List of My Two Dads episodes
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My Two Dads aired on NBC for 3 seasons (1987–1990). 60 episodes were produced.
- All episodes are listed by production order.
Season 1 (1987/88)
|No.||Title||Original air date||Production code|
|01||"Pilot"||September 20, 1987||101|
Michael and Joey were once best friends. However, the two lost touch when they quarreled over a girl. They are reunited for the reading of her will and discover they have been granted joint custody of her daughter. Which of the two is the father? The judge declares they both are.Different opening credits, and a different theme song were used for this episode — the 1985 hit "You're a Friend of Mine," by Clarence Clemons and Jackson Browne.
|02||"Soho's By You"||September 27, 1987||102|
When the family experiment with moving into Michael's apartment, Joey has difficulty fitting into uptown life, and Nicole has no playmates in their new building.An opening, similar to A-ha's Take On Me, was used for this episode, complete with a theme song sung by Greg Evigan, called "You Can Count on Me".
|03||"Crime and Punishment"||October 4, 1987||103|
The dads must deal with Nicole when she and a friend go to the movies... in New Jersey.
Guest stars: Willie Garson
|04||"Nicole's First Date"||October 18, 1987||104|
Joey prepares Nicole for her first date. Unfortunately, his lecture didn't prepare her for being stood up.A new narration from Staci Keanan was used for this episode, and would be used until the end of this season.
|05||"Friends and Lovers"||October 25, 1987||105|
|Nicole sets Michael up with a neighbor. He finds the situation confusing when he can't decide if they're dating or just friends.|
|06||"Who's Night is it, Anyway?"||November 1, 1987||106|
|When both dads have dates, they decide to let Nicole stay home alone with her friends.|
|07||"Once a Son..."||November 8, 1987||107|
|Joey makes a deal with his father. He'll join the family plumbing business if his art doesn't sell at an upcoming one-man show.|
|08||"Sex, Judge, and Rock and Roll"||November 15, 1987||108|
|Michael gets a date with a woman that turned Joey down. Unfortunately, the woman is Judge Wilbur's engaged niece.|
|09||"The Artful Dodger"||November 29, 1987||109|
|When Nicole has a failing grade in art, Joey rushes to her defense. He ends up dating the teacher, something that makes Nicole very unhappy.|
|10||"Quality Time"||December 6, 1987||110|
|Michael suffers from guilt when business forces him to cancel dates with Nicole.|
|11||"Tis the Season"||December 20, 1987||111|
|Joey and Michael are excited to celebrate their first Christmas with Nicole. Unfortunately, she wants to ignore the holiday because it will be her first without her mom.|
|12||"The Only Child"||January 3, 1988||112|
|Nicole misses being the center of attention when her dads fulfill her wish for a little brother.|
|13||"Joey's Mother-in-Law"||January 10, 1988||113|
|When Michael's mom comes for a visit, she makes Joey miserable and stops Nicole from seeing Cory.|
|14||"Nicole in Charge"||January 17, 1988||114|
|Upset and worried when Michael ends up in the hospital after training, Nicole demands the loft's racquetball championship be cancelled.|
|15||"The Wedge"||February 7, 1988||115|
Joey's rock star friend visits. He believes Michael has been a bad influence on Joey.Guest stars: Davy Jones of The Monkees as Joey's rock star friend.
|16||"Advice and Consent"||February 14, 1988||116|
|Cory needs kissing help, so his older brother and the dads try to give him some guidance.|
|17||"She'll Get Over It"||February 21, 1988||117|
When Nicole's first modeling audition goes badly, Michael uses his influence to cheer her up.Guest stars: Scott Baio
|18||"Michael's Sister Comes Over and Visits"||February 28, 1988||118|
|When Michael's sister left her medical career, she and Michael became estranged. Now she's come back to visit, and Michael is unhappy to learn that Joey is the person who convinced her to leave.|
|19||"Nicole's Big Adventure"||March 19, 1988||119|
|Nicole spends a week away at camp, and the dads need help from friends to survive the loneliness.|
|20||"My Fair Joey"||March 28, 1988||120|
|Joey asks for Michael's help. He wants to be presentable when meeting his new date's father. Unfortunately, she's the woman of Michael's dreams.|
|21||"The Family in Question"||May 9, 1988||121|
When a newspaper reporter writes an article criticizing Judge Wilbur, especially her decision to put Nicole with Joey and Michael, a television reporter decides to do a feature on them by interviewing everyone involved and recording Nicole with her two fathers to see who is right.Guest stars: Dr. Joyce Brothers, Ed Koch
|22||"Friends of the Family"||August 14, 1988||122|
|Cory's brother must repay the damage he caused to Klawicki's front door.|
Season 2 (1989)
23. "In Her Dreams" (7201)
Nicole's dreams reveal how her life might be different if her mom had married Joey or Michael.
- Broadcast: 3/22/1989
- Nicole's late mother, Marcy, is played by Emma Samms.
- In season 2, a new opening sequence, featuring a new version of "You Can Count on Me" (still sung by Greg Evigan, and with the missing lyrics restored, but with the narration taken out) debuted.
- First appearance of Chad Allen as Zach Nicholas.
24. "Blast From the Past" (7202)
Nicole's first co-ed party sees Cory clash with an ex, and Joey being respected as an elder.
- Broadcast: 1/11/1989
- First appearance of Amy Hathaway as Shelby Haskell.
25. "Fallen Idol" (7203)
Joey's rocker friend visits when he needs an idea for his next album.
- Broadcast: 2/15/1989
- Second appearance of Davy Jones.
- Peter Noone from Herman's Hermits guest-stars.
26. "Who's on First?" (7204)
Joey and Michael are having trouble adjusting to the fact that Nicole's starting to be interested in kissing boys.
- Broadcast: 1/18/1989
27. "The Man in the Pink Slip" (7205)
A buyout leaves Michael dejected at home, and sends Joey into a new environment for him—the business world.
28. "You Love me, Right?" (7206)
Michael's uncle, Raymond, visits, and he hopes his uncle's predilection for bailing on plans has stopped.
29. "Together We Stand" (7207)
Joey and Michael start work at a new magazine, with Joey having the slightly better first day.
- Broadcast: 3/29/1989
30. "Getting Smart" (7208)
When her dads' actions show her that men aren't attracted to smart women, Nicole opts out of her high-level English class.
- Broadcast: 7/29/1989
31. "Macho, Stupid Guy Time" (7209)
Michael and Joey vie to date an attractive woman they went to high school with, and the attention couldn't make her happier.
- Broadcast: 2/1/1989
- Morgan Fairchild guest-stars in this episode.
32. "Story with a Twist" (7210)
Joey and Michael look for an answers when Nicole comes home smelling of alcohol.
- Broadcast: 2/22/1989
33. "Dirty Dancing" (7211)
Nicole cuts her nose to spite her face when she goes out with a guy she knows is bad news to get back at Joey for not following her advice.
- Broadcast: 3/8/1989
34. "The God of Love" (7212)
After Joey gets caught with a girl in the house, Nicole tells all of her friends, who now worships Joey like he is "The God Of Love" Is it more than Joey bargained for?
- Broadcast: 3/15/1989
35. "Playing with Fire" (7213)
When an arsonist may seek revenge on Judge Wilbur, Joey and Michael hire protection for her—Bull Shannon.
- Broadcast: 3/1/1989
- Richard Moll crosses over his character Bull Shannon from Night Court in this episode.
36. "Crushed" (7214)
Nicole's best friend Shelby falls in love with... her dad?
- Broadcast: 4/12/1989
37. "The Courtship of Nicole's Fathers" (7215)
Nicole happily finds an attractive new neighbor keeps her dads preoccupied from pestering her.
- Broadcast: 4/5/1989
38. "Basket Case" (7216)
Joey's livid when Nicole gets cut from her school basketball team. Meanwhile, Michael is convinced he is dying when his insurance company charges him a high premium after assessing him as a Type A personality.
Season 3 (1989/90)
39. "You Can Count on Me" (7301)
Hearing a guy's overconfident dating scheme leaves Joey and Michael fearful of Nicole getting taken advantage of by a similar guy.
- Broadcast: 10/22/1989
- Another new opening, along with another new version of "You Can Count on Me", featuring a brassy lead debuted in season 3.
40. "That's No Lady, That's My Mother" (7302)
Michael is out dating again; but this time, he finds himself dating Nicole's boyfriend's mother!
- Broadcast: 9/24/1989
41. "Joey Gets Pinned" (7303)
Joey holds a bachelor party for a friend at his place. He ends up meeting a lady friend—a wrestler—and then ends up... marrying her? How will he get out of this one?
- Broadcast: 10/29/1989
42. "Say Goodnight, Gracie" (7304)
Joey decides to be considerate and watch his girlfriend's baby, Gracie. It decides to be more than the two men can handle, as the baby ends up staying all night; disrupting Michael's work, and waking up dear Judge Wilbur in the process.
- Broadcast: 10/1/1989
43. "Love and Learn" (7305)
Nicole breaks her fathers' rules by dating a college guy.
- Broadcast: 10/15/1989
44. "Story in Development" (7306)
Nicole feels physically inadequate compared to a classmate, and her dads admit to feeling the same inadequacy.
- Broadcast: 11/1/1989
45. "Duel" (7307)
Michael and Joey land a job chaperoning Nicole's school dance. Nicole, however, decides to sit the dance out because it's lady's choice and she can't possibly choose between Zach and Cory.
- Broadcast: 11/5/1989
46. "Dad Patrol" (7308)
Joey and Michael start a neighborhood watch when a burglary costs Nicole a precious memento.
- Broadcast: 11/8/1989
47. "Pop, the Question" (7309)
When a counselor feels the question of Nicole's paternity is the source of squabbling between Joey and Michael, he offers the option of a DNA test to settle the issue.
- Broadcast: 11/15/1989
48. "Class" (7310)
Joey's final class to complete his college degree is taught by Michael.
49. "Thanks for the Memories" (7311)
Michael and Joey are stuck in the elevator on their way to Thanksgiving dinner. As they pass the time, they reminisce over the past couple of years.
- Broadcast: 11/22/1989
50. "I'm Dreaming of a Holiday Episode" (7312)
It's the holidays, and Joey is dreaming of what holidays and life would be like if they were older; a lot older.
- Broadcast: 12/20/1989
- This was the last episode that featured Dick Butkus.
51. "Power Struggle" (7313)
When the dads fear Nicole and Zach are becoming too close too quickly, they order Nicole to see other boys. Nicole devises a plan to prove to her dads that Zach is the right boy for her by bringing home the date from hell.
52. "Bye Bye Baby" (7314)
Joey is stunned when he learns that his girlfriend Sarah, and her baby Gracie, are both moving away to San Francisco.
- Broadcast: 1/21/1990
53. "Party, Sweet 16--See Appendix" (7315)
Nicole's sweet sixteen party gets canceled due to... appendicitis?
- Broadcast: 3/12/1990
54. "Enviro-Mental Case" (7316)
Joey gets thrown in jail for environmental protests, when Michael, .. and Judge Wilbur have to bail him out.
- Broadcast: 3/5/1990
55. "To Thine Own Elf, Be True" (7317)
Joey's old high school flame comes back to New York, and gets attracted to Michael.
- Broadcast: 3/26/1990
56. "You Only Surprise the Ones You Love" (7318)
When Judge Wilbur is going to be honored, Joey, Michael, and Nicole think it would nice if some of her friends and family were there. The only problem is they don't know any of her friends and family, or if she even has any. So they do a little snooping around and find a picture of her and someone named Louis, and thinking he was a friend, invite him.
- Broadcast: 4/2/1990
- Robert Mandan guest-stars.
57. "See You in September?" (7319)
In the series grand finalé, Joey's girlfriend Sarah wants to get married... to another guy. Joey stops the wedding and gets back together with Sarah, and is faced with a tough choice—move to San Francisco, or stay with Nicole in New York.
- Broadcast: 4/30/1990
- Although, it wasn't the last episode to be produced, it was intended to air as the series finale.
58. "When You Wish..." (7320)
Nicole enters a Rock TV music channel contest in which Nicole wins and gets to go on a musical dream date of her choice... and her dads get to live out their own fantasies in the process. Michael playing the piano live in front of a national TV audience, and Joey playing basketball.. with Dr. J?
59. "It's My Art, and I'll Die If I Want To" (7321)
Joey finally gets himself in the paper—in the obituary section. Joey Marris' obituary, printed as "Joey Harris," appears in the newspaper. Art galleries call offering loads of money for his artwork, and he's fine pretending to be dead.
- Broadcast: 3/19/1990
60. "Kind of a Drag" (7322)
Nicole is devastated when she finds out she has been put on the "out list" at school. Meanwhile, Joey is dealing with a girlfriend who just won't let him break up.
- Broadcast: 4/16/1990
- Last episode to be produced.