The BEST Episodes of Primetime: What Would You Do?

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

ABC's hidden camera, ethical dilemma series What Would You Do? puts ordinary people on the spot. From bullying to abuse, racial attacks and more.

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Parents Disapprove of Lesbian Daughter's Fiancee

#1 - Parents Disapprove of Lesbian Daughter's Fiancee

Season 14 - Episode 1 - Aired May 17, 2018

A young woman is meeting her parents for lunch to let them know that she is engaged to a woman. Her parents voice their disapproval of her marrying a woman. How will other diners react? A teenage boy grabs his girlfriend forcefully in public, snatches her smartphone and tries to control what she's doing. What will bystanders say? A bus driver is at a bar drinking heavily, planning to go back to work straight from the bar to pick up students from a field trip. Will others step in to prevent him from getting behind the wheel?A senior citizen is working as a restaurant waiter and is slow in taking a customer's order. When he brings the food, it is not what the young man ordered. The customer is impatient and complains about the waiter's age, speed and inability to get the order correct. Will other customers come to the waiter's defense?A laundromat customer starts stealing clothing from others' washers and dryers. What will the witnesses say and do? Will they try to stop the customer from stealing those clothes?

star 10.00
1 votes
Children bully their classmates because of race

#2 - Children bully their classmates because of race

Season 15 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 6, 2019

What will customers say when they see two white children bully their white friend and black classmate? And diners react to a daughter revealing her surprising DNA results to her parents.

star 10.00
1 votes
September 21, 2012

#3 - September 21, 2012

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 21, 2012

A lifeguard drinks on the job; a woman pressures her obviously over-tanned boyfriend to tan more; a fed-up mother leaves her children on a boardwalk; an artist provides a bad sketch; a manager sexually harasses a bartender; a pregnant woman drinks.

star 9.00
2 votes
July 25, 2014

#4 - July 25, 2014

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 25, 2014

star 9.00
1 votes
Fraternity, Sorority Recruits Publicly Hazed

#5 - Fraternity, Sorority Recruits Publicly Hazed

Season 13 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 15, 2017

New recruits are publicly hazed and humiliated during initiation into a fraternity; sales clerk refuses to sell transgender woman a dress; a child with Tourette's syndrome is bullied.

star 9.00
4 votes
Man Pushes His Pregnant Wife to Lose Weight

#6 - Man Pushes His Pregnant Wife to Lose Weight

Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 11, 2017

Friends push girl to drink to excess; Child disrupts nail salon patrons

star 8.43
7 votes
Muslim Woman Needs Help Changing Tire

#7 - Muslim Woman Needs Help Changing Tire

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 26, 2016

A woman struggles to change her tire on a suburban street; a 16-year-old boy doesn't know how to react when the teenage girl he thought he was meeting turns out to be in her 40s; a husband is annoyed to learn he's having another daughter.

star 8.37
19 votes
May 23, 2014

#8 - May 23, 2014

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired May 23, 2014

What Would You Do when a shopper is racially profiled?

star 8.33
3 votes
Onlooker Harasses Parent With Different Race Child

#9 - Onlooker Harasses Parent With Different Race Child

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 8, 2017

Sales clerk discriminates against Sikh man; A veteran cannot afford groceries; Women drug man at the bar and try to rob him; Bartender treats bar as her personal space

star 8.33
6 votes
Muslim Woman Needs Help Changing Tire

#10 - Muslim Woman Needs Help Changing Tire

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 5, 2016

A woman struggles to change her tire on a suburban street; a 16-year-old boy doesn't know how to react when the teenage girl he thought he was meeting turns out to be in her 40s; a husband is annoyed to learn he's having another daughter.

star 8.29
7 votes
Caregiver Takes Advantage Of Patient With Dementia

#11 - Caregiver Takes Advantage Of Patient With Dementia

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 9, 2016

Potential predator approaches a teen girl; Young athletes pressured into taking steroids; Rude coffee customer berates barista.

star 8.10
10 votes
October 5, 2012

#12 - October 5, 2012

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 5, 2012

A grocery store manager is insensitive to a woman with a fear of germs; a grocery store cashier recommends healthy alternatives to a customer; a woman breastfeeds her toddler in public; a man buys liquor for his teen.

star 8.00
1 votes
August 8, 2014

#13 - August 8, 2014

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 8, 2014

A carnival worker insults customers; a crying baby in a hot car; a man faces discrimination in an upscale clothing store; a gambler takes coins from a fountain; a man harasses a Middle Eastern man working in a deli.

star 8.00
2 votes
08/14/15

#14 - 08/14/15

Season 10 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 14, 2015

Scenarios include bystanders witnessing an American woman introducing her Muslim boyfriend to disapproving parents; a clerk at a baby store voicing his opinion of a lesbian couple registering in the establishment; and shoppers observing a customer damaging canned goods and produce with the intent of getting a discount. Also: a bridesmaid spills red wine on a wedding dress at a bridal store; and a pool shooter tries to avoid paying off a big bet he lost.

star 8.00
2 votes
Possible Bike Thief Caught in the Act in Portland

#15 - Possible Bike Thief Caught in the Act in Portland

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 2, 2016

Filmed in Portland, Ore., scenarios include teenagers trying to buy recreational marijuana; a bartender pocketing money left to pay for a homeless man's meal; and a 16-year-old female guitarist being approached by a stranger who claims to have a music studio in his home. Also: Portlanders react to an apparent bike thief and to an actor carelessly littering.

star 8.00
11 votes
White Woman Introduces Asian Fiance To Disapproving Parents

#16 - White Woman Introduces Asian Fiance To Disapproving Parents

Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 26, 2016

Parents of a bride-to-be disapprove of her interracial relationship; a man has an inappropriate relationship with his child's nanny; an elderly woman shoplifts; a man comes on to his son's girlfriend; a man verbally abuses his wife.

star 8.00
13 votes
Then and Now

#17 - Then and Now

Season 13 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 22, 2017

The WWYD team re-tackles issues brought up in the season 1.

star 8.00
2 votes
Parents Try To Force Surrogate To Abort One Child

#18 - Parents Try To Force Surrogate To Abort One Child

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 24, 2016

Intoxicated cab driver gets ready to pick up passengers; Teacher hits on student; Teen girls bully friend into eating disorder.

star 7.89
9 votes
Parent Leaves Baby in a Hot Car

#19 - Parent Leaves Baby in a Hot Car

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 12, 2016

A baby is left alone in a hot car with no parents in sight; A 15-year-old girl is approached by an older man who invites her back to his home to play music; Man refuses service from an employee at a car dealership, simply because she is a woman

star 7.81
16 votes
Foster Child Abused By Foster Mother

#20 - Foster Child Abused By Foster Mother

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 14, 2017

A foster child is treated unfairly compared to her foster mother's biological child; A son comes out as gay to his Mormon family; A diner asks another customer to watch her laptop.

star 7.81
16 votes
Military Veteran Doesn't Have Enough Cash To Buy Groceries

#21 - Military Veteran Doesn't Have Enough Cash To Buy Groceries

Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 19, 2016

Interracial couple get harassed in a restaurant by another customer; Woman is stunned when her date's boyfriend arrives; Street musician heckles people on a crowded sidewalk

star 7.80
10 votes
05/29/15

#22 - 05/29/15

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired May 29, 2015

A teenage girl meets someone she spoke to online; a nanny tries to sway a child to pick a doll of a certain skin color; a mother tries to dress like her daughter; a bartender invades the privacy of a patron; bowlers receive the wrong shoes.

star 7.75
20 votes
Mom Argues with Child over Gender Appropriate Toys

#23 - Mom Argues with Child over Gender Appropriate Toys

Season 13 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 28, 2017

A daughter disapproves of her father's much younger girlfriend; Customers at a diner become upset over a waiter with OCD.

star 7.71
7 votes
Drug Store Employee Denies Muslim Man Passport Photo

#24 - Drug Store Employee Denies Muslim Man Passport Photo

Season 13 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 25, 2017

What Would You Do: A female bartender is sexually harassed by her boss; A male soldier is berated because of homosexuality.

star 7.71
7 votes
Concerned Mom Disapproves Of Son's Desire To Play Football

#25 - Concerned Mom Disapproves Of Son's Desire To Play Football

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 2, 2016

A mother won't let her son play football due to the danger of injuries; teens ask passersby for a cigarette light; teens use their mother's divorce to guilt her into buying them pricey shoes; illegal use of handicapped parking; bad hibachi chef.

star 7.60
10 votes