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Hot In Cleveland: It's Not That Complicated

During a visit to New York, Melanie bumps into her two-timing ex-husband Anders, who follows her back to Cleveland. Anders wants to reconcile, and claims to be done with his girlfriend. Melanie is receptive, but Joy and Victoria don't buy a word of it. Meanwhile, Elka is caught in a love triangle with two senior suitors named Max and Nick.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 107
Airdate: Wednesday July 28th, 2010

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  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Bil Dwyer
As Anders
Carl Reiner
As Max
David Starzyk
As Pete Szymborska
Tim Conway
As Nick

Co-Guest Stars
Main Cast
Betty White
As Elka Ostrovsky
Valerie Bertinelli
As Melanie Moretti
Jane Leeves
As Joy Scroggs
Wendie Malick
As Victoria Chase


The scene opens with Melanie going down to the stairs to go to New York to see her daughter in a play. She tells that she is going to be set up with one of the fathers of her daughter’s friends. There is a knock on the door and it is Nick and he wants to give back Elka’s shoe that she dropped at the dance. Elka tells that she cheated on Max by dancing with Nick at the dance. Victoria tells that dancing is not cheating and Elka tells that the Polka is the forbidden dance of love. She goes out and talks to Nick on the porch swing and tells that she is with Max. He tells that he knows but can’t fight that there was a spark between them. Nick’s pacemaker goes off and he says that he is getting overstimulated. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorSuzanne Martin
Executive ProducerSean Hayes (2)  |  Larry W. Jones  |  Keith Cox  |  Lynda Obst  |  Todd Milliner  |  Suzanne Martin
Co-Executive ProducerChris Marcil  |  Chuck Ranberg  |  Anne Flett-Giordano  |  Sam Johnson (1)
ProducerLiz Feldman  |  Bob Heath (1)
Associate ProducerBradley Gardner  |  Matthew Conner  |  Jeff Melnick
Production DesignerMichael Hynes
EditorRonald A. Volk
CastingBrett Greenstein  |  Collin Daniel
Unit Production ManagerBob Heath (1)
First Assistant DirectorDennis Capps
Second Assistant DirectorRobyn Linn Willey
MusicEmerson Swinford  |  Ron Wasserman
Costume DesignerLori Eskowitz
Set DecoratorMelinda Ritz
Property MasterMelody Miller
Production Sound MixerJeff Johnson (2)
Script SupervisorKari Hendler
Re-Recording MixerCharlie McDaniel, III  |  Jack Donato
Director of PhotographyGary Howard Baum
Associate DirectorPeter Filsinger
Department Head HairCydney Cornell
Department Head Make-upLori Benson
Warning: Hot In Cleveland season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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