The BEST episodes of Crowded

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

No more sex, booze and paying the bills naked. After 20 years of parenting, empty nesters Mike and Martina are finally reclaiming their wild side. But when both of their two grown daughters unexpectedly move back in and Mike's parents scratch their plans to spend their golden years in Florida, their roost is full again. From Executive Producer Sean Hayes, this new (and very timely) family comedy proves that life is crazy with a full house, especially the second time around.

Last Updated: 11/16/2022Network:NBC
326 votes

#1 - Daughter

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

Stella scores Pearl Jam tickets for Mike through her boyfriend, but when Mike finds out the guy is married, he struggles with whether or not to tell her. Meanwhile, Martina and Bob bond at a shooting range and Alice teaches Shea how to "play it cool" with the guy she's seeing.

Watch Now:Amazon
Come Back
283 votes

#2 - Come Back

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

The whole family heads to Bob's cabin in the woods where they discover Mike's mother, Linda, has been hiding from the law. The past gets rehashed and the family gets some closure, but a secret is revealed that could change everything.

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306 votes

#3 - Unemployable

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/24/2016

Stella works as a webcam girl; Shea finds a job at a fast food restaurant; Ethan works for his crush, Shea; Bob and Alice argue over end-of-life issues.

Directors: James Burrows
Watch Now:Amazon
In Hiding
281 votes

#4 - In Hiding

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

When Stella, Shea and Martina go to a male strip club and see Ethan there, they assume he's gay. They discover, however, that he is moonlighting as a dancer, making Shea see things in a different light. Meanwhile, Mike and Bob compete over who is more attractive to other men.

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Better Man
341 votes

#5 - Better Man

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/1/2016

Mike finds a Viagra pill and he and Martina decide to try it; Stella can't deal with the mean comments people leave about her new YouTube channel.

Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writer: Jaclyn Moore
Watch Now:Amazon
Nothing as It Seems
275 votes

#6 - Nothing as It Seems

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/10/2016

The family celebrates Bob and Alice's anniversary by going to the movies, but things don't go as planned when Mike and Martina find a positive pregnancy test.

Directors: Andy Cadiff
Watch Now:Amazon
Given to Fly
274 votes

#7 - Given to Fly

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/17/2016

Martina, Stella and Shea join forces to find Mike's mother; and Bob and Mike attract attention when they banter as traffic reporters in Mike's helicopter.

Directors: James Burrows
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Fixer
336 votes

#8 - The Fixer

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/17/2016

One of Martina's patients moves in and refuses to leave; Mike misses his mother; Shea gets a boyfriend; and Stella gives Martina's patient a makeover.

Directors: Andy Cadiff
Watch Now:Amazon
Rearview Mirror
308 votes

#9 - Rearview Mirror

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/27/2016

Mike learns that Kyle, a guy who bullied him in school, is now in prison. Shunning his father's advice, Mike decides to pay Kyle a visit (with Martina in tow) to show him how well his life has turned out. This inspires Stella to meet up with a nerd she once bullied named Elliot so she can apologize to him, but it leads to something else.

Directors: James Burrows
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Present Tense
388 votes

#10 - Present Tense

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/15/2016

Mike and Martina haven't had sex since the girls moved back in and they're not sure why. Each tries to spice things up in their own way. Stella coaches Shea on how to snag boys with a dating app.

Directors: James Burrows
Watch Now:Amazon
Amongst the Waves
300 votes

#11 - Amongst the Waves

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/3/2016

Mike and Martina set their friend John up with a new girl in order to "Frankenstein" the perfect friend-couple, but when John's ex finds out about it, the whole thing blows up in their faces. Shea, Stella and Ethan take over Bob's bar.

Directors: James Burrows
Writer: Tom Hertz
Watch Now:Amazon
386 votes

#12 - Brother

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/20/2016

When Mike's step-brother Ethan comes to town, Mike has to deal with Bob's blatant favoritism. However, Mike soon learns that Ethan has secrets and is not doing as well as Bob thinks. Stella and Shea team up to beat their parents at family game night after learning that they had been letting them win all these years.

Directors: James Burrows
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
491 votes

#13 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/15/2016

Like millions of millennials, Mike and Martina's two daughters move back home after college and they all have to deal with the new reality.

Directors: James Burrows
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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