The Best Episodes of Grandfathered

Last Updated: Nov 9, 2018

A comedy about coming of age - at any age - GRANDFATHERED stars John Stamos as the ultimate bachelor whose life is turned upside down when he discovers he's not only a father, but a grandfather.

The Memorial

#1 - The Memorial

Season 1 - Episode 21

Jimmy plans an emotional memorial service while processing a painful loss. Meanwhile, Sara is faced with a difficult decision after Craig asks her to take the next step in their relationship.

star 7.83
229 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Dan Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger
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The Cure

#2 - The Cure

Season 1 - Episode 22

Jimmy and Sara wonder if they should give their relationship another shot, but Sara is hesitant to put herself in a position to get hurt again. Meanwhile, Gerald plans an elaborate proposal for Vanessa.

star 7.82
219 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Jeremy Bronson, Danny Chun
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Jimmy's 50th, Again

#3 - Jimmy's 50th, Again

Season 1 - Episode 20

When Jimmy has trouble admitting that he's 51, he throws himself a second 50th birthday party. The party triggers flashbacks of where he was a year ago, showing Jimmy what a difference his family has made in his life.

star 7.57
252 votes
Writers: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, Dan Fogelman
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Baby Model

#4 - Baby Model

Season 1 - Episode 12

Vanessa and Jimmy get Edie involved in baby modeling - without Gerald or Sara finding out. Meanwhile, at the restaurant, Annelise loses her composure when she falls for a restaurant staff member.

star 7.53
209 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Jhoni Marchinko, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger
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Edie's Two Dads

#5 - Edie's Two Dads

Season 1 - Episode 5

When Gerald can't make it in time for Edie's interview at the most elite pre-school in the area, Jimmy steps in to help out. But once he meets the admissions counselor, he accidentally starts a lie that takes on a life of its own.

star 7.48
254 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Dave Jeser, Matt Silverstein
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Jimmy & Son

#6 - Jimmy & Son

Season 1 - Episode 9

Jimmy hires Gerald as the new host at his restaurant and gives him a crash course in hospitality. Meanwhile, Vanessa teaches Sara how to take sexy photos for Bruce, and Annelise encourages Ravi to crack down on the comedy in the kitchen.

star 7.48
232 votes
Writers: Laura Chinn
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Perfect Physical Specimen

#7 - Perfect Physical Specimen

Season 1 - Episode 10

After hearing that Jimmy hasn’t been to the doctor in more than 10 years, Sara and Gerald trick him into seeing their family doctor for a routine physical, which results in an unsettling discovery. Meanwhile, Gerald and Vanessa stress over Edie’s upcoming surgery, and Annelise and Ravi stumble upon Jimmy’s secret safe.

star 7.47
222 votes
Writers: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger
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The Sat Pack

#8 - The Sat Pack

Season 1 - Episode 11

When Jimmy reunites with his old buddies in the "Sat Pack," Ronnie gives him a hard time about his new life as a family man. Meanwhile, Bruce springs big news on Sara, and Gerald is blindsided by Frankie's confession.

star 7.46
212 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Dan Klein
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Gerald's Two Dads

#9 - Gerald's Two Dads

Season 1 - Episode 8

Jimmy plans his annual Malibu Thanksgiving day with one of the hottest stomach models on Instagram, but his plans get derailed when he swings by Sara's house for an obligatory holiday visit and feels threatened by the return of her ex-boyfriend, Bruce.

star 7.45
229 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Sam Laybourne
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Pilot

#10 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

Successful restaurateur and man-about-town Jimmy Martino is used to being the most suave, most handsome and most single person in the room. But everything changes with the surprise appearance of Jimmy’s adult son, Gerald, and his baby daughter, Edie. Now Jimmy has to unlearn a lifetime of blissful selfishness and grapple with the fact that he went straight from single to grandfather in six seconds flat.

star 7.44
446 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Daniel Chun
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The Boyfriend Experience

#11 - The Boyfriend Experience

Season 1 - Episode 17

When Sara invites Jimmy to accompany her to an ex's party and play the role of her "boyfriend," Jimmy realizes his feelings for Sara may be deeper than he thought. At home, Gerald and Vanessa panic about their parenting abilities when Edie starts acting out.

star 7.43
195 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Greg Lisbe, Jared Miller
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My Amal

#12 - My Amal

Season 1 - Episode 6

In a quest to find his own Amal Clooney, Jimmy goes out with Sara's co-worker, but when she is not impressed with his smooth moves, Jimmy turns to Sara for pointers. Meanwhile, Gerald and Vanessa decide to become friends with benefits.

star 7.43
256 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Laura Krafft
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Some Guy I’m Seeing

#13 - Some Guy I’m Seeing

Season 1 - Episode 19

Jimmy navigates the realities of being in a real relationship, while Gerald and Vanessa try to find work/life balance.

star 7.43
205 votes
Writers: Jeremy Bronson, Laura Krafft
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Catherine Sanders

#14 - Catherine Sanders

Season 1 - Episode 18

Jimmy finds himself out of his element when he falls for a stunning, powerhouse CEO who always manages to be one step ahead of him.

star 7.42
205 votes
Writers: Jeremy Hall
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Sexy Guardian Angel

#15 - Sexy Guardian Angel

Season 1 - Episode 7

In hopes of helping Gerald score with the ladies, Jimmy takes him out for a swanky night on the town. But when Gerald falls for a party girl, Jimmy fears she may be into Gerald for the wrong reasons. Meanwhile, Vanessa starts a mentorship with Annelise.

star 7.39
231 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Greg Lisbe, Jared Miller
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The Biter

#16 - The Biter

Season 1 - Episode 15

When Edie is bitten at school, Jimmy and Sara go to great lengths to find out who did it. Meanwhile, Ravi sets up a meeting for Gerald and Vanessa to meet a flashy tech investor named Kirk, but once they meet him, they are not so sure they’d like to do business with him.

star 7.38
203 votes
Writers: Sam Laybourne
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Budget Spa

#17 - Budget Spa

Season 1 - Episode 14

In an effort to prove that he doesn't always need validation from women, Jimmy spends an evening at a Korean spa with Ravi, Gerald and a few guys from the restaurant. Meanwhile, Sara, Vanessa and Annelise go out for a girls' night at the hottest new bar in Los Angeles.

star 7.36
200 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Laura Chinn
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Gerald Fierce

#18 - Gerald Fierce

Season 1 - Episode 16

When Gerald starts getting online threats from a bully, Jimmy tries to protect him. Meanwhile, Sara and Vanessa take matters into their own hands and pay a visit to the bully's mother - which only makes things worse.

star 7.35
211 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Dan Klein
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Guys' Night

#19 - Guys' Night

Season 1 - Episode 3

When Jimmy realizes that he doesn't know much about Gerald, he decides to take him out for a night on the town. Meanwhile, Annelise hires a new mixologist to spice things up at the restaurant.

star 7.34
306 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger
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Deadbeat

#20 - Deadbeat

Season 1 - Episode 4

After Jimmy misses Edie's second birthday party, he decides to throw her a big bash at his restaurant to make it up to the family. When Sara's brother shows up, he brings the party to a screeching halt by confronting Jimmy about leaving Sara to raise Gerald on her own.

star 7.32
268 votes
Writers: Jeremy Bronson
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Tableside Guacamole

#21 - Tableside Guacamole

Season 1 - Episode 13

In an effort to beef up the cool factor of his restaurant, Jimmy throws a party for Chason Fairwick - one of the biggest pop stars around - which includes decking out his restaurant in full '80's garb. Meanwhile, Ravi believes the secret to boosting reservations lays in tableside guacamole.

star 7.28
202 votes
Directors: Jim Hensz
Writers: Greg Lisbe, Jared Miller
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Dad Face

#22 - Dad Face

Season 1 - Episode 2

While Jimmy struggles to adjust to his newfound family, Gerald surprises him with plans for the family's first trip to the beach, which excites everyone - except Jimmy. When he decides to bail on the outing in favor of a glamorous pool party nearby, he drags Gerald along, leaving Vanessa and Sara with a chance to get to know one another, for better or for worse.

star 7.26
374 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Danny Chun
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