Graphic is the ninth episode of the fourth season. It was released on 23 November 2007.

Someone has stolen, recreated and sold several copies of an extremely rare comic book. Christopher Lloyd plays the original creator of the comic book, who no longer benefits from his past creations. Having thought that his comics wouldn't be worth much in the future, he either lost or sold his entire collection and regrets it now that he and his wife are forced to live on very little. His young friend and protégé, played by Ben Feldman, publicly humiliates the rich man who owned the original before it was stolen.


  • The title references the rise of the 'graphic novel' as a literary form in its own right, acknowledged even by certain (though not all) academics, with Watchmen making Time magazine's list of the 100 greatest novels of the 20th century. In this rendition, there is the added element of graphs as a tool of mathematics.
  • Lloyd's character could draw from any one of a number of 'wronged authors' in the comic book field.