The BEST Episodes of Mrs Brown's Boys

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2020

Network: BBC One

Mrs Brown's Boys is an award winning sitcom created by and starring Irish writer and performer Brendan O'Carroll about a meddling market stall holder. With three of her six children still living at home, the foul-mouthed matriarch still finds time to interfere in their lives. The show is based on O'Carroll's stage plays about the character Agnes Browne, which were developed from books and straight-to-DVD films. After the original 7 films debuted in Ireland by Irish broadcaster RTÉ, the BBC produced further programmes in a revised, longer running series with a punchier format.

Mammy's Miracle

#1 - Mammy's Miracle

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 5, 2011

Agnes Brown thinks everyone has gone mad. Father Quinn is losing his faith as fast as he loses parishioners. Newlyweds Dermot and Maria will not stop fighting. And Grandad has decided that he would like to witness his own funeral. He is keen to hear all the nice things people will say about him at his funeral while he is still alive to enjoy them. Maria tells Mrs Brown why she and Dermot have been arguing so much. She thinks that they should move out of the Brown household, but Dermot is resisting. He is also scheming with Buster to make some quick cash so that he can afford a first home for him and Maria. The Browns decide to make Grandad happy by faking his funeral, but their plans start to go awry when Mrs Brown mistakes two Mormons for the men who are supposed to be delivering Grandad's coffin. In the event, Grandad is horrified to find that no-one has a kind word to say about him after all, and the mourners get a shock when the corpse comes back to life.

star 8.26
553 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy?

#2 - Mammy?

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 28, 2013

A secretive phone call from a solicitor to Mrs Brown leaves her children suspecting one of them may be adopted, while Father Quinn returns from rehab and asks Agnes to help out at his annual garden party - although as she proceeds to drive him crazy with a smartphone, his recovery may be short-lived. Meanwhile, Cathy receives a blast from the past, Rory and Dino have a bust-up, and Mark and Betty deliver bad news - they are leaving for Australia right away.

star 8.21
406 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy Swings!

#3 - Mammy Swings!

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 4, 2013

The Browns are excited as preparations for Rory and Dino's big day are in full swing - although Agnes's mood is dampened when she meets flamboyant celebrity wedding planner La La Doggy. The foul-mouthed matriarch also clashes with Father Damien when he raises some religious concerns about the ceremony - and to top it all off, she gets more than she bargained for when she invites Cathy's boyfriend's parents over for the evening.

star 8.18
449 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy Pulls It Off

#4 - Mammy Pulls It Off

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 31, 2011

Agnes Brown's son, Dermot, and his new wife, Maria, have a baby on the way, and they are desperate for a place of their own. The newly-weds just can’t afford to move out, but Mrs. Brown has a plan to help her son. Loving mother that she is, Agnes has promised the couple the money from Granddad's life insurance policy payout for a deposit for their own home. There’s just one minor hitch – Granddad is not dead. Caught between a suspicious insurance company and her God-fearing son, Trevor, Agnes has to resort to desperate measures to keep Granddad out of sight and her dream alive.

star 8.11
530 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Coming!

#5 - Mammy's Coming!

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 7, 2012

Agnes is upset that her son Trevor has been called back to the missions in Africa, but is determined to give him a massive send-off to remind him what a loving family he has back home in Ireland. Meanwhile, daughter Cathy's family counselling session descends into chaos, and Buster and Dermot run into trouble with a circus lion. The only person having a good day is neighbour Winnie: thanks to his new medication, her husband Jacko's libido is back. But while Winnie delights in reminiscing about her former bedroom antics, Maria reveals a shocking secret about Cathy's boyfriend Mick; that he is, in fact, married: which leads to him getting a good telling off by Agnes!

star 8.08
562 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy Rides Again

#6 - Mammy Rides Again

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 22, 2011

It's the week of Dermot's fiancee Maria Nicholson's hen party, and Agnes Brown and her friend Winnie are excited about going - until daughter Cathy tells them they are not invited because they are too old. Undeterred, Mrs Brown decides she will crash the event and show the girls that she and Winnie are not too old to party. All she has to do is find out where the party is being held. Agnes thinks her luck is in when son Dermot tells her that the girls are meeting at local pub Foleys. But when Agnes bursts into the pub in full hen party attire, it’s clear that Dermot has misinformed her. That night, Agnes Brown mistakenly invites Maria's snooty mother Mrs Nicholson to dinner. Finding out that Mrs Nicholson is so sophisticated that she has two toilets in her house, Agnes has one fitted in a cupboard under the stairs in order to impress her guest. Despite drafting in Rory's cordon bleu friend Dino to cook dinner, on the night Mrs Brown is incredibly nervous and turns to drink.

star 8.07
727 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Spell

#7 - Mammy's Spell

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2013

A hypnotist is booked to provide the entertainment at the triplets' baptism - and Agnes soon finds herself under his spell. Meanwhile, the matriarch's kitchen is falling apart - but that turns out to be the least of her problems when son Mark delivers some heartbreaking news.

star 8.05
581 votes
iMammy (Batteries Not Included)

#8 - iMammy (Batteries Not Included)

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 14, 2012

With Dermot and Maria's baby due very soon, Agnes is excited about the prospect of having a new Brown in the house. But in the meantime, she has to make do with the robot baby which the expectant couple have been given to practice with at their pre-natal classes. Unfortunately, the new addition to the family keeps crying and disturbs everyone at night. Agnes kindly offers to babysit the robot baby and seems to have the magic touch, but her methods are not exactly orthodox (including removing the batteries). Meanwhile, Cathy is feeling down about her love life. However, there's a new man on the horizon: her psychology lecturer Professor Thomas Clowne.

star 8.03
524 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy Of The Groom

#9 - Mammy Of The Groom

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 29, 2011

Dermot and Maria's wedding is just days away and tensions are running high in the Brown household. The groom is getting cold feet. His best man Buster can't find anything good to say about Dermot in his speech. To cap it all Agnes Brown is mystified as to why her daughter Cathy has given her a book on homosexuality. Is she trying to tell her mother that one of the family is gay? When Dermot's pre-marriage nerves get the better of him, he does what he always does when stressed. He locks himself in the cupboard. Father Quinn is bemused to have to give Maria and Dermot their pre-marriage talk in slightly unusual circumstances - with the mother of the groom in attendance and the groom in the cupboard. If Dermot won't reappear for the priest, how on earth is Agnes going to persuade him to come out in time for his wedding? Meanwhile, Agnes Brown goes on a hunt for the homosexual in the family. Eventually she realises who it is.

star 8.03
631 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Inflation

#10 - Mammy's Inflation

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 7, 2013

Agnes is disappointed with Cathy when she decides to get a boob job to impress her boyfriend, Professor Clowne. Agnes is also distinctly unimpressed with Buster when she meets the man he has hired to measure up her kitchen. Meanwhile, Professor Clowne has a life-changing proposal for Cathy - if he could only find the perfect moment to ask her his very important question.

star 7.96
518 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Going

#11 - Mammy's Going

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 28, 2012

When Spartacus the old family dog starts looking poorly, the Brown children reluctantly decide the time has come to put her in a home. But when the Brown children decide how to break the sad news to their mother, Agnes gets the wrong end of the stick. Under the impression that her children are planning on putting her in a nursing home, a furious Agnes sets out to persuade her children she's not going senile. Meanwhile, Cathy's new boyfriend Professor Clowne is determined to interview Agnes for his new book about motherhood and won't take no for an answer. Agnes reluctantly agrees to the interview but then becomes convinced that Clowne actually wants to study her to prove that she's going senile. Moreover, with Agnes's birthday fast-approaching, the Brown family have decided to throw their mother a surprise party. But poor Agnes is expecting a completely different surprise...

star 7.95
482 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
New Mammy

#12 - New Mammy

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 28, 2012

Agnes is upset about all the unrest at home but realises that she has an equally frosty relationship with Maria's mother Hilary. With Maria about to give birth, Cathy convinces Agnes to build bridges and invite Hillary out for dinner. Agnes takes Hillary for dinner in a rather unusual setting and relations between the pair gradually begin to thaw - particularly as Hillary gets increasingly drunk. Meanwhile back at home Maria suddenly goes into labour. With Buster panicking, Dermot fainting and the rest of the family out the house, will the ambulance arrive in time?

star 7.92
395 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Secret

#13 - Mammy's Secret

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 8, 2011

Agnes Brown is concerned that her family are keeping too many secrets. Her daughter Cathy won't let her meet her new boyfriend. Her elder son Mark won't reveal why his feisty wife Betty has thrown him out. And her younger son Dermot has lied to his fiancee Maria Nicholson's well-to-do parents about the status of his job. When Betty and Mrs Brown meet to discuss Mark's problem, they unsurprisingly come to blows. Unfortunately their row happens in front of Dermot's posh future mother-in-law Mrs Nicholson, who has come round to discuss arrangements for her daughter's wedding. Horrified by what she witnesses, Mrs Nicholson decides that the Brown family are so rough she will try to stop them attending the wedding. Then Mrs Brown spots Betty with another man, and concludes that Betty and Mark have fallen out because Betty is having an affair. But when she finally confronts Betty, Agnes is confounded to discover that Mark is the one who has something to hide.

star 7.91
845 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
The Mammy

#14 - The Mammy

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2011

Agnes Brown has family troubles to contend with: her son Dermot has fallen out with Maria Nicholson, his long-term girlfriend, and Grandad is feeling poorly. After a sleepless night, Mrs Brown decides to try to sort out Dermot and Maria's problem by giving Maria the benefit of her advice. But her heart-to-heart with Maria only succeeds in making the dispute worse. So Mrs Brown's daughter Cathy intervenes. She's a psychology student, and offers Dermot and Maria a counselling session. A dismayed Mrs Brown can't help interfering, and the session quickly descends into a blazing row between her and Cathy... with an effect on Dermot and Maria that not even Agnes Brown could have predicted. Meanwhile, Grandad ends up in hospital when Dr Flynn's attempt to read his temperature goes dramatically wrong. And Cathy reveals the electrifying secret of how she keeps dodgy men at bay.

star 7.89
1,136 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
SuperMammy

#15 - SuperMammy

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 21, 2012

Agnes is feeling self-conscious about her weight after some less-than-flattering comments from her family. She decides to go on a diet but struggles to keep her resolve when she sees her favourite foods. Meanwhile Rory is in good spirits after securing a promotion as manager of the local hair salon. However he is immediately thrown in the deep end when he has to deal with a major staff incident. And as if that wasn't stressful enough, boyfriend Dino is in a foul mood with him after being overlooked for the job.

star 7.87
451 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Merchandise

#16 - Mammy's Merchandise

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 15, 2011

With Dermot and Maria's wedding just weeks away, the Brown household is in crisis. Agnes Brown's son Dermot wants to ask his childhood friend Buster to be best man. But Agnes has set her heart on Mark Brown, her eldest son, being Dermot's best man. And Buster is a crook, of whom both the strong-willed Maria and Mrs Brown strongly disapprove. On top of this, Mrs Brown's close friend and neighbour Winnie is distraught. Her husband Jacko has been rushed to hospital and cannot possibly afford to pay for the operation he urgently needs. And, needing cash for his wedding, Dermot has allowed himself to get embroiled in one of Buster's dodgy moneymaking scams. It's time for Mrs Brown to exercise all her diplomatic skills, starting with 'accidentally' letting Maria know all about Dermot's best man decision.

star 7.87
741 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Break

#17 - Mammy's Break

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 14, 2013

Agnes is desperate for a holiday but cannot find anyone to look after Grandad. It seems her only option is to convince a health inspector that Grandad is losing his marbles. Sparks fly when Rory and Dino move into Mrs Brown's house, and Agnes' late husband Redser gets in touch from beyond the grave with some very ominous news...

star 7.80
414 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Valentine

#18 - Mammy's Valentine

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 21, 2013

It seems that everyone in the Brown family has a date for Valentine's Day except Agnes, so she resorts to the internet to find herself a man. Dermot tries to come up with a loving gesture to prove to Maria that he can still be romantic - but he makes the mistake of taking advice from Buster - while Agnes and Winnie are fascinated by Betty's sex manual and Grandad ends up addicted to Viagra.

star 7.72
463 votes