Hot in Cleveland

10 Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland - Season 3

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 - S3E23

#15 - What's Behind the Door (Season 3 - Episode 23)

When Victoria wants to turn her cancelled soap opera into an app, she has to get the series creator on board. They enlist the cast, including the actor who played Honor St. Ravens ex-husband, to film a new episode picking up where the finale left off.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 55 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S3E5

#14 - One Thing or a Mother (Season 3 - Episode 5)


The ladies host a dinner party to solve their dating dilemmas, which include Roy's mother's hatred of Elka, Victoria's hand-model boyfriend and Melanie's boyfriend's resemblance to Winnie the Pooh.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 59 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S3E10

#13 - Life with Lucci (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Victoria's enemy Susan Lucci comes looking for support after the cancellation of "All My Children," but Victoria warns her friends that the soap star is not to be trusted. Meanwhile, Elka talks hoops with Baron Davis of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 63 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S3E19

#12 - By George, I Think He's Got It! (Season 3 - Episode 19)


Elka's twin sister returns for a visit; Joy accepts a proposal from her terminally ill boyfriend; a billionaire wants a makeover from Melanie and Victoria to make him attractive to women.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 57 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S3E15

#11 - Rubber Ball (Season 3 - Episode 15)

When Melanie, Joy, and Victoria try to join a prestigious Cleveland country club, they discover that Elka has a long history with the clubs president and he's bent on revenge.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 59 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S3E20

#10 - The Gateway Friend (Season 3 - Episode 20)


The ladies need to get a friend visiting from Los Angeles back together with her boyfriend—a popular Beverly Hills dermatologist—if they hope to ever have another appointment with him.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 56 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S3E12

#9 - Lost Loves (Season 3 - Episode 12)

Valentine's Day inspires the women to look for their lost loves, including the man who jilted Joy at the altar.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 64 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S3E22

#8 - Storage Wars (Season 3 - Episode 22)


An abandoned storage unit up for bid contains an important historical artifact that calls for Artie Firestone's expertise. Meanwhile, Joy befriends a truck driver and learns how to operate a CB.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 60 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S3E16

#7 - Everything Goes Better with Vampires (Season 3 - Episode 16)

Melanie dates a professor who makes her feel dumb; Victoria wants to get rid of the housekeeper; Elka's frustrated by her writing partner; Joy goes out with a guy she thinks is Rick Springfield.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 59 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S3E18

#6 - Cruel Shoes (Season 3 - Episode 18)


Victoria tries designing shoes and uses Melanie and Joy as runway models, but Elka is more anxious to see the latest in tracksuits. Meanwhile, Joy dates a man who lives life to the fullest.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 56 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S3E8

#5 - God and Football (Season 3 - Episode 8)

On Elka's (and Betty White's) 90th birthday, Melanie takes her to the Browns' locker room and ends up dating the kicker. Joy and Elka get some surprising medical news. And after a near-death experience Victoria's convinced that Elka is God.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 68 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S3E17

#4 - Claus, Tails & High Pitched Males: Birthdates 3 (Season 3 - Episode 17)


On another round of "birthdates," Elka thinks her date is Santa Claus; Victoria is reunited with Capt. Lebeau; Melanie goes out with a guy with a high-pitched voice; and Joy is a man's first date since leaving the priesthood.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 52 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S3E21

#3 - Some Like It Hot (Season 3 - Episode 21)

The cast and crew look back at the favorite moments and best bloopers from the third season.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 51 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S3E24

#2 - 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 - S3E14

#1 - 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.

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