Season 2 Episode 1

Slip of the Tongue

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Sep 28, 2008 on Showtime
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After their reunion in season one, Hank and Karen plan to move back to New York. Karen asks Hank to get a vasectomy, to which he agrees. At the party of a record producer, Lew Ashby, Hank has a sexual accident...

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Michelle Lombardo

Michelle Lombardo

Surfer Girl

Guest Star

Pete Wentz

Pete Wentz


Guest Star

David M. Fabrizio

David M. Fabrizio


Guest Star

Paula Marshall

Paula Marshall


Recurring Role

Angus MacFadyen

Angus MacFadyen

Julian Self

Recurring Role

Callum Keith Rennie

Callum Keith Rennie

Lew Ashby

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Featured Music:
      "California Dreaming" by The Mamas And The Papas (Opening scene, Hank and Karen in bed)
      "Raining Blood" by Slayer
      "What You Want Me to Do" by Shake Some Action
      "Prima Donna" by My Heat
      "Go Low Step Low" by Echo Pilot
      "(Go to) California" by Rob Zombie
      "If You Could Read Your Mind" by Clinic
      "Can You Hear Me?" by Lions
      "My S***'s F***** Up" by Warren Zevon (Closing scene, end credits)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Julian: I like to think of myself as more of a creative midwife.
      Hank: Oh, well I like to think of myself as having a twelve-inch cock, but it doesn't make it so. Two inches shy!

    • Becca: How's the package?
      Hank: That's not a conversation I ever wanted to have with my daughter, but thanks for asking, sweetie.

    • Becca: (referring to the real estate agent) Next time she tells me to clean my room, I'm gonna say, "Clean this, lady!" and give her a titty-twister.

    • Hank: (opening condom wrapper) You better start talking dirty, this could take a while.
      Karen: Okay, what do you want me to say?
      Hank: Uh, right before you come, call me Bill.
      Karen: Who says I'm gonna come?
      Hank: Oh, a on. Get ready for Thor's hammer!

    • Urologist: You wanna see it?
      Hank: See what?
      Urologist: The section of the vas def I just cut out?
      Hank: Oh, vas definitely not.
      Urologist: If it feels like I'm sewing the flesh at the base of your penis back together, that's because I am.

    • Karen: Why are you smiling like that?
      Hank: How am I smiling?
      Karen: Like a retard.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Callum Keith Rennie (Lew Ashby) previously worked before with David Duchovny in two episodes of The X-Files and in the second movie of The X-Files: I Want To Believe, released some months before this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: January 6, 2009 on HBO
      Finland: January 12, 2009 on Nelonen
      Sweden: January 12, 2009 on TV4
      Germany: August 1, 2009 on AXN
      Slovakia: November 28, 2011 on JOJ

    • This episode is rated TV-MA for nudity, mild violence, graphic language and adult content.

    • As of this episode, Pamela Adlon (Marcy) is featured as one of the main stars.


    • Hank: You know, if it's dark enough you can rip open an Alka-Seltzer.
      Lew: And bang her with it!
      Hank: No, it'll'll create the illusion that you're wearing a jimmy hat. David Copperfield does it...not on stage.

      David Copperfield is a magician who is generally considered the most successful of all-time, with more than a billion dollars in career earnings. Copperfield has received five Emmy nomination, winning once.

    • Hank: We...
      Surfer Girl: Sure did, couple of times, actually.
      Hank: A long time ago.
      Surfer Girl: In a galaxy not so far away.

      This is a reference to the Star Wars movies, which open with the text "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." rolling across the screen.

    • Hank: How you doin'?
      Surfer Girl: Same old, livin' la vida loca.

      "Livin' La Vida Loca" is a former #1 hit by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. The song, from his self-titled album, was released in 1999.