Lena Dunham Today Show

Lena Dunham Drops P-Bomb on Today, Freaks Maria Shriver the F Out

Prepare to witness the latest in a (very) long line of awkward Today show moments.

During an interview with Lena Dunham — in support of the final season of Girls, premiering Sunday at 10/9c on HBO — Maria Shriver on Friday mentioned that she enjoyed watching the first three episodes of the show’s last run. That brief interaction is as far as the ladies got before everything fell apart.

“You saw a penis, right?” Dunham inquired.

“Well, I saw more than that,” a stunned Shriver responded, as nervous laughter began to surface. “You caught me there for a second. I’m not sure if you’re allowed to say that on television.”

“I won’t be coming back!” Dunham joked. “Going out with a bang!”

At one point, after Dunham attempted to graciously exit the interview, Shriver turned to Matt Lauer for support: “Help, she just threw me off! … That’s the difference between generations. I wasn’t brought up talking like that.”

Watch the awkward interaction below, then drop a comment: What the heck happened here?