The BEST Episodes of 1600 Penn
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021
The Gilchrists are just the average American family dealing with all the everyday issues, like a grown kid who's forced to move back home, teenagers who are smarter than their teachers and a stepmom (Jenna Elfman) desperately trying to win over the kids. They're loving, fun and a little crazy. In other words, just like everyone else - with one exception: they live in a very special house. The White House!
#1 - Marry Me, Baby
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 28, 2013
President Gilchrist accidentally calls the legality of his marriage into question during an interview with Larry King (playing himself), so Skip tries to resolve the situation. Meanwhile, Becca and D.B. receive surprising news.
#2 - To the Ranch
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 28, 2013
When unable to make a decision about who to nominate to the Supreme Court, President Dale Gilchrist decides to take a family trip to their ranch to clear his head. During their getaway, Skip finds himself moping over his failed relationship, while Becca contemplates major flaws in her own relationship. Meanwhile, Emily attempts to spend some quality time with Marigold and Xander, who both struggle with their loss of technology while at the ranch.
#3 - Frosting / Nixon
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 7, 2013
Skip attempts to placate a group of protesters who are upset about his dad's transportation policies, but his efforts only make things worse. Elsewhere, Emily helps Xander with his campaign for student-body president; and Becca struggles to come to grips with her future.
#4 - Skip the Tour
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 21, 2013
President Dale Gilchrist’s brother Doug stops by the White House, initiating a long-standing rivalry which threatens their relationship and prompts Emily to take on the role of peacemaker. Meanwhile, Becca prepares for an interview and Skip decides to offer his own special version of the White House tour after witnessing one from an official tour guide.
#5 - Live from the Lincoln Bedroom
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 7, 2013
Skip starts a podcast and makes a surprising discovery about himself; Becca interferes with one of Emily's parenting decisions, leaving them at odds.
#6 - Game Theory
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 14, 2013
Emily tries to ensure Skip's date with Stacey is perfect; Becca and D.B. try to paint a mural; Dale and Xander play a passionate game of Risk.
#7 - Meet the Parent
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 24, 2013
A determined President Gilchrist uses his clout to track down someone that just might prove to be someone of major importance to the First Family. Meanwhile, the Gilchrist’s host the Austrian Chancellor and his wife, but when Emily questions proper protocol and tries to do things her own special way, she lands herself in quite a difficult situation. Elsewhere, Skip realizes his true calling in life.
#8 - Bursting the Bubble
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 28, 2013
A foreign princess visits the White House to attend an annual peace gala and asks Skip to be her escort. Meanwhile, Becca tests D.B.'s parenting skills; and Emily looks to reconnect with old friends.
#9 - The Short Happy Life of Reba Cadbury
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 21, 2013
Emily finds out that Skip is only one assignment shy of graduating college, so she promises to help him finish. Meanwhile, Becca wants to make her voice heard after her ideas are ignored at a committee meeting; and Marshall goes to extremes to get some alone time
#10 - The Skiplantic Ocean
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 10, 2013
When the media reveals Becca’s surprising news, Skip attempts to take her mind off the situation while President Gilchrist has a group therapy session with his generals to help cope with things. Meanwhile, hoping to gain Becca’s trust and keep the secret safe from Marigold and Xander, Emily gets tangled in a web of lies.
#11 - So You Don't Want to Dance
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 17, 2013
A presidential ball careens out of control when Skip brings a date.
#12 - Dinner, Bath, Puzzle
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 21, 2013
Dale and Emily try to put the spark back in their romance after a meeting with the French president and his wife. Meanwhile, Skip babysits the kids; and Marshall and D.B. bond unexpectedly.
#13 - Putting Out Fires
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 17, 2012
Following a public mishap, Skip, the First Son of President Gilchrist, is ushered back to the White House so he can be kept under careful watch. Meanwhile, Dale attempts to keep a cool atmosphere when South American leaders visit to discuss a trade agreement. Elsewhere, Emily tries to make peace with her stepdaughter Becca, who has a surprise in store for everybody.