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The Best Episodes of The Conners

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

This iconic family—Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J.—grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America.


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The best episode of "The Conners" is "Slappy Holidays", rated 8/10 from 299 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Slappy Holidays" aired on 11/19/2019 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Cheating, Revelations and a Box of Doll Heads".

  • Slappy Holidays
    8.0/10 299 votes

    #1 - Slappy Holidays

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-11-19

    Chaos ensues when Dan finally gets the entire family together for Thanksgiving dinner; mixed feelings about the Lunch Box continue to build tension in the house; Harris makes an unexpected move.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Cheating, Revelations and a Box of Doll Heads
    7.8/10 197 votes

    #2 - Cheating, Revelations and a Box of Doll Heads

    Season 3 Episode 18 - Aired 2021-04-21

    Mark is stressed and exhausted from studying for an important entrance exam, so Darlene steps in to help, but her plan backfires.

    Director: Lynda Tarryk

    Writer: Bruce Rasmussen

  • The Grad Finale
    7.8/10 161 votes

    #3 - The Grad Finale

    Season 5 Episode 22 - Aired 2023-05-03

    As Mark’s graduation approaches, he considers his relationship with his father. Meanwhile, Louise plans a big graduation ceremony at the Lunch Box.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Brothers, Babies and Breakdowns
    7.7/10 266 votes

    #4 - Brothers, Babies and Breakdowns

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2020-02-18

    Dan avoids coping with a death in the family, only to be confronted by it head-on. Ben and Darlene address Ben's baby fever and have "the talk." The Lunch Box is officially open for business, and Dwight gets the jitters when he has to fill in for the chef who suffers an accident.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Fast Car, a Sudden Loss, and a Slow Decline
    7.7/10 188 votes

    #5 - A Fast Car, a Sudden Loss, and a Slow Decline

    Season 3 Episode 16 - Aired 2021-04-07

    Darlene learns some shocking news about an old friend, and the Conners come together to help someone close to them.

    Director: Jean Sagal

    Writer: Bruce Helford

  • Fire and Vice
    7.7/10 84 votes

    #6 - Fire and Vice

    Season 6 Episode 11 - Aired 2024-05-08

    A fire at Ben's hardware store causes a major setback for the family. Meanwhile, Becky feels enormous pressure to help every single patient at her mental health facility internship.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Bad Dads and Grads
    7.6/10 252 votes

    #7 - Bad Dads and Grads

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2020-02-25

    Dan starts to bond with his younger half-brother but he can’t get over the fact that their father paid for Ed Jr.’s college education, something he refused to do for Dan. Jackie hits it off with a fun married couple, so much so that they “invite” her into their relationship. Harris and Mark do not react well to the news that Darlene is trying to have a baby with Ben.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Of Missing Minds and Missing Fries
    7.6/10 162 votes

    #8 - Of Missing Minds and Missing Fries

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-11-16

    It’s Thanksgiving at the Conners and Jackie must come to terms with her mother, Beverly, becoming ill. Meanwhile, Darlene is on the job hunt which proves to be more difficult than anticipate

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • When Sisters Collide and the Return of the Grifters
    7.6/10 114 votes

    #9 - When Sisters Collide and the Return of the Grifters

    Season 6 Episode 5 - Aired 2024-03-13

    Darlene crashes Mark's college trivia night to prove how smart she is. Elsewhere, Neville finds out the money he loaned Dan was used for something other than its intended purpose.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Lanford... Lanford
    7.5/10 272 votes

    #10 - Lanford... Lanford

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-10-15

    Desperate for more income, Becky seeks a bartending position at Casita Bonita, causing major concern for Dan due to her struggle with alcoholism. Meanwhile, Darlene finally nears a decision between David and Ben; and Harris' new friend, Odessa, means new trouble.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Icewoman Cometh
    7.5/10 222 votes

    #11 - The Icewoman Cometh

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2020-04-07

    Bev is back from Arizona and has come to the realization that she'd like to use her finances to spread happiness. She has decided to fund Mark's tuition to a prestigious coding camp, while Darlene tries to convince her to give the money to Harris instead. Dan realizes how much he misses Louise, and Becky persuades him to visit her on tour.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Two Proposals, a Homecoming and a Bear
    7.5/10 166 votes

    #12 - Two Proposals, a Homecoming and a Bear

    Season 3 Episode 20 - Aired 2021-05-19

    Big changes are coming for the Conners, with not one but two proposals. Plus, Jackie uses her “JEOPARDY!” infamy to her advantage.

    Director: Jody Margolin Hahn

    Writer: Bruce Helford, Bruce Rasmussen, Dave Caplan

  • New Pipes and Old Secrets
    7.5/10 152 votes

    #13 - New Pipes and Old Secrets

    Season 5 Episode 13 - Aired 2023-02-08

    Darlene has issues with Dan’s plumbing work in her new house. Elsewhere, Jackie tries to find a caregiver for Bev.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Moms and Rats
    7.5/10 139 votes

    #14 - Moms and Rats

    Season 6 Episode 3 - Aired 2024-02-21

    Bev experiences moments of clarity and reflection and asks Jackie to spend the day together in Chicago. Elsewhere, Darlene finds a rat in her home but refuses to let Ben kill it.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Hanging in Dorms with Boys and the Secret Life of Men
    7.5/10 114 votes

    #15 - Hanging in Dorms with Boys and the Secret Life of Men

    Season 6 Episode 6 - Aired 2024-03-20

    Darlene urges Ben to make some male friends as he feels anxious about turning 50. Elsewhere, Mark asks Harris to buy him and his friends beer for their dorm room.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Flying, Applying and Rassling Gators
    7.5/10 80 votes

    #16 - Flying, Applying and Rassling Gators

    Season 6 Episode 12 - Aired 2024-05-15

    Dan achieves a major financial milestone, making him reconsider his belief in the "Conners curse." Elsewhere, Mark finds out some news that causes him to reevaluate his future.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Kiss Is Just A Kiss
    7.4/10 302 votes

    #17 - A Kiss Is Just A Kiss

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-10-01

    Darlene continues to struggle with deciding between David and Ben. Becky begins to doubt herself as a mom, and Mark gets in trouble at school when a picture of him and his boyfriend kissing goes viral. Meanwhile, Jackie continues to avoid her problems by keeping busy with everyone else's.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Preemie Monologues
    7.4/10 281 votes

    #18 - The Preemie Monologues

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-10-08

    Harris is forced to confront Darlene about her lifestyle, while Jackie involves herself in other people's problems to avoid confronting her own. Meanwhile, Becky is overwhelmed by the costs of raising a baby, so her family steps in to help.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Nightmare on Lunch Box Street
    7.4/10 266 votes

    #19 - Nightmare on Lunch Box Street

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2019-10-29

    Halloween brings nothing but horror for Jackie after she uncovers a shocking secret when trying to reopen the Lunch Box; Mary gets upset when a woman assumes she is adopted; Darlene continues to deal with her complicated love life.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Lanford, Toilet of Sin
    7.4/10 254 votes

    #20 - Lanford, Toilet of Sin

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2019-11-26

    Jackie is faced with a difficult decision that brings the family and community together. Meanwhile, Becky starts working a new late-night shift at Casita Bonita, and Darlene goes to extreme measures to mend her relationship with Harris.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action
    7.4/10 244 votes

    #21 - Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-12-10

    Dan is disappointed when everyone but Becky forgets about his birthday. Darlene and Ben face an issue at work. Dan takes advantage of the family Christmas Santa photo to force Jackie to befriend Louise.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Simone Finch, Kimberly Altamirano

  • Beards, Thrupples And Robots
    7.4/10 228 votes

    #22 - Beards, Thrupples And Robots

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2020-03-17

    Harris is the boss of Darlene after her mom, desperate for money, gets a job at Price Warehouse. Jackie decides to take her "thrupple" relationship with Ron and Janelle to the next level. Everyone makes fun of Ben's appearance after he shaves his beard in an attempt to appear more clean-cut to potential advertisers for the magazine.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Tats And Tias
    7.4/10 219 votes

    #23 - Tats And Tias

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2020-03-24

    Harris is newly unemployed, depressed and has moved back into the house, while Becky struggles to find affordable childcare. Jackie suggests Becky reach out to Emilio's family for support and he gladly suggests she contact the two aunts who helped raise him. Dan runs into an old riding buddy, Tony, who recently opened up a leather and tattoo shop and is looking to hire some help. Dan and Darlene tag team to get Harris the job and the family contemplates celebratory tattoos.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • CPAPs, Hickeys and Biscuits
    7.4/10 207 votes

    #24 - CPAPs, Hickeys and Biscuits

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 2020-04-28

    Dan and Louise take their relationship to the next level and come to appreciate the complexities of aging. Meanwhile, Darlene spends the night in jail and hands off parenting duties to Ben. Mark and a friend work on a class experiment that leaves them both with hickeys, and Becky contemplates marrying Emilio.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Bridge Over Troubled Conners
    7.4/10 209 votes

    #25 - Bridge Over Troubled Conners

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2020-05-04

    Darlene and Ben go apartment hunting; Jackie and Becky take Beverly Rose on a road trip to Mexico to meet her father for the first time; Dan reluctantly shares his financial troubles with Louise.

    Director: Gail Mancuso

    Writer: Emily R. Wilson