The BEST Episodes of Coupling (US)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 7, 2022

Network: NBC

"This provocative new "Must See TV" comedy romp, based on the British hit of the same name, is a hip and frisky look at the ever-evolving relationships between six singles who are either involved, formerly involved -- or looking to become intimately involved with each other. Coupling gives us insight on modern romance and its often humorous consequences. "When a couple gets together, it's never just the two of them - they also bring baggage - and Susan and Steve are no exception. Their baggage is a crowd of best friends and exes who talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love. "Susan is a beautiful go-getter with an uninhibited attitude who used to date Patrick, the sextet's charismatic, cocky player, Chicago's king of conquests - a guy who's just too cool to worry about being smart. Attractive Sally is a beauty therapist who is Susan's unashamedly vain best friend, who aggressively battles aging with heavy doses of moisturizer and men - including Patrick. "Meanwhile, Steve, while getting together with Susan, can't seem to shake loose from his vivacious and slightly vacuous ex-girlfriend Jane, a woman supremely confident in her ability to seduce anyone of either sex, and who refuses to be dumped unless she's the one doing the dumping. Jeff is Steve's "porn buddy" who is, in equal parts, obsessed and bewildered by actual sex; charming in his way, but with an uncanny ability to say the wrong thing at the worst possible time. He works in the same office as Susan, with whom he had a disastrous and unsuccessful one-night fling."

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Sex, Death & Nudity

#1 - Sex, Death & Nudity

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 2003

When Jane's aunt dies, she expects Steve to go to the funeral. As her boyfriend. But if he's going, then Susan is going. And if Susan is going, then Patrick is going. And if Patrick is going, then Sally is going. And if they're all going, then Jeff might as well be going, too, since he was the only one besides Jane who actually knew her. Meanwhile, Jeff fears he'll blurt out something he shouldn't during a forthcoming interview for a promotion.

star 8.40
5 votes
Writers: Steven Moffat

#2 - Check/Mate

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2003

Steve and Susan worry about the future of their relationship when they lie to each other, and he lets her pick up a check. Meanwhile, Patrick attempts to find a car that he looks cool in. And Jane feels her new stalker isn't putting in enough effort.

star 8.40
5 votes
Writers: Danny Zuker
Size Matters

#3 - Size Matters

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 2003

Steve is nervous about his potential first time with Susan after she offers to cook for him, wondering what exactly that means. Meanwhile, Sally's interest in Patrick is on the rise when Susan informs her that he has a big penis -- and she expects Jeff to find out just how big. And Jane has a new male date... who is too busy scoping out his own male dates.

star 7.89
9 votes
Writers: Steven Moffat
The Right One (a.k.a. Flushed)

#4 - The Right One (a.k.a. Flushed)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 2003

It's lust at first sight for Steve when he is reintroduced to his best friend, Jeff's, co-worker, Susan, smack dab in the midst of trying to tear one off with his bisexual, threesome-loving girlfriend, Jane -- whom he intended to dump before she played those two cards. They all have a lot of baggage, what, with Susan's best friend, Sally, now coupled with Susan's former fling, Patrick.

star 6.93
14 votes
Writers: Steven Moffat