The Best Episodes of Dharma & Greg

Dharma Freedom Finkelstein-Montgomery (Jenna Elfman, "Townies") 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 (Thomas Gibson, "Chicago Hope"), 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 (Mimi Kennedy) and Larry (Alan Rachins), 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 (Susan Sullivan) and Edward (Mitchell Ryan), who've slowly but surely come to accept the fact that their son married outside the country club boundaries. Executive producer Chuck Lorre made minor television history by taking advantage of the fact that many fans didn't see the show at the time of its broadcast: for those who videotaped the show, each episode's end credits reveal a special message from Lorre on a vanity card. These are currently being added and can be found under the "Notes" section for each episode.

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 8.47
38 votes
The Second Coming of Leonard

#2 - 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 8.28
54 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Let's Get Fiscal

#3 - Let's Get Fiscal

Season 4 - Episode 12

Dharma regretfully seeks Edward's business advice when the co-op's slush fund comes up empty, and Greg works with a very successful attorney whom Dharma used to date.

star 8.27
33 votes
For Pete's Sake

#4 - 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 8.27
30 votes
The End of the Innocence (2)

#5 - 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 8.26
34 votes
Sleepless in San Francisco

#6 - 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 8.25
40 votes
She's with the Band

#7 - She's with the Band

Season 5 - Episode 17

After suddenly joining a rock band that includes the rebellious teenage daughter of one of Greg's clients, Dharma invites the musicians to live with her and Greg.

star 8.22
32 votes
The Story of K

#8 - 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 8.21
33 votes
Directors: Thomas Gibson
Educating Dharma (1)

#9 - 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 8.21
38 votes
Directors: Chuck Lorre
Dharma and the Horse She Rode In On

#10 - Dharma and the Horse She Rode In On

Season 2 - Episode 15

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 8.21
48 votes
Wish We Weren't Here

#11 - Wish We Weren't Here

Season 5 - Episode 9

Bad weather grounds Dharma and Greg's flight in Indiana.

star 8.21
29 votes
A Girl Can Dream, Can't She?

#12 - 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 8.20
46 votes
Pride and Prejudice

#13 - Pride and Prejudice

Season 4 - Episode 21

Dharma's paranoia reaches a new height when she discovers her own prejudice against little people.

star 8.18
34 votes
Invasion of the Buddy Snatcher

#14 - 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 8.17
48 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
This Diamond Ring

#15 - This Diamond Ring

Season 5 - Episode 19

When Dharma discovers that her drivers license has expired, Greg demands that she be a little more responsible—which is when Dharma discovers she has lost the priceless family heirloom diamong ring Kitty gave her. She discovers it on the roof, coated with tar; and when she takes it to a jeweler for cleaning, she learns it is, in fact, just a really good fake, leading to a confrontation with Kitty. Meanwhile, Pete turns to Dharma for help in getting Gretchen to go out with him. Her simple, sound advice works... Soon Gretchen is head-over-heels for Pete—and he can't stand it. Also, we see Marlene as a judgmental book clerk, and learn that Greg has finally fired her.

star 8.17
30 votes
The Trouble with Troubadour

#16 - 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 8.17
42 votes
Talkin' About My Regeneration

#17 - 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 8.15
39 votes
Kitty Dearest

#18 - Kitty Dearest

Season 4 - Episode 19

Greg loses his cool with Kitty after another one of her annoying charity events, creating a cold front between the stubborn mother and son. While Dharma tries to bring back the love, Kitty goes out and gets herself a better little boy.

star 8.14
35 votes
Love, Honor & Ole!

#19 - Love, Honor & Ole!

Season 4 - Episode 2

Dharma tries to reconnect with her old life by planning a wild road trip to Mexico with her friends. When Greg decides to go along for the ride, Dharma's friends are less than pleased. Meanwhile, Larry lands a job as a night security guard with Edward's company in order to get medical insurance for the baby.

star 8.14
35 votes
Do the Hustle

#20 - Do the Hustle

Season 4 - Episode 17

Dharma finds a way to bond with Kitty – and score some cash – after unleashing her mother-in-law's secret skills as a pool player. Greg, meanwhile, races around town to find a replacement rat after killing his wife's beloved house pest.

star 8.13
30 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Judy & Greg

#21 - Judy & Greg

Season 4 - Episode 16

Fleeing from Kitty's talk on popular restoration of Victoria architecture, Dharma drags Greg into a neighboring high-school reunion for the class of '81, assuming the identities of no-shows Todd and Judy. She is non-plussed to discover that everyone present loathes ""Judy"" for the terrible things she did to them in high school, and decides the universe wants her to make amends by visiting each of Judy's former victims and apologizing. When this doesn't work out, she tracks down the actual Judy for a confrontation. Meanwhile, Larry offers Edward tips on how to revitalize the sexual side of his marriage, and encourages Abby to do the same for Kitty -- but their advice (""let the other make the first move"") leads to stalemate.

star 8.13
31 votes
Your Place or Mine

#22 - 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 8.13
39 votes
Do You Want Fries With That?

#23 - 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
59 votes
How This Happened

#24 - How This Happened

Season 4 - Episode 22

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 8.12
33 votes
Tie-Dying the Knot

#25 - 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 8.12
42 votes