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Californication: Freeze Frame

A shaving mishap leads Charlie to the doctor, who informs him that his vasectomy was done incorrectly. Charlie quickly surmises that Marcy's baby may in fact be his. For her part, Mia testifies in court that Hank didn't know she was underage. Hank also gets cozy with his lovely lady lawyer, but makes a mistake that could cost him dearly. Also, Karen begins dating Ben.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x5
Airdate: Sunday February 06th, 2011
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 5) Nov 03, 2011

  • Currently 9.2/10
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Guest Stars
Addison Timlin
As Sasha Bingham
Carla Gugino
As Abby Rhoads
Glenna Gasparian
As Dylan
Madeline Zima
As Mia Lewis
Melissa McFail
As Peaches
Michael Ealy
As Ben
Stephanie Hunt
As Alice
Zoe Kravitz
As Pearl

Co-Guest Stars
Jacquie Barnbrook
As Secretary (Patti)
Josh Gad
As Doctor
Adam Pally
As Young Hollywood Douchebag
Fahim Anwar
As Young Hollywood Douchebag
Main Cast
David Duchovny
As Hank Moody
Natascha McElhone
As Karen Van Der Beek
Pamela Adlon
As Marcy Runkle
Evan Handler
As Charlie Runkle
Madeleine Martin
As Becca Moody


Hank shows up bright and early to collect his suit for court. Karen tries telling him she threw it out, but he knows she's not that type. He comes out asking how he looks, and Karen says "Like a statutory rapist in a suit." He banters a bit, then asks about Ben. Karen tells him it's none of his business. She gets tired of watching him fumble-fingers his tie, and finally helps him. It was a trick. She does laugh a little, so he makes a pass. Becca comes out, and he asks what she thinks. She thinks you can't polish a turd...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorTom Kapinos
Executive ProducerDavid Duchovny  |  Tom Kapinos
Co-Executive ProducerMelanie Greene  |  Lou Fusaro
Supervising ProducerVanessa Reisen
ProducerJohn H. Radulovic
Co-ProducerTom Keefe
Associate ProducerJim Sodini  |  Michael Paolillo
Production DesignerMichael Wylie
EditorKevin D. Ross
CastingFelicia Fasano
Unit Production ManagerJohn H. Radulovic
First Assistant DirectorAnthony D'Esposito
Second Assistant DirectorJeffrey Schwartz
MusicTree Adams  |  Tyler Bates
Music EditorGeorgi Ramsland
Music SupervisorBudd Carr  |  Nora Felder
Costume DesignerPeggy Schnitzer
Key GripVidal Cohen
Set DecoratorTimothy Stepeck
Location ManagerChristopher Lee (3)
Transportation CoordinatorHeath Culp
Property MasterJames Torvinen
Construction CoordinatorJohn Richardson
Script SupervisorMimi Baker
Script CoordinatorDavid Quandt
Assistant EditorRalph Yuan Wong
Re-Recording MixerTodd Grace
Director of PhotographyMichael Weaver (2)
Story EditorMatt Patterson
Production SupervisorScott Ichikawa
Assistant Production CoordinatorThu Pham
Sound MixerDaniel P. Church
Executive Story EditorGabriel Roth (2)
Costume SupervisorJulie Heath
Makeup Department Head Melanie Hughes (2)
Main Title DesignJim Hershleder
Production AccountantJim Kyriazis
Extras CastingCentral Casting
Chief Lighting TechnicianDavid Morton
"A" Camera OperatorAndy Graham
Sound SupervisorMitchell C. Gettleman
Personal Hair StylistDaniel Erdman
CostumerNancy Collini
Casting AssociateJessica Targum
Original CastingPat McCorkle
Assistant To The Executive ProducerLindsay Edelstein
Special Effects CoordinatorElia P. Popov
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerVanessa Wilson  |  Claudia Guevara
Hair Department HeadRomy Fleming
Payroll AccountantThomas Farr
"B" Camera OperatorTim Bellen
Writers' AssistantMike Metz
Music ClearanceJeanne Fay
First Assistant AccountantLisa Peterson
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Warning: Californication season 4 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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