The Cool Kids

10 Best Episodes of The Cool Kids

Three friends at a retirement center have their comfortable existence rattled by a newcomer to the community.

Written by Sophie and last updated on oct 09, 2020.

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The Cool Kids - S1E7

#15 - Thanksgiving at Murray's (Season 1 - Episode 7)

When Margaret scores an invite to an exclusive foodie potluck for Thanksgiving, she takes Sid as her plus one, leaving Hank and Charlie to find a backup plan.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 158 votes.

The Cool Kids - S1E22

#14 - The Friend-aversary (Season 1 - Episode 22)


Charlie and Sid prepare their Friend-iversary party, and don't include Margaret. Noticing the tension between Hank and Sid, Margaret encourages Sid to speak up for himself. Meanwhile, Sid has his sights set on the patio for their party and attempts to convince the cat ladies to release it to them.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 104 votes.

The Cool Kids - S1E21

#13 - Vegas Baby! (Season 1 - Episode 21)

Hank is excited to give his son the perfect wedding gift in Las Vegas, until he finds out Lorraine's boyfriend, Reggie, is paying for everything. Meanwhile, Margaret and Sid's luck at the blackjack table quickly takes a turn, and Charlie hopes his old Vegas connections will come through for him.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 101 votes.

The Cool Kids - S1E2

#12 - Margaret Turns 65 (Season 1 - Episode 2)


On her 65th birthday, Margaret doesn't feel like celebrating. However, Hank, Sid and Charlie insist on taking her out for a "good old-fashioned young person's night" at the local club, which leaves them all feeling older - and more hungover - than ever.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 232 votes.

The Cool Kids - S1E4

#11 - Sid Comes Out (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Margaret tries to convince Sid to come out to his visiting son; Hank stubbornly refuses to admit he needs glasses; Charlie tries to help him cheat on an eye test.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 190 votes.

The Cool Kids - S1E15

#10 - Mentors (Season 1 - Episode 15)


As Hank and Margaret mentor an awkward high school student and help him decide on whether or not to go to the prom, Hank is forced to face a traumatic event that happened to him in high school. Meanwhile, Sid's boyfriend invites him to tour the wine country on bicycles, but Sid is mortified because he doesn't know how to ride a bike.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 114 votes.

The Cool Kids - S1E11

#9 - Charlie's Angel (Season 1 - Episode 11)

Hank signs up to host a Shady Meadows closed-circuit TV show, but is quickly replaced by rising star Sid, who dishes out hot retirement home gossip on-air. Meanwhile Margaret helps Charlie woo a widow at her bereavement support group.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 122 votes.

The Cool Kids - S1E9

#8 - Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Margaret begins dating Karl, a fellow Shady Meadows resident who may or may not be the Zodiac Killer. Meanwhile, the guys are hunting for a different kind of criminal: a serial non-flusher.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 139 votes.

The Cool Kids - S1E10

#7 - Funeral Crashers (Season 1 - Episode 10)

When Hank finds out his ex-wife will be at a mutual friend's funeral, Margaret volunteers to lie about his success to impress her; Charlie and Sid crash the funeral against Hank's orders.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 135 votes.

The Cool Kids - S1E13

#6 - Sid's First Relationship (Season 1 - Episode 13)


The gang rallies around Sid to help him through his commitment issues to new beau John. Meanwhile, Margaret attempts to conquer her fear of flying by volunteering at the airport.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 116 votes.

The Cool Kids - S1E14

#5 - The Cool Kids Plus One (Season 1 - Episode 14)

Margaret neglects the guys when her best friend, Joanie, comes to visit. When Joanie decides to move in to Shady Meadows, the guys devise a plan to convince her not to, but Hank gets distracted.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 120 votes.

The Cool Kids - S1E18

#4 - Sid's Ex-Wife (Season 1 - Episode 18)


When Sid's ex-wife, Bonnie, comes to visit Shady Meadows, Sid's new boyfriend, John, becomes uncomfortable with their close relationship. Meanwhile, Margaret, Charlie and Hank prepare to have the time of their lives at a Fleetwood Mac concert.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 114 votes.

The Cool Kids - S1E3

#3 - A Date with Destiny (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Charlie and Hank create online dating profiles, and to boost their egos, Sid pretends to be an interested woman. Of course, the plan goes awry.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 196 votes.

The Cool Kids - S1E12

#2 - Margaret Jr. (Season 1 - Episode 12)


Margaret's daughter, MJ, turns up at Shady Meadows jobless, homeless and looking to be rescued. Meanwhile, Sid attempts to find his wok in Charlie's "hoarder paradise" of an apartment.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 116 votes.

The Cool Kids - S1E20

#1 - Indecent Proposal (Season 1 - Episode 20)

In an attempt to date a guy way out of her league, Margaret pretends to be someone she's not. When Hank doesn't hear back from his doctor about a questionable mole, he's convinced his days are numbered, so Charlie helps him get his test results. Meanwhile, Sid avoids John, who has a very important question to ask him.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 109 votes.

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