The BEST Episodes of Downtown

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Network: MTV

Downtown is an animated take on urban life, based on interviews with real people the show follows a diverse and multi racial cast who live in NY. With mind blowing, award winning animation... original stories, brilliantly written... Great acting, easy to relate to likeable characters and a killer soundtrack.

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#1 - Insomnia

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 24, 1999

Chaka arranges for Alex to share a dinner of slugs with the exotic Goth girl, Serena. Alex's overwhelming anxiety leads to night after night of insomnia. In the end, it's all worth it when he has an unexpected late-night encounter with his dream girl.

star 8.00
2 votes

#2 - Graffiti

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 7, 1999

A subway line fire creates an irresistible opportunity for Matt to tag the stalled trains. Fruity and Chaka tag along and their friendship is tested.

star 8.00
3 votes

#3 - Testing

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 5, 1999

Alex, Fruity and Goat take part in a research study. Goat becomes extremely paranoid and Alex's high score leads him to question his non-ambition.

star 8.00
3 votes
Train Pain

#4 - Train Pain

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 10, 1999

Chaka and Mecca challenge Fruity and Matt to a battle-of-the-sexes subway race. Meanwhile, Alex and Jen's competitive board game play results in a big blowup.

star 7.75
4 votes
The Con

#5 - The Con

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 31, 1999

Alex attends a Horror Con, where he is torn between his wish to impress Serena and his geeky, toy-collecting inclinations.

star 7.67
3 votes
Hotel Bar

#6 - Hotel Bar

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 14, 1999

Jen accompanies her gold-digging roommate to a fancy hotel bar, while Alex and Goat go cruising for chicks. All involved get more than they bargained for.

star 7.67
3 votes
Night Shift

#7 - Night Shift

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 18, 1999

Jen is sick of Alex's fixation on Serena and tells him so. But despite her supposed indifference, Jen ends up stalking Serena herself.

star 7.50
4 votes
Trip or Treat

#8 - Trip or Treat

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 8, 1999

Alex finally gets up the nerve to ask Serena out, but when she decides to drop the Goth look, Alex must deal with the question: does he really like her or her outfit?

star 7.50
4 votes
Hot Spot

#9 - Hot Spot

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 17, 1999

A trendy new club replaces a dive bar on the ground floor of Alex's building. Chaka is thrilled, but Alex and Jen are appalled and try to shut the place down.

star 7.33
3 votes

#10 - Limo

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 28, 1999

Jen impulsively rents a stretch limo for the night and takes Alex along for a ride chock full of sexual tension. Chaka is pursued by Fruity's nasty ex-girlfriend Patty, the meanest Catholic school-girl in town.

star 7.33
3 votes
Cropsey Clanners

#11 - Cropsey Clanners

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 1, 1999

Alex, Jen, Chaka and Mecca take a trip to rural New Jersey. The car breaks down in the woods, close to where the infamous Cropsey Clanners are said to live.

star 7.33
3 votes
Before and After

#12 - Before and After

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 25, 1999

A set of extremely embarassing photos of Chaka are lost and she must retrieve them. Alex's apartment cleaning results in his secrets being revealed to the public.

star 7.25
4 votes
Sin Bin

#13 - Sin Bin

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 3, 1999

Alex moves into his own apartment, which turns out to be a total dump. When a young punk steals the moving van, Chaka is determined to get it back.

star 6.33
6 votes