The BEST Episodes of Big Time Rush

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2020

Network: Nickelodeon

Big Time Rush is a series about friendship and brotherhood that chronicles the finding, making and breaking – of a potential chart-topping music group. Each of the guys brings something different to the group as they figure out their place in the crazy business of music and entertainment. A naturally gifted singer, Kendall never planned on becoming famous but definitely has the swagger of a music star. After seizing this opportunity of a lifetime, he leads his friends on an exciting comedy and music-filled journey. James has big dreams for himself and his pals and his confidence in their potential for success helps the other guys deal with the more difficult moments. Carlos looks at life as a big playground and this foray into music as an awesome ride that he is on with his buddies. The brains of the operation, Logan is the voice of reason and his sharp wit gives everyone the perspective they need to stay true to themselves and their goals. Life in the business is not easy and their antics often get them in trouble with the record label. From falling for the same girl to redecorating their apartment at the Palm Woods to misbehaving with a new school teacher at the recording studio -- the group learns that success comes with hard work and dedication – and the support of one another.

Big Time Sparks

#1 - Big Time Sparks

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jun 18, 2010

The boys are told to stay away from Jordin Sparks while she stays at the Palm Woods and records a new song at Rocque Records. As they try to protect her, they only give her bad luck, eventually pushing her down a well and when Kendall tries to help her, Jo catches him and thinks he is cheating on her.

star 9.10
63 votes
Directors: Stewart Schill
Writers: Jed Spingarn
Welcome Back Big Time

#2 - Welcome Back Big Time

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 2010

The boys have come back from their concert tour only to find certain things at the Palm Woods altered. Meanwhile, Jo is seen macking with a new guy.

star 9.05
60 votes
Directors: Scott Fellows
Writers: Scott Fellows
Big Time Dance

#3 - Big Time Dance

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 4, 2010

The kids at the Palm Woods are organizing their first school dance, and the boys of Big Time Rush have secured the perfect location, Gustavo's recording studio. However there is a catch, the guys have to perform one of their songs during the evening. Now on top of having to get the perfect date, the guys have the added pressure of giving their first performance in front of a live audience. Kendall and Katie attempt to find their mom a perfect date, during which Kendall forgets to ask Jo to the dance, instead asking her to do preparations for the dance. The Jennifers all take Carlos under different personas after rejecting all the guys who asked them including Carlos (Carlos being the coolest, but still out of their league) and a nerdy kid. Logan tries to find the courage to ask Camille, but keeps failing miserably. James in his attempts to help out Logan accidentally asks out numerous girls including Rachael.

star 8.88
24 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Lazar Saric
Big Time Christmas (2)

#4 - Big Time Christmas (2)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 4, 2010

The guys are excited to head back to Minnesota for the holidays, but Gustavo tells them they have to stay in LA to record a three song Christmas EP, and it looks like they’ll be spending their first Christmas away from home if they don’t get it done.

star 8.88
16 votes
Big Time Photo Shoot

#5 - Big Time Photo Shoot

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 26, 2010

The boys are at the Palm Woods, severely injured. Camille asked them why they look so beat up if they just got their picture in Pop Tiger. The boys show their entire flashback from beginning to end: The boys were having their very first photo shoot as Big Time Rush. However, with Gustavo and Kelly doing community service for vandalizing Matthew McConaughey's mailbox, Griffin took over and makes them "space matadors with stuffy puppies". A simple photo shoot becomes a race for time and the perfect shot. Meanwhile, Katie and her mom are determined to get an autograph from teen hunk Dak Zevon, and Mrs. Knight starts to go a little nuts when the security guards are mean to Katie, so she (Mrs. Knight) gets all the fans of Dak and tries to barricade the door to Dak's recording room.

star 8.87
62 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
Writers: Ron Holsey
Big Time Moms

#6 - Big Time Moms

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired May 7, 2011

James' mom, nicknamed the "Estee Lauder of the Midwest" for her successful cosmetics line, arrives at the Palm Woods to bring James home and groom him to take over the family company. The guys have to act fast to save the band, and figure out how to stand up to a woman not used to being told "no".

star 8.79
61 votes
Writers: Scott Fellows
Big Time School of Rocque

#7 - Big Time School of Rocque

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 18, 2010

The boys get a dose of reality when Kelly tells them they have to go to school at least four hours every day while they live in Los Angeles. While the boys want to go to the fun Palm Woods school, they learn that Gustavo has arranged to have their school located at the recording studio, so they are never far from his grip. The boys do whatever is necessary to take down the "School of Rocque" and go to the Palm Woods school. Meanwhile, an attempt from Mrs. Knight to home school Katie (Ciara Bravo) fails, so she tries to get Katie to act in a commercial to gain entrance in the Palm Woods, with the help of Mr. Bitters.

star 8.64
44 votes
Writers: David Schiff
Big Time Demos

#8 - Big Time Demos

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 19, 2010

The guys, who desperately want to remain in L.A., have to pass the greenlight of their demos for that to happen, after Kelly tells them they will be forced to head back to Minnesota if they do not get their CD's greenlighted. Mercedes Griffin, Griffins daughter, comes and pretends to be the "secret someone who picks the demos". They soon find out that the demos are picked by a chimpanzee, so they try to bribe it to pick Big Time Rush. Meanwhile, Mrs. Knight tries to be assistant manager to stay at Palm Woods for Katie's sake.

star 8.58
31 votes
Directors: Henry Chan
Writers: Scott Fellows
Big Time Concert

#9 - Big Time Concert

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 20, 2010

In the eye of their first album release, Griffin, the head of the record label, cancels the album, tour, and concert, forcing them to return to Minnesota, which threatens to break up their life-long friendships. James gets mad and he's got 3 record deal, and joins Hawk, Gustavo's Arch-Rival. Gustavo has to pay back to Griffin $2,000,000 to get back Big Time Rush, and to get them to come back and to finally perform concert. They come back to the LA, and they cannot stay in the Palmwoods again, so they all start living in the Rocque Records "RocqueWoods". James does not want to come back to Big Time Rush so they open an audition for the new James, but they can find anyone and James comes back and they prepare for the concert

star 8.50
2 votes
Writers: Lazar Saric, Scott Fellows
Big Time Guru

#10 - Big Time Guru

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 8, 2011

Gustavo is really angry at Big Time Rush and he chases them into the Palmwoods. Big Time Rush ask for help from Buddha Bob, and he does the Himalayan monkey pinch on Gustavo and he becomes so mellow that he writes a horrible song for the New Town High soundtrack. Kelly and Kendall team up to help Gustavo return to his regular, angry self. Meanwhile, Logan downloads a Swagger app on his phone, which increases Logan's swagger and decreases James', causing James to almost "die" from dangerously low swagger counts. Carlos takes advice from a parrot, and when he is about to go on a date with a girl, the parrot tells him he has 24 hours to live, horrifying him and leaving him to live in the bathroom (Panic Room) of the apartment. The boys must now do whatever it takes to get back control of Big Time Rush, and make Gustavo get back to normal before the New Town High producers come and find that he has not written a good song.

star 8.48
83 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
Writers: Jed Spingarn
Big Time Halloween

#11 - Big Time Halloween

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 22, 2010

Things become very strange around the Palm Woods during Halloween.

star 8.43
54 votes
Directors: Paul Lazarus
Writers: Jessica Gao
Bel Air Rush

#12 - Bel Air Rush

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 2, 2012

Because of the insane fame rise of Big Time Rush poperazzi starts driving Big Time Rush insane so Gustavo is forced to move the boys to a mansion in Bel Air only to find out that they can never move out. This episode is a crossover episode with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

star 8.40
30 votes
Big Time Decision

#13 - Big Time Decision

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 29, 2012

Kendall is unsure whether he has moved on with Lucy during Jo's absence, or whether he still has feelings for Jo. Meanwhile, Carlos has to make a choice to stand by either his best friend James, or his new benefactor Mr. Bitters, during a supposed zombie apocalypse.

star 8.40
66 votes
Big Time Babysitting

#14 - Big Time Babysitting

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 13, 2012

Kendall and Logan have to take care of a rock legend before his Hall of Fame induction; James and Carlos are forced to watch Katie.

star 8.38
34 votes
Big Time Audition

#15 - Big Time Audition

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 28, 2009

James, Carlos, Logan and Kendall get the opportunity of a lifetime when they are asked to head to Los Angeles and form a singing group. Once they are in Los Angeles, they must figure out a way to make Gustavo Rocque and Rocque Records happy in order to become a singing sensation.

star 8.32
74 votes
Writers: Scott Fellows
Big Time Sneakers

#16 - Big Time Sneakers

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 5, 2010

James and Logan try to buy and resell sneakers. Meanwhile, Jo's publicist wants the press to think that she is dating her co-star Jett, Kendall and Jo must hide their relationship, and doing so requires many different disguises when Kendall just wants to go to the zoo with Jo. Also, Carlos and Katie name themselves Robin and Hoodie, and try to find other ways to get their favorite fruit snacks, fruit smackers after Bitters makes the price insanely high so everyone cannot afford to buy them.

star 8.30
30 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
Writers: Scott Fellows
Big Time Invasion

#17 - Big Time Invasion

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired May 2, 2013

The boys try to stop the invasion of a British boy band; the boys hire a manager to help Gustavo; a rift forms between the band members.

star 8.29
28 votes
Big Time Tests

#18 - Big Time Tests

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 27, 2013

Logan brings Carlos along to the MCAT test as his good luck charm; James becomes obsessed with relationship quizzes.

star 8.28
25 votes
Big Time Girlfriends

#19 - Big Time Girlfriends

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 11, 2010

Each member of Big Time Rush is trying to deal with a female friend throughout the day. For an upcoming audition, James is trying to help Camille prepare for it. Meanwhile, in order learn about heartbreak, Gustavo tries to help Carlos get his first girlfriend. Also, Kendall and Jo are having a hard time trying to keep up with each other's busy schedule.

star 8.26
31 votes
Directors: Stewart Schill
Writers: Jed Spingarn
Big Time Rescue

#20 - Big Time Rescue

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 3, 2012

Kendall, Jo , Camille, and Logan volunteer at a dog shelter and end up adopting 12 dogs. Meanwhile, James finds Carlos and Jennifer's puppy love sickening.

star 8.25
20 votes
Big Time Mansion

#21 - Big Time Mansion

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 12, 2010

When Gustavo goes away for a few days to check out a new boyband called "The Windmills", the guys "mansion sit" for him much to Gustavo's dismay. After much discussion with Kelly, Gustavo allows the boys to "mansion sit" but they must follow his rules or else they are fired. Once at the mansion the guys think it will be an easy task, but what seems like a task they can handle soon turns into a "big time disaster" as things don't go according to plan. Meanwhile with Kendall and the guys away, Mrs Knight starts to fell less needed by her children, so Katie decides to help her mother out by pretending to be sick.

star 8.24
37 votes
Directors: Joe Menendez
Writers: Jed Spingarn
Big Time Party

#22 - Big Time Party

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 2, 2010

When the boys find out they are not invited to their own party at Rocque Records, they decide to throw their own in the Palm Woods, since Mrs. Knight and Katie are off to San Diego, even though Mr. Bitters does not allow it. They call the party a 'social gathering', since there is no rule forbidding them, and the boys agree on only inviting 3 friends each. Kendall invites Jo, as his 'guest-friend-person-thing', while James invites the 3 hottest girls on his phone. It is unknown who Logan invited. Carlos cannot decide and ends up inviting the first 3 contacts on his phone and one of them is 'All Contacts' (Carlos thought it was "Al Contacts", thus inviting his whole phone). During the "social gathering," everybody in Carlos phone is now in the party which causes a big problem. Soon, Bitters is hunting for their party, so Kendall and Jo try to stop him before the boys get "3 strikes" and are thrown out of the Palm Woods. Both Camille and Mercedes arrive at the party trying to spend some time with Logan which causes a problem for him.

star 8.24
34 votes
Directors: Jon Rosenbaum
Writers: Dave Schiff
Big Time Break

#23 - Big Time Break

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 5, 2010

The boys are relieved to finally be able to spend some time apart after finding out that Gustavo is taking the day off. Logan is determined to get into a math lecture taught by Phoebe Nachee, but is disappointed when he finds out that the lecture is at an all girls school. Carlos panics when he realizes his helmet is missing, but gets a surprise visit from his father, a policeman, who accompanies him on the mission to retrieve his helmet. James decides to spend his day off trying to set off his acting career with the help of Camille. Kendall is desperate to spend time with his crush, Jo, but is discouraged when she continuously reminds him she has a boyfriend. However, when Katie finds out that Jo does not have a boyfriend, she tells Kendall, and he is determined to get the truth out of her.

star 8.22
27 votes
Directors: Paul Lazarus
Writers: Lazar Saric
Big Time Scandal

#24 - Big Time Scandal

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired May 9, 2013

Lucy releases her album about being dumped by Kendall; James creates an Internet rumor that he and Cher Lloyd are recording a duet.

star 8.19
32 votes
Big Time Break Out

#25 - Big Time Break Out

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 18, 2013

At a party at Rocque Records, celebrating the release of their third studio album, Griffin asks the boys about which one of them is going to leave Big Time Rush and break out.

star 8.18
28 votes