The BEST episodes of Bordertown

Every episode of Bordertown ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Bordertown!

The comedy, which takes place in a fictitious desert town near the U.S.-Mexico border, centers on the intertwining daily lives of neighbors Bud Buckwald and Ernesto Gonzales. Bud, a married father of three, is a Border Patrol agent who feels threatened by the cultural changes that have transformed his neighborhood. Living next door is Ernesto, an industrious Mexican immigrant and father of four, who is proud to be making it in America. As Bud and Ernesto’s paths begin to cross, their families become bound by friendship, romance and conflict. Spinoff from the show 3 South.

Last Updated: 1/18/2024Network: FOXStatus: Ended
Viva Coyote
128 votes

#1 - Viva Coyote

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/22/2016

When El Coyote is moved to the No. 1 spot on the "Most Wanted" list, Bud and Barracuda go gunning for him: Bud because he let him slip across the border; Barracuda because he seeks to regain the top slot on the list. Meanwhile, Ruiz wants to free El Coyote so that an attractive waitress will see him as "more Mexican."

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Santa Ana Winds
147 votes

#2 - Santa Ana Winds

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/10/2016

The Santa Ana winds create a series of strange events in Mexifornia.

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145 votes

#3 - Wildfire

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/24/2016

Residents are ordered to leave Mexifornia when it is threatened by wildfire, but Bud stays put and his house catches fire, requiring Ernesto to rescue him. Meanwhile J.C. and Becky take a relationship break and agree to see other people.

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American Doll
142 votes

#4 - American Doll

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/15/2016

Bud secretly maxes out his credit card in the purchase of an American Gal doll and accessories. So Janice takes a job as Ernesto's housekeeper to earn some extra cash. Bud, however puts in motion a plan to get her fired, while Gert seeks revenge on the American Gal company.

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J.C. Strikes
142 votes

#5 - J.C. Strikes

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/13/2016

Frustrated that J.C. still hasn't gotten a job, Ernesto hires him as part of his landscaping crew. When the job turns out too difficult, J.C. unionizes Ernesto's workers and begins a strike.

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Heart Attack
152 votes

#6 - Heart Attack

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/17/2016

Gert's unhealthy eating causes her to have a heart attack during the Little Miss Mexifornia Pageant. Unable to afford the surgery in America, Bud takes her to Mexico to have her arteries unblocked and heart repaired. Meanwhile, Ernesto and Maria put Pepito on medication that makes him behave, but they don't like the side effects.

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La Fiesta Noche Show
153 votes

#7 - La Fiesta Noche Show

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/8/2016

Bud becomes a celebrity in the Mexican community, thanks to his anger at a taping for La Fiesta Noche.

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Drug Lord
153 votes

#8 - Drug Lord

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/3/2016

Bud competes to be more successful than Ernesto, and ends up as the inside man for drug kingpin Pablo Barracuda at the Border Station.

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Groundhog Day
196 votes

#9 - Groundhog Day

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/21/2016

The Mexifornia population tips from white majority to Latino majority when Maria's sister has a baby, so Bud wants Janice to have another baby in order to even the shift.

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High School Football
203 votes

#10 - High School Football

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/14/2016

When Bud is hired as the new high school football coach, he's so desperate to win that he doesn't realize that the illegal immigrant he recruits is the #1 drug mule in Mexico.

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222 votes

#11 - MegaChurch

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/17/2016

The reverend of Bud’s megachurch asks Bud to lure Ernesto, the town’s biggest church donor, away from the local Mexican Catholic church, to help fill their coffers. Ernesto is seduced by the glitziness of the church, and the reverend schemes to bring over all the other Mexican residents by “Hispandering,” to Bud’s horror. Bud and Ernesto team up to restore the status quo, but their plan backfires.

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The Engagement
336 votes

#12 - The Engagement

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/3/2016

Bud is enraged when he finds out that his daughter Becky is engaged to J.C., Ernesto’s nephew who just graduated from college. Meanwhile, a staunch anti-immigration law is passed which eventually leads to J.C.’s deportation, much to Bud’s delight.

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242 votes

#13 - Borderwall

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/10/2016

Bud fights to get a border wall constructed using confiscated drug money, only to have the wall destroy the economy, leaving him jobless. He then begins smuggling immigrants under the wall to make ends meet .

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