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Hot In Cleveland: The Play's the Thing

A young fan of Victoria's begs her to take over his school's troubled play, but lives to regret his decision when the ego-centric actress rewrites the script completely. Meanwhile, Melanie's relationship with a cop presents problems for Joy and Elka.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 108
Airdate: Wednesday August 04th, 2010

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Guest Stars
David StarzykDavid Starzyk
As Pete Szymborska
Gary Anthony WilliamsGary Anthony Williams
As Coach Taylor
Mark IndelicatoMark Indelicato
As Zack Adams

Co-Guest Stars
Chelsea RickettsChelsea Ricketts
As Francesca
Joel LambertJoel Lambert
As Handsome Guy
Main Cast
Betty WhiteBetty White
As Elka Ostrovsky
Valerie BertinelliValerie Bertinelli
As Melanie Moretti
Jane LeevesJane Leeves
As Joy Scroggs
Wendie MalickWendie Malick
As Victoria Chase


The scene opens with Victoria about to put on Crisco on her face. Victoria tells that she is delusional from lack of cosmetics. Joy mentions that they are going to a wine tasting later on and Victoria wonders if the Cleveland paparazzi are going to be there. Joy tells her that he is not going and that Victoria already called him twice. Elka enters dressed in black to which Joy asks if she’s gone Goth. Elka tells that she is going to a funeral. Saddened Joy asks who died. Elka doesn’t know because her friend and her like to crash funerals to meet men. Victoria tells Elka that she has Max to which Elka replies, “I may be tied to the fence but I still can bark at the cars.” Melanie and Pete come downstairs and they kiss. Melanie and Pete are like a young couple and Pete tells that he has to go off to work. Joy tells Victoria and Elka that she can’t wait until the pun stage ends and tells that she needs to get earplugs because she can hear them at night. Victoria tells that she could borrow hers because of an owl that keeps her up. Joy tells that the owl is Melanie and Pete. They laugh and Melanie tells that she can’t go to the wine tasting because she is going hiking. Melanie apologizes for canceling and comments on how Pete pretended to read her Miranda Rights by saying “You have the right to remain adorable”. Elka tells that they are turning against Melanie. ..

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Episode Goofs
In the end credits, the Co-Star Gina is played by Michaela Carrozzo but the credits say Michael Carrozzo

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
MusicRon Wasserman  |  Emerson Swinford
Costume DesignerLori Eskowitz
Set DecoratorMelinda Ritz
Property MasterMelody Miller
Production Sound MixerJeff Johnson (2)
Script SupervisorKari Hendler
Production CoordinatorJim Brooks
Script CoordinatorLisa Slopey
Re-Recording MixerJack Donato  |  Charlie McDaniel, III
Director of PhotographyGary Howard Baum
Associate DirectorPeter Filsinger
Costume SupervisorAshley Steuer  |  Therese McDonough
Department Head HairCydney Cornell
Casting AssociateSherie Hernandez
Department Head Make-upLori Benson
Production StaffJessica Wood
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