The BEST Episodes of Happy Together

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: CBS

A thirty-something couple, tired of their mundane life, starts to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when an emerging pop star, who is drawn to their super-normal suburban life, moves in.

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Like Father, Like Son

#1 - Like Father, Like Son

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 29, 2018

When Jake’s father, Mike, visits, they are excited to spend quality father-son time together. Also, Jake and Claire awkwardly attempt to keep their romance alive while she is traveling on business.

star 7.83
139 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Craig Wayans
Backstage (P)asses

#2 - Backstage (P)asses

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 14, 2019

Jake and Claire decide to leave the comfort of their cozy bed for a wild night out as Cooper performs an intimate concert to debut new music.

star 7.72
112 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Boyd Vico, Brad Stevens
The Power of Yes... Men

#3 - The Power of Yes... Men

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 3, 2018

When Cooper helps Jake prepare for a big work presentation, they both realize that everyone always agrees with Cooper only because he is famous. Jake asks Claire for the same kind of encouragement, while Cooper decides to seek out more honest opinions of his work.

star 7.72
117 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Amina Munir
Til Death Do We Party

#4 - Til Death Do We Party

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 19, 2018

Jake and Claire worry that Bonnie and Gerald are partying too hard in their retirement. Also, Cooper seeks inspiration for a new song.

star 7.70
125 votes
Directors: Jeff Greenstein
Writers: Stephnie Weir
Home Insecurity

#5 - Home Insecurity

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 2018

When one of Cooper’s stalkers sneaks into Jake and Claire’s house, they reluctantly decide to install a home security system.

star 7.65
121 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Jen D'Angelo
A Claire-Free Lifestyle

#6 - A Claire-Free Lifestyle

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 17, 2018

Jake worries about their finances when Claire quits her job to pursue her passion. Also, Cooper turns to Bonnie and Gerald for financial advice.

star 7.63
115 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Anton Schettini, Hillary Handelsman
Bland Gestures

#7 - Bland Gestures

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 5, 2018

When Cooper turns to Jake and Claire for advice on a big romantic gesture to impress a popular singer, they realize they should start making grand gestures in their own relationship.

star 7.61
137 votes
Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Writers: Luke Cunningham, Matt Unsworth
About Your Parents

#8 - About Your Parents

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 22, 2018

When Claire gets sick, Jake is determined to prove that he can take care of her without relying on her parents, Bonnie and Gerald.

star 7.55
148 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Naomi Iwamoto
How Jake and Claire Met

#9 - How Jake and Claire Met

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 12, 2018

When Cooper asks Jake and Claire how they met, Jake keeps embellishing the story of their college romance, while Claire points out the real details of their early relationship.

star 7.53
158 votes
Directors: Jeff Greenstein
Writers: Gracie Glassmeyer

#10 - Vows

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 7, 2019

When Cooper gives Jake and Claire an anniversary gift featuring their original wedding vows, tensions rise as they attempt to take their vows literally.

star 7.31
113 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Michael Hobert

#11 - Scrubbing

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 8, 2018

Jake and Claire attempt to follow Cooper's minimalist lifestyle by "scrubbing" their home of all their old and forgotten belongings. However, they find that letting go of the past is harder than it seems.

star 7.30
176 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Darrin Rose, Rebecca Kohler
Let’s Work It Out

#12 - Let’s Work It Out

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 15, 2018

When Cooper has to get in shape for an underwear ad, Jake and Claire are inspired to ditch their junk food and join his ultra-healthy lifestyle. With the help of Cooper and his trainer, Antoine, Jake and Claire go on the most intense diet and exercise program of their lives.

star 7.28
186 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Boyd Vico, Brad Stevens

#13 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 2018

Jake, an accountant, and his dream wife, Claire, a restaurant and bar designer, are very comfortably settled into their marriage, enjoying evenings together on the couch watching TV and scheduling time to change their outgoing voicemail message. Their tame routine gets a makeover when Jake’s client, exuberant music superstar Cooper James, arrives on their doorstep looking for refuge from the paparazzi following a high-profile break-up with his girlfriend. Jake and Claire quickly discover there’s no way they can keep up with their world-famous houseguest’s effortlessly cool, fast-paced lifestyle. Cooper, however, enjoys Jake and Claire’s more relaxed way of life, discovering that a touch of ordinary can be extraordinary for all three of them.

star 7.15
231 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Austen Earl, Tim McAuliffe