The BEST Episodes of Last Man Standing (2011)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 2, 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.

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 8.16
780 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 8.13
737 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 8.12
683 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
818 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Amy Mass
Mike Advises Mandy

#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.

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

#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.

star 8.05
1,173 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Julie Larson
A Moving Finale

#7 - 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 8.01
371 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Kevin Abbott
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
1,315 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Mike Haukom
Haunted House

#9 - Haunted House

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 18, 2013

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

star 7.99
1,183 votes
Writers: Amy Mass
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
1,548 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
1,320 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Ed Yeager
How You Like Them Pancakes?

#12 - How You Like Them Pancakes?

Season 8 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 30, 2020

Eve returns home for a weekend visit and Vanessa tries to recreate a childhood tradition for the girls... without Mike. Meanwhile, Jen asks Ed and Chuck for help in finding out who is stealing her work lunches and Kristin's big day finally arrives.

star 7.98
212 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Jacob Brown
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 7.98
1,205 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 7.98
1,294 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Maisie Culver
April, Come She Will

#15 - 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 7.98
1,058 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Hench
Changing Light Bulbs

#16 - 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
961 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Lisa K. Nelson
Adrenaline

#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 7.97
1,523 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 7.97
1,521 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Hench
Extrasensory Deception

#19 - 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.

star 7.96
222 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Brett Isaacson, TJ Martell, Tommy Wright
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 7.96
1,495 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Linda Videtti Figueiredo, Liz Astrof
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

#21 - 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 7.96
1,581 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Hench
War Games

#22 - 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 7.96
1,015 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Kevin Hench
Eve's Band

#23 - 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
826 votes
Writers: Michael Shipley
Bullying

#24 - 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 7.95
1,283 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Kevin Hench
Bride of Prankenstein

#25 - 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.

star 7.94
559 votes
Directors: Jean Sagal
Writers: Claire Mulaney