TooManyCooks

Yesterday, I posted my choices for the 30 best television series of 2014. Now, here are my selections for the 30 best episodes of the year. Seeing as 30 spots was not nearly enough to mention every great show of the year, obviously it is even more insufficient for covering all the great individual episodes. But if you binge through this list, you will get a good sense of the televisual excellence of 2014.

1. “Too Many Cooks”
2. Review – “Pancakes; Divorce; Pancakes”
3. Rick and Morty – “Rixty Minutes”
4. Rick and Morty – “Meeseeks and Destroy”
5. Nathan for You – “Souvenir Shop/E.L.A.I.F.F.”
6. Nathan for You – “Dumb Starbucks”
7. Hannibal – “Mizumono”
8. The Chris Gethard Show – “I’m Nervous All the Time”
9. South Park – “The Cissy”
10. Nathan for You – “Daddy’s Watching/Party Planner”
11. You’re the Worst – “Drink Your Milk”
12. Comedy Bang! Bang! – “Josh Groban Wears a Suit & Striped Socks”
13. Jeopardy! – 2014 Tournament of Champions Final, Day 1
14. Comedy Bang! Bang! – “Wayne Coyne Wears a Halloween Costume”
15. New Girl – “Background Check”
16. Community – “Basic Sandwich”
17. Fargo – “A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage”
18. True Detective – “The Secret Fate of All Life”
19. Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories – “Baby”
20. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – Episode 20 (2022 Winter Olympics, civil forfeiture)
21. American Dad! – “Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas”
22. Silicon Valley – “Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency”
23. Mad Men – “Waterloo”
24. Bojack Horseman – “Downer Ending”
25. Louie – “In the Woods”
26. The Good Wife – “The Trial”
27. Community – “Geothermal Escapism”
28. Hannibal – “Takiawase”
29. Girls – “Beach House”
30. Fargo – “Buridan’s Ass”

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