The BEST Episodes of Billy Connolly's Route 66

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: ITV1

New four-part series in which Billy Connolly travels the world's most famous highway - Route 66.

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Chicago - St. Louis

#1 - Chicago - St. Louis

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 15, 2011

Billy begins his journey in Chicago, where he heads to the top of America's tallest building, discovers one of Al Capone's most notorious speakeasies and attends a gospel service in the suburb where rock and roll was born. Leaving the city behind, Billy visits the home of Abraham Lincoln, meets Illinois's champion pie-maker and encounters a 20-foot tall roadside giant. Finally, he heads into Amish country, where he takes the reins for a horse-drawn buggy ride.

star 8.33
216 votes
Directors: Mike Reilly
Writers: Billy Connolly
Flagstaff - Los Angeles

#2 - Flagstaff - Los Angeles

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 6, 2011

The comedian completes the last leg of his motor-trike journey along the world-famous Route 66. Billy visits a massive meteorite crater in Arizona, before heading to the Grand Canyon. He meets a campaigner trying to keep the historic route alive, and bottle-feeds a lion cub in a sanctuary for unwanted exotic pets. Finally he reflects on his 3,000-mile ride when he ends his travels in Santa Monica, California.

star 8.07
157 votes
St. Louis - Oklahoma City

#3 - St. Louis - Oklahoma City

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 22, 2011

Billy continues his journey in St Louis, Missouri, where he climbs the Gateway Arch and lunches at a restaurant where the chef is a soul music legend.

star 8.04
214 votes
Oklahoma City - Monument Valley

#4 - Oklahoma City - Monument Valley

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 29, 2011

The comedian joins ranch hands on a cattle drive to Oklahoma City before heading into Texas, where he visits the ghost town of Glenrio and Devil's Rope Museum. In Los Alamos, New Mexico, he meets two men who helped create the atomic bomb and attends a rodeo in Arizona. Driving off-route, Billy ends the episode in Monument Valley, where he talks to a Navajo medicine man.

star 7.78
186 votes