"Accentuate the Positive"
Season 2, Episode 1
Air date April 24, 2011
US viewers 0.61
Written by Eric Overmyer &
Anthony Bourdain (story)
Eric Overmyer (teleplay)
Directed by Anthony Hemingway
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"Accentuate the Positive" is the first episode of the second season. It is the eleventh episode of the series overall. It was first broadcast on HBO on April 24, 2011 and drew 0.61 million viewers. The teleplay was written by Executive Producer Eric Overmyer from a story he co-wrote with Anthony Bourdain. It was directed by Anthony Hemingway.


Antoine's new girlfriend Desiree is pressuring him to get a more serious job. Since Creighton's death, his daughter Sofia has become more irritable and difficult to raise. Annie is now living with Davis, and Sonny misses her. Delmond and Janette now live in New York City--Delmond gets offended when New York musicians criticize New Orleans, and Janette is working under a very snooty and elitist chef.




  1. Khandi Alexander as LaDonna Batiste-Williams
  2. Rob Brown as Delmond Lambreaux
  3. Kim Dickens as Janette Desautel
  4. India Ennenga as Sofia Bernette
  5. Michiel Huisman as Sonny
  6. Melissa Leo as Antoinette Bernette
  7. Lucia Micarelli as Annie
  8. Clarke Peters as Albert Lambreux
  9. Wendell Pierce as Antoine Batiste
  10. Steve Zahn as Davis McAlary
  11. David Morse as Terry Colson
  12. Jon Seda as Nelson Hidalgo


  1. The Loos Marbles - "Li'l Liza Jane": Busking on Frenchmen Street.
  2. 100th Ward Buck - "Drop & Gimme 50": Sofia Bernette listens to McAlary on WWOZ.
  3. Birdman & Li'l Wayne - "Stuntin' Like My Daddy": Club on Decatur St.
  4. Christian Scott - "Rewind That": Delmond at NY party.
  5. Bonerama & Antoine Batiste - "Mr. Go": Batiste sits in with Bonerama.
  6. Papa Grows Funks - "Rat a Tang Tang": Batiste & Perrine talk after gig.
  7. The Iguanas - "Para Donde Vas": McAlary "cleans" his house.
  8. John Boutte, Paul Sanchez, Annie - "Accentuate The Positive": The Spotted Cat.
  9. Crazy Mary and El Pavo - "Wardell Quezergue": Radio plays in Liuzza's and Hidalgo plays Gigi's jukebox.
  10. Galactic, Juvenile, Dirty Dozen - "From The Corner To The Block": Gig at Tipitinas.
  11. The Baby Boyz - "I'll Fly Away": Robert watches brass band in Jackson Square.
  12. Dr. John - "Accentuate The Positive": End titles.

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