The BEST Episodes of Hung

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 22, 2020

Network: HBO

"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.

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

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

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 2011

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 7.64
725 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Alex Kondracke, Angela Robinson
'Money on the Floor'

#2 - 'Money on the Floor'

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 2011

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 7.63
745 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Angela Robinson, Julia Brownell
'Fuck Me, Mr. Drecker' or 'Let's Not Go to Jail'

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

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2011

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 7.60
682 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
Writers: Brett C. Leonard
The Whole Beefalo

#4 - The Whole Beefalo

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 22, 2011

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 7.59
669 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Kyle Peck
'Take the Cake' or 'Are You Packing?'

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

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 2011

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 7.54
979 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Julia Brownell
'What's Going on Downstairs?' or 'Don't Eat Prince Eric!'

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

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 2011

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 7.49
774 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Eduardo Machado, Micah Schraft
'Mister Drecker' or 'Ease Up on the Whup-Ass'

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

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 2011

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 7.47
897 votes
Directors: Gloria Muzio
Writers: Drew Lindo, Eduardo Machado
'Don't Give Up on Detroit' or 'Hung Like a Horse'

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

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 2, 2011

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 7.46
987 votes
Directors: Colette Burson
Writers: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin
The Middle East Is Complicated

#9 - The Middle East Is Complicated

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 15, 2010

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 7.43
1,638 votes
Directors: Gloria Muzio
Writers: Brett C. Leonard, Kyle Peck
'Third Base' or 'The Rash'

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

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 22, 2010

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 7.43
1,578 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Eileen Myers, Julia Brownell
Beaverland

#11 - Beaverland

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 8, 2010

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 7.42
1,588 votes
Directors: Lisa Cholodenko
Writers: Angela Robinson
'Tucson Is the Gateway to Dick' or 'This Is Not Sexy'

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

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 11, 2010

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 7.42
1,824 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin, Julia Brownell
'A Monkey Named Simian' or 'Frances is Not a Fan'

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

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 27, 2011

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 7.40
607 votes
Directors: Howard Deutch
Writers: Brett C. Leonard, Eileen Myers
'We're Golden' or 'Crooks and Big Beaver'

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

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2011

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 7.39
804 votes
Directors: Gloria Muzio
Writers: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin
'Even Steven' or 'Luckiest Kid in Detroit'

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

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 12, 2010

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

star 7.33
1,467 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
Writers: Brett C. Leonard, Dmitry Lipkin, Eduardo Machado, Julia Brownell
'Mind Bullets' or 'Bang Bang Bang Bang Motherfucker'

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

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 18, 2010

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 7.33
1,811 votes
Writers: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin
'A Man, A Plan' or 'Thank You, Jimmy Carter'

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

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 1, 2010

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 7.33
1,696 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Eileen Myers
'Fat Off My Love' or 'I'm the Allergen'

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

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 29, 2010

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 7.32
1,523 votes
Directors: Colette Burson
Writers: Angela Robinson
'Sing It Again Ray' or 'Home Plate'

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

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 25, 2010

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 7.32
1,479 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Brett C. Leonard
Strange Friends or The Truth Is, You're Sexy

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

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 19, 2009

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 7.24
1,669 votes
Directors: Scott Ellis
Writers: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin
Thith Ith a Prothetic or You Cum Just Right

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

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 23, 2009

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 7.24
1,630 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Brett C. Leonard
Doris Is Dead or Are We Rich or Are We Poor?

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

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 9, 2009

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 7.24
1,655 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin, Ellie Herman
Just the Tip

#23 - Just the Tip

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 27, 2010

Ray, Tanya and Lenore's new partnership starts inauspiciously when Ray "holds back" during a tryst with a pregnant client.

star 7.23
2,082 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
Writers: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin
A Dick and a Dream or Fight the Honey

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

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 13, 2009

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

star 7.16
1,494 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
Writers: Brett C. Leonard, Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin, Emily Kapnek
The Pickle Jar

#25 - The Pickle Jar

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 26, 2009

The students of Lakefield vote for Coach Drecker as their recipient for the fundraiser but Ray finds it embarrassing. Tanya has other ideas to boost Ray's career as a gigolo.

star 7.15
1,579 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin