The BEST episodes directed by James Widdoes

Getting to Know You
star
8.67
3 votes

#1 - Getting to Know You

In the House - Season 1 - Episode 1

When Jackie Warren's husband goes through a mid-life crisis and announces that he is having an affair, she decides to make a new life for herself. Once a wealthy socialite, she enters the work force for the first time and gets her own place to live. Jackie squeezes into a less-than-lavish but charming house owned by former football player Marion Hill, whose stellar career was ruined by a freak accident. To cover expenses while he trains for a comeback, he moves into the apartment above his garage and rents his main house to Jackie and her two children. The kitchen becomes common ground for the tenants and their landlord. With only two years of law school as her experience, Jackie is hired as a legal assistant by Heather Comstock, a young no-nonsense power attorney. While she's working, Jackie must find someone to take care of her children. Despite her misgivings about Marion, Jackie's overly dramatic teenaged daughter Tiffany and her brainy young son Austin convince her to give him a c

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Let Them Eat Pie
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8.63
197 votes

#2 - Let Them Eat Pie

My Wife and Kids - Season 2 - Episode 8

Claire, playing a dare game with Jr. and Kady, eats Michael's piece of pie. Michael's punishment: Let them eat pie (and only pie). Meanwhile, Michael offers to be the dieting Jay's ""chubby buddy"": He'll eat the same lo-cal food she does. Of course, he doesn't tell her that he plans to cheat. (TV Guide)

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It's Not Easy Being Green
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8.40
5 votes

#3 - It's Not Easy Being Green

Empty Nest - Season 5 - Episode 7

Harry agrees to help Laverne hand out candy on Halloween, while Carol and Patrick are mugged after attending a costume party dressed as Madame Curie and Radium.

Separate Ways
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8.32
336 votes

#4 - Separate Ways

According to Jim - Season 6 - Episode 10

While Ryan is away, Dana and baby Tanner are staying at Jim and Cheryl's, until Jim starts complaining about the presence of the baby, so Cheryl wants him to stay at Andy's for a while. While Jim and Andy enjoy their male bonding, Cheryl and Dana are enjoying their time together too. At least, until Ryan returns.

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Quality Time
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8.32
175 votes

#5 - Quality Time

My Wife and Kids - Season 2 - Episode 13

Janet is annoyed with Michael who feels that, after spending time with her, he's entitled to time alone — an opinion shared by the marriage counselors they end up seeing, much to Janet's further frustration. Meanwhile, Jr. wonders why Claire suddenly wants to hang out with him and his friends. (ABC)

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The Whole World is Watching
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8.31
195 votes

#6 - The Whole World is Watching

My Wife and Kids - Season 2 - Episode 10

Jay buys Jr. computer appliances (including a 24-hour broadcast webcam), and Michael protests saying he'll only use it for porno instead of studying. They start to fight over who's in charge, and make up on Jr.'s room, unaware that they're being seen through Jr.'s website by the entire world. The next day, Jr. discovers what his parents did, and seeing the unlimited reach of the internet, Michael decides to use it for promoting his business.

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Get Out
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8.29
121 votes

#7 - Get Out

My Wife and Kids - Season 2 - Episode 14

Michael is on a mission — to get his notoriously late family dressed and ready to go to a wedding in 15 minutes, but everybody has some sort of problem that keeps them from getting fully ready. First it's Jay, who insists on having Michael's opinion on her outfit (so she can pick the exact opposite) and has a problem with his clapping. Then there's and Claire, who picked a not-so-formal dress. On top of that there's Kady, who decided to eat chocolate pudding and ruined her clothes. When they are finally ready to go, Kady has a bathroom urge, and the entire family goes back to the house. Finally, Jr. has a heart-to-heart talk with his dad about his mean jokes to him and they leave, missing a phone call from Michael's aunt saying the wedding is cancelled.

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Working Relationship
star
8.29
137 votes

#8 - Working Relationship

My Wife and Kids - Season 2 - Episode 22

Jay's feeling bored ever since she was fired. She can't think of anything else to do around the house, and won't let Michael watch the Jordan game until he hires her as the new accountant at his firm. What comes as a great idea for Jay turns out to be a nightmare for Michael, because Jay wants to turn his morning ritual into running errands; takes over his office and gives the employees way more breaks than they should get. Cornered, Michael goes to Jr. for advice, who tells his father he should just fire Jay. When he does, Jay is extremely hurt. After a deep talk, they decide Jay can continue to work side-by-side with Michael, but not as intrusive as before. Meanwhile, Claire tries to show Kady that E.T. is not so scary.

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Thru Thick and Thin
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8.28
193 votes

#9 - Thru Thick and Thin

My Wife and Kids - Season 2 - Episode 5

Janet returns home from taking care of her mom's injury, and she's put on a few pounds after eating mom's home cooking. Michael doesn't know how to ""diplomatically"" tell his wife that she's packing a little bit extra. The episode builds to a dream sequence, in which Janet imagines that the entire family is tremendously overweight.

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Road Trip
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8.27
175 votes

#10 - Road Trip

My Wife and Kids - Season 2 - Episode 15

Jay organizes a historic trip to Paul Revere's house for the entire family to learn more about American history. She even packs colonial food (which Michael hates) to give it an extra touch. Michael, unlike Jay, isn't so excited about spending a long time with Jay and Claire in a car. The reason? They're both on that time of the month, which spells trouble! The trip is full of problems, including being pulled over twice, Michael being lost and refusing to use the navigational system, Jay's neurosis about her weight, Jr. terrorizing Kady, Claire's whining and Kady playing with the voice alternator she got in her chicken from the chicken place clerk. The family survives, but when they finally get to Paul Revere's house, it's closed.

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The Not-So-Perfect Couple
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8.25
145 votes

#11 - The Not-So-Perfect Couple

'Til Death - Season 4 - Episode 10

When Joy urges Eddie to get a check-up from their doctor, Simona (Susan Yeagley), Eddie becomes enamored with her and her husband, Stephen (Kevin Nealon), and their seemingly perfect life. Joy becomes annoyed when Eddie becomes ardent about taking Simona's advice, even though Joy has been nagging him for years, and decides to prove to Eddie that Simona isn't as perfect as she seems.

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Mom's Away (2)
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8.21
173 votes

#12 - Mom's Away (2)

My Wife and Kids - Season 2 - Episode 2

The pregnancy test was Charmaine's, who is thinking about running away from home. Thanks to Michael's advice on teen parenting (something he had to go through himself), Charmaine decides to talk to her parents about it. Meanwhile, Michael tries to prove to Jr. that his friends are not as friendly as he thinks, something Jr. only realizes after one of the guys tries to hit on his sister Claire. And Michael goes on with the story on Kady's birth, how he took over the pregnancy for Jay and how she ended up with Shaquille O'Neal thanks to a hospital mixup.

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Deliverance
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8.21
319 votes

#13 - Deliverance

According to Jim - Season 6 - Episode 8

When Dana gets into premature labor, and Ryan isn't able to come and deliver the baby because he is delivering a celebrity's baby, Jim has to be the one to deliver Dana's baby.

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Goodbye (1)
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8.21
255 votes

#14 - Goodbye (1)

8 Simple Rules - Season 2 - Episode 4

The Hennessy famly must deal in their own way with the unexpected death of Paul. Cate's separated parents, Jim and Laura, come to visit and try to console the grieving family.

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Vintage Eddie
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8.19
239 votes

#15 - Vintage Eddie

'Til Death - Season 2 - Episode 6

Eddie & Joy prepare for Jeff’s birthday dinner. Eddie doesn’t want to give lingerie as a gift. Eddie decides to give his own gift. At the birthday dinner with a few other couples, Eddie orders 2 desserts for himself. Steph tries on the lingerie. Jeff feels like Eddie doesn’t pay any attention to him. Jeff’s feelings are hurt when he realizes only Joy gave him the gift. Steph gives up on trying having a romantic evening. Eddie gets a perfect bottle of wine for Jeff which Jeff likes. Joy finds out that Eddie gave Jeff a special $1,000.00 bottle of wine she’d been keeping in their house. Eddie and Joy try to get the bottle of wine back and Jeff finally realizes that Eddie is trying to retrieve it. Joy and Eddie get kicked out of the Woodcock’s house, but Jeff eventually gives the bottle of wine back and the two of them bond over a shared drink.

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Coach Jim
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8.18
364 votes

#16 - Coach Jim

According to Jim - Season 6 - Episode 12

Jim decides to toughen up his daughters basketball team and soon turns them from sweet and peaceful to an angry and aggressive basketball team.

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The Flannelsexual
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8.17
321 votes

#17 - The Flannelsexual

According to Jim - Season 6 - Episode 2

Jim ends up on a talk show after claiming that men shouldn't let women feminize them, and then goes to Dana's co-ed baby shower to prove his point.

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The Bachelor Party
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8.13
336 votes

#18 - The Bachelor Party

'Til Death - Season 1 - Episode 15

When the guys discover that Jeff never had a bachelor party, they have a boys night out at a local club. But when Nicole tags along with Cofeld, the guys night doesn't turn out as they planned. Meanwhile, Joy is sick at home and Steph comes over with a special recipe to help them both feel better.

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Opposites Attract (1)
star
8.09
181 votes

#19 - Opposites Attract (1)

8 Simple Rules - Season 2 - Episode 13

In need of a tutor to boost her grades, Bridget hires Jeremy, hoping to make her chance of getting into a good college better. However, after her boyfriend gets sick, Bridget tries to persuade Jeremy to take his place. Meanwhile, Kyle treats Kerry to an very un-corporate Valentine's Day celebration. Rory gets pointers about the perfect gift for his new girlfriend Missy. Jim sends C.J. on an errand to get a ""special drug"" in Canada, which ends up just being Tylenol.

A Community Hero and a Wide Turn
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8.05
244 votes

#20 - A Community Hero and a Wide Turn

Mom - Season 8 - Episode 17

The women attend a gala honoring Marjorie, but Bonnie’s speech doesn’t go as planned.

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Perfect Dad
star
8.04
222 votes

#21 - Perfect Dad

My Wife and Kids - Season 2 - Episode 4

The kids complain that Michael is being too strict since Jay left the house to take care of their grandma, so they call for a family meeting where they all discuss the way they think the family should be, with no repercussions. Jr. thinks having a rapper for a dad would be cool; Claire thinks the perfect dad should be the manager of the country's #1 boy band and Kady thinks Michael should be a big blue dragon (much like TV's Barney). Michael shows them how these versions could go wrong, and shares his thoughts of perfect children (which also wouldn't work). At the end they all agree they should work for a better family relationship, even if it's not how they dreamed it to be.

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The Ring
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8.03
292 votes

#22 - The Ring

'Til Death - Season 1 - Episode 3

Jeff helps out Eddie when he gives Joy the engagement ring she always wanted.

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Really Big Brother
star
8.03
329 votes

#23 - Really Big Brother

'Til Death - Season 2 - Episode 10

To avoid doing housework with Joy, Eddie signs up to be a volunteer for a "Big Brother" program but things go awry when he's accidentally given an adult instead of a kid to mentor.

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Come and Knock on Our Door
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8.03
199 votes

#24 - Come and Knock on Our Door

8 Simple Rules - Season 1 - Episode 16

After discovering that boyfriend Kyle kissed Kerry at a party (the previous episode, ""Kerry's Big Adventure,"" airing Jan 21), Bridget gives her sister the silent treatment which is anything but quiet for Paul. But real life merges with fantasy when Paul has a dream that lands him in familiar territory, showing Kyle as a swinging bachelor living with Paul's two beautiful daughters in an apartment straight out of the 70s. The set of the classic comedy ""Three's Company"" was recreated down to the last detail for this episode.

Second Marriage Guy
star
8.00
299 votes

#25 - Second Marriage Guy

'Til Death - Season 2 - Episode 14

When Eddie's friend Karl introduces him to his second wife, Eddie becomes jealous of Karl's relaxed marriage and convinces Joy that they should try out a "second marriage." Joy has her own ideas of how a "second marriage" should be causing Eddie to re-think his suggestion

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Jay Gets Fired
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7.99
214 votes

#26 - Jay Gets Fired

My Wife and Kids - Season 2 - Episode 9

Jay's in for a surprise when she takes Claire and Kady to her office on Take Your Daughters to Work Day: She gets fired. ""Baby, I'm so sorry,"" Michael tells her. She knows he doesn't mean it: Now he has the full-time housewife he's been longing for. (TV Guide)

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Kerry's Big Adventure
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7.98
202 votes

#27 - Kerry's Big Adventure

8 Simple Rules - Season 1 - Episode 15

After Kerry and her boyfriend break up, Paul tries to cheer up his blue daughter by getting Bridget to take her little sister with her to a party. But while talking to Kyle at the party, Kerry is shocked when a spark is ignited and the two share a romantic kiss. Meanwhile, Paul and Cate try to discover what is hidden in Rory's secret box.

Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip
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7.97
477 votes

#28 - Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip

Mom - Season 6 - Episode 20

Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting.

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Puzzle Club and a Closet Party
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7.96
513 votes

#29 - Puzzle Club and a Closet Party

Mom - Season 6 - Episode 7

Christy and Wendy help Jill clean out her closet, which turns out to be a bigger job than expected, and Bonnie, Marjorie and Tammy take up a new hobby.

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Dino-Mite
star
7.96
340 votes

#30 - Dino-Mite

According to Jim - Season 6 - Episode 9

When Cheryl and Dana allow Jim and Ryan to take care of the kids and baby Tanner while they are out, things get out of control. Jim takes everyone to the museum and everything goes great until the Tyrannosaurus Rex display ends up destroyed.

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The Pilot
star
7.94
329 votes

#31 - The Pilot

Two Guys and a Girl - Season 1 - Episode 1

Pete, Berg and Sharon, three close friends from college, are introduced, along with their workplace, Beacon Street Pizza.

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Double Date
star
7.94
143 votes

#32 - Double Date

My Wife and Kids - Season 2 - Episode 18

Claire wants to go on her first date with Tony, but Michael is reluctant to let her. So he decides he and Jay should also go with them to the movies so they can check on Tony. He proves to be a perfect gentleman despite Michael's innumerous attempts to unmask him as a horny teenager. Such a gentleman that he even refuses to kiss Claire. Michael, who was so worried about his little girl, is shocked to see Claire kissing Tony. But now they know they can trust the boy. Meanwhile, Jr.'s at home babysitting for Kady and decides to take advantage of her. He has her play waitress for him and trades her dimes for his pennies, only to find out later she spit on his soda and traded him a penny worth 200 dollars.

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Mom's Away (1)
star
7.94
261 votes

#33 - Mom's Away (1)

My Wife and Kids - Season 2 - Episode 1

While Jay is away taking care of her mother who broke the leg, Michael is left in charge of the house and the kids. They all miss their mother, and nothing Michael does seems to be as good how Jay did. Jr. wants to join the basketball team. Michael doubts he'll make it, but when he does Michael has other problems to worry about: Jr.'s friends, who seem to be using him. Meanwhile, Kady is cranky and not even Michael's efforts to make cookies just like her mother's are working. Trying to get a smile from her, he starts to tell her how she was born. Claire's friend Charmaine is spending the night over. But the two have bigger worries when a pregnancy test comes out positive.

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Higgledy-Piggledy and a Cat Show
star
7.93
364 votes

#34 - Higgledy-Piggledy and a Cat Show

Mom - Season 7 - Episode 10

Bonnie is forced to relive painful Christmas memories when Christy recounts tales from her childhood to Bonnie’s sponsee, Patty.

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Queen Bees and King Bees
star
7.93
235 votes

#35 - Queen Bees and King Bees

8 Simple Rules - Season 1 - Episode 24

Bridget and Paul are surprised to find themselves in similar situations when they are both alienated in their social circles. But they devise a plan to settle the score, leading Paul to crash a poker game with co-worker Tommy (Larry Miller) to get closer to boss Nick (Patrick Warburton), and Bridget trying to break up ex-boyfriend Kyle and her nemesis, Jenna.

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Eight Cats and the Hat Show
star
7.93
615 votes

#36 - Eight Cats and the Hat Show

Mom - Season 5 - Episode 16

Christy is blindsided by a surprising offer from her boyfriend, Patrick. Also, Bonnie struggles to be the stable one in her relationship after Adam experiences a devastating loss.

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Bazinga! That's from a TV Show
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7.92
2424 votes

#37 - Bazinga! That's from a TV Show

Two and a Half Men - Season 10 - Episode 20

Walden and Alan are caught in the crossfire when Jake cheats on his girlfriend (Jaime Pressly) with her 18-year-old daughter.

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Finger Guns and Beef Bourguignon
star
7.92
478 votes

#38 - Finger Guns and Beef Bourguignon

Mom - Season 6 - Episode 21

Christy discovers her new job at a law firm isn’t quite what she expected, and Bonnie’s therapist, Trevor, pushes her to confront her problem with procrastination.

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Crazy Snakes and a Clog to the Head
star
7.92
620 votes

#39 - Crazy Snakes and a Clog to the Head

Mom - Season 5 - Episode 17

When the ladies bring a meeting to a women’s prison, Bonnie is attacked by an old acquaintance, Tammy, and Christy helps Bonnie make amends.

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Guinea Pygmalion
star
7.92
345 votes

#40 - Guinea Pygmalion

According to Jim - Season 6 - Episode 3

When the family pet guinea pig swallows an eraser, Jim is forced to pay for an expensive operation.

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My Kinda People and the Big To-Do
star
7.92
253 votes

#41 - My Kinda People and the Big To-Do

Mom - Season 8 - Episode 18

Bonnie gains a new outlook on her sobriety after dealing with difficult news. Also, Jill and Andy take a big step in their relationship.

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Jim's Birthday
star
7.92
335 votes

#42 - Jim's Birthday

According to Jim - Season 6 - Episode 18

Cheryl throws Jim an unwanted surprise party for his 50th birthday, which Jim then sabotages, and then later reveals the real reason why he won't celebrate his birthday.

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Kalamazoo And a Bad Wedge of Brie
star
7.92
518 votes

#43 - Kalamazoo And a Bad Wedge of Brie

Mom - Season 6 - Episode 14

Christy’s plan to win her sponsor’s approval backfires, and the ladies rush in to help after Jill’s house is broken into.

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Diamond Earrings and a Pumpkin Head
star
7.92
574 votes

#44 - Diamond Earrings and a Pumpkin Head

Mom - Season 5 - Episode 22

When Christy falls back into old habits, Bonnie worries about her well-being.

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Raisinette in the Sun
star
7.92
298 votes

#45 - Raisinette in the Sun

'Til Death - Season 2 - Episode 11

When Kenny is subjected to a perceived racist slight at a local movie theater, he reacts strongly causing Eddie to rush to his defense. In the aftermath, Eddie decides that Kenny over-reacted and resolves to prove it to him.

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Sips, Sonnets and Sodomy
star
7.91
2729 votes

#46 - Sips, Sonnets and Sodomy

Two and a Half Men - Season 9 - Episode 16

When a huge storm keeps Walden, Alan, Zoey and Lindsay at home on Valentine's Day, conflict brews and relationships are strained.

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Spaghetti Sauce and a Dumpster Fire
star
7.90
592 votes

#47 - Spaghetti Sauce and a Dumpster Fire

Mom - Season 5 - Episode 18

Christy considers getting a new sponsor, Nora, after witnessing Marjorie have a major meltdown in a grocery store, and Bonnie tries her hand at being a supportive friend.

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Poodle Fuzz and a Twinge of Jealousy
star
7.90
724 votes

#48 - Poodle Fuzz and a Twinge of Jealousy

Mom - Season 5 - Episode 5

When an injury temporarily lands Bonnie in a wheelchair, Christy is forced to take over as building manager and makes a surprising discovery.

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Pudding and A Screen Door
star
7.90
651 votes

#49 - Pudding and A Screen Door

Mom - Season 5 - Episode 13

Jill returns from her wellness retreat a changed woman, but Bonnie is offended when she refuses to pay for lunch. Also, Christy’s plans for the future are thrown off track following disappointing news.

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Drummer Boy (2)
star
7.89
184 votes

#50 - Drummer Boy (2)

8 Simple Rules - Season 1 - Episode 18

Bridget takes the car and follows her older boyfriend, drum instructor Ben (Nick Carter, Backstreet Boys), to his college dorm. Conclusion of a two-part episode.