The BEST Episodes of Grandfathered

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 1, 2022

Network: FOX

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.

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The Cure

#1 - The Cure

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 10, 2016

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 7.65
274 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Danny Chun, Jeremy Bronson
The Memorial

#2 - The Memorial

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 3, 2016

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 7.64
259 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Dan Fogelman, Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker
Jimmy's 50th, Again

#3 - Jimmy's 50th, Again

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 26, 2016

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 7.48
309 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Dan Fogelman, Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker
Jimmy & Son

#4 - Jimmy & Son

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 1, 2015

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 7.47
286 votes
Directors: Trent O'Donnell
Writers: Laura Chinn
Gerald's Two Dads

#5 - Gerald's Two Dads

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 24, 2015

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
339 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Sam Laybourne
Baby Model

#6 - Baby Model

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 19, 2016

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 7.42
266 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker, Jhoni Marchinko

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2015

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 7.36
553 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Daniel Chun
My Amal

#8 - My Amal

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 10, 2015

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 7.35
313 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Laura Krafft
Some Guy I’m Seeing

#9 - Some Guy I’m Seeing

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 8, 2016

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

star 7.35
261 votes
Writers: Jeremy Bronson, Laura Krafft
The Boyfriend Experience

#10 - The Boyfriend Experience

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 23, 2016

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 7.35
251 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Greg Lisbe, Jared Miller
Catherine Sanders

#11 - Catherine Sanders

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 1, 2016

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 7.34
260 votes
Writers: Jeremy Hall
Sexy Guardian Angel

#12 - Sexy Guardian Angel

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 2015

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 7.31
286 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Greg Lisbe, Jared Miller
The Sat Pack

#13 - The Sat Pack

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 12, 2016

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 7.29
241 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Dan Klein
Guys' Night

#14 - Guys' Night

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2015

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 7.29
361 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker
Budget Spa

#15 - Budget Spa

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 2, 2016

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 7.28
258 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Laura Chinn
Gerald Fierce

#16 - Gerald Fierce

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 16, 2016

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 7.28
268 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Dan Klein

#17 - Deadbeat

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 20, 2015

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 7.26
321 votes
Writers: Jeremy Bronson
Perfect Physical Specimen

#18 - Perfect Physical Specimen

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 5, 2016

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 7.24
333 votes
Writers: Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker
The Biter

#19 - The Biter

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 9, 2016

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 7.22
233 votes
Directors: Stuart McDonald
Writers: Sam Laybourne
Tableside Guacamole

#20 - Tableside Guacamole

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 26, 2016

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 7.22
260 votes
Directors: Jim Hensz
Writers: Greg Lisbe, Jared Miller
Dad Face

#21 - Dad Face

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 6, 2015

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 7.21
455 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Danny Chun
Edie's Two Dads

#22 - Edie's Two Dads

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 3, 2015

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 7.21
310 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Dave Jeser, Matt Silverstein