The BEST Episodes of Dharma & Greg

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 6, 2019

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.

A Night to Remember

#1 - A Night to Remember

Season 3 - Episode 18

Much to Greg's horror, Dharma tries to help Donald make a memorable evening of his first sexual experience. Meanwhile, Greg searches for memories from his childhood but decides he would rather remain in the present; and Larry develops temporary powers of recollection.

star 8.35
49 votes
Writers: Don Foster, Sid Youngers
A Girl Can Dream, Can't She?

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

Season 2 - Episode 23

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 8.17
58 votes
Writers: Don Foster, Sid Youngers
Dharma Drags Edward Out of Retirement

#3 - Dharma Drags Edward Out of Retirement

Season 2 - Episode 20

When Greg rather reluctantly gives Dharma half of his on-line investment account, she becomes obsessed with profit (even borrowing from her parents), but unwisely follows a tip from a friend of Larry's and sinks everything into a San Francisco company that promptly sinks even further. When she appeals to a recently retired Edward for help, he quickly rejuvenates the business, which happens to merchandize women's fashions for men: edrag.com; but Kitty objects that Edward's golden years were reserved for her.

star 8.17
52 votes
Writers: Dan Foster, Regina Stewart
The End of the Innocence (2)

#4 - The End of the Innocence (2)

Season 4 - Episode 24

After catching Dharma innocently hanging out with her old college tutor---and failed suitor---Charlie, an enraged Greg moves out. Then the misunderstanding turns into a crisis as they both get caught up in the planning of their mutual friends' impending wedding, compelling Greg to seriously reevaluate his own crazy marriage. But when he finally sees the light, it may be too late.

star 8.17
41 votes
Writers: Don Foster, Sid Youngers
The Second Coming of Leonard

#5 - The Second Coming of Leonard

Season 1 - Episode 15

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 8.16
70 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Dottie Dartland, Eric Zicklin
Invasion of the Buddy Snatcher

#6 - Invasion of the Buddy Snatcher

Season 1 - Episode 23

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 8.13
57 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Susannah Hardaway, Charles Harper Yates
For Pete's Sake

#7 - For Pete's Sake

Season 4 - Episode 18

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 8.12
40 votes
Writers: Susan Beavers, Julie Ann Larson
Do You Want Fries With That?

#8 - Do You Want Fries With That?

Season 1 - Episode 13

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 8.12
70 votes
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Charles Harper Yates
The Trouble with Troubadour

#9 - The Trouble with Troubadour

Season 3 - Episode 15

Dharma lends a helping hand to singer-songwriters Lyle Lovett and k.d. lang when their fame and fortune leaves them unfulfilled. Meanwhile, a sarcastic hotel clerk spoils plans for the couple's romantic Valentine's Day getaway.

star 8.12
52 votes
Writers: Eddie Gorodetsky, Jonathan Schmock
Talkin' About My Regeneration

#10 - Talkin' About My Regeneration

Season 3 - Episode 20

Dharma's ritual of unburdening her sins every seven years reveals things that would be better off remaining a burden. Meanwhile, Larry convinces the Montgomerys' maid, Celia, to go on strike, leading everyone to discover how much control Celia has over Kitty's personality.

star 8.10
50 votes
Writers: Eddie Gorodetsky, Julie Ann Larson
Sleepless in San Francisco

#11 - Sleepless in San Francisco

Season 4 - Episode 6

Abby turns a blind eye when Dharma goes the extra mile to help care for the new baby in the Finklestein family.

star 8.10
51 votes
Writers: Susan Beavers, Bob Dolan Smith
The Story of K

#12 - The Story of K

Season 4 - Episode 20

Kitty's swing at writing erotica leaves Edward exhausted, while her editor (Dharma) finds that the work suffers when the couple plays too much. Meanwhile, Greg avoids the issue entirely by submersing himself into building a model ship.

star 8.09
44 votes
Directors: Thomas Gibson
Writers: Bill Prady, Susan Beavers
Educating Dharma (1)

#13 - Educating Dharma (1)

Season 4 - Episode 13

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 8.08
48 votes
Directors: Chuck Lorre
Writers: Susan Beavers, Don Foster
Death and Violins

#14 - Death and Violins

Season 2 - Episode 13

Edward's mother Beatrice is dying and knows it, despite the efforts of everyone around her to deny the fact except Dharma, who argues for honesty and gets a priceless Stradivarius as a keepsake, much to the horror of Kitty who believes it belongs in a museum -- especially after everyone has heard Dharma trying to learn ""Three Blind Mice"" on the instrument. Then Dharma learns something very surprising: Edward and Kitty's marriage was a whirlwind courtship bitterly opposed by Beatrice, who has never forgiven her ""free-thinking"" daughter-in-law and refuses to pass on the family heirloom engagement ring to her. Dharma tries to help mend fences before it's too late -- then tries to respect Beatrice's dying wish to pass on the ring when it is much, much too late. In a coda, Greg is more than happy to let Dharma's violin teacher borrow the Strad for a recital, then learns Dharma has taken up the trombone instead.

star 8.08
63 votes
Directors: Dottie Dartland
Writers: Dottie Dartland, Chuck Lorre
Dharma and Greg on a Hot Tin Roof

#15 - Dharma and Greg on a Hot Tin Roof

Season 2 - Episode 14

Role playing at a golf shop, the couple put on fake Southern accents and wind up endearing themselves to a genuine Southerner -- who turns out to be the federal judge before whom Greg must argue a cast the next day. After an evening's panic, he decides to tough it out and wins the case hands down (while mystifying Pete). But he discovers he has succeeded only too well: Judge Harper becomes the couple's best friend and constant companion, and Greg despairs at having to keep up the pretence forever -- especially when the judge comes to meet the entire extended family.

star 8.07
57 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Dottie Dartland, Regina Stewart
Daughter of the Bride of Finkelstein

#16 - Daughter of the Bride of Finkelstein

Season 1 - Episode 18

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 8.07
72 votes
Haus Arrest

#17 - Haus Arrest

Season 1 - Episode 12

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 8.06
76 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Dottie Dartland, Regina Stewart
The Best Laid Plans

#18 - The Best Laid Plans

Season 3 - Episode 19

For the first time in her life, Dharma gets depressed about her sex life when she discovers that Greg can't make a move in the bedroom without checking his day planner first. Meanwhile, a depressed Greg confides in Pete, who convinces him the only logical explanation for the downturn in his sex life is that Dharma is seeing someone else.

star 8.04
46 votes
Writers: Regina Stewart, Julie Ann Larson
The Spy Who Said He Loved Me

#19 - The Spy Who Said He Loved Me

Season 3 - Episode 17

Dharma runs into an old boyfriend (Jason Beghe) whose endless, high-flown tales of jet setting sound more and more like flights of fancy. Meanwhile, Greg's hernia becomes a popular topic for discussion and forces several trips to the doctor

star 8.04
48 votes
Writers: Bill Prady, Regina Stewart
Your Place or Mine

#20 - Your Place or Mine

Season 3 - Episode 22

After replacing her furniture with Greg's stored bachelor stuff, Dharma is a changed woman. But not necessarily for the better -- she becomes strangely possessed with material ambition. Meanwhile, Edward finally rebels against the fact that even his private den is entirely decorated by Kitty.

star 8.04
49 votes
Writers: Sid Youngers, Jonathan Schmock
Mad Secretaries and Englishmen

#21 - Mad Secretaries and Englishmen

Season 4 - Episode 7

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 8.04
49 votes
Writers: Julie Ann Larson, David Reagal
Weekend at Larry's

#22 - Weekend at Larry's

Season 3 - Episode 16

While spending the weekend at Dharma's parents' house, Greg fears they're in grave danger when an old family friend shows up unexpectedly -- Nunzio and Stinky dig up his skeleton in Larry's garden. Meanwhile, Larry and Abby run into Edward and Kitty on a flight to Washington and discover that Edward is testifying before Congress on an environmental issue that Larry and Abby are protesting.

star 8.04
49 votes
Writers: Bill Prady, Michelle Nader
The Dating Game

#23 - The Dating Game

Season 2 - Episode 24

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 8.04
50 votes
Tie-Dying the Knot

#24 - Tie-Dying the Knot

Season 3 - Episode 8

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 8.04
50 votes
Writers: Don Foster, Eddie Gorodetsky
Dutch Treat

#25 - Dutch Treat

Season 4 - Episode 10

When Dharma and Greg disagree about playing role model to their young college friend Donald, they decide to experiment with independence for the first time since their marriage began. When things finally get really tense, only an obscure dream and a visit from Abraham Lincoln can close the divide.

star 8.04
50 votes
Directors: Asaad Kelada
Writers: Rachel Sweet, Bill Prady, Jenna Bruce