The Detour

10 Best Episodes of The Detour

A what-in-the-living-hell-is-wrong-with-this-family comedy created by comic super-couple Jason Jones & Samantha Bee and inspired by their own experiences with family trips. Unfiltered dad Nate hits the road with wife Robin and kids Delilah and Jared. Every leg of their trip is fraught with disaster as they encounter one hellish turn after another. If there's trouble on the road, this family will find it and plow into it.

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#1 - The Escape (Season 3 - Episode 10)

The Parkers finally happen upon help in an abandoned ghost town which is filled with deadly serious Pacific Rim LARPERS.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 281 votes.

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#2 - The B.J. (Season 4 - Episode 4)


Nate gets caught in the worst “parent trap” ever.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 182 votes.

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#3 - The Beach (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Nate, Robin and the kids attempt to take down Nate's company in epic whistle blowing fashion. It won't be easy, but if there's one thing we've learned about this family is that they don't give up.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 736 votes.

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#4 - The Sister (Season 4 - Episode 3)


Nate and Robin head to Ithaca expecting to find their daughter but find a new family member instead.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 186 votes.

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#5 - The Tub (Season 2 - Episode 3)

As Nate and Robin contemplate having another baby, a neighbor's casual get-together turns into a home birth. And Delilah learns what it means to be a third wheel.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 749 votes.

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#6 - The Bride (Season 4 - Episode 9)


In order to save his family Nate ends up on a Russian bride tour.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 177 votes.

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#7 - The Run (Season 3 - Episode 1)

After a year on the lam across the continental US, the Parkers finally settle into the last place anyone will be looking for them. Alaska. But their lies and deceits soon come back to haunt them.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 350 votes.

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#8 - The B and B (Season 1 - Episode 5)


While the kids recover from acute food poisoning, the Parkers decide to get some rest at a southern B&B. They are treated to southern hospitality, southern customs and Russian vodka.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 896 votes.

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#9 - The Goal (Season 3 - Episode 4)

Edie has gone undercover, posing as an assistant coach of Jared and Delilah's hockey team. When they go on the road together, Robin suddenly gets a little jealous of this mysterious stranger.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 303 votes.

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#10 - The Stop (Season 3 - Episode 2)


Between the children hitting puberty and Robin’s long work hours and incessant partying, Nate struggles with his new role as stay-at-home father.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 347 votes.

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    #11 - The Search (Season 4 - Episode 1)

    The Parkers embark on a world-wide search to find their runaway daughter Delilah.

    The episode was rated 7.67 from 211 votes.

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    #12 - The Return (Season 4 - Episode 2)


    Following a breakthrough, the Parkers return to their hometown to find their daughter.

    The episode was rated 7.66 from 191 votes.

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    #13 - The Same (Season 4 - Episode 8)

    Nate and Robin chase their kids around the world.

    The episode was rated 7.65 from 164 votes.

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    #14 - The Plane (Season 3 - Episode 8)


    Nate is reunited with his family and pulls off an evacuation away from Edie and the feds. Unfortunately, he didn't have much time to plan it and he has to rely on a terminally ill, 90 year old Alaskan bush pilot.

    The episode was rated 7.64 from 288 votes.

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    #15 - The Funeral (Season 3 - Episode 9)

    Having crashed their plane into the Alaskan wilderness the family must rely on one another to survive. It's like the Revenant. But less cold and grunting.

    The episode was rated 7.64 from 289 votes.

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    #16 - The Birth (Season 2 - Episode 5)


    Ever wondered what happened the night the twins were born? Here's a taste: Halloween, drunk Nate, unhappy Robin and Gene dressed as Napoleon Dynamite.

    The episode was rated 7.64 from 666 votes.

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    #17 - The Track (Season 1 - Episode 9)

    The Parkers finally make it to Ft. Lauderdale only to have Nate's plan of getting his job back completely unravel. Fortunately, at a nearby race track, there is hope

    The episode was rated 7.63 from 756 votes.

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    #18 - The Wedding (Season 1 - Episode 6)


    Instead of getting back on the road, Robin agrees to marry the southern gentleman Dr. Rob and his Russian bride but soon realizes that something is very, very, very, very wrong.

    The episode was rated 7.63 from 861 votes.

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    #19 - The Restaurant (Season 1 - Episode 4)

    Back on the road, the Parkers begrudgingly stop to eat at a nauseatingly, culturally insensitive, roadside restaurant and dinner theater called Conquistadors.

    The episode was rated 7.62 from 967 votes.

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    #20 - The Groom (Season 4 - Episode 10)


    Nate finally gets married to save his family.

    The episode was rated 7.61 from 155 votes.


    Last updated: nov 24, 2022

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