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The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland 

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Updated October 13, 2018 485 votes 365 voters 1k views 127 items

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 Birthdate... is listed (or ranked) 1 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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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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Love Is All Around is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Elka's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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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I Love Lucci Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 6 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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It's Alive! is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Fear and Loathing in Los... is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Vegas Baby/I Hate Goodby... is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Tangled Web is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Win Win is listed (or ranked) 11 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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All About Elka is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Birthdates is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
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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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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Stayin' Alive is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Dancing Queens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
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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Cleveland Fantasy Con is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Free Elka is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Where's Elka? is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
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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What's Behind the Door? ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
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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Good Luck Faking the Goi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
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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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Life With Lucci is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland
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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Cold In Cleveland: The C... is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Bad Bromance is listed (or ranked) 25 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.