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Hacks: 9 Best Moments (and Zingers!) From the Emmy-Nominated Comedy

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No one delivers a stinging one-liner quite like Jean Smart, which makes cherry-picking the best moments from HBO Max’s Emmy-nominated Hacks that much more difficult.

When the series debuted on the streamer in May, Smart, along with an ensemble that includes relative newcomer Hannah Einbinder, Kaitlin Olson, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Paul W. Downs and Christopher McDonald, quickly won over our comedy-loving hearts. Hacks became one of TVLine’s favorites of the year, landing on our Dream Emmy lists for Lead Actress in a Comedy and Outstanding Comedy Series.

Luckily, Emmy voters were also paying attention. The series snagged 15 total Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead and Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Supporting Actor and a writing nod for its creators Lucia Aniello, Jen Statsky and Downs, all of whom are Broad City alums.

In sum, there’s a lot to celebrate when breaking down the 10-episode gem that is Hacks. Here, we dug through the show’s first season to select the very best moments throughout its run so far, including some of the best burns from the show’s once-disgraced Las Vegas stand-up, Deborah Vance (Smart). From a few zings that cut deep and made us cackle, to the women’s evening spent torturing a poor nurse after eating weed gummies, we’re highlighting nine of the very best moments while we patiently await Season 2. (Plus, you can check out our wishlist for next season here.)

View our best moment picks below, then let us know your favorites in the Comments!