List of Nathan for You episodes

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Nathan for You is an American docu-reality comedy television series starring Canadian comedian Nathan Fielder. The series was co-created by Fielder and premiered on February 28, 2013 on the American cable television network Comedy Central.[1] In the series, Fielder plays an off-kilter version of himself, who tries to use his business background and life experiences to help struggling companies and people, offering them sometimes-outlandish strategies.

As of November 9, 2017, 32 episodes of Nathan for You have aired. On October 17th, 2018, Comedy Central announced the show will not return for a fifth season.[2]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18February 28, 2013 (2013-02-28)April 18, 2013 (2013-04-18)
28July 1, 2014 (2014-07-01)August 19, 2014 (2014-08-19)
38October 15, 2015 (2015-10-15)December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
SpecialSeptember 21, 2017 (2017-09-21)
47September 28, 2017 (2017-09-28)November 9, 2017 (2017-11-09)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
11"Yogurt Shop / Pizzeria"February 28, 2013 (2013-02-28)1010.35[3]
Nathan introduces a "buzzworthy" poo flavor at a frozen yogurt shop; Nathan has a pizzeria give away free pizzas if they do not deliver within 8 minutes, but with a major catch; Nathan attends three job interviews.
22"Santa / Petting Zoo"March 7, 2013 (2013-03-07)1020.57[4]
Nathan tries to have a Santa do photos at a mall during the summer, but his plot is complicated by the Santa having a criminal record; Nathan attempts to promote a petting zoo by recording a viral video of a pig supposedly rescuing a goat stuck in a pond; Nathan attempts to lure a graffiti artist so he can expose him to his parents.
33"Clothing Store / Restaurant"March 14, 2013 (2013-03-14)1040.42[6]
Nathan has a clothing store allow "attractive" customers to shoplift a single item, if they promise to promote the store to a friend; Nathan has a restaurant make their bathrooms available to non-customers, but installs screens in the stalls to play advertising for the restaurant.[5]
44"Gas Station / Caricature Artist"March 21, 2013 (2013-03-21)1030.39[7]
Nathan offers a rebate at a gas station that is impossible to claim. Nathan helps a fledgling caricature artist by encouraging him to draw offensive images of beachgoers.
55"Haunted House / The Hunk"March 28, 2013 (2013-03-28)1070.46[8]
Nathan makes a haunted house scarier by convincing visitors that they had contracted an airborne disease; Nathan tries to become less awkward around women by dating several of them at once on a fake reality show.
Note: This episode also aired as a special "Sneak Peek" after Workaholics on March 13, 2013.
66"Funeral Home / Burger Joint / Skydiving"April 4, 2013 (2013-04-04)1060.44[9]
Nathan has a funeral home offer extras to attend the funerals of the "friendless"; a burger joint offers $100 to customers who don't think their hamburgers are the best in Los Angeles; Nathan attempts to go skydiving.
77"The Claw of Shame"April 11, 2013 (2013-04-11)1050.51[10]
Nathan highlights failed ideas from the first season (including a video for children whose pets have died), and attempts to escape from handcuffs before a robotic arm pulls his pants and underpants down in front of a group of children (and a police officer arrests him for indecent exposure).
88"Private Investigator / Taxi Company"April 18, 2013 (2013-04-18)1080.45[11]
Nathan tries to elude a private investigator with several dissimilar "lookalikes"; a taxi service arranges for customers to have options in regard to which topics to talk about with their driver; Nathan helps organize a blind date, but is forced to include product placement for Quiznos.

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
91"Mechanic / Realtor"July 1, 2014 (2014-07-01)2010.71[12]
Nathan works with an auto mechanic by allowing customers to ask for realistic pricing estimates; Nathan tries to rebrand a realtor as the ghost realtor, who guarantees that all of the properties that she sells are ghost-free.
102"Souvenir Shop / E.L.A.I.F.F."July 8, 2014 (2014-07-08)2020.51[14]

Nathan helps a Hollywood souvenir shop attract business by inviting people to play "paying customers" as extras in a film, but realizes he actually has to make the film or else it will be fraud. Nathan organizes the "Eastern Los Angeles International Film Festival" to give his "film" credibility.

Note: This episode was made available for streaming via the Comedy Central app on iOS devices a week before release.[13]
113"Pet Store / Maid Service"July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)2030.68[15]

Nathan places an ad for a pet store on a huge gravestone (ostensibly for his pet fly) in a pet cemetery; a maid service speeds up its service by having 40 workers clean a house at once; Nathan attempts to improve his personality with the help of a focus group.

Note: This episode was made available for streaming via the Comedy Central app on iOS devices a week before release.
124"Liquor Store / Exterminator / Car Wash"July 22, 2014 (2014-07-22)2040.60[16]

Nathan lets minors pre-order alcohol from a liquor store so they can pick it up once they reach legal drinking age; Nathan re-brands a pest control business as the "Hotel Excellence Awards" so they can perform their job discreetly; Nathan puts pooping birds on a tree overhanging a street near a car wash, so it can advertise a "Bird Droppings Special".


Note: This episode was made available for streaming via the Comedy Central app on iOS devices a week before release.
135"Dumb Starbucks"July 29, 2014 (2014-07-29)2050.80[17]
Nathan helps a struggling coffee shop by re-branding it as a parody of Starbucks.
146"Daddy's Watching / Party Planner"August 5, 2014 (2014-08-05)2060.59[18]
Nathan helps a dating website attract female users; Nathan tries having a party planner offer to filter unwanted guests by having their invitations register as spam e-mails.
157"Taxi Service / Hot Dog Stand"August 12, 2014 (2014-08-12)TBAN/A
Nathan has a taxi company attempt to deliver a baby inside one of their cars; Nathan has a hot dog stand allow customers to cut in line if they are legitimately in a hurry.
168"Toy Company / Movie Theatre"August 19, 2014 (2014-08-19)TBAN/A
Nathan shows a toy company how to market to children; a movie theater implements a no-sharing policy; Nathan tries to get a security guard from the first season his own reality TV show.

Season 3 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
171"Electronics Store"October 15, 2015 (2015-10-15)3010.23
Nathan tries to help a struggling electronics store by advertising TVs at an extremely low price (and making it extremely difficult, but not impossible, to claim the deal), and instigating a legal battle against Best Buy when it refuses to honor the deal through price matching.[19]
182"Horseback Riding / Man Zone"October 22, 2015 (2015-10-22)3020.28
Nathan comes up with a way for a ranch to accommodate overweight riders; a women's boutique attempts to appease male customers by creating a "Man Zone"; after discovering that the maker of his jacket had published a tribute to alleged Holocaust denier Doug Collins in its catalog, Nathan starts a holocaust awareness-themed clothing company of his own, Summit Ice Apparel.
193"The Movement"October 29, 2015 (2015-10-29)3040.34
Nathan provides a moving company with free labor by developing an exercising fad known as "The Movement".
204"Sporting Goods Store / Antique Shop"November 5, 2015 (2015-11-05)3030.43
Nathan helps a struggling sporting goods store by recruiting promising young athletes to endorse the brand; Nathan has an antique shop stay open 24/7 to induce violations of a "you break it, you buy it" rule by customers coming from nearby bars.
215"Smokers Allowed"November 12, 2015 (2015-11-12)3050.37
Nathan discovers he can allow smoking at a bar if he presents it as a "play" to an audience of two; Nathan stages a re-creation of the scenes as an actual performance to give it legitimacy.[20]
226"Hotel / Travel Agent"November 19, 2015 (2015-11-19)3060.39
Nathan develops a way to shield kids from seeing their parents having sex in the hotel room while on a family vacation; Nathan has a travel agent offer funeral services to profit from her elderly customers; Nathan shares his solution for never being late.
237"Nail Salon / Fun"December 3, 2015 (2015-12-03)3070.38
A plan to protect women's nail polish from chipping goes awry, and Nathan addresses his worst personality flaw.
248"The Hero"December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)3080.41
Nathan impersonates another person in an effort to turn them into a humanitarian hero.[21]

Special (2017)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
25"A Celebration"September 21, 2017 (2017-09-21)0.21[22]
In a special episode hosted by Anthony Napoli, Nathan checks in with former guests of the show, including Brian Wolfe and the Ghost Realtor.

Season 4 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [23]Original air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
261"The Richards Tip"September 28, 2017 (2017-09-28)4010.29[25]
Nathan helps a small-town diner by suggesting that Michael Richards had left a $10,000 tip at it.[24]
272"Chili Shop / Massage Parlor"October 5, 2017 (2017-10-05)4020.331[26]
Nathan helps a chili selling business by infiltrating a sports stadium to sell it, hidden underneath a body suit. Nathan helps a massage parlour by encouraging clients to upgrade to a more expensive session through hiring untrained masseuses with contagious warts to massage clients in the cheaper sessions.
283"Andy vs. Uber"October 12, 2017 (2017-10-12)4030.252[27]
Nathan helps a previous client of his - Andy, a taxi driver - to attempt to blackmail Uber into discontinuing their "baby onesie" promotion, incorporated by Uber at a suspiciously close time to Nathan's preceding mission with similar objectives.
294"The Anecdote"October 19, 2017 (2017-10-19)4040.237[30]
Believing that his previous appearances on late-night talk shows were too boring, Nathan spends $350,000 of the show's budget to execute an outlandish and unlikely series of events he can accurately recount as an anecdote on Jimmy Kimmel Live![28][29]
305"Shipping Logistics Company"October 26, 2017 (2017-10-26)4050.311[32]
Nathan tries to help a shipping company save money on tariffs by classifying smoke detectors as musical instruments, which results in him having to form a band known as The Banzai Predicament to give the concept legitimacy.[31]
316"Computer Repair / Psychic"November 2, 2017 (2017-11-02)4060.226[34]
Nathan establishes Los Angeles's first computer repair shop staffed by asexuals; Nathan helps a psychic by creating a "personal" billboard ad specifically referencing a name that is common among residents, so that they think it is referring to themselves.[33]
327"Finding Frances"November 9, 2017 (2017-11-09)4990.24
Nathan helps William Heath, a Bill Gates impersonator from a previous episode, try to find his long-lost love (two-hour series finale).[35]

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