The BEST Episodes of God, The Devil and Bob

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 3, 2020

Network: NBC

God is disappointed in the world today. So many people are doing wrong, not using good judgment, and God is getting sick of it. God is just thinking of giving it all up. That is, unless he can find one person that can prove the world is worth saving, then he won't destroy it. God decides to let the Devil choose who that person should be. The Devil picks Bob Alman, an autoworker who has a bit of an attitude, and is also pretty lazy. Out of fear, Bob agrees to help make the world a better place. Without any hints or suggestions from God, Bob is all on his own to prove that humanity deserves to be saved.

God's Girlfriend

#1 - God's Girlfriend

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 15, 2003

After God's girlfriend walks back into his life after leaving him because he was always so busy, Bob attempts to help him win her heart back but will God be capable of watching over the world and courting his girlfriend without complications?

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Dan Fausett
Writers: Gary Murphy, Neil Thompson
Bob's Father

#2 - Bob's Father

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 15, 2003

Bob's father is dying though he doesn't care because his father was always abusive during his life. However, Bob cannot help but wonder if he will go to heaven or hell after he perishes, which causes Bob to go on a journey that may make him understand more about his father than he ever thought he would know.

star 8.14
7 votes
Directors: Steve Ressel
Writers: Matthew Carlson
There's Too Much Sex on TV

#3 - There's Too Much Sex on TV

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 15, 2003

God is disgusted with how much sex is shown on television and he decides to get Bob to go to Hollywood to get them to limit the amount of sex that can be on television. Bob is reluctant, but he soon comes to his senses when he realizes Andy has seen something he shouldn't, but will he be capable of opposing one of the most powerful people in the world alone?

star 7.89
9 votes
Directors: Sherie Pollack
Writers: Matthew Carlson
Date from Hell

#4 - Date from Hell

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 21, 2000

The Devil is frustrated with Bob not taking him seriously enough so he decides to get into Bob's family through going out with his daughter Megan, who doesn't know he is the Devil. Will Bob be able to stop the Devil's plans or will he be forced to realize that saving the world isn't as easy as he first thought, which unfortunately for Bob would be a very terrible thing.

star 7.81
16 votes
Directors: Steve Ressel
Writers: Matthew Carlson
Bob Gets Commited

#5 - Bob Gets Commited

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 10, 2003

Bob finds himself put into a mental institute after his behavior while performing a task for god raises questions about his health. With Bob out of the way, the Devil decides to try to seduce his wife in order to mess with Bob even more, but will Bob be able to prove that he's not insane before the Devil's plan succeeds?

star 7.80
10 votes
Directors: Steve Ressel
Writers: Alex Reid
Lonely at the Top

#6 - Lonely at the Top

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 12, 2003

God is feeling lonely because he doesn't really have much of a social life due to being God so he decides to try to live life as a human being, in which he gets a job as an auto worker at the plant where Bob works.

star 7.75
8 votes
Directors: Dan Fausett
Writers: Alex Reid
Andy Runs Away

#7 - Andy Runs Away

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 14, 2000

Andy is proud that his father can talk to God and he attempts to brag about it to his friends, but when they want to actually see it he asks his father if he can talk to God in front of his friends. Bob agrees, but when he fails to get God to show up, Andy decides to run away. Will Bob be able to find Andy before something bad happens to him, and what about God who ignored Bob's attempts to speak with him?

star 7.74
19 votes
Writers: Matthew Carlson
Bob Gets Greedy

#8 - Bob Gets Greedy

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 13, 2003

Bob finds the Devil's palm pilot after he misplaces it and he realizes that the next day's sports scores are on it. Bob decides to exploit what he found and use it for gambling and he considers it a blessing when it leads to a fortune. However, the Devil realizes what Bob is doing and he thinks he can use it to his advantage.

star 7.67
9 votes
Writers: Gary Murphy, Neil Thompson
The Devil's Birthday

#9 - The Devil's Birthday

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 28, 2000

After God forgets the Devil's birthday, the Devil decides to go back to hell and take all the world's evil to show God how much he really needs him. Up in the world, Bob is realizing how everyone is much too nice, which eventually gets on Bob's nerves, which launches him on a quest to re-unite God and the Devil as friends to get the Devil to return the world's evil.

star 7.64
11 votes
Directors: Sherie Pollack
Writers: Matthew Carlson
Neighbor's Keeper

#10 - Neighbor's Keeper

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 10, 2003

God wants Bob to do something about his adulterous neighbor, which God is frustrated about because such is definitely a sin. Bob reluctantly accepts the assignment but soon realizes that thing's are going to go much different than he expected.

star 7.64
11 votes
Directors: Sherie Pollack
Writers: Matthew Carlson
In the Beginning

#11 - In the Beginning

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 9, 2000

Somewhere after those first heady days in the Garden of Eden, mankind jumped onto a slippery slope of bad behavior, making one wrong moral choice after another. Small wonder, then, that God's disappointed and considering destroying the whole thing. But he has a soft spot for his failed experiment and decides to give it one last shot: If he can find one person to convince him the universe is worth saving, he will. Just like that. And being a sporting deity, he let's the Devil chose, and chose he does: Bob Alman, an autoworker whose goal in life seems to be to just slide through. And never has there been a more unlikely, or more reluctant, person in the job. Fear convinces Bob to accept the mission, but God's vague instructions are no help. And the Devil, who figures he only has one soul to focus on now, is a formidable obstacle. On the job or at home with his family, Bob is forever changed. How can you watch a hockey game when the fate of the world is in your hands?

star 7.40
25 votes
Directors: Jeff DeGrandis
Writers: Matthew Carlson
God's Favorite

#12 - God's Favorite

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 12, 2003

After a series of fortunate events that prevented Bob's death, Bob is convinced that his role as God's messenger has granted him the gift of invincibility. All the while, the Devil is frustrated because God never has time for him anymore and he feels that he is being ignored, which once again causes the Devil and Bob's paths to cross.

star 7.40
10 votes
Directors: Dan Fausett
Writers: Matthew Carlson
Bob Gets Involved

#13 - Bob Gets Involved

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 15, 2003

After discovering a swear word scrolled on Andy's lunchbox, Bob decides that enough is enough and he decides to form a vigilante group that will help him fight against the evils of society, but will Bob still manage to perform the tasks God has in store for him, or will all the exposure get to Bob’s head?

star 7.40
5 votes
Writers: Gary Murphy, Neil Thompson