'Date Rape' Job Interview
Hannah's job interview in season one seems to be going well, as she and the interviewer (played by comedian Mike Birbiglia) seem to be hitting it off. “I should also say I’m responsible, decisive and all the other qualities you’re weirdly allowed to name in a job interview,” declares Hannah, while the interviewer laughs and replies: “I think the only other place you’re allowed to brag like that is your online dating profile.” As they get to know each other — Hannah certain that she's landed the job — her interviewer tells her he went to college at Syracuse. “I heard a statistic that Syracuse has the highest incidence of date rape of any university. Which weirdly went way down the year that you graduated…[awkward pause]…That was just a joke because I was saying that there was no more date rape because they figured out who it was that was doing it and it was you.” Insert sound of bomb exploding...
Elijah Comes Out
In season one, Hannah reconnects with her college boyfriend Elijah (Andrew Rannels), who has some big news to share: he's gay. Naturally, self-absorbed Hannah makes it all about herself until he storms away, telling her, "It was nice to see you. Your dad is gay." In an interesting bit of foreshadowing, several seasons later Hannah's dad (Peter Scolari) reveals he actually IS gay.
Hannah is clearly having some issues when she decides to seduce her boss (played by Richard Masur), who's even older than her father. When he refuses her advances, she threatens to sue him for sexual harassment, which allows him to deliver the putdown of all putdowns. "Hannah, you barely have the wherewithal to get to work at 10 a.m., let alone sue somebody," he says. "There's no suing app on your iPhone."
In season one, Ray finds Hannah's private diary — and puts it to music, forming a folkie duo with Marnie's then boyfriend Charlie, calling themselves Questionable Goods. In a one of the most prescient moments, Charlie reads Hannah's prediction that his relationship with Marnie is doomed — which came to actually happen not long after.
Shoshanna Smokes Crack
One of the more hilarious scenes in the first season occurs after Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) smokes a glass pipe containing what she thought was weed — but was actually crack. Talking a mile a minute, Shosh admits she's "out of my mind high" until Jessa (Jemima Kirke) realizes that was a crack pipe she was smoking. "Oh my God," says Shoshanna, "don't tell my mom!"
A Visit With Patrick Wilson
In season two, one of the most unique and unusual episodes saw Hannah embark on a short (just a few hours) affair with an older, wealthy (and married) man after a random meeting. Later explaining the episode, Lena Dunham said: "I kind of wrote episode five in a fever dream. Hannah got lost in a version of what could be her life. I like the idea that in her fantasy life she might be loved by sort of a stable, attractive older man with a great Brooklyn house."
In the season-two finale, Hannah gets into a manic state after seeing a photo of actress Carey Mulligan's close-cropped 'do in a magazine, and grabs a pair of scissors and begins hacking away at her hair. The result is frighteningly short bangs and a horrible bowl cut that doesn't get any better when she asks her junkie neighbour Laird to help fix it.
Road Trip From Hell
In season three, Adam (Adam Driver) is in slow-burn ticked-off mode as he drives Hannah and Shoshanna during a road trip, which hits its apex while Hannah and Shosh are singing along merrily to Maroon 5 on the radio until Adam has a complete meltdown and literally punches out the car radio until it goes silent. And we thought Kylo Ren could throw a temper tantrum...
Beach House Dance Party
One of the highlights from the third season of "Girls" came when Hannah and her friends take a trip to the Hamptons, which culminates in a boozy dance party in which they all perform a choreographed dance routine, with Hannah sporting a green bikini.
Back to School
In season four, Hannah heads to Iowa to attend the Writer's Workshop and finds herself joined by Elijah, who says he's sick of New York and decides to be her roommate. OK, so that didn't last for long, but at least he and Hannah manage to share an exuberant drunken blowout at a college frat party.