Instant Mom

The WORST episodes of Instant Mom

Every episode of Instant Mom ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Instant Mom!

"Instant Mom" follows young party girl Stephanie who trades in cosmos for carpools when she marries an older man, Charlie, with three kids. Stephanie slowly grows into her role as a full-time stepmom while struggling to maintain some sense of her fun-loving, slightly irresponsible life.

Last Updated: 7/17/2022Network: TV Land
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Ship of Fool
star
7.11
19 votes

#1 - Ship of Fool

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/26/2015

When Stephanie tries to teach James and Aaron about selfless generosity, the whole family starts helping Mr. Ebnetter for the wrong reasons.

Directors: John Fortenberry
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
An Egg by Any Other Name
star
7.25
20 votes

#2 - An Egg by Any Other Name

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/9/2014

Directors: Steve Zuckerman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
No Retreat, No Surrender
star
7.35
23 votes

#3 - No Retreat, No Surrender

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/26/2015

Stephanie and Charlie stop punishing Gabby and James for fighting, in hopes that they will work things out by themselves.

Directors: Neel Keller
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
James Goes Pro
star
7.35
20 votes

#4 - James Goes Pro

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/13/2014

James' video-game skills get him on a professional team, but then he regrets going pro, so Stephanie and Charlie try to get him out of his contract.

Directors: Shannon Flynn
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Gabby's Game Boy
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7.36
25 votes

#5 - Gabby's Game Boy

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/16/2014

When Stephanie and Charlie learn that Gabby has had a secret boyfriend, they meet him, finding him to be a bad influence.

Directors: Shannon Flynn
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Dollar Sign
star
7.41
22 votes

#6 - Dollar Sign

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 12/5/2015

Stephanie decides that Gabby needs to get a job and earn money for her car; Maggie and James try to teach the older generations how to speak like teenagers.

Directors: Ken Levine
Watch Now:Amazon
Drill Team
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7.48
21 votes

#7 - Drill Team

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/20/2014

Stephanie agrees to see a dentist to help Aaron get over his fears, but is nervous to discover the dentist is a face from her past.

Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Yoot There It Is
star
7.50
18 votes

#8 - Yoot There It Is

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 11/21/2015

James and Gabby try to make a business out of selling Grandma Maggie's fruit snacks, but when she finds out, she wants a piece of the action.

Directors: Neel Keller
Watch Now:Amazon
Driving Ms. Crazy
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7.52
21 votes

#9 - Driving Ms. Crazy

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/3/2015

When a ticket means that Stephanie must ride with Gabby for her to drive, Stephanie begins to get too comfortable with Gabby's friends.

Directors: Sheldon Epps
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Camp Fear
star
7.55
20 votes

#10 - Camp Fear

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/1/2014

Stephanie goes on the family camping trip to help Aaron earn scout badges, but when Maggie shows up in the camping trailer, the family has no interest in being out in the woods, so Stephanie is determined to keep them out of there so Aaron can earn his scout badges the right way.

Directors: Jonathan Judge
Watch Now:Amazon
How You Bike Me Now
star
7.57
23 votes

#11 - How You Bike Me Now

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/22/2015

When both Stephanie and James face rejection, she signs them up for a bike race to prove that hard work pays off.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Instant Prom
star
7.58
19 votes

#12 - Instant Prom

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/20/2015

Noah asks Gabby to the prom, but she worries about fitting in at the after party; Stephanie and Charlie get overprotective.

Watch Now:Amazon
Gone Batty
star
7.59
17 votes

#13 - Gone Batty

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 12/19/2015

Gabby finds out that her ex's new girlfriend is using him and tries to expose the truth but everyone thinks she's jealous; Charlie, Aaron and Maggie search for a bat.

Watch Now:Amazon
Bug Out
star
7.60
15 votes

#14 - Bug Out

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 12/5/2015

Stephanie blames the family for Aaron's alleged funk; they try to change their habits for a week but this only results in more trouble.

Directors: Sheldon Epps
Watch Now:Amazon
Bawamo Shazam
star
7.63
19 votes

#15 - Bawamo Shazam

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/3/2015

With Gabby and the parents arguing, a smug Maggie takes Gabby for the weekend to straighten her out. When Gabby and Maggie get along surprisingly well, Stephanie must show Gabby the “real” Maggie she grew up with.

Directors: Shannon Flynn
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Children of the Candy Corn
star
7.64
25 votes

#16 - Children of the Candy Corn

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/2014

Stephanie feels expendable on Halloween when the kids make their own plans. Meanwhile, Charlie tries to maintain his record for having the best decorated house in the neighborhood.

Directors: Bryan Barber
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Turning a Blind Eye
star
7.64
25 votes

#17 - Turning a Blind Eye

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/10/2015

Maggie bribes James and Aaron to pretend to be her younger brothers; Gabby is punished for having Noah over.

Directors: Shannon Flynn
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Fear Factor
star
7.67
24 votes

#18 - Fear Factor

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/2015

After facing her fear of swimming, Stephanie forces the rest of the family to face their fears as well.

Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Walk Like a Boy
star
7.67
21 votes

#19 - Walk Like a Boy

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 11/21/2015

After Aaron is brought home by the police, family services must determine whether Stephanie and Charlie are doing a good enough job as parents.

Directors: Jonathan Judge
Watch Now:Amazon
Two Guys and a Gabby
star
7.68
25 votes

#20 - Two Guys and a Gabby

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/31/2015

Gabby uses a childhood friend to make Noah jealous; Stephanie tries to correct Aaron when he accidentally calls her "Mom."

Directors: Sheldon Epps
Watch Now:Amazon
Playa Hata
star
7.68
19 votes

#21 - Playa Hata

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 12/12/2015

Charlie approves of a boy that Gabby's interested in, which makes her doubt her decision; James finds himself with two girlfriends at the same time.

Watch Now:Amazon
Teacher's Pest
star
7.70
20 votes

#22 - Teacher's Pest

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/6/2014

Aaron lands in hot water with his teacher, whom he calls a doofus—a word he heard Stephanie utter. Meanwhile, James uses Charlie in his plan to get out of doing his history homework.

Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
International Incident
star
7.70
20 votes

#23 - International Incident

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 11/14/2015

James tries to trick Stephanie and Charlie into thinking one of his friends is actually a foreign exchange student.

Directors: Neel Keller
Watch Now:Amazon
Ghost Busted
star
7.72
25 votes

#24 - Ghost Busted

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 6/3/2015

Stephanie sees a horror movie with Gabby, despite Charlie's objections, and Stephanie winds up being frightened. Her fears then escalate when James tries to persuade her their house is haunted.

Watch Now:Amazon
Jamal in the Family
star
7.72
25 votes

#25 - Jamal in the Family

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/24/2015

The Phillips get a visit from their cousin, but Charlie worries he'll be a bad influence on James. Also, Aaron and Maggie help Gabby prepare for a date.

Directors: John Fortenberry
Watch Now:Amazon

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