The BEST Episodes of Difficult People

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: Hulu

Difficult People stars Klausner and Eichner as best friends living in New York City whose typical, irreverent behavior lands them in some very awkward situations.

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Italian Pinata

#1 - Italian Pinata

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 19, 2016

Mistaken perceptions about heritage and sexual orientation leads to Julie and Billy living double lives in New Jersey.

star 8.18
130 votes
36 Candles

#2 - 36 Candles

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 9, 2016

As her birthday gets closer, Julie discovers that she enjoys her mom's company when they are drinking; Billy tries to date a guy he met through an app.

star 7.99
160 votes

#3 - Unplugged

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 12, 2016

Julie works to impress Jewish TV writers as Billy strives to be his rich boyfriend's kept man; meanwhile, Marilyn makes a video will.

star 7.94
173 votes

#4 - Patches

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 2, 2016

When Billy’s apartment is condemned, he moves in with Marilyn; a misunderstanding lands Julie a role on a TV show. Rachel Dratch guest stars as a casting director. Abby Elliot guest stars as an Internet executive who offers Billy and Julie a trial job.

star 7.81
135 votes
Hashtag Cats

#5 - Hashtag Cats

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 23, 2016

Billy and Julie gain their first famous fan, who tries to help them sell a sketch show to a TV network.

star 7.80
90 votes
Blade Stallion

#6 - Blade Stallion

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 26, 2016

Time alone become elusive after Julie is caught watching porn and Billy's brother moves in with him.

star 7.79
159 votes
Pledge Week

#7 - Pledge Week

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 12, 2015

Billy hits it off with a new man, only to find out he's a "participator"; Julie's home life crumbles as Arthur cracks under the pressure of the PBS pledge drive.

star 7.78
244 votes
High Alert

#8 - High Alert

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

Julie writes an essay that is optioned for a movie, Billy helps with Matthew’s wedding. Julianne Moore stars as a development executive. Richard Kind stars as a writer who helps adapt Julie’s essay. Amy Sedaris and Deborah Harry return as roommates.

star 7.78
85 votes
Sweet Tea

#9 - Sweet Tea

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 19, 2017

Julie considers trading her showbiz dreams for a life of happy crafting as Billy sickens of New York City. Arthur is over his job, and Marilyn experiences writer’s block. Meanwhile a visit from Lola’s sorority may hold the answer to all of their problems.

star 7.75
61 votes
Kessler Epstein Foundation

#10 - Kessler Epstein Foundation

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 12, 2016

Billy and Julie decide to create their own version of the Ice Bucket Challenge to gain internet fame.

star 7.73
167 votes

#11 - Cindarestylox

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 22, 2017

After cut-rate facial filler leaves Julie's face frozen into a smile, she savors the unexpected benefits. Billy has the opportunity to teach acting after running into his favorite school teacher, and Marilyn wants Julie to freeze her eggs.

star 7.71
69 votes
The Silkwood

#12 - The Silkwood

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 26, 2017

Billy moves to Los Angeles with Julie's help. Marilyn writes a best-selling memoir, also with Julie's help. Changes at the cafe include a new waiter, and eventually, new ownership. Arthur’s office in Florida meets an untimely demise.

star 7.69
65 votes
Cedar Cove

#13 - Cedar Cove

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 30, 2016

Julie and Billy jeopardize their shot at becoming fashion elites when Julie gets sick and Billy gets cast as the lead in a children’s TV show. Christian Siriano guest stars as himself. Austin Pendleton guest stars as a tightly-wound television director.

star 7.69
81 votes
Devil's Three-Way

#14 - Devil's Three-Way

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 5, 2015

Julie seeks out an old high school crush and brings him to bed with her and Arthur; Billy finds a father figure in Denise's husband, Nate.

star 7.68
316 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Walker
Writers: Julie Klausner, Scott King

#15 - Rabbitversary

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 15, 2017

Alone for the weekend, Julie hires a creepy handyman who overstays his welcome. Meanwhile, Billy feuds with a dickish advertising exec, and Marilyn gets a book deal.

star 7.65
74 votes
Code Change

#16 - Code Change

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 8, 2017

Julie decides she has an addiction to her mother, and treats it by joining AA. Billy helps his sister-in-law Rucchel exorcise a Jewish demon from her basement. Arthur experiences frustration in the bedroom and at work, and takes both into his own hands.

star 7.57
68 votes

#17 - Carter

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 16, 2016

Inspired by the success of Hamilton, Billy and Julie want to write and star in their own historical musical.

star 7.56
125 votes
Premium Membership

#18 - Premium Membership

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 9, 2015

Billy and Julie decide to create their own podcast, but it proves more difficult than anticipated; Billy has some unexpected fun at the dog park.

star 7.54
138 votes
Bernie and Blythe

#19 - Bernie and Blythe

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 29, 2017

Julie and Arthur stumble into sexual roleplay, while Billy worries he's been miscast as a supportive spouse at Todd's work parties. Meanwhile, Julie's dogs become social media stars without Julie's consent, and Marilyn re-unites with a former lover.

star 7.52
77 votes
Strike Rat

#20 - Strike Rat

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 8, 2017

Julie faces a moral dilemma when she gets cast in Woody Allen's new TV show; Billy and Marilyn scam their way through a government gay conversion therapy program. Matthew's ex-wife comes to town.

star 7.45
80 votes
Fuzz Buddies

#21 - Fuzz Buddies

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 5, 2017

Lifelong dreams come true when Julie gets hired to write on a TV show, Micky Dolenz answers Billy's childhood fan letter, and Marilyn throws herself a Bat Mitzvah.

star 7.43
69 votes
Difficult Christmas

#22 - Difficult Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 16, 2015

Julie and Billy book a gig at The Cutting Room, but Billy's newfound obligation to family threatens to compromise their big break.

star 7.42
104 votes
Passover Bump

#23 - Passover Bump

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 8, 2017

Having maxed out on antidepressants, Julie faces a family Passover Seder armed only with a meditation app. Meanwhile, Billy gets a gig as a warm-up comic for Larry Wilmore's new late-night talk show and Arthur heads to Florida for work.

star 7.41
82 votes
Criminal Minds

#24 - Criminal Minds

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 12, 2017

Julie “Yes Ands” her way into a corner with her former improv teammates and ends up being caught in a significant lie. Billy and Todd can't fall asleep in the same bed together. Meanwhile, Arthur uncovers a secret at work and Marilyn and Matthew bond.

star 7.41
63 votes
Even Later

#25 - Even Later

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 2, 2015

Billy and Julie prepare a portfolio for a writing job, but find it easier to procrastinate than write.

star 7.40
144 votes