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The Best Episodes of Suburgatory

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

Single father George Altman is doing his best to raise his sixteen-year-old daughter Tessa in the big city. When he discovers a box of condoms in her bedroom, though, he decides the time has come to move her to a more wholesome and nurturing environment: the suburbs. But behind the beautiful homes and perfect lawns lurk the Franken-moms, spray tans, nose jobs, and Red Bull-guzzling teens who have nothing in common with Tessa. It’s a whole new world, one that makes George wonder if they haven’t jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.


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The best episode of "Suburgatory" is "Catch and Release", rated 7.9/10 from 148 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Catch and Release" aired on 3/26/2014 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Apocalypse Meow".

  • Catch and Release
    7.9/10 148 votes

    #1 - Catch and Release

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-03-26

    When Lisa decides to propose to Malik, Tessa isn’t sure how to support her friend and turns to George for advice. After Lisa’s proposal doesn’t go as planned, Tessa steps up and is inspired to fight for Ryan. Meanwhile, George believes his girlfriend Nora might be rude to her employees

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Apocalypse Meow
    7.8/10 147 votes

    #2 - Apocalypse Meow

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 2013-04-17

    Dallas helps George tell Tessa that he has sold their house; when Dalia tries to make Tessa miserable, Tessa seeks revenge.

    Director: Ken Whittingham

    Writer: N/A

  • Stray Dogs
    7.8/10 155 votes

    #3 - Stray Dogs

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2013-04-17

    Sheila talks Mr. Wolfe into throwing a chastity ball at the high school; George buys Dallas her dream house.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Stiiiiiiill Horny
    7.8/10 165 votes

    #4 - Stiiiiiiill Horny

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2014-05-14

    When Tessa joins a knitting circle, the age of her new friends surprises George; George writes a song dedicated to his muse; Malik and Lisa bicker.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Les Lucioles
    7.7/10 121 votes

    #5 - Les Lucioles

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-05-07

    Tessa struggles with the budget while planning Lisa and Malik's wedding; June warns Tessa to stay away from Ryan; Malik turns to George when his family decides to boycott the wedding; Sheila gives Lisa advice.

    Director: Alex Hardcastle

    Writer: Emily Kapnek

  • The Wishbone
    7.6/10 163 votes

    #6 - The Wishbone

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2012-11-14

    Tessa decides to spend Thanksgiving in the city with her mom and grandmother; George hosts Thanksgiving dinner for Dallas.

    Director: Uta Briesewitz

    Writer: N/A

  • Krampus
    7.6/10 166 votes

    #7 - Krampus

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2012-12-05

    George assumes that Tessa will be thrilled to go on an excursion with her mother in New York, but Tessa finds herself missing Chatswin and her father; the Shay family is thrown into turmoil when Ryan finds out he was adopted.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Thanksgiving
    7.5/10 224 votes

    #8 - Thanksgiving

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2011-11-23

    Depressed that she has to spend Thanksgiving in the suburbs, Tessa convinces Dallas to take her to the city for a girls' day out. During their fun day, they run across George making out with a woman while he was supposed to be "working." Angry with George for lying to her, Tessa confronts him during the Royces' Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile Lisa refuses to wear a special dress Sheila picked out for her, so Sheila decides to literally turn up the heat.

    Director: Alex Hardcastle

    Writer: N/A

  • The Ballad of Piggy Duckworth
    7.5/10 120 votes

    #9 - The Ballad of Piggy Duckworth

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-04-02

    When Dallas’s mother passes away, she recruits Tessa to take a trip to the South with her to attend the funeral. During the trip, Dallas confronts her rivalry with her sister and her feelings toward her mother. Meanwhile, George, Noah and Fred go on a grouper that results in a stalker for Fred

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Dalia Nicole Smith
    7.4/10 111 votes

    #10 - Dalia Nicole Smith

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-04-30

    When Dalia is rejected from the only college she applied to, Dallas is determined to help her daughter find her calling; George and Tessa go on a double date.

    Director: Tricia Brock

    Writer: N/A

  • Pilot
    7.3/10 358 votes

    #11 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2011-09-28

    Tessa and her father experience culture shock when they move out of New York and into a house in the suburbs.

    Director: Michael Fresco

    Writer: N/A

  • Halloween
    7.3/10 248 votes

    #12 - Halloween

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2011-10-26

    Tessa channels her inner "suburban girl" for a Halloween costume, but it ends up spooking her friends and everyone at school since she reminds them of a recently "departed" resident of Chatswin. And George is determined to prove to Halloween-hater Dallas that being scared can be fun, but gets a scare of his own when Steven Royce (guest star Jay Mohr), Dallas' husband, finally comes home from one of his many business trips.

    Director: Adam Davidson

    Writer: Andrew Guest

  • The Nutcracker
    7.3/10 212 votes

    #13 - The Nutcracker

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2011-12-07

    When Tessa overhears George break up with his girlfriend, Zoe, on Skype, she blames herself for his failed relationship and decides that she's going to get them back together. Unbeknownst to her, though, George is really enamored with Tessa's cute art teacher, Aimee. He admits to Mr. Wolfe that he's over dating crazy city women, and that he's looking for love in the burbs. George decides to embrace the holiday spirit with a tree trimming party complete with ex-girlfriend, potential new girlfriend and the Royces, and he soon finds himself under the mistletoe with a special someone.

    Director: Randall Zisk

    Writer: N/A

  • Driving Miss Dalia
    7.3/10 227 votes

    #14 - Driving Miss Dalia

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-01-04

    When Tessa gets her driver's license, Dalia hires her to drive her around to stalk her crush, Scott Strauss. As a result Tessa realizes that she and Scott might have feelings for each other. Meanwhile George and Noah's relationship is put to the test when George decides he wants to join the local country club.

    Director: Ken Whittingham

    Writer: N/A

  • Out in the Burbs
    7.3/10 210 votes

    #15 - Out in the Burbs

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2012-01-11

    When Tessa is asked to show new guy Josh Sherman around school, she becomes convinced that he's gay, when in fact he's an undercover narcotics officer. Lisa becomes deeply infatuated with Josh, and Tessa inadvertly convinces Mr. Wolfe to make special announcement to the student body. Meanwhile George re-evaluates his relationship with Dallas.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bob Kushell

  • The Motherload
    7.3/10 214 votes

    #16 - The Motherload

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2012-05-16

    Tessa feels a void as Chatswin celebrates mothers; Dalia goes to Israel without Dallas; Eden reacts to a baby shower's theme.

    Director: Ken Whittingham

    Writer: N/A

  • The Witch of East Chatswin
    7.3/10 167 votes

    #17 - The Witch of East Chatswin

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2012-10-24

    When Tessa convinces Delia and her friends to think up feminist-inspired Halloween costumes, she attracts the attention of the Chatswin witch; Noah and George dress as each other; George misunderstands when Dallas asks him out.

    Director: Alex Hardcastle

    Writer: N/A

  • Ryan's Song
    7.3/10 167 votes

    #18 - Ryan's Song

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2012-10-31

    Lisa agrees to help him with Tessa; Dallas invites her life coach along on her first date with George; Tessa baby-sits with Opus.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Decemberfold
    7.3/10 133 votes

    #19 - Decemberfold

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 2013-04-03

    George's newfound obsession with his body image alienates Dallas; Lisa figures out why Dalia is being nice to Tessa.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • I'm Just Not That Into Me
    7.3/10 112 votes

    #20 - I'm Just Not That Into Me

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-03-12

    When Tessa drags Malik and Lisa to a college party, she meets a male version of herself and becomes enamored. They see eye-to-eye on everything and it's almost the perfect relationship. Meanwhile, Dallas enlists a matchmaker to set her and Dalia up, but the matchmaker convinces Dallas to date herself and she decides to get back to basics with a new look.

    Director: Claire Scanlon

    Writer: Andrew Guest

  • The Barbecue
    7.2/10 292 votes

    #21 - The Barbecue

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2011-10-05

    Surprised Tessa realizes she is attracted to her jock suburban neighbor; George feels pressured to throw the perfect barbecue.

    Director: Michael Fresco

    Writer: Bob Kushell

  • Sex and the Suburbs
    7.2/10 219 votes

    #22 - Sex and the Suburbs

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2012-02-08

    Tessa enjoys rubbing it in Dalia's face that Scott Strause chose her over Dalia. However the closer Tessa gets to Scott, the more nervous George becomes. When George discovers a box of XXL condoms that Lisa has given Tessa, he becomes obsessed and starts planning game night with her friends in hopes of keeping her at home more. Meanwhile Tessa soon discovers that the more time she spends with Scott, the less attracted to him she is.

    Director: Julie Anne Robinson

    Writer: Adam Barr

  • Fire with Fire
    7.2/10 204 votes

    #23 - Fire with Fire

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2012-02-22

    When Jill turns to the newly single Dallas for inspiration and support, her marriage to Noah goes on the rocks. Meanwhile Dallas begins spending a lot of time with her hot younger boyfriend, Yoni, which causes tension with George, and Dalia befriends Lisa to get back at Tessa for dating Scott Strauss -- so Tessa decides to take action and recruits Kimantha to make Dalia jealous.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chinese Chicken
    7.2/10 148 votes

    #24 - Chinese Chicken

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-01-23

    George starts to feel stifled when Dallas' efforts to promote his business go overboard; Tessa learns what life is like as a football player's girlfriend.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Victor Ha
    7.2/10 121 votes

    #25 - Victor Ha

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-01-22

    Affected by empty-nest syndrome, Fred and Sheila take in a foster child; Tessa tries to disrupt George and Dalia's friendship.

    Director: Amy Heckerling

    Writer: Andrew Guest