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Hart Of Dixie: Parades & Pariahs

Hoping it might help the residents of Bluebell accept her as one of their own, Zoe Hart agrees to join Mayor Lavon Hayes on his float during the Founder's Day Parade, but, unfortunately, accidentally crashing the float doesn't exactly help Zoe win over Lemon Breeland and the residents of Bluebell. To make matters worse, the town's golden boy, George Tucker, informs Zoe that contractually she needs to bring in thirty percent of the business or Dr. Brick Breeland will have the option to buy out her half of the medical practice.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 2J6152
Airdate: Monday October 03rd, 2011

Director: Jason Ensler
Writer: Leila Gerstein

Alternate Airdates:

UK (REALLY) May 07, 2012


Guest Stars
Tim MathesonTim Matheson
As Dr. Brick Breeland (Father of Lemon, Bluebell's Local Doctor)
McKaley MillerMcKaley Miller
As Rose Hattenbarger (Niece of Emmeline Hattenbarger)
Nancy TravisNancy Travis
As Emmeline Hattenbarger (Secretary for Harley Wilkes)
Kaitlyn BlackKaitlyn Black
As Annabeth Nass (Friend of Lemon Breeland)
Reginald VelJohnsonReginald VelJohnson
As Dash Dewitt (President of the Bluebell Film Society)
Ross PhilipsRoss Philips
As Tom Long (Has a Crush on Zoe)
Rosalie WardRosalie Ward
As Betty Breeland (Niece of Brick Breeland)

Co-Guest Stars
Armelia McQueenArmelia McQueen
As Shula Whitaker (Patient: Constantly Comes in With False Symptoms)
Dawn DidawickDawn Didawick
As Old Lady #1
Esther ScottEsther Scott
As Old Lady #2
Mary GrossMary Gross
As Old Lady #3
Drew KolesDrew Koles
As Frederick Dean (Friend of Rose Hattenbarger)
Deborah S. CraigDeborah S. Craig
As Shelley Ng (Waitress at the Rammer Jammer)
Taji ColemanTaji Coleman
As Townswoman
Main Cast
Rachel BilsonRachel Bilson
As Dr. Zoe Hart
Jaime KingJaime King
As Lemon Breeland
Cress WilliamsCress Williams
As Lavon Hayes
Wilson BethelWilson Bethel
As Wade Kinsella
Scott PorterScott Porter
As George Tucker


The episode begins with Zoe waking up from a dream, seeing a frog on her bed and then freaking out. Later Lavon and Zoe discuss the fact that, Harley was her father. He then takes her to a bar called the Rammer Jammer. There she gets acquainted with a few townsfolk. On the other hand George tries to explain to Brick how Zoe might prove to be useful. Brick though is skeptical. He further adds “she doesn’t understand our ways”. George though reminds him that he doesn’t have much of choice, so he should rather make the best of it. Brick instead, asks George to comb through the partnership agreement with Harley and find him a way. Wade in the meanwhile walks into the Rammer Jammer and begins chatting with Zoe. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.75 Million Viewers

Trivia: The name "Rammer Jammer" is a reference to a spectators' cheer yelled at University of Alabama football games when Alabama has just won. The cheer goes: "Hey, (opposing team)! Hey, (opposing team)! Hey, (opposing team)! We just beat the hell outta you! Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer Give 'em hell, Alabama!"

Casting: Kaley Miller (Rose Hattenbarger) is no longer credited as a series regular.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Adrianne10,000 Stones 
Beta RadioWindow at the Wake 
Billy CurringtonLet Me Down Easy 
The Cadillac BlackDays of Gold 
Chris Lawson JonesBitter & Sweet 
Eric ChurchDrink in My Hand 
John Paul KeithThe Last Last Call 

Episode Quotes
Lavon: So, um, Harley was your father? Damn. Did not see that one coming.
Zoe: I know, it's all so surreal. Me being here must be a sign.
Lavon: Hmm, and do you believe in signs?
Zoe: I believe that Harley was my dad, my real dad, and I owe myself the year to figure out who he really was. Walk a mile in his shoes. Which should take me around Bluebell about eleven times.

Wade: So, Doc, hear you're staying in town. You ever need a cup of sugar, anything, I'll be right next door.
Zoe: If that line ever works for you, tell that poor girl to come to my office so I can dispense the penicillin.

Betty: I found out last year.
Zoe: MS? Wow, it's unusual in someone so young. Betty, I'm sorry, that must-
Betty: Suck? Why yes it does. And that pitying look you're giving me right now is exactly why no one here can know about it.

Lemon: Honey, the Belle float has been the highlight of Founder's Day for more than a hundred years and I just cannot let down all of Bluebell.
George: Okay, you know your patriotism to Bluebell is getting a little freakish.
Lemon: George.
George: I'm just saying. But you know, I have a thing for freaks- at least, I saw a circus once, there was a girl with a tail, I thought it was so hot.

Lemon: Just tell me why. Why'd you do it? Are you just mocking us- are our traditions just a big joke to you? Do you think you're just too good for us here?
Zoe: No!
Lemon: Then admit it, you are just hell-bent on destroying anything that's important to me- the parade, my engagement party.
Zoe: No!
Lemon: Then why? Why did you crash your float? Exactly. Everyone, Zoe Hart may be Harley Wilkes' daughter, but she is not him, and I think I speak for everyone when I say, we don't want you here.

Brick: She was so happy that day. The Founder's Parade was her favorite event of the whole season.
Lemon: Every year at this time I think, maybe Mama will come back- if not to see us, then, at least to see the Belle float.
Brick: Sugar, it's twelve years ago she left. You have to start letting go.

Episode Goofs

Zoe calls her football uniform for the parade a "football costume." Zoe should know that it is called a uniform, not a costume, as when she met Lavon in the previous episode she knew a lot about his football career.

Cultural References
Regis Philbin: Tom Long says to Zoe "Never met a New Yorker before. Do you know Regis?"

Regis Philbin is an American media personality.

The Book of Mormon: Dash says to Zoe "You know, I do a theatre trip every April- The Book of Mormon sent me over the moon and back!"

The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical on Broadway.

Bellevue Hospital Center: Zoe says about her patient "I did a psychiatric rotation at Bellevue- Harley giving her tic-tacs just enabled her."

Bellevue Hospital Center is the oldest public hospital in the United States.

Yellowhammer: Lavon tells Zoe that she can be "Bluebell's very own Alabama yellow hammer."

The Yellowhammer is the state bird of Alabama.

Michael Bay: Zoe says "Okay, alright, we don't get ticks in New York City! Kind of like how you guys don't get movies that aren't made by Michael Bay!"

Michael Bay is a movie director who's films include the Transformers series.

Chew: Rose tells Zoe that she saw Frederick Dean reading Chew.

Chew is an Eisner Award-winning American comic book series written by John Layman.

iCarly: Wade says to Rose "Hey, kid- do I look like iCarly to you?"

iCarly is an American teen sitcom.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 1: Zoe Hart discovered at the end of 1x01 "Pilot" that Dr. Harley Wilkes was her real father, and that is why he left her his family practice.

Season 1, Episode 1: Zoe and Wade argue with one another about making out in his car in 1x01 "Pilot".

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