The BEST Episodes of American Housewife
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2022
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 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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#14 - 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?
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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,
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.