Frank the Plank is the second episode of the first season of the US version of Shameless.
Frank, gets headbutted by Eddie Jackson in the Alibi after he finds his daughter Karen, giving Ian oral sex. Frank brings home the argument, and takes it out on Ian. The next day, Fiona starts to worry as Frank doesn't turn up and it's Friday, disability cheque day. Suspecting that he is missing, the Gallaghers begin to search for Frank, only to find out that he is in a holding cell in Toronto, Canada. When Fiona finds out that it was Steve who put him there, she orders him to go get him back. Steve reluctantly drives to Canada with Veronica and Kevin , illegally bringing Frank back into the US. But Fiona is still upset that Steve didn't consult her before putting Frank in Canada.
A TV tuned to a shopping channel is shown at the Jackson house. The female host warns that there is a product recall on all fluffy handcuffs they have sold due to a faulty locking mechanism which was illegally imported from North Korea. The camera moves away from the TV to reveal firemen entering Sheila's bedroom to free a tutu wearing Frank from those same handcuffs locking him to the bed. This scene is also a direct adaption of the post credit scene from Episode 102 of Shameless UK.
- William H. Macy - Frank Gallagher
- Emmy Rossum - Fiona Gallagher
- Justin Chatwin - Steve Wilton / Jimmy Lishman
- Ethan Cutosky - Carl Gallagher
- Shanola Hampton - Veronica Fisher
- Steve Howey - Kevin Ball
- Emma Kenney - Debbie Gallagher
- Cameron Monaghan - Ian Gallagher
- Jeremy Allen White - Phillip "Lip" Gallagher
- Laura Slade Wiggins - Karen Jackson
Special Guest Star
- Tyler Jacob Moore - Tony Markovich
- Joel Murray - Eddie Jackson
- Missy Doty - Jess
- Michael Patrick McGill - Tommy