The BEST Episodes of Moesha
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 2, 2020
Moesha, the second show created by Ralph R. Farquhar along with the writing team of Sara V. Finney and Vida Spears (Family Matters), premiered on UPN in the winter of 1996 as a vehicle for Grammy-Award winner/teen idol Brandy and Sheryl Lee Ralph's return to primetime television. After Farquhar's first critically-acclaimed show, South Central, was abruptly cancelled in 1994, Moesha was his second attempt at creating an urban comedy sitcom. Set in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles, Moesha follows the life of a happy-go-lucky family through the eyes of a typical teenage girl. Her father, Frank, a Saturn car salesman, has remarried Dee, a teacher at her school, much to Moesha's dismay. As Dee makes real headway becoming a mother to Moesha's little brother, Myles, Moesha's fond memories of her real mother have inhibited her from opening up completely to Dee. But Moesha later realizes that Dee can be a good friend and ally. When not at home or school, Moesha hangs out with her best fr
#1 - Driving Miss Moesha
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 5, 1996
Frank surprises Moesha with a brand new car, but she declines the car because it's a Saturn and not the Jeep she wants. Standing her ground, Mo persuades her father to let her find her own car, but not without complications.
#2 - Job
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 26, 1996
Moesha and Kim land jobs in ""market research"" at the mall. Mo becomes excited at the prospect of earning her own money and getting a taste of adulthood, but she accepts a promotion that'll make her more responsible.
#3 - Reunion
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 23, 1996
Frank arranges a reunion of Moesha's old friends, including her closest friend, Matt, but when romantic sparks fly between Moesha and Matt, Frank's concern for Moesha's well-being leads him to advise against them dating.
#4 - Pajama Jam
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 12, 1998
Morgan throws a co-ed slumber party and Moesha invites Kim, Hakeem and Niecy. At the party, they find out that the boys sleepover, too. Also, Niecy finds the courage to talk to Marco and Mary Ellen tries desperately to get into the party. After seeing Jeremy dancing with various females, Moesha finally decides to talk to him. Meanwhile, Frank and Dee have a romantic evening at home, but they're interrupted by the news that there are boys at the slumber party. After seeing Moesha walking downstairs and holding hands with Jeremy, Frank scolds Moesha; resulting in Moesha moving out.
#5 - A House is Not a Home
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 19, 1998
After leaving home, Moesha turns to Andell for the night. Although she promises Andell she'll go back home the next day, she surprises Andell by staying at The Den the following day. Upset that Moesha lied to her, Andell forces Moesha to talk to Frank, but nothings changed between them. Back at Andell's Moesha becomes a bother to Andell and her new beau, Uncle Bernie.
#6 - Color Him Father
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 14, 2000
As the tension continues to rise, Frank thinks that the only way that's possible to break some of the hostility is to let Dorian have his birthday party at a teen club. Sandy visits to find out why Frank told Dorian the secret and why he didn't wait as they both planned. Meanwhile, Moesha meets her new roommate, Theresa Logan, from Dillingham, Alaska.
#7 - D-Money Loses His Patience
Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired May 22, 2000
Moesha is faced with the dilemma of going on tour with Q or staying at home with her family and boyfriend Hakeem. But Moesha and Hakeem have an argument over the fact that Hakeem only wants Mo to stay home so that she won't have to go on tour with Q. Hurt over the fact that her boyfriend Gabe broke up with her, Niecy finds comfort from Hakeem. But they get caught up in the moment and share a kiss, just as Moesha enters the room. Stunned and hurt, Moesha takes Q up on his offer and leaves with him for New York. Meanwhile, Dorian's involvement with Patience gets him in over his head, forcing Frank to make a tough decision by enrolling him into a boot camp.
#8 - Living in Paradise?
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 25, 2000
Moesha can't stand the nasty and rude habits of her suite mates Niecy, Alicia and Brenda. So she tries to organize a meeting to establish ""the rules,"" but a nearby appearance by the singing group Boyz II Men hurts attendance. Meanwhile, Dee returns home from Jamaica but has to break the news to the family that she's decided to stay in Jamaica full-time to work on her education-consulting job.
#9 - All This and Turkey, Too
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 20, 2000
After a three-month separation, Q comes to visit Moesha, along with Khalib, for Thanksgiving. Dee's father, Arthur Loving, visits as well and brings along with him his grudge towards Frank. As Moesha and Q make up for time spent apart, Q makes an odd request involving her engagement ring. (Q needs the ring to help finance some new rap group he's producing.) Khalib advises his help and concern for Moesha and offers to lend them the money. But when Moesha tells Q the news, he overreacts; leading to the end of their engagement.
#10 - Chain, Chain, Chain
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 12, 1996
Moesha and her family receive individual chain letters. Non-believer Mo simply burns her letter and encourages the family to do the same. But with the results of the chain letters, in bad condition, tension starts to build up.
#11 - The Whistle Blower
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 24, 1996
Terry Hightower, Crenshaw High's star basketball player, asks Moesha for help on the upcoming S.A.T. He asks her to write the test for him. Mo declines, but encourages Terry to at least try taking the test. After Terry scored big on the test, everyone believes Mo did it and Terry is subsequently forced into writing it again. Meanwhile, Dee urges Frank take do a fertility test.
#12 - The Robbing Hood
Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired May 8, 2000
Dorian spends a weekend with Moesha, and all the residents in her dorm are robbed except for her who draws a conclusion that puts them at odds. Meanwhile, Myles doesn't appreciate his friends comments about how ""good"" Dee looks.
#13 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 23, 1996
Moesha copes with the fact that her father, Frank, has a new wife, Dee, which means that her plans of caring for Frank and brother, Myles, are over. Moesha soon becomes jealous when she finds Dee taking her place as the breakfast chef. Then when Moesha asks if she can go to The Den, a local hangout, Dee opposes since it's a school night. So Moesha simply gets Frank to agree by making him feel guilty about forcing her to wait until she's sixteen before she can date. Later, Moesha joins her boy-crazy friends Kim, Trina and Gail at The Den where the school's most handsome fellow named Ohagi begins to recite poetry. When he leaves The Den with Moesha, it becomes clear that they've been secretly dating. Moesha arrives late for dinner. When Dee reprimands her, Frank once again stops her. Dee complains to Frank about undermining her authority as a parent. Realizing that he's no longer a single parent, Frank apologizes and backs off. Consequently, Dee is forced to ground Moesha for being disre
#14 - Million Boy March
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 20, 1996
Musical guest: Jodeci Moesha and Kim want to join the ""Council of Concerned Youth,"" an all-male organization. Whitlock, the leader, doesn't believe in girls having the right to join and butts heads with independent Mo. But after Moesha provides good ideas for an upcoming fund-raiser, Whitlock reluctantly allows Moesha and Kim to join.
#15 - Sixteen
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 6, 1996
Moesha turns 16 and is officially able to date. She anxiously enters the dating game...at least wants to but no one asks her out. After reluctantly accepting a date with Ohagi, Dee has a heart-to-heart talk with Moesha about sex.
#16 - Friends
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 30, 1996
Head cheerleader Ashli approaches Moesha with the opportunity to try out for the cheerleading squad but Moesha isn't interested. Aspiring cheerleader Kim persuades Moesha to audition with her for moral support. But when Kim makes the cut and Moesha doesn't, Moesha becomes jealous. Meanwhile, Frank learns that Dee is slightly older than he and begins to ridicule her. Hakeem goes into a feeding frenzy in hopes of making it on the basketball team.
#17 - Hakeem Owes Moesha Big
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 13, 1996
Moesha loans Hakeem $20 but then has to wait for him to repay her. After two weeks, she angrily tracks him down and has to learn that his mother has been laid off from her job. With a little encouragement from the Mitchells, Hakeem applies for a job at the mall as athletic shoe salesman.
#18 - Niece
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 9, 1996
Standoffish Moesha begins to see a side of Dee she hadn't opened her eyes to when Dee's niece Charisse visits to spend some time with her aunt. Meanwhile, Andell goes on a date with her old boyfriend Deion Sanders.
#19 - Labor Day Jammy
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 26, 1997
Musical guest: Dru Hill Moesha returns from summer camp and has about one week left before she starts school at Bridgewood Academy. So she makes plans to go to the Labor Day Jammy with her friends and secretly wishes that she'll run into Q there, but she clashes with Frank when he wants her to go with him and Dee to her school's fundraiser. Moesha meets her new classmate, Haley Dillard, and together they con Frank into letting them ""hang out with Haley's friends."" At the Jammy, Moesha finds Q, but they both agree to just be friends.
#20 - On the Rebound
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 4, 2000
Moesha prolongs her stay in New York and finds her relationship with Q deepening. But when Q's tour interferes with Moesha's future, she decides she'd rather go back to the way things were and return home. Afraid of the fact that he might lose Moesha again, Q proposes to her. Back in California, Dorian returns home from boot camp and has proven to the family (and himself) that he has changed his old habits. But when Frank immediately approaches Dorian with a contract from boot camp explaining if Dorian doesn't abide by the rules of Frank, he can be permanently removed from the house. Upset that Frank would approach him with the contract so soon, Dorian signs the contract and backs out on Frank's plans to go fishing. Instead Dorian makes plans of his own to meet with ""Nice"" to give a ""beat-down"" to a boy who stole ""Nice""'s bike. Also, Hakeem and Niecy are left wondering how Moesha will treat them when she returns home.
#21 - The List
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 27, 1996
The boys' annual ""list"" comes out and Moesha isn't pleased to discover that she's been named as having the ""biggest booty"". (Kim is named as having the ""biggest mouth"" and Niecy is named as having the ""smallest chest"".) When they try to discover the list's author, all roads turn to new student Quinton Brooks from New York. Moesha confronts Q and he denies it. He later invites her to see him perform at a club, and Moesha soon becomes intrigued by the new comer.
#22 - Cold Busted
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 13, 1997
With Myles sleeping over at a friend's and her parents out of town, Moesha has the house all to herself. So to take advantage of the opportunity, she invites Q over. Unfortunately, her parents return unexpected and find Moesha and Q lip-locked on her bed. After being grounded and threatened to be sent to Bridgewood Academy, a private school, Moesha runs away but to no avail.
#23 - Moesha Meets Brandy
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 6, 1998
Five months later, and Moesha still hasn't returned home. After Kim forgets to purchase tickets to a sold-out concert featuring R&B singer Brandy, Moesha decides to spend her weekend alone with her new beau, Aaron, a college student whom she met over the summer. But when Moesha starts to push the relationship further (mainly due to her strange suggestions), the two break up. Later, Moesha, Kim, Niecy and Hakeem attempt to get into the concert. Backstage, Moesha meets Brandy who gives her some advice.
#24 - Homecoming
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 1998
Without Moesha around, Myles begins to miss his sister. Moesha helps her friends with their Homecoming preparations. Grandma Mitchell visits the family and stirs up a heated conversation over Moesha and Frank's disagreements. Myles tries to make an attempt to keep the family together (reminiscent to the 1997 movie Soul Food). After all the hostility dies down, Frank tells Moesha that he wants her to return home.
#25 - Hello, What's This?
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 20, 1998
When Frank and Dee find a marijuana cigarette in the house, all suspicion leads to Moesha. After wrongfully accusing Moesha, they are all shocked to learn that the joint belonged to Myles.