Status
Ended
Network
Showtime
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EPISODE

Comedy

DESCRIPTION

Thom Payne is a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a "rebranding," or does he just have a "low joy ceiling?" Maybe pursuing happiness is a fool's errand? Happiness after all is pretty high bar. In a world as absurd as ours, maybe the best anyone can hope for is happyish.

Season 1

Thom writes a story involving meaning, underpants, a church and a cop. Then he quits. Also: 'Radical Capitalism,' The New Yorker, hopes, dreams and a big red slide.

Thom discovers something terrible about Larry; Lee takes Julius to Hebrew school; Thom meets with Dani for advice.

Thom gets forced out of his office to make way for the "Ideation Room"; Lee vents on "Frozen," while helping out as lunch mom, and meets Sandy; James Deen gives three fool-proof tips on success in porn/corporate America.

Aired 2 years ago - May 31, 2015

The Swedes attempt to steal Lorna while offering Thom a big account.

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By the time you get it home, it's probably gonna be damaged.
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Gravity does wonderful things to the female body.
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Yes, but it's our shithole.
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He said that we would find something here.
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Oh, can't we just play in the sand, guys?
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Oh, my God. My eyes.
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I just wanna have a mindless day.
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That's the whole point, you know?
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Okay, I won't yuck your yum.
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Like, late '90s or something, right?
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Cool, cool. I dig that.
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but he and Atomic are buried in Wonderbra.
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I told you this was a good idea.
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The latest underaged prophet
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What one book is enough for a lifetime?
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to write a book or two,
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Barry was my beautiful black knight in shining armor,
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Well, we don't fuck or laugh.
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Wow, there's no conversation
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Could we get another round of appletinis
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Hey, I inherited that campaign.
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Golda Meir. Barbara Bush.
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I came in here and I said, "Hey...
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You know, I think it was the stuff that made me happy back then.
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and it's just filled with $5,000 couches
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- Yeah. - And?
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What do you think?
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to keep him interested in you.
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You have a home. You have a studio.
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It's not like anybody doesn't know what they do.
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so, you know, your guess is as good as mine.
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Or, you know, whatever.
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They all seem really happy with it.
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however much they need to believe that it is.
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Hey, don't bust my balls, Lee.
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Look, if I said I was taking everybody to "regular land,"
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Shining city on the hill.
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You take joy wherever you can find it,
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They're cheap and slutty.
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Ugh. I can't drive.
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And nobody would travel halfway around the world
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They wanna be human and approachable.

Thom gets a life lesson - when his train kills a commuter.

While waiting for the mothership to return, Thom is overrun by a**sholes.

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Everyone who is or was is an asshole.
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- First prize? - Life?
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are some sort of anomaly, some sort of aberration.
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Like this asshole, Fitzgerald Miller.
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Is gonna be all right
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Oh, he's just jealous of you, buddy.
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Okay? That has nothing to do with you.
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he would run under his desk, crying.
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Music up, pool party is saved,
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- I'm just asking, for believability. - For believability.
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and I don't feel like losing this project
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David from production called.
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He's the dickhead that fucked them up in the first place.
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over at the day school. It seems there has been a little incident
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and it changes the world, okay?
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Do you remember? They're a great brand.
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I'm here! It's me!
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Wait. Come back! Wait, come back!
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Jules asked him to stop, and when he didn't, he hit him.
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Gotta get a place to do my work, Thom. I'm going crazy.
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It's the biggest pitch of the last five years.
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11:30. That's early, even by your standards.
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No booze, no pot, no salt, no nothing.
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Okay, so, uh, if you avoid joy, then...
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is that everyone loves this asshole.
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Lululemon.
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they look at me, they say, "Hey, hi. What era are you from?"
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and they're looking for someone to run Mars and Novartis.
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It's just being as miserable as everyone else.
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I thought you guys were going to keep it strictly biblical.
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Uh, my son's problem is your son.
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It's passed from kid to kid, person to person, like the plague.
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Fitzgerald is a top student, a star athlete,
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wasn't trying to make people happy.
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Happiness as rebellion.
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This campaign should be, "Damn it, despite everything,
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We don't need campaigns anymore.
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on this, but Coca-Cola as an insurgent brand?
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"Mein Kampf" was for underlings.
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There is no brand that was as powerful as the Nazi brand.
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is that Coca-Cola is not a brand.

Julius gets ill. Thom endures dueling takes on the meaning of suffering.

Thom gets a lesson in corporate America. Lee's bubble is invaded.

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Gustaff and Gottfrid renamed all the conference rooms.
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- Arthur or Henry? - Frank.
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- God damn it. - What is it?
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that doesn't come back to the fuckin' Holocaust?
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Hey! Asshole!
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- Father? - Mother.
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- Tomorrow? - I just don't know yet.
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they couldn't believe it.
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So Keebler talks about real, yes?
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We want to get rid of the fake elves.
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I'd be thrilled.
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or Fast Eddie gets a bad report card.
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Ken Burns.
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So?
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Why the fuck did you bring it home in the first place?
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- Why? - Because he's on 24.
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All those years you told me I was a bad mother,
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Oh, sure, sure. Walk away.
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living in a real fucking tree?
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Thom, you live in the creative world.
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Just, bam, now I got two more inches.
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and go find out who stole your dick.
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Have you noticed all the fucking grandparents at school lately?
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She's with her grandmother every fucking day.
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We all pursue it.
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There's no joy in Cokeville,
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Disillusionment.
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and billions of poor suckers who made them that way.
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That's really good.
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I'll handle the Prozac pitch.
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Can you say, "Shver tzu zein a Yid"?
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Will you help me and Pants bring this present to Julius?
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I told your father, "She has real talent."
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But you... you I could see had real ability.
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I knew that. We all knew that.
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doesn't mean they're not gonna throw you and Julius into the gas chambers.
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in the middle of fucking Woodstock, New York,
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We're taking Julesy out to dinner.
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there's something I want to explore with you.
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How come?
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It could be Dora's Magical Castle Playhouse.
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- Stop it. - Even when you're bad.
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We know this is a new idea for you,
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all we're really changing is the approach.

44 year-old Thom Payne is pressured to rebrand himself.

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It's okay. They're watching "Frozen."
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Her pussy is good enough for him to fuck,
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Legally, I can only go to an 18.
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Dad, read it normal.
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but not for a very, very long time.
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You got to be consistent. I was watching that.
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of early-onset Alzheimer's.
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Why bother with you at all?
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Just for the record, if you...
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- Mom! - I'm right here, sweetheart.
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- Read it. - You read the hardcover.
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So he gets a team of 100 engineers to work all night to replace them.
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I've worked for the dark lord for 20 years now
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They're not gonna fire you. I won't let them.
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I don't care which Swedish dick he's sucking.
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Fuck it! All right, tell them I'll be there.
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These homicidal motherfuckers are fantastic marketers.
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but it's a less filling world.
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In a couple of months, I expect to be replaced by a fucking app.
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Thet won't touch you. Do you know that the average age
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Oh, now, that's even funnier.
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Richard Simmons, high joy ceiling.
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By show of hands, how many of you find Thom likable?
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I have a job, a wife, and a child.
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I pursue an impossible standard of physical perfection
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Nice tits, asshole.
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Now, what we have to do first is take a look at all the accounts
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What comes after color?
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- I swear it said, "follow us on Twitter." - Yeah. Yeah.
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Look, Keebler had its best year last year
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I'm sorry, I'm feeling a little strange.
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Ernie, Ernie, no one's gonna fire you.
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He wanted to make a bad situation right,
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Oh!
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You're double-stuffed.
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No, I don't want to go down.
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Thom, it's fucking bullshit.
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The red one from your party.
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Martini?
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you delivered earlier on the rights of animated elves.
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I couldn't possibly.