TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Mom  

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There are so many good episodes of Mom, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Smokey Taylor and a Deathbed Confession" the best, or is "Broken Dreams and Blocked Arteries" your favorite episode of Mom? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Mom are, let's rank every Mom episode from best to worst.

In the sitcom Mom, single mother Christy Plunkett (Anna Farris) moves in with her mother Bonnie (Allison Janney) in Napa, California, as she takes steps to restart her life for her and her children. Mom, which premiered on CBS on September 23, 2013, was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, and Gemma Baker. For her portrayal of Bonnie Plunkett, Allison Janney has been nominated for an Emmy each year since Mom began. The series is still currently airing new episodes in 2018.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Mom, 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 Mom 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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Terrorists and Gingerbread is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 3 Episode 1: On the third season premiere, Bonnie and Christy (ANNA FARIS) disagree about forgiveness when Bonnie's estranged mother (ELLEN BURSTYN) wants to be a part of their lives.

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Chicken Nuggets and a Triple H... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 2 Episode 3: In order to get the family back together, Christy and Bonnie rent a house with a colorful past. Meanwhile, Bonnie tries to broker a peace between Christy and Alvin.

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Beast Mode and Old People Kiss... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 3 Episode 18: When Jodi's boyfriend, who was with her when she overdosed, shows up at A.A., Christy struggles to show him the compassion he needs.

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Fish Town and Too Many Thank Y... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 5 Episode 2: Bonnie is suspicious when her brother strikes up a friendship with Adam, and Christy and Bonnie have a brush with the law when they take Ray’s fancy car for a joy ride.

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Broken Dreams and Blocked Arte... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 21: Christy is caught in the middle when tensions rise between Bonnie and Alvin. Meanwhile, a very pregnant Violet is apprehensive about going to her senior prom.

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Mashed Potatoes and a Little N... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 2 Episode 19: Bonnie goes to extremes to keep a major secret from Christy. Octavia Spencer returns as Regina and Jaime Pressly returns as Jill.

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Wind Chimes and a Bottomless P... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 4 Episode 12: Christy, Bonnie, Jill and Wendy get high after accidentally eating cookies filled with marijuana.

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Smokey Taylor and a Deathbed C... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 22: Christy and Bonnie help an emotional Violet through labor on the season one finale. Meanwhile, Christy is convinced that Bonnie still has feelings for Alvin.

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Night Swimmin' and an Engl... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 4 Episode 15: When Bonnie discovers that Adam is still close with his ex-wife, Danielle (guest star WENDIE MALICK), Christy worries the emotional fallout could jeopardize Bonnie’s sobriety.

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A Safe Word and a Rib Eye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 4 Episode 10: Christy feels left out when Bonnie and the ladies keep Jill’s pregnancy a secret.

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Sawdust and Brisket is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 3 Episode 4: Christy is thrilled when Violet wants to spend more time together and improve their relationship. Also, Bonnie tries to make amends with her nemesis in the building (AMY HILL).

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Cinderella and a Drunk MacGyve... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 3 Episode 11: Christy tries to help Julian (JOE MANGANIELLO), a handsome, newly sober AA member, but her attraction to him complicates things.

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High-Tops and Brown Jacket is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 4 Episode 1: On the fourth season premiere, Adam (WILLIAM FICHTNER) moves in with Bonnie (ALLISON JANNEY), and Christy (ANNA FARIS) teams up with Jill (JAIME PRESSLY) to meet men.

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Pure Evil and a Free Piece of ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 3 Episode 20: When Christy learns she made the Dean's List at school, she's disappointed by Bonnie's lackluster response. RICHARD SCHIFF guest stars as Bonnie's fantasy co-worker.

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Dropped Soap and a Big Guy on ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 2 Episode 18: Christy and Bonnie face temptation when Bonnie is prescribed pain medication for a back injury.

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Sonograms and Tube Tops is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 18: Violet is nervous about becoming a mom, so Christy plans a baby shower to get her excited. Meanwhile, Bonnie scores a new life-coaching client.

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Poodle Fuzz and a Twinge of Je... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 5 Episode 5: When an injury temporarily lands Bonnie in a wheelchair, Christy is forced to take over as building manager and makes a surprising discovery.

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Leather Cribs and a Medieval R... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 14: Christy and Bonnie come clean about the secrets they've been keeping from each other. Meanwhile, Violet and Luke discover they have different ideas about parenting.

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Nudes and a Six-Day Cleanse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 2 Episode 10: After realizing she's been a waitress longer than she planned, Christy takes steps towards a new career. Also, Bonnie and Alvin try to recapture their youth.

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Dirty Money and a Woman Named ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 2 Episode 16: Christy and Bonnie are shocked when they discover how prison has changed their friend Regina (recurring guest star OCTAVIA SPENCER).

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Sticky Hands and a Walk on the... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 3 Episode 13: Christy, Jill and Wendy find themselves in a sticky situation when they agree to help Bonnie smuggle an illegal substance across the Canadian border.

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Bad Hand and British Royalty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 4 Episode 9: Christy and Bonnie have their hands full when Adam’s hard-partying friends, Mitch (BRADLEY WHITFORD) and Leanne (NICOLE SULLIVAN) come for a visit.

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Turkey Meatballs and a Getaway... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 2 Episode 15: Christy discovers that she enjoys sex most when there's a risk of getting caught. Meanwhile, Bonnie takes her new role as Secretary of the women's AA meeting a little too seriously.

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Corned Beef and Handcuffs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 12: Christy gets stuck in the middle when Bonnie and Chef Rudy start dating. Two and a Half Men star JON CRYER directed the episode.

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A Pee Stick and an Asian Racco... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 2: Christy and Bonnie set aside their differences to deal with a family crisis together.

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Nietzsche and a Beer Run is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 16: Christy is tempted by her old vices when she dates an attractive, hard-partying man named David (guest star NICK ZANO). Bonnie decides her advice is worth money and becomes a life coach.

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Six Thousand Bootleg T-Shirts ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 5: Christy makes a new friend, Regina (guest star OCTAVIA SPENCER), who has big problems. Meanwhile, Bonnie attempts to put someone else's needs ahead of her own.

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A Small Nervous Breakdown and ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 3: Christy goes on her first date since she stopped drinking. Meanwhile, Bonnie teaches her grandson Roscoe to gamble. JUSTIN LONG guest stars as her date, Adam.

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Jail Jail and Japanese Porn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 17: When Christy puts her new relationship with David ahead of her friends and family, Bonnie has to pick up the slack.

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Loathing and Tube Socks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 4: Christy's patience is tested by everyone she knows; while Bonnie runs into an old rival.

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Kimchi and a Monkey Playing Ha... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 2 Episode 5: Christy has mixed feelings about Baxter's new relationship with Candace (SARA RUE). Meanwhile, things between Bonnie and Alvin heat up.

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Death, Death, Death and a Buck... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 3 Episode 14: Christy tries to be supportive when a health scare throws Bonnie into a tailspin.

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My Little Pony and a Demerol D... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 3 Episode 9: Christy's burgeoning relationship with Fred gets more and more difficult for Candace to handle. Bonnie, however, enjoys the perks of Christy dating a wealthy man.

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Clumsy Monkey and a Tilted Ute... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 20: Christy and Bonnie try to make sure everything goes smoothly when Violet finds the perfect couple to adopt her baby.

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Lockjaw and a Liquid Diet is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 4 Episode 22: On the fourth season finale, Christy encourages Bonnie to seek help from her newfound brother, Ray (LEONARD ROBERTS), when she gets into trouble with the IRS.

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Zombies and Cobb Salad is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 9: When Bonnie loses her job and struggles to keep her life together, Christy tries to get her back on track. Octavia Spencer returns as Christy's new friend, Regina.

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Fireballs and Bullet Holes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 15: Christy tries to start a relationship with her father, Alvin (KEVIN POLLAK), while Bonnie struggles to accept the fact that Christy wants him in her life.

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Nazi Zombies and a Two-Hundred... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 3 Episode 15: Bonnie tries to get Christy to admit that she still has feelings for her ex-husband, Baxter.

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Tantric Sex and the Sprouted F... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 4 Episode 19: Christy annoys everyone when she adopts her new boyfriend Brad’s healthy lifestyle; and Bonnie and Adam decide to take the next step in their relationship.

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Hot Soup and Shingles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 1 Episode 13: When Christy sprains her ankle, she refuses to admit she needs Bonnie's help. Meanwhile, Luke turns to Baxter for advice about being a father.

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Sword Fights and a Dominican S... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 4 Episode 2: Christy considers giving up her dream of becoming a lawyer when Bonnie’s ex-girlfriend, Jeanine (returning guest star ROSIE O’DONNELL) offers her a lucrative job in real estate.

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Mahjong Sally and the Ecstasy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 3 Episode 21: Christy and Bonnie don't know who to believe when they hear conflicting stories about Violet and Gregory's breakup. LINDA LAVIN returns as Gregory's mother, Phyllis.

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Snickerdoodle and a Nip Slip is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 3 Episode 8: When Christy catches the eye of Candace's wealthy, charming father, Fred (HARRY HAMLIN), Candace and Baxter are outraged, while Bonnie pushes Christy to give him a chance.

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A Few Thongs and a Hawaiian Fu... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 4 Episode 21: Christy and Jill take Emily to see her biological mother (MISSI PYLE) in rehab where they make a surprising discovery. Meanwhile, Bonnie watches Adam’s dog while he’s out of town.

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A Cricket and a Hedge Made of ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 4 Episode 20: When Marjorie takes a break from the group, Bonnie becomes the go-to for everyone’s problems, and Christy tries to overcome a painful memory from her past.

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Benito Poppins and a Warm Pump... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 2 Episode 14: When Christy gets promoted to manager of the restaurant, she discovers that being the boss has its own set of problems. Meanwhile, someone is trying to get Bonnie fired.

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Figgy Pudding and the Rapture is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 2 Episode 2: Christy convinces herself that everything is fine - even though her family is basically homeless. Surprisingly, Bonnie is the one who tries to bring her back to reality.

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Blow and a Free McMuffin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 4 Episode 5: Christy and Bonnie rush to a sick Violet’s side, only to find that having mono is the least of her worries.

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Crazy Eyes and a Wet Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 2 Episode 6: Christy and Bonnie relish being in the lap of luxury when Christy's wealthy sponsee, Jill, asks them to keep her company on her first night out of rehab.

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A Catheter and a Dipsy-Doodle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Mom
Season 3 Episode 19: Despite being extremely ill, Christy insists on taking her final exams. Also, Bonnie is furious when she suspects that her boyfriend Adam is cheating on her.