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The Best Episodes of 'Nathan For You'

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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.

  • 1

    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.

  • 2

    Electronics Store

    October 15, 2015

    Season 3, Episode 1

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

  • 3

    Finding Frances

    November 9, 2017

    Season 4, Episode 7

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

  • 4

    The Movement

    October 29, 2015

    Season 3, Episode 3

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

  • 5

    Dumb Starbucks

    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.

  • 6

    Smokers Allowed

    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.

  • 7

    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.

  • 8

    The Anecdote

    October 19, 2017

    Season 4, Episode 4

    Nathan hones his storytelling skills.

  • 9

    Hotel / Travel Agent

    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.

  • 10

    Season 2, Episode 4

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

  • 11

    Andy vs. Uber

    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.

  • 12

    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.

  • 13

    Santa / Petting Zoo

    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.

  • 14

    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.

  • 15

    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.

  • 16

    Horseback Riding/Man Zone

    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.

  • 17

    The Claw of Shame

    April 11, 2013

    Season 1, Episode 7

    In this special episode, Nathan performs a daring escape in which he risks a fate that is truly worse than death, and failed business ideas from the season are showcased.

  • 18

    Season 4, Episode 6

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

  • 19

    Mechanic / Realtor

    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.

  • 20

    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.

  • 21

    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.

  • 22

    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.

  • 23

    Season 2, Episode 7

    Nathan comes up with a way to get a failing taxi company some much-needed press and implements a risky new line-cutting policy at a hot dog stand.

  • 24

    Season 4, Episode 5

    Nathan teaches an international exporter how to ship smoke alarms tax-free.

  • 25

    Season 2, Episode 3

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