Suburgatory

The WORST episodes of Suburgatory

Every episode of Suburgatory ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Suburgatory!

Single father George only wants the best for his 16-year-old daughter, Tessa. So when he finds a box of condoms on her nightstand, he moves them out of their apartment in New York City to a house in the suburbs. But all Tessa sees is the horror of over-manicured lawns and plastic Franken-moms. Being in the 'burbs can be hell, but it also may just bring Tessa and George closer than they've ever been.

Last Updated: 10/22/2022Network:ABC (US)
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T-Ball & Sympathy
star
7.15
528 votes

#1 - T-Ball & Sympathy

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/20/2013

Tessa starts dispensing relationship advice, even to people who don't ask for it; George and Dallas coach a T-ball team.

Directors: Phil Traill
Watch Now:Amazon
About a Boy-Yoi-Yoing
star
7.18
574 votes

#2 - About a Boy-Yoi-Yoing

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/5/2014

When Tessa is forced to remind George to not get sucked into Chatswin culture, he decides to take a trip to the city with Fred; Tessa reveals what she thinks of Evan.

Directors: Rodman Flender
Watch Now:Amazon
No, You Can't Sit with Us
star
7.23
521 votes

#3 - No, You Can't Sit with Us

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/23/2014

Tessa decides to mentor young social outcast in the Miss Chatswin pageant to make a statement; Victor goes missing while on a camping trip with George, Noah and Fred.

Directors: Silver Tree
Watch Now:Amazon
Eat, Pray, Eat
star
7.24
670 votes

#4 - Eat, Pray, Eat

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/20/2013

When Dallas fears she will never compare to Alex, George's ex, she seeks solace in Jill Werner -- and carbs; Tessa thinks she has lost her youthful vigor; Noah uncovers a secret about his psychiatrist.

Directors: Elliot Hegarty
Watch Now:Amazon
Brown Trembler
star
7.24
677 votes

#5 - Brown Trembler

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/27/2013

After Noah's divorce, George offers him and Opus a place to stay until they get back on their feet; Dallas realizes that Dalia is a hoarder; Fred asks Tessa to help him land his dream job.

Directors: Phil Traill
Watch Now:Amazon
Dalia Nicole Smith
star
7.28
529 votes

#6 - Dalia Nicole Smith

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/30/2014

When Dalia is rejected from the only college she applied to, Dallas is determined to help her daughter find her calling; George and Tessa go on a double date.

Directors: Tricia Brock
Watch Now:Amazon
Yakult Leader
star
7.29
593 votes

#7 - Yakult Leader

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/30/2013

When Yakult feels depressed, Dallas asks Yoni (Wilmer Valderrama) for help; the Shays ask Tessa to set Lisa up on a date.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writer: Matt Ward
Watch Now:Amazon
Body Talk
star
7.30
589 votes

#8 - Body Talk

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/6/2013

When Dallas learns part of her property is in East Chatswin, the country club kicks her out and Dalia must switch schools; Tessa becomes a producer on the Chatswin High TV show.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Chatterer
star
7.31
1614 votes

#9 - The Chatterer

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/12/2011

When George joins the PTA, he becomes well-liked by all the moms, which has Shelia (Ana Gasteyer) feeling threatened. Meanwhile, Tessa joins the school newspaper and with some help, turns it into a tabloid-style paper.

Directors: Michael Fresco
Writer: Emily Kapnek
Watch Now:Amazon
How to Be a Baby
star
7.33
621 votes

#10 - How to Be a Baby

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/6/2013

Dalia tries to help Mr. Wolfe recover from his breakup with chef Alan; George and Dallas are caught in the crossfire when Noah becomes convinced that Carmen is the love of his life.

Directors: Victor Nelli Jr.
Watch Now:Amazon
Hear No Evil
star
7.33
969 votes

#11 - Hear No Evil

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/2/2012

As George and Eden's relationship gets serious, he decides to introduce her to Tessa, who is preoccupied with her job at Crystal Cup of Crystals. Meanwhile, George and Noah make a deal regarding George's relationship boundaries with Eden, and Eden is overwhelmed by Sheila's meddling and the Werners' overprotective behavior.

Directors: Peter Lauer
Writer: Andrew Guest
Watch Now:Amazon
Blame It on the Rain Stick
star
7.36
604 votes

#12 - Blame It on the Rain Stick

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/26/2014

George is stunned by how much a court-mandated anger management program changes Noah; Tessa meets a cool band in the park.

Directors: Adam Davidson
Stray Dogs
star
7.36
667 votes

#13 - Stray Dogs

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/17/2013

Sheila talks Mr. Wolfe into throwing a chastity ball at the high school; George buys Dallas her dream house.

Directors: Emily Kapnek
Writer: Emily Kapnek
Watch Now:Amazon
The Motherload
star
7.36
888 votes

#14 - The Motherload

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/16/2012

Tessa feels a void as Chatswin celebrates mothers; Dalia goes to Israel without Dallas; Eden reacts to a baby shower's theme.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writer: Emily Kapnek
Watch Now:Amazon
Poetic Injustice
star
7.38
1057 votes

#15 - Poetic Injustice

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/29/2012

When Fred and Sheila strike up a croquet match with Dallas and George, Fred misreads Sheila's interest in George. Fred tells George that Sheila is fantasizing about him and asks him to seduce her. Meanwhile Tessa desperately wants to impress the new poetry teacher, Ms. Evans, but she seems to prefer Dalia's prose.

Directors: Elliot Hegarty
Writer: Andrew Guest
Watch Now:Amazon
Friendship Fish
star
7.38
618 votes

#16 - Friendship Fish

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/28/2012

George starts to feel comfortable in the suburbs after Dallas gives him a makeover; while Malik is away for a couple days, Lisa decides to spend every minute with Tessa.

Directors: Phil Traill
Writer: Drew Hancock
Watch Now:Amazon
Independence Day
star
7.40
1096 votes

#17 - Independence Day

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/14/2012

When George picks Tessa up late from school she decides to get a job working for Dallas in order to buy her own wheels. Meanwhile Dallas invites her sorority sisters to stay with her in order to celebrate the opening of her store, A Crystal Cup of Crystals; however her rival sorority sister, Tulsa, decides to crash the party.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writer: Emily Cutler
Watch Now:Amazon
Fire with Fire
star
7.41
1058 votes

#18 - Fire with Fire

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/22/2012

When Jill turns to the newly single Dallas for inspiration and support, her marriage to Noah goes on the rocks. Meanwhile Dallas begins spending a lot of time with her hot younger boyfriend, Yoni, which causes tension with George, and Dalia befriends Lisa to get back at Tessa for dating Scott Strauss -- so Tessa decides to take action and recruits Kimantha to make Dalia jealous.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writer: Emily Kapnek
Watch Now:Amazon
The Ballad of Piggy Duckworth
star
7.41
493 votes

#19 - The Ballad of Piggy Duckworth

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/2/2014

Dallas asks Tessa to go to her mother's funeral with her; Fred gets a stalker.

Directors: Stuart McDonald
Watch Now:Amazon
The Body
star
7.41
973 votes

#20 - The Body

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/15/2012

When Tessa realizes that she's failing gym class, she decides to run for student body president in hopes of changing Chatswin High's obsession with sports. During the election, Lisa steps in as Tessa's campaign manager against Kenzie and Kaitlyn. Meanwhile, Ryan is injured during a wrestling match and finds himself mourned by his family, and George takes Ryan under his wing and introduces him to people who have moved forward from setbacks.

Directors: Phil Traill
Watch Now:Amazon
Charity Case
star
7.42
1451 votes

#21 - Charity Case

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/2/2011

Irritated by all the cafeteria waste at school, Tessa motivates the student body to get involved with giving back. Unfortunately their charity of choice involves helping residents of Florida improve their complexions. When Tessa introduces a homeless transsexual to the student body as part of a lesson, they decide that Tessa is really the person in need. Meanwhile George receives a large dental bill from Noah, which puts a strain on their relationship.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writer: Adam Barr
Watch Now:Amazon
The Nutcracker
star
7.42
1269 votes

#22 - The Nutcracker

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/7/2011

When Tessa overhears George break up with his girlfriend, Zoe, on Skype, she blames herself for his failed relationship and decides that she's going to get them back together. Unbeknownst to her, though, George is really enamored with Tessa's cute art teacher, Aimee. He admits to Mr. Wolfe that he's over dating crazy city women, and that he's looking for love in the burbs. George decides to embrace the holiday spirit with a tree trimming party complete with ex-girlfriend, potential new girlfriend and the Royces, and he soon finds himself under the mistletoe with a special someone.

Directors: Randy Zisk
Watch Now:Amazon
Open Door Policy
star
7.43
619 votes

#23 - Open Door Policy

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/29/2014

When George lets himself go after the breakup, a worried Tessa calls on George's dad for help; Tessa learns Ryan will be bringing his new girlfriend home.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
Watch Now:Amazon
Blowtox and Burlap
star
7.43
604 votes

#24 - Blowtox and Burlap

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/13/2013

Tessa brings Ryan to an art house movie on Valentine's Day; a visit from Sheila's mother creates friction; when Dallas has a bad reaction to a cosmetic procedure, George is left solo during an 18-course dinner.

The Wishbone
star
7.43
678 votes

#25 - The Wishbone

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/14/2012

Tessa decides to spend Thanksgiving in the city with her mom and grandmother; George hosts Thanksgiving dinner for Dallas.

Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Watch Now:Amazon

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