The BEST Episodes of Superior Donuts
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 3, 2019
Based on the play by Tracy Letts, Superior Donuts, chronicles the relationship between the gruff owner of a small donut shop, his enterprising new young employee and their loyal patrons, in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood.
#1 - High Class Problems
Season 2 - Episode 14
When Franco discovers his new girlfriend, Tavi, is rich, he begins to wonder if she’s only dating him to make herself look more progressive. Also, Arthur significantly raises the price of his donuts to help pay for a new boat motor and winds up attracting the hipster crowd he once rejected – and alienating loyal customers like Randy and Tush.
#2 - The Chicago Way
Season 2 - Episode 15
Randy, who just passed the detective’s exam, is asked by her former supervisor, Ted, to talk to a female rookie who has filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. Also, Arthur’s usual arrangement with a city health inspector to ignore violations in the shop goes awry when a new by-the-book inspector shows up.
#3 - Get It, Arthur!
Season 1 - Episode 9
When Randy's mom comes to town, Franco encourages Arthur to go out on his first date in years with her.
#4 - Arthur's Day Off
Season 1 - Episode 6
When Arthur reluctantly takes a day off, Randy and Fawz try to show him there's more to life than work. Also, Franco tries to prove he has what it takes to run the donut shop while Arthur is away.
#5 - Secrets and Spies
Season 1 - Episode 13
In the season finale, When Maya momentarily leaves her open laptop unattended, the gang discovers she’s been studying them all year for her dissertation. Also, Franco and Randy become determined to learn the truth about where a tight-lipped Arthur really spends each Sunday.
#6 - Broken Art
Season 2 - Episode 20
Fresh off making the Dean’s List, Franco decides to apply for a prestigious art fellowship, but in order to win a semester studying in Italy, he must compete with his girlfriend, Tavi. Also, Randy gets more than she bargains for when she hires Tush as her personal assistant.
#7 - Pedal to the Meddle
Season 2 - Episode 18
Arthur’s offer to teach Franco to drive hits a speed bump when a cop catches Arthur with an expired license. Also, Tush prepares to attend a princely wedding for his friend Harry.
#8 - The Amazing Racists
Season 1 - Episode 7
Franco is subjected to a stop-and-frisk for no reason, Randy invites her fellow cops to a community outreach meeting to discuss profiling. Also, Arthur must consider his own unconscious bias when a piece of his sports memorabilia goes missing.
#9 - Error of Admission
Season 2 - Episode 6
Franco considers giving up admission to his dream school after he learns Arthur included his ethnicity on the application, despite Franco’s desire to be accepted solely on the merits of his art.
#10 - Wage Against The Machine
Season 1 - Episode 11
Franco moonlights as Fawz's assistant to make extra money. Randy and James compete against each other to see who can win the coveted prize at work.
#11 - Flour Power
Season 2 - Episode 5
Franco fires Arthur's longtime flour supplier for making offensive comments, but struggles to find a more principled replacement; Randy reluctantly agrees to let Tush crash at her place.
#12 - Father, Son, and Holy Goats
Season 2 - Episode 13
When Arthur hires Fawz’s son, Abe, at the shop, Franco encourages the aspiring DJ to skip college and follow his dream – even though that’s Fawz’s worst nightmare. Also, Sofia must contend with unruly goats and other unexpected challenges while organizing the Uptown Winter Carnival, her first big event as the business council’s new president.
#13 - Trust Me
Season 1 - Episode 4
When Arthur is reluctant to let Franco make the shop's bank deposit, Franco accuses his boss of not trusting him. Also, James regrets confiding in Randy after she shares an embarrassing secret about him with other cops at the station.
#14 - Art for Art's Sake
Season 1 - Episode 12
Franco is shocked when his estranged father, suddenly shows up at the donut shop for his first art show.
#15 - Donut Day Afternoon
Season 2 - Episode 21
An armed robbery at the donut shop prompts Arthur, Franco and Sofia to make life-changing decisions about their futures.
#16 - Thanks for Nothing
Season 2 - Episode 4
When Franco decides to host an orphans' Thanksgiving at the donut shop, he encourages Arthur to invite his daughter, Lucy, but Arthur will only agree if Franco invites his own estranged family member, his father, Reggie.
#17 - Brotégé
Season 2 - Episode 3
Franco signs up to be a Big Brother but is disappointed when the kid, Andre, bonds more with Arthur than him.
#18 - Balls and Streaks
Season 2 - Episode 17
Arthur, a Cubs super-fan, is determined to break the consecutive attendance record for Opening Day games, but when he finds himself without a ticket, he’s left scrambling for a way into Wrigley Field for the first time in 43 years.
#19 - Man Without a Health Plan
Season 1 - Episode 8
The group decides to take up a collection to pay for Franco's medical expenses when he's hurt at work and doesn't have insurance. Also, Tush experiences unusual side effects when he participates in an experimental drug trial.
#20 - Labor Pains
Season 2 - Episode 10
Faced with art school expenses, Franco gives Sweatpants a choice: find a job to help pay their rent or find a new place to live. Also, Tush and Fawz go to great lengths to help Randy build a social media presence that will inspire envy in her ex.
#21 - Crime Time
Season 1 - Episode 3
Arthur considers increasing his security after Fawz's dry cleaning store is robbed; Tush talks to Maya about protecting herself.
#22 - Painted Love
Season 1 - Episode 10
Arthur encourages Franco to pursue his art but is caught off guard when Franco paints a mural on the side of the donut shop that sparks controversy in the neighborhood. Also, Fawz decides to run for president of the Uptown Business Council.
#23 - Always Bet on Black
Season 2 - Episode 12
Frustrated by Fawz’s willingness to exploit Black History Month to make a buck, Franco invites Wheels Langdon, a former Negro League baseball player, to the shop to share his unsung story. Also, a suspicious Randy decides to investigate a mysterious woman Tush meets through an online dating site.
#24 - What's the Big Idea?
Season 1 - Episode 2
When Franco's creative new donut flavours become bestsellers, Arthur tries to prove he's still relevant by coming up with a unique one of his own. Also, Fawz works to dream up an inventive password in order to keep Maya and James from stealing his WiFi.
#25 - Takin' It to the Streets
Season 1 - Episode 5
When Franco and Sweatpants discover their new landlord, Fawz, wants to convert their apartment building into luxury condos, they decide to organize a protest. Also, Randy realizes she needs to be nicer to James in order to get a good recommendation.