Hot in Cleveland

10 Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland - Season 1

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.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

Hot in Cleveland - S1E9

#10 - Good Luck Faking the Goiter (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Melanie comes to regret her nosy nature when her son pays a visit; Elka helps Victoria campaign for sympathy votes after she's nominated for a Daytime Emmy.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 89 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S1E8

#9 - The Play's the Thing (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Victoria lends her acting expertise to a high school's production of "Romeo and Juliet"; Melanie's new romance causes a rift with Joy; Elka crashes funerals.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 86 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S1E7

#8 - It's Not That Complicated (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Melanie's ex-husband Anders comes to town and she starts to have feelings for him again. Meanwhile, Elka tries to juggle relationships with two senior suitors (Carl Reiner, Tim Conway).

The episode was rated 7.69 from 95 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S1E1

#7 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Three best friends from Los Angeles (hopeless romantic Melanie, cynical businesswoman Joy, aging actress Victoria) are flying to Paris when their plane makes an emergency landing in Cleveland. Realizing that the social norms from SoCal no longer apply, and thrilled by their liberating possibilities in Ohio, they decide to celebrate a city that values 'real women' and stay where they're considered 'hot'.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 155 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S1E6

#6 - Meet the Parents (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Melanie's mother and Victoria's father visit on the same weekend forcing them to see their parents in a new light; Erika brings Joy and her mother together.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 96 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S1E4

#5 - The Sex That Got Away (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Victoria's old flame, musician Johnny Revere (Huey Lewis), is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 105 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S1E5

#4 - Good Neighbors (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Melanie throws a party to meet their neighbors and she comes off as insulting to one of her next door neighbors (Wayne Knight), a columnist for The Plain Dealer, leading Melanie to fear that he'll write something negative about her. Meanwhile, Victoria gets a offer to do a commercial for underpants in Japan and Elka sports a dyed hairdo that draws criticism from Joy.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 98 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S1E10

#3 - 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 - S1E2

#2 - 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 - S1E3

#1 - 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.

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