The BEST episodes of Friends With Benefits

Every episode of Friends With Benefits ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Friends With Benefits!

Ben and Sara are best friends who turn to each other for moral and physical support as they each search for the perfect mate. Ben and Sarah's friends are consumed by their own dating trials and tribulations.

Last Updated: 12/23/2022Network:NBC
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The Benefit of Mardi Gras
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7.90
463 votes

#1 - The Benefit of Mardi Gras

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/26/2011

After fighting with her sister, Sara wants to skip a trip to visit her family; Aaron gets drunk and loses his friends.

Directors: David Rogers
Writer: Gene Hong
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Benefit of Being Shallow
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7.72
482 votes

#2 - The Benefit of Being Shallow

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/2/2011

Sara misses compliments about her appearance when she starts dating a blind man; Ben dates a girl with an affinity for large hats; Aaron spends time with an older woman

Directors: Reginald Hudlin
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The Benefit of Friends
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7.72
335 votes

#3 - The Benefit of Friends

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/9/2011

Ben realizes he misses the relationship he had with Sarah; Sarah lies to her boyfriend; Riley falls for a guy she just met.

Directors: Ira Ungerleider
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The Benefit of Keeping Your Ego in Check
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7.63
635 votes

#4 - The Benefit of Keeping Your Ego in Check

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/19/2011

In an attempt to avoid a date with a nerdy co-worker, Sarah asks Aaron to bid on her at a charity bachelorette auction. Meanwhile, Ben accidentally uses a suggestive phrase with a co-worker getting himself accused of sexual harassment. Elsewhere, Fitz thinks he's in the clear to spend one last night partying before becoming monogamous, but when he finds out his girlfriend feels differently, he must scramble to cover up incriminating photos from his wild night.

Directors: Tricia Brock
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Benefit of Forgetting
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7.61
638 votes

#5 - The Benefit of Forgetting

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/12/2011

Ben runs into an ex and reaps the benefits of her short-term memory loss. Meanwhile, Fitz fears his lesbian mother is lonely and tries to find her a girlfriend, but is surprised to find that she is already in a relationship. Elsewhere, Riley dates a man with a breast-feeding fetish.

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The Benefit of the Right Track
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7.61
550 votes

#6 - The Benefit of the Right Track

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/19/2011

Sarah struggles to get off the "Booty Call Track" and onto the "Relationship Track" with paramedic Evan, while Ben works toward the opposite with a girl he met over the weekend. Back at the loft, Fitz, humiliated by Aaron's extravagant gift on their "Roommate-aversary," tries to take Aaron on a fun, low-cost night out.

Directors: Joanna Kerns
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The Benefit of Mentors
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7.61
547 votes

#7 - The Benefit of Mentors

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/26/2011

Aaron learns a girl he mentored in junior high has become a porn star; a doctor bribes Sara for help impressing Riley; Fitz and Ben visit a friend at the hospital.

Directors: Rob Greenberg
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The Benefit of Avoiding the Mindbanger
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7.58
427 votes

#8 - The Benefit of Avoiding the Mindbanger

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/2/2011

Sara and Ben start losing themselves when they fall back into relationships with their exes; Riley is surprised by Aaron's efforts to impress a woman with his money.

Directors: John Putch
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The Benefit of the Unspoken Dynamic
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7.44
643 votes

#9 - The Benefit of the Unspoken Dynamic

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/12/2011

When Aaron becomes depressed over an ex-girlfriend getting engaged, Ben and Fitz decide to take him out for a night on the town, only to end up arguing over a girl. Meanwhile, Sarah tries to befriend Riley and her wild lifestyle by hesitantly attending a party that makes her question her conservative ways.

Directors: Fred Savage
Writer: Daley Haggar
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Benefit of the Mute Button
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7.42
854 votes

#10 - The Benefit of the Mute Button

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/5/2011

Ben and Sarah choose to bring their physical relationship to a halt when Sarah begins dating a co-worker who she thinks might be boyfriend material. Elsewhere, Aaron takes his relationship with Riley more seriously than she does and shows up to meet her for what he believes to be a dinner date, but quickly realizes things aren't what they seem.

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The Benefit of Putting in the Work
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7.34
336 votes

#11 - The Benefit of Putting in the Work

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/9/2011

Ben asks Aaron to invest in a new business venture; Sarah encounters some obstacles while dating a cute journalist; Riley tries to help Fitz become Chicago's number one bachelor.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
Writer: Daley Haggar
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Pilot
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7.03
982 votes

#12 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/5/2011

When Ben is confronted with needing a date to his sister's wedding, Sarah begins to worry that their arrangement is becoming too serious. Their friend Aaron Greenway, a successful tech genius, is not quite sure what to make of Ben and Sara's complicated friendship, but he, along with the smooth ladykiller Julian "Fitz" Fitzgerald and the gorgeous, free-spirited Riley Elliott, are all distracted with their own dating trials and tribulations.

Directors: David Dobkin
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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