The BEST episodes of Fresh Off the Boat

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

Loosely based on the life of Eddie Huang during the mid-to-late 1990s, an Asian-American family decides to move to Orlando, Florida from Washington D.C. in order to embrace the "American Dream." However, the family faces many obstacles as they try to assimilate with the new culture that surrounds them.

Last Updated: 11/22/2022Network:ABC (US)
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The Manchurian Dinner Date
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7.76
819 votes

#1 - The Manchurian Dinner Date

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/17/2016

Eddie's girlfriend is determined to try and impress Jessica. Emery asks Louis for help with his graduation speech.

Directors: Nahnatchka Khan
Watch Now:Amazon
Jessica Place
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7.73
813 votes

#2 - Jessica Place

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/5/2016

Jessica and Honey find out a juicy secret about Deidre. Louis and Eddie come up with a way to deal with some negative emotions.

Directors: Sean Kavanagh
Watch Now:Amazon
Breaking Chains
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7.72
952 votes

#3 - Breaking Chains

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/18/2016

While showing Emery the ropes on his first day of middle school, Eddie reveals how he convinced the staff into believing fake Chinese customs that provide special privileges; Louis hires a housekeeper to help lighten Jessica's load at home.

Directors: Jude Weng
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Bring the Pain
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7.72
856 votes

#4 - Bring the Pain

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/24/2016

Louis' brother pays a visit with some big news. Eddie attempts to find a way to watch Chris Rock's latest comedy special.

Directors: Bill Purple
Writer: Sanjay Shah
Watch Now:Amazon
Louisween
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7.68
923 votes

#5 - Louisween

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/25/2016

Louis tries to get Jessica into the Halloween spirit.

Directors: Lynn Shelton
Writer: Matt Kuhn
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Gloves Are Off
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7.67
829 votes

#6 - The Gloves Are Off

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/21/2017

Jessica accidentally befriends Marvin's ex-wife, Sarah, and tries to help her and Honey settle their longstanding rift. Meanwhile, Louis and the boys are on a mission to determine Grandma's true age in hopes of surprising her with a new motorized wheelchair.

Directors: Fred Savage
Writer: Sheng Wang
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
WWJD: What Would Jessica Do?
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7.67
889 votes

#7 - WWJD: What Would Jessica Do?

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/29/2016

Jessica is flummoxed when Evan attends church instead of accompanying her to Costco; Marvin treats Louis to a free teeth-whitening session; and Eddie and Emery become creative when getting rid of healthy cereal.

Directors: Matt Sohn
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Coming from America
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7.66
957 votes

#8 - Coming from America

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/11/2016

Louis takes the entire family to Taiwan to patch things up with Gene; Louis wonders if life in Orlando is as good as it could be in Taiwan; Jessica takes Eddie, Emery and Evan to her childhood locales.

Directors: Nahnatchka Khan
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Time to Get Ill
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7.65
768 votes

#9 - Time to Get Ill

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/4/2017

When Jessica tries to sleep off a bad flu, Louis and the boys splurge on a pricey pay-per-view wrestling match that she would never allow. As they watch the match in silence, taking every precaution to ensure Jessica's recovery is not disturbed, they are shocked to learn that she was secretly having some fun of her own.

Directors: Chris Addison
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
No Thanks-giving
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7.65
933 votes

#10 - No Thanks-giving

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/15/2016

Cattleman's Ranch hosts a Thanksgiving feast.

Directors: Alisa Statman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Week in Review
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7.64
819 votes

#11 - Week in Review

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/29/2016

After the family become infected with lice, Louis leaves Jessica to deal with it. Eddie attempts to back out of a bet he has made.

Directors: Claire Scanlon
Watch Now:Amazon
Mo' Chinese Mo' Problems
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7.64
350 votes

#12 - Mo' Chinese Mo' Problems

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/9/2018

Jessica and Lewis are thrilled beyond belief when they discover that a Chinese family – Elaine, Julius and son, Horace – have moved into the neighborhood. Jessica immediately bonds with Elaine, who helps her solve an issue with the HOA, and Louis decides to introduce Julius to Marvin and hang out together. Meanwhile, when Evan goes door-to-door collecting information for the census bureau, Eddie and Emery come up with a plan to impersonate being census takers in order to find out when the owners of a pool are out of the house so they can sneak over and use it.

Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writer: Jeff Chiang
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Keep 'Em Separated
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7.63
759 votes

#13 - Keep 'Em Separated

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/8/2016

Jessica attempts to encourage Louis to make some friends. Louis' new buddy at the pool hall turns out to be an attractive woman and Jessica feels jealous.

Directors: Jude Weng
Writer: Matt Kuhn
Watch Now:Amazon
Michael Chang Fever
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7.63
745 votes

#14 - Michael Chang Fever

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/23/2016

Louis and Jessica decide to pay tennis legend Billie Jean King to train Emery after finding out that he has great potential. Eddie helps Evan deal with a gambling debt.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Taming of the Dads
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7.63
916 votes

#15 - The Taming of the Dads

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/6/2016

To celebrate their one-year anniversary, Eddie reluctantly agrees to take Alison to the see a modern remake of Romeo and Juliet. But when Louis and Alison's dad bond over their love of Shakespeare and crash their date, Alison wonders if she and Eddie's relationship has lost its spark. Meanwhile, Jessica gets called for jury duty and campaigns to be the "Jury Boss," and Emery and Evan struggle with the responsibilities of raising a Tamagotchi digital pet.

Directors: Sean Kavanagh
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Gabby Goose
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7.62
827 votes

#16 - Gabby Goose

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/7/2017

The Huangs host couples game night, and Louis works up the courage to confront Jessica about being a sore loser. Meanwhile, Emery and Evan help Eddie grieve the unexpected, sudden death of rapper Notorious B.I.G.

Directors: Alisa Statman
Writer: Jeff Chiang
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Commencement
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7.62
206 votes

#17 - Commencement

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/21/2020

Jessica grapples with her vision of the future; the boys are each realizing what to label as their own goals.

Directors: Randall Park
Writer: Matt Kuhn
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Living While Eddie
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7.61
840 votes

#18 - Living While Eddie

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/28/2017

After her precious morning papaya goes missing and the dishwasher was used for its actual purpose rather than just a drying rack, Jessica automatically accuses Eddie as the culprit. Yet when a record store manager accuses him of stealing a CD, she realizes he has other motives for his actions. Meanwhile, Louis and Emery are bursting with excitement when a TV crew comes to shoot an infomercial at Cattleman’s Ranch.

Directors: Jeffrey Walker
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Clean Slate
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7.61
807 votes

#19 - Clean Slate

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/18/2017

On the eve of Chinese New Year, Jessica pushes the entire family to settle all debts, disputes, and grudges to ensure good fortune for the coming year. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan go on a wild goose chase to hunt down some hate mail.

Directors: Bill Purple
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Where are the Giggles?
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7.61
853 votes

#20 - Where are the Giggles?

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/13/2016

While the Huangs are out at the movies, Evan is accidentally left home alone, and Jessica vows to make it up to him. Meanwhile, Marvin takes a spill and is visited by Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future.

Directors: Chris Koch
Writer: Jeff Chiang
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Neighbors with Attitude
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7.61
830 votes

#21 - Neighbors with Attitude

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/14/2017

Jessica is disappointed to learn she is excluded from the Neighborhood Watch. But when Ann's son goes missing, Jessica proves that her independent security measures work. Meanwhile, Eddie sets the stage for the perfect first kiss with Alison.

Directors: Bill Purple
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
How to Be an American
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7.61
839 votes

#22 - How to Be an American

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/3/2017

During Jessica’s U.S. citizenship interview, she reveals shocking details about her past that even Louis was not aware of. Meanwhile, Eddie, Emery and Evan have a day off from school and attempt to take the family minivan out for a joyride.

Directors: Chris Koch
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Phil's Phaves
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7.60
782 votes

#23 - Phil's Phaves

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/16/2016

The Cattleman's Ranch receives a bad review, which doesn't sit well with Louis and Jessica and Eddie makes a romantic mix tape for Alison, but it falls into the wrong hands.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Best of Orlando
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7.60
741 votes

#24 - The Best of Orlando

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/17/2017

Louis forgets to thank Jessica in his acceptance speech when he's named Small Businessman of the Year; and Eddie, Emery and Grandma start their own clothing line.

Directors: Phil Traill
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Boy II Man
star
7.59
944 votes

#25 - Boy II Man

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/29/2015

Nicole convinces Eddie to ditch piccolo and become her tutor, then ends up ditching him when she meets a new boy. Crushed, Eddie stops eating and listens to Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" on repeat. Jessica is confused by his behavior and seeks parenting advice from Honey.

Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writer: Matt Kuhn
Watch Now:Amazon

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