The BEST Episodes of Superior Donuts
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 1, 2020
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 - Aired Mar 5, 2018
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 - Aired Mar 19, 2018
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 - Pedal to the Meddle
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 16, 2018
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.
#4 - Balls and Streaks
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 9, 2018
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.
#5 - Father, Son, and Holy Goats
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 26, 2018
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.
#6 - Always Bet on Black
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 5, 2018
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.
#7 - Flour Power
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 27, 2017
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.
#8 - Friends Without Benefits
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 26, 2018
Franco's girlfriend begins to wonder if he still has feelings for Sofia when he turns to her for advice. Also, Fawz dons a disguise and goes undercover to try and catch the culprit who's been stealing from one of his restaurants.
#9 - Grades of Wrath
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 29, 2018
Convinced his first art-school assignment is a masterpiece, Franco is shocked when he receives a below-average grade and his unimpressed professor asks for a do-over. Also, Arthur becomes determined to discover the true identity of the customer who dared give his shop’s coffee a negative online review.
#10 - Thanks for Nothing
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 20, 2017
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.
#11 - The Icemen Cometh
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 30, 2018
With ICE agents conducting raids uptown, Sofia turns to Franco for help hiding her undocumented brother, Rafael, who faces deportation to Colombia. Also, Tush decides it's time to give up his daily sugar rush.
#12 - Electile Dysfunction
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 18, 2017
When Arthur suddenly decides to run against Fawz in a local election, his campaign manager, Franco, tries to help his boss bring home a win. Also, Tush and Randy realize they crossed paths long before the donut shop, and the encounter was hardly sweet.
#13 - Error of Admission
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 4, 2017
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.
#14 - Get It, Arthur!
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 27, 2017
When Randy's mom comes to town, Franco encourages Arthur to go out on his first date in years with her.
#15 - Arthur's Day Off
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 6, 2017
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.
#16 - Labor Pains
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 22, 2018
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.
#17 - Brotégé
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 13, 2017
Franco signs up to be a Big Brother but is disappointed when the kid, Andre, bonds more with Arthur than him.
#18 - Is There a Problem Officer?
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 6, 2017
When a video surfaces of Randy being aggressive during a traffic stop, Franco begins to question her capabilities as a police officer. To prove that Randy is a good cop, Arthur agrees to Franco’s request to tail her while she’s on duty, and the night takes a dramatic turn.
#19 - Sofia's Choice
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 15, 2018
An admission from Franco and Sofia on the eve of her first big catering gig shocks Arthur and the gang. Also, Randy and Tush take temp jobs as security guards, leading to an unexpected revelation about Fawz.
#20 - What the Truck?
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 30, 2017
Arthur's business is threatened by an ambitious young entrepreneur who parks her food truck in front of the donut shop; Franco grows frustrated trying to following his dream of going to college.
#21 - Wage Against The Machine
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 17, 2017
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.
#22 - Broken Art
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 7, 2018
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.
#23 - Art for Art's Sake
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 1, 2017
Franco is shocked when his estranged father, suddenly shows up at the donut shop for his first art show.
#24 - Painted Love
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 10, 2017
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.
#25 - Secrets and Spies
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 8, 2017
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.