The BEST Episodes of I Feel Bad

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: NBC

Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. Okay, she's not perfect. In fact, she's just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that's okay, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly.

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I Miss Important Moments

#1 - I Miss Important Moments

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 2018

After missing her baby's first steps, Emet vows not to miss any other important moments. But when a huge, career-making presentation at work comes up at the same time as Lily's dance competition, Emet scrambles to pull off both.

star 7.78
97 votes
Writers: Nicole Sun
 I Don't Know My Dad

#2 - I Don't Know My Dad

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 27, 2018

When Emet realizes she doesn't know very much about her father, she goes to extreme measures to learn more about him. Meanwhile, the guys at work try to open up more to each other.

star 7.59
78 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Aseem Batra, Brian Ashburn
My Kid Has to Grow Up

#3 - My Kid Has to Grow Up

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 11, 2018

When Emet realizes she and David might be coddling Louie too much, she decides it's time for him to grow up... only to learn he's more mature than she thought. After some introspection of their own mother-son relationships, the guys at work go on a mom-cleanse.

star 7.58
124 votes
Directors: Maggie Carey
Writers: Claudia Lonow
I'm Vain A.F.

#4 - I'm Vain A.F.

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 18, 2018

An upcoming launch party at GamePunch throws Emet’s vanity into overdrive. Intent on scrubbing a bad picture off the company website, Emet is dead set on redeeming herself and getting the perfect photo at this year’s party – that means getting her hair done, professional make-up and toning up a problem area: her husband.

star 7.58
113 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Mathew Harawitz
I'm a Massive Hypocrite

#5 - I'm a Massive Hypocrite

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 25, 2018

After hearing Lily and a friend make fun of Louie, Emet worries her daughter is becoming a snob and thinks it would benefit Lily to spend more time with her brother. Emet’s own hypocrisy comes to light when she can’t bear to be around her own annoying cousin, Leena.

star 7.56
108 votes
Writers: Raynelle Swilling, Teri Schaffer
We're Not Fun Anymore

#6 - We're Not Fun Anymore

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 13, 2018

When Emet grows tired of her and David's life being overrun by kid-centric events, she contrives a weekend without the kids to rekindle the fun in their relationship - only to find out his idea of fun isn't the same as hers anymore. Chewey and Norman are stuck caring for Griff after he injures himself.

star 7.48
93 votes
Directors: Phil Traill
Writers: Aseem Batra, Krystal Banzon
My Kids Barely Know Their Culture

#7 - My Kids Barely Know Their Culture

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 6, 2018

When David's parents come to town for Hanukkah, Emet and David pretend the family is more observant than they actually are. But when Maya finds out, an in-law culture clash ensues. At GamePunch, the group discovers Chewey has adopted an American persona to win the affections of a girl.

star 7.42
85 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Anthony Gioe, Nick Mandernach
There's Never Enough Time

#8 - There's Never Enough Time

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 27, 2018

When work threatens to get in the way of Emet's vacation, she finds a creative solution to spend some time away with her family. She asks the guys at GamePunch to housesit while she's away.

star 7.37
81 votes
Writers: Aseem Batra
I'm Not Sentimental

#9 - I'm Not Sentimental

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 1, 2018

Emet and David don't see eye to eye on what is special and worth saving. Their differences come to a head when Emet realizes she lost a meaningful gift David gave her years ago, so she recruits Chewey, Griff, Norman and Maya to help her find it.

star 7.37
103 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Rupinder Gill
I Get Sick of Being Needed

#10 - I Get Sick of Being Needed

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 19, 2018

When Emet's parents temporarily move in, she becomes overwhelmed and finds a sneaky way to get a much-needed break.

star 7.34
160 votes
Writers: Andy Bobrow
I Need My Mom

#11 - I Need My Mom

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 29, 2018

When Maya is temporarily unable to care for the kids due to an injury, Emet and David reluctantly hire a babysitter, only to discover their lives may be better for it.

star 7.31
89 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Julian Kiani
I Lie to My Kids

#12 - I Lie to My Kids

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 4, 2018

When Emet tells a lie about her son Louie's accomplishments to make her life run more smoothly, it ends up working a little too well... setting up a chain of events that dig her in too deep to come clean.

star 7.29
143 votes
Writers: Annie Weisman
I Don't Want to Turn into My Mother

#13 - I Don't Want to Turn into My Mother

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 2018

When Emet starts to worry that her biggest fear is coming true, she makes a concerted effort to be the opposite of her judgmental mother, Maya. Her limits are tested when her daughter, Lily, joins a provocative dance team.

star 7.13
223 votes
Writers: Aseem Batra