The BEST Episodes of HAPPYish

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 2, 2020

Network: Showtime

On his birthday, Thom Payne gets the gift of insignificance and also a new boss. He suspects his ED pills are interfering with his anti-depressants, leaving him with neither happiness nor... happiness. In a culture that reveres youth - a culture he helped create - Thom needs to figure out what his purpose is now that he's halfway to death and nobody cares what he thinks. Because in a world where any Kardashian is trending up, perhaps the wise among us would heartily embrace trending down.

Starring Rene Descartes, Adweek and HRH The Princess of Arendelle

#1 - Starring Rene Descartes, Adweek and HRH The Princess of Arendelle

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 14, 2015

Thom gets forced out of his office to make way for the "Ideation Room"; Lee vents on "Frozen," while helping out as lunch mom, and meets Sandy; James Deen gives three fool-proof tips on success in porn/corporate America.

star 8.65
147 votes
Starring Mr. Mike, Joseph McCarthy and Alfred Bernhard Nobel

#2 - Starring Mr. Mike, Joseph McCarthy and Alfred Bernhard Nobel

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 21, 2015

Thom discovers something terrible about Larry; Lee takes Julius to Hebrew school; Thom meets with Dani for advice.

star 8.65
140 votes
Starring Christopher Hitchens, Philip Larkin and Josef Stalin

#3 - Starring Christopher Hitchens, Philip Larkin and Josef Stalin

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 28, 2015

Thom writes a story involving meaning, underpants, a church and a cop. Then he quits. Also: 'Radical Capitalism,' The New Yorker, hopes, dreams and a big red slide.

star 8.57
137 votes
Starring Josey Wales, Jesus Christ and The New York Times

#4 - Starring Josey Wales, Jesus Christ and The New York Times

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 24, 2015

Thom gets a life lesson - when his train kills a commuter.

star 8.43
152 votes
Starring Helen Keller, Moses and Lenny Bruce

#5 - Starring Helen Keller, Moses and Lenny Bruce

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 31, 2015

The Swedes attempt to steal Lorna while offering Thom a big account.

star 8.30
119 votes
Starring Sigmund Freud, Charles Bukowski and Seven Billion Assholes

#6 - Starring Sigmund Freud, Charles Bukowski and Seven Billion Assholes

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 17, 2015

While waiting for the mothership to return, Thom is overrun by a**sholes.

star 8.21
178 votes
Starring David Ogilvy, Anton Chekhov and Gluten Enteropathy

#7 - Starring David Ogilvy, Anton Chekhov and Gluten Enteropathy

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 7, 2015

star 8.11
146 votes
Starring Vladimir Nabokov, Hippocrates and God

#8 - Starring Vladimir Nabokov, Hippocrates and God

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 10, 2015

Julius gets ill. Thom endures dueling takes on the meaning of suffering.

star 7.90
214 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Shalom Auslander
Starring Marc Chagall, Abuela and Adolf Hitler

#9 - Starring Marc Chagall, Abuela and Adolf Hitler

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 3, 2015

Thom gets a lesson in corporate America. Lee's bubble is invaded.

star 7.67
242 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Shalom Auslander
Starring Samuel Beckett, Albert Camus and Alois Alzheimer

#10 - Starring Samuel Beckett, Albert Camus and Alois Alzheimer

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 5, 2015

44 year-old Thom Payne is pressured to rebrand himself.

star 7.47
268 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Shalom Auslander