The WORST episodes of Cybill

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

Cybill Shepherd stars as Cybill Sheridan, a woman who has it all: two spiteful daughters, two clingy ex-husbands, an outrageous best friend, an unstable future, and a house on an eroding LA hillside. But with humor and determination, Cybill braves each new challenge that comes her way, while having the time of her life discovering that life after forty is anything but downhill.

Last Updated: 1/6/2024Network: CBSStatus: Ended
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Dream Date
star
5.67
6 votes

#1 - Dream Date

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 6/8/1998

Maryann convinces a reluctant Cybill to go on the blind date with Bruce, who turns out to be an offensive jerk. Although Cybill is repulsed by Bruce's piggish behavior, after a storm straps him at Cybill's for the night along with Maryann, Zoey, Ira and his mother, she is determined to be nice to him after he saves the life of Ira's mother. Meanwhile, Maryann and Dick work on their co-dependency issues, and Ira tries to improve his relationship with his mother.

Directors: David Trainer
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Fine is Not a Feeling
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6.25
4 votes

#2 - Fine is Not a Feeling

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/25/1998

Maryann's son Justin decides to move to San Francisco for a new job, and Cybill convinces a reluctant Maryann to see a therapist and confront her irrational fear of losing her son. Cybill's suggestion backfires when Justin brings Maryann's ex-boyfriend, Richard, to the group therapy and the session descends into chaos. Meanwhile, Cybill quits an acting job out of disgust with Hollywood's lack of respect for older women.

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Mother's Day
star
6.33
9 votes

#3 - Mother's Day

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/12/1997

Cybill doesn't realize that her mom, who's visiting for Mother's Day, is within earshot when she says she's worked her entire life trying not to become her mother.

Directors: Jonathan Weiss
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There Was an Old Woman...
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6.40
10 votes

#4 - There Was an Old Woman...

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/5/1997

When a TV director takes his cat to see Maryann's Richard, Cybill drops by - dressed as an old woman - and becomes privy to Richard's intentions regarding Maryann.

Directors: David Trainer
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Nice Work If You Can Get It
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6.50
10 votes

#5 - Nice Work If You Can Get It

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/22/1995

Controlling Maryann comes to Cybill's financial rescue when the star of her new sitcom, Dick Van Patten, drops dead during a curtain call.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
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Local Hero
star
6.56
9 votes

#6 - Local Hero

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/26/1995

After she is replaced in a movie starring Kenny Rogers, Cybill thinks her career's a flop - until she takes a gamble on accepting an invitation to visit an immigrant family who collectively idolize her. Meanwhile, Rachel tries to counsel Ira out of his neurotic fear of the telephone.

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The Replacements
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6.58
12 votes

#7 - The Replacements

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/13/1995

Cybill feels neglected when Maryann becomes preoccupied with her new boyfriend Bob, a bassoonist with the Philharmonic. Lost without her best friend, Cybill tries spending more quality time with her family (who are not interested), then hooks up with old friend Patty, who unfortunately brings her two small children along to lunch. When Maryann spots Cybill with Patty, the jealousy is on the other foot....

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
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The Love of Her Life
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6.63
8 votes

#8 - The Love of Her Life

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/22/1997

Maryann is shocked when Cybill tells her she had an affair with a married man - and now wants to rekindle the romance. Maryann reels from Cybill's hypocrisy, since Cybill is always advising her not to even consider going back to the cheating Dr. Dick. But Cybill, head-over-heels in lust with Roger, refuses to admit to her own double standards. Meanwhile, Ira is hurt when he overhears Cybill wonder about what might have been if she had never become Mrs. Woodbine

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The Golden Years
star
6.67
6 votes

#9 - The Golden Years

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/1/1997

It's the year 2027, and Cybill and Maryann, now senior citizens, are still sipping martinis and insulting men. When they come across Cybill's diary from 97, Cybill begins to read aloud from the book, and one of the passages hurts Maryann's feelings - creating a rift between the two friends. Cybill and Maryann must travel 30 years into the past to resolve the issue and discover that their friendship has withstood the test of time for good reason.

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Cybill Discovers the Meaning of Life
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6.70
10 votes

#10 - Cybill Discovers the Meaning of Life

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/17/1995

Disturbed by feeling that her family all have lives separate from her own, Cybill drags Maryann into the desert in search of spiritual insights and, receiving an urgent psychic message from the universe, rushes back just in time for the birth of her grandson.

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Zing!
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6.71
7 votes

#11 - Zing!

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/1995

Cybill tells Maryann that "there's no zing anymore" when she meets someone new. And it's still missing when Maryann sets her up on a blind date - until she meets the guy's sixty-something father.

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Look Who's Stalking
star
6.73
15 votes

#12 - Look Who's Stalking

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/23/1995

Cybill is attracted to a guy she meets while they walk their respective dogs, who turns out to be Ira's ex-psychiatrist; Maryann befriends her ex-husband's new girlfriend Sharon in her continuing scheme for revenge.

Directors: Tom Moore
Cybill in the Morning
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6.80
5 votes

#13 - Cybill in the Morning

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 7/6/1998

Cybill is thrilled when she gets a job hosting a popular morning talk show - until she discovers that her co-host is a prissy, jealous domestic goddess-type who enjoys playing live, on-air practical jokes on Cybill. Adding to her troubles, Cybill finds herself both sexually attracted to and morally repulsed by her deceitful new producer. Meanwhile, Ira stands in as Cybill's best friend and advisor while Maryann goes on a shopping spree in Paris.

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Show Me the Minnie
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6.80
5 votes

#14 - Show Me the Minnie

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/8/1997

When Cybill's garage roof collapses and requires expensive repairs, she tries to get a loan from the bank, only to discover that the loan officer turns out to be her disgruntled former fan, Minnie Arbogast. Adding to Cybill's troubles, Ira accuses Maryann of causing the breakup of his marriage to Cybill. After trying unsuccessfully to reconcile her two friends and resolve her own financial crisis, Cybill gets help from an unlikely source - her former enemy and new-found friend, Minnie.

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Whose Wife Am I, Anyway?
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6.80
5 votes

#15 - Whose Wife Am I, Anyway?

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/7/1998

Jeff convinces Cybill to pretend they're still married to please his sweet but old-fashioned grandmother. While Jeff and Cybill are celebrating their pretend 25th anniversary with grandma, the waiter, who is nervous about telling his parents that he's gay, introduces Cybill as his fiancee. Meanwhile, Maryann and Richard enjoy a romantic vacation in the country until the trip gets sidetracked by a veterinary emergency and Maryann finds herself delivering a calf.

Directors: David Trainer
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Daddy
star
6.80
5 votes

#16 - Daddy

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 6/22/1998

Cybill's Daddy, who failed to show up for Christmas, breezes into town with news that he has gotten Cybill a plum spot on a TV show about Southern women who have made it big. But it's just another disappointment for Cybill when she realizes he has done it to promote his failing car dealership.

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See Jeff Jump, Jump, Jeff, Jump!
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6.82
11 votes

#17 - See Jeff Jump, Jump, Jeff, Jump!

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/20/1995

Cybill's efforts to end Jeff's overextended stay above her garage stall out when her ex gets fired from his job as her stunt double when he confesses he is afraid to do the required scene. A desperate Cybill tracks down Jeff 's mentor, Stitch Sullivan, in hopes that he will be able to help Jeff overcome his fears. Stitch reminds Jeff of the one and only reason any guy becomes a stunt man: ""world class Hollywood nookie."" Almost instantly Jeff is back on the job. However, Jeff has another case of the jitters on his next job, a film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Cybill tries to lend Jeff some moral support. When that doesn't work, she starts telling him everything she hated about him when they were married. Within seconds, Jeff jumps off the balcony, completing the stunt in perfect form. The director is thrilled; that is, until he learns that none of the cameramen got it on film because Maryann had the whole crew engrossed in the proceedings of ""the trial of the century"" on the monitor.

Directors: Robert Berlinger
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They Shoot Turkeys, Don't They?
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6.83
6 votes

#18 - They Shoot Turkeys, Don't They?

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/19/1995

Cybill's an unhappy Pilgrim who's not making much progress realizing her dream of a family Thanksgiving: everyone goes elsewhere, and she has to work on the holiday.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
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Lowenstein's Lament
star
6.88
8 votes

#19 - Lowenstein's Lament

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/11/1996

Cybill auditions to play herself in the film based on Ira's book, but she regards the written character as a "needy doormat" - which may be why her performance is flat; and she loses the role to Paula Abdul.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
Writer: Glenn Greggs
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Call Me Irresponsible
star
6.93
15 votes

#20 - Call Me Irresponsible

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/13/1995

Dateless on Valentine's Day, Cybill and Maryann feel unappreciated and bored unitl Maryann comes up with a plan - a trip to Vegas to max out her ex's credit card. Meanwhile, Ira has to look after Jeff in ways he'd rather not when Jeff gets his hands covered with poison oak.

Directors: Tom Moore
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Bakersfield
star
7.00
6 votes

#21 - Bakersfield

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/4/1998

Following her mother's untimely passing, Cybill finds what appears to be a love letter to an unknown man in Bakersfield. She is shocked that her supposedly conservative mother may have had a longstanding, passionate secret love affair. Curious about this hidden part of her mother's past, Cybill travels to Bakersfield with Maryann and Zoey to deliver the letter to the mystery man herself.

Directors: David Trainer
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Since I Lost My Baby
star
7.00
10 votes

#22 - Since I Lost My Baby

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/1/1995

Jeff's second ex-wife Terry is pregnant, and tells Cybil that Jeff is the unwitting father; Cybill and Maryann take William shopping, but return home with the wrong stroller and baby.

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The Odd Couples
star
7.00
7 votes

#23 - The Odd Couples

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/3/1995

Not since Felix and Oscar have there been such odd pairings: Ira shadows Maryann hoping her lunacy will dispel his trouble with writer's block; and Cybill hangs out with Sean.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
Writer: Russ Woody
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A Who's Who for What's His Name
star
7.00
5 votes

#24 - A Who's Who for What's His Name

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/18/1996

Cybill decides to fire her agent Arthur, who drops dead behind Cybill and Maryann while they are toasting "new beginnings". Cybill offers her sympathies to Evelyn, Arthur's widow, and ends up arranging the entire funeral. She learns that Arthur was not the big-time Hollywood agent he claimed to be - most of the people in Arthur's Rolodex have never heard of him. A desperate Cybill arranges for celebrity look-alikes to attend Arthur's funeral. Meanwhile, Maryann confesses to Cybill that she has fantasized about Ira.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
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Romancing the Crone
star
7.00
8 votes

#25 - Romancing the Crone

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/10/1996

Cybill accidentally causes a famous actress to break her arm, so she invites her to recuperate at her home, where the woman breaks Cybill's endurance with boundless demands. Meanwhile, Zoey discovers that her brother-in-law Kevin is having an on-line dalliance with another woman.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman