The BEST Episodes of Dr. Ken
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2019
Network: ABC (US)
Dr. Ken is a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor, as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at both work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife Allison is just the right partner to keep things sane.
#1 - Ken Tries Stand Up
Season 1 - Episode 22
A visit from Ken’s college friend, a touring stand-up comedian, ultimately spurs Ken to pursue his own lifelong dream of stand-up comedy. But when he does it, suddenly it’s not as easy as he thought, nor does it go as he planned.
#2 - Ken and the Basketball Star
Season 2 - Episode 15
When the star of Molly’s high school basketball team injures his ankle, Ken’s routine exam and unexpected diagnosis shocks everyone since it might keep the young man from playing in the big game. Meanwhile, Clark and Connor take another major step in their relationship before getting married, and Pat lets Allison in on the secret espresso coffeemaker he keeps in his office.
#3 - Allison Finds a Lump
Season 2 - Episode 18
During a self-exam, Allison finds a suspicious lump in her breast, causing Ken and the HMO gang to rally around her for support while she anxiously waits for the doctor’s diagnosis. Meanwhile, Dave has questions for how he will portray the character he’s playing in the school play, and Pat and Damona share an unexpected moment.
#4 - Ken’s Big Audition
Season 2 - Episode 22
After an awkward audition with Alison Brie, Hollywood producer/writer Dan Harmon makes Ken’s life-long dream come true by casting him in a new comedy series that takes place at a community college. Meanwhile, Pat is ready to declare his love for Damona, but an unexpected visit from his ex-wife, Tiffany, throws him off course; and Allison is less prepared for Molly to leave for Stanford than she’s letting on.
#5 - Clark’s Big Surprise
Season 2 - Episode 21
When Ken accidentally finds out that Clark and Connor are planning their surprise wedding, he has to find a way to get everyone to come. But Damona finds out and to get Allison there, she tells her that Ken is going to surprise her by renewing their wedding vows.
#6 - Pat's Rash
Season 2 - Episode 17
Pat refuses to accept Ken's diagnosis that his stressful relationship with girlfriend Megan is causing his mysterious rash. Meanwhile, Dave wonders how he can break up with Emily without hurting her feelings, and Clark invites Allison to a new meditation studio.
#7 - Ken's Professor
Season 2 - Episode 19
When Ken's tough as nails medical school professor Dr. Erwin makes an appointment to check out an ailment, he continues to torment Ken just like he did during his residency. Meanwhile, Damona must "adult up" and break things off with Eric, and Allison's new assistant turns out to be quite the chatterbox.
#8 - Dicky Wexler's Last Show
Season 1 - Episode 18
Ken is delighted when a long-time favorite patient/comedian comes in for a checkup. Unfortunately, tests reveal that Dicky’s cancer has come back and he must stay at the hospital, keeping him from performing what was going to be his last stand-up show. But Ken is determined to get Dicky what he wants! Meanwhile, Allison runs into an old-time patient at another therapist’s office, causing her to question her own abilities and friendship with the woman.
#9 - Ken at the Concert
Season 1 - Episode 17
Ken feels that Molly is pulling away as a teenager and tries to reconnect by taking her and her friends to a concert for Emblem3. Though she is embarrassed by her dad’s antics at the concert, Molly does appreciate the effort and finally warms up to her dad — just a little. Meanwhile, Allison takes Dave to a birthday party, but after he cuts his foot, he wreaks havoc on the Welltopia team when he is forced to face a big fear – a needle for the tetanus shot. Also, Damona struggles with how to break things off with Pat.
#10 - Pat and the CEO
Season 2 - Episode 20
Since Ken shares a "bromance" with the charming but cocky New Zealander CEO of Welltopia, Charles Evans, Pat asks Ken to put in a good word for him for a promotion. But things get awkward when Ken learns that Charles actually wants to fire Pat. Meanwhile, Clark suspects Damona and Pat are dating again, and D.K. tells Molly that, according to a Korean superstition, if she cooks chicken wings for her boyfriend, Jae, he will fly away from her.
#11 - Korean Men's Club
Season 1 - Episode 21
Ken, at the insistence of Allison, reluctantly joins a civics-minded community group – but it may not be what it seems.
#12 - Ken and Allison Share a Patient
Season 2 - Episode 2
On Allison’s first work day at Welltopia, she and Ken try to prove the other wrong when it comes to a patient’s diagnosis. After Damona introduces her new boyfriend, Eric, to co-workers, Pat surprises everyone and announces he’s also dating someone. Meanwhile, it’s Dave’s first day of middle school, and he’s nervous he won’t be able to make friends, so he turns to D.K. to help reinvent his image.
#13 - Meeting Molly’s Boyfriend
Season 1 - Episode 16
When Molly brings home her boyfriend, Allison has a conflict of interest when she realizes that he’s the son of one of her patients. Through a therapy session, Allison concludes that Molly’s boyfriend is cheating on her, but when Ken and Allison try to pry it out of him, it’s actually Molly who admits to cheating. This leads Allison to reveal her own overlapping romance when she first started dating Ken. Meanwhile, Pat begins kissing up to the staff, knowing that his evaluation is coming up.
#14 - A Dr. Ken Valentine's Day
Season 2 - Episode 16
Ken lets Allison, who is second-guessing her decision to have a low-key Valentine’s Day, think that a love poem Dave wrote for his sweetheart, Emily, is meant for her. Meanwhile, Molly and Jae consider Valentine’s Day a corporate concoction; Clark plans a romantic scavenger hunt to lead Connor to his present; and complications arise when Damona and Eric have dinner at a restaurant that she and Pat once frequented when they were dating.
#15 - D.K.’s New Girlfriend
Season 2 - Episode 9
When D.K. overhears Allison complain about him overstaying his welcome, he decides to move in with his girlfriend of three weeks. Meanwhile, Pat wants Dave to pretend he's his adopted son; and Allison is convinced Molly wants to talk about something when she suggests they do a spa day, but the tables turn when Molly is the one doling out the advice.
#16 - D.K. and the Dishwasher
Season 1 - Episode 13
After Ken’s dad arrives for an impromptu stay, he starts taking on chores that Ken hasn’t gotten around to doing -- like buying and installing a much needed new dishwasher, but then Ken purposefully breaks it. Meanwhile, Damona and Pat hook-up after a drunken night together. But instead of clinging to Damona the next day, Pat makes an announcement that takes Damona by complete surprise.
#17 - Jae Meets the Parks
Season 2 - Episode 13
Ken spirals a bit out of control when he finds out Molly's new boyfriend, Jae, is leaving behind his pre-med studies to be an artist. At Welltopia, Pat asks Clark to monitor his weight loss program; and when Damona learns she isn't required to wear scrubs, her new look results in several awkward moments.
#18 - Ken's Apology
Season 2 - Episode 10
When Ken wants to apologize to a patient for missing an important medical detail, Pat advises against it, and the situation gets out of hand. Meanwhile, D.K. shakes things up at Dave's parent/teacher conference.
#19 - Ken's an Expert Witness
Season 1 - Episode 19
When Ken is invited to be a medical expert witness at a trial, his confidence level, normally quite high, goes through the roof. However, when the plaintiff’s lawyer hammers him and shreds his credibility on the stand, Ken’s confidence as a doctor wavers. But, with the help of the HMO staff, Ken regains his swag, both in and out of the court room. Meanwhile at home, Allison helps Dave sew a replica designer dress for Molly, in the hopes of winning her respect and appreciation.
#20 - Allison's Thanksgiving Meltdown
Season 2 - Episode 8
Allison convinces a reluctant Ken that it would be a fun family adventure to drive to her parents for Thanksgiving dinner. But along the way, a traffic jam combined with her husband and kids’ antics causes her to lose her usual cool. Meanwhile, Clark takes charge to serve Thanksgiving dinner at a shelter for the homeless, but his bossiness and unnecessary attention to details drives everyone a little crazy.
#21 - A Park Family Christmas
Season 2 - Episode 11
Allison wants to show her fun side to her Welltopia coworkers and offers the Park home for the office holiday party, but Ken isn't onboard with the idea. Meanwhile, Clark truly wants to give his boyfriend, Connor, the perfect present, but Connor upstages him with the ultimate gift; for the library's Christmas party, D.K. dresses up as an unlikely Santa and Dave dons elf garb; and Molly tries to impress a Stanford University official.
#22 - Dave's Sex Talk
Season 1 - Episode 20
When Ken avoids giving Dave "the talk," Julie inadvertently does it herself. But then Ken has to fix things when Allison finds out that he took credit for doing it. Meanwhile, Clark takes questionable advice from Pat.
#23 - Ken's New Intern
Season 2 - Episode 12
When Ken's attractive new intern, Erin, shows up at Welltopia, Allison starts to feel a bit insecure when Erin's admiration for Ken veers into flirtatious territory. Meanwhile, Damona's boyfriend, Eric, wants her to confront her musical past when he learns she was the lead singer on the C & C Music Factory's 1990 dance jam, "Gonna Make You Sweat." Molly's first date with Jae leaves her wondering if he really likes her, so matchmaker D.K. goes on a secret mission to see what he can find out.
#24 - Ken Learns Korean
Season 2 - Episode 6
Ken is urged to learn Korean when his father's friends poke fun at his inability to speak the language. Meanwhile, Allison helps Molly with her SAT vocabulary prep and Clark is proud to lead the nurses' contract talks, but isn't looking forward to negotiating with Pat.
#25 - Allison's Career Move
Season 2 - Episode 1
When a job opportunity opens up at Welltopia, Pat thinks Allison would be perfect for it, but Ken isn’t so sure he wants to work so closely with his wife. Molly is stunned with her low SAT scores, and Dave has some ideas as to how to hide the results from their parents. Clark asks Damona’s help in trying to find out what Clark’s boyfriend, Connor, does for a living. Meanwhile, Ken’s father, D.K., makes a surprise announcement.