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The Best Episodes of Hung

Every episode of Hung ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Hung!

Desperate times call for desperate measures and Ray Drecker's situation couldn't be much tougher. The former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach is divorced and struggling to provide for his kids when his already run-down house catches fire. Looking to take on a second job, Ray decides to exploit his best asset in a last-ditch attempt to change his fortunes.

Genre:Comedy
Network:HBO

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Hung" is "'Doris is Dead' or 'Are We Rich or Are We Poor?'", rated 7.9/10 from 398 user votes. It was directed by Matt Shakman and written by Dmitry Lipkin, Ellie Herman, Colette Burson. "'Doris is Dead' or 'Are We Rich or Are We Poor?'" aired on 8/9/2009 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "'What's Going on Downstairs?' or 'Don't Eat Prince Eric!'".

  • 'Doris is Dead' or 'Are We Rich or Are We Poor?'
    7.9/10 398 votes

    #1 - 'Doris is Dead' or 'Are We Rich or Are We Poor?'

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2009-08-09

    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.

    Director: Matt Shakman

    Writer: Dmitry Lipkin, Ellie Herman, Colette Burson

  • 'What's Going on Downstairs?' or 'Don't Eat Prince Eric!'
    7.8/10 257 votes

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

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2011-11-13

    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.

    Director: Bronwen Hughes

    Writer: N/A

  • A Dick and a Dream or Fight the Honey
    7.7/10 400 votes

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

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-09-13

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

    Director: Daniel Attias

    Writer: Dmitry Lipkin, Colette Burson, Brett C. Leonard, Emily Kapnek

  • 'F*ck Me, Mr. Drecker' or 'Let's Not Go to Jail'
    7.7/10 288 votes

    #4 - 'F*ck Me, Mr. Drecker' or 'Let's Not Go to Jail'

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2011-10-23

    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.

    Director: Daniel Attias

    Writer: N/A

  • The Rita Flower or The Indelible Stench
    7.6/10 395 votes

    #5 - The Rita Flower or The Indelible Stench

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2009-08-16

    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.

    Director: Jim McKay

    Writer: Emily Kapnek

  • 'Don't Give Up on Detroit' or 'Hung Like a Horse'
    7.6/10 265 votes

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

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2011-10-02

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Dmitry Lipkin

  • 'Mister Drecker' or 'Ease Up on the Whup-Ass'
    7.6/10 252 votes

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

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2011-10-16

    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.

    Director: Gloria Muzio

    Writer: N/A

  • The Pickle Jar
    7.5/10 432 votes

    #8 - The Pickle Jar

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-07-26

    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.

    Director: David Petrarca

    Writer: Dmitry Lipkin, Colette Burson

  • "Thith ith a Prothetic" or "You Cum Just Right"
    7.5/10 362 votes

    #9 - "Thith ith a Prothetic" or "You Cum Just Right"

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2009-08-23

    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.

    Director: Bronwen Hughes

    Writer: Brett C. Leonard

  • This Is America or Fifty Bucks
    7.5/10 360 votes

    #10 - This Is America or Fifty Bucks

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2009-08-30

    Tanya pitches Happiness Consultants to other women in her office, with mixed results. Damon goes to detention to hang out with his androgynous friend, leaving Ray baffled. Lenore gives Ray some lessons in branding and, after a chance encounter at a department store, offers Jessica some lifestyle advice.

    Director: Seith Mann

    Writer: Angela Robinson

  • 'We're Golden' or 'Crooks and Big Beaver'
    7.5/10 231 votes

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

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2011-10-30

    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.

    Director: Gloria Muzio

    Writer: Dmitry Lipkin

  • Pilot
    7.4/10 564 votes

    #12 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2009-06-28

    Ray Drecker is a struggling high school coach in Detroit who is descending to all-time lows in his professional and personal life. He attends a self-help group in a desperate attempt to find a plan for financial success. Tanya, an old flame, is also attending the self-help group and she gives Ray inspiration in an unexpected way.

    Director: Alexander Payne

    Writer: Dmitry Lipkin, Colette Burson

  • Do it, Monkey
    7.4/10 414 votes

    #13 - Do it, Monkey

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2009-08-02

    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.

    Director: Bronwen Hughes

    Writer: Dmitry Lipkin, Colette Burson

  • Tuscon Is the Gateway to Dick
    7.4/10 323 votes

    #14 - Tuscon Is the Gateway to Dick

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2010-07-11

    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.

    Director: David Petrarca

    Writer: Dmitry Lipkin

  • "Mind Bullets" or "Bang Bang Bang Motherfu**er
    7.4/10 289 votes

    #15 - "Mind Bullets" or "Bang Bang Bang Motherfu**er

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2010-07-18

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Dmitry Lipkin

  • "Sing It Again Ray" or "Home Plate"
    7.4/10 278 votes

    #16 - "Sing It Again Ray" or "Home Plate"

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2010-07-25

    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.

    Director: Uta Briesewitz

    Writer: N/A

  • The Middle East Is Complicated
    7.4/10 307 votes

    #17 - The Middle East Is Complicated

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-08-15

    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.

    Director: Gloria Muzio

    Writer: N/A

  • "Third Base" or "The Rash"
    7.4/10 269 votes

    #18 - "Third Base" or "The Rash"

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2010-08-22

    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.

    Director: Bronwen Hughes

    Writer: N/A

  • 'Even Steven' or 'Luckiest Kid in Detroit'
    7.4/10 265 votes

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

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2010-09-12

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

    Director: Daniel Attias

    Writer: Dmitry Lipkin

  • 'I, Sandee' or 'This Sex. Which Is. Not One.'
    7.4/10 217 votes

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

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2011-11-20

    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.

    Director: Adam Davidson

    Writer: N/A

  • 'Great Sausage' or 'Can I Call You Dick?'
    7.3/10 456 votes

    #21 - 'Great Sausage' or 'Can I Call You Dick?'

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2009-07-12

    Tanya enlists the help of a former colleague Lenore, who is now a professional shopper, so Ray can offer his services to her clientele of rich older women.

    Director: Craig Zisk

    Writer: Dmitry Lipkin

  • Just the Tip
    7.3/10 352 votes

    #22 - Just the Tip

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-06-27

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

    Director: Daniel Attias

    Writer: Dmitry Lipkin

  • 'Take the Cake' or 'Are You Packing?'
    7.3/10 235 votes

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

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2011-10-09

    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.

    Director: Uta Briesewitz

    Writer: N/A

  • 'Money on the Floor'
    7.3/10 262 votes

    #24 - 'Money on the Floor'

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2011-11-06

    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.

    Director: Uta Briesewitz

    Writer: N/A

  • 'A Monkey Named Simian' or 'Frances is Not a Fan'
    7.3/10 221 votes

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

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2011-11-27

    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.

    Director: Howard Deutch

    Writer: N/A