heather Danielle Kane .... property master
Martin Kirchoff .... construction foreman
Kasia Kowalczyk .... art department production assistant
Mollie Laurienzo .... art department coordinator
Kevin Leonidas .... on set dresser
Robert Ludemann .... graphic designer
Rebecca Meis DeMarco .... assistant set decorator
Ijeoma Onyejiaka .... art department production assistant
Sarah E. Rosa .... camera scenic artist
Daniel Rosenfeld .... scenic shop manager
Philip Saccio .... second leadman
Elizabeth Schlitten .... assistant property master
Eric Stepper .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Louis Bertini .... supervising sound editor
Bob Chefalas .... re-recording mixer
Bob Chefalas .... sound re-recording mixer
David Ellinwood .... dialogue editor (as Dave Ellinwood)
Christopher Fondulas .... boom operator
Craig Kyllonen .... assistant sound editor
Craig Kyllonen .... foley editor
Bryant Musgrove .... audio utility
Nicholas Renbeck .... sound effects editor
Griffin Richardson .... production sound mixer
Griffin Richardson .... sound mixer
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist
Paul Tirone .... sound re-recordist
Sondra James .... loop group coordinator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Fred Buchholz .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
George Bunce .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Baldwin .... b camera/steadicam opeator
Kelly Beaton .... best boy electric
Ruark Behan .... company grip
Kelly Britt .... lighting console programmer
Keith Bunting .... dolly grip
Matthew Clark .... camera operator: "a" camera
Lamont Crawford .... dolly grip
Maggie Delaney .... electrician
Sean Donnelly .... digital imaging technician
Jeffrey Dutemple .... first assistant camera
Jeffrey A. Eplett .... best boy rigging gaffer (as Jeff Epplett)
Greg Finkel .... first assistant camera
Bradley Grant .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael N. Green .... electrician
John Halligan .... best boy grip
Thomas Landi .... gaffer
Kurt Lenning .... key rigging gaffer
Seth F. McAllister .... company grip
Sean McCardell .... electrician
Paul C. McKenna .... technician: Louma 2
Joe Mellon .... grip
Jessica Miglio .... still photographer
Rob Muia .... camera utility
Francis Pannuccio Sr. .... best boy rigging grip
Francis Panuccio .... key rigging grip (as Francis Panuccio Jr)
Douglas Pellegrino .... camera operator: second unit
Linda Phillips .... electrician
Emma Rees-Scanlon .... camera production assistant
Chris Skutch .... key grip
Eric Ulrich .... company grip
Alexis van Kersen Li .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Daniel Wallenstein .... grip
 
Casting Department
Faryn Einhorn .... casting associate
Jeanne McCarthy .... casting consultant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Mae Burton .... assistant costume designer
Virginia Cook .... set costumer
Gracie Cox .... set costumer
Cara Czekanski .... set costumer
Georgette Gogniat .... tailor
Chris Mahnken .... wardrobe coordinator
Steven Manuel .... costume production assistant
Steven Manuel .... wardrobe production assistant
Amy Pickering .... wardrobe supervisor
Christine Schultz .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jordan Benaderet .... post-production coordinator
Craig Cobb .... assistant editor
John Crowley .... colorist
Agnes Grandits .... first assistant editor
Russ Hammonds .... post-production supervisor
Michael Kamens .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Tom Beckham .... musician
Missy Cohen .... music editor
Evan Greenspan .... music service (as Evan M. Greenspan Inc.)
J. Walter Hawkes .... musician
Michael Hill .... music supervisor
Tim Luntzil .... musician
Dan Reiser .... musician
 
Transportation Department
John Riggins .... transportation co-captain
Charles Spillane .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Tamsin Anstey .... production accountant
Richard M. Bartholomay .... location scout (as Richard Bartholomay)
Johnathan Bowling .... set production assistant
Michael Braun .... production secretary
Kami Calevro .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Donick Cary .... consultant
Rob Coleman .... assistant location manager
Teresa Eggers .... location production assistant
Emily Evashevski .... set production assistant
Maggie Mattuchio Flynn .... assistant production coordinator (as Maggie Mattuchio)
Jonathan Gardner .... key set production assistant
Chris George .... location manager
Sonja Beck Gingerich .... location assistant
Seth Gordon .... consultant
Clea Grandits .... intern
Sasha Gross .... office production assistant
Jennifer Hoopes .... location coordinator
Alice Johnson .... production assistant
Kirsten Kearse .... script supervisor
Kristen M. Lange .... writing assistant
M.J. Magbanua .... production coordinator
Cisco Marcial .... parking coordinator
Harry Nangle .... set production assistant
Lorna Nowve .... payroll accountant
Kerry O'Brien .... production assistant
Ellen Parnett .... production assistant
Tina Quach .... production assistant
Andrew Rhymer .... office production assistant
Phillip Saxton .... location scout
Ryan Scatenato .... assistant location manager
Sam Sklaver .... executive story editor
Mike Spangler .... office production assistant
Lisa Tobari .... assistant to producer
Emmanuel Vozos .... set location assistant
Cassie Bryant .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Glen Flynn .... accounting file clerk (uncredited)
John J. Kelly III .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jonathan Ames  creator

Art Department
I. Javier Ameijeiras .... assistant art director
Rick Butler .... set designer
Mark Pollard .... graphic artist
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Alcantara .... electrician
Christopher DelSordo .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Ted Goodwin .... electric
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Schaub .... tailor
 
Other crew
Harry Lapham .... production assistant
John F. Perez Jr. .... location assistant
 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Locating the sperm donor, 7 December 2011
Author: jotix100 from New York

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Jonathan is contacted by a woman named Rose. She wants to talk to him about information she has discovered about the man who set the sperm bank on fire. According to her findings, the man is serving time in Riker's Island prison. His name is Fishman. Rose was also conceived from the same place, so it is decided a visit to the man is in order. What they find is a crazy guy whose mind is not all there, but something good comes out of seeing him: they get an address in Coney Island of the man that ran the bank.

Ray has been suffering from his back. Staying at George's, he is seen attached to a contraption that is supposed to help his aching spine, but nothing seems to help. George has a present for him as they prepare to go to sleep. It is a book from an authority on back problems. Ray goes to sleep and wakes up cured from the pain he felt. The reason: he slept on top of the book and it straightened whatever was causing his ache.

Jonathan and Rose go to Coney Island to see a man named Bergeron, whom according to Fishman, ran the bank. The man has a small store selling inexpensive merchandise. The amateur detective comes to the point: who is his biological father? Bergeron's answer is not exactly what they were expecting. Jonathan invites Rose up to his apartment where they engage in sex. Both feel great the following day, as they awake in bed together.

George, preparing for the Yale Club performance where he will sing a song from "Man From La Mancha". He is seen looking at the audience behind the curtain. He has reserved two seats for Emily and Bernard, hoping they will come and settle their differences. Unfortunately, the only ones that come are Josephine, the voice coach, and Ray. As George starts to sing in full Don Quixote's costume, he is distracted and flees the auditorium. He then goes to Emily's building where he continues with his song, riling up the neighbors trying to sleep. Emily and Bernard ask him to come up to their place.

Jonathan receives a phone call from Bergeron. He has some new information for him. At the sperm bank he ran, he was the only contributor. In fact, he tells Jonathan, looking at Rose was almost like looking at his own mother. Jonathan is horrified by having sex with his own sister!

A funny episode in two parts. Directed by Adam Bernstein and based on the creator of the series, Jonathan Ames and Rachel Axler, this was one of the best chapters of the season. The three principals do their best to keep the action going. The guest stars include Mary Steenburgen, Mrs. Ted Danson, in real life, Stacey Keach, Isla Fisher, David Rasche and Halley Feifer.

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