The BEST Episodes of Nightcap

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 21, 2021

Network: Pop

A laugh-at-itself, satirical look at the late-night TV landscape, set behind the scenes of the fictitious talk show Nightcap With Jimmy.

Mean Guest

#1 - Mean Guest

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 14, 2016

Jason Biggs acts differently on a return appearance, surprising the staff. Meanwhile, Beth Stern promotes animal adoption by bringing kittens, but trouble arises when one cat disappears.

star 7.75
73 votes

#2 - Go-Fund-Yourself

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 4, 2017

Jimmy wants a biopic made about his life, and he wishes to be portrayed by Paul Rudd. Meanwhile, Wendy Williams strikes up an unexpected bond with someone over wigs.

star 7.67
72 votes
Out of the Box

#3 - Out of the Box

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 7, 2017

The crew adjusts to its new studio next to Dr. Oz's; the network sends a new staff member, Davis Maxfield, to do the exact same job as Staci; Davis tells Staci to bump actress Julianna Margulies in favor of a YouTube "unboxing'' star.

star 7.52
27 votes
Directors: Johnny Milord
Writers: Brad Wollack, Tom Brunelle
The A-List Thief

#4 - The A-List Thief

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 16, 2016

Gwyneth Paltrow turns out to be a serial thief; Paltrow has a confrontation with fellow guest Jim Norton; Jimmy's dog, Monty, moves into the office; interior decorator Nate Berkus comes to design an office suitable for late-night dog royalty.

star 7.51
110 votes
Always a Beard, Never a Bride

#5 - Always a Beard, Never a Bride

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 28, 2017

Jesse Tyler Ferguson brings his guru/cult leader to the Nightcap With Jimmy set, and arrives at the studio only to find his spiritual guide is not on the security list.

star 7.47
30 votes
Directors: Johnny Milord
Writers: Elizabeth Rose Quinn
Single White Staci

#6 - Single White Staci

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 21, 2017

Actress Julianne Moore shadows Staci to prepare for a role in an independent film; Staci goes on an awkward lunch date with Donny Deutsch; Todd consults Barbara Corcoran and Dr. Oz about donating his body fat to Jimmy for a cosmetic procedure.

star 7.42
26 votes
Directors: Johnny Milord
Writers: Alexandra Wentworth
The Show Might Go On (2)

#7 - The Show Might Go On (2)

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 2, 2017

Staci pitches a movie to director J.J. Abrams; Penny begs Staci to save the show; Staci offers up TV show host Rachael Ray as an appealing new love interest for fame-hungry Christie Brinkley; actor Mark Hamill shows up to discuss Staci's new film.

star 7.41
22 votes
Directors: Johnny Milord
Writers: Brad Wollack, Tom Brunelle

#8 - Lice-Ism

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 23, 2016

A lice outbreak forces the whole staff to be treated, causing Whoopi Goldberg to draw the wrong conclusion about the staff members' treatment hairstyles; booked guest Denis Leary calls in sick, but Staci isn't having it.

star 7.40
68 votes
The Cannon

#9 - The Cannon

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 30, 2016

Staci faces a difficult task involving guest Michael J. Fox and a stunt with a cannon. Meanwhile, Jim Gaffigan desperately wants to promote his new energy drink on the show.

star 7.31
59 votes
Bringing Up Baby

#10 - Bringing Up Baby

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 19, 2017

TV's favorite dad Bob Saget only wants to talk about his obsession with a Japanese collectible toy; comic Carrot Top convinces Todd to capitalize on an unfortunate nickname earned after an on-air flub.

star 7.27
26 votes
Directors: Johnny Milord
Writers: David Bickel
The Horny Host

#11 - The Horny Host

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 21, 2016

Staci tries to convince transgender celebrity GiGi Gorgeous to go on a date with Jimmy; Ana pitches her makeup line and wants Stephanie March to be her new spokesperson; Janeane Garofalo is dismayed by Jimmy's sexist sketch.

star 7.20
50 votes
Poop Show

#12 - Poop Show

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 12, 2017

Debra Messing fills in at the last minute and gets too close for Staci's comfort,arranging a "girls spa day" for the two in her dressing room. Davis has his hands full with Brendan Fraser, who wants to try his hand at musical comedy and debut a very offensive song on Nightcap.

star 7.16
25 votes
Directors: Johnny Milord
Writers: Brendan Clifford
Spinster Code

#13 - Spinster Code

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 5, 2017

Davis dupes Jimmy's nemesis, Cedric the Entertainer, into coming on the show.

star 7.14
28 votes
Directors: Johnny Milord
Writers: Elizabeth Rose Quinn

#14 - IBS-ISIS

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 28, 2016

Chef Mario Batali tries to aid Staci as she struggles through a horrible bout of irritable bowel syndrome; journalist George Stephanopoulos schools Penny on ISIS, an organization she believes is trying to recruit her.

star 7.12
52 votes
What Would Staci Do?

#15 - What Would Staci Do?

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 14, 2017

Staci is caught being a horrible person by Juju Chang's hidden camera show; desperate to prove she's a good person, Staci gets herself in too deep when Brooke Shields pressures her and Kelly Rutherford to take part in a dangerous drinking game.

star 7.10
31 votes
Directors: Johnny Milord
Writers: Brendan Clifford
The Unwanted Guest

#16 - The Unwanted Guest

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 7, 2016

Tim Gunn stops by unexpectedly, so the staff must juggle guests. Meanwhile, Todd asks Debra Messing to film a video while channeling her old sitcom character; and Randy and Marcus pitch their invention to Mark Cuban.

star 7.09
44 votes
Guest In A Snake

#17 - Guest In A Snake

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 11, 2017

Staci interviews for an Executive Producer position at Wendy Williams and seriously considers leaving Nightcap. Mariska Hargitay has agreed to be eaten by an anaconda on air, and Todd gets to direct his first shoot starring Rosie Perez—until Joel Schumacher intervenes.

star 7.08
37 votes

#18 - Babymaker

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 16, 2016

Celebrity publicist Malik needs to find a surrogate for her clients Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos; Sarah Jessica Parker revisits an old connection with Staci; Bravo's Andy Cohen stops by to promote his unusual new musical game show.

star 6.82
139 votes
The Show Might Go On (1)

#19 - The Show Might Go On (1)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 26, 2017

There's more chaos backstage than normal when Jimmy's new girlfriend Christie Brinkley demands he quit Nightcap. Bethenny Frankel is saving her voice for a speaking engagement and forces Penny to do her dirty work. David Hasselhoff spends the day telling embarrassing stories about his nephew, Nightcap's own hair and makeup guru, Marcus.

star 6.57
21 votes
Directors: Johnny Milord
Writers: David Bickel
Match Game

#20 - Match Game

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 7, 2017

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin go out of their way to be empathetic when Staci reveals she had a minor cancerous mole removed; Staci confuses their kindness as sexual interest and propositions them for a threesome.

star 6.56
25 votes
Directors: Johnny Milord
Writers: David Bickel