The BEST episodes of Are You There, Chelsea?

Every episode of Are You There, Chelsea? ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Are You There, Chelsea?!

Do you remember where you were when you had a life-changing realization? (In other words, a DUI? ) For Chelsea Newman, it was in the drunk tank at her local jail. And maybe "life-changing" is a slight exaggeration - her version of a wake-up call is realizing that the way to avoid driving drunk is to get an apartment within walking distance from work! But hey, baby steps, right? Chelsea is young, strong-willed, and a force of nature determined to live life to the fullest and make no apologies. Her friends are along for the ride, but they all know it's Chelsea's way or the highway. Her fiery Cuban BFF accuses her of "collecting weirdoes," but to Chelsea, different types of people - including Todd, (a little person) who always has her back - just make life more interesting. Into her posse comes a new roommate who is Chelsea's polar opposite (sheltered, shy, a virgin) so you can probably guess which way the influence will go. Chelsea works at her local bar (how appropriate!) where her co-workers are just as crazy as she is. Starring Laura Prepon (That '70s Show) in the title role and based on the outrageous number one best-selling book by Chelsea Handler, this is one prayer that should definitely not be taught in schools.

Last Updated: 11/29/2022Network:NBC
347 votes

#1 - Surprise

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/28/2012

When Sloane's husband calls to announce he is on his way home after she has spent the night drinking with her sister, it's up to Chelsea to get her cleaned up before he arrives.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Watch Now:Amazon
436 votes

#2 - Believe

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/25/2012

When Sloane plans a social gathering for her church group at Jerry’s Ultimate Sports Bar, Chelsea finds herself attracted to the band’s cute lead singer Luke but his virginal ways soon become an insurmountable obstacle. She then decides he is the perfect match for Dee Dee and sets about matchmaking. Meanwhile, Rick’s old girlfriend Nikki takes a job at the bar and while Rick is excited to have her around, her saucy personality doesn’t sit well with everyone.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Watch Now:Amazon
Those Damn Yankees
371 votes

#3 - Those Damn Yankees

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/29/2012

Chelsea faces her father's wrath after the minor league baseball player she has been dating is traded to the Yankees.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writer: Eric Zicklin
373 votes

#4 - Fired

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/7/2012

When Rick is promoted at the bar, his management style doesn't sit well with his co-workers; Nikki and Dee Dee go on a cleanse.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
288 votes

#5 - Boots

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/21/2012

Chelsea finds a pair of boots she wants but can't afford. Rick is determined to win a mixologist contest but needs a recipe from Chelsea.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Dee Dee's Pillow
428 votes

#6 - Dee Dee's Pillow

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/22/2012

When Dee Dee confesses to Chelsea and Olivia that she has a pillow named "Mario Lopez," Chelsea can't keep it a secret. Feeling badly about betraying her confidence, Chelsea tries to make it up to Dee Dee by arranging a meeting with the real Mario Lopez. Meanwhile, Melvin decides it might be time to date again. He enlists Rick and Todd to act as his wingmen and takes them to an interesting club where he has befriended one of the performers named "Sandy".

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Sloane's Ex
584 votes

#7 - Sloane's Ex

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/18/2012

When Sloane's high school boyfriend shows up at the bar, Chelsea can't resist going out with him; Rick tracks down his ex and finds out she is engaged.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
The Gynecologist
485 votes

#8 - The Gynecologist

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/8/2012

Chelsea accepts an invitation to go deep sea fishing with her new doctor, Dr. Thomas (Tom Parker), and his partner, Dr. Rosen (Josh Meyers), and brings Nikki and Dee Dee along for the trip. As Dee Dee hits it off with Captain Steve (Nate Torrence), Nikki and Chelsea plot to pair off with the eligible doctors, but the girls are in for a surprise when it becomes apparent the doctors are more than just business partners.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writer: Clay Graham
The Foodie
254 votes

#9 - The Foodie

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/14/2012

Chelsea meets an attractive and talented chef who starts courting her with rich and sumptuous meals. Olivia tries to help Rick cope when it seems his girlfriend has moved on.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying
365 votes

#10 - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/15/2012

When Chelsea starts dating a sensitive customer to help Olivia get a job, she has to figure out how to cut him loose without hurting him....

Directors: Gail Mancuso
430 votes

#11 - Strays

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/1/2012

When Nikki's (Natasha Leggero) fiance Elliot (P.J. Byrne) gets cold feet, Chelsea, Olivia and Dee Dee come together to help her look good for him. However, when the plan breaks down, Chelsea realizes she might be stuck with Nikki for a bit longer than she anticipated. Meanwhile, Chelsea has also taken in another stray, in the form of a dog named "Andy Dick," and she realizes she's got to find the pet a good home as well.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writer: Jeremy Hall
676 votes

#12 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/11/2012

After receiving a D.U.I., Chelsea Newman decides it's time to change her life starting with moving into an apartment closer to her workplace, so Chelsea and her best friend Olivia move into the same apartment building their co-worker Rick lives in. Meanwhile, Chelsea's sister Sloane is due to give birth and is unsure if Chelsea will be there for her.

Directors: Gail Mancuso

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