The Best Episodes of Fresh Off the Boat
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2019
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.
#1 - Mo' Chinese Mo' Problems
Season 5 - Episode 5
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.
#3 - The Gloves Are Off
Season 3 - Episode 14
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.
#4 - How to Be an American
Season 3 - Episode 9
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.
#7 - So Chineez
Season 1 - Episode 13
Jessica fears her family has assimilated so much to life in Orlando that they’ve lost their Chinese identity. So she drives everyone nuts making them reconnect with their culture, from Louis, who she insists decline an invite to join the country club, to Eddie, who she makes do a report on China for his World Day project.
#8 - Coming From America
Season 3 - Episode 1
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.
#10 - Boy II Man
Season 2 - Episode 2
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.
#11 - Neighbors With Attitude
Season 3 - Episode 13
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.
#12 - Gabby Goose
Season 3 - Episode 16
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.
#13 - Breaking Chains
Season 3 - Episode 2
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.
#15 - Fajita Man
Season 1 - Episode 6
Eddie is so desperate for a new video game named after his idol, Shaq, he goes to work at the restaurant. He expects special treatment since he's the boss's son, but is in for a surprise when Louis is determined to make him work hard for the money. Meanwhile, Jessica decides to look for a job of her own.
#16 - King in the North
Season 4 - Episode 19
Honey plans a relaxing vacation before the baby comes, but Jessica turns the trip into a crazy quest to get Stephen King’s endorsement for her novel. When Grandma Huang decides to move out, Louis panics and does everything he can to make sure she knows how welcome she is. Meanwhile, Eddie, Nicole and their friends plan to wear matching suits to the school dance until a dress code demands that the girls must wear dresses, leading Eddie and Nicole to rebel.
#17 - Time to Get Ill
Season 3 - Episode 18
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.
#18 - Shaquille O'Neal Motors
Season 2 - Episode 3
It's Louis and Jessica's wedding anniversary and Louis plans a romantic evening out - to the car dealership. Meanwhile, Evan and his "friends" help Eddie buy The Hot Dogger, a hot dog-shaped water slide.
#20 - Pie vs. Cake
Season 3 - Episode 21
Jessica is thrilled to hear Evan is interested in joining the debate team. Yet, when her protégé becomes so good that he beats her at her own game, she second guesses her worth. Meanwhile, Eddie and Emery team up to enter a comic book contest.
#21 - The Shunning
Season 1 - Episode 3
When the cul-de-sac plans a block party to celebrate NASCAR, Louis urges the family to use the event to make new friends (and promote Cattleman’s Ranch Steakhouse). But Jessica has problems fitting in, especially after she befriends a beautiful trophy wife the roller blade moms don’t like. Meanwhile, Eddie schemes to win the respect of the neighborhood kids.
#22 - Where are the Giggles?
Season 3 - Episode 8
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.
#24 - A League of Her Own
Season 4 - Episode 6
After coming out of the closet to Honey and Jessica, Nicole struggles with telling Marvin, fearful that her father will be disappointed in her. Meanwhile, Louis wants to manage the Cattleman’s Ranch softball team on his own, so Jessica decides to coach the rival team from The Denim Turtle to prove that she is the superior manager. Chaos is sure to ensue when everyone gathers for the big game at the Greater Orlando Bar and Restaurant tournament.