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Shameless: Simple Pleasures

Things are going well for Fiona, who is still working at the Worldwide Cup and going out with her boss, Mike; Lip's adjusting to college, but Ian is still missing; Debbie's discovering boys, while Carl is entering puberty; a drugged-out and ill Frank reappears at the house.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x1
Airdate: Sunday January 12th, 2014

Director: John Wells
Writer: John Wells

Alternate Airdates:

USA Jan 05, 2014 (Premiere!)

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (5 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Joan Cusack
As Sheila Jackson

Guest Stars
Vanessa Bell Calloway
As Carol Fisher
Jack Carter
As Stan Kopchek
Tyler Jacob Moore
As Tony Markovich
Dennis Cockrum
As Terry Milkovich
Isidora Goreshter
As Svetlana
Joe Adler
As Milkovich Brother
Bill Brochtrup
As Hal
Maile Flanagan
As Connie
James Allen McCune
As Matty Baker
Rose Abdoo
As Dr. Vega
Adam Cagley
As Ron Kuzner
Kate Cobb
As Jane Pratt
Lynn Ann Leveridge
As Nancy Pratt
Michael Patrick McGill
As Tommy
Danika Yarosh
As Holly Herkimer

Co-Guest Stars
Sheldon Bailey
As Kenyatta
Nichole Bloom
As Amanda
Chuck Carrington
As Dan
Steven M. Gagnon
As Bill Pratt
Rene Moran
As Jairo (as Rene D. Moran)
Teresa Ornelas
As Ellie
Abram Teunissen
As Wolf
Main Cast
William H. Macy
As Frank Gallagher
Emmy Rossum
As Fiona Gallagher
Ethan Cutkosky
As Carl Gallagher
Shanola Hampton
As Veronica Fisher
Steve Howey
As Kevin Ball
Emma Kenney
As Debbie Gallagher
Jeremy Allen White
As Lip Gallagher
Noel Fisher
As Mickey Milkovich
Emma Greenwell
As Mandy Milkovich
Jake McDorman
As Mike Pratt
Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.69 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BeatBlazerHow Do I Feel 
BosshouseI Love You Just Because 
BosshouseGonna Scream 
Criminal HygieneSold in the City 
David E. SugarWritten Down 
Dig the KidOn a Mission 
Eagle Eye WilliamsonNational Gold 
Extreme MusicMake Some Noize 
The FierosComeback 
FirstCom MusicAtom Bomb 
GoldilocksTake Me Home 
Icona PopAll Night 
ItchThe Deep End 
LettuceDo It Like You Do 
Mathew de LucaAin't Gonna Fall 
Pale SeasMy Own Mind 
Paw CityLonely Machine 
Paw CityCanyons 
The PollywogsIs It True 
Soho3Candy & Cigarettes 
The SwaybackDouble Four Time 
Tyler EwingBurn It Up 

Episode Quotes
Kevin: Frank's a cockroach. You can stomp on him, spray him, try and drown him, but he always comes crawling back up out of the toilet bowl.

Carl: Hey.
Sheila Jackson: Hay is for horses.
Carl: Huh?

Carl: (about Frank) He's dying!
Fiona: No, he's killing himself. There's a difference.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Abbott
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Mark Mylod  |  Andrew M. Stearn  |  Nancy Pimental
Co-Executive ProducerMichael Hissrich  |  Davey Holmes
Supervising ProducerEtan Frankel
ProducerSheila Callaghan
Co-ProducerPrincess O'Mahoney  |  Terri Murphy
Consulting ProducerMike O'Malley
Production DesignerNina Ruscio
EditorFinnian Murray
CastingMelanie Burgess  |  John Levey  |  Jennifer Rudnicke  |  Mickie Paskal
Unit Production ManagerPrincess O'Mahoney
First Assistant DirectorRuben Garcia
Second Assistant DirectorDan Lazarovits
Music EditorMichael Alexander (1)
Music SupervisorAnn Kline
Costume DesignerLyn Paolo
Set DecoratorMatt Callahan
Location ManagerDavid Diamond (1)
Property MasterRick Kerns
Production Sound MixerJoe Michalski
Post Production SupervisorRebecca Zussman
Re-Recording MixerGerry Lentz  |  Andrew Kantos
Director of PhotographyKevin McKnight
Coordinating ProducerMatthew Devahl
Executive ConsultantPaul Abbott
Department Head HairSharon Rivera
Sound SupervisorMatt Taylor
Department Head Make-upJohn E. Jackson
Based On The Series Created ByPaul Abbott
Developed For American Television ByJohn Wells
Warning: Shameless season 4 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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