Episode PremiereAugust 20, 2006
Show Period2004 - 2011
Production CompanyHBO, Leverage
Eric, Ari and Bob Ryan take the Ramones project to the studios, but Ari and Bob soon find themselves at odds over how to pitch the biopic. After a spectacular failure of a meeting, E gets Bob to agree to let Ari take the lead on the next one. That's not good enough for Ari, who sends Bob to the wrong studio to get him out of the way.
It's the first day of shooting on Drama's new pilot, and the elder Chase brother finds himself in the throes of a panic attack. Director Ed Burns keeps expanding his role with elaborate blocking and more monologue, sending Drama over the edge. When his meditation mantras ("you are not a pussy") fail him, Drama disappears into the back of his trailer to take matters into his own hands - forgetting that he's still mic'd up. Though the entire crew learns of Drama's relaxation technique, he nails the scene.
With Saigon cash burning a hole in his pocket, Turtle sets out to score some Fukijamas, a pair of red-hot limited edition sneakers. Vince accompanies him on his quest but refuses to play his celebrity card and cut the line, so they come up empty-handed. After DJ AM barters for the last pair in Turtle's size, Vince cooks up a solution - he offers the graffiti artist $20K to design a custom pair exclusively for Turtle.
Without Bob weighing him down, Ari quickly drums up interest in the Ramones pic at Universal. Just one hitch: after realizing he'd been led astray, Bob paid a visit to his friend Alan at Warner Bros, the very studio that blacklisted Vince, and sold him the script.