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TV episodes The Best Episodes of Parenthood  

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There are so many good episodes of Parenthood, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "May God Bless and Keep You Always" the best, or is "How Did We Get Here" your favorite episode of Parenthood? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Parenthood are, let's rank every Parenthood episode from best to worst.

Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same name, Parenthood aired on NBC from March 6, 2010 to January 29, 2015, concluding after six seasons. It was the second TV adaptation of the film, the first airing in 1990 (to 1991). Parenthood, which centered on the Braverman family and spanned three generations, starred Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, and Erika Christensen. In 2012, Ray Romano joined the Parenthood cast after expressing his admiration for the show. During its run, it was nominated for various awards, among them the Gracie Awards, Critics' Choice Television Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and People's Choice Awards.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Parenthood, 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 Parenthood 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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May God Bless and Keep You Alw... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
May God Bless and Keep You Always Season 6 Episode 13: Parenthood Series Finale - in the excitement of her big day, Sarah (Lauren Graham) surrounds herself with the original Braverman clan.

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Remember Me, I'm the One W... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Remember Me, I'm the One Who Loves You Season 3 Episode 17: Julia and Joel prepare to welcome their new baby boy, Adam considers an appealing offer, and Jasmine and Crosby confront past feelings.

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There's Something I Need T... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
There's Something I Need To Tell You... Season 4 Episode 5: Kristina shares heavy, emotional news with the family; Julia makes a life changing decision while Joel supports Victor in a new activity; Sarah experiences an awkward moment at work.

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What To My Wandering Eyes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
What To My Wandering Eyes Season 4 Episode 11: Christmas with the Bravermans brings the family closer together.

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We Made it Through the Night is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
We Made it Through the Night Season 6 Episode 12: As the series nears an end, emotions run high.

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Because You're My Sister is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Because You're My Sister Season 4 Episode 15: Jasmine and Crosby celebrate their anniversary and receive exciting news while Julia and Joel plan a family event.

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The Offer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
The Offer Season 5 Episode 18: The Braverman's learn that communication is key.

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How Did We Get Here? is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
How Did We Get Here? Season 6 Episode 10: Zeek's taken to the hospital and his family gather near him, anxiously awaiting news.

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Let's Go Home is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Let's Go Home Season 6 Episode 11: A picture is worth a thousand words.

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Nora is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Nora Season 3 Episode 5: Kristina and Julia receive unexpected surprises that will change their families' lives while Sarah's past troubles return. Jason Ritter and John Corbett guest star.

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Hard Times Come Again No More is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Hard Times Come Again No More Season 2 Episode 22: Season finale --Amber is involved in an accident, Adam's career is altered and Sarah debuts her play-Richard Dreyfuss and Michael B. Jordan guest star.

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Everything Is Not Okay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Everything Is Not Okay Season 4 Episode 3: Kristina is torn apart after receiving emotional news while Zeek's behavior worries his children. Max struggles in a new environment.

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Amazing Andy and His Wonderful... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs Season 2 Episode 16: Max has a birthday party, Seth and Drew bond, while Crosby and Jasmine's relationship takes a surprising turn -- John Corbett, Michael Emerson and Minka Kelly guest star.

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The Pontiac is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
The Pontiac Season 5 Episode 22: The Season Five Finale of Parenthood is a fresh start for the Braverman clan.

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Cold Feet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Cold Feet Season 5 Episode 20: Making a decision isn't quite as easy as it seems.

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One More Weekend With You is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
One More Weekend With You Season 4 Episode 8: A weekend full of activity unfolds for the Bravermans as party planning, road trips, and parenting dilemmas provide the family with some unexpected experiences.

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Promises is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Promises Season 5 Episode 11: The Braverman's step out of thier comfort zone to make new friends and some enemies along the way.

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I'm Still Here is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
I'm Still Here Season 5 Episode 21: When tough times hit the Braverman's stick together.

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Just Like At Home is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Just Like At Home Season 5 Episode 15: Family always comes first for the Braverman's.

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The Waiting Room is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
The Waiting Room Season 6 Episode 3: The Bravermans face an uncertain road.

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These are the Times We Live in is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
These are the Times We Live in Season 6 Episode 7: The truth hits hard.

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Do Not Sleep With Your Autisti... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Do Not Sleep With Your Autistic Nephew's Therapist Season 2 Episode 17: Crosby pays for his mistake, Adam and Kristina are faced with a huge problem, Seth disappoints again, Sydney makes a decision -- John Corbett, Minka Kelly, and Michael B. Jordan guest star.

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The Talk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
The Talk Season 4 Episode 4: Jasmine and Crosby explain an emotional lesson to Jabbar while Kristina learns to accept a new normal; Joel puts his faith in Victor while he tries out a new activity and Sarah begins to see sensitivities in her new boss.

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Too Big to Fail is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Too Big to Fail Season 6 Episode 6: Family always comes first.

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It Is What It Is is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
It Is What It Is Season 3 Episode 14: Zeek receives startling news from his doctor; Crosby finds a new relationship and Julia doubts Zoe's commitment.

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My Brother's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
My Brother's Wedding Season 3 Episode 18: Season Finale - the Bravermans celebrate a union as Sarah faces a hard decision; Julia and Joel start their next chapter and Adam decides the fate of the luncheonette.

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Keep On Rowing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Keep On Rowing Season 4 Episode 12: Jasmine and Crosby contemplate the future of their family as they welcome a new roommate. Kristina and Adam go on a much needed date night after she makes a drastic change to her appearance. Ray Romano ('Men of a Certain Age') and Tina Lifford guest star.

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The Scale of Affection is Flui... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
The Scale of Affection is Fluid Season 6 Episode 5: Romance has its complications.

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Lean In is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Lean In Season 6 Episode 9: Parenting is a bumpy ride.

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Orange Alert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Orange Alert Season 2 Episode 6: Trick or Treat! The Braverman family celebrates Halloween -- William Bladwin Guest Stars.

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Together is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Together Season 4 Episode 7: Adam and Kristina face challenges as she recovers from surgery and prepares for the next phase of her treatment; Amber and Ryan's relationship develops causing concerns for Sarah and Zeek.

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Tough Love is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Tough Love Season 3 Episode 16: Drew discovers Sarah and Mark's plan to have a baby.

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Trouble in Candyland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Trouble in Candyland Season 4 Episode 10: Sarah deepens her involvement with Hank, further straining her relationship with Mark. Julia experiments with new techniques to alleviate Victor's frustration with school. Meanwhile, Amber helps Ryan secure a job working on Joel's construction crew. Glen Hansard ("Once"), Ray Romano ("Men of a Certain Age"), and Matt Lauria ("Friday Night Lights") guest star.

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Qualities and Difficulties is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Qualities and Difficulties Season 2 Episode 18: Adam and Kristina make an effort to talk to Max, Crosby gets himself into more trouble and Sarah finds a new passion -- Jason Ritter and Tom Amandes guest star.

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Happy Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Happy Thanksgiving Season 2 Episode 10: Adam discovers surprising news at work; Sarah's Thanksgiving dinner guest causes tension with Miles -- William Baldwin ("Dirty Sexy Money") Guest Stars.

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I'll Be Right Here is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
I'll Be Right Here Season 4 Episode 6: Kristina heads into surgery as the Bravermans lend their support.

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Missing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Missing Season 3 Episode 11: Kristina and Adam discover harsh consequences come with two full-time jobs; Crosby and Jasmine confront their relationship issues and Sarah and mark think about future plans -- Jason Ritter guest stars.

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Vegas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Vegas Season 6 Episode 1: Sarah (Lauren Graham) steals Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) away on a birthday trip to Las Vegas, and what unfolds will set the Bravermans on a dramatic season-long course.

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Politics is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Politics Season 3 Episode 15: Sarah and Mark contemplate having a baby, Amber struggles to accept a job promotion, Adam and Crosby look to grow their business and Julia and Joel continue to fear the worst about the adoption.

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Just Smile is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Just Smile Season 3 Episode 13: Adam unexpectedly steals the spotlight from Crosby; Amber is thrown into a new job and Sarah's thoughts turn to a baby.

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It Has To Be Now is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
It Has To Be Now Season 5 Episode 1: New lives, a newborn and new business engage the Braverman clan as the new season begins.

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New Plan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
New Plan Season 2 Episode 20: Crosby makes a surprise purchase, Haddie attends her prom, Amber and Julia both receive disappointing news -- Michael B. Jordan guest stars.

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Pilot Season 1 Episode 1: From Executive Producers Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Jason Katims, "Parenthood" introduces us to the very large, very colorful and imperfect Braverman family.

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Rubber Band Ball is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Rubber Band Ball Season 1 Episode 8: Amber's ex is back in her life while Julia worries that Sydney has Asperger's.

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Mr. Honesty is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Mr. Honesty Season 3 Episode 10: A moment at work threatens to divide Adam and Kristina, and Julia and Joel's planned adoption goes off course.

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Jump Ball is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Jump Ball Season 5 Episode 13: Mistakes are hard for Braverman's to forget, especially without an apology.

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Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Road Trip Season 3 Episode 12: In an attempt to please his mother on her birthday, Zeek forces a last-minute road trip which stirs up many emotions and issues for the Braverman clan.

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Left Field is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Left Field Season 4 Episode 2: Victor learns to be a Braverman and Kristina's world is suddenly altered.

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All That's Left Is The Hug... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
All That's Left Is The Hugging Season 5 Episode 10: Seasoned relationships hit a rough patch while new relationships form and flourish amongst the Braverman's.

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Sore Loser is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Parenthood
Sore Loser Season 3 Episode 9: Sydney learns a hard lesson on winning and losing; Adam experiences marriage doubts; Kristina tries to help Max fit in and Drew disobeys Sarah.