The BEST Episodes of Parenthood
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Based on the 1989 Steve Martin film, Parenthood is about grandparents Frank and Marilyn Buckman, their children, and their children's children.
#1 - I Never Invested for My Father
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 6, 1990
Gil volunteers to help untangle his father's finances; Patty freezes during a ballet recital.
#2 - The Plague
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 29, 1990
The kids get chicken pox.
#3 - My Dad Can Beat Up Your BMW
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 22, 1990
Garry hopes his dad will appear at his baseball team's championship game, but Helen doubts her indifferent ex will show up; Marilyn gives Susan's childhood stewardess doll to Patty.
#4 - Fun for Kids
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 11, 1991
Tod's stripper mother visits; Frank locks horns with Nathan over child-rearing.
#5 - Thanksgiving with a T that Rhymes with B that Stands for Basketball
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 17, 1990
A Thanksgiving to remember at the Buckman house.
#6 - Gil vs. the Deck
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 16, 1990
Building an outdoor deck makes Gil a hero to Kevinâ€”making it difficult for Gil to quit as he'd like.
#7 - Cards & Cars
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 20, 1990
Gil's jealous when Max prefers to spend time with Grandpa; Helen is attracted to a housepainter who's like an older Tod.
#8 - Hollow Halloween
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 27, 1990
Gil and Karen's plans for an old-fashioned Hallowe'en make the kids feel dowdy next to their Ninja Turtled friends.
#9 - Take My Parents, Please
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 10, 1990
With the kids away, Gil and Karen anticiapte a romantic 11th anniversaryâ€”until Gil's mom shows up on their doorstep.
#10 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 20, 1990
#11 - Love Stinks
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 13, 1990
Julie walks out on Tod when she discovers he's planning the formal wedding they never had.
#12 - Small Surprises
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 3, 1990
Helen finds Garry kissing a girl in his room; Gil and Karen try to get rid of a pesky raccoon.