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The Best Episodes of 'Nathan For You' 

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Updated December 27, 2019 180 votes 24 voters 31 items

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There are so many good episodes of Nathan For You, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Smokers Allowed" the best, or is "Funeral Home / Burger Joint / Skydiving" your favorite episode of Nathan For You? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Nathan For You are, let's rank every Nathan For You episode from best to worst.

Nathan For You is an awkward docu-reality comedy television series where creator Nathan Fielder attempts to help struggling companies and people, most commonly by proposing outlandish strategies. Nathan For You premiered on Comedy Central on February 28, 2013. Several of the marketing stunts Fielder set up for the series gained viral attention, including the Petting Zoo Hero, The Movement, and Dumb Starbucks.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Nathan For You, and vote down 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 Nathan For You 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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Original Airing: November 9, 2017

Season 4, Episode 7

Nathan attempts to help a Bill Gates impersonator reunite with his long-lost love.

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Original Airing: July 29, 2014

Season 2, Episode 5

Nathan makes use of parody law to open up a coffee shop nearly identical to Starbucks in its branding and appearance.

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Smokers Allowed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Nathan For You'

Original Airing: November 12, 2015

Season 3, Episode 5

Nathan discovers he can allow smoking at a bar if he presents it as a "play" to an audience of two; Nathan stages a re-creation of the scenes as an actual performance.

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Original Airing: October 29, 2015

Season 3, Episode 3

Nathan provides a moving company with free labor by developing an exercising fad known as "The Movement".

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Electronics Store is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Nathan For You'

Original Airing: October 15, 2015

Season 3, Episode 1

Nathan clashes with a giant corporation when he tries to help a struggling electronics store.

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Original Airing: March 7, 2013

Season 1, Episode 2

Nathan helps a department-store Santa who's harboring a dark secret and develops a marketing plan for a petting zoo. Also, a teen is nabbed doing graffiti.

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Original Airing: March 21, 2013

Season 1, Episode 4

Nathan helps an independent gas station by devising the world's greatest rebate. He also attempts to make a fledgling caricature artist famous.

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The Anecdote is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Nathan For You'

Original Airing: October 19, 2017

Season 4, Episode 4

Nathan hones his storytelling skills.

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Hotel / Travel Agent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Nathan For You'

Original Airing: November 19, 2015

Season 3, Episode 6

A hotel markets itself to parents who are sexually active; a travel agent concentrates on older clients. Also, Nathan shares his solution for tardiness.

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Original Airing: April 18, 2013

Season 1, Episode 8

Nathan puts a private investigator to the test by allowing himself to be spied on for a day, a taxi company is brought a solution for shy customers, and Nathan is forced to include product placement in his show.

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Original Airing: March 28, 2013

Season 1, Episode 5

Nathan helps a haunted house by making it scarier. Later, he attempts to overcome his awkwardness around women by dating several of them at once.

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Original Airing: August 5, 2014

Season 2, Episode 6

Nathan invents a system to protect women on first dates, proposes a radical new weight-loss program and helps a party planner reduce "guest list" anxiety for her clients.

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Original Airing: April 4, 2013

Season 1, Episode 6

Nathan helps a struggling funeral home. A burger joint is forced to stand by its claim that it has the best burger in Los Angeles, and Nathan goes skydiving.

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The Richards Tip is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Nathan For You'

Original Airing: September 28, 2017

Season 4, Episode 1

Nathan stages an elaborate stunt to make it seem like comedian Michael Richards left a $10,000 tip at a deli.

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Original Airing: July 22, 2014

Season 2, Episode 4

Nathan helps a liquor store sell to underage customers. An exterminator works very discreetly.

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Original Airing: October 5, 2017

Season 4, Episode 2

Nathan devises a method of selling chili in secret and founds a charity to help a massage parlor upsell its clients.

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Original Airing: March 14, 2013

Season 1, Episode 3

Nathan tries to help promote a clothing store by allowing "attractive" customers to shoplift from it, and attempts to help a diner by publicizing its bathrooms.

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Original Airing: October 12, 2017

Season 4, Episode 3

Nathan reteams with an old client to enlist several disgruntled taxi drivers for a plot to sabotage Uber's business from the inside.

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Original Airing: November 22, 2015

Season 3, Episode 2

Nathan comes up with a way for a ranch to accommodate overweight riders; a women's boutique attempts to appease male customers by creating a "Man Zone"; after discovering that the maker of his jacket had published a tribute to alleged Holocaust denier Doug Collins in its catalog, Nathan starts a holocaust awareness-themed clothing company of his own, Summit Ice Apparel.

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Original Airing: November 2, 2017

Season 4, Episode 6

Nathan helps a computer repair shop earn public trust; marketing becomes personal for a psychic.

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Original Airing: July 1, 2014

Season 2, Episode 1 

Nathan convinces a mechanic to verify his estimates with a polygraph test and rebrands Sue Stanford as the Ghost Realtor.

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Original Airing: July 15, 2014

Season 2, Episode 3

Nathan places a controversial ad in a pet cemetery and takes tips from a focus group.

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Original Airing: July 8, 2014

Season 2, Episode 2

Nathan sets up a fake film shoot in an effort to boost sales at a Hollywood souvenir shop, but his plan gets complicated when he discovers that he may have committed fraud.

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Original Airing: August 19, 2014

Season 2, Episode 8

Nathan markets an unappealing children's toy, devises a way to shame people who share their movie snacks and pitches a reality show starring Simon the security guard.

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Sporting Goods Store/Ant... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Nathan For You'

Original Airing: November 5, 2015

Season 3, Episode 4

Nathan helps a struggling sporting goods store by recruiting promising young athletes to endorse the brand; Nathan helps an antique shop increase its revenue by having it open 24/7 to induce violations of a "You break it, you buy it" rule.