The BEST episodes of It's Garry Shandling's Show season 1

Every episode of It's Garry Shandling's Show season 1, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of It's Garry Shandling's Show season 1!

Groundbreaking and entirely self-aware comedy series featuring comedian Garry Shandling.

Last Updated: 5/26/2024Network: ShowtimeStatus: Ended
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7.90
10 votes

#1 - The Graduate

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/8/1986

Garry is pursued by his mother's friend Mrs. Robinson.

Writer: Alan Zweibel
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7.83
6 votes

#2 - Dial L for Laundry

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/20/1987

Garry meets Sylvia in the laundry.

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7.78
9 votes

#3 - Foul Ball

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/1/1986

Pete holds Grant's Cub Scout troop meeting @ Garry's house. They invite Garry to their Cub Scout outing, the Dodgers playing the New York Mets. At the ball game, Pete gets hit with a foul ball. So they left early after the 7th inning. When they arrived home, Grant turns on the sports report & the kids get angry because the Dodgers had a big bottom of the 9th to beat the Mets. Garry was angry that he missed an usherette dancing topless on top of the Dodger dugout! The Scouts razz Grant about his father's goof. At the next Scout meeting, Garry invited a broadcaster to the meeting. He shows the Scouts baseball greats make errors as well. Grant forgives his dad.

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7.71
7 votes

#4 - Laffie

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/13/1987

Garry adopts a collie he names Laffie.

Writer: Alan Zweibel
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7.50
10 votes

#5 - Pete Has an Affair

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/6/1987

Pete feels guilty after having an affair.

Writer: Alan Zweibel
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7.50
8 votes

#6 - Fate

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/13/1987

Garry tempts fate to foil a psychics prediction.

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7.38
16 votes

#7 - Grant Gets Broken

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/17/1986

Garry baby-sits Pete and Jackie's son, Grant.

Writer: Alan Zweibel
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7.36
11 votes

#8 - Garry Throws a Surprise Party

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/24/1986

A birthday party nearly kills Garry's mother.

Writer: Alan Zweibel
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7.36
11 votes

#9 - The Morning After

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/20/1987

Everyone is angry at Garry about what happened at a party the night before. H uses his flash back machine to find out why.

Writer: Alan Zweibel
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7.33
9 votes

#10 - Grant's Date

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/30/1987

Grant's rebellious date falls for chaperon Garry.

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7.33
6 votes

#11 - Dinner with Garry

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/3/1987

Garry tries to fix his mother up with his Internist. The Shoemakers, Nancy, Garry, Garry's mother, and the Doctor all go dancing. After a little production number on the floor, his mother indicates she is having a wonderful time. Three days later, there hasn't been a call from the Doctor. Garry goes to the Doctor to find out why. The Doctor indicates he needs to wait a couple of years, to get over the death of his wife. We fast forward 2 years and the Doctor is ready to date again. The ballroom has turned into a disco and fashions have changed to turtle necks and bermuda shorts. Big Grant shows up, made that he's missed 2 years of baseball due to all the fast forwarding. But Grant is happy once he finds out he is dating Mary Lou Retton.

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7.29
7 votes

#12 - Force Boxman

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/10/1987

Garry shows everyone the pilot for his new cop show. Red Button takes over the show for Garry.

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7.08
26 votes

#13 - The Day Garry Moved In

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/10/1986

Lovelorn Garry's new condo is robbed.

Writer: Alan Zweibel
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7.00
9 votes

#14 - It's Garry's Problem, But it's JoJo's Show

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/15/1986

Nancy's friend causes Garry to ignore the show's contest winner.

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6.88
8 votes

#15 - Garry Met a Girl Named Maria

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/23/1987

Garry weds Guatemalan Maria to save her from deportation.

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6.55
11 votes

#16 - Sarah

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/6/1987

Garry's ex-girlfriend wants a platonic relationship.

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