The BEST Episodes of Fresh Off the Boat

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

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.

The Manchurian Dinner Date

#1 - The Manchurian Dinner Date

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 17, 2016

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

star 7.79
931 votes
Directors: Nahnatchka Khan
Writers: Rich Blomquist
Jessica Place

#2 - Jessica Place

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.75
912 votes
Directors: Sean Kavanagh
Writers:
Commencement

#3 - Commencement

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 21, 2020

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

star 7.73
128 votes
Directors: Randall Park
Writers: Matt Kuhn
Bring the Pain

#4 - Bring the Pain

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired May 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.

star 7.73
959 votes
Directors: Bill Purple
Writers: Sanjay Shah
Breaking Chains

#5 - Breaking Chains

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.70
1,083 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
Writers: Kourtney Kang
The Gloves Are Off

#6 - The Gloves Are Off

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.70
947 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Sheng Wang
Louisween

#7 - Louisween

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 25, 2016

Louis tries to get Jessica into the Halloween spirit.

star 7.69
1,060 votes
Directors: Lynn Shelton
Writers: Matt Kuhn
Keep 'Em Separated

#8 - Keep 'Em Separated

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.69
858 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
Writers: Matt Kuhn
Mo' Chinese Mo' Problems

#9 - Mo' Chinese Mo' Problems

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.68
328 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Jeff Chiang
WWJD: What Would Jessica Do?

#10 - WWJD: What Would Jessica Do?

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.67
1,021 votes
Directors: Matt Sohn
Writers: Laura McCreary
Week in Review

#11 - Week in Review

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.66
911 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Kourtney Kang
Coming from America

#12 - Coming from America

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.65
1,107 votes
Directors: Nahnatchka Khan
Writers: Nahnatchka Khan
Neighbors with Attitude

#13 - Neighbors with Attitude

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.65
958 votes
Directors: Bill Purple
Writers: Abbey Caldwell
Time to Get Ill

#14 - Time to Get Ill

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.64
904 votes
Directors: Chris Addison
Writers: Eric Ziobrowski
No Thanks-giving

#15 - No Thanks-giving

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 15, 2016

Cattleman's Ranch hosts a Thanksgiving feast.

star 7.64
1,062 votes
Directors: Alisa Statman
Writers: Keith Heisler
Gabby Goose

#16 - Gabby Goose

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.64
961 votes
Directors: Alisa Statman
Writers: Jeff Chiang
Boy II Man

#17 - Boy II Man

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.64
1,066 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Matt Kuhn
Michael Chang Fever

#18 - Michael Chang Fever

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.64
844 votes
Phil's Phaves

#19 - Phil's Phaves

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.63
901 votes
The Magic Motor Inn

#20 - The Magic Motor Inn

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

In a selfish move to avoid Jessica’s wrath once SAT scores arrive, Eddie convinces Evan that coaching from former classmate and spelling bee champ Simryn is exactly what he needs to finally win the state spelling bee. However, when it backfires and Evan begins to spiral, Eddie gets some much-needed wisdom from Simryn’s dad. On the other side of town, Jessica and Louis convince Emery to get a job only to be shocked by what he chooses.

star 7.63
154 votes
Writers: Rachna Fruchbom
How to Be an American

#21 - How to Be an American

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.63
948 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Camilla Blackett
The Best of Orlando

#22 - The Best of Orlando

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.62
834 votes
Directors: Phil Traill
Writers: Eric Ziobrowski
Where are the Giggles?

#23 - Where are the Giggles?

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.62
972 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Jeff Chiang
This Isn't Us

#24 - This Isn't Us

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 16, 2017

When Louis and Jessica make changes to provide their family with a better life, they learn the changes come with their own set of challenges.

star 7.61
800 votes
Directors: Bill Purple
Writers: Matt Kuhn
Clean Slate

#25 - Clean Slate

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.61
908 votes
Directors: Bill Purple
Writers: David Smithyman