The Conners

10 Best Episodes of The Conners

This iconic family—Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J.—grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America.

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The Conners - S2E7

#1 - Slappy Holidays (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Chaos ensues when Dan finally gets the entire family together for Thanksgiving dinner; mixed feelings about the Lunch Box continue to build tension in the house; Harris makes an unexpected move.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 215 votes.

The Conners - S2E13

#2 - Brothers, Babies and Breakdowns (Season 2 - Episode 13)


Dan avoids coping with a death in the family, only to be confronted by it head-on. Ben and Darlene address Ben's baby fever and have "the talk." The Lunch Box is officially open for business, and Dwight gets the jitters when he has to fill in for the chef who suffers an accident.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 218 votes.

The Conners - S2E8

#3 - Lanford, Toilet of Sin (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Jackie is faced with a difficult decision that brings the family and community together. Meanwhile, Becky starts working a new late-night shift at Casita Bonita, and Darlene goes to extreme measures to mend her relationship with Harris.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 211 votes.

The Conners - S3E18

#4 - Cheating, Revelations and a Box of Doll Heads (Season 3 - Episode 18)


Mark is stressed and exhausted from studying for an important entrance exam, so Darlene steps in to help, but her plan backfires.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 150 votes.

The Conners - S2E9

#5 - Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Dan is disappointed when everyone but Becky forgets about his birthday. Darlene and Ben face an issue at work. Dan takes advantage of the family Christmas Santa photo to force Jackie to befriend Louise.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 217 votes.

The Conners - S2E16

#6 - Tats And Tias (Season 2 - Episode 16)


Harris is newly unemployed, depressed and has moved back into the house, while Becky struggles to find affordable childcare. Jackie suggests Becky reach out to Emilio's family for support and he gladly suggests she contact the two aunts who helped raise him. Dan runs into an old riding buddy, Tony, who recently opened up a leather and tattoo shop and is looking to hire some help. Dan and Darlene tag team to get Harris the job and the family contemplates celebratory tattoos.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 198 votes.

The Conners - S3E20

#7 - Two Proposals, a Homecoming and a Bear (Season 3 - Episode 20)

Big changes are coming for the Conners, with not one but two proposals. Plus, Jackie uses her “JEOPARDY!” infamy to her advantage.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 146 votes.

The Conners - S2E14

#8 - Bad Dads and Grads (Season 2 - Episode 14)


Dan starts to bond with his younger half-brother but he can’t get over the fact that their father paid for Ed Jr.’s college education, something he refused to do for Dan. Jackie hits it off with a fun married couple, so much so that they “invite” her into their relationship. Harris and Mark do not react well to the news that Darlene is trying to have a baby with Ben.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 216 votes.

The Conners - S2E18

#9 - Pilot Lights & Sister Fights (Season 2 - Episode 18)

Dan is finally ready to share his feelings with Louise; Darlene realizes how badly she wants a baby. Ben gets caught up playing handyman and babysitter for Becky, which causes him to miss an important meeting.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 194 votes.

The Conners - S3E8

#10 - Young Love, Old Lions and Middle-Aged Hyenas (Season 3 - Episode 8)


Harris brings home her new friend, Josh, leaving the family questioning his intentions. Meanwhile, Becky and Ben’s attempt to build a closet stirs up family drama.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 174 votes.

The Conners - S4E20

#11 - A Judge and a Priest Walk Into a Living Room... (Season 4 - Episode 20)

The Conners gear up for a megawedding! Jackie and Neville, Darlene and Ben, and Harris and Aldo are planning for a shared big day, but along the way they discover that some of the couples may not be on the same page about their happily ever afters. Meanwhile, Dan and the family have decked out the house for the occasion, but will all six of the lovebirds make it to "I do"?

The episode was rated 7.70 from 153 votes.

The Conners - S3E10

#12 - Who Are Bosses, Boats and Eckhart Tolle? (Season 3 - Episode 10)


Chuck's new purchase of a boat creates a rift between Dan and his long-time friend. Meanwhile, Darlene hires her first assistant at Wellman's Plastics but soon realizes she is anything but helpful, leading Darlene to question her decision.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 164 votes.

The Conners - S3E6

#13 - Protest, Drug Test and One Leaves the Nest (Season 3 - Episode 6)

CloseHarris’ job is in jeopardy after joining a protest she strongly believes in, leading to tense discussions within the family. Jackie makes a visit to Wellman Plastics only to realize the company is instituting supervised drug testing, inspiring Becky to lead her own protest.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 178 votes.

The Conners - S3E17

#14 - Regrets, Rehabs and Realtors (Season 3 - Episode 17)


Dan encounters a surprise visitor who shares some unsolicited advice, leaving him feeling guilty. Meanwhile, Darlene welcomes a new employee to Wellman Plastics.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 155 votes.

The Conners - S4E4

#15 - The Wedding of Dan and Louise (Season 4 - Episode 4)

It’s Dan and Louise’s wedding day, but it’s a far-from-perfect walk down the aisle, especially when a weather report forecasts that a tornado is headed for Lanford creating chaos and surprises.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 142 votes.

The Conners - S2E19

#16 - CPAPs, Hickeys and Biscuits (Season 2 - Episode 19)


Dan and Louise take their relationship to the next level and come to appreciate the complexities of aging. Meanwhile, Darlene spends the night in jail and hands off parenting duties to Ben. Mark and a friend work on a class experiment that leaves them both with hickeys, and Becky contemplates marrying Emilio.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 188 votes.

The Conners - S2E20

#17 - Bridge Over Troubled Conners (Season 2 - Episode 20)

Darlene and Ben go apartment hunting; Jackie and Becky take Beverly Rose on a road trip to Mexico to meet her father for the first time; Dan reluctantly shares his financial troubles with Louise.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 191 votes.

The Conners - S4E6

#18 - Young Love, Old Love and Take This Job and Shove It (Season 4 - Episode 6)


Darlene worries about Mark making friends at his new school; Mark turns to Ben for personal advice; Becky finds herself thriving in college and starts thinking about her future plans.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 159 votes.

The Conners - S5E3

#19 - Driving, Dating and Deceit (Season 5 - Episode 3)

Mark is anxious to get his driver’s license when a job opportunity presents itself across town. Darlene attempts to teach him to drive, but her frantic energy sends him running to Ben for help. Meanwhile, Harris meets a new guy online, whom Becky recognizes from her past.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 144 votes.

The Conners - S5E7

#20 - Take This Job and Shove It Twice (Season 5 - Episode 7)


Darlene receives a promotion at her company, but she quickly learns the fancy title is not all it’s cracked up to be. Meanwhile, when Louise loses her job at Casita Bonita, an opportunity arises to work with Jackie at the Lunch Box.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 135 votes.


Last updated: feb 10, 2023

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