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Season 1, Episode 5
Airdate September 10, 2007
Written by Susan McMartin
Directed by Bart Freundlich
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LOL is the fifth episode of the first season of Californication.

Starring: David Duchovny (Hank Moody), Natascha McElhone (Karen), Madeleine Martin (Becca), Madeline Zima (Mia)
And: Evan Handler (Charlie)

Guest Starring: Damian Young (Bill), Pamela Adlon (Marcy), Amy Price-Francis (Meredith), Henry Rollins (Himself), Lance Barber (Teacher), et al.



Plot Overview


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • Slayer: Hank's books mentioned in the radio interview all share titles with albums of American thrash metal band Slayer.
Henry: I'm here with Hank Moody, author of celebrated underground novels like South of Heaven, Seasons in the Abyss, and most famously God Hates Us All.

Memorable Moments


Hank Moody: I love women. I have all their albums.

[to Meredith]

Hank Moody: Try not to forget all the times I brought you to fruition. 33 to be exact.

[to Meredith]

Hank Moody: Hey. You know, it's not fair to say BRB and then never actually BRB.

Hank Moody: 'B' to the 'I' to the double 'L'. What's up, my nig nog?

Bill Lewis: I need to talk to you.

Hank Moody: Well, you should have called. I wouldn't have answered, but you could've left a message, which I would have quickly erased.

Radio Show Host: What's your latest obsession?

Hank Moody: Just the fact that people seem to be getting dumber and dumber. You know, I mean we have all this amazing technology and yet computers have turned into basically four figure wank machines. The internet was supposed to set us free, democratize us, but all it's really given us is Howard Dean's aborted candidacy and 24 hour a day access to kiddie porn. People... they don't write anymore, they blog. Instead of talking, they text, no punctuation, no grammar: LOL this and LMFAO that. You know, it just seems to me it's just a bunch of stupid people pseudo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people at a proto- language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the King's English.

Radio Show Host: Yet you're part of the problem, I mean you're out there blogging with the best of them.

Hank Moody: Hence my self-loathing.