Hot in Cleveland

10 Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland

Three fabulous, eccentric, LA best friends of a certain age have their lives changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in this new "promised land."

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 24, 2022.

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Hot in Cleveland - S3E24

#15 - Blow Outs (Season 3 - Episode 24)

When Melanie's hair blow out lasts unusually long, Joy and Victoria demand to know who's blowing her. When Melanie tries to keep it a secret from them, tensions arise amongst our ladies and the two rival hairdressers at Elka's favorite salon.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 61 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S4E24

#14 - The Man that Got Away (Season 4 - Episode 24)


It's the big day of Victoria's wedding to incarcerated movie star Emmet Lawson. Elka helps Joy reunite with her baby daddy, who she hasn't seen in thirty two years.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 65 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S1E10

#13 - Tornado (Season 1 - Episode 10)

When a tornado threatens to hit Cleveland, the ladies find way more than just shelter in Elka's secret storm cellar.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 85 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S6E23

#12 - Vegas Baby (Season 6 - Episode 23)


Joy and Bob's wedding plans are derailed when they learn there is a baby available for adoption.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 62 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S3E14

#11 - Hot & Heavy (Season 3 - Episode 14)

Eyeing an opportunity to win a Newsie Award, Victoria dons a fat suit at Overeaters Anonymous, and Elka comes along to claim she lost 600 pounds. Meanwhile, Joy dates a man who's not exactly her type; and Melanie meets a new guy in an unusual place.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 59 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S2E1

#10 - Free Elka (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Elka encounters an old friend in prison, while Melanie, Joy and Victoria struggle to raise money for her bail. Meanwhile, Joy gets an interesting letter from the INS and Victoria loses her fortune.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 103 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S4E23

#9 - Love Is All Around (Season 4 - Episode 23)

Elka and Mamie's bowling team gets back together. Meanwhile, Joy dates a professor; Victoria goes out with a director; and Melanie has a fling with a surgeon.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 68 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S4E18

#8 - The Fixer (Season 4 - Episode 18)


Melanie, reeling from her break-up, finds a rebound in alcohol and the unsavory Danny. Victoria hires a shady lawyer to help her jailed fiance while Joy and Elka get competitive in film class. A conflict of interest causes Melanie to juggle two men, including blast from the past: Dr. Everett.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 68 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S1E2

#7 - Who's Your Mama? (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Joy tries to take advantage of her newfound appeal in Cleveland by dating a much younger man, but her new relationship ends up exposing an old secret. Meanwhile, Melanie encourages Elka to date again by helping her decide between a bevy of men. Victoria gets hooked on Big N Easy, where she goes for the savings and stays for so much more.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 125 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S4E21

#6 - Corpse Bride (Season 4 - Episode 21)


Melanie gets her dream engagement ring, but not the way she expected, Joy deals with mysterious family issues, and Victoria tests a new product from the Mrs. Ladypants line. Elka and Mamie test jokes for a Senior Center roast.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 69 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S4E14

#5 - Canoga Falls (Season 4 - Episode 14)

Victoria goes home for a visit after being tricked by her sister, but is surprised to find their mother in a disturbing state. Meanwhile, Joy and Melanie get nostalgic for the 1970s; and Elka has advice for Victoria's mother.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 63 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S6E24

#4 - I Hate Goodbyes (Season 6 - Episode 24)


Joy and Bob's wedding plans are derailed when they learn there is a baby available for adoption.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 41 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S1E3

#3 - Birthdates (Season 1 - Episode 3)

In celebration of their collective birthdays, the girls give each other the gift of a blind date with an eligible man.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 110 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S4E13

#2 - It's Alive! (2) (Season 4 - Episode 13)


When Elka and Mamie's illegal business activities put them all in danger, Joy, Melanie, and Victoria step in to save the day and wind up getting help from a local mobster and his mother.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 76 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S4E15

#1 - The Proposal (Season 4 - Episode 15)

Emmet, who's been married four times, asks the women to help make his wedding proposal to Victoria a special one, since it would be her sixth walk down the aisle.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 58 votes.

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