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Shameless: Frank the Plank

Frank, after a run-in with Karen's father, Eddie, takes his anger out on Ian. Later, the rest of the Gallaghers organize a search party when Frank is nowhere to be found on the day he never misses - disability check day.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Sunday January 16th, 2011

Director: John Wells
Story: Paul Abbott
Teleplay: Paul Abbott, John Wells

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Jun 30, 2011
FI (Sub) Apr 24, 2013

Special Guest Stars
Joan CusackJoan Cusack
As Sheila Jackson

Guest Stars
Tyler Jacob MooreTyler Jacob Moore
As Tony Markovich
Joel MurrayJoel Murray
As Eddie Jackson

Co-Guest Stars
Missy DotyMissy Doty
As Jess
Michael Patrick McGillMichael Patrick McGill
As Tommy
Ali DeanAli Dean
As Egyptian Man
Brian HammanBrian Hamman
As Conrad
Max WilliamsMax Williams
As Canadian Cop
Main Cast
William H. MacyWilliam H. Macy
As Frank Gallagher
Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
As Fiona Gallagher
Justin ChatwinJustin Chatwin
As Steve Wilton / Jimmy Lishman
Jeremy Allen WhiteJeremy Allen White
As Lip Gallagher
Ethan CutkoskyEthan Cutkosky
As Carl Gallagher
Shanola HamptonShanola Hampton
As Veronica Fisher
Steve HoweySteve Howey
As Kevin Ball
Emma KenneyEmma Kenney
As Debbie Gallagher
Cameron MonaghanCameron Monaghan
As Ian Gallagher
Laura Slade WigginsLaura Slade Wiggins
As Karen Jackson


Frank wakes up and his laces break on his boots. He goes through the kid's shoes until he finds something that works and leaves with two different shoes on...

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Episode Notes
This episode is based on "Episode 2" of the British series.

Ratings: 0.81 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
999Inside OutSteve, Kevin & V sit in the van/Frank takes drugs
The Blood ArmShe's a GuillotineFrank, Sheila and Karen eat breakfast/End credits
Bloody TouristsGram And A HalfVeronica starts ironing topless
The Blue VanSilly BoyKevin closes the bar and leaves a patron sleeping
BrooklynClandestineKevin and Steve check out the camping van
The DinerNot Gonna Play By Your RulesRecap of previous episodes
EelsBeginner's LuckFrank puts on shoes and goes to the Alibi Room
La StradaLoved You All AlongFrank wakes up in Canada
Let's WrestleWe Are The Men You'll Grow To Love SoonThe Gallaghers look for Frank
The RosebudsHello DarlinFrank sits down to eat with Sheila

Episode Quotes
(After Frank headbutted Ian)
Lip: You should have hit him back.
Ian: If I ever do, I'll fuckin' kill him.

Fiona: I'm sorry about last night.
Steve: Never apologize for your parents. Believe me, I don't.

Kevin: Why can't they get their own fucking phone?
Veronica: No fucking money!
Kevin: Yeah, well, me neither at this rate. I love you.
Veronica: Fucking freak.

Tony Markovich: You can't file a missing persons report on Frank.
Fiona: Why not?
Tony Markovich: Frank's always missing.

Tony Markovich: (about Frank) E-mail from the embassy says he admitted to drug charges, but that's before they accused him, so they're thinking he's a juicer head case.

Fiona: (to Steve) What my dad is, what my family is, has fuck all to do with you!

Fiona: Don't ever hit one of my kids again.
Frank: Your kids? They're my...
Fiona: Never again.

Frank: I won't say it twice... go home.
Lip: What?
Frank: I won't say it twi-

Sheila Jackson: We've got hot water.
Frank: Hey, congratu-fuckin-lations!
Sheila Jackson: No, I-I meant if... if you wanted a bath.
Frank: Oh.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Abbott
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Andrew Stearn  |  Paul Abbott
Co-Executive ProducerMark Mylod
ProducerMichael Hissrich  |  Cindy Caponera  |  Nancy Pimental
Consulting ProducerAlex Borstein  |  Mike O'Malley
Associate ProducerTrey Coscia
Production DesignerNina Ruscio
EditorThomas M. Bolger
CastingMelanie Burgess  |  John Levey  |  Mickie Paskal  |  Jennifer Rudnicke
Unit Production ManagerPrincess O'Mahoney
First Assistant DirectorGary Goldman
Second Assistant DirectorRuben Garcia
Staff WriterNathan Jackson
Music SupervisorAnn Kline
Costume DesignerLyn Paolo
Set DecoratorMatt Callahan
Property MasterRick Kerns
Production Sound MixerJoe Michalski
Production CoordinatorMatthew Devahl
Assistant EditorAmy Colla
Director of PhotographyJ. Michael Muro
Executive Story EditorEtan Frankel
Department Head HairLucia Mace
Department Head Make-upJohn E. Jackson
Supervising Re-recording MixerJason Brennan
Based On The Series Created ByPaul Abbott
Developed For American Television ByJohn Wells
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