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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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14 3
Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 2 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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6 0
Bro-lo El Cordero is listed (or ranked) 3 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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12 3
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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11 3
The Curse of Shiva is listed (or ranked) 5 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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8 1
The Draft is listed (or ranked) 6 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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8 1
Yobogoya! is listed (or ranked) 7 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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8 1
The Sukkah is listed (or ranked) 8 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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9 2
High School Reunion is listed (or ranked) 9 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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10 3
The Breastalyzer is listed (or ranked) 10 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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8 2
Bro-Lo El Cunado is listed (or ranked) 11 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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9 3
The Sacko Bowl is listed (or ranked) 12 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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9 3
The Kluneberg is listed (or ranked) 13 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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9 3
The Guest Bong is listed (or ranked) 14 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 3
A Krampus Carol is listed (or ranked) 15 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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10 4
12.12.12 is listed (or ranked) 16 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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10 4
The Expert Witness is listed (or ranked) 17 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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6 1
The Shiva Bowl is listed (or ranked) 18 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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7 2
Bobbum Man is listed (or ranked) 19 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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7 2
The Light of Genesis is listed (or ranked) 20 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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8 3
Ol' Smoke Crotch is listed (or ranked) 21 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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7 3
The Out of Towner is listed (or ranked) 22 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.

23
6 2
The 8 Defensive Points of Hanu... is listed (or ranked) 23 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 2
Carmenjello is listed (or ranked) 24 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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6 2
The Bachelor Draft is listed (or ranked) 25 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.