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Hart Of Dixie: Old Alabama

With Lavon preoccupied with his personal life, he lets his Mayoral duties slip at the worst time, as BlueBell's Pioneer Day is fast approaching and a reporter from Southern Living magazine is in town. Seeing that he needs help, Zoe and Wade volunteer to help him out by playing BlueBell's "Founding Couple." Zoe is also trying a new tact when it comes to her relationship with Wade, which has her taking on many new projects. Lemon and AnnaBeth devise a plan to get Lavon to let them cater the First Feast, in order to get some publicity for their new business. Meanwhile, George gives advice to Brick on how to handle his new relationship.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x11
Production Number: 2J7261
Airdate: Tuesday January 15th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (FOX8) Jan 21, 2013


Guest Stars
Kaitlyn BlackKaitlyn Black
As Annabeth Nass (Friend of Lemon Breeland)
Laura Bell BundyLaura Bell Bundy
As Shelby (Dating Brick, George Tucker's Ex-Girlfriend)

Co-Guest Stars
Reginald VelJohnsonReginald VelJohnson
As Dash Dewitt (President of the Bluebell Film Society)
Brandi BurkhardtBrandi Burkhardt
As Crickett (Friend of Lemon Breeland)
Ross PhilipsRoss Philips
As Tom Long (Bluebell Resident, Dating Wanda)
Mallory MoyeMallory Moye
As Wanda Lewis (Waitress at the Rammer Jammer, Dating Tom)
Matt LoweMatt Lowe
As Meatball (Friend of Wade Kinsella's, Former Bandmate)
John Marshall JonesJohn Marshall Jones
As Wally Maynard (Owner of the Rammer Jammer)
John Eric BentleyJohn Eric Bentley
As Sheriff Bill (Local Police Officer)
Esther ScottEsther Scott
As Delma Warner (Bluebell Resident)
Armelia McQueenArmelia McQueen
As Shula Whitaker (Bluebell Resident)
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
Tim MathesonTim Matheson
As Dr. Brick Breeland
Scott PorterScott Porter
As George Tucker


The episode begins and Bluebell is gearing up to celebrate the day it was founded 250 years ago. Zoe and Wade are now a couple and are seemingly enjoying their time together. Lavon in the meantime is depressed, as Ruby has left. As a mayor he has responsibilities, as its Pioneer Day the town’s founding day. He isn’t feeling up to the task of celebrating it. Zoe and Wade say they will do whatever they can to help him. Wade and Zoe are asked to play the founding couple by Lavon. Zoe is fine with the idea but Wade isn’t too excited. Zoe later tells Lavon how happy she is now that she is dating Wade. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.37 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Dirt DaubersSay Darlin' SayWade and Zoe talk in the Rammer Jammer.
FM RadioI BelieveEnd of episode.
Love And TheftInside OutWade and Zoe talking in the kitchen.
The Pine Hill HaintsTennessee River RamblerAt the Rammer Jammer.
Ronnie FaussGood EnoughGeorge and Zoe talk to each other.
Sleepy RebelsDreaming of YouWade talks to Zoe the morning after her blow-up.
Sleepy RebelsUnbelievableLemon and AnnaBeth talk.

Episode Quotes
Wade: Hey, what are we even doing up? Can't we just go back to bed?
Zoe: No, you have to go to work and I have to go to work. But, I have tomorrow off and I have a great idea. I was reading in the paper that there is orange picking up in Fairho, and I thought we could go spend the day! You know, bring a blanket and some wine.
Wade: Maybe we can pose for a J Crew catalogue too.
Zoe: Please, please, please?
Wade: Alright, I'll do it for you. But we're bringing beer, not wine, and I expect you to show me some serious gratitude afterwards.

Sheriff Bill: Dr. Hart, good news, I found your car.
Zoe: I didn't know that it was lost.
Sheriff Bill: Wade reported it missing yesterday.
(Zoe looks angry)
Sheriff Bill: Oops, I guess I let that cat out of the bag. I'll drop your car off later.
Zoe: He lost it?

Wade: FYI, you're out of shampoo.
Zoe: That's impossible, I just got some like three days ago.
Wade: Yeah, well, I ran out of detergent at my place so I used it to wash my sheets.
Zoe: What? That was hand harvested sea kelp and lavender shampoo. That I had shipped special...from Paris.
Wade: Well, I didn't know.
Zoe: ...No biggie.

Delma: What are you talking about! That roast beef was cooked perfectly! Medium rare!
Lavon: Delma, it's not that it wasn't medium rare, now. It's that it wasn't good. Which brings me to my point --
Delma: I don't want to hear your point, Mayor Hayes. What I want to hear is where you're going to shove that roast. You get somebody else to cater this event, I quit!
Lavon: You can't quit, I'm trying to fire you!

Zoe: You were right. Wade went back to being Wade, and this is how I'm going to deal with it.
Lavon: By quilting?
Zoe: Uh-huh!
Lavon: Yeah, that's reasonable.
(Zoe smiles)
Lavon: No! It's crazy!

Tom: This is going to be the best night ever! (To Lemon) Grog wench! Fetch me some grog! your leisure...

Cultural References
Episode Title: Old Alabama

'Old Alabama' is the title of a song by American country singer Brad Paisley.

Southern Living: Lemon is excited because Southern Living wants to do a story on Pioneer Days.

Southern Living is a magazine popular in the southern U.S. that specializes in home, cooking and lifestyle.

J Crew: When Zoe is trying to convince Wade to go on a specific date with her, he tells her it sounds like a 'J Crew' ad.

'J Crew' is an American men's and women's clothing retailer.

Honey Boo Boo: George tells Zoe that Tansy is at a hair conference and that she says "it is all very Honey Boo Boo."

This is a reference to the TLC program 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' starring former child beauty pageant contestant "Honey Boo Boo."

Billy Ray Cyrus: Wade asks Zoe if she took pills from a girl at the bus stop who "got all her positivity from a lost weekend of Billy Ray Cyrus' tour bus."

Billy Ray Cyrus is an American country music singer, songwriter and actor.

The Hobbit: When AnnaBeth is pretending to be mad at Lemon, she calls her a "Hobbit-troll."

A Hobbit is a fictional character from the J.R.R. Tolkien universe in 'The Hobbit.'

Dr. Phil: When Brick comes to George for advice, George asks himself "why am I suddenly this entire town's Dr. Phil?"

Dr. Phil is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show 'Dr. Phil.'

ZZ Top: Wade tells Zoe that he is thinking of growing a 'ZZ Top' beard.

'ZZ Top' is an American blues rock band.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 10: Ruby broke up with Lavon at the end of 2x10 "Blue Christmas" after finding out he was in love with Lemon.

Season 2, Episode 4: George asks Brick if he has ever heard of a Compliment Sandwich. In 2x04 "Suspicious Minds" Wade taught George about the Compliment Sandwich when coaching him on how to break up with Shelby.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLeila Gerstein
Executive ProducerLen Goldstein  |  Stephanie Savage  |  Josh Schwartz  |  Leila Gerstein
Co-Executive ProducerAlex Taub  |  Carter Covington
ProducerSarah Kucserka  |  Kelly Van Horn
Co-ProducerBen Kunde
Consulting ProducerJamie Gorenberg  |  Donald Todd
Production DesignerMayling Cheng
EditorJeff Granzow
CastingMolly Lopata  |  Liz Martinez-Nelson
Unit Production ManagerRichard W. Abramitis
First Assistant DirectorW. Scott Wolf
Second Assistant DirectorLincoln Myers
MusicJeremy Adelman
Music EditorScott Schirle
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerMeredith Markworth-Pollack
Set DecoratorDonald W. Krafft
Property MasterBobby Thomas (1)
Production CoordinatorKelly Nass
Script CoordinatorCarrie Rosen
Supervising Sound EditorGregory M. Gerlich
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyBuzz Feitshans IV
Art DirectorSandy Getzler
Sound MixerDavid Kirschner (2)
Department Head HairCandy Walken
Department Head Make-upJoni Powell
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