The Best Episodes of Hung

Last Updated: Nov 22, 2018

"It's hard to make an indecent living." Thomas Jane heads up the cast in this comedy as Ray Drecker, a middle-aged basketball coach and high school History teacher who figures out how to put his exceptional physical endowments to use and change his fortunes. Forced to find an alternative source of income after a series of unfavorable events, Ray takes on a whole new profession aided by his pimp and business partner, Tanya Skagle. Joining Jane and Adams are Men in Trees' Anne Heche who plays Ray's ex-wife, Jessica and Eddie Jemison as Jessica's new husband, Dr. Ronnie Haxon. Rounding up the series cast are Charlie Saxton and Sianoa Smit-McPhee who play Jessica and Ray's twin children, Damon and Darby. Created by Colette Burson and Dmitry Lipkin, the series is filmed both in areas of Detroit, Michigan and Los Angeles, California.

'Fuck Me, Mr. Drecker' or 'Let's Not Go to Jail'

#1 - 'Fuck Me, Mr. Drecker' or 'Let's Not Go to Jail'

Season 3 - Episode 4

Ray and Tanya conspire to get rid of an explosive client. Charlie advises Tanya to keep Lydia happy. Lenore manages Sandee's rising demands, and Matt and Jessica bond.

star 8.10
113 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
Writers: Brett C. Leonard
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'What's Going on Downstairs?' or 'Don't Eat Prince Eric!'

#2 - 'What's Going on Downstairs?' or 'Don't Eat Prince Eric!'

Season 3 - Episode 7

Ray’s night with Kyla leaves him wondering who she really is; a competition develops at the Wellness Center; Tanya gets help from Charlie in finding out what happened to Ray’s money.

star 7.96
122 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Eduardo Machado, Micah Schraft
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'We're Golden' or 'Crooks and Big Beaver'

#3 - 'We're Golden' or 'Crooks and Big Beaver'

Season 3 - Episode 5

After Ray tells Lydia he's leaving the business, she takes Ray and Tanya on a ride they will never forget. Darby threatens to leave home, and Lenore confronts Jason about missing a date with a client.

star 7.90
127 votes
Directors: Gloria Muzio
Writers: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin
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'I, Sandee' or 'This Sex. Which Is. Not One.'

#4 - 'I, Sandee' or 'This Sex. Which Is. Not One.'

Season 3 - Episode 8

Tanya discovers that Charlie has skipped bail, and she asks Missy, the mother of Charlie's child, to help locate him. Lenore declares war on Tanya and the Wellness Center, and Sandee tries to position Jason to take Ray's spot. Ray faces concerns about his ability to satisfy women, particularly Jessica.

star 7.85
128 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Angela Robinson, Alex Kondracke
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'Mister Drecker' or 'Ease Up on the Whup-Ass'

#5 - 'Mister Drecker' or 'Ease Up on the Whup-Ass'

Season 3 - Episode 3

Ray worries that his cover might be blown when he confuses one of his former students with a client. Tanya finds her self taking care of a convicted felon, and Jess takes a job working the Dr. Matt Kopylov's office, the husband of Ronnie's mistress. Lenore makes a deal with Jason's fiancée, Sandee.

star 7.84
138 votes
Directors: Gloria Muzio
Writers: Eduardo Machado, Drew Lindo
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'Don't Give Up on Detroit' or 'Hung Like a Horse'

#6 - 'Don't Give Up on Detroit' or 'Hung Like a Horse'

Season 3 - Episode 1

Ray and Tanya must convince a bank officer and her friend that their "Wellness Center for Women" idea is financially sound. Lenore discovers a new prospect to rival Ray.

star 7.83
148 votes
Directors: Colette Burson
Writers: Dmitry Lipkin, Colette Burson
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'Money on the Floor'

#7 - 'Money on the Floor'

Season 3 - Episode 6

When his shoebox of cash goes missing, Ray goes after the prime suspect: Lenore. His investigation lands him a brand new client named Kyla. Meanwhile, Sandee offers Tanya the opportunity to expand her business.

star 7.82
123 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Angela Robinson, Julia Brownell
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'A Monkey Named Simian' or 'Frances is Not a Fan'

#8 - 'A Monkey Named Simian' or 'Frances is Not a Fan'

Season 3 - Episode 9

The guest list for Frances and Mike's wedding doesn't include Tanya; Ray takes back what was his after a physical confrontation with Jason; Tanya finds a connection with Charlie's kids.

star 7.81
119 votes
Directors: Howard Deutch
Writers: Brett C. Leonard, Eileen Myers
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The Middle East Is Complicated

#9 - The Middle East Is Complicated

Season 2 - Episode 7

Ray must choose sides between Yael and a new client; Tanya turns to Charlie for stress relief; Lenore learns of Tanya's duplicity; Liz surprises Ray with a revelation about her personal life.

star 7.78
151 votes
Directors: Gloria Muzio
Writers: Brett C. Leonard, Kyle Peck
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'Take the Cake' or 'Are You Packing?'

#10 - 'Take the Cake' or 'Are You Packing?'

Season 3 - Episode 2

Tanya takes matters into her own hands after Jason steals one of Ray's clients. Lenore discovers some surprising news about Jason. Meanwhile, Jessica tries living on her own, and Charlie asks Tanya for a favor. Ray works with a new client who likes to dress up as a cop.

star 7.78
139 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Julia Brownell
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'Third Base' or 'The Rash'

#11 - 'Third Base' or 'The Rash'

Season 2 - Episode 8

Ray's unscheduled appointment with Claire threatens his participation in a student-alumni baseball game; Frances has doubts about her affair with Mike and her business relationship with Tanya; Ronnie delivers a stern message to Ray.

star 7.73
145 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Julia Brownell, Eileen Myers
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'Even Steven' or 'Luckiest Kid in Detroit'

#12 - 'Even Steven' or 'Luckiest Kid in Detroit'

Season 2 - Episode 10

Ray considers leaving the business; Tanya is emotionally frayed after encounters with Damon and Vera-Joan; Jessica makes a decision about the future.

star 7.72
140 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
Writers: Dmitry Lipkin, Eduardo Machado, Julia Brownell, Brett C. Leonard
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'Mind Bullets' or 'Bang Bang Bang Bang Motherfucker'

#13 - 'Mind Bullets' or 'Bang Bang Bang Bang Motherfucker'

Season 2 - Episode 3

Spurred by criticism from Damon and Darby, Ray tries to prove he's not an insensitive ex-jock. Seething from the demands of her new boss at work, Tanya turns to Charlie for advice on how to deal with an even more irritable problem: Lenore. Meanwhile, Jessica feels the pinch of the economic downturn, but can't stomach Ronnie's remedy.

star 7.70
161 votes
Writers: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin
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Beaverland

#14 - Beaverland

Season 2 - Episode 6

Jessica turns to Ray for help with a rodent problem that may be imaginary. Rebuffed by Ray in her attempts to add Mike to her stable, Tanya gets guilt-management advice from Charlie (Lennie James), then goes to extremes to prove her success. Ray has difficulty thawing a client who is cold as ice.

star 7.68
156 votes
Writers: Angela Robinson
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A Dick and a Dream or Fight the Honey

#15 - A Dick and a Dream or Fight the Honey

Season 1 - Episode 10

Tanya worries that Lenore may stage a coup for control of Ray, who is unnerved by rumors of layoffs at his school.

star 7.65
165 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
Writers: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin, Emily Kapnek, Brett C. Leonard
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'Tucson Is the Gateway to Dick' or 'This Is Not Sexy'

#16 - 'Tucson Is the Gateway to Dick' or 'This Is Not Sexy'

Season 2 - Episode 2

Ray irritates Lenore and risks losing a client by giving Claire marriage advice. Tanya tries to prove she can land a big fish for Ray after being humiliated by Lenore during a meeting with a 60-year-old widow. Ray uses his sex earnings to pay for the school baseball team’s transportation to away games, raising Mike’s suspicions. Jessica embarrasses Darby by crashing an eat-in protest outside a fitness gym. At the end of a long day, Ray reconsiders accepting a gift delivered by his neighbor’s wife, Yael.

star 7.64
175 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Dmitry Lipkin, Colette Burson, Julia Brownell
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The Rita Flower or The Indelible Stench

#17 - The Rita Flower or The Indelible Stench

Season 1 - Episode 7

Ray starts to fall for Jemma, which clouds their professional relationship. Tanya receives unexpected help for her writer's block. Jessica invites Ray to a family dinner.

star 7.63
178 votes
Directors: Jim McKay
Writers: Emily Kapnek
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'A Man, A Plan' or 'Thank You, Jimmy Carter'

#18 - 'A Man, A Plan' or 'Thank You, Jimmy Carter'

Season 2 - Episode 5

Tanya finally gets Francis to agree to dinner with Ray and Lenore is continuing to be a pest as usual. Ray can tell that Mike is struggling to not continue with his life and tells that he needs to look at himself and tell himself that he is wonderful. Damon goes back to the Poetry Bar and embarrasses Darby after which he has a performance "enhancing" scone and sees Jessica and Ronnie naked. Ray has to choose whether to cancel on the big client or his son who needs him.

star 7.63
155 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Eileen Myers
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'Fat Off My Love' or 'I'm the Allergen'

#19 - 'Fat Off My Love' or 'I'm the Allergen'

Season 2 - Episode 9

Mike accuses Ray of betraying him; Ronnie has a big fight with Jessica at the dermatologists' banquet; Tanya gets things off her chest when she goes into confessional mode and tells Ray, Lenore and Horny Patty exactly what she thinks of them.

star 7.60
144 votes
Directors: Colette Burson
Writers: Angela Robinson
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Thith Ith a Prothetic or You Cum Just Right

#20 - Thith Ith a Prothetic or You Cum Just Right

Season 1 - Episode 8

After standing him up, Jemma tells Ray they should take a break, and Ray seeks out Tanya for advice on women. Ray finds himself in an uncomfortable situation at Jessica and Ronnie's family barbeque.

star 7.60
167 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Brett C. Leonard
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'Sing It Again Ray' or 'Home Plate'

#21 - 'Sing It Again Ray' or 'Home Plate'

Season 2 - Episode 4

Ray gives Lenore an ultimatum, and probes Tanya about the possibility of cutting ties with her fellow pimp. Disturbed that Damon has defiled the school baseball diamond, Ray considers Tanya's suggestion that his son find a new hobby to shake him out of his recent doldrums. Ignoring Ray's warning, Lenore offers Jessica advice in dealing with Ronnie. On his way to meet a new client, Ray has to think on his feet when he runs into Mike in a hotel lobby.

star 7.57
153 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Brett C. Leonard
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Do it, Monkey!

#22 - Do it, Monkey!

Season 1 - Episode 5

A client who is unhappy wants to revisit a role-playing fantasy; Ray promises a car for Damon and Darby, to capitalize on Jessica's frugality. Reluctantly, Tanya agrees to go on a date with Floyd.

star 7.56
194 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin
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The Whole Beefalo

#23 - The Whole Beefalo

Season 3 - Episode 10

The survival of Tanya and Ray's business depends on Charlie's whereabouts; Jessica is accused of negligence by Matt; and Lenore tries to get Sandee out of the picture for good.

star 7.55
125 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Kyle Peck
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Strange Friends or The Truth Is, You're Sexy

#24 - Strange Friends or The Truth Is, You're Sexy

Season 1 - Episode 3

Ray's life continues to frustrate: His neighbor Koontz is on his case for urinating in the lake; he and Jessica continue to argue over the best way to parent the twins; and it turns out Lenore has disappeared, along with his wallet.

star 7.55
197 votes
Directors: Scott Ellis
Writers: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin
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Doris Is Dead or Are We Rich or Are We Poor?

#25 - Doris Is Dead or Are We Rich or Are We Poor?

Season 1 - Episode 6

Tanya objects to the break in protocol after Jemma bypasses her to set up "dates" directly with Ray. Jessica confronts Ronnie about their finances, but he refuses to give her a straight answer. After Jemma prods Ray to open up about himself, he gives his basketball team an inspiring pep talk.

star 7.52
188 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin, Ellie Herman
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