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Look, She Made a Hat 

Benjamin opens Midge's eyes to the New York art scene, and she ends up knowing more about art than she realizes. The Maisel and Weissman families come together for a tension-filled Yom ... See full summary »

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Jamie Babbit

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Kate Fodor (Executive Story Editor), Noah Gardenswartz (story editor) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Brosnahan ... Miriam 'Midge' Maisel
Alex Borstein ... Susie Myerson
Michael Zegen ... Joel Maisel
Marin Hinkle ... Rose Weissman
Kevin Pollak ... Moishe Maisel
Tony Shalhoub ... Abe Weissman
Zachary Levi ... Benjamin
Rufus Sewell ... Declan Howell
Caroline Aaron ... Shirley Maisel
Will Brill ... Noah
Justine Lupe ... Astrid
Joel Johnstone ... Archie Cleary
Brian Tarantina ... Jackie
Emily Bergl ... Tessie
Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Artie
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Benjamin opens Midge's eyes to the New York art scene, and she ends up knowing more about art than she realizes. The Maisel and Weissman families come together for a tension-filled Yom Kippur dinner on the anniversary of Joel and Midge's separation. Meanwhile, a reluctant Susie turns to her family for help in advancing her career.

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Comedy | Drama

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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This episode's title is a tribute to composer Stephen Sondheim. It is a paraphrase of a line from the song "Finishing the Hat" from his musical Sunday in the Park with George; Sondheim titled the second volume of his collected lyrics "Look, I Made A Hat." See more »

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When the grown up Joel is in his childhood bed, there is a photograph attached to his headboard above his left shoulder. It is a photo inside of Shea Stadium. Shea's construction would not begin until 1961, three years after 1958. See more »

Quotes

Artsy Woman: What do you feel?
Miriam 'Midge' Maisel: Hungry. I thought there'd be snacks.
Artsy Woman: You just seemed very immersed.
Miriam 'Midge' Maisel: In what? Oh. This, yes. Very.
Artsy Woman: He paints completely naked.
Miriam 'Midge' Maisel: Well, Oil-based paint is hard to get out of most fabrics.
[Woman abruptly walks away]
Miriam 'Midge' Maisel: Seriously, how do you respond to, "He paints naked"? I'm just asking.
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Soundtracks

It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Written by Duke Ellington (uncredited) and Irving Mills (uncredited)
Performed by Thelonious Monk
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Can It Get Any More Hilarious
16 January 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is making its way into my top ten ever. There are so many hilarious moments here. First of all, there is her relationship with her new doctor. The byplay is clever and spot on. There is tension and love and there is her needing to stay focused on her career. Her two minutes with the eccentric artist is so poignant. Then we have the Yom Kippur dinner. Tony Shaloub again is wonderful as he tries to avoid blame in Midge's announcement. When Susie shows up and is recognized as a plumber (from the Catskills) I almost died. And, of course, Midge's announcement that she is embarking on a career as a stand-up comic is met with the kinds of inanity that I've not seen before. The families don't get it. They also aren't listening and her father in law want her to tell a joke, to show that she is funny. He has no idea what her humor is all about. Anyway, it is priceless. To me, far and away the best so far. I am so sad that this is almost at the end of the season.


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