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: 2/19/2024Network: NetflixStatus: Ended
Library Services
65 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.

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Cultural Affairs
70 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.

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Department of Sports & Health
63 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.

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Hall of Records
60 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.

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Metropolitan Transit
68 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
62 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
93 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.

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