Let's blog it out as Ari Gold, Johnny Drama and the crew from HBO's "Entourage" return for the eighth and final season. Victory!
Some things go according to plan in series finales. Some go in other directions. And some themes come full circle.
But Vincent Chase pulling off the best printable line in the finale of a series that was about him but not really, now that's a bit of surprise.
Vince and BIlly Walsh were in a jewelry store shopping for an engagement ring for his new lady, Sophia Lear, aka the Vanity Fair...Read more »
Few people can explode in a work setting better than Ari Gold. He's been an inspiration for bulletpoints on my "Last day list." Hello, paintball gun and "Lloooooooooyyyyyydd!" screams.
And the scene of him quitting his agency was as good any other work-place eruption from him, and it's our final Ari Gold Mine ever. ...Read more »
Johnny Drama came out of the gates swinging big. While Vince was interviewing his past girlfriends on camera, Drama recognizes one of the women as the younger sister of a girl he used to date.
The sister asked to see how Drama was doing, and Turtle suggested that it was because she wanted to trace back the source of her herpes. A typical joke between friends, but Drama retorted perfectly for...Read more »
Classic Drama. Making outlandish statements delivered with complete belief in their veracity yet rarely being accurate.
Which brings us to the best printable line from episode 6, courtesy of Johnny Drama.
"It's like when they killed off Brandon Walsh in '90210,' destroying any chance of a movie."
Season 8 Big Knish Standings
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During one of Entourage's trademark walking scenes, Drama was ranting about the possible collapse of "Johnny Bananas" because Andrew "Dice" Clay walked off the show and his replacement, played by Jamie Kennedy, isn't very good with Dice impersonations.
Drama asked Eric and Scott, Dice's former management team, to call him and convince him to come back to the show....Read more »
Vince faced a drug test a week after smoking a joint, so he turned to Billy Walsh for help. Walsh suggested (and provided) a fake unit with clean urine.
Vince questioned whether or not it could work and if it would be believable. Walsh responded with the best printable line: "Fooled a girlfriend of mine with it for a week."
Season 8 Big Knish Standings
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Episode 3 was one of the better written episodes of late. Too bad most of the excellent lines don't adhere to best printable line guidelines, which makes for slim pickings when it comes to the BPL.
Still, we found a good one that was funny in general and in the context of the scene, as E delivers this to Johnny Drama:
"I got you 15 grand an episode to sit an air-condtioned...Read more »
The best line from Episode 2 of "Entourage" belonged to Andrew "Dice" Clay, but of course, it's not printable. So goes life amid the BPL guidelines.
Instead, Johnny Drama edged out Ari Gold's description of Bobby Flay when he subtlety took a dig at Turtle.
The guys were leaving the hotel, with Turtle dressed in his '04 outfit, and when they reached...Read more »
A quick refresher on the principles that guide us on the Best Printable Line (BPL) for each week: This is a family newspaper website, so no cursing allowed. Hence, the BPL is just that: the best quote from the episode that can be reprinted here without edit.
On to the BPL for Week 1, and Ari Gold has the early lead in the race for the Big Knish, awarded to the...Read more »
In the interests of justice, we'll give you what we found to be the best printable line from Episode 3.
It came from Scott Lavin, played by Scott Caan. While at an auction with Vince, he was looking at a dinosaur head when Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson came by. He's the owner of the item trying to sell it for a profit.
Peterson was asked why he was selling it, and Lavin...Read more »