The BEST Episodes of Brotherly Love
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 5, 2020
Joe Roman has come by his self-reliance naturally. His parents divorced when he was little, and his dad”a race car driver”remarried and focused primarily on his new family with his young wife Claire. Joe spent his childhood on the move with his mother, venturing out on his own when he was just 15. A year after his father's fatal accident, Joe returns to Philadelphia to collect his share of his Dad's estate, a car customizing business. His reunion with Claire and his half brothers is a little rocky. Despite her best efforts, Claire is struggling to keep the business afloat. Fifteen-year-old Matt, tormented by a number of teen crises both real and imagined, harbors a lot of resentment toward Joe. And Andy, a wildly imaginative seven-year-old, can't quite hide his need for a father figure. It doesn't take long for Joe to realize how much he's needed, so he accepts Claire's offer to move in and work in the family business. Downstairs in the garage, Joe works alongside
#1 - Remember
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 11, 1996
Matt wants to play Philadelphia's Lucky Burger clown -- for the money; Joey wants to join the motorcycle-racing circuit and follow in his father's footsteps, which worries Claire.
#2 - Big Brotherly Love
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 18, 1996
The younger Roman brothers consider their Designated Dad Jack a delightful companion, but to Joe he's an interloper in the family.
#3 - Bride and Prejudice
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 25, 1996
Lou weighs a heavy decision after accepting an engagement ring from her boyfriend; Matt's sarcastic new friends rib Lloyd.
#4 - Other People
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 6, 1996
Joe and Lou agree to be ""just friends"" and date others, but Joe fumes when Lou's ""other person"" is someone he doesn't know -- and then he unwittingly asks out Lou's best friend. Puppeteer Marc Weiner appears as himself.
#5 - A Roman Holiday
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 18, 1995
Christmas morning promises to be a big disappointment for Andy, who entrusted Lloyd to relay his gift wish to Santa -- but now wonders if his brother really delivered it.
#6 - Once Around the Block
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 4, 1996
Matt hopes to shed his boring image by catching the action at a salsa dance club, where his mom and Lou suddenly show up; and so do Joe and Andy, who swing by in a Batmobile-style cruiser.
#7 - A Midsummer's Nightmare
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 1, 1995
Joe's merciless teasing destroys Matt's confidence for his role in ""A Midsummer Night's Dream"" -- as a sprite. Joe could use a confidence-builder himself after agreeing to a nude-modeling gig for Lou's art class.
#8 - Bait and Switch
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 12, 1995
A conspiratorial Lloyd locks up Joe and Lou in the storeroom on a day that Lou has arranged a blind date and Joe has promised to aid Matt in a date with destiny -- a fight with a school bully.
#9 - Double Date
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 1, 1996
Dissatisfied with their respective dates, Joe and Lou introduce the two on a double date -- and wait for nature to take its course.
#10 - Power of Love
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 8, 1996
Lloyd quits the garage to fulfill his dreams after he sees a self-help video.
#11 - Such a Bargain
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 17, 1995
Matt goes overboard trying to impress a girl; Joe warns Lou about an art dealer with connections who has convinced her he's interested in her junk sculpture.
#12 - Witchcraft
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 30, 1995
A fortuneteller gives Joe a Halloween scare, as does Andy's ""disappearance""; Claire goes solo to a party; and Matt endures the taunts of college-age trick-or-treaters. All this goes on while Lloyd watches the ""scariest movie ever made"": The Sound of Music.
#13 - Lord of the Guys
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 15, 1996
The boys fend for themselves when Claire goes to a spa for the weekend.
#14 - Joe at 21
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 22, 1996
Perched at a bar on his 21st birthday, Joe reminisces about his dad and about turning 16, while at home Claire and the gang plan what they hope will be a nifty surprise party -- but Joe ruins the surprise by coming home drunk.
#15 - Claire's First Date
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 29, 1996
Claire has butterflies as she prepares for a first date. So do Matt and Andy, who fear that a newcomer will replace their dad.
#16 - Viva la fraternite
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 13, 1996
Both Joey and Matt ask Andy's new baby sitter for a date.
#17 - Kernel of Truth
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 10, 1996
Andy figures he won't get into any more trouble in school if Joe dates his teacher, Claire meets a potential date at the supermarket; and psychology student Matt fears he may have obsessive-compulsive disorder.
#18 - Downtown Girl
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 17, 1996
Joe regrets the path his life has taken after running into a once-unpopular classmate who's now headed for rock stardom.
#19 - Skin Deep
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 19, 1997
Matt's new girlfriend wants him to get a tattoo.
#20 - Paging Nell
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 2, 1997
Joe is reunited with old friend Nell Bascombe, who needs a new kidney.
#21 - The Comic Con
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 25, 1995
Lies and deceptions multiply ""like tribbles"" when Lloyd meets a potential sweetheart on the Internet, and Matt tries to hid a blemish in anticipation of a first date.
#22 - The Sleepover Show
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 1995
An old girlfriend from high school visits Joe and he invites to spend the night. Matt accidentally sees the girl get out of the shower, causing Claire to tell Joe he is setting a bad example for the younger boys. Andy, meanwhile, can't face telling Claire that he isn't ready to go to a sleepover birthday party at a neighbor's house and winds up sneaking downstairs to Joe's room to avoid his mother, ending up spending the evening with Joe's girlfriend instead.
#23 - Outbreak!
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 19, 1995
Joe makes an executive decision to expand Roman Customizing by signing a new account -- one that Claire had turned down before she and others in the house came down with chicken pox.
#24 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 16, 1995
Matt and Andy mix like oil and water with Joe, who means to collect his share of their late father's garage.
#25 - The Liberty Bell Show
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 24, 1995
Matt and Joe get into a heated debate over which of them should date Matt's forensics teacher after a field trip, Andy blames himself for the crack in the Liberty Bell.