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OCT
28
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'Family Tree' Deleted Scene: 'Life Is Like a Washing Machine' (Exclusive Video)

Chris O'Dowd and Jim Piddock star in a previously unreleased scene from HBO's Christopher Guest comedy, available on the first-season DVD set.

Wonder what didn't make it to air on HBO's Family Tree?

You're in luck! The Hollywood Reporter exclusively debuts one of 13 bonus scenes included as an extra on the first-season DVD set of the quirky Christopher Guest documentary-style comedy starring Chris O'Dowd. Thirty-year-old Tom Chadwick (O'Dowd), going through an identity crisis, inherits a mysterious box from his great aunt Victoria, prompting him to start investigating his lineage, which leads him through London and to the U.S.

The deleted scene shows Tom and Mr. Pfister (Jim Piddock), owner of Mr. Pfister's Bits & Bobs antiques and collectibles store, talking about life.

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"Life is like a washing machine. You throw it in and hope it comes out smelling better," Mr. Pfister tells Tom. "If it doesn't, you put in more soap powder."

"What the f---! That's not a saying. That's just instructions on how to use a washing machine," Tom says, slightly perturbed.

The two go back and forth about the legitimacy of Mr. Pfister's life advice, before Tom changes the subject and makes note of the drab English weather.

"That's England for you: Fifty-One Shades of Grey," Mr. Pfister quips.

The Family Tree DVD set hits stores Oct. 29. HBO has not yet renewed the series for a second season.

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