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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.