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The Sleeping Beauty 

Ryan can't sleep, and a smitten Taylor tries to seduce him by becoming his sleep therapist. Meanwhile, Seth vows not to call Summer, and Kaitlin struggles when Julie has a fling with her tennis instructor.


Ian Toynton


Josh Schwartz (created by), Mark Fish (show staff writer) | 1 more credit »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan ... Kirsten Cohen
Ben McKenzie ... Ryan Atwood
Adam Brody ... Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Cooper
Rachel Bilson ... Summer Roberts
Autumn Reeser ... Taylor Townsend
Willa Holland ... Kaitlin Cooper
Chris Pratt ... Ché
Gary Grubbs ... Gordon Bullit
Brandon Quinn ... Spencer Bullit
Michelle Ongkingco ... Amber
Kat Sawyer ... Head Dean
Matt Crabtree ... College Scientist
Wayne Dalglish ... Brad Ward


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After Ryan's kind help to get out of her ill-considered French marriage, Taylor makes him her third consecutive 'possible' true love, smitten enough to call the moody mourner 'funny', and enforces 'ex' Seth's help to submit him to her 'sleep therapy', which only gives him a sleepless night with his eerily sharp free 'analyst'. Kaitlin's hunky 25 year-old tennis instructor, Spencer Bullit, is masterly stolen by mother Julie, whose sexy German twenty-something 'personal trainer' she has chased. Summer gets caught breaking into a university lab and confesses an illegal 'liberation' of lab rabbits which made no sense, and regrets covering for Ché when he betrays her to the school board to save his own skin. But Summer does keep one rabbit, a mobility obese white rabbit she named 'Pankakes'. At a fund-raiser for Sandy and Kiki's project, Julie charms Texan magnate Gordon Bullit into joining, then finds out that her jock lover, Spencer, is there as Kaitlin's date... and is Gordon's son. ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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In this episode, Bullet calls Kaitlin "The Pot Stirrer," this is the name of a previous episode (3.13) when she gives Seth marijuana. See more »


Taylor Townsend: You might want to sit down because I have HUGE news and a favor to ask you.
Seth Cohen: You like Ryan, and you want my help convincing him to date you.
Taylor Townsend: Wow.
Seth Cohen: You said he was funny. That was kind of a giveaway.
Taylor Townsend: I know. It's crazy. I mean, I've always thought, cute guy, might be good for a night of rough and tumble fun, but it's not like we have anything in common -
Seth Cohen:
  • So ignore it, it's probably just gas.

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Written by Buddy G. DeSylva, Joseph Meyer, Alex Greenwald, Darren Robinson, Jacques Brautbar, Jason Schwartzman, Sam Farrar, and Al Jolson
Performed by Phantom Planet
(Main Title Theme)
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Release Date:

30 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura Hills, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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