Primetime: What Would You Do?

The BEST episodes of Primetime: What Would You Do?

Every episode of Primetime: What Would You Do? ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Primetime: What Would You Do?!

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.

Last Updated: 9/28/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Children bully their classmates because of race
star
10.00
1 votes

#1 - Children bully their classmates because of race

Season 15 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/6/2019

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.

September 21, 2012
star
9.00
2 votes

#2 - September 21, 2012

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/21/2012

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.

Fraternity, Sorority Recruits Publicly Hazed
star
9.00
4 votes

#3 - Fraternity, Sorority Recruits Publicly Hazed

Season 13 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/15/2017

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.

Man Pushes His Pregnant Wife to Lose Weight
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8.43
7 votes

#4 - Man Pushes His Pregnant Wife to Lose Weight

Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/11/2017

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

Onlooker Harasses Parent With Different Race Child
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8.33
6 votes

#5 - Onlooker Harasses Parent With Different Race Child

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/8/2017

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

October 5, 2012
star
8.00
1 votes

#6 - October 5, 2012

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/5/2012

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.

Then and Now
star
8.00
2 votes

#7 - Then and Now

Season 13 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/22/2017

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

Muslim Woman Needs Help Changing Tire
star
7.95
19 votes

#8 - Muslim Woman Needs Help Changing Tire

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/26/2016

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.

White Woman Introduces Asian Fiance To Disapproving Parents
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7.75
12 votes

#9 - White Woman Introduces Asian Fiance To Disapproving Parents

Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/26/2016

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.

Mom Argues with Child over Gender Appropriate Toys
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7.71
7 votes

#10 - Mom Argues with Child over Gender Appropriate Toys

Season 13 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/28/2017

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

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

#11 - Drug Store Employee Denies Muslim Man Passport Photo

Season 13 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/25/2017

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

Parent Leaves Baby in a Hot Car
star
7.56
16 votes

#12 - Parent Leaves Baby in a Hot Car

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/12/2016

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

Caregiver Takes Advantage Of Patient With Dementia
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7.55
11 votes

#13 - Caregiver Takes Advantage Of Patient With Dementia

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/9/2016

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

Possible Bike Thief Caught in the Act in Portland
star
7.50
12 votes

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

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/2/2016

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.

Muslim Woman Needs Help Changing Tire
star
7.50
8 votes

#15 - Muslim Woman Needs Help Changing Tire

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/5/2016

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.

Foster Child Abused By Foster Mother
star
7.47
17 votes

#16 - Foster Child Abused By Foster Mother

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/14/2017

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.

05/29/15
star
7.35
20 votes

#17 - 05/29/15

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/29/2015

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.

Concerned Mom Disapproves Of Son's Desire To Play Football
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7.33
9 votes

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

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/2/2016

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.

Parents Try To Force Surrogate To Abort One Child
star
7.30
10 votes

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

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/24/2016

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

Nanny Is Abused By Child While Mother Is Not Watching
star
7.29
7 votes

#20 - Nanny Is Abused By Child While Mother Is Not Watching

Season 13 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/4/2017

Parents disapprove of daughter's boyfriend because of social status; Teen boys selling fake event tickets.

Sales Clerk Refuses To Sell Clothes To Transgender Woman
star
7.29
7 votes

#21 - Sales Clerk Refuses To Sell Clothes To Transgender Woman

Season 13 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/18/2017

What Would You Do: Nail technician discriminates against woman for being overweight; Mother spends money on bag instead of food.

Military Veteran Doesn't Have Enough Cash To Buy Groceries
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7.27
11 votes

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

Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/19/2016

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

Muslim Teen Bullied by Peers
star
7.26
19 votes

#23 - Muslim Teen Bullied by Peers

Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/23/2017

Muslim teen bullied by two friends; Parents disapprove of son's plus size girlfriend; Mother punishes son with hot sauce.

Customer Abuses Employee with Down Syndrome
star
7.25
8 votes

#24 - Customer Abuses Employee with Down Syndrome

Season 13 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/1/2017

Man Outraged When Friend Says He's HIV Positive
star
7.06
18 votes

#25 - Man Outraged When Friend Says He's HIV Positive

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/22/2016

A friend reacts negatively to a man revealing he has HIV; a mother can't afford to buy her child a promised toy; conservative Christian parents ask their pastor to help with their gay son; a diner asks to taste strangers' food.

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