Season 1, Episode 1
Air date July 19, 2011
Written by Lauren Iungerich
Directed by Millicent Shelton
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Pilot is the very first episode of the MTV TV series Awkward. The episode was first broadcast on July 19, 2011.


After having sex with the boy of her dreams, Matty McKibben (Beau Mirchoff), Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) finds out it is not all that it is cracked up to be. When she arrives at home, her mom (Nikki DeLoach) gives her a letter from an anonymous sender. The letter soon leads to a misunderstanding and Jenna soon realizes that she will be noticed, but not in the way she wanted to being of epic proportions, Jenna realizes that her new stigma might be her ticket to social visibility. Jillian Rose Reed, Brett Davern, Molly Tarlov and Desi Lydic also star.


Jenna is shown walking down the hallway, her arm in an attention-seeking cast, thinking back to how she had always wanted attention and how now she had it. But not in the way she had wanted it.

She claims that it all started at summer camp, when she lost her virginity at summer camp to Matty McKibben, the boy of her dreams. Soon after, she realizes that Matty is too embarrassed to be seen in public with her. Later, when Jenna comes home from camp, her mother, Lacey Hamilton, hands her a letter from an anonymous sender.

Jenna goes to her room writes on her blog 'The Invisible Girl Daily' about her worst day ever, Tamara her best friend calls her after seeing her blog status 'Rubbed Raw and Reeling' and tells Jenna that boys like Matty McKibben don't go for girls like them and to just be glad she didn't have sex with him. Jenna keeps quite about sleeping with Matty and decides to tell Tamara at a better time. Jenna and Tamara then end the phone call.

After reading the anonymous letter, Jenna went to the bathroom to take some pain-killers to "take her away" since the letter states all the things the author feels is wrong with her. She chokes on the pills, drops her hair dryer in the bathtub, and falls on the steps to the bath tub. Her parents see the bathroom in ruins and think that Jenna's accident was a suicide attempt.

Due to everybody thinking she committed suicide Jenna was assigned a guidance counselor named Valerie Marks. Later that day at lunch, a jock named Jake Rosati was hosting the Wheel Of Pep in preparation for Homecoming. Matty and Sadie were already on one team so all they needed was another girl to play. Jenna decided to volunteer for the game since everyone was staring at her anyway. Jenna went first to spin the wheel of pep and it landed on Sex Exchange, a game in which the team members had to swap clothes with each other and who ever does this the fastest wins. Jenna wins and the entire student body cheers for her. The reason Matty and Sadie lost was because Sadie couldn't fit into Matty's clothes.

After Jenna finds that out, she apologises to Sadie for making her feel bad. Sadie claimed that Jenna spun the wheel to and picked the Sex Exchange Game on purpose. Whilst apologizing to Sadie, Jenna gets bumped into by Matty. He smiles at her and decides to walk away since the cheerleaders were watching. Jake overhears the conversation with Sadie tells Jenna that she was brave to do the prep rally.

After going home, Jenna checks her profile online and sees that she has 21 friend requests where originally she only had 11 friends. She also had requests from Jake and Matty. Matty's request had a note attached to it, saying that he could not stop thinking about her. She then changes her blog name to 'That girl daily' to 'Invisible girl' daily.

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Recurring Cast


  • LMFAO - "Party Rock Anthem"

(scene: Dance Party at Camp Pookah)

  • Bad Rabbits - "Girl, I'm Like Damn"

(scene: Matty spots Jenna at the Dance)

  • OK Sweetheart - "We've Got Love"

(scene: Matty and Jenna hook up for the first time)

  • Berlin - "Take My Breath Away"

(scene: Jenna and Matty part ways after hooking up)

  • Nicole Reynolds - "When We Meet Again"

(scene: Jenna writes an article on her blog)

  • Thunderheist - "Sweet 16"

(scene: Jenna tallks on the phone with Tamara)

  • XTC - "Senses Working Overtime"

(scene: Kids at school talk about "That Girl" and Jenna's accident)

  • Foster The People - "Houdini"

(scene: Jenna walks down the hall with Ming and Tamara)

  • Dirty Gold - "North"

(scene: Jenna sits outside of school, talks with her friends and gazes at Matty)

  • The Pass - "Treatment Of The Sun"

(scene: Jenna volunteers for the pep rally)

  • Hot Hot Heat - "Implosionatic"

(scene: Jenna wins the big pep rally game and everyone chants her name)

  • Passion Pit - "Moth's Wings"

(scene: After approving tons of friend requests, Jenna renames her blog and starts a new article)