The BEST Episodes of The League

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2020

Network: FXX

Set against the backdrop of a Fantasy Football league The League, created by the husband-and-wife team of Jeff Schaffer (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld) and Jackie Marcus Schaffer (Disturbia), is a comedy about marriage, male friendship, parenting, suburbia, and growing up... or refusing to grow up.

Thanksgiving

#1 - Thanksgiving

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 17, 2011

Ruxin gets an unexpected visit from his father, and Andre's sister is on the prowl at the gang's Thanksgiving dinner. Taco makes an edible investment. Kevin and Jenny have a problem with Ellie's class pet.

star 8.14
821 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
The Shiva Bowl

#2 - The Shiva Bowl

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 10, 2009

The guys try to hide the Shiva Trophy from their high school classmate - the actual Shiva. Taco gets a "real person job at a Volkswagen dealership.

star 8.10
1,047 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
The Light of Genesis

#3 - The Light of Genesis

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 8, 2011

Kevin suspects that his Krav Maga teacher might be hitting on him. Meanwhile, Ruxin joins a cult in order to gain their Fantasy Football knowledge, and Jenny entrusts Andre with a secret.

star 7.99
792 votes
Writers: Craig DiGregorio, David King
High School Reunion

#4 - High School Reunion

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 18, 2010

It's high-school reunion time, and Andre is looking forward to basking in his success while Ruxin wants to show off Sofia. Meanwhile, Pete needs a name for the new Last Place Trophy and everyone learns the history of the Shiva blast.

star 7.96
926 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
The Guest Bong

#5 - The Guest Bong

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 15, 2011

Pete's new girlfriend wants to help him with his line up. Kevin's past at the DA's office has him running scared. Ruxin runs afoul of his company's email policies, and auto-correct gets everybody in trouble.

star 7.91
804 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Dan O'Keefe, Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
The 8 Defensive Points of Hanukkah

#6 - The 8 Defensive Points of Hanukkah

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 20, 2013

The Shiva and The Ruxin are on the line. Andre confronts the one plastic surgeon in Chicago. Rafi tries to collect a debt from Ruxin's sister Rebecca. TacoCorp launches The Eskimo Brothers Database.

star 7.91
791 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
The Lockout

#7 - The Lockout

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 6, 2011

The terrible reign of Ruxin as League Champion continues while the guys devise a grand plan with Rafi and Dirty Randy for Andre's final Sacko punishment.

star 7.90
935 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
The Sukkah

#8 - The Sukkah

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2011

Everyone is disappointed with their draft, but no one trusts each other enough to trade. Jenny goes back to work as a realtor. Ruxin tries to get Baby Geoffrey into a Jewish pre-school.

star 7.88
872 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
Expert Witness

#9 - Expert Witness

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 11, 2010

Andre prepares for his turn as an expert witness in Ruxin's big case, but thinks Pete is trying to steal his thunder. Ruxin tries to ferret out collusion between Kevin and Jenny. Taco needs a nude portrait to impress the courtroom artist.

star 7.87
835 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer
Kegel the Elf

#10 - Kegel the Elf

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 9, 2010

It's Christmas and more importantly it's the playoffs, so tension runs high. While Ruxin's revenge gift to Kevin goes terribly awry, Ellie suddenly acting up at school causes Jenny to worry that all this attention to fantasy football is making her a bad mom. Meanwhile Taco's eggs turn one year old.

star 7.84
903 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
The Great Night of Shiva

#11 - The Great Night of Shiva

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 9, 2015

In the series finale, the fates of the Shiva, Sacko and Snip are decided and Ruxin makes a big decision that impacts his chances of winning and the league's survival.

star 7.83
629 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
Yobogoya!

#12 - Yobogoya!

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 10, 2011

Jenny jeopardizes Ruxin's chance to work on a big case with his boss, Mr. Hudabega. Taco competes in a jingle contest for a disgusting fast food restaurant. Pete holds a grudge against a traffic cop.

star 7.81
776 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
The Bachelor Draft

#13 - The Bachelor Draft

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 4, 2013

The League travels to Los Angeles for Andre and Trixie's destination wedding. Ruxin refuses to do his Sacko punishments and Shiva Champion Ted has a few surprises for everyone at the draft, including JJ Watt.

star 7.79
889 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
12.12.12

#14 - 12.12.12

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 13, 2012

Andre starts dating his interior decorator and discovers that the buyer of his old loft is Deion Sanders. Rafi and Dirty Randy prepare for the end of the world.

star 7.79
762 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
Vegas Draft

#15 - Vegas Draft

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 16, 2010

Andre plans an extravagant trip to Vegas for the league's 2010 fantasy draft, but the group credits Pete to mess with Andre. The gang must choose between Jenny and Ruxin's creepy brother-in-law, Raffi, when a spot on the league opens up during the trip.

star 7.78
1,010 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
The Funeral

#16 - The Funeral

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 22, 2011

The race is on for the Shiva and the Sacko. Taco teams up with Chicago Bears' Running Back Matt Forte, and Ruxin is unable to manage his own team for the big game, leaving League to figure out who will run it for him.

star 7.78
774 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
The Sacko Bowl

#17 - The Sacko Bowl

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 9, 2010

At season's end, Jenny and Ruxin are vying for the Shiva while Andre and Taco duel it out for the Sacko. Kevin learns to read lips by watching porn. Pete buys a Crown Vic and is mistaken for a cop.

star 7.78
712 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
The Anchor Baby

#18 - The Anchor Baby

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 6, 2012

Ruxin is worried that Sofia has soured on their marriage. The guys try to shake free of an undesirable acquaintance. Jenny uses insider information to make a dirty trade.

star 7.78
753 votes
Writers: Dan O'Keefe
St. Pete

#19 - St. Pete

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 22, 2011

Kevin and Jenny make a bold bet on the play-offs. Taco enlists Ruxin to get more involved with Taco Corp, and Pete has devilish plan to send Ruxin to the Sacko.

star 7.75
835 votes
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
The Von Nowzick Wedding

#20 - The Von Nowzick Wedding

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 11, 2013

The wedding weekend continues but what happened at the draft comes back to haunt everyone. Ruxin wrestles J.J. Watt for control of his fantasy team.

star 7.75
898 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
The Bounce Test

#21 - The Bounce Test

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 5, 2009

Pete's split with Meegan intrudes upon Ruxin's marriage, as Sofia is neglecting him sexually in order to spend her time helping Meegan deal with the break-up. Meanwhile, Jenny reveals to Sofia the sexual secrets that ensure that Kevin will never leave her.

star 7.75
1,305 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
Ol' Smoke Crotch

#22 - Ol' Smoke Crotch

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 27, 2011

Kevin struggles with getting older. Ruxin is so desperate to get rid of his au pair that he gets Rafi's help. Taco finds a market for Kevin and Jenny's wedding cocktail napkins and Pete learns a new sexual position, which he regrets.

star 7.75
925 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
EBDBBnB

#23 - EBDBBnB

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 12, 2014

Taco and Andre both want the guys to watch football at their new establishments. Pete tries to hide something he has in common with Andre. Ruxin is disgusted by his co-worker's hygiene habits.

star 7.74
702 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
Chalupa vs. the Cutlet

#24 - Chalupa vs. the Cutlet

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 18, 2013

Kevin and Jenny discover that Jay and Kristen Cutler's kid is attending the same preschool. Pete tries to cheer up Andre with a little help from Snoop Dogg. Taco gives away control of his team.

star 7.74
810 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer
The White Knuckler

#25 - The White Knuckler

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 30, 2010

Andre brings in a new partner to expand his medical practice. Ruxin uses a sick kid to meet NFL star Josh Cribbs and Pete deals with the complications of dating Kevin's ex-girlfriend.

star 7.74
1,021 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
Writers: Jackie Marcus Schaffer, Jeff Schaffer