10 Worst Episodes of Crashing

A New York comic is forced to make a new start for himself after his wife leaves him.

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#1 - Artie Lange (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Aspiring comedian Pete finds himself without a home after he catches his wife, Jessica, in a compromising position. As Pete attempts to find solace at a New York comedy club, he befriends cynical comedy legend Artie Lange, who reluctantly offers him some pizza, some advice and a couch.

The episode was rated 7.05 from 716 votes.

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#2 - Yard Sale (Season 1 - Episode 3)


While staying at T.J. Miller’s place, Pete has the unsettling experience of witnessing a comic who can’t “turn it off.” Hearing from his wife, Jessica, Pete and T.J. travel upstate to her yard sale, where Pete unexpectedly teams up with Jess’ new boyfriend, Leif, to get back a prized possession. After Jess voices her true feelings to Pete, the sale comes to a dramatic end.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 449 votes.

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#3 - The Road (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Pete wallows in his new reality, but Artie Lange snaps him out of it with an offer: In exchange for a ride to Albany, Pete can be Artie’s opening act. Pete meets co-headliner T.J. Miller and attempts to save Artie from breaking his sobriety by getting between him and the temptations of an ardent fan.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 527 votes.

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#4 - Pete and Leif (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Pete decides to spend the day with Leif, who encourages him to be open to the universe. Their carefree attitude is challenged when the two find themselves at odds and in trouble with the law.

The episode was rated 7.32 from 191 votes.

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#5 - Parents (Season 1 - Episode 5)

When Pete’s parents decide to come to New York for his mother’s birthday, Pete begs Jess to come along and keep up the charade of their marriage, but an incredibly tense dinner reveals harsh truths about their relationships, as Jess struggles to keep quiet. Pete faces a turning point.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 373 votes.

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#6 - MC, Middle, Headliner (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Pete travels to New Jersey with Jason to do a weekend of shows at a big corporate comedy club and is surprised to find Ali, his ex, staying with them at the comedy condo. Jason’s misogynistic act and point of view cause Pete to question his path in comedy.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 123 votes.

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#7 - The Christian Tour (Season 3 - Episode 7)

While enjoying the perks of being on a Christian comedy tour, Pete feels busted when he runs into NY Cellar comic Jessica Kirson in Charleston. After ghosting Kat while on the road, Pete finally sits down to talk about their relationship.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 125 votes.

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#8 - Jaboukie (Season 3 - Episode 1)


As his college comedy tour comes to an end, Pete takes a college-age aspiring comedian under his wing. But Pete's return to New York finds him having an awkward reunion and a big audition at the Comedy Cellar that could change everything.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 141 votes.

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#9 - The Baptism (Season 1 - Episode 8)

After an attempt to cheer up Pete goes wrong, Artie tags along with him to a baptism. Artie gets insight into religion and God from a woman, and Pete runs into Jess, which makes him question how much he is willing to sacrifice for a life in comedy.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 357 votes.

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#10 - Barking (Season 1 - Episode 4)


In an effort to get stage time, Pete spends the night handing out fliers for a comedy club, or “barking,” as he later learns it’s known in the comedy world. On the streets of New York, he finds himself encountering disinterested locals, befriending up-and-coming comics, engaging in a turf war with a rival barker and getting a pep talk from a veteran comedian.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 404 votes.

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