The BEST Episodes of Marlon

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 22, 2020

Network: NBC

Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans, this update to the classic family comedy centers on a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might get in the way sometimes, for Marlon, family really always does come first - even if he's the biggest kid of all.

End of the Road

#1 - End of the Road

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 13, 2017

In the Season 1 finale, the first wedding anniversary since their divorce leads Marlon and Ashley to rehash the details of their first date. They each have very different recollections of how it went down.

star 8.01
251 votes
Writers: Aseem Batra
Career Day

#2 - Career Day

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 12, 2018

Marlon crashes career day at Zack's school so he can tell the kids about non-traditional careers like his own, but when the students misunderstand his advice and their parents get upset, Marlon must make things right.

star 7.97
109 votes
Writers: Raynelle Swilling, Teri Schaffer
Divorce Counseling

#3 - Divorce Counseling

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 21, 2018

Marlon and Ashley go to see strong-willed relationship therapist Kamala to help stabilize their rocky divorce. When Marlon exposes Kamala as a fraud, he ends up experiencing a breakthrough and realizes he should try and change his ways. Stevie gives Yvette an intense massage.

star 7.87
122 votes
Writers: Ryan Noggle
Appropriate Marlon

#4 - Appropriate Marlon

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 13, 2017

Marlon believes he can act appropriately to help Ashley get into an exclusive social club that prefers couples; and Yvette is shocked to learn that Stevie fits in perfectly among the bourgeois clientele at the club.

star 7.85
264 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Ryan Noggle
Man Code

#5 - Man Code

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 28, 2018

Marlon and Stevie see Yvette's fiancé, Demetrius, cheating on her and they disagree whether or not they should tell her. Marlon refuses, claiming they can't break the "man code." Ashley deals with Yvette's new relationship by turning to numerous hobbies. Yvette discovers what is going on and breaks up with Demetrius after he and Marlon get into a fight at her engagement party.

star 7.84
130 votes
Directors: Jean Sagal
Writers: Craig Wayans
Funeral Party

#6 - Funeral Party

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 12, 2018

Marlon goes all out for his 43rd birthday and decides to throw himself a funeral party after attending his barber's funeral. Everyone speaks at Marlon's party, talking about all the insensitive jokes he made at their expense. This makes Marlon worry that he is too harsh on everyone. They reassure him that they love him and know that even when he is making fun of them it's because he cares.

star 7.83
118 votes
Writers: Sydney Castillo
Homecoming

#7 - Homecoming

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 5, 2018

Marlon, Stevie, Yvette and Ashley all attend homecoming weekend at Howell University. Stevie is determined to join the independent fraternity that Marlon created because Stevie was always blocked from membership as an undergrad. Ashley and Yvette get caught up with a couple of young co-eds.

star 7.82
126 votes
Writers: Julian Kiani
Keepin' It 100

#8 - Keepin' It 100

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 28, 2018

Marlon decides to buy the house he has been renting since the separation. While prepping for the sale Marlon and Ashley decide that they no longer have to follow the politics of marriage and tell white lies to keep each other happy. They can be totally honest with each other.. "Keep It 100." Yvette and Stevie get involved and the plan eventually backfires when they realize you can be too honest. They all agree to keep it a balmy "77" with a slight breeze.

star 7.81
140 votes
Writers: Kenny Smith Jr.
Wingman

#9 - Wingman

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 14, 2018

Marlon offers to be Ashley’s wingman during a night out at a club. All is going well until Marlon meets someone and Ashley finds herself jealous. Yvette gives Stevie a makeover and kisses him in an attempt to make her ex jealous.

star 7.76
148 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Raynelle Swilling, Teri Schaffer
Sisters

#10 - Sisters

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 21, 2018

When Marlon’s sisters come to town, he convinces Ashley to pretend they are still married in order to keep them from freaking out and being disappointed in him. As the weekend goes on and the charade gets harder to keep up, Marlon finally confronts them in an epic confession. After receiving a psychic reading from Lenora, Stevie tries to woo Yvette as he thinks they are destined to be together.

star 7.75
131 votes
Writers: Mitchell Marchand
Model Parent

#11 - Model Parent

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 14, 2018

Marlon convinces Ashley to let Zack model for a kids' athletic line after he is approached in a mall. After the shoot, Stevie , Yvette , Marlon and Ashley are horrified to see that the photos have been altered as the shirt he is modeling now contains the phrase "Funky Monkey." Ashley and Marlon decide to pull Zack from the campaign after the advertising executives fail to see the racism of the shirt.

star 7.72
167 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Britt Matt
Boys Only Want One Thing

#12 - Boys Only Want One Thing

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 23, 2017

Marlon struggles to come to terms with his daughter bringing home a boy for the first time. Yvette uses Stevie to get great seats to a Beyoncé concert.

star 7.72
409 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Ric Swartzlander
Exes With Benefits

#13 - Exes With Benefits

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 23, 2017

Marlon and Ashley contemplate whether to have no strings attached 'ex-sex.' Yvette babysits Marley and Zack.

star 7.64
381 votes
Writers: Raynelle Swilling, Teri Schaffer
Coach Marlon

#14 - Coach Marlon

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 6, 2017

Marlon's lack of boundaries leads Ashley to ask for his key to her house back; and Marlon coaches Zack's basketball team.

star 7.63
278 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Raynelle Swilling, Teri Schaffer
Project Kids

#15 - Project Kids

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 30, 2017

Feeling that Marley and Zack don't appreciate everything they have, Marlon teaches them a lesson by recreating the projects from his childhood.

star 7.63
354 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Craig Wayans, Mitchell Marchand
Cleaning Out the Closet

#16 - Cleaning Out the Closet

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 16, 2017

Ashley is shocked to learn that Marlon has a storage unit crammed full of things from when they were married and challenges him to have a yard sale to part with it all.

star 7.61
481 votes
Writers: Craig Wayans, Mitchell Marchand
Surprises

#17 - Surprises

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 30, 2017

Marlon is stunned to learn that Ashley is treating herself to breast augmentation surgery for her birthday, her first since their divorce. In other events, Stevie tries to guess Yvette's age.

star 7.61
326 votes
Writers: Britt Matt, Julian Kiani
Driving Miss Marley

#18 - Driving Miss Marley

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 5, 2018

Marlon wants Marley to get her driver's license, but when he finds out that she's scared of driving, Marlon shows her how to face her fears by facing one of his own; meanwhile, Stevie helps Yvette boost her low passenger rating on a ride-hailing app.

star 7.56
120 votes
Writers: Ric Swartzlander
Pilot

#19 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 16, 2017

Exes Marlon and Ashley try a friendly divorce for their children's sake, but things get tricky when Ashley decides to date again. In other events, Marlon struggles to keep a sponsor for his online channel, “The Marlon Way.”

star 7.50
588 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Christopher Moynihan, Marlon Wayans
Hospital Party

#20 - Hospital Party

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 6, 2017

Marlon and Ashley have very different ways of coping when Zack needs surgery.

star 7.45
308 votes
Writers: Regina Hicks