The BEST Episodes of Big Time Rush

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2019

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 Christmas (2)

#1 - Big Time Christmas (2)

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 9.00
15 votes
Big Time Dance

#2 - Big Time Dance

Season 1 - Episode 15

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 8.96
23 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Lazar Saric
Big Time Bad Boy

#3 - Big Time Bad Boy

Season 1 - Episode 5

The record company CEO thinks adding a fifth band member will broaden Big Time Rush's appeal and sticks the guys with a self-proclaimed "bad boy" named Wayne Wayne, who tries to inject dissension and tension within the group. Ultimately, Gustavo and the guys secretly band together to get him booted out of the band, in a "bad boy-off". Meanwhile, Mrs. Knight gets persuaded that there's an axe maniac on the loose, and forces Katie to play with a girl named Molly, who is later found to be a con actress that's 20 years old and tries to pass herself off as an 11-year-old girl driving in a high speed chase with cops, using Mrs. Knight's rental car, trying to get a job in Hollywood.

star 8.79
43 votes
Directors: Joe Menendez
Writers: Lazar Saric
Big Time Crib

#4 - Big Time Crib

Season 1 - Episode 4

The boys are not thrilled with their boring apartment at the Palm Woods and hatch a plan to improve it when Gustavo creates a fun "fake" living area for them on a soundstage for an upcoming EPK shoot. The guys enlist the help of all their friends at Palm Woods to move all the cool games and gadgets from the set to their apartment.

star 8.73
37 votes
Directors: David Kendall
Writers: Scott Fellows
Big Time School of Rocque

#5 - Big Time School of Rocque

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 8.67
43 votes
Writers: David Schiff
Big Time Demos

#6 - Big Time Demos

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 8.63
30 votes
Directors: Henry Chan
Writers: Scott Fellows
Big Time Guru

#7 - Big Time Guru

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 8.50
24 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
Writers: Jed Spingarn
Big Time Video

#8 - Big Time Video

Season 1 - Episode 18

The boys learn that Camille is leaving the Palm Woods unless she gets a part in an acting job, and must help her, eventually promising everyone a part in their upcoming music video. But Gustavo said Camille cannot be in the video, and Big Time Rush tell everyone that they can be in the video. They gotta figure out how to get everyone in the video, and Marcos tries to direct the music video but Gustavo will not let him. They stole Mr. Bitter's car for the video themselves, including all the people they promise and Marcos is directing, and the video's amazing. Gustavo asks Mr. Bitters to sell his car, and makes it Big Time Rush Mobile.

star 8.47
30 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
Writers: Ron Holsey
Bel Air Rush

#9 - Bel Air Rush

Season 3 - Episode 3

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 8.45
29 votes
Big Time Love Song

#10 - Big Time Love Song

Season 1 - Episode 6

The guys chase the same girl named Jo, causing the band to fight. Meanwhile, James gets an allergic reaction to a body spray and Kelly (Tanya Chisholm) attempts to make him get an allergy shot, Gustavo gets a new personal helper named Freight Train, Katie has to write a report on her biggest hero and writes about Gustavo so she does not have to read anything, and Griffin wants a slow love song for the next song, but Gustavo cannot seem to figure out how to make the song work.

star 8.43
46 votes
Directors: Jon Rosenbaum
Writers: Scott Fellows
Big Time Babysitting

#11 - Big Time Babysitting

Season 3 - Episode 8

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 8.42
33 votes
Big Time Jobs

#12 - Big Time Jobs

Season 1 - Episode 12

The boys have been breaking things while having too much fun at the Palm Woods and Gustavo has had enough. Rather than covering for them, Gustavo decides to teach the guys a lesson by making them get jobs to pay off $2,000.30 for the damages. Gustavo puts the boys on Freight Train's "No-Swim list" so they cannot swim in the Palmwoods pool until they pay all of the money back. Carlos becomes Gustavo's production assistant, while James attempts to become a model with Katie as his manager. At first, Logan and Kendall were going to be sign spinners. However, they get fired and start a babysitting service, which was not as easy as they expected. Eventually, Kendall and Logan make the kids wash cars. When Carlos is getting a coffee for Gustavo using an automated coffee maker C.A.L. (very likely a parody of H.A.L.), it makes a coffee with foam, and when it asks Carlos if he wants more foam, C.A.L. keeps on squirting more and more foam until the kitchen is full of it and more and proclaims it wants to cover the Earth in foam. The boys eventually pay Gustavo back his money, but then, people come storming in asking who will pay for setting up an illegal daycare service in the Palm Woods, using Palm Woods rags and towels, James' wardrobe, the coffee machine, and foam removal. Gustavo gets angry and wrecks his studio. Griffin sees this and asks him to pay him back the exact same amount of money the boys get fined. The episode ends with Gustavo, Kelly, and the boys washing cars.

star 8.41
27 votes
Directors: David Kendall
Writers: Ron Holsey
Big Time Prom King

#13 - Big Time Prom King

Season 2 - Episode 19

The Palm Woods school is having its annual prom and Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan are all determined to win the title of Prom King and each will do whatever it takes to win. Carlos takes one of the Jennifers, but thinking he took the wrong date, Carlos dumps her, therefore the Jennifers team up again to destroy him. Kendall has to sneak Jo out of her apartment on being grounded, but they both get caught later on by her dad. Logan is jealous when Camille is going to prom with another guy so he tries to make sure James will be Prom King and queen with his date. But James ends up being hunted by three body guards, when trying to get Aubrey Stewart from "The Vampire Stories Chronicles Saga Trilogy". James and Logan both end up winning Prom King and Queen. Logan wins King, while James wins Queen.

star 8.38
29 votes
Directors: Scott Fellows
Writers: Scott Fellows
Big Time Sparks

#14 - Big Time Sparks

Season 1 - Episode 16

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 8.36
33 votes
Directors: Stewart Schill
Writers: Jed Spingarn
Big Time Sneakers

#15 - Big Time Sneakers

Season 2 - Episode 6

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 8.34
29 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
Writers: Scott Fellows
Big Time Audition

#16 - Big Time Audition

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 8.34
73 votes
Writers: Scott Fellows
Big Time Invasion

#17 - Big Time Invasion

Season 4 - Episode 1

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 8.33
27 votes
Big Time Tests

#18 - Big Time Tests

Season 4 - Episode 9

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

star 8.33
24 votes
Big Time Rescue

#19 - Big Time Rescue

Season 3 - Episode 11

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 8.32
19 votes
Big Time Beach Party (1)

#20 - Big Time Beach Party (1)

Season 2 - Episode 12

The boys made a deal with Griffin, if they got a number 1 record, they can go to have a beach party with the other Palm Woods in his beach house in Malibu. When Kendall arrives alone since Jo had to go to reshoot a scene in her show a crazy fan girl, Sandy tries to 'steal' Kendall from Jo, claiming that she is his girlfriend and Sandy posts pictures of both of them, making Jo very jealous and forcing Kendall asking help from the Jennifers which fails. Meanwhile, after surfing, James is saved by a girl, Annie (Gage Golightly) who he believes is a mermaid, and with Camille's help he tries to prove it but also falls in love with her. And Logan and Carlos (who realized the only way to impress the Jennifers was to buy a beach house) search for gold, they find Patchy the Pirate (Tom Kenny) and together they try to find the buried treasure of Scratchy the Pirate by following his many clues. While Katie attempts to become Russell Brands manager and Mrs Knight attempts to attack the boys with sun lotion.

star 8.31
26 votes
Writers: Jed Spingarn, Jessica Gao
Big Time Girlfriends

#21 - Big Time Girlfriends

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 8.30
30 votes
Directors: Stewart Schill
Writers: Jed Spingarn
Big Time Mansion

#22 - Big Time Mansion

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 8.28
36 votes
Directors: Joe Menendez
Writers: Jed Spingarn
Big Time Party

#23 - Big Time Party

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 8.27
33 votes
Directors: Jon Rosenbaum
Writers: Dave Schiff
Big Time Break

#24 - Big Time Break

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 8.27
26 votes
Directors: Paul Lazarus
Writers: Lazar Saric
Big Time Songwriters

#25 - Big Time Songwriters

Season 2 - Episode 14

When Griffin is releasing the BTR deluxe edition album. Gustavo has to hire songwriters but they end up fighting and cannot write the song. So Gustavo writes the song himself. Kendall, James, Carlos, and Logan want to write their own song, Gustavo doesnt agree with them so the boys want Katie to open a health spa in the Palmwoods so they can write the song while Camille and Buddha Bob keep Gustavo busy. In the song writing process, Kendall and Carlos write a song named "Oh" while James and Logan prefer their song called "Yeah", this creates a fight between the members of the group. After the fight, they realize the song can collaborate together and form "Oh" and "Yeah", the song then becomes Oh Yeah and is approved by Griffin.

star 8.27
30 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
Writers: Jessica Gao