The BEST episodes of I Just Want My Pants Back

Every episode of I Just Want My Pants Back ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of I Just Want My Pants Back!

Jason Strider and his friends grapple with dating, sex, and surviving as adults. They care more about hanging with each other, going to bars and hooking up than their entry level jobs, but when a one night stand steals Jason's heart and his pants, he begins a quest to get his beloved jeans back - and hopefully the girl - while growing up along the way.

Last Updated: 9/11/2023Network: MTVStatus: Ended
Safety Nets
40 votes

#1 - Safety Nets

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/23/2012

Jason still can’t find a job and is getting desperate for cash; Tina has a job, but is also broke due to irresponsible purchases, i.e., high-waisted skinny jeans. So broke in fact, she’s evicted from her apartment. Desperate for money, the pair makes a pact that they will not turn to their respective “safety nets” for help. Sticking to the promise, Tina enlists Stacey to play lawyer, but she’s disappointed when Jason punts entirely and instead chases a cute French girl who promises, “a different way to live.”

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Jerk or Dork
73 votes

#2 - Jerk or Dork

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/5/2012

Tina and Jason's big night out doesn't go as planned. Jason has a run-in with Jane and tries to find out what happened between them, while Tina worries that things are moving too quickly with Paul.

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106 votes

#3 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/28/2011

A slacker and his friends during their post-collegiate years.

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Quid No Quo
69 votes

#4 - Quid No Quo

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/29/2012

Jason tries to impress his high-school crush; Tina goes on a romantic date with Paul; a tough semester has Eric questioning his future.

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Baby Monkeys
71 votes

#5 - Baby Monkeys

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

Jason, egged on by his friends (and several beers), posts an ad looking for Jane on missed connections. Tina loses her license to mock him, when, while anxiously awaiting a text from Brett, she de-virginizes an intern. Stacey and Eric have new mattress sex on a mattress that turns out to be anything but new.

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Love Equation
72 votes

#6 - Love Equation

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/15/2012

Tina dates a nice guy for a change; Jason gives Ness a questionable birthday gift; Eric and Stacey are a little too honest with each other.

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69 votes

#7 - Sextipated

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/22/2012

Ness is visited by a former flame, prompting Jason to have doubts about their relationship. Meanwhile, Tina clashes with a photographer at work, and a lovelorn Bobby interrupts Stacey and Eric’s studious “lockdown mode.”

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The Blackout
70 votes

#8 - The Blackout

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/8/2012

The crew heads to a party with Tina’s new friend, Ness, who has a crush Jason. On the way there, a citywide blackout occurs.

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Something's Wrong Down There
98 votes

#9 - Something's Wrong Down There

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/23/2012

Tina has a problem…down there. After being diagnosed in a cringe-worthy scene by almost-doctor friend Eric, she must visit her ex-boyfriends to tell them the burning news. Worst of all, she’ll have to go see Brett, which will permanently “off” their on-again, off-again, relationship. Jason finally finds work as a cleaning person, but when he starts hooking up with his sexy, older boss, he starts to wonder if he’s getting paid for more than just his housekeeping.

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Pecker Necklace
99 votes

#10 - Pecker Necklace

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/16/2012

Jason and Tina plan a wild night out, hoping it will end their string of bad luck, but Stacey’s bachelorette party and a needy drug dealer get in the way.

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Never Trust a Moonblower
97 votes

#11 - Never Trust a Moonblower

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/9/2012

Jason quits his job and hopes to network at a party hosted by James Franco; Tina questions whether she's ready to date Brett; Stacey and Eric find themselves in a foursome.

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A Piece Of Cake
98 votes

#12 - A Piece Of Cake

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/1/2012

Jason gets a job that requires him to dress up as a piece of cake and hand out flyers; Tina decides to confess her true feelings to Brett.

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