The BEST Episodes of Last Man Standing (2011)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 18, 2020
Network: ABC (US)
Mike Baxter is the marketing director for an outdoor sporting goods store "Outdoor Man". He loves traveling the world and having outdoor adventures and, of course, he loves his sports, he drives a pick-up truck and works on cars. With his Outdoor Man blog he can share his "man" view with the internet and the world. However at home he is surround by his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters, Mandy, Eve and Kristin. And that is a different adventure the Outdoor Man has to adjust to every day.
#1 - The Ring
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 29, 2016
When Ed asks Kyle to secretly take an engagement ring to get fitted, Mike spots him with it. Now, he and Vanessa think Kyle is going to propose to Mandy.
#2 - Welcome Baxter
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 2018
Mike and Vanessa eagerly await Eve's visit home from the Air Force Academy. Meanwhile Ryan's anxiety about current events leads to a shocking announcement.
#3 - Mike Hires Chuck
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 16, 2015
When an Outdoor Man billboard is vandalized, Mike wants to hire his neighbor Chuck's security company to protect it. But Vanessa doesn't want to mix business with friendship since she's counting on a teaching recommendation from Chuck's wife, Carol. Meanwhile, Eve benefits from Mandy's philosophical decision to not take credit for doing household chores.
#4 - Helen Potts
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 9, 2015
Tim Allen reunites with Patricia Richardson, who played his wife on the acclaimed series "Home Improvement." Mike butts heads with his new but noisy neighbor, Helen Potts (Patricia Richardson), for waking up the neighbors with her power tools and fix-it projects. But when Vanessa and Helen become fast friends, Mike decides to interfere. Meanwhile, Eve learns that Ed isn't the type of Vietnam War hero she thought he was
#5 - Mike Advises Mandy
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 2014
Mike gives Mandy advice on how to set aside money for paying taxes, but she decides to do things her own way.
#6 - Buffalo Bill Day
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 22, 2013
The Outdoor Man puts on a skit based on a Wild West Show starring Ed and Eve and directed by Mike; Mandy tries flirting with an oblivious Kyle.
#7 - Precious Snowflakes
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 2, 2016
Mike gets to deliver a speech for a graduation ceremony at Mandy's business school, but he must adhere to a politically correct tone. Meanwhile, Cammy comes home and brags about her great college experience, which leaves Eve feeling lousy.
#8 - A Moving Finale
Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired May 10, 2019
When Mandy and Kyle are hesitant to move out of the Baxter household and into their own place, Mike gives them some tough love. Meanwhile Ed and Chuck try to avoid contributing to Boyd's theater fundraiser.
#9 - Haunted House
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 18, 2013
Boyd finds Vanessa's ideas for the Halloween haunted house too scary.
#10 - Ding Dong Ditch
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 28, 2012
A teenage prankster gets hurt on the Baxter's property, and the Baxters get a bill for his injuries. Meanwhile, Kristin's busy schedule gets more challenging when she begins taking college courses.
#11 - Trick or Treat
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2016
The Baxters throw a Halloween party and Mike must select the theme, so he makes family members dress up like each other while he dons a Donald Trump costume.
#12 - April, Come She Will
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 18, 2014
Vanessa's visiting sister needs money for a donor egg so she can have a baby; Mike tries to pull a prank on Chuck Larabee.
#13 - Changing Light Bulbs
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 21, 2014
When Mike realizes Vanessa has given away his remaining and beloved incandescent light bulbs, he and Chuck go on a mission to track down some of the old-school bulbs. Meanwhile, Mandy announces she's moving out of the house into her own apartment but leaves out a major detail.
#14 - The Help
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 18, 2013
When Vanessa hires a new housekeeper, the topic of immigration comes up, leading to Ed checking the green cards of Outdoor Man employees; Kristin finds a new way to make money.
#15 - Bridezilla vs. The Baxters
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 2016
Mandy becomes intolerable as her wedding day nears, and she fires her wedding planner. Before long, a fed-up Ed drops out of the wedding party, leaving Mandy to find a new best man for Kyle.
#16 - Adrenaline
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 14, 2012
When Mike gets NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and his racecar in the store, he realizes how much he misses the adrenaline rush he used to get from his adventures on the road; Vanessa thinks about how she used to take more chances before she was a mom.
#17 - Wherefore Art Thou, Mike Baxter
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 10, 2012
Ed and Mike second-guess their decision to have Kyle on their team in an annual sports competition. Vanessa is caught saying she doesn't want to attend Eve's soccer game and Mandy's school play.
#18 - War Games
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 2014
Boyd gets sent home early from a birthday party for starting a game of "war," Ryan insists Mike stop exposing his son to action movies and video games. Meanwhile, Vanessa hopes budding fashion designer, Mandy, can help her look awesome when she meets with her still hot-looking college roommates.
#19 - Eve's Band
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 19, 2016
When Eve and her friend Cammy form a new band, they sound so horrible that Mike comes up with an idea to break them up, but his plan has unexpected results. Meanwhile, Kyle and Mandy babysit Boyd.
#20 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 29, 2011
Mike is surprised to learn he shares similar interests with a new neighbor; Mandy plots revenge after catching her boyfriend in a lie.
#21 - Odd Couple Out
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 17, 2012
Vanessa blames Mike when she finds out they were not invited to a neighbor's party; Eve accidentally damages Mandy's car.
#22 - Bullying
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 4, 2013
Eve is suspended for name-calling; after Ryan gets a job, he buys a motorcycle.
#23 - Bride of Prankenstein
Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 2018
On Halloween night, Mike and Chuck work late to set up a security system at Outdoor Man and find the perfect target to prank when Joe arrives at the store. Meanwhile Mandy, Kyle, Kristen and Ryan hold a séance.
#24 - Extrasensory Deception
Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 23, 2020
When Kyle and Mandy individually reveal a secret to Mike and Vanessa respectively, they are sworn not to tell the other. Meanwhile, Ryan invites Mike to be a guest on his podcast and Vanessa and the girls devise a plan to pay back a ride waiter.
#25 - House Rules
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 2011
Mike establishes new, strict house rules after Kyle accidentally falls asleep in Kristin's room.