The BEST Episodes of The Carmichael Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 24, 2020

Network: NBC

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.

Porn Addiction

#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?

star 8.05
254 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Ari Katcher, Jerrod Carmichael
Cynthia's Birthday

#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.

star 8.04
279 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Ari Katcher, Jerrod Carmichael
Three Year Anniversary

#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.

star 8.03
269 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Josh Rabinowitz, Kevin Barnett
The Funeral

#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.

star 8.01
229 votes
Directors: Betsy Thomas
Writers: Hunter Covington
Facebook Friends

#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.

star 8.00
248 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Yassir Lester
Support The Troops

#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.

star 7.98
276 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Mike Scully
Protest

#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.

star 7.96
378 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Ari Katcher, Jerrod Carmichael
The Blues

#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.

star 7.94
242 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Willie Hunter
Gold Diggers

#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.

star 7.93
263 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Josh Rabinowitz, Kevin Barnett
Maxine's Sister

#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.

star 7.93
243 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Ari Katcher, Jerrod Carmichael
President Trump

#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.

star 7.92
256 votes
Directors: Michael Zinberg
Writers: Jerrod Carmichael, Nicholas Stoller
Maxine's Dad

#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.

star 7.90
241 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Spencer Sloan
Man's World

#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.

star 7.89
257 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Mike Scully
Morris

#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.

star 7.89
237 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Andrew Lee
New Neighbors

#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.

star 7.89
261 votes
Directors: Michael Zinberg
Writers: Emily V. Gordon
Shoot-Up-Able

#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.

star 7.89
247 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Aeysha Carr
Perfect Storm

#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.

star 7.84
232 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Ari Katcher, Jerrod Carmichael
Intervention

#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.

star 7.83
220 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Willie Hunter
Everybody Cheats

#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.

star 7.82
315 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Jerrod Carmichael & Ari Katcher
Guns

#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.

star 7.82
273 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Aeysha Carr, Hunter Covington
Kale

#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.

star 7.80
347 votes
Directors: Michael Zinberg
Writers: Mike Royce
Lesbian Wedding

#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.

star 7.80
272 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Robin Shorr
Evelyn and Vernon

#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.

star 7.80
229 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Ajay Sahgal
Pilot

#24 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 26, 2015

star 7.79
461 votes
Ex Con

#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.

star 7.78
234 votes
Directors: Betsy Thomas
Writers: Aeysha Carr