Barry, HBO Max, Alec Berg Productions, Hanarply

Hit Man

HBO Max original comedy Barry premiered its second season April 24, 2022.

#BarryHBO has been renewed for a fourth season.

rottentomatoes: 99%

metacritic: 83

imdb: 8.3

emmys: 6 wins

golden globes: 6 nominations

SAG awards: 6 nominations

Barry Berkman, Barry, HBO Max, Alec Berg Productions, Hanarply, Bill Hader
Barry Berkman, Barry, HBO Max, Alec Berg Productions, Hanarply, Bill Hader

Barry Berkman

Barry Berkman is a small-time contract killer outside of Los Angeles, California.

Barry Berkman, Barry, HBO Max, Alec Berg Productions, Hanarply, Bill Hader

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

2 wins: 2018, 2019

Best Television Actor – Musical/Comedy Series

2 nominations: 2019, 2020

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

2 nominations: 2019, 2020

“His eyelids? I thought you wanted me to shoot him after he was done digging the hole. Changed his mind… what, no eyelids? Just shoot him? I thought you wanted to watch him suffer. You’re forgiving Jeff. There’s no forgiving Jeff!” — Barry Berkman

“Uh, no. I had a line on some work, but it fell through, so I just drove around. Uh-huh. My controller’s broken. Do you want me to bring flowers? Unbelievable… fuck.” — Barry Berkman

“Hey, can you– can you help me with something for a second? I’m buying flowers for my girlfriend. Um… do the colors mean different things? Like, does red mean love and yellow mean happy?” — Barry Berkman

“I got ’em from Ralphs. Before, uh, you guys have lunch.” — Barry Berkman

“Hey, man. I’m sorry to surprise you like this, Hank, but I didn’t know where else to go, man. Why? So, you and Cristobal are an item now? I was wondering if you had any work, Hank. Uh… I’ve been working with some amateurs on, you know, people hiring me off of Craigslist, things like that, and I, uh… I could use a job, and, uh, you know, you don’t have to tell anyone you’re working with me. I under… I understand, but I could use– fuck. I know, no, I know, I know, I know. I don’t know what to do, man. Look, I’m-I’m… I’m in a bad spot. Like, I’m seeing shit that’s not there. I’m like– I’m kinda losing my mind, man. And I need help. I need… I need a purpose, Hank. You–” — Barry Berkman

“You look good. Downstairs looks like a lot of work. Must be hard, uh, closing up this place. So, if you’re not teaching anymore, are you gonna go back to performing or… well, are you, uh… doing well otherwise? Yeah. Mr. Cousineau. I’m sorry.” — Barry Berkman

“Forgiveness has to be earned. I know how I can make it up to you. I know what I can do. It could work. It could work. Get back in the trunk.” — Barry Berkman

“Oh, yeah. Thanks. Could I have my change, please? Thank you so much. Thank you. Here’s your burgers. Here’s your drink. Here’s your change. We gotta go. No, no, no. We gotta go! Got big plans!” — Barry Berkman

“Sally! Hey! No, I came on my own. Hey! Hey. Listen, I know how to get Cousineau over the murder of his girlfriend. You cast him on your show. Uh, yeah. Yeah, and, um, you know, he’s still pretty fucked up, but I think getting his, um, you know, career back on track will make him a little less fucked up and give him a purpose. Well, wait, aren’t you the boss? Can’t you override that? He’s not a shitshow. He’s in a lot of pain. No, you’re not. If you actually felt that way, you’d do something about it, but you’re not doing anything about it. So now, I have to do something about it. I came here for your help, and you’re not giving it to me. I’m worried about him. We are not saying the same thing! We are not saying the same thing! If I don’t do this, I don’t live! I have to do this to fucking live! Don’t fucking laugh at me! My whole life! My whole… fucking life! I need you to do this for me now! Now! Do it. Do it! Shit.” — Barry Berkman

“You’re going to have to relax. Plan A didn’t work, so I’m gonna have to do plan B. I don’t even know what the plan is! Look, I’m trying to fucking help you, man, alright? So, just shut up! Uh, Allison Jones’ office, please. Who? Oh, Jay Roach. Yeah. Right. No, uh, something came up. Right… well, it’s, um, I’m not really here for me. Uh, I was wondering if you could, um, get my acting teacher some work. Uh, his name is Gene Cousineau. He’s been around– huh. Me?” — Barry Berkman

Sally Reed, Barry, HBO Max, Alec Berg Productions, Hanarply, Sarah Goldberg

Sally Reed

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

1 nominaton: 2019

“Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Did you not come to bed again last night? Fun! Okay, so lunch today’s at 2:00… yeah. Can you, like, get there, like, a little early, you know, and watch us shoot. Oh… oh! Hoo! Ah! Oh god. Diane’s coming to look at cuts today. Yeah. Uh, nothing yellow, okay? And, uh, if I say you can stay for lunch, just know that you can’t. Love you!”

“‘Look, Chloe, I just– I don’t want you to make the same mistakes that I did. He’s manipulating her! He’s manipulating you. Look, Chloe, you have so much light inside of you. And when you’re with him, I just… I see it being smothered.'”

“Yeah. Does who live together? Well, they’re mother and daughter… …so, so yes. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for– opportunity… well, she didn’t seem trilled, like, at all. Positioning? Oh! Hey, Natalie. Um, listen. I can’t feel empowered as a woman if I don’t bring up other women with me. So, I’m happy that you’re here. And I-I really want you to learn. But, uh, don’t talk in meetings. Actually, you know what? When I’m in a meeting, that is a great time for you to be making my snack. Great! The flashback in 104? Hi. It’s blue. Aren’t I wearing blue? It looks blue. I think we should be wearing different colors. Great, great. Okay, yeah, and he’ll be yelling the whole time? Okay, yeah, he should be yelling the whole time. When do we shoot this? Okay, looks good! Okay. If it looks like steak, I’m good. Ah! Still blue though! Uh, just find me anything that is not blue! Thank you! Fuck.”

“Hey! Oh! You good? Fuck a duck, okay. Let’s do this thing. Okay. You good? You wanna run lines? I am great! Oh my god. Still blue. ‘How long has he been pressuring you to have sex? I think you need to know yourself and love yourself before you can truly love someone else. You gotta make yourself the perfect person.’ The key to stage acting is doing, whereas when you’re on camera, you really just want to be. You know, it’s more about being. Oh my god! Oh! Are those for me? When’s your audition? Oh, sucks you can’t stay. Can’t you move it? Oh, he is.”

“Yeah, I just… I wanna make sure that we fully understand, like, why Chloe decides to leave Zach. No, not an agenda. Just, like, needs to be, like, complex and gray, you know? And right now, it just reads like… I don’t know. Like her dialogue is… people just don’t talk like that, you know? Like in perfectly worded arguments. Right… maybe we throw a few ‘um’s’ in there? Writing? Oh! It’s easy. You know, you just, um… follow your instincts and keep it honest. You know, just like when you’re acting. I don’t know, but… Barry? Hi. I– wait… I’m forgetting. Did I ask you to come? Oh… hi! What… I… what? Wait, y– you talked to Cousineau? Oh, that’s so sweet. But we threw his name out for a part and casting said no. I think the direct quote was, life’s too short.’ Yeah, I am the boss, which is why I need to trust that I hired smart people, and casting said he’s a shitshow. So… yeah, I know. Look, I was as surprised as you are, but the town wants nothing to do with him. He’s made his bed, so… yeah. No, I am sorry to hear that. What? Are you okay? ‘Cause you seem a little manic. So am I. Which is why I tried to get him on my show. We’re saying the same thing. Barry… okay. I see… you’re very upset right now. Look, I-I-I’m sorry. I tried, and… I… I can’t.”

Gene Cousineau, Barry, HBO Max, Alec Berg Productions, Hanarply, Henry Winkler

Gene Cousineau

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

1 win: 2018

Best Supporting Actor – Musical/Comedy Series

2 nominations: 2019, 2020

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

2 nominations: 2019, 2020

“That’s the man. Yes, I’m sure. That’s the man, and he is connected to Barry. The what? Ever since I met that punk, bad things have happened to me. The love of my life, dead. My acting class, dead. Oh, okay. Oh, and can you cut up some carrots in those tiny little bites you do? Oh, you’re just so good at it. Thank you!”

“Are they ready for the Chloe scene?”

“So do you. It is. My career is shit, Barry. You know that. Remember that day in the woods? I’ve been thinking about that a lot. Remember that guy that took me into the woods? What was his name? Like the singer. Goulet? Kenneth Goulet. After he popped the trunk… and I saw what I saw… he whispered into my ear. He said, ‘Barry Berkman did this.’ I know you killed Janice. So, you have two choices. Come with me to the station, turn yourself in… or fuckin’ die. Oh. Huh?”

“Barry, you don’t have to do this. We can get past this. I know that there is a world in which we can get right past this. Barry, it’s me. It’s Mr. Cousineau. Please. Please, dear God. I’m not going to tell anybody. Barry, I am swearing on my grandson’s life. I won’t tell a soul. For Christ’s sake, put that fuckin’ gun down. Look, I promise you… this is water under the bridge. Whatever you’ve done, I forgot it. I’ve forgiven you. I forgive you. Then fuckin’ earn it.”

“Yeah. Please let me ride up front with you. Okay. Oh my god. Thanks. Look, can I at least eat the sandwich before we take off? Wait, the food is gonna fly all over the–“

“Barry? Barry, I’ve been in this trunk way too long. I can’t feel my legs! A-and, you might not know this, but that is definitely a stroke symptom! What are you doing? Do you even know what the plan is?”

NoHo Hank, Barry, HBO Max, Alec Berg Productions, Hanarply, Anthony Carrigan

NoHo Hank

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

1 win: 2019

“Well, SEAL Team Six only has six guys, and they have their own TV show. Well… we always knew this was going to happen. This one is for all the marbles. Yeah. Um… this is my first interrogation, you know? I’m, like, legit nervous. Ciao, babies.”

“Yeah. Monastery shooting. I heard about that. No. I wasn’t. Because no one survived. I saw it on Citizen App? It says, ‘the debt has been paid.’ Well, they do hand them out at banks back home. After you pay your debts. Wow. Wow. Wow. What the fuck? That is super fucked up. You know? What does this have to do with the monastery? Touché. Dr. Watsons. Yes. These two cases are linked. Same man who shot at monastery is also fucking idiot who killed your dear, sweet detective. That pin… is calling card for… that man. If I tell you, you’d have to pall-bear my coffin becau– his name is… the Raven. It’s a good name. I know he did. Anytime someone compromises Chechen operation, he’s sent down by top brass to take care of it. And he never fails. You know, you should really Wikipedia ‘raven.’ You’ll see the name works on, like, three different levels. The name is not just random is what I’m saying. Where to find him? The Raven lives in the shadows, my friends. Who know where he is?”

“The cops bought it, hook, line and a sinker. We pin everything on him because he is worthless to us. He is our patsy. Oh, they were scared. They were like, ‘holy shit, he’s called what?’ Alright, I gotta run. See you on the flippy-flops!”

“Guess who finally got interrogated by police today? Um… I think I aced it. I’m telling you, that’s what I did. I totally envisioned my future and I think it really worked because it worked.”

“Hey, just so you know, I got, like, 16 notifications about properties in Santa Fe. Come on. We have the money. It’s not a daydream. And you know that he killed most of my buddies, too. We both had buddies killed.”

“Fuck! Barry! What the fuck are you doing here? No, no, no. You need to get the fuck out of here. You need to get the fuck out. Shit. Can you make me a… choco-latte? Yes. What? You jealous? You shoot up monastery. You fuck my business. You frame me using pin I gave you for being great dude. And now you come here to my fucking home, ask me for a job? What the fuck is the matter with you? Barry. Forgiveness is something that has to be earned. And whatever shit you’re going through… I can’t be part of it. I’m embracing my life. It’s like that line in ‘Shawshank Redemption.’ ‘Get rich, or die trying.’ Now, seriously. Fuck off. Try not to frame me on the way out.”

“Hello? Yes. Um… what time were you thinking? Right. Duh. You know, I really wish you would trust one of my guys to bring you these heroin plants, but since I’m the only one you trust, you know? Just… sucks that you live all the way in Calabasas. I mean, that is a drive. Redlands? Fuck me! Wow. I am so fucked today. I will not be coming back to this office anytime soon. Okay. I’ll see you later.”

Monroe Fuches, Barry, HBO Max, Alec Berg Productions, Hanarply, Stephen Root

Monroe Fuches

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

1 win: 2019

“This time of year, in my home? Spend the weekend watching college football. I’m assuming… streaming is a no-go. We could put, uh, put an aerial on the roof. Ohio State! Huh? Haven’t missed a game in 25 years! Come on. That the only phrase you know in English? Holy smokes.”

Barry Berkman, Barry, HBO Max, Alec Berg Productions, Hanarply, Bill Hader

Lindsay Mandel

“Katie Harries, who plays Chloe, is one of ours. She’s a real find. The daughter, yeah. Mine passed away early– No, no, no. That’s just how these meetings go. It’s positioning. Yeah, so if it’s a hit, they can catch it and take credit. And if it isn’t a hit, then they can just step aside and… splat. Just remember, Sal, it has to work. Which it will. But, it has to.”

Natalie Greer

“It was powerful though. Even though it wasn’t in this show. They’re ready for the Chloe scene. Yes? Thank you. Great. Right. And that is where I’m going right now.”

Diane Villa

“Who? Oh, what– that– was that the daughter? The daughter. Yeah. She was excellent. Which can sometimes bite you in the ass. Mm… do they… live together? Chloe and your character. Oh. Right… how do we feel about that? Did you live with your mother when you were in high school? Oh, I know I did. So we’re ‘touching’ on a thing, but we’re not ‘commenting’ on it. Right. Nice. Well done. But, I miss that beautiful old man. You know, the one who says… ‘you can’t call me names in my café.’ You can’t call me names in my café. It’s the most powerful scene in the episode. Oh, I’m thinking of a different show. Well, just keep up the good work. Over the moon.”

Allison Jones

“We were all just a little confused though. I mean, you read for ‘Swim Instructors,’ you were really good. We liked you. Jay liked you. Jay. The director. Yeah. But then, um, we couldn’t find you. You didn’t return any calls, and we left messages. We left word, we couldn’t– you never called us back. Right. Well, it’s cast now. They went with Adam DeVine and Josh Gad. Two short guys. Never, ever, ever going to work. Not funny. I don’t know why they think it is. Yeah. Mm-hmm. Oh, Gene Cousineau’s a fucking asshole. I won’t have anything to do with him. He was awful to me. No, thank you. But, you know what? I like your intensity. You kind of have, like, a non-present Joaquin Phoenix thing. We might have something for you, actually, that you could be right for. On the show ‘Laws of Humanity,’ there’s a great role, Mr. Millaway. Can you come back at 6:00 and read for that? Yeah. 6:00. Different office. Good role. I think you’d be great for it. Yeah. Last slot.”

Cristobal Fuentes

“Oh! Jesus Christ. Fuck. You scared me. How did it go? I told you. I told you, Hank. You have to envision your future, yeah? You have to. That’s the only way it’s ever going to happen.”

“Mm-hmm. Hank, there is a daydream. I can’t make anything happen until I rebuild. Your little boyfriend Barry killed all my buddies. You know this. I don’t want to talk about Barry. When I do, I can’t sleep. Plus… he killed all my buddies. You have some buddies. I have no buddies.”

“Babe! I’m going to make some tea. You want the usual? Sure.”

“Hey-hey. Are you around to meet up? Now! Say I live in the Redlands. Are you selling limonada? Oh, how much? Fantastic. I’ll take two. Suegro. Did you just come all the way from Bolivia?”


“Don’t pull on the door! Let me unlock first! Pendejo. Mi yerno. Yes. But not in this. It’s a rental. We flew.”


“Agreed. I did. Mm-hmm. We’re so…”

On Set

“Yeah, she’s on set. Wade just wants to do a quick run-through of the Sally/Sam fight. Yeah, that’s right. First thing tomorrow.”

“Okay, we’re in meal penalty, so we really gotta jam.”

On Set 2

“Hi! Um, what do you think about this for Chloe in the dinner scene? No, this is teal. Hi, hi, um, how about this one? No, no, it’s sea foam– but it’s not! It’s not blue! How about this?”

Assistant Director

“Alright, everyone, quiet on rehearsal! Moving on to Sally’s present-day house. Alright, everyone, cameras up! Cameras up! Roll sound! Cut! That’s half-hour lunch! Could someone grab wardrobe?”

“I think it’s pretty clear. Are you worried it’ll appear like we have an agenda. I would disagree with that assumption. Her naiveté is a direct result of the history of subjugation of women by a draconian patriarchy. Oh my god…”

On Set 4

“Uh, Swiss, Apple Watch? For the dinner scene, Janet doesn’t eat meat. But I can make a steak out of apples. Oh, it’ll look like steak.”

On Set 5

“Makeup on standby.”


“Where you going?”


“Hey, took your notes, made it a little more harsh. Let me know what you think. On go. Three, two one, go. Good. Cut. Put you in here for your close-up. It’s up to you. Okay. Thank you! Quiet! And, action!”


“‘He cares about me. Well, she’s one to talk.'”

“Here she is. Oh, I’m good. I wanna get started… guys, I’m good. I don’t need touches. Oh, I’m good. Do you need to? ‘For a while, but I promised I wouldn’t do it until I knew I loved him. What am I supposed to do? Wait for the perfect person?’ You know, you’re like a… you’re like kind of a dude. It’s cool. How do you know all of this? Yeah, I’m… I’m actually, like, working on some personal stuff. Like, um, kind of a show. It’s like coming of age, but set in space.”

Lemonade girls

“Hi! Yeah. One dollar!”


“‘Direct to Chloe. I think what your mother is saying is you need to be with someone who doesn’t abuse you.'”

Checnian 2

“Hank said you could come home when things cool off in LA.”


“Hell. I’m Ana. I got two more Flaky Critters. They have no Crunchies, so I hope you like.”


“Please… please, forgive me! I’m sorry! Please! Please forgive me! I’m sorry! I, I, I, know. I’m sorry. Please. Thank you. I’m sorry I fucked your wife.”


“Grab your toolbox. I wanna cut off his eyelids! I wanna watch him suffer. Come on! I changed my mind. She tell you how big your cock is? Huh, Jeff? Hold up. Hold up. Hey, uh, I think we’re going to call this off. No, I-I don’t want him dead. I know, but, um, he’s asked my forgiveness. Y-you know, he made some valid points, so, uh, I’m forgiving Jeff. He’s sorry he fucked my wife! You know, and she’s no saint either, okay? There’s a whole history we don’t need to get into. I… I think I just overreacted.”


“I spoke to the elders, told them we needed more men. LA is us, Akhmal, and Yandar. That’s four guys. You have your story straight? Alright. We don’t hear from you in two hours, we will all take cyanide pills.”

“So, if we have problem with them or Bolivians, we give them Fuches? And they bought the name? Hmm…”


“Yes? I will fetch him. Need to hide it all! Need to hide it all! Cops are here! Hide all of this! Hide all of this! Understand? Hide all of this! Hank. The cops are outside. They want to speak to you. What? Wait, what?”


“Cops? Hide heroin? Fucking bitch!”

Distraught Wife

“I’m a good person. I wish I didn’t have to do this but he disparaged me. He cheated on me. He turned our children against me. He leaves work at 6:30. I can give you a map. It’d be great if it looked like a mugging– what? What? How could you ask me that right now? I mean, with everything I’m going through? I… are– are you a psycho?”

Mae Dunn

“Sir? Hi. I’m Detective Mae Dunn. These are officers Tereno and Hale. We’d like to speak to NoHo Hank.”

“Heard about it. But, you weren’t there? How would you know that if you weren’t there? Can you tell me what that pin says? Mm-hm. Any idea where we found it? Hank… well, we found that one in the trunk of a car next to a detective’s dead body. We think the cases are linked. And we can put you outside the monastery a few days before the shooting. We have been trying to identify him. Just tell us, Hank. It’s a fake name. Okay, where do we find him?”

“Mr. Cousineau, thank you so much for coming in. We’ve been spending the last six months putting our case together, and we have some information for you. Now, I want you to look at these photographs, please, and tell me are any of these men that took you out to see Janice’s body? Are you sure? That man, Mr. Cousineau… is a Chechen assassin they call the Raven. He killed Janice.”

Cop 2

“Well, we heard that you were there. Hank. I’m fed up with the mind games. My patience was here. Now, it’s here. You’re saying this… Raven killed Detective Moss and shot up the monastery?”

“Yeah, we cleared Barry. Mr. Cousineau, you of all people should know what it’s like to be accused of a crime you didn’t commit. From what I understand, Berkman left a pretty big audition…”


“Two number threes with Diet Cokes? Sure.”

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