The Best Episodes of Titus

Last Updated: Jun 14, 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.

The Protector

#1 - The Protector

Season 3 - Episode 21

Titus gets into trouble when he goes after a kid who is harassing Amy in school.

star 9.11
9 votes
Directors: Gary Shimokawa
The Visit

#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.

star 9.10
10 votes
Directors: Katy Garretson
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After Mrs. Shafter

#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 last—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.

star 9.10
10 votes
Directors: Bill Shea
Amy's Birthday

#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 it—much to Titus' dismay.

star 8.87
15 votes
Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Tommy's Not Gay

#5 - Tommy's Not Gay

Season 3 - Episode 3

Titus is determined to mend fences after Tommy rejects his father, who's just revealed he's gay.

star 8.79
14 votes
Directors: Gary Shimokawa
The Pit

#6 - The Pit

Season 2 - Episode 22

Christopher finally gets to live his (and his dad's) dream of racing, even though he has to ignore Papa Titus to do it.

star 8.71
14 votes
Directors: John Amodeo
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The Wedding

#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 fiancé. 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.

star 8.69
13 votes
The Pendulum

#8 - The Pendulum

Season 2 - Episode 23

Conclusion. Ken and Erin confront the uncertainty of Titus's fate following his accident.

star 8.69
16 votes
Directors: Jack Kenny
Life Forward

#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.

star 8.60
15 votes
Bachelor Party

#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.

star 8.58
12 votes
The Session

#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.

star 8.57
7 votes
Directors: Brian Hargrove
Three Strikes

#12 - Three Strikes

Season 2 - Episode 21

Titus deals with the aftermath of a break-in that leaves Erin with a broken leg.

star 8.57
14 votes
Directors: Joe Regalbuto
Insanity Genetic (1)

#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.

star 8.55
11 votes
Same Courtesy

#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.

star 8.55
11 votes
Directors: Bill Shea
Racing in the Streets

#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.

star 8.53
19 votes
Directors: Brian Hargrove
Grandma Titus

#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.

star 8.51
10 votes
Directors: Brian Hargrove
Tommy's Crush

#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.

star 8.50
12 votes

#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 youth—which don't make that great a case.

star 8.50
14 votes
Directors: Jack Kenny

#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.

star 8.47
17 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Insanity Genetic (2)

#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.

star 8.45
11 votes
Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Dad Is Dead

#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.

star 8.44
41 votes
The Smell of Success

#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.

star 8.44
18 votes
Directors: Jack Kenny
Deprogramming Erin

#23 - 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.

star 8.41
17 votes
Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Locking Up Mom

#24 - Locking Up Mom

Season 2 - Episode 5

Titus' crazy mother Juanita is having a comeptency hearing and all the Tituses get keep themselves safe and keep her locked up.

star 8.40
20 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Red Asphalt

#25 - Red Asphalt

Season 1 - Episode 6

Titus builds a custom car to give to his father on his birthday. Erin, Dave, Tommy and Titus drive the car up to Napa to meet Ken for dinner. On the way, Titus demonstrates the car's power (and his own machismo) by cutting off a passing vehicle. The car they cut off reacts by tailing them and eventually bumping the car. The road rage escalates until Erin finally convinces Titus to just pull over and put some space between them and the psycho. They pull over, inspect the dented fender and head back onto the highway. However, the psycho car has waited for them and is soon riding their bumper and flashing its headlights. Titus decides to pull over and confront the psycho like a mature adult (translation: kick his ass), but psycho guy pulls a gun! Titus, Tommy and Dave run back to the car and floor it. With the psycho in hot pursuit and bullets flying, Erin calls 9-1-1. The police finally stop the road rager and Titus finally gets everyone to Ken's dinner. But Ken, who is pissed that the

star 8.28
32 votes
Directors: Jack Kenny