List of Yes, Dear episodes

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This is a list of Yes, Dear episodes.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired Nielsen ratings
First aired Last aired Average viewers
(in millions)
Rank
1 24 October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02) May 14, 2001 (2001-05-14) 13.1[1] #28[1]
2 24 September 24, 2001 (2001-09-24) May 13, 2002 (2002-05-13) 13.9[2] #21[2]
3 24 September 23, 2002 (2002-09-23) May 19, 2003 (2003-05-19) 13.3[3] #25[3]
4 24 September 22, 2003 (2003-09-22) May 24, 2004 (2004-05-24) 10.7[4] #40[4]
5 11 February 16, 2005 (2005-02-16) May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18) 9.2[5] #53[5]
6 15 September 14, 2005 (2005-09-14) February 15, 2006 (2006-02-15) 7.8[6] #85[6]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2000–01)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
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1 1 "Pilot" Andrew D. Weyman Alan Kirschenbaum & Gregory Thomas Garcia October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02) 1AEJ79

After Greg arranges for a frazzled Kim and Christine to have a break from the kids, he lets Jimmy talk him into taking the kids with them to a casino.

Note: This is the only episode where Logan is played by Blake, Easton and Hunter Draut.
2 2 "Weaning Isn't Everything" Andrew D. Weyman Bobby Bowman & Douglas Lieblein October 9, 2000 (2000-10-09) 1AEJ01

When Greg is surprised to find out Kim's still breast-feeding Sammy, he's even more surprised to find out the reason why.

Notes: From here until "Vegas Vacation", Logan will be played by Christopher and Nicholas Berry. This is also the last episode where Dominic is played by Connor and Keenan Merkovich.
3 3 "The Good Couple" Richard Correll Alan Kirschenbaum & Gregory Thomas Garcia October 16, 2000 (2000-10-16) 1AEJ04

Appearances can be deceiving, as the Warners and Hughes both have unexpected outcomes to outtings with parents of children that theirs befriended at a park.

Note: Starting with this episode, Dominic is now played by Joel Homan.
4 4 "You Wanna?" Steven Levitan Alan Kirschenbaum & Gregory Thomas Garcia October 23, 2000 (2000-10-23) 1AEJ06
Though depressed over a lacking sex life since Sammy's birth, when Kim finds out why Greg suddenly gave her a wild night of passion, she has doubts on her ability to attract him anymore.
5 5 "Father-in-Law" Andrew D. Weyman Alan Kirschenbaum & Gregory Thomas Garcia October 30, 2000 (2000-10-30) 1AEJ02

When Kim and Christine's father visits, it brings resentment from Greg over the way he's always been treated by his father-in-law.

First appearance of: Don Ludke (Dan Hedaya)
6 6 "Greg's Big Day" Richard Correll Diane Burroughs & Joey Gutierrez November 6, 2000 (2000-11-06) 1AEJ08

After Greg chooses to go partying with Jimmy for his birthday instead of to Disneyland with Kim and the kids, a chance meeting with Poison's Bret Michaels teaches Greg a lesson about his priorities.

Guest Star: Bret Michaels as Himself
7 7 "Look Who's Not Talking" Mark Cendrowski Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore November 13, 2000 (2000-11-13) 1AEJ05
Jimmy schemes to broker peace when a fight between Kim and Christine over parenting styles starts to affect he and Greg.
8 8 "Jimmy Gets a Job" Gail Mancuso Diane Burroughs & Joey Gutierrez November 20, 2000 (2000-11-20) 1AEJ11
Jimmy looks for a job at Greg's movie studio to pay him back for throwing a birthday party for Dominic. Kim's exasperated by Dominic's lack of attention to the party guests.
9 9 "Arm-prins" Gail Mancuso Alan Kirschenbaum & Gregory Thomas Garcia November 27, 2000 (2000-11-27) 1AEJ10

Greg's left to take care of Sammy himself while Kim is at a craft fair selling her sleeve guards. Worse, Sammy watches Blue's Clues over and over again, and Greg must find a way out of having to watch the same Blue's Clues episode repeatedly. Meanwhile, the Hughes go to watch Jimmy at the a security guards' softball game. On Nick @ Nite reruns of this episode, the Blue's Clues VHS Sammy is watching is pitched up.

Guest Star: Steve Burns as Himself
10 10 "Talk Time" Jeff Meyer Erika Kaestle & Douglas Lieblein December 4, 2000 (2000-12-04) 1AEJ12
The Warners take a wine-tasting class to give themselves something to talk about with other couples besides their kids, and convince the Hughes to attend, too.
11 11 "All I Want for Christmas Is My Dead Uncle's Cash"
"Silent Night, Holy Crap"
Steven Levitan Paige Bernhardt & Bobby Bowman December 18, 2000 (2000-12-18) 1AEJ07
When Jimmy gets to know that he's going to get $5,000 as inheritance he buys gifts for everybody and promises to pay back Greg for freeloading of him, he then comes to know that he only gets $2,988 due to taxes. Kim decides to take all the kids to get a picture for the grandparents, and makes them wear sailor suits.
12 12 "Where There's a Will, There's a Waiver" Gail Mancuso Bobby Bowman & Paige Bernhardt January 8, 2001 (2001-01-08) 1AEJ09

The Warners' feud with a neighbor endangers the Hughes' ability to stay in the guest house when it's learned their residency there violates the property's zoning unless he agrees to sign a waiver.

Guest Star: Dan Castellaneta as Walt
13 13 "Jimmy's Jimmy" Mark Cendrowski Diane Burroughs & Joey Gutierrez January 29, 2001 (2001-01-29) 1AEJ13

The houseguests have houseguests when a friend of Jimmy's visits and camps out in the Warners' backyard.

First appearance of: Billy Colivita (Billy Gardell)
14 14 "Kiss and Yell" Mark Cendrowski Alan Kirschenbaum & Gregory Thomas Garcia February 5, 2001 (2001-02-05) 1AEJ14
Lists of all the people the Warners and Hughes have kissed cause trouble when Christine learns that when she and Jimmy were dating, Kim kissed him. Meanwhile, Greg's insulted that Kim doesn't believe he's kissed as many people as he claims.
15 15 "The Big Snip" Jeff Meyer Dan Cross & David Hoge February 12, 2001 (2001-02-12) 1AEJ18
After a pregnancy scare, Christine hands down an ultimatum to Jimmy—get a vasectomy, or no more sex.
16 16 "Moon Over Kindergarten" Mark Cendrowski Bobby Bowman & Douglas Lieblein February 19, 2001 (2001-02-19) 1AEJ17
Faced with Dominic's possible expusion from school due to his repeatedly mooning the class, Christine decides to home-school him.
17 17 "Doctor, Doctor" Mark Cendrowski Michael Feldman February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26) 1AEJ16
Greg and Kim are uneasy about the youthful new pediatrician who bought their retiring pediatrician's practice.
18 18 "Greg: Don't Leave Home Without Him" Richard Correll Paige Bernhardt & Erika Kaestle March 12, 2001 (2001-03-12) 1AEJ19

A trip with the family to his in-laws sends Greg's patience past his breaking point.

First appearance of: Jenny Ludke (Alley Mills)
19 19 "The Daddies Group" Mark Cendrowski Diane Burroughs & Joey Gutierrez March 19, 2001 (2001-03-19) 1AEJ03
After Kim guilts Greg into attending church and joining its Daddies Groups, he makes a pleasantly surprising discovery about what the group's really all about.
20 20 "Mr. Fix It" Jay Kleckner Teleplay by: Gregory Thomas Garcia
Story by: Carol Blankenship
April 9, 2001 (2001-04-09) 1AEJ20

Kim regrets egging Christine into going to jury duty when she has to take care of the rambunctious Dominic and Logan. Meanwhile, Jimmy's mom comes to help, but isn't of much assistance at all.

First appearance of: Katherine "Kitty" Hughes (Beth Grant)
21 21 "Kim Just Wants to Have Fun" Michael Zinberg Alan Kirschenbaum & Gregory Thomas Garcia April 16, 2001 (2001-04-16) 1AEJ15
Uptight Kim has trouble letting loose and relaxing at a bar until Jimmy helps her overcome her fear of what people will think.
22 22 "No Room to Spare" John Tracy Diane Burroughs & Joey Gutierrez April 30, 2001 (2001-04-30) 1AEJ21

After Billy is fired from his role on The District, Jimmy talks Greg into hiring him to redo their bathroom—a decision Greg soon regrets.

Guest Star: Steven R. Carioti as Waiter, Clint Culp as Contractor, Kellie Waymire as Rosanna
23 23 "Worst in Show" Alan Kirschenbaum Gregory Thomas Garcia May 7, 2001 (2001-05-07) 1AEJ22
When Kim overrules Greg and lets Jimmy take in his childhood dog, Happy, he's taken aback by how much more aggressive the dog is than he remembers. Meanwhile, Greg buys a go-kart to spite Kim for allowing a dog on the property.
24 24 "Jimmy and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Boat" Mark Cendrowski Bobby Bowman & Jamie Rhonheimer May 14, 2001 (2001-05-14) 1AEJ23
Jimmy makes $3,000 after Greg agrees to let him fix the old minivan, handle the sale, and keep the profit over the expected trade-in from the dealer. He then ignores Greg's advice to invest and buys a shabby used boat—which he promptly parks in the yard.

Season 2 (2001–02)[edit]

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25 1 "Who's on First" Mark Cendrowski Bobby Bowman & Jamie Rhonheimer September 24, 2001 (2001-09-24) 2AEJ02
The Hughes and Warners take different approaches to potty training their children. Jimmy tries to use an electronics store's return policy to his advantage.
26 2 "Christine's Journey" Alan Kirschenbaum Diane Burroughs & Joey Gutierrez October 1, 2001 (2001-10-01) 2AEJ01
Clueless at the gym, Greg lets Jimmy be his trainer. With Logan in daycare, Christine decides to find a part-time job.
27 3 "Guarding Greg" Jeff Meyer Linda Videtti Figueiredo & Erika Kaestle October 8, 2001 (2001-10-08) 2AEJ04

Jimmy invites all his security guard friends to a poker game in the guesthouse. He neglects to invite Greg, because Greg doesn't know any of his friends. Greg finds out and feels bad, so Christine makes Jimmy invite him. Greg returns the favor and invites them to stop by his office sometime, but regrets his offer when they take advantage of it.

First appearance of: Roy Barr (Phill Lewis)
28 4 "Baby Fight Club" Mark Cendrowski Erik Shapiro & Patrick McCarthy October 15, 2001 (2001-10-15) 2AEJ03
Jimmy convinces Greg that the way to cure Sammy's overly aggressive behavior is to set up a fight against a bigger kid.
29 5 "The Ticket" John Tracy Peter Noah October 22, 2001 (2001-10-22) 2AEJ05

Greg receives a ticket from a red light camera from when Jimmy borrowed his car without asking. A borrowed camera gives Kim a new view into Christine and Jimmy's life.

Guest Stars: Bob Barker as Himself, Bill Fagerbakke as Cop, Justin Martin as Photo Clerk, Iqbal Theba as Instructor, Tony Wilde as Neil, Dwayne Wycoff as Court Clerk
30 6 "Halloween" Mark Cendrowski Teleplay by: Alan Kirschenbaum
Story by: Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore
October 29, 2001 (2001-10-29) 2AEJ07

Greg plots revenge on Halloween after a man scares Sammy on purpose, and the Hughes and Kim each have their own ideas on how he should get it.

Guest Stars: Michael Henry as Man, Peggy Stewart as Man's Mother
31 7 "The Good Dad" Mark Cendrowski Erika Kaestle & Linda Videtti Figueiredo November 5, 2001 (2001-11-05) 2AEJ08

Greg feels neglectful when he meets a father who spends more time with his kids than he does. Christine tries to give a slacker a glimpse into what life is like without a degree.

Guest Stars: Stacy Barnhisel as Doreen, Lacey Beeman as Diane, John Ducey as Todd, Josh Hammond as Robert
32 8 "Kentucky Top Hat" Andrew Tsao Diane Burroughs & Joey Gutierrez November 12, 2001 (2001-11-12) 2AEJ09
Greg has a crisis of conscience when he finds an invitation to his wedding which he never delivered—and which caused the end of one of Kim's friendships. Meanwhile, Jimmy starts to feel neglected when Christine spends time studying for college.
33 9 "Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner" Jeff Meyer Bobby Bowman & Michael Pennie November 19, 2001 (2001-11-19) 2AEJ10

With Kim and Greg off to see his parents, Jimmy invites his parents for Thanksgiving, and they take it upon themselves to bring along his aunt, grandmother, and criminal cousin.

First appearance of: James "Big Jimmy" Hughes Sr (Jerry Van Dyke)

Guest Stars: David Backus as Neil, Cindy Cameron as Grammy Hughes, Susan Ruttan as Aunt Betty
34 10 "Are We There Yet?" John Tracy Gregory Thomas Garcia November 26, 2001 (2001-11-26) 2AEJ11
Jimmy and Christine surprise Kim and Greg with a trip to the Grand Canyon—but they're coming along, and reveal the trip's in an old RV.
35 11 "A Complicated Plot" Jeff Meyer Gregory Thomas Garcia December 17, 2001 (2001-12-17) 2AEJ13

Christmas brings out competitive urges as Greg's and Kim's parents fight to get more of Sammy's attention.

First appearances of: Tom and Natalie Warner (Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence)
36 12 "One Fish, Two Fish, Dead Fish, Blue Fish" John Tracy Gregory Thomas Garcia January 7, 2002 (2002-01-07) 2AEJ06
When a fish won at a carnival dies the next day, Kim and Greg disagree over how to break it to Sammy.
37 13 "You're Out... of Dreams" Mark Cendrowski Teleplay by Erik Shapiro & Patrick McCarthy
Story by: Fred Shafferman & Neil Lebowitz
January 14, 2002 (2002-01-14) 2AEJ15

Christine, realizing how much Jimmy has supported her return to college, encourages him to attempt his dream of becoming a baseball umpire. A neighbor who bakes and knits for Greg irks Kim.

Guest Stars: Patricia Belcher as Bernice McDaniel, Andre Canty as Peter McDaniel, Josh Gilman as Catcher, Kit Pongetti as Nicole, Michael A. Shepperd as Coach, Jason Wolk as First Base Umpire.
38 14 "Favorite Son" Jay Kleckner Bobby Bowman & Jamie Rhonheimer January 28, 2002 (2002-01-28) 2AEJ12
The Hughes are miffed when a nursery school teacher dotes on Sammy, but ignores their Logan.
39 15 "Walk Like a Man" Mark Cendrowski David Hoge & Dan Cross February 4, 2002 (2002-02-04) 2AEJ14

Greg's ashamed when a frightened Sammy runs to Jimmy instead of him during a thunderstorm, and sets out to prove he's a man, too.

Guest Stars: Bill Goldberg as The Big Guy, Valente Rodriguez as Oscar
40 16 "Greg's New Friend" John Tracy Michael A. Mariano February 25, 2002 (2002-02-25) 2AEJ16

When Kim makes a new friend, she forces Greg to be friends with her husband. Meanwhile, Jimmy suggests he and Christine camp out at college to start the registration line and ensure she gets the classes she needs.

Guest Stars: Brandy Flores as Brandy, Duane Martin as Alan, David Pierce as Administrator, Wendy Raquel Robinson as Andrea, Howard Walker as David
41 17 "Room for Improvement" John Tracy Bobby Bowman & Michael Pennie March 4, 2002 (2002-03-04) 2AEJ17
After a spare room in Kim and Greg's house is converted into a bedroom for Dominic, he starts attacking Greg while sleep-walking. In the end, it reveals that Dominic faked sleepwalking and is stealing Greg's credit card numbers.
42 18 "Johnny Ampleseed" Ken Whittingham Teleplay by: Alan Kirschenbaum
Story by: Fred Shafferman & Neil Lebowitz
March 25, 2002 (2002-03-25) 2AEJ18
When Greg's ex-girlfriend and her husband visit, they ask him to be a sperm donor.
43 19 "Dances with Couch" Mark Cendrowski Gregory Thomas Garcia April 8, 2002 (2002-04-08) 2AEJ19
Jimmy becomes jealous after Greg and Dominic bond after going to Indian Scouts meetings together. Billy tries to foist his nephew off on Kim and Christine.
44 20 "Greg's Promotion" Mark Cendrowski Diane Burroughs & Joey Gutierrez April 15, 2002 (2002-04-15) 2AEJ20

When Greg receives a promotion at the movie studio, he agonizes over whether he got it based on merit, or because Jimmy hit a game-winning home run for the studio softball team. Meanwhile, the stress of final exams has Christine smoking again.

First appearance of: Mr. George Savitsky (Brian Doyle-Murray)
45 21 "The Ring" John Tracy Gregory Thomas Garcia & Alan Kirschenbaum April 22, 2002 (2002-04-22) 2AEJ21
Greg's in hot water after Kim finds out her engagement ring was originally bought for another woman. Jimmy becomes jealous of a foot bath he bought for Christine.
46 22 "Jimmy's Got Balls" Mark Cendrowski Erik Shapiro & Patrick McCarthy April 29, 2002 (2002-04-29) 2AEJ23
After Jimmy's insulted that the Warners' will would give him custody of Sammy, but not the life insurance in his benefit, Kim helps him start a golf-ball retrieval business to prove his fiscal capability.
47 23 "Vegas Vacation" Mark Cendrowski Gregory Thomas Garcia May 6, 2002 (2002-05-06) 2AEJ24

When his mother unexpectedly brings his father along during her visit, Greg and Jimmy take him to Las Vegas, leaving her to share too much information with Kim and Christine.

Note: This is the last episode that Logan is played by Christopher and Nicholas Berry.
48 24 "Making Baby" Jeff Meyer Teleplay by: Bobby Bowman & Gregory Thomas Garcia
Story by: Kristine Carey & Michael Carey
May 13, 2002 (2002-05-13) 2AEJ22
Kim wants another baby, but Greg's reluctant to try unless she'll agree that they'll stop at two children. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Christine take advantage of some charitable missionaries.

Season 3 (2002–03)[edit]

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49 1 "Spanks, But No Spanks" Mark Cendrowski Bobby Bowman & Michael Pennie September 23, 2002 (2002-09-23) 3AEJ01
Jimmy and Christine debate whether or not they should use spanking to punish Dominic for continuing to tell lies.
50 2 "Nitpicking" Mark Cendrowski David Duclon September 30, 2002 (2002-09-30) 3AEJ02

When Dominic comes home from a sleepover with an unwanted gift—head lice—an ashamed Jimmy and Christine keep quiet, but they quickly spread throughout the family, and beyond.

Note: From here until "Jimmy Saves the Day", Logan will be played by Alexander and Shawn Shapiro.
51 3 "Sammy's Independence Day" John Tracy Danny Smith & Chris Sheridan October 7, 2002 (2002-10-07) 3AEJ04
Greg and Kim consider if they're being overprotective of Sammy.
52 4 "House of the Rising Son" John Tracy Erika Kaestle & Michael A. Mariano October 14, 2002 (2002-10-14) 3AEJ05
Jimmy's father visits and asks him to move back home. Greg ignores Kim's advice when he goes shopping for a new car.
53 5 "Kim's New Nanny" Jeff Meyer Patrick McCarthy & Erik Shapiro October 21, 2002 (2002-10-21) 3AEJ06

Kim's quick decision to hire an elderly nanny out of pity haunts her. Dominic promptly ruins a new toy Jimmy bought for him.

Guest Stars: Lizzie Edel as Julia, Anna Gunn as Jessica, Betty White as Sylvia
54 6 "Mr. Big Shot" Jeff Meyer Danny Smith October 28, 2002 (2002-10-28) 3AEJ07

Greg's resentment over denying himself luxuries due to Jimmy's lack of money boils to the surface during a family trip to Lake Tahoe.

Guest Stars: Doug Benson as Buckaroo Waiter, Emiliano Díez as Cheese Host, J. P. Manoux as Host, Sam Pancake as Troy the Waiter.
55 7 "Wife Swapping" Ed. Weinberger Chris Sheridan November 4, 2002 (2002-11-04) 3AEJ08
Housebound Kim and Jimmy get jealous when Greg and Christine have to spend time together, and end up enjoying it.
56 8 "Make Every Second Count" Mark Cendrowski Linda Videtti Figueiredo & Jamie Rhonheimer November 11, 2002 (2002-11-11) 3AEJ10

When Kim and Greg worry about treating their impending second child as well as their first, Christine and Jimmy realize they've taken Logan for granted.

Guest Stars: The Wiggles as Themselves, Paul Paddick as Captain Feathersword.
57 9 "Jimmy Saves the Day" Mark Cendrowski Erik Shapiro & Patrick McCarthy November 18, 2002 (2002-11-18) 3AEJ03

Christine worries for Jimmy's safety after he captures a stalker in Heidi Klum's trailer. Kim takes action to combat Greg's increasing dependence on nasal spray.

Guest Stars: Brett Jones as Gunman, Heidi Klum as Herself, Sam Rubin as Himself.

Note: This is the last episode where Logan is played by Alexander and Shawn Shapiro.
58 10 "We're Having a Baby" Mark Cendrowski Gregory Thomas Garcia & Alan Kirschenbaum November 25, 2002 (2002-11-25) 3AEJ11

TLC's A Baby Story documents the days leading to the birth of Kim and Greg's new baby—a baby that everyone has an opinion on the naming of.

First appearance of: Emily Warner.

Note: Starting with this episode, Logan is now played by Brendon Baerg.
59 11 "Home Is Where the Heart Isn't" Mark Cendrowski Bobby Bowman & Jamie Rhonheimer December 16, 2002 (2002-12-16) 3AEJ12
Kim guilts Greg into taking the two weeks paternity leave he's entitled to, but has no interest in taking. Meanwhile, a "use 'em or lose 'em" sick day policy makes Jimmy play hooky from work.
60 12 "Trophy Husband" Jeff Meyer Bobby Bowman & Michael Pennie January 6, 2003 (2003-01-06) 3AEJ09
Jimmy hurts Dominic's feelings when he states the school shouldn't have given him trophies for coming in last at school Olympics events. Kim regrets allowing Greg to pick out a new couch on his own when he inadvertently keeps moving furniture to face away from the fourth wall.
61 13 "Space Jam" John Tracy Erika Kaestle & Jamie Rhonheimer January 20, 2003 (2003-01-20) 3AEJ14

When a space crunch sees the wives demanding their husbands toss out what they consider junk, Greg rents a storage unit and creates a secret guys' hang-out.

Guest Stars: Andy Berman as Howard, Christopher Darga as Randy, Charlie Robinson as Goodwill Guy
62 14 "Let's Get Jaggy with It" Mark Cendrowski Gregory Thomas Garcia February 3, 2003 (2003-02-03) 3AEJ16
Greg's parents come to visit when Tom gets a walk-on role on JAG, leaving Kim at home, and miserable, with the judgmental Natalie.
63 15 "House of Cards" Mark Cendrowski Bobby Bowman & Linda Videtti Figueiredo February 10, 2003 (2003-02-10) 3AEJ15
Jimmy finds himself in hot water on Valentine's Day after his responding to Christine's prodding for more romance only makes her madder.
64 16 "Hustlin' Hughes" Mark Cendrowski Teleplay by: Patrick McCarthy & Erik Shapiro
Story by: Douglas Lieblein
February 17, 2003 (2003-02-17) 3AEJ17

Jimmy arranges for Ernie Banks, Johnny Bench and Frank Robinson to visit his father, who claims to have coached them in the minor leagues, but the reunion isn't what he expected.

Guest Stars: Ernie Banks, Johnny Bench, Frank Robinson as Themselves.
65 17 "Flirtin' with Disaster" Jay Kleckner Bobby Bowman & Michael A. Mariano February 24, 2003 (2003-02-24) 3AEJ18
When nobody believes Greg that his hot, new female co-worker has been flirting with him, he sets up a hidden cam to catch her in the act. Meanwhile, Billy dreams of being a masseur, but has trouble convincing his co-workers to let him practice on them.
66 18 "Savitsky's Beach House" John Tracy Erik Shapiro & Patrick McCarthy March 10, 2003 (2003-03-10) 3AEJ13
Kim throws a surprise party at Savitsky's beach house for Greg's birthday, but Greg can't have a good time, fearful that Jimmy and Christine will somehow ruin the house.
67 19 "March Madness" Jeff Meyer Bobby Bowman & Danny Smith March 31, 2003 (2003-03-31) 3AEJ20

Greg gets tickets to the NCAA Final Four, but they conflict with an 80th birthday party for Kim and Christine's grandmother.

Guest Stars: Sparkle as Aunt Millie, Ellen Albertini Dow as Grandma Nan, Dona Hardy as Gert, Jim Nantz as Himself
68 20 "Good Squirrel Hunting" Jeff Meyer Teleplay by: Gregory Thomas Garcia
Story by: Michelle Stoker
April 14, 2003 (2003-04-14) 3AEJ19
Greg tries to capture a squirrel who's leaving peanuts, which could endanger the allergic Sammy, in the back yard.
69 21 "Jimmy's Dumb" Jeff Meyer Steve Callaghan April 28, 2003 (2003-04-28) 3AEJ21
Jimmy feels dumb when he's unable to help Dominic with his science project, and decides to take a sixth-grade science class. Meanwhile, Greg buys a sit-down lawn mower at a yard sale, and takes it upon himself to start mowing his neighbors' lawns for free, angering local kids who mow for money.
70 22 "Sorority Girl" Mark Cendrowski Bobby Bowman & Michael Pennie May 5, 2003 (2003-05-05) 3AEJ23

Christine's desire to fit in better at school leads her to join a sorority, which in turn leads Jimmy to beg her to come home so he doesn't have to take care of the kids.

Guest Star: Danielle Fishel as Katie
71 23 "Savitsky's Tennis Club" Mark Cendrowski Chris Sheridan May 12, 2003 (2003-05-12) 3AEJ24
After Mr. Savitsky's wife hits it off with Christine, Greg becomes desperate to fit in when Jimmy and Christine, but not he and Kim, get invited by Mr. Savitsky to his tennis club.
72 24 "When Jimmy Met Greggy" Mark Cendrowski Gregory Thomas Garcia & Alan Kirschenbaum May 19, 2003 (2003-05-19) 3AEJ22

The days when Jimmy and Greg first met are recounted, including Jimmy trying to stop Kim from dating Greg.

Guest Stars: Pat Morita as Trainer, Christopher Titus as Brian

Season 4 (2003–04)[edit]

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73 1 "Natural Born Delinquents" Mark Cendrowski Danny Smith & Michael Pennie September 22, 2003 (2003-09-22) 4AEJ01

Greg plays tough uncle when Jimmy and Christine aren't as strict with Dominic and Logan as he would like.

First appearance of: Madison and Marissa Poer as Emily Warner.
74 2 "Hooked on Comics" Mark Cendrowski Patrick McCarthy & Jamie Rhonheimer September 29, 2003 (2003-09-29) 4AEJ02
Greg and Jimmy take Tom to a convention for his new passion in retirement—comic books. When a person think Emily is a boy, Natalie jumps at the chance to once again criticize Kim.
75 3 "Spare Parts" Mark Cendrowski Chris Sheridan & Michael Pennie October 6, 2003 (2003-10-06) 4AEJ03
After seeing him help Billy get an audition, Jimmy begs a reluctant Greg to ask Savitsky to listen to his movie pitch.
76 4 "Speed Dating" Miguel Higuera Danny Smith & Erika Kaestle October 13, 2003 (2003-10-13) 4AEJ04
Greg competes with Jimmy to see who can score more interested women via speed dating.
77 5 "Big Brother-in-Law" Alan Kirschenbaum Linda Videtti Figueiredo October 20, 2003 (2003-10-20) 4AEJ05

When Jimmy gets accepted as a contestant on Big Brother, the thought of him and Christine having enough money to get their own place makes Greg takes drastic measures to see to it that Jimmy wins. Meanwhile, Christine realizes Jimmy's absence has resulted in calmer children.

Guest Appearance: Julie Chen and various contestants from Big Brother seasons 1-4.
78 6 "Dominic's Buddy" Jeff Meyer Bobby Bowman & Michael A. Mariano October 27, 2003 (2003-10-27) 4AEJ06
Jimmy's unorthodox punishment for Dominic, who was bullying a nerd at school, backfires. Meanwhile, Greg and Kim try role-playing in the bedroom.
79 7 "Legoland" Mark Cendrowski Bobby Bowman & Linda Videtti Figueiredo November 3, 2003 (2003-11-03) 4AEJ07
Dejected over Sammy's preference to spend time with Jimmy during Take Your Kid to Work Day, Greg plans to one-up Jimmy in the 'fun dad' department by taking the kids to Legoland.
80 8 "The Day of the Dolphin" Mark Cendrowski Ralph Greene & Erika Kaestle November 10, 2003 (2003-11-10) 4AEJ08
Greg is less than thrilled with Kim's latest thoughtful birthday gift to him. Meanwhile, Jimmy plans to go to extremes to get even with an old flame who dumped him.
81 9 "Jimmy and Chuck" Mark Cendrowski Patrick McCarthy & Jamie Rhonheimer November 17, 2003 (2003-11-17) 4AEJ09

Chuck Norris follows Jimmy to research his upcoming role as a security guard, and Jimmy discover's he's not what he expected him to be like.

Guest Star: Chuck Norris as Himself
82 10 "A Bunch of Ice Holes" Jeff Meyer Jamie Rhonheimer & Patrick McCarthy November 24, 2003 (2003-11-24) 4AEJ10
Jimmy injuring his back making out with Christine throws a wrench into Don's plans to take him on a father-son ice-fishing tournament. Meanwhile, Kim's housesitting job becomes a vacation for the rest of the family, and their friends.
83 11 "Pimpin' Ain't Easy" Jay Kleckner Bobby Bowman December 15, 2003 (2003-12-15) 4AEJ11
Greg makes an unhappy Kim be Mr. Savitsky's "escort" to an art gallery, but then becomes unhappy himself when Kim gains her own personal reasons for continuing the charade. Meanwhile, when Logan learns that all of his clothes once belonged to Dominic, he decides to protest hand-me-downs by dressing only in his underwear.
84 12 "Who Done It?" Jeff Meyer Patrick McCarthy & Jamie Rhonheimer January 5, 2004 (2004-01-05) 4AEJ12
When the upstairs toilet overflows and soaks the living room ceiling, Greg plays detective, hoping to uncover the mystery of who broke his radio and flushed a piece it down the toilet.
85 13 "Greg Needs a Friend" Jeff Meyer Teleplay by: Alan Kirschenbaum
Story by: Deweyne Lamar Lee & Angela Yarbrough
January 12, 2004 (2004-01-12) 4AEJ13
Kim, Jimmy, and Christine all take it upon themselves to help Greg find a friend when he needs someone to go to a jazz festival with him, but he has trouble keeping up with his cool new friend's fast-paced lifestyle.
86 14 "Big Jimmy Babysits" John Tracy Bob Smiley February 2, 2004 (2004-02-02) 4AEJ14
Jimmy is upset when Greg, Kim and Christine all tell him that they don't think Big Jimmy is responsible enough to watch the kids. Christine and Jimmy spice up their love lives.
87 15 "Mama Said Knock You Out" Mark Cendrowski Danny Smith & Michael A. Mariano February 9, 2004 (2004-02-09) 4AEJ15
Jimmy sees a chance to get even with his tough female supervisor when he learns Christine is a menace in the boxing ring.
88 16 "Dead Aunt, Dead Aunt..." John Tracy Teleplay by: Gregory Thomas Garcia
Story by: Lindsey Garcia
February 16, 2004 (2004-02-16) 4AEJ17
Greg wants to bail on a marriage encounter group Kim dragged him to, and a phone call regarding a dying aunt could be his ticket out.
89 17 "Greg and Jimmy's Criminals" Jeff Meyer Jamie Rhonheimer & Patrick McCarthy February 23, 2004 (2004-02-23) 4AEJ16
Mr. Savitsky assigns Greg to look after a convicted criminal as part of a work release program he unknowingly agreed to.
90 18 "The Owner's Suite" Jeff Meyer Bobby Bowman & Michael Pennie March 1, 2004 (2004-03-01) 4AEJ18
Greg's invitation to his parents and Kim to attend an L.A. Lakers game in the owner's suite doesn't pan out the way he wanted.
91 19 "The Premiere" Jeff Meyer Teleplay by: Patrick McCarthy & Jamie Rhonheimer
Story by: Fred Shafferman & Neil Lebowitz
March 22, 2004 (2004-03-22) 4AEJ19

When Greg disobeys Mr. Savitsky's orders to go see the premiere of Kevin Smith's new film, Jimmy takes his and Kim's studio badges, and he and Christine go in their place—which has repercussions for Greg when Jimmy, who doesn't know what Kevin looks like, tells the director to his face that his movie is terrible.

Guest Star: Kevin Smith as Himself
92 20 "Kim and Gordon" Mark Cendrowski Gregory Thomas Garcia April 19, 2004 (2004-04-19) 4AEJ20
When Greg refuses to lend a helping hand in redecorating, Kim hires an interior decorator to design a fireplace for their living room, desperate to prove to Greg that she doesn't need his help.
93 21 "A List Before Dying" Jeff Meyer Ralph Greene & Danny Smith May 3, 2004 (2004-05-03) 4AEJ21

After a near-death experience, Jimmy finds a list he made of everything he ever wanted to do in life but didn't—and plans to do everything on it while he still can.

Guest Appearances: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Gordie Howe, Fabio
94 22 "Couples Therapy" Mark Cendrowski Christopher Vane May 10, 2004 (2004-05-10) 4AEJ22
When Kim invites hers and Christine's mutual friends (a marriage counselor and his wife) over for a dinner party, and tries to get rid of Christine, Christine schemes to trash the event—and forces Jimmy to join her.
95 23 "Shirley Cooks with Love" Jeff Meyer Gregory Thomas Garcia May 17, 2004 (2004-05-17) 4AEJ24
Greg surprises Jimmy and Christine with a wedding video for their anniversary, but the trip down memory lane is not a happy one... for anyone.
96 24 "Living with Savitsky" Mark Cendrowski Erika Kaestle & Chris Sheridan May 24, 2004 (2004-05-24) 4AEJ23
Jimmy's kind gesture of chauffeuring Mr. Savitsky, whose driver's license was revoked, is repaid in full when Mr. Savitsky invites him, Christine and the kids to come live in his guest house. But they all soon find out how much living with Mr. Savitsky is like living with Mr. Warner.

Season 5 (2005)[edit]

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97 1 "I Wish That I Had Sammy's Girl" Mark Cendrowski Gregory Thomas Garcia February 16, 2005 (2005-02-16) 5AEJ01

Competitiveness gets the better of Greg and Kim and Jimmy and Christine after Sam's new girlfriend "dumps" him for Logan.

Guest Stars: Shulie Cowen as Joan, Gigi Goff as Claire, Cooper Green as Young Greg, Cody Klop as Kevin Gallagher, Stephanie Patton as Lizzie Freedman
98 2 "Jimmy Has Changed" Jeff Meyer Teleplay by: Ralph Greene & Michael Pennie
Story by: Kimberly Joy Kessler & Michelle Wendt
February 23, 2005 (2005-02-23) 5AEJ03
When Jimmy comes down with a case of the sweats and a decreased interest in sex, he goes to the doctor, who diagnoses him with andropause (male menopause) -- which leaves him feeling insecure about his masculinity.
99 3 "Headshot" Jeff Meyer Perry Rein & Gigi McCreery March 2, 2005 (2005-03-02) 5AEJ02
When Logan learns how to read before Sam, Jimmy and Christine confess to each other that they were both responsible for causing blunt head trauma to Sam when he was an infant—and are now worried that they are the reason he can't read.
100 4 "High School Reunion" Jeff Meyer Erika Kaestle & Patrick McCarthy March 9, 2005 (2005-03-09) 5AEJ04
At the gang's high school reunion, Greg plays along after he gets mistaken for one of the cool kids, but Jimmy is jealous when Greg's stolen identity threatens to challenge his bid for "Coolest Guy." Meanwhile, Kim schemes to get her high school stalker interested in her again. And a dirty, old teacher is still interested in Christine.
101 5 "Greg's New Assistant" Jeff Meyer Teleplay by: Bob Smiley & Jamie Rhonheimer
Story by: Deweyne Lamar Lee & Angela Yarbrough
March 16, 2005 (2005-03-16) 5AEJ05
Christine goes to work for Greg as his personal assistant, and finds the job entails being Kim's personal assistant, too.
102 6 "Won't Ask, Won't Tell" Jeff Meyer Ralph Greene & Erika Kaestle & Patrick McCarthy March 30, 2005 (2005-03-30) 5AEJ11
When Christine finds out Jimmy has been tuning her out over the phone, she joins forces with Kim, and they concoct a scheme to get even.
103 7 "The New Neighbors" Jeff Meyer Erika Kaestle & Patrick McCarthy April 6, 2005 (2005-04-06) 5AEJ07
Jimmy and Christine strive to move out of Greg's guesthouse and into the newly vacated place next door, but when Greg hits it off with an upper-class couple who are also prospective buyers, he hopes they become his new neighbors and not the Hughes.
104 8 "Tree Hugger" Jeff Meyer Bobby Bowman April 13, 2005 (2005-04-13) 5AEJ08
Greg and Jimmy have a not-so-neighborly war over Jimmy wanting to cut down a lemon tree in his backyard that Greg is attached to.
105 9 "Senior Olympics" Jeff Meyer Jamie Rhonheimer April 20, 2005 (2005-04-20) 5AEJ12
When Tom comes to town to participate in a senior fencing match and Big Jimmy has also shown up to help the Hughes with their house, Big Jimmy throws his hat into the ring and challenges Tom to a duel.
106 10 "A Little Breathing Room" Jeff Meyer Michael Pennie April 27, 2005 (2005-04-27) 5AEJ09
Christine wants to make new friends after she overhears Kim telling Greg that she and Jimmy have been spending too much time over at the Warner house instead of their own. Meanwhile, Greg and Kim make new friends that they want to get rid of.
107 11 "Broken by the Mold" Jeff Meyer Teleplay by: Gregory Thomas Garcia
Story by: Hunter Covington
May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18) 5AEJ13
Unable to find employment after giving up his job at Radford, Greg is forced to swallow his pride and take a position outside of the movie world. But when he finds out his house is covered in toxic mold and unfit to live in, he's unable to swallow it a second time.

Season 6 (2005–06)[edit]

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108 1 "The Radford Reshuffle" Jay Kleckner Bob Smiley & Michael A. Mariano September 14, 2005 (2005-09-14) 5AEJ10

The surprise firing of Mr. Savitsky leads Greg to find him working in a soup kitchen.

Note: Originally part of Season Five, preempted by a press conference; aired before the official start of Season Six. Because of this, Greg was already fired by the end of Season Five even though the episode in which it happens had not aired yet.
109 2 "Greg's a Mooch" Mark Cendrowski Erika Kaestle & Patrick McCarthy September 21, 2005 (2005-09-21) 6AEJ01

Realizing just how much fun being out of work can be, Greg lets Jimmy have a taste of what it's like to have someone sponge off of him for a change.

Guest Star: David Feherty.
110 3 "Dominic's First Date" Mark Cendrowski Erika Kaestle & Patrick McCarthy September 28, 2005 (2005-09-28) 6AEJ02
When Dominic enters the world of dating, Christine and Jimmy offer conflicting advice to their son. Meanwhile, knowledge that Kim still keeps a box of mementos from past loves drives Greg crazy.
111 4 "On Your Marks, Get Set, Mow" Mark Cendrowski Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein October 5, 2005 (2005-10-05) 6AEJ03
Jimmy enters the world of competitive lawn mower racing, but sadly discovers that even that is ruled by the almighty dollar.
112 5 "Barbecue" Jeff Meyer Ralph Greene & Michael A. Mariano October 12, 2005 (2005-10-12) 6AEJ04
Greg overcomes his fear of "the 'hood" to obtain some barbecue, and when Jimmy seems fearful for him, Greg plays a practical joke to prove Jimmy is actually the insecure one.
113 6 "Jimmy from the Block" Jeff Meyer Eric Zicklin October 19, 2005 (2005-10-19) 6AEJ06
Envious of Jimmy and Christine's newfound neighborhood popularity, Kim throws a barbecue, where she discovers that she and Greg are not popular at all.
114 7 "Baby, Baby Not" Jeff Meyer Bob Stevens November 2, 2005 (2005-11-02) 6AEJ07
When Kim and Christine decide to have another baby, Greg and Jimmy take to pleading for abstinence.
115 8 "Jimmy the Teacher" Liza Snyder Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein November 9, 2005 (2005-11-09) 6AEJ08
Jimmy begins teaching the neighborhood kids different things that their fathers can't, and makes a little money on the side doing it.
116 9 "Marital Aid" Mark Cendrowski Erika Kaestle & Patrick McCarthy November 23, 2005 (2005-11-23) 6AEJ09
Kim and Christine are unusually attentive to Greg and Jimmy after spending an evening listening to a critical husband constantly belittle his wife. The girls don't want to spend any more time with the couple, but Greg and Jimmy encourage the relationship in hopes that their good fortune with their wives will continue.
117 10 "Jimmy Sponsors a Vacation" Mark Cendrowski Melissa Carter & Bob Smiley December 14, 2005 (2005-12-14) 6AEJ05
Jimmy decides to treat Greg and Kim to a weekend vacation, but his "do anything to save a buck" attitude quickly puts a damper on the excitement.
118 11 "Christine the Spy" Miguel Higuera Bob Smiley & Melissa Carter January 11, 2006 (2006-01-11) 6AEJ10
Now working for Mr. Savitsky at a different movie studio, Jimmy and Greg want Christine, who still works for their old studio, to give up secrets about it.
119 12 "Quitters Never Dance" Jeff Meyer Bobby Bowman & Michael A. Mariano January 18, 2006 (2006-01-18) 5AEJ06

Christine wants Logan to learn not to be a quitter, but his father's tendency towards quitting send the wrong message.

Note: Originally part of Season Five, preempted by a press conference.
120 13 "The Guinness World Record" Jeff Meyer Teleplay by: Michael A. Mariano
Story by: John C. Nelson
January 25, 2006 (2006-01-25) 6AEJ11
When both his job and arcade skills seem to no longer impress Dominic, Jimmy hopes getting entry into The Guinness Book of World Records will again make him cool in his son's eyes.
121 14 "The Limo" Jeff Meyer Patrick McCarthy & Erika Kaestle February 1, 2006 (2006-02-01) 6AEJ12

An anniversary gift of taking their wives via a limousine to a Rascal Flatts concert goes horribly wrong, leaving Greg and Jimmy scrambling to find a way to save the night.

Guest Star: Rascal Flatts as Themselves.
122 15 "Should I Bring a Jacket?" Mike O'Malley Eric Zicklin February 15, 2006 (2006-02-15) 6AEJ13
Discovering that Kim listens to Christine and Jimmy listens to Greg, Greg and Christine take advantage and ally themselves to help each other get what they want. After Greg and Christine come clean with their wrongs, Jimmy and Greg don't talk. Greg expresses how much Jimmy has changed his life for the better and that they are not brothers in law but brothers, they become closer. The series ends with an earthquake hitting the Warner house but does little damage. Then there's a knock on the door and the Hughes are there asking "Is the guest house okay?"

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