Catching up on Sunday's episode of Entourage, I was struck by yet another conversation that feels like it was pulled from Sex and the City. Do Entourage writers and producers just raid the past script archives at HBO?
Okay, so Entourage has been compared to Sex and the City in a great many places, most notably Entertainment Weekly and Slate. But when you really examine the text, you can see that some themes have definitely been recycled.
Sunday night's episode "Murphy's Lie" continued to play into the themes established by the SATC foursome. Listen to the guys discuss Eric's little slip up:
Or Eric channeling Charlotte as he tries to prevent breaking up with his current girlfriend while still pining for his ex:
I understand that the testosterone soaked words and visuals can obscure the nature of the text. So I pulled two random scenes for this season and subbed in the different characters. It works almost a bit too well.
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[General Scene Changes: Charlotte has Eric's lines, Samantha has Drama's lines, Miranda has Turtle's lines, and Vince has Carrie's. I left the name Sloan is because it's unisex. All references to she have been changed to he, and pussy was replaced with dick. Other than that, the script is as it plays.]
Charlotte (E): How pathetic are you guys?
Samantha (D): Pathetic? Us? Who tells a first date that they love [him]?
Charlotte (E): Aw, yeah right, I told [him] I loved [him].
Miranda (T): You looked like you were going to tell [him] you loved [him].
Samantha (D): My point exactly.
Charlotte (E): Whatever.
Carrie (V): Aww, [Char], [they're] are just bitter because you're on a hot streak.
Charlotte (E): Thanks [Carrie].
Samantha (D): The girl's got more [dick] the last month than the previous 29 years. I wouldn't call it a hot streak, I would call it entering the twilight zone.
Miranda (T): That's what being a successful [gallery] manager does for ya.
Samantha (D): So you're saying it has nothing to do with [her], just the business card.
Miranda (T): Yup.
Samantha (D): Ah. Now I get it.
Miranda (T): So you've been banging all these dates, [Charlotte]?
Samantha (D): [S] he [w]on't bang ‘em that quickly. [Charlotte] needs to be wined and dined for at least a month.
Carrie (V): No, no, no, I think I heard banging last night. Was there banging[Charlotte] ?
Miranda (T): Well, was there banging?
Charlotte (E): Can we talk about important stuff, please?
Carrie (V): So how's Sloan?
Charlotte (E): What do you mean?
Carrie (V): I mean, how is [he]?
Charlotte (E): Oh, [he's] good.
Carrie (V): Was that a weird question?
Charlotte (E): No.
Carrie (V): Because you sure answered it kind of weird.
Charlotte (E): Did I?
Carrie (V): Yeah, didn't [s]he?
Miranda (T): Yeah.
Samantha (D): Kind of weird.
Miranda (T): You're getting back together with Sloan?
Charlotte (E): No.
Miranda (T): After one cup of coffee?
Charlotte (E): No!
Samantha (D): You're back in love with Sloan?
Miranda (T): One cup of coffee is all it takes with this [girl]!
Charlotte (E): It was a friendly meeting!
Miranda (T): Ah.
Carrie (V): A meeting.
Miranda (T): A meeting that [he] called for!
Samantha (D): It's all the [guys] [she's] been getting. [Dick] can smell other [dick] and then they have to pounce on it. That's why when you're on a hot streak, you have to press it like blackjack.
Miranda (T): Are you pressing it with Sloan, [Charlotte]?
Charlotte [E): Forget it, I'm done with this conversation.
Next Time: The Entourage Boys Take on the Sex and the City Script!
Related: Extended Fourplay [Entertainment Weekly]
It's A Guy Thing [Slate]