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25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders That You Should Not Miss!

25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders
25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders

Hoarders is an American reality show that was originally released in the USA in 2009. And till now 13 seasons of the TV series are aired on A&E TV. Hoarders are like a documentary about the sufferers of Compulsive Hoarding Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Through this TV series, the difficulties in the life of such patients have been presented on television. Each episode of the series focuses on one more patient with such a condition. In the series, you will get to see the bundles of items that these patients have hoarded over the years. In various episodes, you will also see how professional cleaners clear this hoarded stuff and how the patients deal with it. Along with the patient, a therapist or physicist, and the cleaners are also shown in the series.

Last year Hoarders completed its 13 seasons that had a total of 145 episodes. Screaming Flea Production has bought variations in the episodes season by season. After a few seasons, the show makers take the viewers again into the lives of patients they had introduced earlier. This was done to see the progress they had made via therapy and now how they are leading their lives. Such variations are continuously bought by the makers in the show. Hoarders is among the favorite reality shows in America. Specially, the youth gave lots of love to the TV series when it was first released. The hoarder has also won the 2011 Critic’s Choice Award for the Best Reality show of the year.  But, in a series that has more than a hundred episodes, it is not necessary that all episodes are the best. Sometimes, even after lots of effort from the side of the makers, the episodes are not much liked by the audience. This is due to some miss judgment by the makers about the target audience. However, we do not want you to waste your time watching such worst episodes of Hoarders. Hence, today we have brought a list of 25 Worst Episodes of Hoarder. Read the full article to know the worst Hoarders episodes-

25. Eric (Season 12; Episode 1)

25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders
Eric (Season 12; Episode 1)

The first episode of season 12 o Hoarders focuses on the story of a man named Eric. His wife died in 2019 due to cancer in the spine. He is a hoarder for a long time. His house is all full with a number of useless items that he had hoarded over the years. But now, he wishes to clear all the unnecessary stuff from his house and flaunt his beautifully designed home which was decorated by his wife when she was free from diseases. In this episode, you will also witness specialist cleaners and their way of working. But the audience did not like this episode much. However, season 12 is not a very favorite season of the viewers, but this episode at least managed to score a 7.4 IMDb rating.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

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24. Show and Tell (Season 12; Episode 12)

25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders
Show and Tell (Season 12; Episode 12)

Season 12 of Hoarders has not gotten much viewers’ appreciation. Most of the episodes have got low ratings. Episode 12 of the season is actually a lookback of the season. In this episode, some of the best parts of the whole series are shown with its analysis. In this episode, there is a special appearance of Dr. Robin Zasio who is a psychologist, and Cory Chalmers, who is a specialist cleaner. In the final episode of the season, all the stories are presented from the perspective of these two people. However, it is not much liked by the viewers. Hence it is on our list of 25 Worst Hoarders Episodes.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

23. Barbara/ Richard (Season 5; Episode 2)

25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders
Barbara/ Richard (Season 5; Episode 2)

Barbara/ Richard is one of the least liked or worst episodes on Hoarders reality show. It got only a 6.7 rating point out of 10 on IMDb. This episode follows two stories of sufferers of Compulsive Hoarding Disorder. First, is a woman named Barbara. She has a family history of Hoarding. After losing her two sons, Barbara is all alone in the world with her illness. The second story in this episode is about Richard who was a waiter earlier in a reputed restaurant. He developed the habit of hoarding from the clearing sale and now his life is all changed from earlier. The sufferings of these two people are difficult, but this story did not got very good user reviews.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

Margie (Season 12; Episode 7)

25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders
Margie (Season 12; Episode 7)

Margie is another woman who has hoarded stuff in her whole house. Her husband Bethel is also her companion in all hoarding all the stuff. Due to this habit of Margie, construction works also did not completed in her home. Because as the work started, she filled the place with hoarded stuff as a result the work could not complete. Margie and Bethel’s house is too much filled with hoarded stuff that there is not a single room for a guest. Hence, their children and grandchildren also do not visit them. However, now Margie has to go through surgery for which they are finally planning for a clearance. But this detailed story of Hoarding did not like by viewers much. Hence, it is on our list of 25 Worst Hoarders Episodes.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

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21. Laura/ Penny (Season 3; Episode 5)

25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders
Laura/ Penny (Season 3; Episode 5)

Laura/ Penny is another episode of the Hoarders that does not get very high viewers’ appreciation. It has a 7.1 IMDb rating which is average. In this episode, you will see two hoarders Laura and Penny. Laura has hoarded so much luggage in her house that she has very little space to even rest and sleep. While Penny is another woman who lives with her two kids. She is also one of those sufferers of hoarding habit that her whole house is filled with unnecessary stuff. At her home, she has very little space for her kids to play and sleep. Now, she fears that because of her hoarding habit her kids might be taken from her.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

20. Forrest (Season 12; Episode 2)

25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders
Forrest (Season 12; Episode 2)

Forrest is another episode of Hoarders season 12 that did not receive much viewers’ appreciation. In this episode, you will see the journey of a man named Forrest who wants to clear his house filled with hoarded stuff. In the episode, Forrest tells that during his growing-up days he was not able to afford fancy things. Hence, when he got money to buy stuff, he started hoarding fancy items like clothes, statues, antiques, etc. But now he had finally decided to clear this stuff and leave a proper life. For this, he is taking the help of professional cleaners along with his family and friends and making his house a beautiful place to live.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

19. Brian/ Coral (Season 7; Episode 7)

Brian/ Coral (Season 7; Episode 7)
Brian/ Coral (Season 7; Episode 7)

Episode 7 of Hoarders season 7 is also not much like by the viewers. This episode also covers the story of two hoarders. In the first story, you will see a man Brian who asks his tenant to keep the rooms clean. But he himself has filled his house with lots of hoarded stuff. In the other story of this episode, you will see a woman named Carol. Carol has hoarded lots of stuff over the years. But now she wants to clean because she is in love with someone. Hence, she wants to clean the house for both of them.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

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18. Norman/ Linda (Season 5; Episode 1)

25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders
Norman/ Linda (Season 5; Episode 1)

The stories of Norman and Linda also did not receive great reactions from viewers. However, this story shows how dangerous hoarding could prove for a person. In the first story, Norman was given 30 days to clear all the hoarding from his house otherwise, everything will come under the government’s possession. This action was taken after a fire broke out due to the hoarding which also took a life. However, in the second story, Linda and her two sons are living in a house filled with hoarded stuff. But no one takes the cleaning responsibility, rather keep blaming each other for the situation.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

17. Michelle/ Yama (Season 7; Episode 3)

25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders
Michelle/ Yama (Season 7; Episode 3)

This episode of Hoarders from season 7, focuses on two women with the compulsive disorder who keeps on buying stuff without any need. Because of this hoarding, for Michelle now the situation has come where Child Protective Services is taking her child from her as she does not have a safe environment for the child. On the other hand, Yama’s house is also overloaded with the shopping stuff. However, this episode has received an average rating from viewers. Hence, it is also a part of our list of 25 Worst Hoarders Episodes.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

16. Randy/ Vicki (Season 4; Episode 5)

25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders
Randy/ Vicki (Season 4; Episode 5)

In episode 5th of Hoarders season 4, Vicki is a hoarder for years. But now as her family is moving away from her due to her unnecessary stuff, she decides to get this stuff clean and save her family. However, in the other story, Randy’s house is filled with boardwalk memorabilia. And now he has no idea how to deal with the stuff.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

15. Patty/ Bill (Season 1; Episode 6)

25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders
Patty/ Bill (Season 1; Episode 6)

Episode 6th of Hoarders season 1 is one of the few episodes of season 1 that did not get much love. In this episode, Bill gets the final warning from his wife Lorelei to clear the house. Otherwise, she will leave him and the house. While in another story, Patty’s kids are already taken away from the home due to security reasons by child service. Hence, finally, the time came for Patty and Bills to clear their hoardings.

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Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

14. Debra/ Patty (Season 6; Episode 1)

25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders
Debra/ Patty (Season 6; Episode 1)

In this episode, Debra has created thousands of debts by hoarding things which have created a lot of problems in the family. While Patty’s habit of hoarding is unrepairable. She moved to her son’s place after filling her house with boxes full of language. But now she started doing the same in her son’s house. However, these stories also did not receive very good responses from viewers.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

13. Judy (Season 8; Episode 1)

25 Worst Episodes Of Hoarders
Judy (Season 8; Episode 1)

This is also an unpleasant and horrible episode of Hoarders to watch. In this episode, Judy leaves in a house full of hoarded stuff. Because of the unhygienic condition of her house, it has become a home for mice. However, the fire brigade decides to clean up her house looking at the risk this hoarding can cause to her health. You will see the cleanup of hoarding in this episode.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

12. Wilma/ Nora (Season 4; Episode 16)

Wilma/ Nora (Season 4; Episode 16)
Wilma/ Nora (Season 4; Episode 16)

In this episode, you will see no limits to compulsive disorder. The first story is of Wilma, whose house is filled with hoarded stuff. However, when her hoarding was illegal and a clearing started, she was not ready to leave her stuff. Additionally, she was ready to give up her three children as they have problems with her hoardings, but she is not ready to give up the stuff. In the second story, Nora has filled her whole house with hoarded stuff. She shops a lot without thinking about her income which is causing problems for her in managing her finances.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

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11. Joyce/ Kimberly (Season 7; Episode 2)

Joyce/ Kimberly (Season 7; Episode 2)
Joyce/ Kimberly (Season 7; Episode 2)

Season 7 of Hoarders is about Family Secret. Hence, in this episode of the series also, you will see how problematic the hoarding habits of Joyce and Kimberly have become for their families. Joyce’s husband says that if she did not clear her stuff, he will break the marriage and move away. While Kimberly’s family says that she can not live in the house with this many hoarded items of her. However, this story is not much liked by viewers and its ratings are also average.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

10. Kerrylea/ Lauren (Season 1; Episode 5)

Kerrylea/ Lauren (Season 1; Episode 5)
Kerrylea/ Lauren (Season 1; Episode 5)

In this episode, you will see relationships and hoardings. The first story is of Kerrylea who convinced her husband to buy a new house to get rid of the hoarded language by her in their current house. But this result in the hoarding of both the houses. While in the second story, Lauren faces problems in her relationship with her boyfriend Will because of her over the hoarded house. Now, it is the time for both Kerrylea and Lauren to clear their house of unnecessary hoarding.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

9. Lee and BG/ Chris (Season 6; Episode 9)

Lee and BG/ Chris (Season 6; Episode 9)
Lee and BG/ Chris (Season 6; Episode 9)

This is another episode in our list of 25 Worst Hoarders Episodes. In this episode first story is about Lee and BG who live in an expensive house. However, they are competing with each other in bringing most items into the house. Resulting, in a house filled with unnecessary stuff. The second story of the episode is about Chris who has various storage units in his house filled with only unnecessary garbage. Rather than keeping food and drinks in the units, he is putting garbage in them.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

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8. Jack/ Shirley (Season1; Episode 4)

Jack/ Shirley (Season1; Episode 4)
Jack/ Shirley (Season1; Episode 4)

Jack/ Shirley’s episode is also one of the worst episodes of Hoarders. It is because who would not find it pleasant to watch. In this episode, Shirley has hoarded cats in her house. In every room of her house, you will find a cat and the dirt created by the animals. However, Shirley even does not clean the dirt of cats. However, the local authorities came to know about the hoarding. And now they get on the mission of taking out all the cats from Shirley’s house. Additionally, in the other story from the episode, 21-year-old Jack has the compulsive disorder and his house is all filled with garbage. For a young boy like Jack, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a big problem.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

7. Susan/ Michael (Season 6; Episode 7)

Susan/ Michael (Season 6; Episode 7)
Susan/ Michael (Season 6; Episode 7)

Episode 7 of Hoarders season 6 is also one of those episodes, you won’t wish to watch. In this episode, Michael is a hoarder who lives with his god in a house full of stuff. It is shown that Michael’s dad was very tough with him and even forced him to eat a pet rabbit o make him strong. And this torture is the reason for his compulsive hoarding disorder. While in another story, we see Susan, a woman who hoards electronics and automobiles. However, one day a thief strike into her house to get some of her hoarded stuff. 

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

6. Sherry (Season 11; Episode 2)

Sherry (Season 11; Episode 2)
Sherry (Season 11; Episode 2)

Sherry is another episode of Hoarders that is considered one of the worst episodes of the series. She has a habit of hoarding. Sherry says that she hoards things because it protects her from going out. However, now this hoarding has started creating lots of problems for Sherry and her kids. Hence, the family with the help of professional hoard cleaners starts the mission of re-establishing a beautiful house. However, this episode only got 6.3 rating points on IMDb. Hence, it got a place in our list of 25 Worst Hoarders Episodes.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

5. Linda/ Steven (Season 1; Episode 2)

Linda and Steven are the couples living in Steven’s government-subsidized house. However, Linda has the habit of compulsive shopping. Their home is all filled with the items she had hoarded over the year. Because of this, Steven is separating from Linda and their divorce is in the final stage. Hence, Linda has to clear the stuff, she has put into the house. However, she is not in a position to leave the items she had bought. In the episode, all this struggle of Steven and the hoarding of Linda is shown. However, the episode is did not liked by fans much and had only a 6.5 IMDb rating.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

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4. Hunger and Pains (Season 12; Episode 10)

Hunger and Pains (Season 12; Episode 10)
Hunger and Pains (Season 12; Episode 10)

Episode 10 of Hoarders season 12 is again a lookback of the series. In this episode, some food hoarders are focused. Hunger and pains show some of the sufferers of compulsive disorder who hoard food and eatables. This food hoarding is shown with proper analysis by Dr. Robin Zasio, a psychologist, and Corey Chalmers, a specialist cleaner. But like the 11th episode of season 12 which is also a look back, this episode is not much liked by viewers.  Hence, it is in the 25 Worst Hoarders Episodes.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

3. Flora (Season 11; Episode 6)

Flora (Season 11; Episode 6)
Flora (Season 11; Episode 6)

Flora is another least liked episode of Hoarders may be because of the dirt and unbearable environment of a house is shown in the episode. Flora with her daughter and grand-children lives in a house filled with lots of hoarded stuff. The home is so unhygienic with cockroaches all around. However, for the health of the family Flora has decided to clean the stuff which is shown in this episode.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

2. Terry/ Adelle (Season 6; Episode 8)

Terry/ Adelle (Season 6; Episode 8)
Terry/ Adelle (Season 6; Episode 8)

This episode is really one of the worst and most unbelievable among all the Hoarders’ episodes. This episode has only a 5.2 rating on IMDb. In this episode, Terry is the woman habitual of hoarding. She has around 50 cats in her home, and the cats that are died, are kept in her fridge. It is shown in the episode, that Terry’s hoarding behavior is the cause of trauma she had when her dad suddenly died of a heart attack in her childhood. Notably, her house is filled with unnecessary stuff that she does not have enough place left for the most common daily home chores.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

1. Hoarders: Live (Season 7; Episode 1)

Hoarders: Live (Season 7; Episode 1)
Hoarders: Live (Season 7; Episode 1)

The 7th season of Hoarders was named Hoarders: Family Secrets. In this season, you will see the interviews of a family whose members are into hoarding. However, the very first episode of this series is totally rejected by the audience. This episode got only 4.7 rating points on IMDb out of 10. The episode put lights on two different stories. First is the interview of a family from Massachusetts. While the second story is about a man who had been jailed for hoarding.

Where To Watch The Episode: Amazon Prime Video and A&E.

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