The BEST Episodes of American Housewife
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 4, 2019
Network: ABC (US)
Katie Otto, a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with "perfect" mommies and their "perfect" offspring. Katie's perfectly imperfect world is upended when her neighbor's decision to move notches her up from her ideal social standing and sets her on a path to ensure that doesn't happen, regardless of the consequences.
#1 - The Spring Gala
Season 2 - Episode 24
When things start to fall apart at the last minute, Katie figures out a new way to make the spring gala a success. Meanwhile, Greg attempts to be a “fun dad” and winds up adopting a dog while Katie is occupied with the gala. Nathan Fillion guest stars as himself.
#2 - Field Day
Season 2 - Episode 16
Katie takes things too seriously at a field day competition; Greg makes chili for a competition.
#3 - Can't Hide it Anymore
Season 1 - Episode 23
Katie fakes a pregnancy to get out of mandatory volunteer hours, but things go too far after a baby shower is planned for her.
#4 - All Coupled Up
Season 2 - Episode 17
The Otto children experience struggles in their love lives after jumping into the dating world: Oliver is forced to choose between his girlfriend and his friend Cooper, who come from two different worlds; Greg must play the "bad cop parent" to halt the PDA between Taylor and Trip; and Anna-Kat tries to make her relationship with Franklin official without his consent.
#5 - The Walk
Season 1 - Episode 20
Anna-Kat wants to walk to the library by herself. Elsewhere: Greg copes with Katie's dating life and Katie is annoyed that Oliver's entitled friend seems to be spending every waking moment at the Ottos.
#6 - The Pig Whisperer
Season 2 - Episode 6
Greg sides with Anna-Kat about keeping her beloved pet pig, despite Katie's objections, and he even plays dirty to win this battle. Meanwhile, Oliver and Viv compete for the attention of a new neighbor; and Taylor considers dating an older guy.
#7 - Time for Love
Season 1 - Episode 14
Katie's least favorite holiday is Valentine's Day, but her desire for a low-key approach is overridden by Greg's over-the-top romantic gestures. Meanwhile Oliver has an expensive gift for the girl he's crushing on, and Taylor tries to put one over on her parents in order to attend a Valentine's Day party.
#8 - The Uprising
Season 2 - Episode 3
Taylor dyes her hair blonde without Katie's permission. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat decides she's now a vegetarian; and Greg and Katie help Oliver come to terms with embarrassment after Oliver has a humiliating moment in ballet class.
#9 - Finding Fillion
Season 2 - Episode 23
In order to impress the other moms at school, Katie, Taylor and Oliver travel to New York to track down Nathan Fillion at a "Firefly" convention, so Katie can convince him to attend the school's spring gala.
#10 - Then and Now
Season 1 - Episode 13
The Ottos face the prospect of leaving Westport when their house is put up for sale. No one wants to leave except Katie, who seems determined to move on despite some fun memories of her family's time there.
#11 - It's Hard to Say Goodbye
Season 2 - Episode 19
Katie and Greg struggle to help the kids accept loss as a family friend suddenly passes away and as their pet pig, Hans Gruber, must be returned to his natural habitat.
#12 - Locked in the Basement
Season 3 - Episode 21
Anna-Kat becomes best friends with Chloe Brown Mueller's daughter; Greg encourages Oliver to be honest with his girlfriend and not hide his passion for ballet.
#13 - The Man Date
Season 1 - Episode 15
Greg befriends fellow history buff but Katie is not happy because he is married to her nemesis.
#14 - The Venue
Season 2 - Episode 18
Katie enlists Angela's legal help to convince Chloe Brown Mueller to sign off on the venue for the Spring Gala, but Angela ends up cozying up to Chloe instead.
#15 - Family Secrets
Season 2 - Episode 7
Greg makes big plans to impress his parents when they visit for Thanksgiving; but his vision is shattered when his neighbor Spencer and Katie's mom, Kathryn, arrives unannounced and nothing goes as intended.
#16 - The Playdate
Season 1 - Episode 10
Anna-Kat has a playdate with a "normal" girl, but Anna-Kat reveals herself to be a kleptomaniac, leading to a conflict between her, Greg and Katie as they try to resolve things.
#17 - The Club
Season 1 - Episode 21
Anna-Kat develops a fear of water and stops bathing, so her therapists suggests the Ottos take her swimming, but that involves Katie overcoming her fear of wearing a swimsuit in public. Elsewhere: Oliver gives his dad a style makeover.
#18 - The Anniversary
Season 2 - Episode 13
Katie and Greg dislike Taylor's new boyfriend, so they attempt to use reverse psychology to drive a wedge between them, which later backfires. After Spencer's over-the-top vision for Oliver's first date with a girl from his ballet class bombs, Greg helps Oliver make up for it with a romantic gesture.
#19 - Trust Me
Season 3 - Episode 5
When Taylor decides she wants to go to a Halloween party, Greg and Katie disagree on whether or not Taylor can be trusted. Oliver and Cooper anxiously try to prepare for playing a game of "seven minutes in heaven" with their dates at a separate Halloween event. A pregnant Viv follows Katie around trying to get help preparing for her baby's arrival.
#20 - Surprise
Season 1 - Episode 12
Katie throws a surprise party for Oliver's birthday after he asks for no party.
#21 - Art Show
Season 1 - Episode 4
When Anna-Kat draws an unflattering portrait of Katie for the school art show, Katie plans to retrieve it before anyone can see it; Doris is left in charge of Oliver and Taylor.
#22 - Dude, Where's My Napkin?
Season 1 - Episode 22
Katie and Greg enjoy a night on the town with Angela's ex after she helps Greg land a book deal, but Angela's ex soon accuses Katie of being a bad friend.
#23 - Power Couple
Season 1 - Episode 7
Katie and Greg throw themselves into PTA politics when they learn that Anna-Kat’s special needs teacher, Dr. Ellie, has been cut from the school budget. Greg gets elected to the PTA, and things are looking good, but can Katie keep her mouth in check long enough to win the votes they need?
#24 - Here We Go Again
Season 3 - Episode 2
With her new job taking up more of her time, Katie and Greg try to split up parenting duties. Katie over-involves herself in Taylor's social life by trying to keep some distance between Taylor and her boyfriend, Trip, to make sure Taylor is her own person aside from him. Meanwhile, Greg tries to convince Oliver to be honest after overhearing Oliver lie to his friends about his less-than-luxurious summer vacation.
#25 - Trophy Wife
Season 3 - Episode 8
Katie lands the perfect pawn to play on the insecurities of the Westport housewives when she convinces a hot young trophy wife named Harper to volunteer as room mom for Anna-Kat's class, but she quickly shifts gears when Harper rejects Anna-Kat's idea for movie night. Meanwhile, Greg enlists the help of the kids to get Katie's mom, Kathryn, to take an interest in someone other than herself.