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There are so many good episodes of Hot in Cleveland, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "I Hate Goodbyes" the best, or is "Canoga Falls" your favorite episode of Hot in Cleveland? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Hot in Cleveland are, let's rank every Hot in Cleveland episode from best to worst.

Hot in Cleveland, a sitcom about three aging entertainment industry veterans who decide to get away from L.A. and settle in Cleveland Ohio, was TV Land's first original scripted series. Hot in Cleveland, which starred Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick as the three L.A. transplants and Betty White as caretaker of the home the three lease, aired for six seasons from July 16, 2010 to June 3, 2015. The title of the show is a joke about how attractive you are in certain cities - you may be ugly in LA, but you're hot in Cleveland.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Hot in Cleveland, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Hot in Cleveland episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Love Is All Around is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 4 Episode 23: Elka (Betty White) & Mamie (Georgia Engel) reunite their bowling team: Diane (Mary Tyler Moore), Peg (Cloris Leachman), & Angie (Valerie Harper). Joy, Victoria & Melanie date a professor (George Hamilton), director & surgeon.
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Cleveland Indians is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 4 Episode 20: Lying to Cleveland's top pediatrician leads Joy to host a traditional Indian dinner party. When Victoria's wedding planner (Michael Urie) arrives, the stage is set for a classic farce--appropriate as Elka auditions for a play.
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Unseparated at Birthdates is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 2 Episode 13: When the ladies fix each other up on dates, Elka plays dumb to land a rich bachelor, Melanie's date is holier than thou, Joy only likes hers when he's not himself & Victoria gets double what she bargained for. Their new friend Roy helps them through it.
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All About Elka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 6 Episode 20: Victoria directs her mother and son in a musical. Elka auditions for a part. Joy and Melanie try to fire a touchy-feely waiter.
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Elka's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 2 Episode 22: It's Elka's wedding day but Melanie, Joy, and Victoria wake up with no recollection of Elka's bachelorette party. Flashing back to the night before, the women must gather fractions of their memory to piece together what happened and where Elka is.
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Canoga Falls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 4 Episode 14: Victoria's sister (Jean Smart) tricks her into coming home for a visit. She and the ladies find her mother Penny (Carol Burnett) in an alarming state. Joy and Melanie re-visit the '70s. Elka (Betty White) gives Penny advice.
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Free Elka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 2 Episode 1: The ladies struggle to raise bail money for Elka. Joy gets a letter from the INS and a surprising proposal. Victoria loses her fortune.
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I Love Lucci Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 2 Episode 5: The ladies, with Elka in tow, return to L.A for the first time since moving to Cleveland for Victoria's All My Children appearance. Melanie sells her house.
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Win Win is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 5 Episode 22: Tensions are high in Cleveland: Victoria is up for an Academy Award, Elka is up for City Council election, and Melanie gets a visit from her mother (Debra Monk).
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Vegas Baby/I Hate Goodbyes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 6 Episode 23: In this special hour-long finale, Joy and Bob's Paris wedding plans get derailed when they find out there's a baby available for adoption in Las Vegas. While they're there, Victoria reconnects with a long-lost love.
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Cleveland Fantasy Con is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 4 Episode 6: Melanie's embroiled in an office love triangle. Joy learns a tidbit about Sean that threatens her fireman fantasy. Victoria's insecurity about dating a movie star leads her to extremes. Elka and Mamie have a run-in with the law.
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Fear and Loathing in Los Angel... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 6 Episode 2: The ladies head to L.A. to meet Zed Simms, the creator of Victoria's new TV show. Elka tries to convince Zed to move the production to Cleveland.
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Bad Bromance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 2 Episode 2: Melanie has a shocking meeting with her boyfriends family. Joy's green card scam goes awry.Victoria dates an ancient billionaire & Elka goes on a bender.
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Beards is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 3 Episode 2: Victoria is invited to speak on an A-list gay cruise and brings Melanie, Joy and Elka with her. On the cruise, Melanie runs into her estranged sister while Joy and Victoria, posing as a lesbian couple, face temptation upon meeting the ship's sexy captain.
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Tangled Web is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 3 Episode 13: The ladies escape to a lake house after Victoria sets loose a poisonous spider belonging to her ex-husband. Melanie finds out her new love interest is actually Joy's former fiancé.
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It's Alive! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 4 Episode 13: When Elka and Mamie's illegal business activities put them all in danger, Joy, Melanie, and Victoria step in to save the day and wind up getting help from a local mobster (William Shatner) and his mother (Shirley Jones).
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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 4 Episode 3: Victoria schemes to get to the bottom of her co-star's true intentions. Joy is still trying to fit in at college while Elka befriends the popular girls. Meanwhile, Melanie gets herself into a dishonest situation.
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Love Is Blind is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 3 Episode 9: Victoria's daughter Emmy (Jennifer Love Hewitt) is back for a visit with some very surprising news - she's engaged to Melanie's son Will (Joe Jonas)! Joy's dating a blind man who thinks she's 26 and Elka is prank-calling a certain Yankee third baseman.
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LeBron is Le Gone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 2 Episode 8: Joy dates a homeless man hoping he can help her get her green card. Meanwhile, Melanie dates a coach from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Victoria is a guest reporter for the local news.
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Stayin' Alive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 5 Episode 1: After Victoria's husband, Emmet, escapes prison, Victoria and the other women go to a hideout that Elka knows. When they arrive, they discover the hideout is double-booked with other criminals.
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Cold In Cleveland: The Christm... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 6 Episode 7: Mortified by an old Christmas movie she made, Victoria tries to get the rights from her ex-husband, Ernie Hudson. Melanie and Sally compete over decorations. Joy spends Christmas without her mother but finds an unlikely proxy.
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Everything Goes Better With Va... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 3 Episode 16: Joy dates a guy she thinks is her teen crush Rick Springfield (Rick Springfield), Victoria wants to fire the cleaning-averse housekeeper (Rhea Perlman), Melanie's pretentious professor date makes her feel stupid and Elka's fed up with her writing partner.
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Family Affair is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 6 Episode 14: The women take a DNA test and learn about their ancestries. Melanie pretends to be someone else when she meets a handsome relative (Timothy Omundson). Victoria finds out she's a Native American. Joy and Elka make a startling discovery.
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The Bachelors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 5 Episode 24: The annual birthdates episode. Every year, the ladies celebrate their collective birthday by fixing each other up on blind dates. This time it ends with more than one proposal.
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Extras is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Season 4 Episode 8: Melanie wants her first time with Alec to be perfect but ends up "fake-porning" it. Joy works as an extra on Victoria and Emmet's movie and meets a forbidden love interest. Elka and Mamie are bad influences on baby Wilbur.