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Girls: Pilot

After Hannah finds out her parents will no longer financially support her, she asks if the boss at her internship could start paying her for the work she's doing. She manages to lose her internship and then turn up late to the dinner party, roommate Marnie is throwing for Jessa who's returning from another journey.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Sunday April 15th, 2012

Director: Lena Dunham
Writer: Lena Dunham

Alternate Airdates:

Hungary Jun 05, 2012
UK (sky ATLANTIC) Oct 22, 2012


Guest Stars
Peter ScolariPeter Scolari
As Tad Horvath
Becky Ann BakerBecky Ann Baker
As Loreen Horvath
Christopher AbbottChristopher Abbott
As Charlie Dattolo
Alex KarpovskyAlex Karpovsky
As Ray Ploshansky

Co-Guest Stars
Chike JohnsonChike Johnson
As Homeless Guy
Chris EigemanChris Eigeman
As Allistar
Alexi WasserAlexi Wasser
As Alexi
Elaine ChunElaine Chun
As Joy Lin
Roland SandsRoland Sands
As Himself
Mark McGann (2)Mark McGann (2)
As Himself
Main Cast
Lena DunhamLena Dunham
As Hannah Horvath
Allison WilliamsAllison Williams
As Marnie Michaels
Jemima KirkeJemima Kirke
As Jessa Johansson
Zosia MametZosia Mamet
As Shoshanna Shapiro
Adam DriverAdam Driver
As Adam Sackler


The scene opens with Hannah having dinner with her parents. They tell her that they are not going to support her anymore and that it is time for her to get out on her own. She takes the offense to this and says that she is their only daughter and that they have to support her until she can get a job. Hannah’s mother is more adamant about her leaving on her own then her father. Hannah says that they are lucky that she is not a drug addict or pregnant. She says that she could be more then their perfect angel. However, her mother isn’t buying it at all. The waiter comes by and asks if that will be all. Hannah’s mother stops Hannah from ordering more food and says that is enough. The next day, Marnie wakes up next to Hannah when the alarm goes off. At the same time Jessa gets back into town. She gets out of the cab...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorLena Dunham
Executive ProducerLena Dunham  |  Judd Apatow  |  Jennifer Konner
Co-Executive ProducerIlene S. Landress
Co-ProducerPeter Phillips (1)
Production DesignerJudy Becker
EditorCatherine Haight  |  Robert Franzen
CastingJennifer Euston
Unit Production ManagerIlene S. Landress  |  Regina Heyman
First Assistant DirectorMark McGann (2)
Second Assistant DirectorJason Ivey
MusicMichael Penn
Music EditorScott Francisco
Music SupervisorTom Wolfe (2)  |  Manish Raval  |  Jonathan Karp
Costume DesignerStacey Battat
GripEthan Rosenduft  |  Glenn Fischel  |  James Saluzzi
Key GripGary Martone
Set DecoratorHeather Loeffler
Location ManagerGuy Efrat
Property MasterDaniel Fisher
Construction CoordinatorMichael Finnerty
Script SupervisorKirsten Kearse
Production CoordinatorLiz Kugle
Assistant EditorBrian Merken  |  Mindy Elliott
Post Production SupervisorMichael S. Bolton
Supervising Sound EditorSusan Cahill
Re-Recording MixerKevin E. Carpenter  |  Christian P. Minkler
LeadmanJim Sten
Director of PhotographyJody Lee Lipes
Production SecretaryJennifer Schilling
Art DirectorLaura Ballinger
Assistant Production CoordinatorErika Goldfarb
Post Production CoordinatorBrennan Parks  |  Parker Chehak
Sound MixerMathew Price (3)
Costume SupervisorCareen Fowles
Boom OperatorPatty Brolsma
Art Department CoordinatorKimberley Asa
Production AccountantBrenda Yoo
Extras CastingCentral Casting
Casting AssistantEmer O'Callaghan
Chief Lighting TechnicianDavid Skutch
Transportation CaptainEd Iacobelli Jr.
"A" Camera OperatorHernan Otaño
AssistantAlyson Buoncristiani  |  Jeffrey Cristiani  |  Sarah Heyward  |  Joe Amstater
Set DresserRocky Sagarese  |  James H. Holroyd
Location ScoutPhuong-thuy Vecchione  |  Zoran Blazevic
Post Production AssistantPatrick Reilly (1)  |  Tyler Jet Binkley
Title DesignerHoward Nourmand
Music CoordinatorJonathan Leahy
ElectricianDon Schreck  |  Tim Healy (1)  |  Micah Eisenmann
Set Production AssistantLiz Adams  |  Ryan Dearth  |  Cory Fliehs  |  Anastasia Folorunso  |  James Sehring  |  Kevin Pazmino  |  Erin Carr
ColoristSam Daley
Dolly GripRob Kummert
Costume CoordinatorJoshua Marsh
ADR MixerDean St. John
Assistant Sound EditorJohn Matter
Foley ArtistJoseph T. Sabella  |  James M. Bailey
Foley MixerJames Howe
Payroll AccountantJason Stant
DriverJim Haskell  |  Ronnie Lucas  |  Frank Beggins  |  Clarke Woolven  |  Dennis Salamone Jr.  |  Jack Black (2)  |  Rob Pryszmont  |  Bob Greer  |  Billy Curtin
Key CostumerAmanda Sroka
Digital Imaging TechnicianAlonso Homs
Sound Effects EditorEdmond J. Coblentz, Jr.
Best Boy GripPedro Hernandez
Dialogue EditorJivan Tahmizain
"B" Camera OperatorDerek Walker
LeaderJulia Liu
Still PhotographerJojo Whilden
Project ManagerMichelle Morris  |  Lara Bushell
Assistant Location ManagerSarah Follett
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorMarcos Gonzalez Palma
Sound UtilityTimothia Sellers
TailorVanessa A. Nirode
Accounting ClerkAbby Orlando
Location AssistantMike Matlak
Craft ServicesMartini Craft Services
Transportation Co-captainMichael Buonocore
Writers' AssistantJustin Brenneman
Department Head HairstylistSherry Heart
Key Construction GripJames Gartland  |  Justin Corbett
Shop ElectricianChris E. Dolan
B Dolly GripGeorge Elias
Voice CastingRanjani Brow (1)  |  Wendy Hoffmann (1)
UtilityJulia Liu
Art Department Production AssistantAndrea Collins
Best Boy ElectricChris Scarfi
Key MakeupMargot Boccia
Key HairVanessa Sims
Camera Production AssistantSam Wootton
Parking CoordinatorAyo Ogundele
Generator OperatorTom Potoskie
CateringMartini Craft Services
SteadicamSaade Mustafa
Shop ForemanJesse Gertsen
Camera ScenicLorenzo Contessa
A Camera 1st Assistant CameraMichael J. Burke
B Camera 1st Assistant CameraAntonio Ponti
Video AssistRobin Pontbriand
Post Production Video ServicesTechnicolor
Post Production Sound ServicesTodd-ao Studios Lantana
Digital Dailies ByPIX
Charge ScenicPatricia Sprott
Assistant To The ProducersJennifer Schilling
Additional CostumerBarrett Hong
Costume Production AssistantNicole Adkins
Music LicensesEvan M. Greenspan Inc.
A Camera 2nd Assistant CameraAndy Smith (1)
B Camera 2nd Assistant CameraKatie Waalkes
Department Head Make-up ArtistPatricia Regan
Additional Costume Production AssistantKatelyn Mueller
Set Dressing ForemanJames Ansbro
Additional Property MasterKathy Falzarano
Additional PropsRob Keymer
Key Shop CraftsmanGlenn Gertsen  |  Steven Rose  |  Martin Kirchoff  |  Ezra Gertsen
Construction GripMatthew Guarriello  |  Jimmy Miller
Construction Shop Production AssistantStephen Brown
Parking Production AssistantLloyd Bent
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