Get down and dirty with this Californication Quiz!

J.P. Naomi

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The debauchery, the temptations, the twisted-family relationships, and the California sunshine...novelist and womanizer Hank Moody tries to find purpose in his life – do you remember the details of how it went down?

When did Californication premiere?

Californication premiered on August 13, 2007 and ran for 7 seasons until June 29, 2014.

What type of car does Hank Moody drive?

In seasons 1-4, Hank drives a 1990 Porsche 964 Cabriolet.

What was the name of Hank Moody's first book turned movie?

God Hates Us All, by Hank Moody (written by Jonathan Grotenstein) is available on Amazon, even in Kindle edition!

What was the name of the movie adapted from Hank's book, God Hates Us All?

The movie adaptation of his book was named after the song by Queen.

What is the name of Hank Moody's long term on-and-off girlfriend and mother of his daughter?

Played by Natascha McElhone, the stage name of English actress Natasha Abigail Taylor, was born on December 14, 1969..

What is the name of Hank Moody's daughter?

Madeleine Elizabeth Martin was born on April 15, 1993, and plays Becca throughout the series.

Who is Hank Moody's agent?

The American actor Evan Handler played Charlie Runkle on Californication and also played Harry Goldenblatt on Sex and the City.

What is the name of the famous record producer who commissioned Hank to write his biography?

The character Lew Ashby is thought to be based on real-life producer, Rick Rubin.

What is the name of the teenage girl with whom Hank unknowingly has sex?

Mia is played by Madeline Zima, and appears in Seasons 1-2 and guest stars in Seasons 3-4.

What is the name of Karen's fiancé and father of Mia?

Karen leaves her wedding ceremony and jumps into Hank's car and drives away with him and Becca at the end of Season 1.

According to Hank Moody, this "is the watermark of the sexually promiscuous":

While tattoos are considered taboo in some cultures, tattoos play major roles in other cultures including Polynesian.

What did Charlie Runkle get tattooed on his back?

A night of drunken debauchery results in Hank and Charlie waking up in the Porsche, and realizing that Charlie got an unfortunately dainty tattoo!

Why does Charlie Runkle get fired from his job as a talent agent?

Enticed and teased by his assistant aptly named Dani, Charlie can't resist himself in his office and doesn't realize that the whole act has been recorded!

What is the name of the porn movie in which Charlie Runkle invests his nest egg?

Porn plays a recurring theme in Californication, so it's no surprise that the characters were involved in the funding and production of a fictional porn movie!

What is the running time of each episode of Californication?

David Duchovny won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Muscial in 2008 for his role as Hank Moody.

Who was Charlie Runkle married to?

Marcy's job in the series is an aesthetician - performing all kinds of waxing services!

Which 80's rock star appeared as himself and one time love interest of Marcy Runkle?

Rick Springfield is an Australian singer who is famous for his song "Jessie's Girl", among others.

What heavy metal singer made a cameo as a dead rockstar?

Sebastian Bach was the lead singer of the band Skid Row from 1987-1996.

What is the name of the "aspiring actress" who agrees to hire Charlie Runkle as her agent while she is working in porn?

Daisy is played by Carla Gallo and stars in Seasons 2 and 3.

What is the trick that Daisy suggests she does to help Charlie prolong his stamina during sex?

A yonic pretzel is a way for a woman to prolong sex for a man - described as kind of a reverse Kegel exercise.

What is the name of the book penned by Hank, but published by Mia as her own?

While Fucking and Punching was not turned into an actual book in real life, David Duchovny did write and publish a book called "Bucky F*cking Dent", released in 2016.

"The Artist Within" is the name of the book written by this character, called the spiritual guru:

Julian, played by Angus Macfadyen, is Hank's season 2 nemesis.

What is the name of the all-female rock band that Becca joins?

Zoë Kravitz, daughter of Lenny Kravitz, plays Becca's new friend and lead singer in the band.

What is the name of Karen's former college professor who later becomes her husband?

Richard Bates is played by Jason Beghe and appears in seasons 3, 5, and 6.

Which famous actress plays Charlie's boss and occasional sex partner?

Kathleen Turner became famous in the 1980s with roles in the movies "Body Heat" and "Romancing the Stone".

What addiction does Marcy Runkle have?

Marcy Runkle is played by actress Pamela Aldon.

Who is the famous actor who wants to play Hank's character in a movie?

Eddy Nero is played by Rob Lowe in season 4.

What is the name of the dog that Hank was trying to retrieve for a woman who he was once set up with by the Runkles?

The name inspired by singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam, born Steven Demetre Georgiou.

The rock star writing a musical with Hank was named:

Atticus Fetch is played by Tim Minchin and appears in season 6.

Which rapper-turned-actor wanted to star in a movie with a screenplay written by Hank?

Samurai Apocalypse was played by RZA.

Which hard-rock alternative metal musician played himself and friend of Atticus Fetch?

Marilyn Manson was born Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969.

What is the name of the prostitute who Hank meets in a hotel bar?

Hank is always finding himself in predicaments where he meets women that come on to him quite aggressively!

Californication won a(n) _____________ award for Outstanding Cinematography - Half Hour Series in 2008 and 2009.

"Pilot" and "In Utero" won Emmy awards in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

Who performs the song "Californication"?

The song comes from the 1999 album by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who actually filed a lawsuit against Showtime for trademark infringement.

Who is Levon?

Levon surfaces in season 7, and his name is a reference to an Elton John song.

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