The BEST episodes of Pretend It’s a City

Every episode of Pretend It’s a City ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Pretend It’s a City!

Wander the New York City streets and fascinating mind of wry writer, humorist and raconteur Fran Lebowitz as she sits down with Martin Scorsese.

Last Updated: 12/8/2022Network:Netflix
Library Services
61 votes

#1 - Library Services

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/8/2021

Books opened up the world to young Fran. Today, she can't throw a volume away — but she will trash the writer of a glowing blurb for a lousy tome.

Cultural Affairs
66 votes

#2 - Cultural Affairs

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/8/2021

The mysteries of talent are scrutinized as Fran looks at the peril of writing, the joy of Motown and the time Charles Mingus chased her on the street.

Department of Sports & Health
59 votes

#3 - Department of Sports & Health

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/8/2021

Knowing that some are annoyed that she's still alive, Fran understands that smoking is bad for you. "Wellness" and sports sound even worse to her.

Hall of Records
56 votes

#4 - Hall of Records

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/8/2021

Fran's all about fun — guilty pleasures, not so much. Just give her a party, a movie, a small child or a luminous Cary Grant. You can keep technology.

Watch Now:Amazon
Metropolitan Transit
65 votes

#5 - Metropolitan Transit

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/8/2021

Mean cabbies, arty subway stations, interstellar tourism and spacey bus drivers can get Fran going. Then Leonardo DiCaprio offered her an e-cigarette.

Board of Estimate
59 votes

#6 - Board of Estimate

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/8/2021

It's a living: Fran hates money but loves things, so she must work — though she prefers to read. Winning the lottery may be her only other option.

Pretend It’s a City
88 votes

#7 - Pretend It’s a City

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/8/2021

Meet Fran Lebowitz and join her on her rambles as she muses about deadly distractions, Times Square terror, subway stoppers and total building fails.

Watch Now:Amazon

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