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The Best Episodes of Atlanta

Every episode of Atlanta ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Atlanta!

Two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families.


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The best episode of "Atlanta" is "Teddy Perkins", rated 9.7/10 from 8969 user votes. It was directed by Hiro Murai and written by Donald Glover. "Teddy Perkins" aired on 4/5/2018 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "It Was All a Dream".

  • Teddy Perkins
    9.7/10 8,969 votes

    #1 - Teddy Perkins

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-04-05

    Darius is trippin in this one. Y'all know I woulda been left.

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Donald Glover

  • It Was All a Dream
    9.4/10 2,402 votes

    #2 - It Was All a Dream

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-11-10

    You know what? As much as I hated this show, I think I'm gonna miss it.

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Donald Glover

  • B.A.N.
    9.3/10 6,078 votes

    #3 - B.A.N.

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-10-11

    A satirical episode, Paper Boi features as a guest on a talk show called Montague, being part of a discussion on the media's indictment of Black culture and its intersection with trans people. Commercial parodies play throughout the episode during the breaks of the talk show.

    Director: Donald Glover

    Writer: Donald Glover

  • Barbershop
    9.1/10 4,286 votes

    #4 - Barbershop

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-03-29

    You know how you need a fresh cut but your barber is always on some wack stuff? He's lucky I only trust him.

    Director: Donald Glover

    Writer: Stefani Robinson

  • Crank Dat Killer
    9.1/10 1,973 votes

    #5 - Crank Dat Killer

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-10-13

    Ay, Ya'll remember how we used to hit the club and do the Pool Palace and Crank Dat and nobody got shot? Yeah me neither.

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Stephen Glover

  • North of the Border
    9.0/10 3,029 votes

    #6 - North of the Border

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-04-26

    We might have to make that move tonight. I heard there's a pajama party and Paper Boi is gonna be there.

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Jamal Olori

  • Three Slaps
    9.0/10 3,628 votes

    #7 - Three Slaps

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-03-24

    Wow it’s been a minute. I mean, I like this episode about the troubled kid but we waited 50 years for this?

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Stephen Glover

  • The Homeliest Little Horse
    8.9/10 2,118 votes

    #8 - The Homeliest Little Horse

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-09-15

    We got grown men out here being this petty. Y'all really need therapy. I don't cuz I already know what's wrong with me.

    Director: Angela Barnes

    Writer: Ibra Ake

  • Alligator Man
    8.8/10 3,521 votes

    #9 - Alligator Man

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-03-01

    Ayyy! We back in the city but thangs feel a little different. Must be Robbin' Season. Free Paper Boi!

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Donald Glover

  • Woods
    8.8/10 3,204 votes

    #10 - Woods

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-04-19

    Why Paper Boi always got an attitude? He rich, right? That's why I can't feel bad for these celebrities.

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Stefani Robinson

  • FUBU
    8.8/10 2,984 votes

    #11 - FUBU

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-05-03

    Y’all youngins don't know nothing about this. This one takes me back to middle school. Shout out Miller Grove!

    Director: Donald Glover

    Writer: Stephen Glover

  • The Most Atlanta
    8.8/10 2,026 votes

    #12 - The Most Atlanta

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-09-15

    Woooh chile, Atl is the GHETTO these days. I'm thinking about moving to Miami where it's safe. Leave all my exes on read.

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Stephen Glover

  • The Club
    8.7/10 3,179 votes

    #13 - The Club

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-10-18

    An NBA star named Marcus Miles is in the same club as Paper Boi, hogging the drinks, women and limelight, which aggravates Paper Boi. Additionally, their promoter is avoiding paying Earn, who attempts to chase him down throughout the night. Eventually, Paper Boi strong-arms him and takes his money. Later, another shooting happens (outside of the club), which the police link to Paper Boi on the news due to his "armed robbery".

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Jamal Olori

  • Andrew Wyeth. Alfred's World.
    8.7/10 1,573 votes

    #14 - Andrew Wyeth. Alfred's World.

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2022-11-03

    They always making Paper Boi go through something.

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Taofik Kolade

  • The Jacket
    8.6/10 2,991 votes

    #15 - The Jacket

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-11-01

    Earn loses his jacket, which has imporant items to him, after a night of partying. The Uber driver, who is a drug and weapons dealer, has it but ends up getting shot by police while wearing it. Later, Paper Boi gives Earn a generous 5% pay which he gives to Van. Earn's coworker Justin comes by and returns the important item he desperately needed—a key which unlocks the storage facility space he is living in.

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Stephen Glover

  • Crabs in a Barrel
    8.6/10 2,450 votes

    #16 - Crabs in a Barrel

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2018-05-10

    Sometimes you gotta go where the money goes. But it be feeling like something is holding me back. Like I can't leave.

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Stephen Glover

  • New Jazz
    8.6/10 2,346 votes

    #17 - New Jazz

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-05-05

    Al and Darius walk around Amsterdam. Psssh, I could make a way better tv show than this.

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Donald Glover

  • The Old Man and the Tree
    8.5/10 2,433 votes

    #18 - The Old Man and the Tree

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-03-31

    This one was cool. Going to rich parties and meeting weirdos. Season 1 was better.

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Taofik Kolade

  • Cancer Attack
    8.5/10 2,376 votes

    #19 - Cancer Attack

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-04-14

    Sometimes shows just be over my head acting fake deep. Where's the poop jokes?

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Jamal Olori

  • The Goof Who Sat by the Door
    8.5/10 2,057 votes

    #20 - The Goof Who Sat by the Door

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-10-27

    An in depth look at the making of the American Classic A Goofy Movie.

    Director: Donald Glover

    Writer: Francesca Sloane, Karen Joseph Adcock

  • Streets on Lock
    8.4/10 3,624 votes

    #21 - Streets on Lock

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-09-06

    Issues like police brutality, mental illness, and transphobia are addressed as Earn awaits bail after the boys get arrested for their shooting incident.

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Stephen Glover

  • Juneteenth
    8.4/10 3,022 votes

    #22 - Juneteenth

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-10-25

    Earn wakes up in another woman's bed and Van comes by to pick him up for a Juneteenth-themed party which she believes will help her establish good networking. The luxury home's owner is a rich White man who is shown to know quite a lot about Black culture in an anthropological way and his bourgeois Black wife. To impress the party's attendees, Vanessa and Earnest have to pretend they are a married couple who love fine art. Earn ends up going off on the homeowners when the wife insults Paper Boi and his hip hop management career after he is outed by some valets. On the drive back home, Earn and Van have sex in their car.

    Director: Janicza Bravo

    Writer: Stefani Robinson

  • Money Bag Shawty
    8.3/10 2,693 votes

    #23 - Money Bag Shawty

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-03-15

    Earn is out here making that money. Too bad he still look broke as hell. This whole city runs on stunting, you feel me?

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Stephen Glover

  • Sinterklaas Is Coming to Town
    8.3/10 2,481 votes

    #24 - Sinterklaas Is Coming to Town

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-03-24

    I think everybody knows blackface ain’t cool anymore, we get it. They be trying too hard to go viral.

    Director: Hiro Murai

    Writer: Janine Nabers

  • Work Ethic!
    8.3/10 1,700 votes

    #25 - Work Ethic!

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-10-06

    One time I was gonna be an extra on this TV show but then they started asking me about Social Security numbers and taxes and being up there at 5am. I know y'all ain't doing that with Taraji.

    Director: Donald Glover

    Writer: Janine Nabers