The BEST Episodes of The Carmichael Show
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 24, 2020
From the comedy of Jerrod Carmichael and Nick Stoller comes an irreverent sitcom inspired by Jerrod's relationships with his say-anything, contrarian father, his therapist-in training girlfriend, his ever-hustling brother, and his mother who is always, always, always right with Jesus.
#1 - Porn Addiction
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired May 22, 2016
Cynthia is shocked her family watches porn. Are they heathens or just sexually healthy?
#2 - Cynthia's Birthday
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 21, 2017
Cynthia reacts negatively to a birthday gift she receives from Jerrod and Maxine. As a result, Jerrod sets out to force his family members to broaden their horizons as he addresses what is and isn't acceptable when it comes to race.
#3 - Three Year Anniversary
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 9, 2017
When the family discovers the unique way in which Jerrod and Maxine celebrated their dating anniversary, their disapproval forces Jerrod and Maxine to explore their potential inabilities to meet each other's expectations.
#4 - The Funeral
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 13, 2016
When Joe’s father passes away, the family debates the most appropriate way to handle his funeral. Because Joe had a complicated relationship with his father, who was anything but a role model, the Carmichaels weigh the pros and cons of traditional funeral pageantry versus a more accurate reflection of his life that may bring Joe some closure.
#5 - Facebook Friends
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 1, 2016
Joe joins Facebook, but Cynthia is upset when he receives a friend request from his high-school girlfriend. All this leads the family to explore social media and its impact on relationships.
#6 - Support The Troops
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired May 31, 2017
When Jerrod gets into a fight with a soldier in front of Joe and Bobby, Joe's desire to make it up to the soldier causes problems that test the limits of what it means to truly support the troops.
#7 - Protest
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 26, 2015
A protest breaks out in the community, causing divisions in the family over social activism and complicating Jerrod's birthday celebration.
#8 - The Blues
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 24, 2016
Maxine discovers Cynthia crying in the kitchen and fears she may be in need of counseling due to depression.
#9 - Gold Diggers
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 9, 2017
When Bobby brings home his new girlfriend, a debate about the effects of money ensues that uncovers something about Maxine’s financial situation that Jerrod never knew and doesn’t know if he can handle.
#10 - Maxine's Sister
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 26, 2017
When Maxine brings her sister to meet the Carmichaels, Bobby reveals that they've previously met under unexpected circumstances forcing an exploration on judgment, hypocrisy and what it means to be family.
#11 - President Trump
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired May 29, 2016
Joe and Maxine clash over politics and elections are debated when Joe chooses to vote for Donald Trump, to Maxine's chagrin, and some important news gets overshadowed. Also: Jerrod sets out to hear all sides of the election debate.
#12 - Maxine's Dad
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired May 15, 2016
Maxine's dad is in town for her graduation. When he offers her a lucrative job she doesn't want to take, her and Jerrod's integrity is put to the test.
#13 - Man's World
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 8, 2016
Maxine challenges Jerrod's attitude about gender roles, leading the Carmichael men to prove their masculinity by fixing the roof. Meanwhile, Maxine sets out to show that a woman can change a tire without a man's help.
#14 - Morris
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 5, 2017
When Bobby shares news with Jerrod about a mysterious Facebook message he received, a decades old family secret is revealed.
#15 - New Neighbors
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 3, 2016
Jerrod and Maxine clash over his parents' behavior after a Muslim couple moves in next door. The problem intensifies when his parents see their new neighbors receive a mysterious package and they become determined to investigate.
#16 - Shoot-Up-Able
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 28, 2017
When Jerrod survives a tragedy, he fights against being coddled by his family and being labeled a victim, but things are made harder when he's forced to tell a police officer exactly what he saw.
#17 - Perfect Storm
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 20, 2016
A pregnancy scare hits Maxine and Jerrod, who rush out to purchase a morning-after pill. Complications ensue when a menacing storm approaches and the couple are forced to seek shelter at Joe and Cynthia’s residence.
#18 - Intervention
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 12, 2017
A fight between Bobby and Nekeisha about how much she's been drinking lately spurs the family to throw an intervention that turns into a debate about how to best handle life stress.
#19 - Everybody Cheats
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 9, 2016
Cynthia catches her Reverend cheating on his wife and becomes a discussion with the family which leads Maxine revealing her past affairs.
#20 - Guns
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 9, 2015
Maxine finds a gun that belongs to Jerrod, triggering a family debate about gun control and power dynamics in relationships.
#21 - Kale
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 2, 2015
Jerrod encourages his parents to lead healthier lifestyles, but his efforts backfire and cause a family debate about health, aging and death.
#22 - Lesbian Wedding
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 14, 2017
When Maxine offers to set Bobby up with a friend who the family deems unattractive, a debate about beauty and superficiality ensues that spurs Maxine to try to prove that the world is not that shallow.
#23 - Evelyn and Vernon
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 19, 2017
When Cynthia discovers her parents are having marriage problems, it forces her to confront problems in her own marriage.
#24 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 26, 2015
#25 - Ex Con
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 10, 2016
The prison system is discussed by the family when Jerrod's childhood friend is released from jail after 10 years. Also, Jerrod must face how much his life has changed, and an idealistic viewpoint clashes with realist attitudes.