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Hollywood (Places)

The show isn't about Santa's workshop in the North Pole. It's all about Hollywood gossip and brings the viewers of Neptune an exposé on Aaron Echolls. "Peel away the phony tinsel from this town, and you know what you'll find? Real tinsel!" So proclaimed noted wit Oscar Levant, the man who knew Doris Day when she was a virgin. Levant hung around with members of the Algonquin Round Table, and since some of the members were popular newspaper columnists who repeated some of the conversations in their columns, the various quips got wide circulation. Whilst not of the caliber of Dorothy Parker's infamous response to being informed of the death of President Calvin Coolidge — "How can they tell?" — Levant's description endured as a nickname for Hollywood.

2.15 "The Quick and the Wed"

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