The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2018

"Hot in Cleveland" revolves around three fabulous, eccentric, LA best friends of a certain age whose lives are changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in this new "promised land."

I Hate Goodbyes

#1 - I Hate Goodbyes

Season 6 - Episode 24

Joy and Bob's wedding plans are derailed when they learn there is a baby available for adoption.

star 8.16
37 votes
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It's Alive!

#2 - It's Alive!

Season 4 - Episode 13

When Elka and Mamie's illegal business activities put them all in danger, Joy, Melanie, and Victoria step in to save the day and wind up getting help from a local mobster and his mother.

star 8.15
72 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Joe Keenan
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The Proposal

#3 - The Proposal

Season 4 - Episode 15

Emmet, who's been married four times, asks the women to help make his wedding proposal to Victoria a special one, since it would be her sixth walk down the aisle.

star 8.14
57 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Chuck Ranberg, Anne Flett-Giordano
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Birthdates

#4 - Birthdates

Season 1 - Episode 3

In celebration of their collective birthdays, the girls give each other the gift of a blind date with an eligible man.

star 8.11
113 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Vanessa McCarthy
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Canoga Falls

#5 - Canoga Falls

Season 4 - Episode 14

Victoria goes home for a visit after being tricked by her sister, but is surprised to find their mother in a disturbing state. Meanwhile, Joy and Melanie get nostalgic for the 1970s; and Elka has advice for Victoria's mother.

star 8.10
60 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Sebastian Jones
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Who's Your Mama?

#6 - Who's Your Mama?

Season 1 - Episode 2

Joy tries to take advantage of her newfound appeal in Cleveland by dating a much younger man, but her new relationship ends up exposing an old secret. Meanwhile, Melanie encourages Elka to date again by helping her decide between a bevy of men. Victoria gets hooked on Big N Easy, where she goes for the savings and stays for so much more.

star 8.08
129 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Suzanne Martin
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Corpse Bride

#7 - Corpse Bride

Season 4 - Episode 21

Melanie gets her dream engagement ring, but not the way she expected, Joy deals with mysterious family issues, and Victoria tests a new product from the Mrs. Ladypants line. Elka and Mamie test jokes for a Senior Center roast.

star 8.07
68 votes
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Hot & Heavy

#8 - Hot & Heavy

Season 3 - Episode 14

Eyeing an opportunity to win a Newsie Award, Victoria dons a fat suit at Overeaters Anonymous, and Elka comes along to claim she lost 600 pounds. Meanwhile, Joy dates a man who's not exactly her type; and Melanie meets a new guy in an unusual place.

star 8.05
62 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Rachel Sweet
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Free Elka

#9 - Free Elka

Season 2 - Episode 1

Elka encounters an old friend in prison, while Melanie, Joy and Victoria struggle to raise money for her bail. Meanwhile, Joy gets an interesting letter from the INS and Victoria loses her fortune.

star 8.04
108 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Suzanne Martin
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Love Is All Around

#10 - Love Is All Around

Season 4 - Episode 23

Elka and Mamie's bowling team gets back together. Meanwhile, Joy dates a professor; Victoria goes out with a director; and Melanie has a fling with a surgeon.

star 8.03
67 votes
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Tornado

#11 - Tornado

Season 1 - Episode 10

When a tornado threatens to hit Cleveland, the ladies find way more than just shelter in Elka's secret storm cellar.

star 8.01
88 votes
Directors: Gil Junger
Writers: Vanessa McCarthy
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The Man that Got Away

#12 - The Man that Got Away

Season 4 - Episode 24

It's the big day of Victoria's wedding to incarcerated movie star Emmet Lawson. Elka helps Joy reunite with her baby daddy, who she hasn't seen in thirty two years.

star 8.00
62 votes
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Blow Outs

#13 - Blow Outs

Season 3 - Episode 24

When Melanie's hair blow out lasts unusually long, Joy and Victoria demand to know who's blowing her. When Melanie tries to keep it a secret from them, tensions arise amongst our ladies and the two rival hairdressers at Elka's favorite salon.

star 7.98
64 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Sebastian Jones
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The Fixer

#14 - The Fixer

Season 4 - Episode 18

Melanie, reeling from her break-up, finds a rebound in alcohol and the unsavory Danny. Victoria hires a shady lawyer to help her jailed fiance while Joy and Elka get competitive in film class. A conflict of interest causes Melanie to juggle two men, including blast from the past: Dr. Everett.

star 7.98
66 votes
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Hot in Cleveland: Hot Damn!

#15 - Hot in Cleveland: Hot Damn!

Season 6 - Episode 22

The cast and crew discuss their favorite episodes, bloopers and behind-the-scenes moments.

star 7.96
57 votes
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Vegas Baby

#16 - Vegas Baby

Season 6 - Episode 23

Joy and Bob's wedding plans are derailed when they learn there is a baby available for adoption.

star 7.96
56 votes
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Claus, Tails & High Pitched Males: Birthdates 3

#17 - Claus, Tails & High Pitched Males: Birthdates 3

Season 3 - Episode 17

On another round of "birthdates," Elka thinks her date is Santa Claus; Victoria is reunited with Capt. Lebeau; Melanie goes out with a guy with a high-pitched voice; and Joy is a man's first date since leaving the priesthood.

star 7.95
55 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Vanessa McCarthy
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God and Football

#18 - God and Football

Season 3 - Episode 8

On Elka's (and Betty White's) 90th birthday, Melanie takes her to the Browns' locker room and ends up dating the kicker. Joy and Elka get some surprising medical news. And after a near-death experience Victoria's convinced that Elka is God.

star 7.95
73 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Alex Herschlag
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Stayin' Alive

#19 - Stayin' Alive

Season 5 - Episode 1

After Victoria's husband, Emmet, escapes from prison, Victoria and the other women go to a hideout that Elka knows. When they arrive, they discover the hideout is not-so-secret and already occupied by other criminals.

star 7.93
86 votes
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Hot for Lawyer

#20 - Hot for Lawyer

Season 2 - Episode 3

Elka’s handsome lawyer, Kirk, attempts to convince the court she is incompetent to stand trial. Meanwhile, Melanie, Joy & Victoria compete for his affections while Elka stews over her breakup with Max.

star 7.92
87 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Steve Joe
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Some Like It Hot

#21 - Some Like It Hot

Season 3 - Episode 21

The cast and crew look back at the favorite moments and best bloopers from the third season.

star 7.90
54 votes
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Don Elka

#22 - Don Elka

Season 5 - Episode 23

Simon sneaks back into Joy's life; Elka gets carried away with some new-found power.

star 7.89
56 votes
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LeBron Is Le Gone

#23 - LeBron Is Le Gone

Season 2 - Episode 8

Melanie dates a basketball coach for the Cavaliers; Victoria takes a job as a local news personality; Joy gets engaged to a homeless man.

star 7.89
88 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Steve Joe
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Cruel Shoes

#24 - Cruel Shoes

Season 3 - Episode 18

Victoria tries designing shoes and uses Melanie and Joy as runway models, but Elka is more anxious to see the latest in tracksuits. Meanwhile, Joy dates a man who lives life to the fullest.

star 7.88
57 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Sebastian Jones
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Sisterhood of the Traveling SPANX

#25 - Sisterhood of the Traveling SPANX

Season 2 - Episode 4

A pair of 'magic SPANX' come into the ladies' lives and leads them to unexpected adventures. Joy seeks love, but ends up with a much, much younger man. Melanie wants to catch the eye of a doctor and ends up with all eyes on her. Victoria dons the SPANX for a big audition, but ends up in a major catfight with Melanie Griffith. Elka just wants her team, the Cleveland Indians, to win.

star 7.87
91 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Rachel Sweet
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