The BEST Episodes of American Housewife

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2021

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.

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The Pig Whisperer

#1 - The Pig Whisperer

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 1, 2017

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.

star 7.95
376 votes
The Spring Gala

#2 - The Spring Gala

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired May 16, 2018

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.

star 7.91
217 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Sarah Dunn
The Election

#3 - The Election

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 31, 2021

Katie pushes Cooper to share his passion for the culinary arts and ambition of becoming a chef with his autocratic father, Doyle Bradford. Meanwhile, Greg and Principal Ablin go head-to-head when the election results offer an interesting twist, and the Otto family gets the surprise of a lifetime.

star 7.90
61 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Henning Fog, Nick Roth
The Great Cookie Challenge

#4 - The Great Cookie Challenge

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 31, 2020

Katie is determined to help Anna-Kat win top prize in cookie sales against her fellow troop members, The Wildflower Girls; Oliver's attempt to help a student he befriends through the Teen Help Line center backfires.

star 7.88
116 votes
The Club

#5 - The Club

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 2, 2017

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.

star 7.87
573 votes
The Man Date

#6 - The Man Date

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 21, 2017

Greg befriends fellow history buff but Katie is not happy because he is married to her nemesis.

star 7.87
623 votes
Directors: Melissa Kosar
Can't Hide it Anymore

#7 - Can't Hide it Anymore

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 16, 2017

Katie fakes a pregnancy to get out of mandatory volunteer hours, but things go too far after a baby shower is planned for her.

star 7.86
507 votes
The Uprising

#8 - The Uprising

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 11, 2017

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.

star 7.85
440 votes
Dude, Where's My Napkin?

#9 - Dude, Where's My Napkin?

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 9, 2017

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.

star 7.85
557 votes
Field Day

#10 - Field Day

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 28, 2018

Katie takes things too seriously at a field day competition; Greg makes chili for a competition.

star 7.85
233 votes
The Walk

#11 - The Walk

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 18, 2017

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.

star 7.84
557 votes
Then and Now

#12 - Then and Now

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 7, 2017

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.

star 7.84
615 votes
Art Show

#13 - Art Show

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 1, 2016

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.

star 7.83
740 votes
Time for Love

#14 - Time for Love

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 14, 2017

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.

star 7.82
588 votes
Directors: Declan Lowney
Power Couple

#15 - Power Couple

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 29, 2016

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?

star 7.82
667 votes
Bag Lady

#16 - Bag Lady

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 7, 2017

Katy stops micromanaging to prove a point, but soon realizes everything still runs smoothly. Later: she gets revenge on a local grocery store for selling her defective trash bags.

star 7.80
648 votes
All Coupled Up

#17 - All Coupled Up

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 7, 2018

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.

star 7.80
244 votes
Krampus Katie

#18 - Krampus Katie

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 13, 2016

Viv gets a reluctant Katie to help out with the school Christmas pageant; Greg takes Taylor and Oliver to a nursing home to cheer up the residents.

star 7.79
608 votes
Wildflower Girls

#19 - Wildflower Girls

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

Katie grows concerned when Anna-Kat is invited to join Westport's elite scout troop. Taylor learns her Carnegie Mellon interview is scheduled with famous alumnus and Broadway star Brecken Phillips. Oliver befriends the school recluse.

star 7.77
115 votes
The Otto Motto

#20 - The Otto Motto

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 4, 2017

Greg challenges Katie to learn French and set a better example for Taylor, who has developed a habit for quitting school activities.

star 7.77
582 votes
Directors: Phil Traill
Westport Cotillion

#21 - Westport Cotillion

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 6, 2016

Oliver is secretly taking dancing and manners classes in hopes of getting the girl he likes to go to the Westport Cotillion with him. He asks for his dad’s help in keeping this all secret from Katie, afraid that she’ll interfere, but that’s easier said than done,

star 7.77
640 votes
The Snub

#22 - The Snub

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 15, 2016

Katie imitates the other moms to help Anna-Kat get invited to a popular girl's birthday party.

star 7.77
714 votes
Finding Fillion

#23 - Finding Fillion

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 9, 2018

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.

star 7.76
229 votes
Directors: David Bertman
Writers: Bill Callahan, Kenny Schwartz, Rick Wiener
The Blow-Up

#24 - The Blow-Up

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 22, 2016

Katie's mom visits for Thanksgiving, which puts Katie on edge, but a surprising ally surfaces to help ease the tension.

star 7.74
702 votes
The Venue

#25 - The Venue

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 14, 2018

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.

star 7.73
247 votes