The BEST Episodes of The Cool Kids

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2021

Network: FOX

Three friends at a retirement center have their comfortable existence rattled by a newcomer to the community.

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Indecent Proposal

#1 - Indecent Proposal

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 19, 2019

In an attempt to date a guy way out of her league, Margaret pretends to be someone she's not. When Hank doesn't hear back from his doctor about a questionable mole, he's convinced his days are numbered, so Charlie helps him get his test results. Meanwhile, Sid avoids John, who has a very important question to ask him.

star 7.64
111 votes
Directors: Anthony Rich
Writers: Patrick Walsh
Margaret Jr.

#2 - Margaret Jr.

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 1, 2019

Margaret's daughter, MJ, turns up at Shady Meadows jobless, homeless and looking to be rescued. Meanwhile, Sid attempts to find his wok in Charlie's "hoarder paradise" of an apartment.

star 7.63
118 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Sophia Lear
Sid's Ex-Wife

#3 - Sid's Ex-Wife

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 29, 2019

When Sid's ex-wife, Bonnie, comes to visit Shady Meadows, Sid's new boyfriend, John, becomes uncomfortable with their close relationship. Meanwhile, Margaret, Charlie and Hank prepare to have the time of their lives at a Fleetwood Mac concert.

star 7.56
115 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Justin Sayre
The Cool Kids Plus One

#4 - The Cool Kids Plus One

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 1, 2019

Margaret neglects the guys when her best friend, Joanie, comes to visit. When Joanie decides to move in to Shady Meadows, the guys devise a plan to convince her not to, but Hank gets distracted.

star 7.55
121 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Michael Lisbe, Nate Reger
Sid's First Relationship

#5 - Sid's First Relationship

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 22, 2019

The gang rallies around Sid to help him through his commitment issues to new beau John. Meanwhile, Margaret attempts to conquer her fear of flying by volunteering at the airport.

star 7.54
118 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
Writers: Luvh Rakhe
Funeral Crashers

#6 - Funeral Crashers

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 4, 2019

When Hank finds out his ex-wife will be at a mutual friend's funeral, Margaret volunteers to lie about his success to impress her; Charlie and Sid crash the funeral against Hank's orders.

star 7.54
137 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Allison Bosma, Jon DeWalt
Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer

#7 - Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 14, 2018

Margaret begins dating Karl, a fellow Shady Meadows resident who may or may not be the Zodiac Killer. Meanwhile, the guys are hunting for a different kind of criminal: a serial non-flusher.

star 7.54
141 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
Writers: Conor Galvin
Margaret Turns 65

#8 - Margaret Turns 65

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 2018

On her 65th birthday, Margaret doesn't feel like celebrating. However, Hank, Sid and Charlie insist on taking her out for a "good old-fashioned young person's night" at the local club, which leaves them all feeling older - and more hungover - than ever.

star 7.53
261 votes
Directors: Anthony Rich
Writers: Sophia Lear
Charlie's Angel

#9 - Charlie's Angel

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 11, 2019

Hank signs up to host a Shady Meadows closed-circuit TV show, but is quickly replaced by rising star Sid, who dishes out hot retirement home gossip on-air. Meanwhile Margaret helps Charlie woo a widow at her bereavement support group.

star 7.52
124 votes
Directors: Katy Garretson
Writers: Maxwell Theodore Vivian

#10 - Mentors

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 8, 2019

As Hank and Margaret mentor an awkward high school student and help him decide on whether or not to go to the prom, Hank is forced to face a traumatic event that happened to him in high school. Meanwhile, Sid's boyfriend invites him to tour the wine country on bicycles, but Sid is mortified because he doesn't know how to ride a bike.

star 7.51
115 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Heather Flanders
Sid Comes Out

#11 - Sid Comes Out

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 2018

Margaret tries to convince Sid to come out to his visiting son; Hank stubbornly refuses to admit he needs glasses; Charlie tries to help him cheat on an eye test.

star 7.50
192 votes
Writers: Charlie Kelly
A Date with Destiny

#12 - A Date with Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 12, 2018

Charlie and Hank create online dating profiles, and to boost their egos, Sid pretends to be an interested woman. Of course, the plan goes awry.

star 7.50
226 votes
Writers: Allison Bosma, Jon DeWalt
Vegas Baby!

#13 - Vegas Baby!

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 3, 2019

Hank is excited to give his son the perfect wedding gift in Las Vegas, until he finds out Lorraine's boyfriend, Reggie, is paying for everything. Meanwhile, Margaret and Sid's luck at the blackjack table quickly takes a turn, and Charlie hopes his old Vegas connections will come through for him.

star 7.46
104 votes
Writers: Alyson Fouse
The Friend-aversary

#14 - The Friend-aversary

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 10, 2019

Charlie and Sid prepare their Friend-iversary party, and don't include Margaret. Noticing the tension between Hank and Sid, Margaret encourages Sid to speak up for himself. Meanwhile, Sid has his sights set on the patio for their party and attempts to convince the cat ladies to release it to them.

star 7.43
107 votes
Directors: Betsy Thomas
Writers: Conor Galvin
Thanksgiving at Murray's

#15 - Thanksgiving at Murray's

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 16, 2018

When Margaret scores an invite to an exclusive foodie potluck for Thanksgiving, she takes Sid as her plus one, leaving Hank and Charlie to find a backup plan.

star 7.43
161 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Paul Fruchbom
The Cool Kids Un-Retire

#16 - The Cool Kids Un-Retire

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 15, 2019

While Sid is housesitting a fellow resident's gorgeous high-rise apartment, the Cool Kids get a taste of the good life - and a taste of Charlie's incredible cookies. But when Margaret decides to turn Charlie's creative cookie-making into a new business venture, everyone gets a bit carried away

star 7.37
123 votes
Writers: Heather Flanders

#17 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 2018

Three friends at a retirement center have their comfortable existence rattled by a newcomer to the community.

star 7.37
260 votes
Directors: Don Scardino
Writers: Charlie Day, Paul Fruchbom
The Cool Kids Rig an Election

#18 - The Cool Kids Rig an Election

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 2, 2018

Tired of "Gorgeous George" and his reign as activities coordinator, Hank backs Charlie and Margaret backs Sid for the position in the upcoming election, and it instantly turns dirty.

star 7.36
168 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Patrick Walsh
TV Heist

#19 - TV Heist

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 2018

Hank and Margaret lose a cornhole competition to some resident cheaters and, as a result, miss out on the coveted prize—a new 65" flat-screen TV. So, the gang attempts to steal the TV, which means breaking in to Allison's office after locking her and Sid in the sauna.

star 7.35
164 votes
Directors: Katy Garretson
Writers: Michael Lisbe, Nate Reger
Hank the Cradle Robber

#20 - Hank the Cradle Robber

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 7, 2018

When Hank starts dating a much younger woman, the gang suspects she may be a gold-digger taking advantage of him because of his age. But after rifling through her things, they fear this relationship could be something much worse - a pregnancy trap

star 7.32
140 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Luvh Rakhe
Kip Samgood's Biggest Fan

#21 - Kip Samgood's Biggest Fan

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 5, 2019

Margaret helps Sid finally meet his teen idol, Kip Samgood. Meanwhile, Charlie ditches Hank to hang out with his girlfriend, Kathleen, so Hank goes to great lengths to get Charlie's attention.

star 7.31
107 votes
Writers: Jake Lasker, Morgan Lehmann
Margaret Ups Her Game

#22 - Margaret Ups Her Game

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 22, 2019

Margaret attempts to date the hottest guy in Shady Meadows, but can't seem to rid herself of clingy Leonard. Meanwhile, Hank tries to sell his erotic vampire novel, with the help of Sid's cousin.

star 7.27
119 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
Writers: Paul Fruchbom