Parades and Pariahs
Season One, Episode Two
Air date October 3rd, 2011
Written by Leila Gerstein
Directed by Jason Ensler
US Viewers 1.75 millions
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Parades & Pariahs is the 2nd episode of Season One, and the 2nd overall of the series.


ZOE ATTEMPTS TO MAKE BLUEBELL HER HOME BUT IT DOESN'T GO AS SMOOTHLY AS SHE PLANNED - Hoping it might help the residents of BlueBell, Alabama accept her as one of their own, Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson) agrees to join Mayor Lavon Hayes (Cress Williams) on his float during the Founder's Day Parade, but, unfortunately, accidentally crashing the float doesn't exactly help Zoe win over Lemon Breeland (Jaime King) and the residents of BlueBell. To make matters worse, the town's golden boy, George Tucker (Scott Porter), informs Zoe that contractually she needs to bring in thirty percent of the business or Dr. Brick Breeland (Tim Matheson) will have the option to buy out her half of the medical practice. Wilson Bethel also stars as Wade Kinsella, Zoe's new neighbor. Zoe deals with Lemon's visiting cousin, Betty, whom is showing signs of the early onset of multiple sclerosis, but wants to keep her medical a secret. To avoid having to perform at the parade, Zoe asks her to fake having glenoid labrum tear. But she ends up performing after Dr. Brick Breeland checks it. Jason Ensler directed the episode written by creator and executive producer Leila Gerstein.


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The restaurant to which Lavon takes Zoe (where she tries grits for the first time) is the "Rammer Jammer." This is a reference to a spectators' cheer yelled at University of Alabama football games when Alabama has just won or is clearly about to win. The cheer goes: "Hey, (opposing team)! Hey, (opposing team)! Hey, (opposing team)! We just beat the hell outta you! Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer Give 'em hell, Alabama!"
The term "Rammer-Jammer" came from the title of a 1920s-era student newspaper, while the Yellowhammer is the state bird of Alabama.
The interior and exterior of the "Rammer Jammer" is the same set as Merlotte's from True Blood.
  • The reason why Zoe Hart crashes the parade is due Betty Breeland's accident on a parade float


  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Zoe calls her football uniform for the parade a "football costume", and Emmeline corrects her that it's a uniform not a costume. But when Zoe first met Lavon, she knew quite a bit about football and should know it's a uniform.

Episode TitleEdit

'Parades & Pariahs' is a fairly explicit title- referring to the Founder's Day Parade, while pariah, by it's very definition as 'someone who is rejected' refers to Zoe and her ostracism from the rest of Bluebell.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

Tom Long: Never met a New Yorker before. Do you know Regis?
Regis Philbin (born August 25, 1931) is an American media personality, actor and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s.
Dash DeWitt: You know, I do a theatre trip every April- The Book of Mormon sent me over the moon and back!
The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical that tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Naive and optimistic, the two missionaries try to share the Book of Mormon, one of their scriptures— which only one of them knows very well— but have trouble connecting with the locals, who are more worried about war, famine, poverty, and AIDS than about religion.]]
Zoe Hart: You were in the NFL for ten years and the Founder's Day Parade is your favorite event?
The NFL, or the National Football League (NFL) is the highest level of professional American football in the United States, and is considered the top professional American football league in the world.
Zoe Hart: Miss Whitaker, according to Harley's nearly Webster's-long file on you, and the fact that you are presenting me with symptoms that are only consistent with the Black Plague, I'm positive that you are perfectly healthy- and suggest that you see a psychologist.
Webster's refers to the line of dictionaries, known as Webster's Dictionary, first developed by Noah Webster in the early 19th century, and also to numerous unrelated dictionaries that added Webster's name just to share his prestige. The term is a genericized trademark in the U.S.A. for comprehensive dictionaries of the English language.
The Black Plague was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350.
Zoe Hart: I did a psychiatric rotation at Bellevue- Harley giving her tic-tacs just enabled her.
Bellevue Hospital Center was founded on March 31, 1736 and is the oldest public hospital in the United States.Located on First Avenue in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, Bellevue is famous from many literary, film and television references, and as the training ground for many of America's leaders in medicine. Affiliated with the New York University School of Medicine since 1968, Bellevue has been the site of many milestones in the history of medicine, from the establishment of the first ambulance service and first maternity ward, to Nobel Prize-winning cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Rose Hattenbarger: That's where I need your help. So tell me, WWCBD?

Zoe Hart: What would Carrie Bradshaw do? Seriously, if I knew, I would married to Mr. Big, living in a fantastic apartment in the great state of not Alabama. Look, don't ask my advice- I have liked the wrong men since I can remember.

Carrie Bradshaw is the fictional narrator and lead character of the HBO sitcom/drama Sex and the City and the pending CW show The Carrie Diaries, portrayed by actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and AnnaSophia Robb respectively. She is a semi-autobiographical character created by Candace Bushnell, who published the book Sex and the City, based on her own columns in the New York Observer. On the HBO series, Bradshaw is a New York newspaper columnist, fashionista, and later, freelance writer for Vogue and a published author. Her weekly column, "Sex and the City," provides the title, storylines, and narration for each episode.
Zoe Hart: Luckily I've been able to rule out stroke, but I am worried about what are concerning neurological symptoms. Could be Guillain-Barre. That's why I have an ambulance coming.

Ethel Maliska: Gullian-Barre? Is that serious?
Zoe Hart: Yeah! Oh, bedside manner... sometimes people don't die!

Guillain Barré, sometimes Landry's paralysis or Guillain–Barré-Strohl syndrome, is an acute polyneuropathy, a disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system. Ascending paralysis, weakness beginning in the feet and hands and migrating towards the trunk, is the most typical symptom, and some subtypes cause change in sensation or pain as well as dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. It can cause life-threatening complications, in particular if the respiratory muscles are affected or if there is autonomic nervous system involvement. The disease is usually triggered by an infection.
Zoe Hart: Wait, a costume?

Lavon Hayes: Bluebell's very own Alabama yellow hammer.

Yellowhammer refers to the state bird of Alabama, the Yellow-shafted Flicker, or Colaptes auratus. They are yellow under the tail and underwings and have yellow shafts on their primaries. They have a grey cap, a beige face and a red bar at the nape of their neck. Males have a black moustache.
Yellowhammer is also a nickname for Alabama state troops.
Zoe Hart: Okay, alright, we don't get ticks in New York City! Kind of like how you guys don't get movies that aren't made by Michael Bay!
Michael Bay(born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer known for directing high-budget action films characterized by their fast edits, stylistic visuals and substantial practical special effects, which include The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and the Bad Boys and Transformers series.
Betty Breeland: I told you, I'm fine.

Emmeline Hattenbarger: You spoke like a Martian, almost broke your head on the linoleum, you are not fine, young lady.

Martian refers to a hypothetical or fictional native inhabitant of the planet Mars.
Zoe Hart: MS? Wow, it's unusual in someone so young. Betty, I'm sorry, that must-

Betty Breeland: Suck? Why yes it does.

MS refers to Multiple Sclerosis, also known as "disseminated sclerosis" or "encephalomyelitis disseminata", it is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms. MS affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other effectively. In MS, the body's own immune system attacks and damages the myelin. When myelin is lost, the axons can no longer effectively conduct signals. The name multiple sclerosis refers to scars (scleroses—better known as plaques or lesions) particularly in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord, which is mainly composed of myelin. Although much is known about the mechanisms involved in the disease process, the cause remains unknown.
Zoe Hart: You tell Lemon that you ran into Dr. Hart, who examined your shoulder and found a glenoid labrum tear and insisted you couldn't perform.
The glenoid labrum (or glenoid ligament) is a fibrocartilaginous rim attached around the margin of the glenoid cavity in the shoulder blade.
Rose Hattenbarger: Frederick Dean. [sighs] He has two first names, something about that is just so old school cool. And OMG, I saw he was reading Chew the other day, which is like my favorite comic book, but I didn't know how to tell him.
Chew refers to an Eisner Award-winning American comic book series written by John Layman[1] with art by Rob Guillory[2] and published by Image Comics. It is a story about an FDA Agent who solves crimes by getting psychic impressions by eating things, including people.
Wade Kinsella: Hey, kid- do I look like iCarly to you?
iCarly refers to Carly Shay, the title character of the American teen sitcom iCarly, who creates and hosts her own webs show with her best friends Sam and Freddie.


Shelley Ng: So what's your deal- you married? Got a boyfriend?
Tom Long: You lookin'?
Lavon Hayes: "Oh! This Saturday's the Founder's Day Parade - my favorite event of the year."
Zoe Hart: "You were in the NFL for ten years and the Founder's Day Parade is your favorite event?"
Wade Kinsella: "So, Doc, hear you're staying in town. You ever need a cup of sugar, anything, I'll be right next door."
Zoe Hart: "If that line ever works for you, tell that poor girl to come to my office so I can dispense the penicillin."
Lemon Breeland: "BlueBell isn't an animal shelter, and we don't have to accept every little stray that comes our way."
Zoe Hart: "Have I mentioned that I am Doctor Harley Wilkes' daughter? I'm like a townie by blood."
Ethel Maliska: "But she said..."
Brick Breeland: "Oh, I know. Poor little thing, she's from New York. She wouldn't know a tick from a taxi cab."
Zoe Hart: "Okay, we don't get ticks in New York City. Kind of like how you guys don't get movies that aren't made by Michael Bay."
Brick Breeland: My my my, interesting news about our partnership agreement. Right, Miss Hart? Poor little thing, thirty percent is not going to be an easy feat. You know, I thought maybe I'd just turn this into my trophy room- or I could just store my shotgun collection in here.
Betty Breeland: I found out last year.

Zoe Hart: MS? Wow, it's unusual in someone so young. Betty, I'm sorry, that must-

Betty Breeland: Suck? Why yes it does. And that pitying look you're giving me right now is exactly why no one here can know about it.
Lemon Breeland: Honey, the Belle float has been the highlight of Founder's Day for more than a hundred years and I just cannot let down all of Bluebell.

George Tucker: Okay, you know your patriotism to Bluebell is getting a little freakish.
Lemon Breeland: George.

George Tucker: I'm just saying. But you know, I have a thing for freaks- at least, I saw a circus once, there was a girl with a tail, I thought it was so hot.
Lemon Breeland: "Cute outfit. Did you join a gang?"
Wade Kinsella: This why you stopped our little frolic the other night? You got googly eyes for Goldenboy George?
Zoe Hart: I stopped our little frolic because I was half crazed, full drunk, and your breath smelled like generic beer.
Rose Hattenbarger: Frederick Dean. He has two first names, something about that is just so old school cool. And OMG, I saw he was reading Chew the other day, which is like my favorite comic book, but I didn't know how to tell him.
Wade Kinsella: Hey, kid- do I look like iCarly to you? If I hear the name Frederick Dean one more time, I'm going to hot glue your lips together.
Betty Breeland: You don't understand. Back home in Huntsville, I'm just a plain girl- I'm a loner, I'm shy. But every summer I come here, to Bluebell, where I'm a Breeland, I'm a Belle, which here's like being a princess- and I live those ten months for the other two months, and I just wanted that feeling to go on as long as it possibly could...

Zoe Hart: Betty, I understand being an outcast more than anyone, but I don't think you should risk triggering another episode.

Betty Breeland: Oh, but it's worth the risk, because with my condition, both you and I know it's probably my last chance to really live.
Lemon Breeland: Just tell me why. Why'd you do it? Are you just mocking us- are our traditions just a big joke to you? Do you think you're just too good for us here?

Zoe Hart: No!
Lemon Breeland: Then admit it, you are just hell-bent on destroying anything that's important to me- the parade, my engagement party.
Zoe Hart: No!

Lemon Breeland: Then why? Why did you crash your float? [Waits for Zoe's response.] Exactly. Everyone, Zoe Hart may be Harley Wilkes' daughter, but she is not him, and I think I speak for everyone when I say, we don't want you here.
Emmeline Hattenbarger: One day soon people are going to see that your heart is as deep as Harley's was, and that like him, you listen. I'm confident. Goodbye, Dr. Hart. Believe me, you're going to do just fine. And if you're ever in doubt, you have these- he's in there. I'm just sorry you didn't get to know him like you deserved to.
Brick Breeland: She was so happy that day. The Founder's Parade was her favorite event of the whole season.

Lemon Breeland: Every year at this time I think, maybe Mama will come back- if not to see us, then, at least to see the Belle float.

Brick Breeland: Sugar, it's twelve years ago she left. You have to start letting go.


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