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List of the best Black Books episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Black Books episodes of all time are. Fans of Black Books are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Examples of episodes on this list: He's Leaving Home, Fever and many more. What is the best Black Books episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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Grapes of Wrath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Grapes of Wrath Oct 13 2000 Bernard and Manny accept a house-sitting job to get away from their new cleaner. They also drink some wine.

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The Big Lock-Out is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
The Big Lock-Out Oct 27 2000 The shop gets a new security system that no-one can work.

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Cooking the books is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Cooking the Books Sep 29 2000 Bernard's dodgy accountant has to go on the run, leaving him ill prepared to fill out his own tax return. In fact Bernard would rather do anything than fill it out.

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Elephants and Hens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Elephants and Hens Mar 18 2004 It is International Children's Book Week, and Bernard and Manny decide to write their own kids' classic and retire on the proceeds. Fran is off on a hen weekend, but still finds a way to fall ...more

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Manny Come Home is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Manny Come Home Mar 11 2004 Fran returns from a vacation in Cornwall to discover Manny has resigned and Bernard is living amongst piles of his own filth and dead badgers. Manny has taken up work at the new bookstore next ...more

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Fever is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Fever Mar 08 2002 As the temperature creeps slowly towards 88 degrees, Manny desperately seeks out new ways to stay cool, lest he trigger his "Dave syndrome." Meanwhile an unsympathetic Bernard falls ...more

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Party is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Party Apr 15 2004 Fed up with being stuck in the dusty old bookshop on a Friday night, and with the hopes of meeting a delectable young lady at a party, Manny and Fran persuaded Bernard to attend a party. After a ...more

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Blood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Blood Mar 22 2002 When Manny is drawn into a competing bookstore by its customer-friendly atmosphere, he convinces Bernard the shop needs an overhaul. Fran makes use of the shop's improved facilities to track ...more

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Manny's First Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Manny's First Day Oct 06 2000 After Manny's help with the tax return Bernard is persuaded to hire him in the shop. Unfortunately he actually sells some books, much to Bernard's annoyance.

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Moo-ma and Moo-pa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Moo-ma and Moo-pa Mar 25 2004 Manny is panicking about the impending visit of his parents - Fran blackmails Bernard into letting them stay by threatening to tell Manny Bernard has been screening his calls to keep him from ...more

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The Entertainer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
The Entertainer Mar 01 2002 Fran buys a piano and starts taking lessons, discovering she has no talent whatsoever - meanwhile Bernard falls in love and tries desperately to impress her. Between them, they con Manny into ...more

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The Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
The Travel Writer Apr 08 2004 Manny organises a travel-writing festival and invites a charming explorer to talk about his adventures. Fran soon falls for his twinkling eyes and lavish hair, leaving Manny ragingly jealous. ...more

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Nice Change is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Nice Change Apr 05 2002 Bernard and Manny can't hear themselves argue because the shop next door is undergoing some round-the-clock construction. The noise drives Bernard, Manny and Fran up the wall. So Fran suggests a ...more

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A Little Flutter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
A Little Flutter Apr 01 2004 Manny places a bet on the Grand National for Bernard who immediately becomes addicted to the thrill of gambling having previously expressed no interest. But his losses mount, and he starts ...more

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The Blackout is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
The Blackout Oct 20 2000 A hyper, coffee fueled Manny is mistaken for a policeman.

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He's Leaving Home is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
He's Leaving Home Nov 03 2000 Manny runs away from the bookshop into the arms of a beard loving photographer.

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The Fixer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
The Fixer Mar 15 2002 Bernard and Manny need to teach a psychotic ex-con to read in three days after agreeing to host his reading and book-signing in the shop. Fran gets a new job and all seems to be going well until ...more

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Hello Sun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Hello Sun Mar 29 2002 Fran starts spending time with a new-age friend to try and wind down while Bernard and Manny are having another fight. Bernard believes Manny is a psychopath and sends him to a therapist, where ...more

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Bernard's Letter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Bernard's Letter Oct 04 2004 The reply that a typically furious Bernard writes to the editor of a publishing firm after they refuse to publish the novel that he had spent the entire weekend writing.

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Black Dolls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Black Dolls Sep 16 2006 A doll-version of Black Books, where Fran takes Manny into the real world, where she feeds him drugs and grapes. Manny eventually decides that the real world is too tough for him, and after a ...more

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Manny's First Day is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Manny's First Day Season 1 Episode 2: Bernard offers up the accountant position while drunk and then does his best to get rid of his new employee by offering a one-day trial to see if the suspiciously modern-looking Manny is capable of the job. When the verdict goes against Manny, Fran steps in and expresses her opinion about the new hire.

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He's Leaving Home is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
He's Leaving Home Season 1 Episode 6: Manny leaves the shop when Bernard's relentless bossiness gets too much for him. But life is tough on the street, so when a photographer offers him a place to stay he's happy to take him up on the offer - even though the photographer has an unhealthy fascination for beards. Back home, Bernard and Fran argue about Manny's departure.

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A Nice Change is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
A Nice Change Season 2 Episode 6: The noise from the construction next door drives Bernard, Manny and Fran up the wall. Fran suggests a holiday. Bernard and Manny find baggage in her luggage. There's nothing in the crisp packet and Manny's pants aren't that easy to fold. Will the customer crack the system? What happens on the riverboat? Just how many monkeys are missing in Canada?

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Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa Season 3 Episode 3: Manny's parents visit the shop for the weekend and the lies he's told them throw Fran and Bernard's lives into chaos, forcing the duo to corroborate some slightly embellished details from Manny's letters home.

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Travel Writer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Books Episodes
Travel Writer Season 3 Episode 5: Manny organizes a travel-writing festival and invites a charming explorer to talk about his adventures. Fran soon falls for his twinkling eyes and lavish hair, leaving Manny ragingly jealous. Meanwhile, Bernard hires an assassin to solve a financial problem with his neighbor.