The BEST Episodes of Tom Goes to the Mayor

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Network: Adult Swim

Tom Peters is full of ideas. The Mayor is eager to embrace almost any proposal, as long as it is accompanied by a snazzy PowerPoint presentation or a cool musical number. Tom Peters is a would-be entrepreneur and civic do-gooder in the eccentric small town of Jefferton. He brings his crackpot ideas to The Mayor, who invariably infuses them with his own twisted, often diabolical, charm. From there, the show explores the comedic possibilities of government machinations, provincial thinking and tragically misguided civic pride. Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the show's creators, met in 1994 as college freshmen at Temple University, helping each other out on film and video coursework. After graduation, they continued to work together, working in both New York and Philadelphia on strange short films.

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White Collarless

#1 - White Collarless

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 25, 2006

Tom takes a job as CEO of the Jefferton Department of Special Projects.

star 8.69
39 votes
Saxman

#2 - Saxman

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 9, 2006

Tom manages a homeless jazz saxophonist and lets him stay at his house.

star 8.64
36 votes
Jeffy

#3 - Jeffy

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 18, 2006

Tom and The Mayor create a fake sea serpent to increase tourism.

star 7.44
41 votes
WW Laserz

#4 - WW Laserz

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 21, 2004

Tom bought a whole bunch of World War II items online, thus deciding to propose a WWII themed restaurant to the Mayor, but with the help of the Mayor's nephew Terry, it is quickly changed to an arcade/pizza parlor.

star 7.35
83 votes
Writers: Bob Odenkirk, Eric Wareheim, Tim Heidecker
Glass Eyes

#5 - Glass Eyes

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 4, 2006

Tom and The Mayor raise money for eyeless children at the father son barrel goat hunt.

star 7.26
39 votes
Rat's Off to Ya

#6 - Rat's Off to Ya

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 19, 2004

Tom creates a T-shirt that reads ""Rat's Off to Ya"" for Christmas. It becomes a big hit, but the idea is quickly stolen from Tom by a local novelty store.

star 7.24
50 votes
The Layover

#7 - The Layover

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 21, 2006

Tom tries to make the best of his father's 11 minute layover in Jefferton.

star 7.23
35 votes
Porcelain Birds

#8 - Porcelain Birds

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 17, 2005

The mayor has Tom purchase porcelain birds because he believes that they will immediately increase in value. Tom wants to use the money to save the bird sanctuary. When the porcelain birds turn out to be worthless, the mayor has them bronzed.

star 7.17
42 votes
My Big Cups

#9 - My Big Cups

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 4, 2006

Tom opens a store called My Big Cups. The Mayor commissions Tom to do a macaroni painting for Jefferton's 30th anniversary.

star 7.17
42 votes
Surprise Party

#10 - Surprise Party

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 23, 2006

Tom resorts to stealing to pay for a sword hoping he will be invited to Gibbons's surprise party.

star 7.17
36 votes
Pipe Camp

#11 - Pipe Camp

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 22, 2005

Tom starts a boy's health camp sponsored by Pipe's Buffet.

star 7.14
37 votes
Wrestling

#12 - Wrestling

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 2, 2006

The Mayor appoints Tom to coach the Jefferton boys wrestling team.

star 7.14
37 votes
Gibbons

#13 - Gibbons

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 26, 2005

Tom's old friend Gibbons visits just in time for the best friends' convention.

star 7.13
39 votes
Zoo Trouble

#14 - Zoo Trouble

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 14, 2006

Tom and The Mayor spruce up the Jefferton Public Zoo.

star 7.11
35 votes
Undercover

#15 - Undercover

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 11, 2006

Tom goes undercover at his son's school to isolate the source of high starch levels.

star 7.11
36 votes
Couple's Therapy

#16 - Couple's Therapy

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 28, 2006

Tom and The Mayor take a couples therapy cruise.

star 7.11
37 votes
Calcucorn

#17 - Calcucorn

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 15, 2005

Todd and Tom try to make a show. Tom invents a calculator with a unicorn on top, which ends up ruining thousands of people's lives.

star 7.11
38 votes
Friendship Alliance

#18 - Friendship Alliance

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 7, 2006

Tom meets a new pal from the Friendship Alliance website.

star 7.06
32 votes
CNE

#19 - CNE

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 30, 2006

Tom seeks help for his chronic nocturnal emissions.

star 7.06
33 votes
Bear Trap Brothers

#20 - Bear Trap Brothers

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 14, 2004

Tom and The Mayor are worried about the safety of Jefferton's children, so they decide to buy thousands of Bear Traps to place all around the city to keep strangers away from the children.

star 7.06
88 votes
Writers: Bob Odenkirk, Eric Wareheim, Tim Heidecker
Boy Meets Mayor

#21 - Boy Meets Mayor

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 1, 2005

Tom gets hired as the Mayor's PR man just as the Mayor is involved in a scandal resulting from a sex tape he made with popular musician Roy Teppert. To renew himself, the mayor drags along Tom and Shamus, a little deaf singing boy, on a hot air balloon trip.

star 7.03
64 votes
Puddins

#22 - Puddins

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 18, 2006

Tom tries to cope with his son's death by going on a pudding fast.

star 7.03
33 votes
Spray a Carpet or Rug

#23 - Spray a Carpet or Rug

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 16, 2006

Tom is hired to replace the grass in Memorial Park with his spray on carpet.

star 7.03
35 votes
Rebirth

#24 - Rebirth

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 8, 2005

After getting his family jailed for not being registered in Jefferton, Tom, Joy, and the boys must perform the rebirth ritual to get Tom's next project running.

star 7.03
36 votes
Vice Mayor

#25 - Vice Mayor

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 29, 2005

Tom is appointed Vice Mayor of Hobotown.

star 7.00
36 votes