The BEST Episodes of Dharma & Greg

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 8, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

Dharma Freedom Finkelstein-Montgomery is a free-spirited yoga instructor with an incredible knack for looking on the bright side. Raised by hippie parents, she was taught to shun convention, trust her wildest instincts, and find the joy in everyday life. Her husband, Greg Montgomery, is a conservative, Harvard-educated attorney and the yin to Dharma's yang. Married on their first date, they have remained committed to each other from day one, despite the obstacles presented by the world around them. Among those obstacles are Dharma's counterculture parents, Abby and Larry, who recently brought another bohemian bundle of joy — baby Harry — into the world. On the other side, literally, are Greg's uptight, blue-blood parents, Kitty and Edward, who've slowly but surely come to accept the fact that their son married outside the country club boundaries.

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For Pete's Sake

#1 - For Pete's Sake

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 3, 2001

In an effort to boost Pete's confidence, Dharma makes the naïve mistake of convincing Greg to leave the practice in Pete's very incapable hands.

star 8.34
76 votes
Writers: Julie Ann Larson, Susan Beavers
Are You Ready for Some Football?

#2 - Are You Ready for Some Football?

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 16, 1998

When Greg convinces Dharma to accompany him and Pete to a football game, despite her lifelong aversion to competitive sports, he is unprepared for her sudden and total conversion into a fanatical San Francisco 49ers fan--and the term ""fanatical"" is not used lightly. When Dharma sneaks out to a game in the middle of dinner with her parents, Greg decides she needs help, and arranges an intervention involving quarterback Steve Young.

star 8.33
204 votes
Writers: Eric Zicklin, Fred Greenlee
Invasion of the Buddy Snatcher

#3 - Invasion of the Buddy Snatcher

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 20, 1998

When Greg hosts a poker game, Dharma takes advantage of the occasion to meet his buddies. Petty jealousies surface as she begins befriending the men and privately advising them on personal matters - including bankruptcy, impotence, and a serious crush one of the men has on Greg - and they in turn begin to full uncomfortable around Greg because he won't share his feelings with them. Upset that Dharma has taken over his friends, Greg tries to bluff her by maintaining that he has plans of his own to hang out with Jane; and when Dharma thinks this an ""awesome"" idea, he finds himself involved in a bizarre role-playing game with Jane's very bizarre friends (including the Vulcan-eared Trekkie seen at the end of episode 20). Meanwhile, Kitty and Edward are unhappily afloat in ""duck soup,"" as their swimming pool is invaded by waterfowl. Enter Abby, who is getting a Berkeley degree in ornithological intelligence. (Larry: ""It's the study of bird brains."" Kitty: ""Oh, that must be useful."")

star 8.24
169 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Charles Harper Yates, Susannah Hardaway
Like, Dharma's Totally Got a Date

#4 - Like, Dharma's Totally Got a Date

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 11, 1998

Dharma discovers Greg is really the only man for her when she agrees to attend a dance with a nerdy high school kid, but meets with some serious competition from the younger crowd. Meanwhile, Larry sings his ""You guys are okay"" song to Edward and Kitty, causing Kitty to fall and hurt herself; this prompts Kitty to sue Larry after she is embarrassed by her donut-cushion in front of the mayor. Larry represents himself, while Pete arbitrates.

star 8.04
204 votes
Writers: Eric Zicklin, Regina Stewart
Daughter of the Bride of Finkelstein

#5 - Daughter of the Bride of Finkelstein

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 4, 1998

A plumbing emergency in their apartment forces Dharma and Greg to move in temporarily with his parents, and a situation fraught with tension is made worse when the Finkelsteins decide to contemplate marriage after twenty years of unwed bliss—and Larry moves in with the Montgomerys as well.

star 8.00
218 votes
Tie-Dying the Knot

#6 - Tie-Dying the Knot

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 9, 1999

Abby and Larry decide to make it official after thirty years of unwedded bliss, provided they can get Kenny Loggins to sing at the ceremony. Meanwhile, Greg comes full circle on his search for tranquility a part-time resident of the local park comes to him with a legal problem.

star 7.99
113 votes
Writers: Don Foster, Eddie Gorodetsky
The Dating Game

#7 - The Dating Game

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired May 26, 1999

When Dharma and Greg decide to go on a first date to get reacquainted the old-fashioned way, their courtship doesn't go as well as planned: a furious Dharma moves back in with her parents and refuses to speak to a penitent Greg.

star 7.98
84 votes
The Ex-Files

#8 - The Ex-Files

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 22, 1997

When Greg's former co-worker and ex-girlfriend Barbara is transferred back to his firm from Washington, Dharma seeks to assuage her own natural jealousy by finding a new Mr. Right for Barbara—a quest which takes on a desperate edge when Barbara confesses she is still in love with Greg.

star 7.97
349 votes
Directors: Tom Moore
Writers: Eric Zicklin
How This Happened

#9 - How This Happened

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired May 8, 2001

A simple garden on Montgomery-owned land triggers a war of the roses (and ladybugs) between Kitty and Dharma's hippie friends. Meanwhile, Dharma gets her hands dirty helping one of Ed's wrongfully terminated employees put his life back together, whether he likes it or not.

star 7.94
77 votes
Writers: Don Foster, Sid Youngers
The Second Coming of Leonard

#10 - The Second Coming of Leonard

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 4, 1998

When Dharma's charismatic old boyfriend, Leonard, suddenly re-enters her life after a year in India, Greg finds himself extremely uncomfortable around him—especially when it becomes clear that absolutely everyone else, from Greg's parents to even Marlene, absolutely adores Leonard. Weakened by battling a bad cold, Greg is thrown for a loop when Leonard reveals that he has been celibate since he left Dharma and Dharma decides that she and Greg should give abstinence a try as well. Finally, Dharma informs everyone that they should respect Greg's wishes and not see Leonard any more—then everyone simultaneously spots Greg on television enjoying Leonard's company and his benchside basketball tickets.

star 7.93
190 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Dottie Dartland, Eric Zicklin
Mother and Daughter Reunion

#11 - Mother and Daughter Reunion

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 10, 2000

In the fourth-season opener, Abby's plans for the new baby rattle Dharma, because Abby's admission that she and Larry made mistakes raising Dharma – like letting Timothy Leary babysit – threatens Dharma's memories of her childhood as idyllic. When Abby's pregnancy is threatened by complications, Dharma feels obscurely responsible, until a visit from the spirit of her dead friend George sets her straight. Meanwhile, Greg's advice helps Pete and Jane make a move to repair their crumbling marriage: they announce they are getting divorced.

star 7.92
110 votes
Writers: Rachel Sweet, Susan Beavers
And the In-Laws Meet

#12 - And the In-Laws Meet

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 1997

When Dharma and Greg throw a party to celebrate their union, a disapproving Kitty boycotts the event, and Dharma sets out to befriend her mother-in-law. But when the Montgomerys and the Finkelsteins finally get together to plan the details, the hostilities really begin.

star 7.90
346 votes
Haus Arrest

#13 - Haus Arrest

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 17, 1997

Dharma's free spirit and maternal instincts are challenged when Greg's rebellious teenage niece Jennifer visits for the holidays and soon abuses her newfound friendship with her aunt. When Dharma and Jane take her along on a wacky shopping trip pretending to be monolingual German tourists, they are upset to discover that she has used them as a cover for actual shoplifting. Later when Dharma discovers that Jennifer has invited a boyfriend over unannounced, she lowers the disciplinary boom—and Jennifer runs away.

star 7.86
303 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Dottie Dartland, Regina Stewart
Hell to the Chief

#14 - Hell to the Chief

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 9, 2000

When Abby objects to being president by acclamation yet again of the educational co-op, she impulsively nominates Dharma to run against her, and both women are nonplussed when Dharma is instantly elected. While Abby tries to be supportive, Dharma sets about making changes, which backfire, convincing her that Abby is sabotaging her. Meanwhile, k.d. lang asks Greg for a small legal favor which quickly goes to Greg's head.

star 7.86
84 votes
Writers: Rachel Sweet, Regina Stewart
Do You Want Fries With That?

#15 - Do You Want Fries With That?

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 7, 1998

Greg's latest legal victory leaves him depressed in the middle of the office celebration, so Dharma suggests that maybe Greg should quit and ""follow his bliss."" It turns out that Greg's suppressed passion is for cooking, so he informs his disturbed parents that he is starting a new career as a short-order cook in a hamburger joint. This prompts Edward to confession his own secret talent: hairdressing.

star 7.83
242 votes
Writers: Charles Harper Yates, Chuck Lorre
Mr. Montgomery Goes to Washington

#16 - Mr. Montgomery Goes to Washington

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 12, 1997

After Greg wins a major court case, he is urged to run for Congress. It's an idea that moves Dharma to consult Greg's mother for grooming advice, as a potential political wife. After worrying about Dharma fitting in with the political crowd, Greg embarrasses himself during his first public appearance by emerging from the washroom with his fly undone. But when Dharma tries to boost his confidence with a little back-seat lovin', it becomes front-page news. (""We know he's not a Democrat because he's having sex with his wife, and we know he's not a Republican because he's having sex."") Greg is thrown into a black depression until he realizes that his popularity has soared; then his opponent makes a decisive sexual confession of his own.

star 7.81
261 votes
Writers: Bill Prady, Chuck Lorre, Regina Stewart
Valet Girl

#17 - Valet Girl

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 1998

Greg is forced to make a very embarrassing public admission when he sees the first girl he claims to have slept with and her jealous husband makes some serious threats. Meanwhile, Dharma and Greg attend the wedding of Kitty's housekeeper and offer to park cars as a wedding gift.

star 7.80
236 votes
Writers: Bill Prady, Fred Greenlee
A Girl Can Dream, Can't She?

#18 - A Girl Can Dream, Can't She?

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 19, 1999

Greg discovers he should pay more attention to his wife's intuition when Dharma has a nightmare and begs him not to go away on a business trip.

star 7.79
117 votes
Writers: Don Foster, Sid Youngers
Educating Dharma (1)

#19 - Educating Dharma (1)

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 6, 2001

When Dharma decides to go to college, she meets a professor who stirs some feelings that could disrupt her marriage. (Part 1 of 2)

star 7.79
108 votes
Directors: Chuck Lorre
Writers: Don Foster, Susan Beavers
Dharma and the Horse She Rode In On

#20 - Dharma and the Horse She Rode In On

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 3, 1999

It's Dharma's birthday, but the surprise she gets isn't what Greg was planning. First his parents take them on a mock foxhunt, and the uncontrollably wild stallion at the stables becomes meek as a lamb as she as he meets Dharma (who nicknames him ""Steve""). Groom Joaquin swears it's because the horse has fallen madly in love with Dharma -- and sure enough Steve starts showing up unexpectedly (and inexplicably) at the apartment. Meanwhile, Greg's old flame Barbara (guest Coyle reprises her role from episode five) is assigned to work with him on a case with an overnight deadline, but has to go home to deal with a plumbing emergency, so Greg accompanies her, and over several hours of hard work they both fall asleep. When Dharma gets back from returning Steve to the stables, it's 3:00 am and Greg is missing, so she calls Pete, who assumes the worst and swears that Greg is passed out drunk on his floor. When Greg is late leaving work for Dharma's party and still has to stop off at the jewele

star 7.78
145 votes
Writers: Charles Harper Yates, Julie Ann Larson
Everybody Must Get Stones

#21 - Everybody Must Get Stones

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 3, 1999

Dharma and Greg join their parents, and even Pete and Jane, on a couples' retreat. But when they repeatedly fail tests designed to demonstrate the strength of their relationship (while Pete and Jane score tops), they resort to covert measures. Meanwhile, Kitty and Edward find a weekend in the wild to be just that.

star 7.76
146 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Bill Prady, Sid Youngers
Previously on Dharma & Greg

#22 - Previously on Dharma & Greg

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 11, 2001

Greg proposing to another woman? Dharma bringing another man home to meet the folks? This landmark flashback episode takes place six months prior to the series pilot and shows Dharma and Greg's lives before they met and married on their first date. Share in Kitty's chagrin as Greg breaks up with his debutante fiancée, and join Larry as he watches Dharma leave a great guy who ""refuses to get a job.""

star 7.75
72 votes
Writers: David Babcock, Susan Beavers

#23 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 1997

Free-spirited Dharma and straitlaced Greg break the news to their respective parents, none of whom are especially thrilled with the match.

star 7.73
448 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Dottie Dartland
Dharma Does Dallas

#24 - Dharma Does Dallas

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 20, 2001

Dharma gets to know Greg's dysfunctional cousins and in-laws just in time to keep Edward from making a huge mistake in choosing his successor as head of the firm.

star 7.73
134 votes
Writers: Bill Prady, Eddie Gorodetsky
Mad Secretaries and Englishmen

#25 - Mad Secretaries and Englishmen

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 5, 2000

Dharma & Greg's love life suffers because neither of them can keep from helping other people with their love problems, including Greg's crazy, lovesick secretary Marlene. Their romantic getaway gets postpones so Dharma can set Marlene up with Jane's flaxy ex. Meanwhile, Abby comes up with a scheme to make money and feed Harry at the same time.

star 7.72
112 votes
Writers: David Reagal, Julie Ann Larson