The Best Episodes of Last Man Standing (2011)

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2018

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.

The Ring

#1 - The Ring

Season 5 - Episode 14

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.

star 8.15
614 votes
Writers: Ed Yeager
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Welcome Baxter

#2 - Welcome Baxter

Season 7 - Episode 1

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.

star 8.06
450 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Abbot
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Helen Potts

#3 - Helen Potts

Season 4 - Episode 12

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

star 7.97
457 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Amy Mass
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All About Eve

#4 - All About Eve

Season 3 - Episode 12

Vanessa worries Eve will become an outcast after she posts one of Mike's vlogs on her Facebook page; the Baxters have a run-in with the law.

star 7.96
573 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Hench
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The Help

#5 - The Help

Season 2 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.94
510 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Ed Yeager
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Wherefore Art Thou, Mike Baxter

#6 - Wherefore Art Thou, Mike Baxter

Season 1 - Episode 21

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.

star 7.94
538 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Hench
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Co-Ed Softball

#7 - Co-Ed Softball

Season 1 - Episode 5

The Outdoor Man's softball team holds a vote to decide if they will go coed; Kristin thinks about her own future as she helps Mandy fill out college applications.

star 7.94
710 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Hench
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Adrenaline

#8 - Adrenaline

Season 1 - Episode 17

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.

star 7.94
539 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Andy Gordon
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Found Money

#9 - Found Money

Season 1 - Episode 24

When Vanessa's sweet but flighty sister, April, comes to visit, Mike knows she's only coming to ask for yet another loan. Mike would rather use any extra money they have to buy a tank so that he and Ed can take it to a junkyard to run over old cars and boats. Meanwhile, when Kristen and Kyle decide to break up, Kyle is more concerned with what Mike will think.

star 7.93
469 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Andy Gordon
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Precious Snowflakes

#10 - Precious Snowflakes

Season 6 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.93
1,198 votes
Writers: Mike Haukom
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Trick or Treat

#11 - Trick or Treat

Season 6 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.93
1,176 votes
Writers: Ed Yeager
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Mutton Busting

#12 - Mutton Busting

Season 3 - Episode 22

Ryan convinces Kristin to let Boyd participate in the mutton busting competition; Eve's boyfriend tells her he doesn't want her wearing her JROTC uniform to the prom.

star 7.93
506 votes
Directors: Tim Doyle
Writers: Michael Shipley
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Mike's Pole

#13 - Mike's Pole

Season 2 - Episode 11

When Eve is inspired by her father's patriotism and decides to join the Junior ROTC, Vanessa is concerned.

star 7.92
480 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Vince Calandra
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Eve's Band

#14 - Eve's Band

Season 5 - Episode 16

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.

star 7.90
657 votes
Writers: Michael Shipley
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Bridezilla vs. The Baxters

#15 - Bridezilla vs. The Baxters

Season 6 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.90
1,146 votes
Writers: Maisie Culver
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Odd Couple Out

#16 - Odd Couple Out

Season 1 - Episode 14

Vanessa blames Mike when she finds out they were not invited to a neighbor's party; Eve accidentally damages Mandy's car.

star 7.90
566 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Liz Astrof, Linda Videtti Figueiredo
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

#17 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Season 1 - Episode 9

Mike is surprised to learn he shares similar interests with a new neighbor; Mandy plots revenge after catching her boyfriend in a lie.

star 7.90
611 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Hench
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Mike Advises Mandy

#18 - Mike Advises Mandy

Season 4 - Episode 6

Mike gives Mandy advice on how to set aside money for paying taxes, but she decides to do things her own way.

star 7.90
513 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Ed Yeager
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The Spotlight

#19 - The Spotlight

Season 1 - Episode 23

When Mike realizes he unintentionally upstaged Vanessa's announcement about being nominated as the top volunteer school parent, his efforts to make it up to her might cause more harm than good. Meanwhile, Eve is afraid she won't fit in at high school; and Ed wants to release an Outdoor Man action figure inspired by Mike.

star 7.90
506 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Eben Russell
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Baxter & Sons

#20 - Baxter & Sons

Season 1 - Episode 18

When Mike's younger brother and father visit, a sibling rivalry ensues; Eve, Mandy and Kristin try to help Bud find a girlfriend.

star 7.89
518 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kim Flagg, Marsh McCall
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April, Come She Will

#21 - April, Come She Will

Season 3 - Episode 21

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.

star 7.88
508 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Hench
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Three Sisters

#22 - Three Sisters

Season 6 - Episode 12

Eve asks for money from her parents and they turn her down, but Kristin fulfills her request, which annoys Mike. This leads to a tense dinner at the Baxter home in which the three Baxter siblings have a fight. Meanwhile, Kyle and Ed's bond intensifies.

star 7.87
1,145 votes
Writers: Holly Hester
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Elfie

#23 - Elfie

Season 3 - Episode 11

Mandy arranges a holiday surprise for the family's housekeeper; Vanessa gives Boyd an elf doll and tells him it's magical.

star 7.87
549 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Maisie Culver, Bryan Larrivee, D.J. Ryan
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Bullying

#24 - Bullying

Season 2 - Episode 8

Eve is suspended for name-calling; after Ryan gets a job, he buys a motorcycle.

star 7.87
499 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Hench
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Man vs. Myth

#25 - Man vs. Myth

Season 7 - Episode 2

Having avoided expressing any sort of emotion after his dad died, Mike finally has the heart-to-heart with Bud that he never had while he was alive. Meanwhile, Kristin proposes a new business venture, and Mandy gives Kyle a makeover to fit his new corporate job.

star 7.86
382 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Matt Berry
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