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On what would have been just a typical day at work -- trying to get rid of a hockey rink that won't melt so the circus can go on that night, looking for an elephant lost in the building and arranging an impromptu press conference to repair one of his boss's PR nightmares -- Alice ends her casual relationship with Ben to commit to another man. This happens on Ben's 40th birthday, just as he's realizing he doesn't want to be alone.

Source: ABC

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Wednesday February 09th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Feb 07, 2010 (Premiere!)

Guest Stars
Jorge GarciaJorge Garcia
As Bobert
Portia DoubledayPortia Doubleday
As Heather
David PressmanDavid Pressman
As Mascot

Co-Guest Stars
Christopher SheaChristopher Shea
As Dan
Eric WinzenriedEric Winzenried
As Photographer
Harvey Ruffin IIIHarvey Ruffin III
As Executive
Rico BuenoRico Bueno
As Worker #1
Alejandro PatinoAlejandro Patino
As Worker #2
Sam Brown (3)Sam Brown (3)
As Worker #3
Gene DejoieGene Dejoie
As Worker #4
Main Cast
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
As Ben Donovan
Andrea AndersAndrea Anders
As Alice Aubrey
James LesureJames Lesure
As Alonzo Pope
Nate TorrenceNate Torrence
As Roman Cohen
Allison JanneyAllison Janney
As Crystal Cohen


Some kid asks Ben if he's one of the players. He sits down and explains how he's in charge of the entire arena and everything that happens inside. The kid asks again if he's one of the players. He asks the kid what the hell's the matter with him, and takes a call. He says "You tell Springsteen that I'm the boss (of this arena)." As soon as he passes the woman he's showing off for, he mutters don't tell him that, tell him he gets whatever he wants...

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Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerMatthew Perry  |  Alex Barnow  |  Jamie Tarses  |  Marc Firek  |  Thomas Schlamme
ProducerJohn Amodeo
Associate ProducerJulie DeJoie  |  Rebecca Moline
Production DesignerRichard Hoover
EditorRob Seidenglanz
CastingLauren Grey  |  Francine Maisler
Unit Production ManagerChip Vucelich
First Assistant DirectorPhilip A. Patterson
Second Assistant DirectorRichard E. White
MusicRob Cairns
Music SupervisorAnn Kline  |  Sarah Sheehe
Costume DesignerGenevieve Tyrrell
Key GripPeter Drinco
Camera OperatorRick Davidson
Set DecoratorJennifer Herwitt
Location ManagerEdward Mazurek
Property MasterDan Boxer
Construction CoordinatorSteven Desantis
Production Sound MixerJames Thornton (2)
Script SupervisorGabi Endicott
Production CoordinatorEric Kovtun
Assistant EditorRobert Lattanzio
Supervising Sound EditorMichael J. Benavente
GafferJeremy Graham
Director of PhotographyDavid Klein
Post Production CoordinatorBernard McGovern
Makeup Department Head Jennifer Turchi
Production AccountantDoug Towne
Casting AssistantElizabeth Chodar
Transportation CaptainSergio Orozco
Hair Department HeadJill Crosby
Created ByMarc Firek  |  Matthew Perry  |  Alex Barnow
Additional EditingGregg Featherman
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