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Royal Pains: Ta Da For

Hank treats a local magician who appears to be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Evan decides to stalk Matt Lauer in order to convince him to interview HankMed on the Today show, but is unaware of Hank's fear of public speaking. Divya's decision to not follow the hospital protocols get her into hot water with the on call doctor. Jill finally gets a chance to tell Boris what she remembers about the accident.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x7
Production Number: RP307
Airdate: Wednesday August 10th, 2011

Director: Ed Fraiman
Writer: Jon Sherman


Guest Stars
Campbell ScottCampbell Scott
As Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz
Brooke DBrooke D'Orsay
As Paige Collins (credit only)
Kyle HowardKyle Howard
As Dr. Paul Van Dyke
Tony HaleTony Hale
As Andy
Matt LauerMatt Lauer
As Himself

Co-Guest Stars
Dieter RiesleDieter Riesle
As Dieter
Raymond McAnallyRaymond McAnally
As Danny Watkins
Paul UrcioliPaul Urcioli
As swimmer
Gameela WrightGameela Wright
As duty nurse
Jayne PatersonJayne Paterson
As sales lady
James DeMarseJames DeMarse
As Mr. Wellerbing
James CroninJames Cronin
As gentleman
Eva KaminskyEva Kaminsky
As Noelle
Graham DouglassGraham Douglass
As college kid
Main Cast
Mark FeuersteinMark Feuerstein
As Hank Lawson
Paulo CostanzoPaulo Costanzo
As Evan Roth Lawson
Jill FlintJill Flint
As Jill Casey
Reshma ShettyReshma Shetty
As Divya Katdare


Hank and Evan are attending a party where a magician is performing. Evan is taking the opportunity to hand out HankMed promotional material. “Magic Andy” performs a successful trick with Evan's watch and disappears in the fireplace. What the onlookers fail to see is his momentary panic and weakness, followed by his pants leg catching fire and burning him...

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Episode Notes
Episode viewers (millions): 5.16

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Beth ThornleyYou're So PonyAt the pool
QuadronSimili Life (Instrumental) 

Episode Quotes
Andy: I would like to borrow someone's watch. Ah, you sir. May I?
Hank: Yeah, um sure.
Andy: Ahhh. If you don't mind me asking, how much was the box of cereal that this came out of?

Andy: Are you really a doctor?
Hank: Watch and all, I'm afraid. Great trick.
Andy: Thank you, thank you. Only it didn't go exactly as I planned.
visual: Shows Hank the burn on his leg.
Andy: I'm afraid that's not the worst of my problems.

Evan: I have some new business. At the uhh party yesterday one of our HankMed promotional DVDs, somehow made it's way into a VIPP. That's a Very Important Person's Pocket.

Jill: Why didn't you tell Hank that you are doing shifts at the hospital?
Divya: Well I was going to, but then I thought why burden him? You know how he is, I mean he would want to help out.

Hank: Fine, Yes! Evan, if the real world somehow collides with your world and the Today show wants HankMed on it, yes I will do it!
Evan: Now was that so hard to say?

Hank: I wish there was a fake Today show I could hire to interview him (Evan), then he'd stop.
Jill: You know, I have a friend in the Suffolk College media department, she might be able to arrange something like that. But wouldn't that be cruel?
Hank: Yeah, yeah it would. Let's call her.

Dr. Van Dyke: In spite of the ass backward way you went about it, you made me look good, and I'd like to say thank you.
Divya: You are welcome...
Dr. Van Dyke: I'd like to say thank you by buying you dinner. So, I'll let you know where and when. You can go now.

Hank: Evan that's the Today show!
Evan: Yes Hank, yes it is.
Hank: Why, how how how... what, what's going on?
Evan: You mean why is the Today show actually here as opposed to some slipshod prank you cooked up?
Hank: (subdued) Yes.

Hank: I only agreed to do it because I never believed you could make it happen.
Evan: Yeah, you pretty much don't believe anything I say I can do.

Evan: In spite of your objections Henry, HankMed must expand.
Hank: Look I know that's your plan, but what if it's not my plan? What if I'm comfortable with the way things are?
Evan: Umm, the way I remember it, you were comfortable back in Brooklyn in your boxer shorts watching Jerry Springer reruns, drinking beer at ten in the morning. You sure as heck didn't plan to be a concierge doctor either, or to live here, or to call it HankMed even! That was all me, Henry.

Cultural References
Evan: God, this Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve bourbon is so good!
Hank: I told you.

Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve bourbon is a commercially available bourbon distilled in Kentucky. This out of context reference to a commercial brand is obviously a paid for promotion in lieu of a standard commercial.

Evan: You were comfortable back in Brooklyn in your boxer shorts watching Jerry Springer reruns.

The Jerry Springer Show is a talk show for dysfunctional families to publicly air the sordid details of their lives. The show premiered in 1991.

Episode References
Evan: Oh, I added some footage of the Jitney crash I found on Youtube. I am so grateful for that horrible, horrible accident.

In episode 3x01 Traffic, HankMed was present in town when an automobile collided with a tourist bus and their medical services were required.

Divya: The only way out of this is to pay back Raj's parents.

Divya's comment to Jill refers to episode 3x06 An Apple A Day, where Raj informed Divya that his parents expect Divya to repay them for the expenses they incurred for the aborted wedding.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJohn P. Rogers  |  Andrew Lenchewski
Executive ProducerJeff Kwatinetz  |  Paul Frank  |  Rich Frank  |  Michael Rauch  |  Andrew Lenchewski
Co-Executive ProducerJon Sherman  |  Constance M. Burge  |  Carol Flint  |  Kerry Orent
ProducerKathy Ciric  |  Antonia Ellis (1)
Co-ProducerMark Feuerstein  |  Jessica Ball (2)  |  Irv Danesh
Consulting ProducerJack Bernstein
Associate ProducerMargo Johnston
Production DesignerRay Kluga
EditorCharles McClelland
CastingBonnie Finnegan  |  Steven Jacobs (2)
Unit Production ManagerKathy Ciric
First Assistant DirectorEric Yellin
Second Assistant DirectorDeanna Leslie
MusicJames S. Levine
Music EditorLesley Langs
Music SupervisorAlicen Catron Schneider  |  Oliver Hild
Costume DesignerCaroline Duncan
Key GripSal Lanza
Camera OperatorPeter Vietro Hannum  |  Oliver Cary
Set DecoratorMila Khalevich
Location ManagerMichael Fucci
Property MasterRuth Dipasquale
Construction CoordinatorRonnie A. Petagna Jr.
Production Sound MixerJohn McCormick (1)
Script SupervisorDeirdre Horgan Aska
Production CoordinatorBrette Billow
Script CoordinatorHelen Berger
Assistant EditorMarnee Meyer  |  Matthew S. Nickelson
Supervising Sound EditorLouis Bertini
Re-Recording MixerBob Chefalas
LeadmanChris Vogt
GafferSteve Ramsey
On-Line EditorPat Kelleher
Director of PhotographyJoseph R. Collins
Story EditorSimran Baidwan
Stunt CoordinatorCort Hessler
Production SupervisorPeter Sabat
Art DirectorMartin Fahrer
Assistant Production CoordinatorJohn Sesumi
ConsultantJohn P. Rogers
Makeup Department Head Francesca Buccellato
Art Department CoordinatorAlyson Wellins Lewin
Visual Effects SupervisorChris Healer
Main Title DesignRandall Balsmeyer  |  J. John Corbett
Production AccountantLynda Van Damm
Transportation CaptainSteven R. Hammond
Casting AssociateCandice Alustiza
Original CastingSusie Farris
ColoristRoger Doran
Assistant To The Executive ProducerChris Luttrell  |  Laurie Ferneau  |  Priscilla Crowe  |  Teresa Ingram
Assistant Costume DesignerJessica Glenn
Rigging GafferCharles Meere III
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerCharlie Kessler
Assistant AccountantErnesto Alcalde
Hair Department HeadAnna Hilton
Digital Imaging TechnicianDavid Satin
Post CoordinatorPeter Tadros  |  Sam Friedlander
Special Effects Make-upCraig Lindberg
Wardrobe SupervisorShelby Saboy
Charge Scenic ArtistJoseph Garzero
Genny OperatorSteve Comesky
Main Title Theme Performed ByThe Blue Van
"A" Camera First AssistantJohn R. MacDonald
Loop Group CoordinatorSondra James
Background CastingGrant Wilfley
"B" Camera First AssistantMalcolm A. Purnell
Transportation Co-captainPeter Clores
Background Casting AssociateJoanna Vanadia
ElectricsAdam Benlifer  |  Damien Gonzales  |  Alfred Padilla  |  Ryan Webb (1)
Best Boy ElectricMichael C. Price
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