- The Writer – Paul Mather
- Director – Mark Farrell
- A brief synopsis – An out-of-town comedian steals Brent’s best story, which makes him foment a grudge. Hank is happy to be the M.C. for the local comedy night, and takes Lacey’s advice on handling hecklers a little too seriously. Brent ruins Lacey’s book club after she asks him to join it.
- The best line – Lacey (responding to Brent’s description of The Saint in New York): Oh, well that’s great! Because we were thinking of The Life of Pi. Everyone says it’s like The Saint in New York. Brent (taking the book from Lacey): Really? Lacey: Yeah, except it’s about a little boy trapped in a life boat with a tiger. Brent (showing interest): Alright, well I’m game. Hey, will this, uh… book club have sandwiches? Lacey: Absolutely! Oh, I mean, unless you’re being sarcastic. Brent (very serious): I am never sarcastic about sandwiches.
- The best moment – When Lacey thinks that she will get Brent to join the book club with a “plan.” Before the cliché can be completed, Brent agrees to join, right off, stating that he is a “voluptuous reader.”
- The best storyline – The book club has to take top billing, but Hank has his best episode yet with his call to M.C. the comedy night.
- Notable guest appearance – The bald guy from Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin Mochrie, and funnyman Bob Lange played by Peter Kelamis.
- Em’s Favorite Character – Oscar…Dingos! Dingos! Dingos!
- Grade – A
Another superb episode. So many great story lines. If you don’t like Hank after this episode, you don’t have a heart, or a funny bone. You get a great sense of the gently sarcastic, yet literate way of the people of Dog River here. Even more you get a sense that they can have acid for blood at times, like when Bob Lange is given the business by Lacey just before going onstage. As usual, Oscar is a tour de force, and his antics are often matched, if even in different scenes, by Emma.