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The Best Episodes of The League

Updated May 31, 2019 1.8k votes 395 voters 6.1k views85 items

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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  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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).
  • 6
    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.
  • 7
    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.
  • 8
    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.
  • 9
    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.
  • 10
    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.
  • 11
    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.'
  • 12
    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.
  • 13
    Season 2 Episode 12: It's Christmas and more importantly it's the playoffs, so tension runs high.
  • 14
    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.
  • 15
    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.
  • 16
    Season 6 Episode 1: Kevin struggles to deal with Jenny winning the Shiva. Meanwhile, the guys attend a funeral.
  • 17
    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.
  • 18
    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.
  • 19
    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.
  • 20
    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.
  • 21
    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.
  • 22
    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.
  • 23
    Season 6 Episode 5: Kevin and Jenny get a hot tub, Taco shops for a new home, Pete tries to put and end to hand holding.
  • 24
    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."
  • 25
    Season 6 Episode 8: Jenny's dad (Corbin Bernsen) takes the guys camping. Andre and Russell go into business together. Pete's new team name offends Kevin who refuses to say it.