The Worst Episodes of Big Time Rush: When the Boy Band Flopped

Are you a fan of Big Time Rush? The show that made you sing and dance along with four teenage friends who became a boy band sensation? Well, we have to admit, not every episode was a hit. In fact, some of them were downright cringe-worthy. But fear not, fellow BTR enthusiasts, we’ve got your back. We’ve compiled a list of the worst episodes of the show that will make you question why you ever loved it in the first place. So grab some popcorn, sit back, and prepare to cringe along with us as we dive into the depths of Big Time Rush’s worst episodes.
Big Time Audition

Big Time Audition

Release Date: 2009-11-28

“Big Time Rush” Season 1, Episode 1, is the beginning of the journey for James, Carlos, Logan, and Kendall as they head to Los Angeles with the dream of becoming a singing sensation. Unfortunately, this episode falls short of being entertaining with its predictable storyline and lack of chemistry between the characters. The show’s attempt to incorporate humor falls flat, with cringe-worthy jokes and awkward moments. The highlight of the episode is when Gustavo Rocque, played by Stephen Kramer Glickman, delivers his iconic line, “I’m Gustavo Rocque, and I’m going to make you a star.” However, even his character’s over-the-top personality cannot save this lackluster episode. Overall, “Big Time Rush” Season 1, Episode 1, deserves a spot on the list of worst episodes due to its unoriginal plot, weak comedic elements, and lack of character development.

Big Time Contest

Big Time Contest

Release Date: 2011-10-15

“Big Time Rush” Season 2 – Episode 23, titled “Big Time Contest,” is easily one of the worst episodes of the series. The plot revolves around a contest hosted by a Teen Magazine, where fans get to win a date with the band members. However, things go haywire when Logan ends up on a date with an old lady, Kendall’s date is a young boy obsessed with his little sister, and Carlos and James keep swapping dates. The episode is filled with cringe-worthy moments, including Kendall’s discomfort with his date’s obsession with his sister and Logan’s struggle to keep up with his elderly date’s energy levels. The dialogue is painfully awkward, with lines like “I love old people, but I don’t want to date them” and “I’m not a babysitter, I’m a rock star” falling flat. The episode’s only redeeming quality is the band’s performance of “If I Ruled the World,” but even that can’t save it from being one of the worst episodes of “Big Time Rush.” Overall, “Big Time Contest” is a forgettable and uncomfortable watch that should be avoided at all costs.

Big Time Photo Shoot

Big Time Photo Shoot

Release Date: 2010-02-26

Big Time Rush Season 1 – Episode 7 is a complete disaster. The episode titled “Big Time Photo Shoot” is a cringe-fest from beginning to end. The episode showcases the boys at their first photo shoot, where they are dressed up as “space matadors with stuffy puppies” – what even is that? The boys are severely injured, and when Camille asks why they look beat up, they start a flashback of the entire ordeal. The episode tries too hard to be funny, with absurd plotlines like Mrs. Knight barricading the door to Dak Zevon’s recording room. The only redeeming quality of the episode is the iconic line, “Space matadors with stuffy puppies? I don’t even know what that means.” Overall, Big Time Rush Season 1 – Episode 7 is a forgettable mess that deserves a spot on the list of the worst episodes of the show.

Big Time Dance

Big Time Dance

Release Date: 2010-06-04

“Big Time Rush” was a hit Nickelodeon show that followed the lives of four best friends as they try to make it big in the music industry. However, not every episode was a hit and “Season 1 – Episode 14” definitely deserves a spot on the list of worst episodes. In this episode, the boys have to perform at their school dance and they’re all struggling with their personal lives. Kendall forgets to ask Jo to the dance and instead asks her to help with preparations, Logan can’t seem to muster the courage to ask out Camille, and James accidentally asks out multiple girls. Meanwhile, Carlos is rejected by the Jennifers and ends up hanging out with them in different personas. The episode is filled with cringe-worthy moments and awkward interactions, making it hard to watch at times. The storyline is weak and lacks the humor and charm that made the show a fan favorite. Overall, “Season 1 – Episode 14” is a forgettable episode that should be skipped during a rewatch.

Big Time Girlfriends

Big Time Girlfriends

Release Date: 2010-10-11

As a movie enthusiast, I have to say that Big Time Rush Season 2 – Episode 3 was a big disappointment. The episode follows each member of the band as they deal with their female friends throughout the day. James spends his time helping Camille prepare for an audition, while Gustavo tries to teach Carlos about heartbreak. Meanwhile, Kendall and Jo struggle to keep up with each other’s busy schedules. Overall, the episode lacks the usual humor and charm that Big Time Rush is known for. The plot feels disjointed and the character’s interactions with their female friends are forced. The attempts at humor fall flat, and the episode feels like a filler. One of the most memorable moments from the episode is when Gustavo tries to teach Carlos about heartbreak by having him watch a sad movie. However, Gustavo ends up crying more than Carlos does. The episode’s lack of substance and humor make it a contender for one of the worst episodes of Big Time Rush.

Big Time Halloween

Big Time Halloween

Release Date: 2010-10-22

“Big Time Rush” is a show that often toes the line between entertaining and cringeworthy, but Season 2 Episode 5, “Big Time Halloween,” definitely falls on the cringeworthy side. The episode sees the band members dressing up as classic horror movie monsters for a Halloween party, with James as a vampire, Logan as a zombie, Carlos as Franken-Carlos, and Kendall as a werewolf. While the concept sounds fun, the execution is lacking, with cheesy costumes and even cheesier dialogue. One particularly cringeworthy moment sees James trying to seduce a girl by saying, “I vant to suck your neck.” Overall, “Big Time Halloween” is a forgettable and embarrassing episode that deserves its spot on the list of the worst episodes of “Big Time Rush.”

Big Time Decision

Big Time Decision

Release Date: 2012-09-29

Big Time Rush Season 3, Episode 7, is a complete disaster. Kendall is torn between his old flame Jo and his new love interest Lucy, which makes for a tedious love triangle. Meanwhile, Carlos is forced to choose between his best friend James and his new boss Mr. Bitters during a supposed zombie apocalypse. The episode lacks any real humor or excitement, and the plot feels forced and unoriginal. The only redeeming quality is the brief appearance of Jordin Sparks, but even she can’t save this train wreck. As James so aptly puts it, “This is officially the worst day ever.” And he’s not wrong. Big Time Rush Season 3, Episode 7 is a definite skip for any true fan.

Big Time Babysitting

Big Time Babysitting

Release Date: 2012-10-13

As a movie enthusiast, it’s no secret that Big Time Rush isn’t high on my list of must-watch shows. However, season 3, episode 8, takes the cake for one of the worst episodes in the series. The episode follows Kendall and Logan as they take care of a rock legend before his Hall of Fame induction, while James and Carlos are stuck babysitting Katie. The plot is lackluster and uninteresting, with no real conflict or tension to keep the audience engaged. The humor falls flat, with forced jokes and awkward dialogue that feels out of place. Even the usually charismatic and entertaining James and Carlos can’t save this episode from being a snooze-fest. The only redeeming quality of the episode is the rock legend’s iconic line, “I don’t do stairs.” Overall, Big Time Rush season 3, episode 8, is a forgettable and disappointing addition to the series.

Big Time Gold

Big Time Gold

Release Date: 2012-10-20

As a die-hard movie enthusiast, I have watched my fair share of cringe-worthy episodes, and Big Time Rush Season 3 Episode 9 is undoubtedly one of them. In this episode, Camille finds a gold necklace and assumes it’s a gift from Logan on their anniversary, but it turns out to be Kendall’s birthday gift for Jo. Meanwhile, James and Carlos try to listen to BTR in pure gold without Gustavo’s knowledge. The plot of this episode is painfully predictable, and the dialogue is cheesy at best. One of the most cringe-worthy moments is when Logan tries to cover up his mistake by saying, “I was going to get you a gold necklace, but I decided on a poem instead.” The episode is full of cringe-worthy moments like this, and it’s hard to watch without feeling second-hand embarrassment. Overall, Big Time Rush Season 3 Episode 9 is a forgettable episode that deserves a spot on the list of the worst episodes of Big Time Rush. The plot is predictable, the dialogue is cheesy, and the cringe-worthy moments are endless.

Big Time Break Out

Big Time Break Out

Release Date: 2013-07-18

Big Time Rush Season 4 – Episode 11 is a cringe-worthy episode that deserves a spot on the list of the worst episodes of the show. The episode revolves around a party at Rocque Records where Griffin asks the boys which one of them is going to leave Big Time Rush and break out. The idea of breaking up the band creates tension and animosity among the boys, leading them to have a ridiculous competition to see who can go the longest without talking. The episode is filled with awkward silences and boring scenes, making it a total snooze-fest. To add insult to injury, the episode also features a cringe-worthy performance of the song “Love Me Love Me” with horrible dance moves and cheesy lyrics. In short, this episode is a forgettable disaster that even the biggest Big Time Rush fans would want to skip. As Logan says in the episode, “This is the worst day ever.” And we couldn’t agree more.

Big Time School of Rocque

Big Time School of Rocque

Release Date: 2010-01-18

Big Time Rush Season 1 – Episode 2, titled “Big Time School of Rocque,” is a cringe-worthy attempt at humor and storytelling. The episode follows the boys as they try to escape the clutches of Gustavo, who has arranged for them to attend the “School of Rocque” located at the recording studio. The boys’ attempts to attend the more fun Palm Woods school lead to a series of predictable and unfunny hijinks. Meanwhile, Mrs. Knight’s attempt to home school Katie fails, leading to a bizarre plotline involving a commercial and Mr. Bitters. The episode is filled with forced jokes and awkward acting, making it a prime example of the show’s weaker moments. As Logan says, “This school is like a prison, but with more rules.” Unfortunately, this episode feels like a prison sentence for viewers.

Big Time Love Song

Big Time Love Song

Release Date: 2010-02-05

“Big Time Rush” Season 1 – Episode 5 is a cringe-worthy episode that deserves a spot on the list of the worst episodes of the show. The episode follows the band as they all fall for the same girl, Jo, causing tension and conflict within the group. Meanwhile, James suffers from an allergic reaction to a body spray, leading to a series of unfunny gags involving him itching and scratching. Kelly attempts to make him get an allergy shot, but it’s just not funny. The addition of Gustavo’s new personal helper, Freight Train, feels forced and unnecessary. And let’s not forget about Katie, who writes a report on Gustavo as her biggest hero just to avoid reading. The episode tries to be funny, but it falls flat. The slow love song storyline is also a miss, as Gustavo can’t seem to figure out how to make the song work. Overall, “Big Time Rush” Season 1 – Episode 5 is a forgettable and cringe-worthy episode that fans of the show should skip. As Carlos says, “This is worse than the time I got gum stuck in my hair and had to shave my head.”

Big Time Mansion

Big Time Mansion

Release Date: 2010-02-12

As a die-hard fan of the hit show Big Time Rush, it pains me to say that Season 1 Episode 6, “Big Time Mansion,” is one of the worst episodes of the series. The episode follows the boys as they “mansion sit” for their boss Gustavo, who is away checking out a new boyband. What starts as a seemingly easy task quickly turns into chaos as the guys struggle to follow Gustavo’s strict rules and keep the mansion in order. Iconic moments include Carlos’ failed attempt at making a smoothie and Logan accidentally breaking a priceless vase. Meanwhile, Kendall and the guys’ absence leaves Mrs. Knight feeling unneeded, leading to a lackluster subplot involving Katie pretending to be sick. Overall, “Big Time Mansion” falls flat in comparison to the show’s usual humor and heart, making it a definite contender for the worst episode of Big Time Rush.

Big Time Break

Big Time Break

Release Date: 2010-03-05

In the Big Time Rush Season 1 – Episode 8, the boys are finally given a day off from Gustavo’s grueling schedule. However, their individual plans turn out to be nothing but disasters. Logan is determined to attend a math lecture at an all-girls school but is left disappointed. Carlos panics when his helmet goes missing, but luckily his cop father comes to his rescue. James spends his day off trying to kickstart his acting career with Camille’s help, while Kendall attempts to spend time with his crush, Jo, who continuously reminds him that she has a boyfriend. The episode feels like a hodgepodge of disjointed and uninteresting storylines that fail to capture the essence of the show. It’s a forgettable episode that is unlikely to leave a lasting impression on viewers. As the saying goes, “you can’t win them all,” and this episode of Big Time Rush is a clear example of that.

Big Time Blogger

Big Time Blogger

Release Date: 2010-04-23

“Big Time Rush” Season 1, Episode 12 is undoubtedly one of the worst episodes of the show. In this episode, the boys are tasked with impressing a well-known blogger, Deke, whose words can make or break their career. Gustavo hires people to train the boys for a “Day with Deke,” but things go south when Deke writes a bad review just five minutes into the interview. The boys must then navigate a series of traps to change his mind before he posts the review. Meanwhile, Gustavo’s social media blunder, where he accidentally says he hates Brussels instead of Brussel sprouts, adds to the cringe factor of the episode. The episode is riddled with cliches and predictable plot twists, making it a boring watch for even the most die-hard fans of the show. The attempts at humor fall flat, and the characters’ actions are forced and unnatural. The only redeeming factor of the episode is the reminder to double-check your social media posts before hitting send. As James puts it, “We learned a valuable lesson today. Think before you tweet.” Overall, “Big Time Rush” Season 1, Episode 12 is a forgettable and cringeworthy addition to the show’s history. It deserves a spot on the list of worst episodes due to its lack of originality and poor execution.

Big Time Terror

Big Time Terror

Release Date: 2010-05-08

In episode 13 of Big Time Rush Season 1, Gustavo’s mansion is flooded, and he decides to move in with the boys at the Palm Woods. However, the boys soon realize that Gustavo is a terrible roommate and will do whatever it takes to make him leave. Meanwhile, Carlos and Mr. Bitters are on a mission to prove the existence of a ghost in the Palm Woods, while Logan is determined to debunk their theory. This episode falls flat in terms of humor and storyline. The attempts to make Gustavo an annoying roommate come off as forced, and the subplot about the ghost is underwhelming. The only redeeming quality of this episode is the iconic line from Kendall when he says, “We can’t do this forever. We’re going to have to face the music and tell Gustavo to go back to his own house.” Overall, this episode lacks the charm and excitement that Big Time Rush is known for, making it one of the worst episodes of the series.

Big Time Sparks

Big Time Sparks

Release Date: 2010-06-18

As a 30-year-old movie enthusiast, I have watched my fair share of cringe-worthy episodes, and Big Time Rush Season 1 – Episode 15, “Big Time Sparks,” is undoubtedly one of them. The plot centers around the boys being tasked with staying away from Jordin Sparks, who is recording a new song at Rocque Records. As they try to protect her, they end up giving her bad luck, which culminates in Jordin falling down a well. Kendall tries to save her, but his girlfriend, Jo, catches him and thinks he’s cheating on her. The episode is filled with awkward moments and cringe-worthy dialogue that will make you want to hide behind your couch. One of the most memorable moments is when Logan tries to impress Jordin by showing her his “smart side” and ends up reciting the periodic table. It’s so bad that even Jordin admits, “That was the most awkward thing I’ve ever seen.” Overall, “Big Time Sparks” is a forgettable episode that adds nothing to the series. The plot is weak, the jokes fall flat, and the acting is subpar. It’s no wonder why this episode deserves a spot on the list of the worst episodes of Big Time Rush.

Big Time Fever

Big Time Fever

Release Date: 2010-06-26

“Big Time Rush” Season 1 – Episode 16 is a cringeworthy mess that deserves a spot on the list of the worst episodes of the show. In this episode, a heatwave hits Hollywood, and James starts using a tanning spray that makes him look like an Oompa Loompa. The boys learn that James has “Hollywood Fever,” and Gustavo threatens to fire him if they can’t cure him. What follows is a ridiculous mission to chase James around with water guns and a subplot involving Carlos joining a group of Jennifers and catching the fever himself. Meanwhile, Logan runs into Guitar Dude, who gives him a set of bongos and causes him to catch the fever as well. The episode is filled with cringe-worthy moments and cheesy dialogue, like when Gustavo says, “I don’t need any more oranges in my life,” referring to James’ fake tan. Overall, “Big Time Rush” Season 1 – Episode 16 is a forgettable mess that should be skipped at all costs.

Big Time Video

Big Time Video

Release Date: 2010-07-31

“Big Time Rush Season 1 – Episode 17” is a chaotic mess that deserves a spot on the list of the worst episodes of the show. The episode revolves around the boys’ efforts to get everyone a part in their upcoming music video, including their friend Camille who is desperate for an acting job. However, Gustavo forbids Camille from being in the video, leading to a convoluted plot of stolen cars and Marcos trying to direct the video. The episode lacks any real substance or coherence, and the plot feels forced and rushed. The only redeeming quality of the episode is the hilariously bad line from Gustavo asking Mr. Bitters to sell his car, “I want you to sell it, I want you to sell it to someone who’ll never bring it back.” Overall, “Big Time Rush Season 1 – Episode 17” is a forgettable and poorly executed episode that fails to live up to the show’s potential.

Welcome Back, Big Time

Welcome Back, Big Time

Release Date: 2010-09-25

Big Time Rush Season 2 – Episode 1, titled “Welcome Back, Big Time,” deserves a spot on the list of the worst episodes of the show. The episode starts with the boys coming back from their concert tour only to find out that the Palm Woods has been changed. The new changes at the Palm Woods are ridiculous, including a hot tub in the lobby, palm trees growing in the pool, and even a camel in the lobby. While the boys are trying to adjust to the new changes, Jo is seen kissing a new guy, leaving Kendall heartbroken. The episode is a complete mess, with cringe-worthy dialogue and over-the-top jokes that fall flat. Overall, “Welcome Back, Big Time” is an episode that should be skipped by any Big Time Rush fan. As Logan puts it, “I feel like we’re in a bad episode of Punk’d.”