The BEST episodes of What I Like About You

Every episode of What I Like About You ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of What I Like About You!

When their dad took a job in Japan, teenage livewire Holly Tyler (Bynes) and her straitlaced twentysomething sister, Valerie (Garth), moved in together in New York City. Just when Val thought she had the perfect existence - a promising career in public relations, her own Upper West Side apartment and plenty of eligible men to date - everything in her neatly regimented life started to unravel the minute Holly stumbled through the door. Their new life together took a lot of getting used to, but Val and Holly's relationship is stronger than ever.

Last Updated: 7/4/2024Network: The WBStatus: Ended
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Pilot
star
7.90
99 votes

#1 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/20/2002

When her father accepts a promotion overseas in Japan , high-spirited 16-year-old Holly has no plans to head to Japan with him. She decides she'd rather live in the New York City with her "straight-laced" sister, Valerie. In the opener, Holly's attempts to prove herself a perfect roommate backfire when she misinterprets a remark about Feng Shui and rearranges the apartment. To make matters worse, Holly jeopardizes Val's job with a marketing firm when she disrupts a promotional event featuring skateboarder Tony Hawk.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
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I Want My Baby Back (3)
star
7.54
71 votes

#2 - I Want My Baby Back (3)

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/16/2005

After waking up to find a wedding ring on her finger, Val is surprised to learn that she has married her Old Boss, Vic, during a wild night in Atlantic City. Meanwhile, Holly has hidden out in the back of Vince's car as he travels to Florida to tell him she loves him, but is heartbroken when she realizes she may have lost him forever.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
Writer: Caryn Lucas
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The Second Season Finale (1)
star
7.47
66 votes

#3 - The Second Season Finale (1)

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/7/2004

Holly is elated when she is accepted for an internship in Paris but when Henry and Vince each kiss her before she leaves she knows the time has come to decide between them. In order to distract her from Rick's upcoming wedding, Val books a trip to Venice with Lauren, but when Val gets sick and has to cancel, she is pleasantly surprised when a still-single Rick shows up at her doorstep. Meanwhile, it could be a summer of love for Gary and Tina when they have their second kiss.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Girls Gone Wild
star
7.37
97 votes

#4 - Girls Gone Wild

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/8/2005

Fran Drescher drops by to give Val and Lauren some advice about dating younger men because Val goes out with a cute, intelligent, funny, and sweet guy. He seems totally perfect until Val finds out that he's still in high school.. Holly and Vince have a custody battle over Ben, Tina, and Gary. Holly may have forgiven Tina but she hasn't forgiven Vince. To top Vince, Holly takes Ben, Gary, and Tina to Cancun in Mexico, where she unexpectedly runs into Vince. Vince tries to piss off Holly by flirting with a ditsy girl and Holly reacts by saying that she and Vince can never be friends again. When Holly gets food poisoning, Vince takes care of her while the others go off to have fun. In the end, Holly wants to be friends with Vince again but Vince declines her wish by saying that he wants to be her boyfriend, not just her friend.

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Pranks a Lot
star
7.35
99 votes

#5 - Pranks a Lot

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/29/2005

The kids play prank after prank on one another with impunity...but when one of Holly's (a fake eviction note) backfires and almost gets Ben kicked out of the country, Holly may have to become a bride to keep her British beau from being deported to the land of tea, crumpets, and Benny Hill! Meanwhile, worried that she's too stodgy, boring, and neurotic, Val buys a Porsche...then goes nuts trying to keep her wild impulsive "investment" pristine.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Roommates
star
7.26
47 votes

#6 - Roommates

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/2002

Val has trouble adjusting to Holly's care-free attitude, so she makes her follow a strict set of rules. Holly does her best to follow them, and realizes that she just can't do it. This leads Holly and Val ti the conclusion that Holly is nothing like Val, which is why it is hard for Holly to adjust to the rules that Val has carefully thought of and made up. So Val and Holly question why they ever became roommates.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writer: Wil Calhoun
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The Teddy Bear
star
7.26
47 votes

#7 - The Teddy Bear

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/11/2002

Holly and Val battle over the possession of a stuffed teddy bear they both cherished during their childhood. But when the struggle for the bear becomes too much, the girls agree to give the critter to a little girl in the building, though after they discover she is abusive and destructive to their childhood treasure, they join forces to regain the bear.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Spa Day
star
7.25
52 votes

#8 - Spa Day

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/27/2002

Holly and Val plan a day of at the spa, but Holly finds herself in a 'muddy' situation when she sneaks out of the spa without Val's knowledge in order to meet J.C. Chasez from *NSYNC. Holly must somehow get back inside after being denied re-entry by a security guard. Being Holly, you know she always finds a sneaky way to do things, so she climbs in through a window landing in a mud bath with a naked lady! Meanwhile, Jeff and Gary have an afternoon of male competition after Gary calls Jeff old.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
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The Game
star
7.23
44 votes

#9 - The Game

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/7/2003

Holly volunteers to fill in at Val's office over spring break, but the girls clash over the tactics Val should use to land a promotion over a competitive colleague; Holly believes in playing dirty and kissing up to the boss and Val thinks her hard work and dedication will get her noticed.

Directors: Steve Zuckerman
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Val and Holly's Not-Boyfriends
star
7.22
40 votes

#10 - Val and Holly's Not-Boyfriends

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/13/2004

Holly is puzzled by Vince's recent antagonistic behavior toward her until she learns the truth about why he was so brusque with her. And Val tries to sort out her feelings toward Rick.

Directors: Peter Bonerz
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Finally (2)
star
7.22
40 votes

#11 - Finally (2)

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/24/2006

In the series finale, Valerie finally has her dream wedding to Vic, but there are a few problems. Val, Holly, and Lauren are stuck at a spa where an escaped convict is being searched for, making the three of them late for the wedding.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
Writer: Caryn Lucas
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Rollin' in It
star
7.22
37 votes

#12 - Rollin' in It

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/23/2004

When Holly receives $2,000 from her grandmother for her 18th birthday, she decides to blow it on a lavish hotel suite.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
Writer: Jeff Bushell
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The Other Woman
star
7.20
45 votes

#13 - The Other Woman

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/17/2003

Holly becomes pals with Jeff's ex-girlfriend, Dana when they both go to a U2 concert with Jeff, even though Val warned Jeff and Holly not to go with Dana, and Jeff never even wanted Holly and Dana to be friends. Meanwhile, Gary saves the life of a real-estate magnate at the concert.

Directors: Sheldon Epps
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No More Mr. Nice Guy
star
7.19
42 votes

#14 - No More Mr. Nice Guy

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/16/2003

Val accuses Holly of spending more time with Vince than Henry when Vince helps her set up Val's barbecue on the terrace. Holly and Vince fall asleep, and Holly wakes up in Vince's arms. Although it seems (to Val and everyone else) that they had sex, Holly assures them that they didn't, and she realizes that she has feelings for Vince.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
Writer: Lesley Wake
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The Party
star
7.17
41 votes

#15 - The Party

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/10/2003

Holly has a major crush on a cute college guy named Evan and he's been coming in everyday at "Copy That" to get some coffee but Holly gets a chance to actually know him when she "accidentially" takes Evan's cell phone and gets invited to a college party to swap phones. Gary wants to come too, but Holly doesn't want him to interfere. However, despite Holly's wishes, Gary shows up at the party as a co-ed to get in with the college girls. Meanwhile, Val starts to get a little competitive at Scrabble.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Copy That
star
7.17
42 votes

#16 - Copy That

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/15/2002

Holly lands a job at a copy shop where she thinks her new co-worker, Jake, is interested in her, but when she takes Jeff's advice on how to handle the situation, she becomes the laughing stock of the store. Meanwhile, Val is nervous about landing a new account and impressing her prospective new client.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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The Wedding (2)
star
7.16
38 votes

#17 - The Wedding (2)

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/14/2005

When Val comes to the conclusion that she can't go through with the wedding, she takes her anger out on Holly. Meanwhile Holly was thinking she would not go on tour with Ben, because Val needs her, but because Val is mad at her she decides to go. On her way to the train, Holly realizes why Val was angry, and decides that she can't go with Ben. Also Gary finds out Vince and Tina slept together.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
Writer: Caryn Lucas
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The Interview
star
7.15
39 votes

#18 - The Interview

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/20/2004

Val and Holly prepare all week for Holly's interview to get into Columbia University. The day before the interview finally comes, when Vince announces that he can invite as many friends as he wants to go to Coney Island with him to test out the new rides there. Holly skips the interview and tries to reschedule when she learns that the earliest opening is Tuesday, March 15th, 2005. Meanwhile, Lauren considers ending her relationship with Brad 'the doctor'.

Directors: Richard Correll
Writer: Sung Min Suh
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The Talk
star
7.15
39 votes

#19 - The Talk

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/9/2003

In the first season finale, Val gets home from work only to find Holly and Henry in Holly's room---with the door closed! Val worries that Holly and Henry have slept together. She lectures Holly about sex. But when Holly comes home from the movies, she walks in to find only Val and Jeff in the shower together, making Val look like a hypocrite. Gary keeps ditching Holly to spend time with his girlfriend.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
Writer: Caryn Lucas
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The Kid, the Cake, and the Chemistry
star
7.14
69 votes

#20 - The Kid, the Cake, and the Chemistry

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/6/2005

Holly plans a romantic surprise party for Vince's birthday but when he arrives with a date havoc erupts when Vince tries to get Holly to admit that she can't make a commitment. In the meantime, Val meets a handsome single dad and has high hopes of becoming an instant family until she realizes the chemistry in the relationship is between herself and the man's 8-year-old son.

Directors: Rebecca Baughman
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Stupid Cupid
star
7.13
67 votes

#21 - Stupid Cupid

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/11/2005

An upset Holly comes into the bakery on Valentine's Day at 5 in the morning, worrying about the day before when she said "I love you, Vince." to Ben. Meanwhile, Lauren is cranky on V-Day because she has no boyfriend to share it with; and her crankiness is driving away customers.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Enough is Enough (2)
star
7.13
39 votes

#22 - Enough is Enough (2)

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/20/2005

Val, crushed over Rick's getting married to Julie again, wakes up the next morning married...to the plumber. Tina plans a vacation to Europe, but when her mom gets sick, Tina is stuck with an extra plane ticket, leaving Gary and Lauren fighting over who will go. Meanwhile, Holly takes drastic steps to reconnect with Vince.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
Writer: Caryn Lucas
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Surprise
star
7.12
42 votes

#23 - Surprise

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/23/2005

With Holly and Vince now an official couple, Holly is determined to make her relationship work even though they must spend a few months apart while Vince is in Florida. Meanwhile, Val and Lauren devise a plan to force Val's new husband Vic out of her apartment so they can end their "quickie" marriage.

Directors: Steve Zuckerman
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Ghost of a Chance
star
7.12
69 votes

#24 - Ghost of a Chance

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/29/2004

The group celebrate Halloween, by going to a party at the diner where Holly and Ben dress up as Sonny & Cher, Gary and Danielle as Ike & Tina Turner and Tina and Vince as Homer Simpson and Jessica Simpson. Everyone is shocked when they find out Holly dropped out of college. Meanwhile, in order to get Val to relax, Lauren takes her to a 'dude ranch' that turns out to be a nude ranch.

Directors: Steve Zuckerman
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Thanksgiving
star
7.11
44 votes

#25 - Thanksgiving

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/22/2002

Determined to start their own Thanksgiving tradition, Val and Holly cancel plans with their relatives, claiming that Holly is sick. However, the girls' happy day goes awry when the family arrives at their apartment to surprise them. Meanwhile, Jeff and Gary go on a mission to find the perfect turkey for Val.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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