Hamish and Andy's Gap Year

The BEST episodes of Hamish and Andy's Gap Year

Every episode of Hamish and Andy's Gap Year ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Hamish and Andy's Gap Year!

Hamish and Andy take a year out of the rest of their lives and take their special brand of Aussie larrikinism to New York. Clearly, they're making a tilt at the Big Time. Ah, but is the Big Time ready for them?

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Week 2
star
9.94
33 votes

#1 - Week 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/21/2012

The boys travel to Lapland (northern Scandiavia), to compete in reindeer racing. They also head out in London to be paparazzi for a day with a professional paparazzi called Jack. Later they crack open their homebrewed beer, Gap Byear, too early, and the beer hadn't even begun to ferment, due to "the freezing cold London summer" as Hamish puts it.

Week 1
star
8.33
93 votes

#2 - Week 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/14/2012

Hamish and Andy have taken their misplaced sense of adventure to all corners of the globe, and now it's Europe's turn. Broadcast from a disused pub in London, the boys will be there to revel in all of Europe's weird and wonderful pastimes.

Week 5
star
8.09
32 votes

#3 - Week 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/12/2012

Hamish and Andy go to Catalonia to be part of Los Torres Humanas, but Hamish finds out there is a snail festival happening at the same time and joins that instead and he competes in a biscuit eating contest, which he wins, and spends most of the day drinking. In Paris they go into the catacombs where Andy tries to leave Hamish behind. They also try to ride a stage of the Tour de France with Australian cyclist Cadel Evans, but he was "too busy", so instead they decide to go from Gibraltar to Morocco on an aqua trike.

Week 2
star
8.03
32 votes

#4 - Week 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/15/2013

The boys continue to recount their latest escapades from the Bangkok Bar. They remember visiting China to take on the art of 'Flying on Water,' a skill that takes 15 years to master and after travelling to Ho Chi Minh City they battle it out in a mini-pee wee motor bikes race through the city.

Week 3
star
8.02
91 votes

#5 - Week 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/28/2012

Hamish and Andy go to Venice, where they pilot Gondolas for a day, Hamish also reveals he his one eighth Italian, and acts as if Venice is his hometown, despite occasionally speaking Spanish to their Gondolier instructor. They head to the Netherlands to see which one is the better buttler, by going to the International Butler Academy.

Episode 10
star
8.00
2 votes

#6 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/29/2011

Time for some competitive basketball on this weeks instalment along with an interesting take on Monster Trucks. Hamish attempts to enter the Magicians house and then its time for the cage match of the millennium

Week 3
star
8.00
2 votes

#7 - Week 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/22/2013

The duo remember their latest escapades from the Bangkok Bar as they look back at a visit to an 'open range' penal farm in the Philippines' where one of them spends the day as a guard, the other as a prisoner.

Week 4
star
8.00
32 votes

#8 - Week 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/5/2013

The duo recount their visit to Cambodia where they help a local man sweep for Land Mines. They also make their way into the mountains of Japan mmeting a Kung-fu Master who can kill small animals by shouting at them.

Week 5
star
8.00
31 votes

#9 - Week 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/12/2013

The boys visit a unique trader of Human Hair in Vietnam and travel to Ha Noi where Andy decides to sample the beating heart off a snake.

Episode 1
star
8.00
1 votes

#10 - Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/1/2014

Hamish and Andy are back for another Gap Year - this time South American style! With no survival training, and just their ill-informed sense of adventure packed in their ruck-sacks the guys will travel deep into the Latin continent. The boys hike up a volcano in Guatemala to cook a lasagna, and visit the capital of soccer, Rio, to compete in Stranger Soccer Racing.

Episode 5
star
8.00
1 votes

#11 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/29/2014

The boys recount their latest escapades from the Bueno Aires Bar. This episode the guys brave altitude sickness in the highest capital city in the world; Hamish secures them an invitation to a Mexican birthday party for a 15-year-old.

Episode 6
star
8.00
1 votes

#12 - Episode 6

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/5/2014

The boys recount their latest escapades from the Bueno Aires bar. The guys take on the mighty Amazon river for an epic 42km marathon, and an initiation ceremony lands Hamish in the hospital.

Week 6
star
7.97
32 votes

#13 - Week 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/19/2013

This week the friends travel to Taiwan were they learn about the skill of Iron Crotch. They then later take part in the Philippine Game Show Eat Bulaga, Lunchtime Surprise.

Episode 4
star
7.97
31 votes

#14 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/22/2014

The boys make their way to Argentina for some UFO spotting and another session of cultural eating.

Week 7
star
7.91
33 votes

#15 - Week 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/26/2012

Australian Olympic athletes are the audience in the Lord Stanley for the filming of the episode. The boys go to Russia and act in Russian "cat theatre", a circus-type event involving cats. During the episode's filming, a torch, which was a model galah lit on fire (a flaming galah), was run from a Walkabout pub in London to light the Lord Stanley's fireplace. They head to Prague for some synchronized swimming, and run "vigorous psychological tests" on Australia's best Olympians.

Episode 6
star
7.67
3 votes

#16 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/1/2011

Hamish and Andy have queued up an interview with Sarah Jessica Parker, however they discover that their time-travelling portal (last used to visit James Franco in his hotel suite) is broken. R2-To-Do returns, and with only one item left uncompleted, the boys ramp up their attempts to remind Hillary Clinton of her BBQ offer.

Directors: Tim Bartley
Episode 8
star
7.67
3 votes

#17 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/15/2011

The boys make a trip to NASA to test out their equipment. They visit the US Ambassador and of course another instalment of Ultimate Wingman

Episode 5
star
7.60
5 votes

#18 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/25/2011

Hamish competes in the New York Bodybuilding Championships after popping a button on his pants during the week. The pair begin the activity phase of their trip visiting El Paso Texas and yet again performing the impossible task of finding Andy a wife in Ultimate Wingman.

Directors: Tim Bartley
Week 4
star
7.53
62 votes

#19 - Week 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/5/2012

The boys go to Bavaria to compete in "Finger Pulling", a sport in which string is tied to each player's middle finger and they try to pull the other player's hand over a center line. Hamish pulls the short straw and must compete, and is unnerved after meeting a man who lost his finger in a game of finger pulling. In Russia, they go to a fighter pilot training centre and where they are taught how to eject, and not to f****ng touch anything once in side the plane, but before that they must go to a preparation sauna with other trainees. Ultimate Wingman returns, and they spend a day fulfilling other people's London dreams which are sent in and drawn from a pillowcase.

Episode 7
star
7.50
2 votes

#20 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/8/2011

The boys also get excited for Hamish vs Andy Round 3, which is stranger racing. Susan Sarandon drops by to the Couch for a chat. It is revealed that during a night at her table-tennis nightclub Spin, Hamish broke six glasses with an aggressive forehand, so Andy decides that it is only fair for Susan to break something of Hamish's.

Episode 9
star
7.50
2 votes

#21 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/22/2011

Next up on the adventure is the national hollering championships. Which boy is full of more hot air. The boys interview Coldplay and get up to some antics on the New York Subway.

Episode 3
star
7.50
2 votes

#22 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/15/2014

The boys travel to Colombia for some local billy cart racing, they complete the first ever Fat Cat Race in Mexico and this time its Andy's turn for some cultural eating.

Week 1
star
7.25
4 votes

#23 - Week 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/8/2013

Join the boys from their new favourite Bangkok bar as they recount their latest gap year escapades.

Week 6
star
7.13
31 votes

#24 - Week 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/19/2012

In Germany, they compete in "Bus Pulling" where teams of men pull a roadcoach over 30 metres, with some teams managing to do it in around 20 seconds. In Sicily, they try to sell more fish than each other in an hour. The boys head to France, where Hamish has the goal of buying a rollersuit, but after a disastrous trial run, Andy forbids Hamish from buying one. They also go to Gibraltar and set off on their aqua bike to Morocco, fueled by a Red Bull rip-off made by Hamish the night before, which was water with "every performance-enhancing vitamin in the store", Hamish also keeps a "captains log" during the voyage.

Episode 4
star
7.00
6 votes

#25 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/18/2011

Next in the boys' travels is the city of New York itself, where they decide to play a game called New York Dreams, in which people email in their NY Dream for the boys to complete. The boys also head to Hillary Clinton's hometown in their quest to remind her of her BBQ offer and Hamish books Andy into a five-star dog hotel in Florida.

Directors: Tim Bartley

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