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Shameless: Three Boys

With the help of the Gallaghers, Kevin and Veronica fake a wedding to earn the money Veronica's father left her; Frank gets some bad news from his doctor; Steve looks for the perfect Lexus to steal; with Linda gone for the weekend, Ian goes over to Kash's.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Sunday February 06th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Jul 21, 2011
FI (Sub) May 15, 2013

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (10 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Joan Cusack
As Sheila Jackson

Guest Stars
Vanessa Bell Calloway
As Carol Fisher
Jane Levy
As Mandy Milkovich
Tyler Jacob Moore
As Tony Markovich
Marguerite Moreau
As Linda
Joel Murray
As Eddie Jackson
Pej Vahdat
As Kash
Anthony Anderson
As Marty Fisher
Sandy Martin
As Doctor

Co-Guest Stars
Jon Baggio
As Man in Neckbrace
Sam Doumit
As Sonny
David Wells (1)
As Father Pete
Sharon Blynn
As Bald Woman
Bonnie Morgan
As Teresa
Garrett Morris
As Old Priest
Phil Parolisi
As Man at Bar
Elena Plesa
As Hungarian Woman
Antoinette Spolar
As Woman (as Antoinette Spolar-Levine)
Hannah Leder Werntz
As Female Nurse
Biff Yeager
As Billy
Main Cast
William H. Macy
As Frank Gallagher
Emmy Rossum
As Fiona Gallagher
Justin Chatwin
As Steve Wilton / Jimmy Lishman
Ethan Cutkosky
As Carl Gallagher
Shanola Hampton
As Veronica Fisher
Steve Howey
As Kevin Ball
Emma Kenney
As Debbie Gallagher
Cameron Monaghan
As Ian Gallagher
Jeremy Allen White
As Lip Gallagher
Laura Slade Wiggins
As Karen Jackson


Fee and V discuss Kev's proposal. She says he was wicked drunk, like
that David Hasselhoff video eating a cheeseburger. Fee never saw that.
The girls are dismantling neighboring toilet stalls as they chat. A
woman overhears them and joins in the conversation. She got the perfect
proposal. Champagne, roses. Six months in, she finds out he's doing her
sister. Fee and V come out of their respective stalls, each bearing a
giant roll of toilet paper. Fee says their V's relationship with Kev
seems perfect as is. Why risk ruining it?..

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Episode Notes
This episode is based on "Episode 3" of the British series.

Ratings: 0.95 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
5 Alarm MusicClutch ShooterEveryone parties after Kevin and V get married
APM MusicBedouin MarketIan goes over to Kash's place
EelsWhat's A Fella Gotta DoFiona pees in a cup/Frank goes to see a doctor
iZLERBreakoutRecap of previous episodes
Jacques "KU" SladeKU Da KingMarty wraps himself in toilet paper/End credits
SilverhawkRock N Roll HeartFiona gives Marty an injection that knocks him out
Video NastiesJellybeanKevin wakes up after his bachelor party

Episode Quotes
Frank: (to a woman in a full body cast) I bet it itches like you got crabs in there.

Carol Fisher: You know this isn't what your father wants. You know that, don't you?
Veronica: Daddy's dead, Mama. He doesn't really want anything.

Veronica: What's that smell? It's either vomit or fancy cheese.

Debbie: Remember the guy who played Elmo at my birthday party?
Fiona: You remember that?
Debbie: He took his head off. It was traumatizing.

Veronica: Aw, Sheila, you're making me feel like Cinderella.
Karen: Screw Cinderella. Little doe-eyed bitch. Probably one of the worst role models for little girls.

Frank: (in a cancer support group) I mean, mine's in my balls. At least they've got a reason to be pissed. Tucked between two legs, wedged right near your asshole. There's no good way to sit, no underwear that's been devised to hold 'em effectively in place. They're a bizarre appendage. An afterthought. Which is why I don't believe in intelligent design. There is no God. We're all gonna die.

Frank: I've decided to start wearing a tie every day. I could die at any moment. I thought it'd be nice to look my best for the Grim Reaper. Son of a bitch.

Doctor: Bungee jumping, eh?
Frank: From the L tracks.
Doctor: Good news/bad: your biopsy results came back negative. Tumor was benign, so you're not gonna die of testicular cancer.
Frank: Oh! Oh, thank God! Oh! So, I can keep it?
Doctor: Yeah. The swelling on the brain you've probably got going on in there might end up doing you in.
Frank: What?!
Doctor: I'm fuckin' with you. The bump looks pretty superficial, but if you vomit more than twice, have any seizures or experience memory loss, call 911.
Frank: Well, what if I vomit while I'm having a seizure and have no memory of it?
Doctor: Tree in the forest, my friend.
Frank: What?

Sheila Jackson: And it's supposed to be a beautiful day today. Beautiful and safe and sunny.
Eddie Jackson: The sun's just a burning ball of fire that could plunge from the sky at any time.

Debbie: He's saying that he's gonna light both the dress and the shit-sack house on fire. What's a shit-sack?

Frank: (at Kevin and Veronica's wedding reception) Uh, folks, let's face facts. When it comes to good things, most of 'em come in pairs like your favorite jeans, new socks, and Kevin and Veronica. And, as it turns out, most people's testicles. So here's to the happy couple, Kevin, Veronica, may you always only have two testicles between ya. L'chaim!

Veronica: Hey, lady friend, where the hell is my cake?
Fiona: Steve is supposed to be here with the damn thing.
Veronica: That's the trouble with the exciting ones. The unpredictability is what makes them so exciting, but it's also what makes them so damned unpredictable.

Sheila Jackson: (about Princess Diana's wedding) It really was like a fairy tale. And she was a real princess.
Eddie Jackson: Yeah, well, she's dead now. How's that for happily ever after?
Sheila Jackson: Asshole.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Abbott
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Paul Abbott  |  Andrew M. Stearn
Co-Executive ProducerMark Mylod
ProducerMichael Hissrich  |  Cindy Caponera  |  Nancy Pimental
Consulting ProducerMike O'Malley  |  Alex Borstein
Associate ProducerTrey Coscia
Production DesignerNina Ruscio
EditorKelley Dixon
CastingMelanie Burgess  |  John Levey  |  Mickie Paskal  |  Jennifer Rudnicke
Unit Production ManagerPrincess O'Mahoney
First Assistant DirectorPolly Ann Mattson
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 EditorSam Bollinger
Director of PhotographyRodney Charters
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
Warning: Shameless season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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