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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Beast Mode and Old People Kissing 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.
Chicken Nuggets and a Triple Homicide 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.
Broken Dreams and Blocked Arteries 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.
Mashed Potatoes and a Little Nitrous 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.
Terrorists and Gingerbread 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.
Fish Town and Too Many Thank You's 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.
Smokey Taylor and a Deathbed Confession 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.
Sawdust and Brisket 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).
A Safe Word and a Rib Eye Season 4 Episode 10: Christy feels left out when Bonnie and the ladies keep Jill’s pregnancy a secret.
Night Swimmin' and an English Muffin 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.
Cinderella and a Drunk MacGyver Season 3 Episode 11: Christy tries to help Julian (JOE MANGANIELLO), a handsome, newly sober AA member, but her attraction to him complicates things.
Pure Evil and a Free Piece of Cheesecake 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.
Sticky Hands and a Walk on the Wild Side 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.
Leather Cribs and a Medieval Rack 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.
High-Tops and Brown Jacket 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.
Dirty Money and a Woman Named Mike Season 2 Episode 16: Christy and Bonnie are shocked when they discover how prison has changed their friend Regina (recurring guest star OCTAVIA SPENCER).
Nietzsche and a Beer Run 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.
Nudes and a Six-Day Cleanse 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.
Loathing and Tube Socks Season 1 Episode 4: Christy's patience is tested by everyone she knows; while Bonnie runs into an old rival.
Turkey Meatballs and a Getaway Car 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.
Jail Jail and Japanese Porn 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.
Corned Beef and Handcuffs 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.
Bad Hand and British Royalty 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.
My Little Pony and a Demerol Drip 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.
Zombies and Cobb Salad 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.
Hot Soup and Shingles 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.
Sword Fights and a Dominican Shortstop 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.
Mahjong Sally and the Ecstasy 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.
A Cricket and a Hedge Made of Gold 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.
Benito Poppins and a Warm Pumpkin 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.
Snickerdoodle and a Nip Slip 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.
A Few Thongs and a Hawaiian Funeral 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.
Crazy Eyes and a Wet Brad Pitt 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.
Figgy Pudding and the Rapture 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.
Blow and a Free McMuffin 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.
Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast Season 1 Episode 7: Christy squares off against Luke's conservative parents (guest stars NICKY SEARCY and LAUREN BOWLES) who are upset about Violet's pregnancy. Meanwhile, Bonnie is determined not to let menopause get the best of her.
Kimchi and a Monkey Playing Harmonica 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.
A Fist Fight and a Grunt of Approval Season 4 Episode 17: Christy helps Jill adjust to being a new foster mother; and Bonnie has trouble convincing her tenants that she’s a good building manager.
Big Sur and Strawberry Lube Season 1 Episode 8: Christy is nervous about going on a romantic weekend getaway with Adam. Meanwhile, Gabriel's wife (COURTNEY HENGGELER) suspects he is cheating and seeks comfort from Christy.
Clumsy Monkey and a Tilted Uterus Season 1 Episode 20: Christy and Bonnie try to make sure everything goes smoothly when Violet finds the perfect couple to adopt her baby.