The BEST Episodes of Cooper Barrett's Guide To Surviving Life
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 5, 2021
Young ensemble comedy about a group of friends living together for the first time. Each episode is told from the perspective of Cooper Barrett, a wickedly charming and deeply flawed recent college grad whose life is filled with terrible choices, excellent mistakes and fantastic misadventures.
#1 - How to Survive Your Crazy Ex
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 3, 2016
Cooper’s ex-girlfriend resurfaces in a way that results in some serious public humiliation for him. Neal tries to intervene, but things quickly spiral out of control. Meanwhile, Kelly meets a new guy who shares her love of competition and Josh tries his hardest to keep Leslie out of group hangouts.
#2 - How to Survive Your Birthday
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 26, 2016
When the gang throws Cooper a surprise birthday party, things go south after Kelly witnesses Cooper and Ramona sharing a kiss.
#3 - How to Survive Your Parents' Visit
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 17, 2016
When Cooper and Josh's parents come to visit, the boys try to be on their best behavior, but things change when their Dad reveals a secret leading to a crazy night and a run-in with rapper Juicy J. Meanwhile, Barry tries to help Neal overcome an unappealing addiction
#4 - How to Survive Working with Friends
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 10, 2016
As Barry’s Grandmother’s Hangover Cure gains momentum in the marketplace, Cooper is getting all the credit, which leaves Barry and Neil frustrated. But when a rival CEO attempts to snatch the hangover cure crown away from them, the gang will have to band together to retain it.
#5 - How to Survive Dating
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 12, 2016
Cooper and Kelly try to make each other jealous by pretending to enjoy dating other people, while Neal and Barry end up dating a polyamorous girl together.
#6 - How to Survive Old Friends
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 13, 2016
When Cameron, the gang's old friend from college, wants to crash at Cooper's apartment, everyone is excited to see him. But after he quickly wears out his welcome, the guys will try anything to get him out for good.
#7 - How to Survive Your Horrible Landlord
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 6, 2016
When Kelly tells Cooper that the state of his apartment is ruining their chances at taking their relationship to the next level, he sets a meeting with their landlord, Virgil, in an attempt to fix things around the gang's place. But after their first meeting takes a turn for the worse, an epic battle between landlord and tenant ensues.
#8 - How To Survive Being A Plus One
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 17, 2016
When Kelly gets invited to her ex-boyfriend's wedding in Mexico, she doesn't want to show up alone - so she decides to bring Cooper as her plus one. But when getting to the wedding becomes a south-of-the-border logistical nightmare, Cooper enlists Neal, Barry, Josh and Leslie to come to their rescue.
#9 - How To Survive Losing Your Phone
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 14, 2016
Cooper faces the ultimate, life-halting devastation when he loses his phone, and the guys stop at nothing to help him get it back. Meanwhile, Leslie and Kelly’s karaoke duet turns into an all-out bar brawl.
#10 - How to Survive Your Emotional Baggage
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 12, 2016
A potential buyer for Barry's Grandma's Hangover Cure turns out to be an old classmate of Cooper and Neal's, with whom Neal refuses to work, due to an issue from their past. Meanwhile, after a pipe bursts in her apartment, Kelly stays with Josh and Leslie and becomes obsessed with discovering what's behind a secret door in their home.
#11 - How to Survive Your Roommate's Girlfriend
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 21, 2016
Cooper, Neal and Kelly step in when they think Barry and his new girlfriend's relationship is progressing too quickly, while Josh tries to outshine a coworker, but things take a dangerous turn.
#12 - How to Survive Your Loveable Jackass
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 3, 2016
A couple years out of college, Cooper Barrett still doesn't have his dream job, he's possibly fallen for his across-the-hall neighbor, Kelly Bishop, and he can't seem to avoid major trouble, along with his roommates, Neal and Barry. Rounding out the gang is Cooper's older brother, Josh, who is constantly popping in to hang with the fellas and get some peace from his wife, Leslie, and their kids. Cooper struggles through the messy and hilarious disasters of life after college - a night in jail, crazy ex-girlfriends, going broke - giving us guidance so we can avoid the same mistakes.
#13 - How to Survive Insufficient Funds
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 10, 2016
After sales for their hangover cure are slower than expected, the guys decide to take part in a drug trial for quick cash, but their plans are unexpectedly derailed by Paula Abdul. Meanwhile, Kelly faces an awkward situation after spending time with Leslie and Josh.