The Best Episodes of Are You There, Chelsea?

Last Updated: Dec 8, 2018

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.

Surprise

#1 - Surprise

Season 1 - Episode 12

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.

star 8.42
61 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Julie Ann Larson, Dottie Zicklin
Fired

#2 - Fired

Season 1 - Episode 9

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.

star 8.29
60 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Clay Graham, Robin Schiff
Those Damn Yankees

#3 - Those Damn Yankees

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 8.08
55 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Eric Zicklin
Boots

#4 - Boots

Season 1 - Episode 11

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.

star 8.03
54 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Julie Ann Larson, Dottie Zicklin
Dee Dee's Pillow

#5 - Dee Dee's Pillow

Season 1 - Episode 7

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".

star 7.96
59 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Regina Stewart
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying

#6 - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying

Season 1 - Episode 6

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....

star 7.86
54 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Clay Graham, Robin Schiff
Sloane's Ex

#7 - Sloane's Ex

Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.68
83 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Robin Schiff, Brian Gallivan
Believe

#8 - Believe

Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.67
73 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Regina Stewart
The Gynecologist

#9 - The Gynecologist

Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.58
68 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Clay Graham
Strays

#10 - Strays

Season 1 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.40
66 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Jeremy Hall
The Foodie

#11 - The Foodie

Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.33
50 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Julie Ann Larson, Dottie Zicklin
Pilot

#12 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

star 6.74
98 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Dottie Zicklin, Julie Ann Larson