The Cool Kids/Season One

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Season One
The Cool Kids
Season Premiere September 28, 2018
Season Finale May 10, 2019
Episode Count 22


Season One of The Cool Kids premiered on September 28, 2018.


# # Title Written By Directed By Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating Prod.
1 1 Pilot Charlie Day &
Paul Fruchbom
Don Scardino September 28, 2018 6.87M 1.5% 1LBA01
2 2 Margaret Turns 65 Sophia Lear Anthony Rich October 5, 2018 4.895M 1.1% 1LBA04
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.
3 3 A Date with Destiny Allison Bosma &
Jon DeWalt
Robbie Countryman October 12, 2018 4.769M 1% 1LBA03
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.
4 4 Sid Comes Out Charlie Kelly Eric Dean Seaton October 19, 2018 4.64M 0.9% 1LBA05
Margaret is surprised to learn that Sid is not out to his visiting son and tries to convince him to come out to him. Meanwhile, Hank stubbornly refuses to admit he needs glasses, and Charlie tries to help him cheat his eye test.
5 5 The Cool Kids Rig an Election Patrick Walsh Phill Lewis November 2, 2018 4.271M 0.9% 1LBA02
Tired of "Gorgeous George" and his reign as activities coordinator, Hank backs Charlie and Margaret backs Sid for the position in the upcoming election, and it instantly turns dirty.
6 6 TV Heist Michael Lisbe &
Nate Reger
Katy Garretson November 9, 2018 4.515M 1% 1LBA06
Hank and Margaret lose a cornhole competition to some resident cheaters and, as a result, miss out on the coveted prize - a new 65" flat screen TV. So, the gang attempts to steal the TV - which means breaking in to Allison's office after locking her and Sid in the sauna.
7 7 Thanksgiving at Murray's Paul Fruchbom Fred Savage November 16, 2018 4.381M 0.9% 1LBA07
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.
8 8 Hank the Cradle Robber Luvh Rakhe Phill Lewis December 7, 2018 4.349M 0.9% 1LBA08
When Hank starts dating a much younger woman, the gang suspects she may be a gold-digger taking advantage of him because of his age. But after rifling through her things, they fear this relationship could be something much worse - a pregnancy trap.
9 9 Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer Conor Galvin Jonathan Judge December 14, 2018 4.16M 0.8% 1LBA09
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.
10 10 Funeral Crashers Allison Bosma &
Jon DeWalt
Fred Savage January 4, 2019 4.279M 0.8% 1LBA13
When Hank finds out his ex-wife will be at a mutual friend's funeral, Margaret volunteers to be his "hype man" and lie about his success to impress her. Charlie and Sid love a good funeral, so they crash it against Hank's orders.
11 11 Charlie's Angel Maxwell Theodore Vivian Katy Garretson January 11, 2019 4.731M 1% 1LBA11
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.
12 12 Margaret Jr. Sophia Lear Fred Savage February 1, 2019 4.648M 0.9% 1LBA12
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.
13 13 Sid's First Relationship Luvh Rakhe Jonathan Judge February 22, 2019 3.8M 0.7% 1LBA14
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.
14 14 The Cool Kids Plus One Michael Lisbe &
Nate Reger
Phill Lewis March 1, 2019 4.078M 0.7% 1LBA15
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.
15 15 Mentors Heather Flanders Fred Savage March 8, 2019 3.846M 0.7% 1LBA16
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.
16 16 The Cool Kids Un-Retire Heather Flanders Kimberly McCullough March 15, 2019 3.905M 0.7% 1LBA10
While Sid is housesitting a fellow resident's gorgeous high-rise apartment, the Cool Kids get a taste of the good life - and a taste of Charlie's incredible cookies. But when Margaret decides to turn Charlie's creative cookie-making into a new business venture, everyone gets a bit carried away.
17 17 Margaret Ups Her Game Paul Fruchbom Jonathan Judge March 22, 2019 3.934M 0.7% 1LBA17
Margaret attempts to date the hottest guy in Shady Meadows, but can't seem to rid herself of clingy Leonard. Meanwhile, Hank tries to sell his erotic vampire novel, with the help of Sid's cousin.
18 18 Sid's Ex-Wife Justin Sayre Phill Lewis March 29, 2019 3.295M 0.6% 1LBA19
When Sid's ex-wife, Bonnie (guest star Jennifer Coolidge), comes to visit Shady Meadows, Sid's new boyfriend, John (guest star Jere Burns), becomes uncomfortable with their close relationship. Meanwhile, Margaret, Charlie and Hank prepare to have the time of their lives at a Fleetwood Mac concert.
19 19 Kip Samgood's Biggest Fan Jake Lasker &
Morgan Lehmann
Jody Margolin Hahn April 5, 2019 3.462M 0.7% 1LBA20
Margaret helps Sid finally meet his teen idol, Kip Samgood. Meanwhile, Charlie ditches Hank to hang out with his girlfriend, Kathleen, so Hank goes to great lengths to get Charlie's attention.
20 20 Indecent Proposal Patrick Walsh Anthony Rich April 19, 2019 3.556M 0.6% 1LBA22
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.
21 21 Vegas Baby! Alyson Fouse Rebecca Baughman May 3, 2019 3.154M 0.6% 1LBA21
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.
22 22 The Friend-aversary Conor Galvin Betsy Thomas May 10, 2019 3.457M 0.6% 1LBA18
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.