The BEST episodes of The Conners

Every episode of The Conners ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Conners!

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.

Last Updated: 1/20/2023Network:ABC (US)
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Slappy Holidays
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7.89
215 votes

#1 - Slappy Holidays

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/19/2019

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.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writer: Emily Wilson
Watch Now:Amazon
Brothers, Babies and Breakdowns
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7.86
218 votes

#2 - Brothers, Babies and Breakdowns

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/18/2020

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.

Directors: Timothy Busfield
Writer: Debby Wolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
Lanford, Toilet of Sin
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7.83
211 votes

#3 - Lanford, Toilet of Sin

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/26/2019

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.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Watch Now:Amazon
Cheating, Revelations and a Box of Doll Heads
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7.79
150 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/21/2021

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

Directors: Lynda Tarryk
Watch Now:Amazon
Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action
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7.78
217 votes

#5 - Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/10/2019

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
Tats and Tias
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7.77
198 votes

#6 - Tats and Tias

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/24/2020

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.

Directors: Don Scardino
Watch Now:Amazon
Two Proposals, a Homecoming and a Bear
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7.75
146 votes

#7 - Two Proposals, a Homecoming and a Bear

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/19/2021

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

Watch Now:Amazon
Bad Dads and Grads
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7.72
216 votes

#8 - Bad Dads and Grads

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/25/2020

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.

Writer: Sid Youngers
Watch Now:Amazon
Pilot Lights & Sister Fights
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7.72
194 votes

#9 - Pilot Lights & Sister Fights

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/14/2020

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.

Directors: Fred Savage
Watch Now:Amazon
Young Love, Old Lions and Middle-Aged Hyenas
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7.70
174 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/20/2021

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.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writer: Sid Youngers
Watch Now:Amazon
Who Are Bosses, Boats and Eckhart Tolle?
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7.70
164 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/3/2021

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.

Directors: Lynda Tarryk
Watch Now:Amazon
A Judge and a Priest Walk Into a Living Room…
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7.68
152 votes

#12 - A Judge and a Priest Walk Into a Living Room…

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/18/2022

The Conners gear up for a megawedding! Jackie and Neville, Darlene and Ben, and Harris and Aldo are planning for a shared big day, but along the way they discover that some of the couples may not be on the same page about their happily ever afters. Meanwhile, Dan and the family have decked out the house for the occasion, but will all six of the lovebirds make it to “I do”?

Watch Now:Amazon
Protest, Drug Test and One Leaves the Nest
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7.68
178 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/2/2020

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.

Directors: Lynda Tarryk
Writer: Debby Wolfe
Watch Now:Amazon
Regrets, Rehabs and Realtors
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7.68
155 votes

#14 - Regrets, Rehabs and Realtors

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/14/2021

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

Directors: Lynda Tarryk
Writer: Dave Caplan
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
CPAPs, Hickeys and Biscuits
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7.66
187 votes

#15 - CPAPs, Hickeys and Biscuits

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/28/2020

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.

Directors: Lynda Tarryk
Watch Now:Amazon
The Wedding of Dan and Louise
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7.66
142 votes

#16 - The Wedding of Dan and Louise

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/13/2021

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
Bridge Over Troubled Conners
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7.64
191 votes

#17 - Bridge Over Troubled Conners

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/5/2020

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.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writer: Emily Wilson
Watch Now:Amazon
Young Love, Old Love and Take This Job and Shove It
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7.63
158 votes

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

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/3/2021

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
Beards, Thrupples and Robots
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7.63
214 votes

#19 - Beards, Thrupples and Robots

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/17/2020

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.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Watch Now:Amazon
A Fast Car, A Sudden Loss, and a Slow Decline
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7.62
141 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/7/2021

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

Directors: Jean Sagal
Watch Now:Amazon
Promotions, Podcasts and Magic Tea
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7.62
169 votes

#21 - Promotions, Podcasts and Magic Tea

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/27/2021

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.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writer: Amy Fox
Watch Now:Amazon
A Cold Mom, A Brother Daddy and a Prison Baby
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7.61
171 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/13/2021

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.

Directors: Michael Arden
Watch Now:Amazon
A Little Weed and a Bad Seed
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7.61
137 votes

#23 - A Little Weed and a Bad Seed

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/19/2022

Problems arise on Beverly Rose’s first day of kindergarten, and Becky and Darlene have a disagreement that leads to further turmoil. Elsewhere, Harris advises an unusual solution for Dan’s back pain.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Book Bans and Guillotine Hands
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7.60
136 votes

#24 - Book Bans and Guillotine Hands

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/26/2022

It’s Halloween at the Conners’, and Dan encourages the family to decorate the house. When everyone is feeling too busy and overwhelmed to help, Becky tries to take matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, Harris takes a stand on an issue that ruffles a few feathers in Darlene’s new neighborhood.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Driving, Dating and Deceit
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7.60
142 votes

#25 - Driving, Dating and Deceit

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/5/2022

Mark is anxious to get his driver’s license when a job opportunity presents itself across town. Darlene attempts to teach him to drive, but her frantic energy sends him running to Ben for help. Meanwhile, Harris meets a new guy online, whom Becky recognizes from her past.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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