The BEST Episodes of The Conners

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2022

Network: ABC (US)

After a sudden turn of events, the Conner family is forced to face the daily struggles of life in a way they never have before. This iconic family, Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J., demonstrates that laughter, conversation and love can overcome anything. The family grapples with issues include parenting, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging, and in-laws. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns - with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails.

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Slappy Holidays

#1 - Slappy Holidays

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 19, 2019

Chaos ensues when Dan finally gets the entire family together for Thanksgiving dinner; mixed feelings about the Lunch Box continue to build tension in the house; Harris makes an unexpected move.

star 7.88
215 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Emily Wilson
Brothers, Babies and Breakdowns

#2 - Brothers, Babies and Breakdowns

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 18, 2020

Dan avoids coping with a death in the family, only to be confronted by it head-on. Ben and Darlene address Ben’s baby fever and have “the talk.” The Lunch Box is officially open for business, and Dwight gets the jitters when he has to fill in for the chef who suffers an accident.

star 7.86
217 votes
Writers: Debby Wolfe
Lanford, Toilet of Sin

#3 - Lanford, Toilet of Sin

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 26, 2019

Jackie is faced with a difficult decision that brings the family and community together. Meanwhile, Becky starts working a new late-night shift at Casita Bonita, and Darlene goes to extreme measures to mend her relationship with Harris.

star 7.85
210 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Bruce Helford
Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action

#4 - Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 10, 2019

Dan is disappointed when everyone but Becky forgets about his birthday. Darlene and Ben face an issue at work. Dan takes advantage of the family Christmas Santa photo to force Jackie to befriend Louise.

star 7.78
214 votes
Writers: Kimberly Altamirano, Simone Finch
Tats and Tias

#5 - Tats and Tias

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 24, 2020

Harris is newly unemployed while Becky struggles to find affordable childcare. Jackie suggests Becky reach out to Emilio’s family for support. Dan runs into an old riding buddy.

star 7.77
194 votes
Directors: Don Scardino
Writers: Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter
Cheating, Revelations and a Box of Doll Heads

#6 - Cheating, Revelations and a Box of Doll Heads

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 21, 2021

Mark is stressed and exhausted from studying for an important entrance exam, so Darlene steps in to help, but her plan backfires.

star 7.76
146 votes
Directors: Lynda Tarryk
Writers: Bruce Rasmussen
Young Love, Old Lions and Middle-Aged Hyenas

#7 - Young Love, Old Lions and Middle-Aged Hyenas

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 20, 2021

Harris brings home her new friend, Josh, leaving the family questioning his intentions. Meanwhile, Becky and Ben’s attempt to build a closet stirs up family drama.

star 7.73
169 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Sid Youngers
Bad Dads and Grads

#8 - Bad Dads and Grads

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 25, 2020

Dan starts to bond with his younger half-brother but he can’t get over the fact that their father paid for Ed Jr.’s college education, something he refused to do for Dan. Jackie hits it off with a fun married couple, so much so that they “invite” her into their relationship. Harris and Mark do not react well to the news that Darlene is trying to have a baby with Ben.

star 7.72
212 votes
Writers: Sid Youngers
Two Proposals, a Homecoming and a Bear

#9 - Two Proposals, a Homecoming and a Bear

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired May 19, 2021

Big changes are coming for the Conners, with not one but two proposals. Plus, Jackie uses her “JEOPARDY!” infamy to her advantage.

star 7.72
144 votes
Writers: Bruce Helford, Bruce Rasmussen, Dave Caplan
Pilot Lights & Sister Fights

#10 - Pilot Lights & Sister Fights

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 14, 2020

Dan is finally ready to share his feelings with Louise. Darlene realizes how badly she wants a baby. Ben gets caught up playing handyman and babysitter for Becky, which causes him to miss an important meeting.

star 7.69
190 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Daniel Talbott
Regrets, Rehabs and Realtors

#11 - Regrets, Rehabs and Realtors

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 14, 2021

Dan encounters a surprise visitor who shares some unsolicited advice, leaving him feeling guilty. Meanwhile, Darlene welcomes a new employee to Wellman Plastics.

star 7.68
151 votes
Directors: Lynda Tarryk
Writers: Dave Caplan
A Fast Car, A Sudden Loss, and a Slow Decline

#12 - A Fast Car, A Sudden Loss, and a Slow Decline

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 7, 2021

Darlene learns some shocking news about an old friend, and the Conners come together to help someone close to them.

star 7.68
137 votes
Directors: Jean Sagal
Writers: Bruce Helford
Who Are Bosses, Boats and Eckhart Tolle?

#13 - Who Are Bosses, Boats and Eckhart Tolle?

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 3, 2021

Chuck’s new purchase of a boat creates a rift between Dan and his longtime friend. Meanwhile, Darlene hires her first assistant at Wellman Plastics but soon realizes she is anything but helpful, leading Darlene to question her decision. Elsewhere, Jackie is laser-focused on her dream of being a contestant on “JEOPARDY!” and believes the late, great Alex Trebek wants her to go all the way.

star 7.67
162 votes
Directors: Lynda Tarryk
Writers: Erica Montolfo-Bura
Protest, Drug Test and One Leaves the Nest

#14 - Protest, Drug Test and One Leaves the Nest

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 2, 2020

Harris’ job is in jeopardy after joining a protest she strongly believes in, leading to tense discussions within the family. Jackie makes a visit to Wellman Plastics only to realize the company is instituting supervised drug testing, inspiring Becky to lead her own protest.

star 7.67
173 votes
Directors: Lynda Tarryk
Writers: Debby Wolfe
The Wedding of Dan and Louise

#15 - The Wedding of Dan and Louise

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 2021

It’s Dan and Louise’s wedding day, but it’s a far-from-perfect walk down the aisle, especially when a weather report forecasts that a tornado is headed for Lanford creating chaos and surprises.

star 7.67
133 votes
CPAPs, Hickeys and Biscuits

#16 - CPAPs, Hickeys and Biscuits

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 28, 2020

Dan and Louise take their relationship to the next level and come to appreciate the complexities of aging. Meanwhile, Darlene spends the night in jail and hands off parenting duties to Ben. Mark and a friend work on a class experiment that leaves them both with hickeys, and Becky contemplates marrying Emilio.

star 7.67
183 votes
Directors: Lynda Tarryk
Writers: Kimberly Altamirano
Bridge Over Troubled Conners

#17 - Bridge Over Troubled Conners

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 5, 2020

Darlene and Ben go apartment hunting as they take on the next step in building their life together. Jackie and Becky take Beverly Rose on a road trip to Mexico to meet her father for the first time while Dan reluctantly shares his financial troubles with Louise as he struggles with the pending foreclosure of the house.

star 7.63
188 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Emily Wilson
Panic Attacks, Hardware Store and Big Mouth Billy Bass

#18 - Panic Attacks, Hardware Store and Big Mouth Billy Bass

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 24, 2021

Darlene starts to feel the pressures of her new job which result in a health scare. Meanwhile, Dan attempts to help Ben out at the hardware store, but the two don’t always see eye to eye on running the business.

star 7.63
154 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
Writers: Bruce Helford, Bruce Rasmussen, Dave Caplan
Beards, Thrupples and Robots

#19 - Beards, Thrupples and Robots

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 17, 2020

Harris is the boss of Darlene after her mom, desperate for money, gets a job at Price Warehouse. Jackie decides to take her “thrupple” relationship with Ron and Janelle to the next level. Everyone makes fun of Ben’s appearance after he shaves his beard in an attempt to appear more clean-cut to potential advertisers for the magazine.

star 7.62
212 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Bruce Helford, Bruce Rasmussen, Dave Caplan
Throwing a Christian to a Bear

#20 - Throwing a Christian to a Bear

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 21, 2020

The Conners struggle to accept Becky’s new boyfriend, a Green Bay Packers fan. Dan tries to impress upon Mark the importance of the family’s die-hard loyalty to the Bears. Ben and Darlene try to get a loan for their new magazine.

star 7.60
217 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Dave Caplan
Young Love, Old Love and Take This Job and Shove It

#21 - Young Love, Old Love and Take This Job and Shove It

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 3, 2021

Darlene worries about Mark making friends at his new school while Mark turns to Ben for personal advice. Meanwhile, Becky finds herself thriving in college and starts thinking about her future plans.

star 7.60
146 votes
Promotions, Podcasts and Magic Tea

#22 - Promotions, Podcasts and Magic Tea

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 27, 2021

Darlene earns a promotion at Wellman Plastics, while Ben decides on a new career path. Meanwhile, Jackie tries an herbal tea leading to an emotional revelation.

star 7.60
167 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Amy Fox
Nightmare on Lunch Box Street

#23 - Nightmare on Lunch Box Street

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 29, 2019

Jackie learns that the Chinese restaurant is going out of business and sees an opportunity to reopen the Lunch Box, but she's caught by surprise when she uncovers a secret. Meanwhile, Mary gets upset when a woman assumes she is adopted, and Darlene continues to deal with her complicated love life.

star 7.59
234 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Debby Wolfe
An Old Dog, New Tricks and a Ticket to Ride

#24 - An Old Dog, New Tricks and a Ticket to Ride

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 7, 2021

Becky is working double shifts and taking classes at the community college, resulting in less time with her daughter, Beverly Rose. Meanwhile, Dan decides to foster an elderly dog.

star 7.59
143 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
Writers: Erica Montolfo-Bura
A Cold Mom, A Brother Daddy and a Prison Baby

#25 - A Cold Mom, A Brother Daddy and a Prison Baby

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 13, 2021

Ben’s mom, Barb, arrives in town after an unexpected death and unveils shocking information from the past. Meanwhile, Becky and Emilio spend more time together.

star 7.58
166 votes
Directors: Michael Arden
Writers: Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter