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The Symbolic Exemplar 

Josh goes on a date with Rabbi Raquel while Ali explores her feminine side with a TA from Gender Studies class. The kids turn out for Maura's performance in a talent show, but her delight quickly turns to dejection.


Joey Soloway (as Jill Soloway)


Faith Soloway, Joey Soloway (created by) (as Jill Soloway)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Tambor ... Maura Pfefferman
Gaby Hoffmann ... Ali Pfefferman
Amy Landecker ... Sarah Pfefferman
Jay Duplass ... Josh Pfefferman
Judith Light ... Shelly Pfefferman
Melora Hardin ... Tammy Cashman
Carrie Brownstein ... Syd Feldman
Alexandra Billings ... Davina
Kiersey Clemons ... Bianca
Ian Harvie ... Dale
Kathryn Hahn ... Raquel Fein
Emily Robinson ... Ali 12 Years
Jason Mantzoukas ... Dr. Steve
Petey J. Gibson ... Butch Slam Poet (as Petey Gibson)
Esti Giordani ... Stage Manager


It's the day of the talent show, and Sarah has convinced her siblings to attend, which is important for Maura. In the lead up to show, Sarah checks in with Tammy on the renovations for the house, before heading off with Josh to take advantage of the lax regulations to get some "medication" which in turn allows her to get high before the start of the show. Josh has his first date with Raquel, which doesn't go quite according to plan. Raquel, however, plans on making a romantic dinner for the two of them while Josh goes to the show. And Ali, sporting a new look, has a date with Dale, who she brings to the show on the last minute remembrance during the date about the promise to attend the show. The applause that Davina and Maura receive for their performance is bittersweet for Maura, who turns to someone from her past for additional support. Following the show, Josh gets sidetracked by his self-absorption in a certain matter which leaves Raquel waiting for her dinner date. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama


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Did You Know?


The shirt Josh wears in the scene at the doctor's office is patterned to look like the transgender flag. See more »


After having left the "Trans got talent" show Josh and Sarah walk onto the parking lock, and Josh is unlocking his car and opening the door. While shouting at Sarah we can see the car door still being open. In one of the next shots Josh turns around to his car and the door is closed. See more »


References America's Got Talent (2006) See more »


Somebody That I Used To Know (Piano Version)
Written By Gotye (as Walter Andre De Backer) and Luiz Bonfá (as Luis Bonfa)
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English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Picrow, Amazon Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.90 : 1
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