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Franklin & Bash: For Those About to Rock

Jared is ordered to serve as a small claims court judge for an outstanding contempt of court citation. When he makes a regrettable ruling that disturbs the local rock-'n'-roll community, he once again finds himself in court with his father (Beau Bridges). The two go head-to-head on a case involving an iconic, rock and roll empressario (Peter Weller). Infeld defends his spiritual advisor and life coach who was recently exposed as a fraud.

Source: TNT

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x4
Airdate: Tuesday June 26th, 2012

Director: Allan Arkush
Writer: Bill Chais

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  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (7 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Megan Blake Stevenson
As Megan Conray
Thomas F. Wilson
As Dr. Lee / Tony Laxon
Gates McFadden
As Judge Mallory Jacobs
Geoffrey Blake
As Gerry Nelson
Beau Bridges
As Leonard Franklin
Joel David Moore
As Dennis Mazzani
Richard Portnow
As Richard Cole
Paul Tei
As Neal Bradford
Tom Wright
As Judge Gerald Whitman
Peter Weller
As Bert Mazzani

Co-Guest Stars
Charles Emmett
As Bailiff
Andrea Walker
As Julie (as Andrea Wright)
David Goryl
As Male Suburbanite
Krizia Bajos
As Angela Newton
A'da Alison Woolfolk
As Jury Foreperson
Main Cast
Breckin Meyer
As Jared Franklin
Mark-Paul Gosselaar
As Peter Bash
Reed Diamond
As Damien Karp
Dana Davis
As Carmen Phillips
Kumail Nanjiani
As Pindar Singh
Malcolm McDowell
As Stanton Infeld


The episode begins at a party in Franklin and Bash’s house. Later, Franklin is sentenced to preside as a judge for cases in the small claims court. Franklin then begins passing judgments on cases. In one case he is forced to rule against a favorite rock and roll club of his and has to order its shut down, as its owner hasn’t paid the rent. Later Franklin meets his father, who asks him if he shall see him on father’s day. Franklin tells him that he has tickets to a game on that day. Pindar meanwhile takes Bash to meet his doctor, as the doctor wants to meet everyone in Pindar’s life. Just then Megan comes running and tells Pindar that his doctor is a fraud named Tony who was arrested earlier for wire fraud and is now convicted for impersonating a psychotherapist. ..

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Episode Notes
The historic Hollywood Palace on Vine St. stood in for "Mazzani's on Sunset".

Episode Goofs
The Hollywood Walk of Fame, clearly visible as Franklin & Bash enter the building, runs only along Hollywood Blvd. and Vine St., not Sunset Blvd.

Warning: Franklin & Bash season 2 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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