The WORST Episodes of Cow and Chicken

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 5, 2021

Network: Cartoon Network

The series follows the surreal adventures of a cow, named Cow, and her chicken brother, named Chicken. They are often antagonized by "The Red Guy", who poses as various characters to scam them.

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Lawnmower Chicken

#1 - Lawnmower Chicken

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Dec 9, 1997

Lawnmower Chicken: Chicken needs to earn money to buy socks, so he gets a job mowing The Red Guy's lawn, which has grass taller than him. He also has to mow the back yard, which contains the Swiss Alps! After Chicken finishes, The Red Guy cheats him, so Super Cow fixes it up.

star 4.03
61 votes
Writers: Bill Burnett, Greg Emison, Richard Pursel, Victor Ortado
Red Butler

#2 - Red Butler

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 11, 1999

Red Guys shows up at Cow and Chicken's house, posing as Hives the Butler. For the rest of the day, he tries to make Cow and Chicken's life easier, by answers questions for them, peeing for them, feeding them, blinking for them, and giving them story time. When Red Guy discovers that their not wealthy, he decides to take his scam to Flem and Earl.

star 4.60
5 votes
Send in the Clowns

#3 - Send in the Clowns

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 29, 1999

Dad isn't friendly terms with the new neighbors, who happen to be clowns. Cow falls in love with the clown son, who in return falls in love with Cow. They play hooky to spend the day together. Dad finds out, and Cow in grounded, while he kicks the clown son out, and chews clown dad out.

star 4.67
9 votes
Writers: David Feiss, Fred Belford, Michael Ryan, Scott Morse
Cow's Magic Blanket

#4 - Cow's Magic Blanket

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 27, 1999

Everyone makes fun of Cow because she still has her old security blanket. She then tosses it out the school bus window, but is depressed for the rest of the day. Chicken tries the cheer her up by playing the bad guy in a game of Super Cow. Cow confesses that her blanket was also Super Cow's magic cape, and that Super Cow was never coming back. Red Guy then sees the perfect opportunity to torture Flem and Earl. Chicken decides it's ""Wonder Wattle"" to the rescue.

star 4.89
9 votes
Writers: David Feiss, Michael Ryan
School Bully

#5 - School Bully

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 26, 1997

Chicken and Flem are the victim of Butch, the school bully. But Butch soon finds himself the victim of the new school bully, Jimmy, along with Chicken and Flem. Cow persuades Chicken and Flem to help Butch, and they soon find out that they were really wimps inside inflatable buff suits.

star 5.03
71 votes
Writers: Bill Burnett, David Feiss, Greg Emison, Richard Pursel
I Scream Man

#6 - I Scream Man

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 28, 1999

It's almost arbor day, and Mom and Dad are feeding their pet piggy pennies so they can crack him open on arbor day. Meanwhile, Cow and Chicken are craving ice cream, and try to chase down the ice cream man (Red Guy).

star 5.20
10 votes
Writers: Gary Wilson, Maxwell Atoms, Michael Ryan, Steve Marmel

#7 - Confused

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 5, 1997

After Cow and Chicken get one measly little crumb on the floor, Mom and Dad send them to military school, where they become emotionless, hard-boiled soldiers. Mom and Dad then send them to sensitivy school, where they become girlies.

star 5.40
75 votes
Writers: Bill Burnett, David Feiss, Richard Pursel, Seth MacFarlane, Victor Ortado
Which Came First

#8 - Which Came First

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 17, 1998

The Red Guy sneaks a crow egg under Chicken's covers while he sleeps. The next morning, Cow and Chicken find the egg, and Chicken comes to the conclusion that he is actually a girl. So, it's egg sitting for Cow and Chicken, until the egg hatches and a baby crow comes out. Now Chicken comes to the conclusion that he isn't even a chicken.

star 5.42
38 votes
Writers: Bill Burnett, Michael Ryan, Richard Pursel
Tongue Sandwich

#9 - Tongue Sandwich

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 27, 1998

Cow's tongue rips out of her mouth and runs away. He then causes havock all over town, by hi-jacking someone of their motor-scooter, rolling around in someone's gravy, and licking the candy store dry. Soon, Tongue finds himself on the lam, and runs back to Cow. Everything is back to normal, until Chicken's wattle decides to run away to.

star 5.55
40 votes
Writers: Michael Ryan, Richard Pursel
Cow's Dream Catcher

#10 - Cow's Dream Catcher

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 12, 1998

Cow tags along with Chicken, Flem, and Earl on their camping trip in the tree fort. Cow says that if Chicken, Flem, or Earl touch her dream catcher that they'll die. Chicken accidentally breaks her dream catcher, and soon, he, Flem and Earl are at the mercy of Cow's worst nightmare: The Milkman.

star 5.60
10 votes
Writers: David Feiss, Maxwell Atoms, Michael Ryan, Pilar Feiss, Steve Marmel
Crash Dive

#11 - Crash Dive

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 19, 1997

Crash Dive: Chicken build himself a wooden submarine, to use in the water. It's a pretty good submarine too, it comes with a parascope and everything. Cow launches it into the water for him, and he floats off, until he is sent down a waterfall. Super Cow goes to Chicken's rescue. Happy Meat: Chicken is sick of the cafeteria's food, which is nothing but a steady diet of ketchup. Since Chicken is against it, he has been banned from eating anything from the cafeteria. After a halusination of seeing his great grandpa and grandma, Cow and Chicken decide to open up their own little meat cafe, which turns out to be quite popular. I Am Weasel: ""Power of Odor""

star 5.65
72 votes
Writers: Bill Burnett, Richard Pursel, Victor Ortado, Vincent Davis
Chachi, the Chewing Gum Seal

#12 - Chachi, the Chewing Gum Seal

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 26, 1999

Chicken tells Cow that she's not artistic, so she in return, sculpts a seal out of a stick of chewing gum, and an entire machine full of bubblegum balls. Cow wishes that her chewing gum seal, whom she names Chachi, was real. Suddenly, a wishing star grants her wish, and Chachi is a real, miserable, ho-hum seal.

star 5.67
15 votes
Writers: David Feiss, Maxwell Atoms, Michael Ryan, Steve Marmel
The Full Mounty

#13 - The Full Mounty

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired May 4, 1999

It's ""Bring Your Kids to Work Day"", so Dad does just that. Dad's job is guarding the government's money. When he has to appear at a sudden confernce, he leaves Cow and Chicken in his office. Red Guy, who is now a Canadian Mounty Police, finds them, and begins to stalk them, until they surrender.

star 5.67
12 votes
Writers: David Feiss, Michael Ryan, Nora Johnson, Steve Marmel
Space Cow

#14 - Space Cow

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 23, 1997

Space Cow: Cow and Chicken write essays on the jobs they'd like to have when they grow up. Cow wants to go into space, while Chicken wants to go into marketing. The winning essay's writer will get to have a day's worth of experience of their career choice. Cow wins, and she gets to help two astronaut fix the stuble microscope, while Chicken is runner-up, however instead of being actually marketing, he's a bagboy. The spaceship runs out of fuel, so Chicken goes into space to save Cow. The Legend of Sailcat: Flem's Dad takes Chicken, Flem, and Earl on a camping trip in the woods. Cow shows up with Chicken's forgotten hairbrush, only to be kicked out by him, Flem and Earl. Flem's Dad then sings a ballad to the kids about a flattened cat, who can act like a frisbee, and cut things down like trees and trucks. Later that night, the kids find their cans of Sugar Frosted Weenies cut open by Sailcat. I Am Weasel: ""Happy Baboon Holidays""

star 5.69
91 votes
Writers: Bill Burnett, David Feiss, Richard Pursel
Mall Cop

#15 - Mall Cop

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired May 4, 1999

Dad loves shopping for Mom's stuff. He runs off to get a manicure for her, while Cow and Chicken pay for the other items. The censors go off when Cow passes through, so Red Guy, as a mall cop, chases Cow and Chicken all over the store. Cow learns that the censors have been broken for weeks. Red Guy walks through, and is arrest by the REAL mall cops.

star 5.70
10 votes
Writers: David Feiss, Michael Ryan, Nora Johnson, Steve Marmel
The Great Pantzini

#16 - The Great Pantzini

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired Jun 25, 1999

The Great Pantzini: Mom and Dad force Cow and Chicken to join Red Guy's circus. Red Guy tries everything to make Cow and Chicken to fit into the circus. First he tries them out as Cow being a trapeze artist, and Chicken as a fire eater. But when his clowns quit, he makes Cow and Chicken his new clowns.

star 5.71
7 votes
Goin' My way?

#17 - Goin' My way?

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 22, 1998

While driving in the snow, Mom and Dad find The Red Guy who says he's heading ""home""; so Mom and Dad take him home with him, and immediately think of him has their new favorite son. Cow and Chicken work together to try to prove The Red Guy's a fraud.

star 5.73
11 votes
Writers: David Feiss, Michael Ryan, Steve Marmel
Cow Fly

#18 - Cow Fly

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 29, 1998

Cow is depressed because she has no friends: until she finds a fly in her room and befriends it. Pretty soon she and the fly are inseperable: until Chicken, Mom and Dad call in the fly exterminator.

star 5.73
11 votes
Writers: David Feiss, Michael Ryan
Grandma at the Mall

#19 - Grandma at the Mall

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 19, 1998

Grandma pays at visit to Cow and Chicken's house to take them to the mall with her. Her purpose for being at the mall: to look for a new grandpa, because she lost the old one. Chicken gives her the slip while he, Flem and Earl hang out at the concession stands.

star 5.73
11 votes
Writers: David Feiss, Jeff Kwitney, Michael Ryan
Snail Boy

#20 - Snail Boy

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired May 5, 1999

Cow and Chicken visit their cousin, Snail Boy for Sunday Dinner. Later that night, Mom's Sis announces that Snail Boy has been transformed to Cow and Chicken's school. During his first day of school, Chicken becomes the laughing-stock when every finds out that Chicken is the cousin of a snail. Snail Boy then becomes the target of the eyes of the bullying track team.

star 5.73
11 votes
Writers: David Feiss, Maxwell Atoms, Michael Ryan
Where Am I?

#21 - Where Am I?

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 29, 1998

Cow stays outside too late, and pretty soon finds herself lost in the woods, and tries to survive. She pretty soon comes to the conclusion that it's eat, or be eaten, so she puts on war paint, and finds a squirrel in a bush, she quickly eats. It turns out she was in the backyard all the time, and her imagination got the better of her.

star 5.73
11 votes
Writers: David Feiss, Michael Ryan
A Couple of Skating Fools

#22 - A Couple of Skating Fools

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired May 3, 1999

Chicken's dream is to be a world famous figure skater, so he and Earl enter a figure skating contest. Red Guy is jealous because his partner is Flem, so, he injures Earl, making Chicken helpless out on the rink...until Cow comes to save Chicken's dream.

star 5.78
9 votes
Writers: David Feiss, Michael Ryan, Steve Marmel
Me An' My Dog

#23 - Me An' My Dog

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 12, 1998

Cow brings home an ""invisible"" dog, whom she dubs, Kevin. Pretty soon, she and Kevin are inseperable, but causes trouble with school and friends. After she enters Kevin in a dog show, and wins, Kevin ""runs away"". Afterwards, Cow finds Kevin, befriended an ""invisible"" homeless man.

star 5.80
10 votes
Writers: David Feiss, Maxwell Atoms, Michael Ryan, Pilar Feiss, Steve Marmel
Cloud Nine

#24 - Cloud Nine

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 29, 1999

Cow and Chicken wait outside the hardware store while Dad shops. Chicken is dying to ride the fighter jet plane ride. When Cow finally lends Chicken a quarter, The Red Guy takes the ride away. Chicken then stows-away on his truck, to ride the plane, but has to plug it up. Once at the gas station, he buys 20 extension cords, but the owner unplugs them. In the end, Chicken discovers that Dad actually collects those kind of rides.

star 5.82
11 votes
Writers: David Feiss, Fred Belford, Michael Ryan, Scott Morse
Major Wedgie

#25 - Major Wedgie

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 30, 1999

Dad tells the story of how he and Mom met to Cow and Chicken.

star 5.83
6 votes