The Best Episodes of Mrs Brown's Boys

Last Updated: Dec 4, 2018

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

Newlyweds Dermot and Maria argue over whether they should buy their own home. Meanwhile, Mrs Brown tries to make Grandad happy by secretly staging a funeral for him, but the plans go awry when she mistakes two Mormons - who have been stealing Father Quinn's parishioners - for the men who are supposed to be delivering the coffin.

star 8.28
274 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy Swings!

#2 - Mammy Swings!

Season 3 - Episode 6

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 8.14
284 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
iMammy (Batteries Not Included)

#3 - iMammy (Batteries Not Included)

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 8.14
280 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy Rides Again

#4 - Mammy Rides Again

Season 1 - Episode 4

Agnes is disappointed when she discovers she is not invited to Maria's hen party because she is too old, so she and Winnie decide to crash the event, but end up in the wrong venue. She invites Maria's mother round for dinner and is so nervous about impressing her that she gets drunk and the evening descends into chaos.

star 8.13
337 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
New Mammy

#5 - New Mammy

Season 2 - Episode 6

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 8.13
236 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Merchandise

#6 - Mammy's Merchandise

Season 1 - Episode 3

Agnes becomes concerned when Dermot announces he wants to ask his childhood friend Buster, a known criminal, to be his best man. Mrs Brown is distracted when her neighbour Winnie's husband is rushed to hospital, leaving her son trying to raise money for his wedding by becoming embroiled in a money-making scam with his friend.

star 8.11
376 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Going

#7 - Mammy's Going

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 8.09
240 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Coming!

#8 - Mammy's Coming!

Season 2 - Episode 2

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
288 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Secret

#9 - Mammy's Secret

Season 1 - Episode 2

Agnes Brown worries that her family is keeping too many secrets when Cathy will not reveal any information about her new boyfriend, Mark will not confess why his wife has thrown him out and Dermot lies to his fiancee's parents about the status of his job

star 8.07
415 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy Of The Groom

#10 - Mammy Of The Groom

Season 1 - Episode 5

Dermot's pre-marriage nerves get the better of him and he locks himself away in a cupboard, so it is up to Agnes, Fr Quinn and best man Buster to try to calm him down. Meanwhile, Rory tells his mother he is gay.

star 8.06
294 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy?

#11 - Mammy?

Season 3 - Episode 5

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 8.06
267 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
The Mammy

#12 - The Mammy

Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

star 8.03
589 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Spell

#13 - Mammy's Spell

Season 3 - Episode 1

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 8.02
345 votes
Mammy Pulls It Off

#14 - Mammy Pulls It Off

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 8.00
306 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
SuperMammy

#15 - SuperMammy

Season 2 - Episode 4

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 7.98
282 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Valentine

#16 - Mammy's Valentine

Season 3 - Episode 4

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 7.95
271 votes
Mammy's Inflation

#17 - Mammy's Inflation

Season 3 - Episode 2

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 7.94
297 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll
Mammy's Break

#18 - Mammy's Break

Season 3 - Episode 3

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 7.93
251 votes
Directors: Ben Kellett
Writers: Brendan O'Carroll