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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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Unseparated at Birthdates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Unseparated at Birthdates 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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Love Is All Around is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Love Is All Around 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) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Cleveland Indians 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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Vegas Baby/I Hate Goodbyes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Vegas Baby/I Hate Goodbyes 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) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Cleveland Fantasy Con 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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Canoga Falls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Canoga Falls 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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Elka's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Elka's Wedding 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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All About Elka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
All About Elka 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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I Love Lucci Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
I Love Lucci Part 1 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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Free Elka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Free Elka 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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Win Win is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Win Win 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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Fear and Loathing in Los Angel... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles 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
Bad Bromance 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
Beards 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
Tangled Web 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
It's Alive! 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
Method Man 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
Love Is Blind 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
LeBron is Le Gone 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
Stayin' Alive 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
Cold In Cleveland: The Christmas Episode 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
Everything Goes Better With Vampires 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
Family Affair 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
The Bachelors 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
Extras 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.

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How I Met My Mother is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
How I Met My Mother Season 2 Episode 12: Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves & Wendie Malick star in this comedy about three best friends from LA who find their lives changed forever when their plane headed for Paris makes an emergency landing in Cleveland.

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Hot For The Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Hot For The Lawyer Season 2 Episode 3: The ladies compete for the affection of Elka's attractive new lawyer. Elka gets more bad news.

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Good Luck Faking the Goiter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Good Luck Faking the Goiter Season 1 Episode 9: When Melanie's secretive son (Joe Jonas) comes to visit she invades his privacy & learns a little too much about him. Meanwhile, when Victoria's nominated for an Emmy Elka helps her fake a deadly disease to gain sympathy & votes

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Sisterhood of the Traveling SP... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Sisterhood of the Traveling SPANX Season 2 Episode 4: A pair of "magic SPANX" come into the ladies' lives and leads them to unexpected adventures.

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The Man That Got Away is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
The Man That Got Away Season 4 Episode 24: It's the big day of Victoria's wedding to incarcerated movie star Emmet Lawson (Alan Dale). Elka (Betty White) helps Joy reunite with her baby daddy (Craig Ferguson), who she hasn't seen in thirty two years.

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Duct Soup is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Duct Soup Season 6 Episode 17: The gang helps Joy's son plan the rehearsal dinner for his wedding. An unexpected guest from Joy's past shows up.

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GILFS is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
GILFS Season 4 Episode 4: Melanie drives herself crazy wondering if Alec heard her confess her feelings for him. Elka and Mamie scam Joy into helping them with their new business. Victoria and her costar fake being lovers as a publicity stunt.

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Dancing Queens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Dancing Queens Season 2 Episode 16: The ladies decide to go dancing to burn off the Cleveland pounds but need local gay best friends to go with. Victoria catches Leandro?s eye (Antonio Sabato Jr.) & Elka dukes it out with an old rival (Doris Roberts) & uncovers a shocking link to her past.

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Where's Elka? is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Where's Elka? Season 2 Episode 11: Elka's on the lam and the women go looking for her...in Amish country. Meanwhile, Joy's a source of scandal as the Governor's alleged mistress and faces deportation while Victoria gets a little too "at home" with the Amish.

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Playmates is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Playmates Season 5 Episode 15: To the ladies' surprise, Elka has written and directed a play about them. They're shocked to see how they're portrayed and by whom. It doesn't help that Elka's role is being performed by the beautiful and glamorous Claudia (Morgan Fairchild).

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The Gateway Friend is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
The Gateway Friend Season 3 Episode 20: The girls have to get their L.A. friend, Courtney back together with her Beverly Hills dermatologist boyfriend, Dr. Minton or face the prospect of never getting an appointment with him again. Special guest star Cleveland Brown's Josh Cribbs.

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Auction Heroes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Auction Heroes Season 5 Episode 16: Joy decides to finally tell Mitch (Tim Daly) how she feels but a handsome dating coach gets in the way (Coby Bell). Victoria is surprisingly taken with a very Clevelandy screenwriter (Dan Lauria).

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What's Behind the Door? is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
What's Behind the Door? Season 3 Episode 23: When Victoria wants to turn her cancelled soap opera into an app, she has to get the series creator on board. They enlist the cast, including the actor who played Honor St. Raven's ex-husband, to film a new episode picking up where the finale left off.

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A Box Full of Puppies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
A Box Full of Puppies Season 4 Episode 5: During a trip to the vet, Elka tries to teach Mamie how to flirt. Joy's turned on by the idea of male pet-owners - especially when a smoldering fireman walks in. Victoria's interviewed by her daughter about second acts in life.

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Who's Your Mamma? is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Who's Your Mamma? Season 1 Episode 2: Joy exploits her newfound appeal in Cleveland by dating a much younger man but her new relationship exposes an old secret. Melanie encourages Elka to date again & Victoria shops for less at Big N Easy but stays for so much more.

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Birthdates is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Birthdates Season 1 Episode 3: The ladies set each other up on blind dates. It's love at first sight for Elka and Max (Carl Reiner), but Melanie turns out to be a dead-ringer for her date's lost love. Meanwhile, Victoria fixes up Joy with a "killer" date.

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About a Joy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
About a Joy Season 6 Episode 11: Joy sees Bob in a new light when he helps Joy's grandson deal with the school bully. Elka inspires Melanie to reconnect with a woman from her past. Victoria tries to keep up with her younger boyfriend.

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Tornado is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Tornado Season 1 Episode 10: When a tornado threatens to hit Cleveland, the ladies find way more than just shelter in Elka's secret storm cellar.

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That Changes Everything is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
That Changes Everything Season 4 Episode 1: A baby unexpectedly enters the ladies' lives. Meanwhile, an unhinged super-vixen offers Melanie a great job and Elka gets the 'upper hand' with her boyfriend, Pierre.

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How Did You Guys Meet, Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
How Did You Guys Meet, Anyway? Season 3 Episode 6: While waiting in line for the bathroom at a Cleveland sports game, Melanie, Joy, and Victoria tell Elka the story of how they met in Los Angeles in the '80s.

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Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Bad Boys Season 6 Episode 9: Melanie, feeling smothered by her boyfriend, Jack, enlists Frankie's help to break off their relationship. Victoria's dad, Alex, comes to town with a shocking announcement. Elka tries to fight off Alex's advances.

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Life With Lucci is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Life With Lucci Season 3 Episode 10: Victoria's arch nemesis Susan Lucci arrives looking for guidance now that All My Children has been cancelled. When Susan makes the other ladies' wishes come true they fall for her despite Victoria's warnings that they'll all get "Luccied."

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Scandalous is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Scandalous Season 6 Episode 13: Elka and Melanie try to avoid the fallout from Elka's affair with the mayor. Joy and Bob share their first kiss. Victoria worries her new show won't see the light of day.

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Strange Bedfellows is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Strange Bedfellows Season 5 Episode 19: Things heat up between Victoria and J.J. (Dan Lauria) and Melanie and Donald (Craig Bierko) during Elka's City Council debate against Councilman Powell (Bill Bellamy).

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Mystery Date: Oscar Edition is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
Mystery Date: Oscar Edition Season 5 Episode 21: When Victoria has to choose between Melanie and Joy for her plus one to the Oscars, they compete with each other to show who's the better friend.