The BEST Episodes of Last Man Standing (2011)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 18, 2021

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.

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The Ring

#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.

star 8.17
793 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Ed Yeager
Mike Hires Chuck

#2 - 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.

star 8.12
747 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Mike Haukom
Welcome Baxter

#3 - 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.

star 8.11
695 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Abbot
Helen Potts

#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

star 8.10
828 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Amy Mass
The Two Nieces of Eve

#5 - The Two Nieces of Eve

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 8, 2021

Eve comes home for a visit and struggles to connect with her nieces. Meanwhile, Kyle turns to Ed when he worries he isn't dynamic enough in his preaching.

star 8.07
136 votes
Directors: Dave Cove
Writers: Jordan Black
Mike Advises Mandy

#6 - 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.

star 8.06
968 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Ed Yeager
Buffalo Bill Day

#7 - 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.

star 8.04
1,183 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Julie Larson
Precious Snowflakes

#8 - 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.

star 8.01
1,326 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Mike Haukom
A Moving Finale

#9 - 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.

star 8.00
385 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Kevin Abbott
Ding Dong Ditch

#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.

star 7.99
1,559 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Jon Haller
Trick or Treat

#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.

star 7.98
1,334 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Ed Yeager
Haunted House

#12 - Haunted House

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 18, 2013

Boyd finds Vanessa's ideas for the Halloween haunted house too scary.

star 7.98
1,193 votes
Writers: Amy Mass
The Help

#13 - 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.

star 7.97
1,218 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Ed Yeager
Bridezilla vs. The Baxters

#14 - 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.

star 7.97
1,307 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Maisie Culver
Changing Light Bulbs

#15 - 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.

star 7.97
972 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Lisa K. Nelson
April, Come She Will

#16 - 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.

star 7.97
1,068 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Hench

#17 - 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.

star 7.96
1,535 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Andy Gordon
Wherefore Art Thou, Mike Baxter

#18 - 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.

star 7.96
1,533 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Hench
War Games

#19 - 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.

star 7.95
1,028 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Kevin Hench
Odd Couple Out

#20 - 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.

star 7.95
1,509 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Linda Videtti Figueiredo, Liz Astrof
Eve's Band

#21 - 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.

star 7.95
839 votes
Writers: Michael Shipley
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

#22 - 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.

star 7.95
1,596 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Hench

#23 - Bullying

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 4, 2013

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

star 7.94
1,296 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Hench
Outdoor Man Grill

#24 - Outdoor Man Grill

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 5, 2014

Now that Vanessa is following her passion to become an inner-city high school teacher, Mike is inspired to rekindle his dream of opening up a fish and game restaurant in the Outdoor Man store - and asks Kristin to be his business partner. Meanwhile, Eve takes Mandy pheasant hunting to get feathers for her hats.

star 7.93
882 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Tim Doyle
House Rules

#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.

star 7.92
1,617 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Andy Gordon