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TV Episodes The Best Episodes of The League  

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There are so many good episodes of The League, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "High School Reunion" the best, or is "Mr. McGibblets" your favorite episode of The League? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of The League are, let's rank every The League episode from best to worst.

Airing on FX, and eventually on FXX, The League was a sitcom about six friends in Chicago, Illinois, who participate in a fantasy football league. The League, which aired for seven seasons from October 29, 2009 to December 9, 2015, starred Mark Duplass as Peter "Pete" Eckhart, Stephen Rannazzisi as Kevin MacArthur, Nick Kroll as Rodney Ruxin, Paul Scheer as Dr. Andrew Nowzick, Joe Lajoie as Taco MacArthur, and Katie Aselton as Jenny MacArthur. During its run, several pro players, broadcasters, analysts, and writers appeared on The League, from running back Darren Sproles to anchor Rich Eisen to writer Jay Glazer.

Vote up your favorite episodes of The League, 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 The League 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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Mr. McGibblets is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 1 Episode 4: Kevin enlists Taco to scare Ellie off her favorite toy while the guys join Pete on what was supposed to be his 5th anniversary spa trip.

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The Draft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 1 Episode 1: The League is starting up again and the guys are preparing for the big draft at Andre's downtown bachelor pad.

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The Sukkah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 3 Episode 2: Everyone is disappointed with their draft, but no one trusts each other enough to trade. Jenny goes back to work as a realtor. Ruxin tries to get Baby Geoffrey into a Jewish pre-school.

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Kegel the Elf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 2 Episode 12: It's Christmas and more importantly it's the playoffs, so tension runs high.

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Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 3 Episode 8: Thanksgiving is family time as Ruxin gets an unexpected visit from his father (guest star Jeff Goldblum), and Andre's sister (guest star Sarah Silverman) is on the prowl at the gang's Thanksgiving dinner.

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The Curse of Shiva is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 4 Episode 13: Gina Gibiatti returns and Pete has a decision to make. Ruxin enlists Rafi to protect himself during Scrote Season. Taco Corp has a New Years Eve bash.

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9 1
The Guest Bong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 3 Episode 11: Pete's new girlfriend wants to help him with his line up; Kevin's past at the DA's office has him running scared.

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9 1
The Expert Witness is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 2 Episode 9: Andre prepares for his turn as an expert witness in Ruxin's big case but thinks Pete is trying to steal his thunder. Ruxin tries to ferret out collusion between Kevin and Jenny. Taco needs a nude portrait to impress the courtroom artist.

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10 2
12.12.12 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 4 Episode 11: Andre starts dating his interior decorator and discovers that the buyer of his old loft is Deion Sanders. Rafi and Dirty Randy (Seth Rogen) prepare for the end of the world.

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9 2
The Sacko Bowl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 2 Episode 13: It's the end of the season - everyone in the League is vying for the Shiva and trying to avoid the dreaded Sacko.

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The Breastalyzer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 4 Episode 4: Kevin and Jenny discover Kristin Cavallari is in their baby group. Taco realizes he may actually have a girlfriend. Ruxin needs Rafi to take his son to swim class. Not a good idea.

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A Krampus Carol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 4 Episode 12: Andre and Trixie's relationship is put to the test. Jenny and Pete make special offerings to Shiva. Rupert Ruxin (Jeff Goldblum) has a gift for his son while Taco challenges the Mall Santa.

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7 1
Bro-Lo El Cunado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 2 Episode 2: The married guys atone for Vegas - an adult weekend for Kevin and Jenny and a "Terrific Lady Day" for Ruxin and Sofia. The League is plagued by Rafi, Ruxin's brother-in-law.

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8 2
The Kluneberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 2 Episode 4: Jenny and the guys reconnect with their old friend Russell (Rob Huebel), Andre buys an expensive painting, and everyone tries to get Rafi out of the League.

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8 2
High School Reunion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 2 Episode 10: It's the guys' High School Reunion - Andre is excited to show off his success; Ruxin is excited to show off his hot wife. Pete needs a name for the new Last Place Trophy and everyone learns the history of the Shiva blast.

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The Shiva Bowl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 1 Episode 6: It's the Shiva Bowl. The guys try to hide the Shiva Trophy from their high school classmate - the actual Shiva. Taco gets a "real person job."

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The Anchor Baby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 4 Episode 8: Ruxin fears that Sofia has lost interest in their marriage. Meanwhile, Jenny makes a dirty trade.

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6 1
The Light of Genesis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 3 Episode 10: Kevin thinks his Krav Maga instructor may actually be into him.

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6 1
Training Camp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 4 Episode 1: The League prepares for the draft and the arrival of Kevin and Jenny's baby boy. Taco's business dealings with Jerry Jones get the guys invited to the Dallas Cowboys' Training Camp.

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6 1
The 8 Defensive Points of Hanu... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 5 Episode 13: The Shiva and The Ruxin are on the line. Andre confronts the #1 Plastic Surgeon in Chicago. Rafi tries to collect a debt from Ruxin's sister Rebecca. TacoCorp. launches The Eskimo Brothers Database.

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6 1
The Bachelor Draft is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 5 Episode 1: The League travels to Los Angeles for Andre and Trixie's destination wedding. Ruxin refuses to do his Sacko punishments and Shiva Champion Ted has a few surprises for everyone at the draft, including JJ Watt.

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7 3
The Lockout is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 3 Episode 1: The terrible reign of Ruxin as League Champion continues while the guys devise a grand plan with Rafi and Dirty Randy (guest star Seth Rogen) for Andre's final Sacko punishment.

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5 1
Carmenjello is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 3 Episode 7: Kevin and Jenny search for the perfect paint color to get back their privacy, Sofia accuses Ruxin of Breast Favoritism and Pete tries to defend his High School Track record.

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5 1
Yobogoya! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 3 Episode 6: Taco competes in a jingle contest for a disgusting fast food restaurant. Pete holds a grudge against a traffic cop. Jenny almost ruins Ruxin's chance to work a big case with his boss Mr. Hudabega (guest star Ray Liotta).

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5 1
Sitting Shiva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 6 Episode 1: Kevin struggles to deal with Jenny winning the Shiva. Meanwhile, the guys attend a funeral.

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4 0
Bro-lo El Cordero is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 4 Episode 9: Kevin has a colonoscopy. Later, Pete suspects that his grandpa (Robert Wagner) is adulterous; and the guys ask Rafi to settle a dispute for them.

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Baby Geoffrey Jesus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 5 Episode 12: It's the playoffs for the Shiva. Ruxin and Sofia battle over what religion Baby Geoffrey will be. Andre tries a long con. Kevin worries he has been taking Jenny for granted.

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The Hoodie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 4 Episode 2: Kevin and Jenny argue over whether or not their son will be circumcised and everyone takes sides - including Shiva.

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Judge MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 4 Episode 5: Kevin decides to run for judge and ends up at a charity event with Bills Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The guys take an intelligence test to decide who's the smartest. Andre refuses to believe he's balding.

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The Von Nowzick Wedding is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 5 Episode 2: The wedding weekend continues but what happened at the draft comes back to haunt everyone. We meet Andre's parents. Ruxin wrestles J.J. Watt for control of his fantasy team.

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6 3
Ol' Smoke Crotch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 3 Episode 4: Kevin struggles with getting older. Ruxin is so desperate to get rid of his au pair that he gets Rafi's help. Taco finds a market for Kevin and Jenny's wedding cocktail napkins. And Pete learns a new sexual position, and regrets it.

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6 3
The Out of Towner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 3 Episode 9: The guys are psyched for a visit from Chuck, one of the League's out-of-towners, but he shows up much different than they remember. Kevin and Jenny get in over their heads with a local drug dealer. Taco goes on a radical diet.

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5 2
Our Dinner with Andre is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 4 Episode 10: Kevin is blackmailed by Ellie's boyfriend, Taco helps Ruxin with his fertility issues, and Pete re-connects with his high school crush Gina Gibiatti (Brooklyn Decker).

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5 2
The Vapora Sport is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 4 Episode 7: Pete fights over a pair of shoes with a man in a wheelchair (JB Smoove). Taco teaches a dog to recognize the scent of sex. Jenny and Kevin get Ellie a piano.

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5 2
The Anniversary Party is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 2 Episode 6: Ruxin throws Sofia an anniversary party on the same day as Jenny's birthday. Meegan (Leslie Bibb) returns with a 'plus one.'

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5 2
Bobbum Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 3 Episode 5: Jenny forgets a special anniversary with Kevin. Andre seeks line up Nirvana. Taco creates an off line social network called My Face. And the guys resurrect their old game of phone chicken and bring back Bobbum Man, much to Kevin's dismay.

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The Credit Card Alert is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 5 Episode 11: Ellie's basketball coach makes life tough on everyone. Pete dates a married woman and Andre tries to help with a trade.

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4 2
Vegas Draft is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 2 Episode 1: Andre, the League's reigning champion has pulled out all the stops and hosts the draft in Las Vegas. Jenny wants to be in the League this year, and when one member drops out she throws her hat in the ring.

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4 2
The Au Pair is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 3 Episode 3: Ruxin hires a hot Au Pair for Baby Geoffrey, and is afraid Taco will sleep with her. Andre explores on-line dating, and Kevin cheats on Jenny with ESPN's Matthew Berry.

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3 1
The Near Death Flex-Perience is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 5 Episode 10: Taco opens a pubic barber shop, Kevin's near death Flex-perience with Greg Jennings causes trouble with Jenny, Andre discovers a patient's electronic voice box sounds just like Ruxin.

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3 1
Flowers for Taco is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 5 Episode 8: Chalupa Batman's first words cause fantasy friction between Kevin and Jenny. Ruxin's dog loses interest in Jenny. Taco is forced to face life without marijuana. Andre has never been pooped on by a bird.

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The Beach House is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 6 Episode 13: The Shiva Bowl determines who will win Ted's Laguna beach house. Ruxin tries to impress super agent Tom Condon. Jenny has a hard time parting with The Shiva.

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The Beer Mile is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 7 Episode 6: Pete decides to run the Beer Mile with Taco as his coach. Kevin tries to figure out where the gardener goes to the bathroom. Jenny's matchup with Andre means playing Andre and Meegan.

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The Heavenly Fouler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 6 Episode 7: Andre rescues a cat. Pete has to choose between a great prank and a great girl. Kevin plays basketball with his priest.

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Tailgate is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 4 Episode 6: Andre's plan to take the guys tailgating is thwarted when their high school nemesis Frank "The Body" Gibiatti and his gang have the same idea.

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4 3
The Freeze Out is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 4 Episode 3: Pete has a big paintball outing planned, but the married guys have to go to a kid's birthday party. Ruxin has a run in with a white sushi chef.

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4 3
The Usual Bet is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 1 Episode 5: It's the playoffs but instead of watching the games Pete and Kevin get stuck at a terrible Christmas party, while Ruxin and Taco go to Chinatown on a very special mission.

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4 3
The Funeral is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 3 Episode 13: The race is on for the Shiva and the Sacko Bowls in the Season 3 finale. Taco teams up with Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte, but one of the guys can't manage his team, leaving the League to figure out who'll run it for him.

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3 2
The Bounce Test is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 1 Episode 2: Pete's split with Meegan has sent ripples of consequence through this tight-knit group.

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3 2
The Tie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of The League
Season 2 Episode 8: Ruxin and Andre refuse to accept a tie, Taco discovers Western medicine and Pete has a line on great Bears tickets.