Leverage: The Top Hat Job
April 10, 2020 10:04 PM - Season 2, Episode 6 - Subscribe

The team employs very unusual methods to infiltrate a corporation that has been selling tainted food to the public.
posted by porpoise (5 comments total)
"For the last time, there is no blueprint fairy."

Indeed. And what is available irl is usually hideously inaccurate.

Nate sliding deeply into being a raging asshole again.

Not sure, but Hardison's phone might have been a Nokia N97 with cg on top?
posted by porpoise at 11:36 PM on April 10, 2020

I do not understand why Nate insisted on being the magician, a job he is clearly terrible at.
posted by jeather at 10:14 AM on April 11, 2020 [2 favorites]

Every smart person is stupid about *something*.
posted by Mogur at 12:38 PM on April 11, 2020 [1 favorite]

Nate has a weakness for silly hats and you just know he secretly loves playing ridiculous characters.
posted by Naanwhal at 6:23 AM on April 12, 2020 [2 favorites]

Kung Fu Monkey - LEVERAGE #206 "The Top Hat Job" Post-game: "#206 was a light, comedic change-up. Our guest writer, M. Scott Veach, had come in as a freelancer and pitched a very different "magician" story than how the episode finally laid out. Coincidentally, Tim had mentioned that he'd love to play a magician sometime. I am loathe to do an episode even close to a freelance pitch without involving the writer -- and you gotta buy two a year anyway -- so we called Scott in and the story was room-broken. (Tell the truth, I was off banging away at Ep 207 for a chunk of it, so my contributions to the story are limited generally to the CEO-in-a-box run, and the hijacked phone gag). The room can take credit for how much you enjoyed the episode, and Scott did a remarkably fine job during his visit. Not easy, coming into a tiny room that hovers at a constant 85 degrees filled with people who've spent ten hours a day for the last year and a half sitting in those goddam chairs.

I'd done a series of these horrible "state-of-the-company" shows back when I was a stand-up -- including one where they announced layoffs just before I got on stage -- and Albert Kim had attended a bunch while he was working his Time-Warner day job. Once we had the con format, it was just a matter of assigning roles. FWIW, Hardison chose his role in the con based on his love of Jonathan Creek."

posted by oh yeah! at 12:29 PM on April 15, 2020

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