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Because You Left 

After another arrest, Midge finds herself in legal trouble, forcing her to rely on Susie's street smarts. Abe approaches Moishe with an interesting proposition. Lenny Bruce offers some unconventional inspiration for Midge's act.

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Daniel Palladino
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Brosnahan ... Miriam 'Midge' Maisel
Alex Borstein ... Susie Myerson
Michael Zegen ... Joel Maisel
Marin Hinkle ... Rose Weissman
Tony Shalhoub ... Abe Weissman
Luke Kirby ... Lenny Bruce
Kevin Pollak ... Moishe Maisel
David Paymer ... Harry Drake
Max Casella ... Michael Kessler
Bailey De Young ... Imogene Cleary
Joel Johnstone ... Archie Cleary
Joe Grifasi ... Judge Hackett
Joseph Stromberg ... Palmer Witherspoon (as Joey Stromberg)
Amanda Bruton ... Vicki
Adriana DeMeo ... Trish
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After another arrest, Midge finds herself in legal trouble, forcing her to rely on Susie's street smarts. Abe approaches Moishe with an interesting proposition. Lenny Bruce offers some unconventional inspiration for Midge's act.

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Max Casella plays a lawyer who represents Mrs. Maisel regarding incidents that occurred in the Gaslight Cafe. In "Inside Llewyn Davis," Casella played the owner of the Gaslight Cafe. See more »

Goofs

When Susie enters the Friar's Club there is a sign behind the front desk clerk for the Testimonial Dinner for Ed Sullivan. One of the performers listed is Morey Amsterdam, however the sign has his name misspelled as Maury Amsterdam. See more »

Connections

References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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Comedy Tonight
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Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Cast of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
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brilliant production values, could be funnier & more on-point
27 October 2018 | by spasticfreakshowSee all my reviews

The concept of occasionally introducing a scene that looked like it could have been in West Side Story works - and it's brilliant. As is the production, the sets, costumes, hair & make-up, as well as the acting.

But the critically acclaimed writing could be improved. At least SOME of the main characters could be likable. It could be funnier. Yes, I like intelligent humor, but this needs more of that peppered in. It also could be more authentic. So much attention was paid to getting the details of the era perfectly, but none to the Jewish background, which would be fine if the main characters weren't Jewish. It feels like some of the writers and actors are not Jewish...and are guessing, or putting on something they're not. And for what? There aren't enough unemployed Jewish writers and actors in Hollywood? I find that doubtful. If it was a story about an African American family and you had a bunch of white people playing supposedly black roles, you'd notice, even if you're not black. Here, you might not have noticed if you're not Jewish, but the critics who are ranting and raving Hallelujah should have. Minus two points. Jew it up!


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Language:

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Release Date:

29 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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USA

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