Suddenly Susan

The BEST episodes of Suddenly Susan

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Susan is a "somewhat sheltered" magazine writer who has dumped her rich fiance at the altar and must now cope with being suddenly single - complicated by the fact that her boss at hip San Francisco magazine The Gate is her ex's brother Jack. He has promoted her from copy editor to writer of a column on being single in the '90s, thus irritating her co-workers: caustic lifestyle columnist Vicki, Cuban playboy. Susan's main support is her loving grandmother Nana. In highly publicized trouble before it ever aired, Suddenly Susan had to switch formats from a bookstore to a magazine workplace setting - sort of Mary Richards going to work for Lou Grant at the Trib.

Last Updated: 4/7/2022Network: NBC
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Maddy World
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8.00
1 votes

#1 - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Maddy World

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/3/1997

Susan's conflict with Maddy begins to invade her dreams, so she turns to a therapy group for help; Pete's partner thinks Pete and Jack are an item.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
First Episode
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7.67
3 votes

#2 - First Episode

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/1996

Even though Susan leaves her fiancé, Kip, at the altar, her ties to his family aren't severed---her boss is Kip's brother.

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Dr. No
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7.00
2 votes

#3 - Dr. No

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/26/1996

To cover a story, Susan spends time with an assertiveness-training guru---who sends her chutzpah level soaring off the charts.

Directors: Steve Zuckerman
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The Best Laid Plans
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7.00
1 votes

#4 - The Best Laid Plans

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/3/1996

When Susan's dull love life becomes the topic of discussion at ""The Gate,"" she sets out to explore her options---including office romance.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Suddenly Susan Unplugged
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7.00
1 votes

#5 - Suddenly Susan Unplugged

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/10/1996

When her utilities are cut off, Susan jumps through hoops to get them restored. But trouble ensues when she writes an exposé on the incident.

Directors: Steve Zuckerman
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Lie! Lie! My Darling
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7.00
1 votes

#6 - Lie! Lie! My Darling

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/31/1996

To get out of dinner with her parents, Susan tells her mom a little white lie---and gets caught in it.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Golden Girl Friday
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7.00
1 votes

#7 - Golden Girl Friday

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/7/1996

At Susan's prodding, Jack hires a sweet senior citizen---who proceeds to wreak havoc around the office.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Beauty and the Beasty Boy
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7.00
1 votes

#8 - Beauty and the Beasty Boy

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/14/1996

Susan falls for a nihilistic rocker, and the attraction is mutual - despite a severe conflict of life styles and values.

Directors: Steve Zuckerman
Was it Something I Said?
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7.00
1 votes

#9 - Was it Something I Said?

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/12/1996

Susan reluctantly does a favor for Jack by attending a charity function with Jack, his wife Margo, and her incredibly obnoxious brother. When Susan finally tells the creep off, Margo and her brother storm out, leaving Susan alone to deal with an inebriated Jack, who winds up spending the night on her sofa. But the next day Margo is not quite willing to believe that's all that happened.

Directors: Steve Zuckerman
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What a Card
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7.00
1 votes

#10 - What a Card

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/6/1997

Susan accompanies Jack to his grandfather's funeral, hoping her tacky sympathy card to the family will go unnoticed.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Love and Divorce American Style (2)
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7.00
1 votes

#11 - Love and Divorce American Style (2)

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/20/1997

While filling in as baby sitter for Adam's kids, Susan unexpectedly meets his ex. Meanwhile, Jack sets up his bachelor pad.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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Love and Divorce American Style (3)
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7.00
1 votes

#12 - Love and Divorce American Style (3)

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/27/1997

Susan makes a decision about moving in with Adam; Jack rebounds into a new relationship; Todd receives threats after writing a scathing review of Menudo.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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Family Affairs
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7.00
1 votes

#13 - Family Affairs

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/1/1997

Susan's plans for a picture-perfect anniversary party for her parents come screeching to a halt when she spies her dad having lunch with another woman, and kissing her in an extremely friendly fashion. Trying to duck her mother's questions about her father's unusual behavior, Susan is horrified when Liz inadvertently reveals that she is having an affair. Meanwhile, Jack's intimidating German squeeze, Kate, wants to hang out with Vicki - much to Vicki's dismay, since she's convinced Kate's appetite for danger will ultimately kill Jack, and perhaps some innocent bystanders as well.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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Next Stop, Heaven
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7.00
1 votes

#14 - Next Stop, Heaven

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/13/1997

Family conflict rises to the top of the agenda at the funeral of Susan's grandfather, since Liz wants a traditional funeral while Nana wants a party to celebrate her spouse's wonderful life, and Susan is too busy organizing a tribute to her grandfather to deal with her own grief. Meanwhile Vicky, Todd and Luis go to the wrong funeral home and find themselves comforting the wrong widow; and Jack becomes the reluctant owner of a very, very ugly dog.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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The Old and the Beautiful
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7.00
1 votes

#15 - The Old and the Beautiful

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/24/1997

Susan, overcome with that Thanksgiving spirit, decides to spend time with an elderly resident of a nearby retirement home.

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I Didn't Write This
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7.00
1 votes

#16 - I Didn't Write This

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/8/1997

Susan is appalled when she misses a deadline but discovers that Nana covered for her by submitting an article in her stead - which Jack and her fans think is the best thing she's ever written. Desperate to find an idea for an even better column, Susan ultimately does the obvious: writes a confession about the previous column. Meanwhile, there's a big change in Vicky's life when she finds a wallet and falls for its handsome owner, only to discover that he's a rabbi.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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A Kiss is Just Amiss
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7.00
1 votes

#17 - A Kiss is Just Amiss

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/5/1998

Shaken from witnessing Jack and Maddy's kiss, Susan shares her disappointment with Vicki---who shares it with the whole office. Meanwhile, Vicki tries to get closer to Ben.

Directors: Tom Moore
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Matchmaker, Matchmaker
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7.00
1 votes

#18 - Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/19/1998

Susan fixes Nana up with a charming businessman---who's not exactly how he appears; Vicki arrives in Israel and tries to adapt to life on a kibbutz.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
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Ready ... aim ... Fong!
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7.00
1 votes

#19 - Ready ... aim ... Fong!

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/2/1998

Todd and the gang attend a Shawn Colvin performance, but the singer recalls Todd from his scathing review a year earlier. Meanwhile, Susan's apartment gets robbed, so she decides to get a gun.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Daddy Piper
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7.00
1 votes

#20 - Daddy Piper

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/9/1998

Hospitalized, Jack puts Susan in charge of the magazine---much to the chagrin of Maddy, whose father, an esteemed journalist, is visiting.

Directors: Joyce Gittlin
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Models and Strippers and Wasps, Oh My!
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7.00
1 votes

#21 - Models and Strippers and Wasps, Oh My!

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/6/1998

On her birthday, Susan expects a surprise party---but the gang seems to have forgotten; Todd accidentally downloads a computer virus that wipes out The Gate's files.

Directors: Tom Moore
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Oh, How They Danced (2)
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7.00
1 votes

#22 - Oh, How They Danced (2)

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/18/1998

Edie may not make it to Vicki's wedding ceremony.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Don't Tell
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7.00
1 votes

#23 - Don't Tell

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/5/1998

In a desperate attempt to keep her romance with Jack a secret from the office grapevine, Susan tells bloodhound Vicki that she's dating her dentist, Mort Gerken -- only to have Vicki decide that Mort is cheating on Susan. Meanwhile, Todd challenges Maddy to an IQ test, staking his prime-parking place in the office garage on the outcome; and Luis celebrates his fifth anniversary at the Gate.

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Seems Like Old Times
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7.00
1 votes

#24 - Seems Like Old Times

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/1998

After a tremor shakes things up at the Gate, the staff rescue from the stalled elevator a shaken Lily, a nonagenarian survivor of the 1906 earthquake who shares her off-the-wall story (told via flashbacks featuring the cast) about Lily's mother, an aspiring singer (Susan); a lovesick busboy (Jack); a fortuneteller (Nana); two cough-drop moguls (Todd and Luis); and Enrico Caruso. This is the kind of lame fantasy episode that usually spells the demise of a sitcom, but it does have a fairly terrific dance sequence.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
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Trash-Test Dummies
star
7.00
1 votes

#25 - Trash-Test Dummies

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/16/1998

When Jack and Susan head off on their first weekend together, they're sidetracked by a visit to Jack's lowlife cousin Wallace and bamboozled into baby-sitting his kids, who are a handful. Meanwhile, Luis (and everybody else) hangs out at Susan's place, awaiting delivery of her new mattress.

Directors: Alan Rafkin