The Best Episodes of Kate Plus 8

There are so many good episodes of Kate Plus 8, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "The BIG Four Oh!" the best, or is "6 Becomes 7!" your favorite episode of Kate Plus 8? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Kate Plus 8 are, let's rank every Kate Plus 8 episode from best to worst.

In Kate Plus 8, the cameras follow Kate Gosselin and her eight children in the years after her separation from Jon Gosselin, whom the family starred with in the original Jon & Kate Plus 8 reality TV series, which ended on November 23, 2009. Kate Plus 8 reboots the show and documents the day-to-day lives of Kate, the sextuplets, and twins. You don't necessarily have to watch it in order, but it will certainly help understand certain things about the family if you do.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Kate Plus 8, 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 Kate Plus 8 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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  • Gosselins in Space

    Gosselins in Space

    Season 5 Episode 4: The Gosselins travel to Alabama to go to Space Camp! Kate and the kids explore all NASA has to offer and become astronauts for the day. Will the family get along long enough to complete their missions?
  • The BIG Four Oh!

    The BIG Four Oh!

    Season 4 Episode 3: Kate and the kids are off to tropical Cancun, Mexico to ring in her big 4-0! Their trip kicks off with some fun in the sun activities, cultural adventures, and Kate's special birthday bash.
  • The Big Apple

    The Big Apple

    Season 1 Episode 4: Kate and the kids are traveling to the Big Apple - by train! The Gosselin family has visited New York City before, but never like this. The family experiences new and exciting things throughout the city, from Chinatown to Times Square.
  • School's Out!

    School's Out!

    Season 4 Episode 5: School is out and the Gosselin's are heading to Florida for some beach time! The kids enjoy the waves, and will they be able to use teamwork and get out of an escape room in time? Kate cooks the family a traditional Korean BBQ dinner and talks heritage.
  • 6th Birthday Surprise

    6th Birthday Surprise

    Season 1 Episode 1: Another year has flown by for Kate and her adorable kids. The little ones are turning six, and Kate's planning a special birthday filled with exciting celebrations. Will she be able to keep it a surprise or will she crack under the pressure?
  • Cleaning House

    Cleaning House

    Season 3 Episode 4: Kate gets the urge to de-clutter so the family decides to hold a yard sale. Meanwhile, Mady & Cara celebrate their 14th birthday at a trampoline park. Finally, the family decides to update their family portrait.
  • 6 Become 7!

    6 Become 7!

    Season 2 Episode 9: The sextuplets are turning 7! With only 5 days to plan, Kate is determined to have a pool party to remember with a surprise addition to the pool. But as everyone knows, pulling off a birthday for six excited kids is no easy task.
  • Alaska, Here We Come!

    Alaska, Here We Come!

    Season 1 Episode 5: Kate and the kids are traveling 8 hours to Alaska - their longest trip ever! The Gosselins set out to see huge snow-covered mountains, bright white glaciers and pan for gold! But excitement builds when they head out to sea in search of whales!
  • Gosselins, Goblins & Ghouls

    Gosselins, Goblins & Ghouls

    Season 1 Episode 6: It's Halloween at the Gosselin household and the kids are more excited than ever! See Kate and the kids pick out costumes, go to the pumpkin patch, and explore their spooked out basement. But Kate has one more surprise in store sure to be a scream!
  • Treehouse & Chicks

    Treehouse & Chicks

    Season 2 Episode 12: Kate and the kids are working in the yard preparing for their newest addition -- baby chicks! Kate discovers her skills as a carpenter as she attempts to build a fence and a swinging barn door. Meanwhile, construction on a new tree house is underway.
  • Six Teenagers!

    Six Teenagers!

    Season 6 Episode 3: Glamping, Camping, Friends, Sleepovers...Teenagers. The sextuplets celebrate their 13th birthday outdoor style, with the girls being pampered and the boys roughing it. Kate reflects on past birthdays and looks ahead to having eight teenagers under one roof!
  • Inside Kate's World

    Inside Kate's World

    Season 1 Episode 2: Spouting the mantra of "Kate Clean Slate," the newly single Kate Gosselin has already become a new woman in a matter of months. In this episode, see a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the daily life of Kate Gosselin.
  • Sextuplets Turn 12!

    Sextuplets Turn 12!

    Season 5 Episode 1: Kate creates a scavenger hunt for the sextuplets' 12th Birthday! The boys and girls are split into teams and compete to find clues that will eventually to their big party!
  • Puppies & Poconos

    Puppies & Poconos

    Season 5 Episode 3: Poconos here we come! There's plenty of competition, chaos and family fun when Kate and the kids take on archery tag, tubing and new puppies!
  • Giving Back

    Giving Back

    Season 2 Episode 6: With so many in need, the Gosselins are giving back! Watch as the Gosselins help pack bags of food for those who are less fortunate, hand out sloppy joe's to the hungry at a local soup kitchen, and join forces with Feeding America for a local food drive.
  • New England Adventures

    New England Adventures

    Season 3 Episode 1: Kate and the kids head north for one last summer adventure. There are fun things planned along the way like a stop at Plimoth Plantation, lobster filled lunches, arts and crafts, and outdoor excursions.
  • Home Roost

    Home Roost

    Season 1 Episode 3: Kate tackles some much needed projects around the house while creating a manual for the many household systems she never had to worry about until recently. Meanwhile, the Gosselin clan gets even bigger when Kate decides to get chickens for the family.
  • Game Night

    Game Night

    Season 5 Episode 7: Mady hosts a family game show where Kate and the kids answer questions about past episodes and adventures. Tensions flare, but fun ensues!
  • Birthday #11

    Birthday #11

    Season 4 Episode 4: As the sextuplets turn 11, Kate throws the kids a so-called progressive birthday party! The kids enjoy a day full of roller-skating, pizza, cake, presents, and sleepover party.
  • The Room Project

    The Room Project

    Season 3 Episode 3: The Gosselins are flipping their house upside-down! Mady & Cara get their own rooms, while the little girls are moving upstairs and the boys down. But will a mini-meltdown cause these room renos to go awry?
  • 8 Movie Makers

    8 Movie Makers

    Season 2 Episode 8: Although the eight Gosselin children are no strangers to being on camera, they have a lot to learn about being behind the camera when making their own movie! Once completed, they take to the red carpet, Hollywood-style, for the premiere of their film.
  • DC Cupcake Visit

    DC Cupcake Visit

    Season 2 Episode 10: Kate takes Mady and Cara and their two best friends, who are also sisters, to visit and bake with the stars of TLC's DC Cupcakes, Sophie and Katherine. Back home with the sextuplets, it's a boys vs. girls summer games competition. Who will win?
  • Rocking the Boat

    Rocking the Boat

    Season 3 Episode 2: The Gosselins family vacation continues. Overcoming fears of seasickness, the family boards a boat and learns to trap lobsters. Later, there are crew lessons, shopping for souvenirs, a day at the beach, and per tradition, an ice cream family dinner.
  • New Zealand

    New Zealand

    Season 2 Episode 2: Kate and the kids have one more country to tackle before heading home - New Zealand! The family wastes no time learning about the native animals and tribes, but when Mady and Cara decide to do a Sky Jump, will Kate join them while conquering her own fear?
  • What's Old Is New

    What's Old Is New

    Season 4 Episode 7: Mady is growing up and developing her own interests, so Kate takes her antiquing to find some vintage deals. The whole family takes a trip to Land of Little Horses to watch an animal show. The kids compete in a culinary cook off with Kate as judge.