The Best Episodes of Titus
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2018
This half-hour comedy chronicles the hilarious world of Christopher Titus and his totally messed-up poor white trash family. Between his drunken father, his dimwitted brother, and his goody-goody best friend, it's amazing Titus is alive, let alone engaged to a "normal" girl. Titus adapted Christopher Titus' stand-up routine in a novel way: each episode is narrated by Titus from a black & white "Neutral Space," from which he comments on the events as they unfold, punctuated by short, surreal flashbacks to his childhood and adolescence. The hilarious interplay between these three levels of narrative is sometimes amazingly complex and even contradictory, highlighting the exceedingly black nature of the show's humor.
#1 - The Protector
Season 3 - Episode 21
Titus gets into trouble when he goes after a kid who is harassing Amy in school.
#2 - The Visit
Season 3 - Episode 18
Titus and Erin's plans to formally adopt Amy are thrown for a loop when Titus' mother Juanita unexpectedly shows up at the house in the middle of the social worker's final visit. Juanita, claiming to have escaped from the mental hospital, has come seeking Titus' forgiveness.
#3 - After Mrs. Shafter
Season 3 - Episode 17
Titus and Tommy's friendship is put to the ultimate test when Ken begins dating Tommy's mom. Titus assures Tommy that the relationship won't lastâ€”as is normal for Ken. However, everyone is shocked to learn that Ken considers Tommy's mother to be the true love of his life. The situation grows even more complicated when Tommy's estranged gay father shows up to reconcile his marriage.
#4 - Amy's Birthday
Season 3 - Episode 2
Erin throws a surprise birthday party to cheer up her troubled niece Amy but her plans backfire. When Erin finds Amy's mom passed out drunk, she quickly realizes that her niece's home environment is not suitable and decides to do something about itâ€”much to Titus' dismay.
#7 - The Wedding
Season 2 - Episode 24
What would a wedding be without family? Peaceful, say Erin and Titus in this second-season finale. While making plans with their priest, they decide to marry right then and there, thus averting what they see as definite disaster. A wise decision, but unfortunately undone by Tommy's big mouth. Nightmare by nightmare, people start showing up. Soon, the church ""is full of people we love,"" says Erin. ""How could this go so horribly wrong?"" replies her fiancÃ©. Most notable on the nonguest list: Titus' mom and her latest spouse , whom Titus catches in an act that puts a hitch in the hitching.
#8 - The Pendulum
Season 2 - Episode 23
Conclusion. Ken and Erin confront the uncertainty of Titus's fate following his accident.
#9 - Life Forward
Season 2 - Episode 16
Tommy tricks Erin and Christopher into attending a self-help seminar to obtain breakthroughs in their personal lives...but when Papa Titus finds out, he plans to break through a few things of his own.
#10 - Bachelor Party
Season 3 - Episode 13
Titus' bachelor party doesn't quite turn out as planned when he and the guys encounter a pregnant woman and have to help her deliver.
#11 - The Session
Season 3 - Episode 15
At Erin's insistence, the Tituses go into group therapy. Not surprisingly, things don't go quite as planned.
#12 - Three Strikes
Season 2 - Episode 21
Titus deals with the aftermath of a break-in that leaves Erin with a broken leg.
#13 - Insanity Genetic (1)
Season 3 - Episode 19
In the aftermath of Juanita' s funeral, Titus is concerned her insanity may be genetic and confronts his feelings on board the airplane on the way back.
#14 - Same Courtesy
Season 3 - Episode 16
Titus plans an elaborate revenge on Erin and his family after being embarrassed during their mock therapy session. He pits family members against each other on Erin's birthday and watches as his fiendish plan comes to fruition.
#15 - Racing in the Streets
Season 3 - Episode 1
The physical effects of his near fatal car crash are still lingering, but that doesn't stop Titus from street racing to raise money for Erin's tuition. But his best laid plans backfire when Erin discovers what is really going on and tries to put a stop to it.
#16 - Grandma Titus
Season 3 - Episode 8
Phyllis Diller plays Grandma Titus, who still intimidates Ken despite her Alzheimer's, which has her trying to teach a high-school class.
#17 - Tommy's Crush
Season 3 - Episode 10
Tommy and a pregnant Shannon have an affair, much to the Titus family's shock and anger.
#18 - Errrr
Season 3 - Episode 9
Suicidal over a broken romance, Amy listens to Titus as he tries to talk her out of it with tales of his own youthâ€”which don't make that great a case.
#19 - NASCAR
Season 2 - Episode 15
Erin gets Titus and Ken to drive across the country together---by telling each that the other is dying.
#20 - Insanity Genetic (2)
Season 3 - Episode 20
(Part 2 of 2) As a result of the incident on the plane, Titus must face jail time or commitment. And only his friends and family can save him...which means he's in deep trouble.
#21 - Dad Is Dead
Season 1 - Episode 2
Dave and Titus panic when they realize their dad, Ken, hasn't come out of the bedroom in four days, not even to get a beer. They dare each other to go into the bedroom and make sure...but neither one wants to discover the body. Soon Erin arrives--just a little peeved that she took the message "Dad's dead" to mean her own dad. As a result, she rushed to her parents' house, only to catch them having sex! Erin's stunned to hear that Ken's dead, but she's also too chicken to actually investigate. Meanwhile, Titus and Dave reflect on their old man's parenting skills, or lack thereof. Ken never missed a beer or a babe, but he also never missed a little league game or a school function. Erin remembers that Ken recently gave her his will. Could it have been a planned suicide? Terminal illness? They obsess over the possibilities until Tommy arrives. He's visibly shaken and equipped with comfort food. The foursome eat their cake and reminisce. Titus and Dave even role-play, poking fun at Ken's gruff nature. They all have a big laugh until Ken strolls out in his bathroom, pops open a beer and tells them all to keep it down--he's trying to sleep.
#22 - The Smell of Success
Season 2 - Episode 13
The car shop goes under, and Ken Titus refuses to help out. Literally left with no other option, Christopher kicks out Erin, and turns to alcohol.
#23 - Locking Up Mom
Season 2 - Episode 5
Titus' crazy mother Juanita is having a comeptency hearing and all the Tituses get involved...to keep themselves safe and keep her locked up.
#24 - Deprogramming Erin
Season 2 - Episode 14
Titus tries to get Erin back, his family and friends try to help, and things turn out about as well as can be expected.
#25 - Private Dave
Season 2 - Episode 20
Titus tries to undo what he sees as damage when Dave's response to a Dear John letter is to join the Army.