The BEST Episodes of HitRECord on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021
A new take on the variety show where host Joseph Gordon-Levitt directs countless artists from his global online community — hitRECord — to create short films, live performances, music, animation, conversation, and of course, more! Each episode focuses on a different theme as Joe invites and encourages anybody with an internet connection to join him and contribute. Are you RECording?
#1 - RE: THE NUMBER ONE
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 18, 2014
It's no coincidence that the theme for the very first episode of HitRecord on TV is RE: The Number One. Join host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and thousands of RECorders for short films animation and music centered around first times, unity and solitude.
#2 - RE: TRASH
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 25, 2014
In this week's episode, host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the hitRECord community bring you trashy music, trashy stories and an interview with the "Pope of Trash," filmmaker John Waters.
#3 - RE: FANTASY
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 18, 2014
Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and guest artist Tony Danza perform a big old fashioned musical number to kick off this week's theme. The show goes on to explore the neuroscience of fantasy and includes an animated twist on a familiar fairy tale.
#4 - RE: MONEY
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 22, 2014
HITRECORD ON TV’s episode RE: MONEY opens with a music video about falling in love with money, continues with a cartoon about money’s origin and closes with a short film exposing how greed can affect family dynamics.
#5 - RE: THE OTHER SIDE
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 8, 2014
In this episode Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the hitRECord community show us the other side of arguments, relationships, celebrity and death. It features the macabre song about death called Adieu and a short film about the many sides of a story.
#6 - RE: SPACE
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 1, 2014
Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt introduces HITRECORD ON TV’s episode RE: SPACE with an animated short film about a boy who can fly above it all, and features a visit to SpaceX, a transportation company that’s trying to send humans to Mars.
#7 - RE: PATTERNS
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 1, 2014
Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt introduces the final episode of Season 1, RE: PATTERNS, with a short film about a family of insomniacs, explores musical patterns with Sean Lennon, and we go back again to where the season first began… the Orpheum Theater.
#8 - RE: GAMES
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 15, 2014
Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt kicks off RE: GAMES leading an epic battle of Capture The Flag. Also included is a cartoon featuring the voice talents of Scarlett Johansson and a satire of American politics reimagined as a video-game.
#9 - RE: SCHOOL
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 26, 2015
Joe sings and dances alongside Todrick Hall in a 50’s-style musical number about high school mob mentality. People talk about the pros and cons of going to college. Marching bands, choirs, and rappers do a song about the first day of school. And more!
#10 - RE: FIRE
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 3, 2015
Joe plays drums while his late brother, and co-founder of hitRECord, Burning Dan, spins fire. A little dragon can't breathe fire in a hand sewn cartoon fairytale. And a music video called “Ready Aim Fire” features 2,000 hand-painted frames of animation.
#11 - RE: SECRETS
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 24, 2015
Joe co-stars with Ben Schwartz in three comedy shorts inspired by people's anonymously posted personal secrets. People talk about the difference between who they are in private versus who they pretend to be online. A young squirrel keeps her new human boyfriend a secret from her conservative squirrel family.
#12 - RE: YOUR MOM
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 17, 2015
An octopus mom makes the ultimate sacrifice in a claymation cartoon. Moms from all over the world talk about what it takes to be a good mother. Joe sings an R&B jam about being attracted not to boobies or booties, but rather to large vocabularies and other mothering skills. Rappers take on the age-old "yo mama" joke.
#13 - RE: GUNS
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 10, 2015
A U.S. Marine explains gun safety. People from all over the world talk about gun laws in their respective countries. Joe voices a cartoon about the origin of riding shotgun. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg write comedy shorts about men surgically installing guns in their dicks, starring David Krumholtz, Larry Miller, and Zac Efron.
#14 - RE: THE DARK
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 12, 2015
A gathering of revelers perform a dark ritual in the woods; a haunting music video follows the carnal transformation of a young victimized boy.
#15 - RE: THE NUMBER TWO
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 19, 2015
Joe and Anne Hathaway play douchey super heroes in a comedy short about their sidekicks. People with older siblings talk about being the second child. Pairs of musicians play a sweet song about couple-hood.
#16 - RE: THE FUTURE
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 31, 2015
A musical cartoon reminds us how we always romanticize the future when the present is actually pretty amazing. Joe asks people how they feel about various future technologies like the self-driving car or neural implants. A final song celebrates the only thing we really know about the future.