The WORST episodes of Dharma & Greg

Every episode of Dharma & Greg ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Dharma & Greg!

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.

Last Updated: 12/3/2022Network:ABC (US)
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See Dharma Run
star
6.12
141 votes

#1 - See Dharma Run

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/10/1999

After a dehumanizing experience with bureaucratic red tape, Dharma is inspired to run for office, and thanks to a pair of wacky opponents and a hefty campaign contribution from Edward, she may have a real shot. Meanwhile, Pete and Jane find a shocking way to fight the alone-on-Valentine's-Day blues.

Directors: Robert Berlinger
The Cat's Out of the Bag
star
6.59
181 votes

#2 - The Cat's Out of the Bag

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/1/1998

The pretense that everything is fine with Greg's parents finally proves too much for Dharma, who snaps during dinner at a Chinese restaurant and has the bad news served to Greg in a fortune cookie (to the absorbed interest of the Chinese family sharing their table). Trying to help the Montgomery's non-existent sex life, Dharma takes Kitty to her local neighborhood erotica store, where they naturally run into Abby and Larry. Greg and Pete take Edward for a drink to commiserate, and Edward demonstrates his ace in pick-up lines: ""Excuse me, young lady, do you have change for a million?"" Meanwhile, Jane has gone off to a Star Trek convention (""I like middle-aged men who are virgins""), leaving her pet Mr. Boots with Dharma and Greg; but Greg freaks out when he discovers that Mr. Boots is not exactly a cat.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
See Dharma Run Amok
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6.81
132 votes

#3 - See Dharma Run Amok

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/24/1999

Election day is here, and Dharma has finally mastered the art of politics. But it's her own body that teaches her that lying can lead to flu, rashes, eye sties, oozing sores and even a bout of the gout.

Dharma's Inferno
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6.83
192 votes

#4 - Dharma's Inferno

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/5/1999

When the financial realities of Greg's unemployment sink in, Dharma takes on a slew of new jobs and makes a deal with the devil to make ends meet: she accepts covert checks from Kitty in exchange for expanded mother/daughter-in-law time spent together. Only when Edward takes Greg to a high-power suits party while Kitty takes her to the opera to see ""Faust"" does Dharma come to her senses and rush back just in time to prevent Greg from accepting a corporate job.

Instant Dharma
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6.91
211 votes

#5 - Instant Dharma

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/10/1997

Dharma's parents arrive for their weekly yoga class only to find Dharma in tears because all her other students have deserted her for the popular self-defense class across the hall. Greg's efforts to cheer her up only get them evicted from Kitty's operatic fund raising evening. Clearing out her locker, Dharma curiously wanders into the self-defense class that turns out to be run by a wacky woman named Spyder, who is promoting herself with alarmist flyers about a massive increase in crime in the neighborhood. When Dharma protests that this is a lie, Spyder intimidates her physically, then invades a depressed Dharma's nightmare about breaking her non-violent principles and retaliating. When Dharma does attempt to remonstrate with Spyder, both she and Greg get their butts kicked.

Writer: Sid Youngers
Turn Turn Turn
star
7.06
226 votes

#6 - Turn Turn Turn

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/7/1998

Experimenting to see if her parents can be trusted to mind the baby, Dharma and Greg take the baby to the movies with them, but the incessant crying annoys the patrons around them, Dharma's crying. Abby approached Kitty to see if they can agree on a compromise between their family traditions for the baby's naming ceremony, which results in a huge gathering and a minister, a rabbi, and a shaman. (Yes, they tell jokes.) Even Kitty, with the help of Larry's special cookies, gets into the swing of things; and all is happiness until a telegram arrives: Donna has changed her mind and wants the baby back.

Lawyers, Beer and Money
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7.09
138 votes

#7 - Lawyers, Beer and Money

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/30/1999

While his fledgling independent law practice struggles, Greg feels emasculated when Dharma hits the jackpot in a TV commercial whose producers caught her in a late-night promo for Greg's business.

Big Daddy
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7.10
106 votes

#8 - Big Daddy

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/11/2000

Greg's old girlfriend Stephanie asks for his help in getting her son into Greg's old prep school; and once Dharma sets eyes on the boy, she becomes convinced that he is Greg's child.

Try to Remember This Kind of September
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7.12
95 votes

#9 - Try to Remember This Kind of September

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/23/2001

Dharma finds herself inadvertently trying to compete with a visiting childhood friend. Dharma and September grew up together in a commune, and September has remained loyal to her nonconformist ways, such as preparing a salad with greens that ""were growing in the cracks in the sidewalk"" and singing songs taught her by Nelson Mandela. Feeling guilty over how much her own life has changed, Dharma decides to get back to basics. First, she simplifies her wardrobe; then she wonders what else she and Greg can do without—like maybe electricity, or at least Greg's beloved television (just before the Superbowl). But what worries her most is a suspicion that September may have designs on Larry. And she's right—but they're not what she fears.

The Best Laid Plans
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7.12
103 votes

#10 - The Best Laid Plans

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/14/2000

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.

Indian Summer
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7.14
327 votes

#11 - Indian Summer

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/5/1997

While sunning on the roof, Dharma & Jane meet an elderly Native American who wants to die on the premises, claiming that it was his ancestors' sacred burial ground. Naturally Dharma invites him to stay with her, and naturally Greg is deeply suspicious of his motives and tails them—even to the extent of getting Pete to impersonate him at a dinner with Attorney General Janet Reno.

Charma Loves Greb
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7.16
110 votes

#12 - Charma Loves Greb

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/12/2000

Dharma realizes she should have left well enough alone when Greg's surprise party nearly brings the Finklesteins and Montgomerys to blows.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Yes, We Have No Bananas (or Anything Else for That Matter)
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7.17
193 votes

#13 - Yes, We Have No Bananas (or Anything Else for That Matter)

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/25/1998

A gently surreal episode whose humor derives from escalating skewed logic in the Preston Sturges mode: Greg's hostile secretary Marlene (at last the wonderful Yeardley Smith returns!) is offended by her annual staff evaluation as ""Satisfactory,"" while Greg is overjoyed by his ""Superior"" rating until he learns Pete got the same rating. When Greg confronts his boss, he is driven to desperation by the man's apparent complete inability to discriminate between similar items (Tahiti vs. Buffalo as a honeymoon destination, freshly baked bread vs. moldy supermarket bread), and almost unhinged by the boss's decision to put Pete in charge while he is in medical leave. At the same time Greg must deal with Dharma's impulse decision to open a store without first deciding what she will sell, and the fact that the place quickly becomes packed with people who find Dharma's environment strangely soothing and establish a barter economy amongst themselves. There is of course only one ""logical"" conclusion

Without Reservations
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7.18
73 votes

#14 - Without Reservations

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/16/2001

Greg doesn't put out a welcome mat when Dharma turns their place into a temporary bed-and-breakfast.

With a Little Help From My Friend
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7.18
103 votes

#15 - With a Little Help From My Friend

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/25/2001

Dharma decides that her accident must be a manifestation of the universe shuffling her cosmic deck of cards so that she can help people—from the hospital, physical therapy, insurance company, etc.—whom she otherwise wouldn't have met. Yet while Dharma loves giving help to others, she's not nearly as fond of accepting it for herself, even when she's in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Greg deals with an insurance problem—the company has paid them twice by mistake, but won't listen to his attempts to explain.

Talkin' About My Regeneration
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7.21
107 votes

#16 - Talkin' About My Regeneration

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/28/2000

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.

Unarmed and Dangerous
star
7.22
170 votes

#17 - Unarmed and Dangerous

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/21/1998

In the middle of a typical in-law squabble, Dharma and Greg answer an emergency call and rush to hospital. There they find a partially immobilized Pete, who has dislocated both shoulders in a bizarre car accident. Greg is not too pleased at Dharma's offer to nurse Pete back to health, and after a traumatic visit to Pete's apartment to pick up his cat gives her far too much insight into Pete's life (or lack thereof) Dharma finds herself committed to cleansing her house guest both physically and spiritually. Meanwhile, Kitty convinces Abby's ""Save the Ducks"" fund raising committee that rather than making $800 with a bake sale, they can raise $80,000 with a fancy celebrity dinner featuring ""Alan Alda, or one of the Baldwin boys."" Trouble is when the event gets under way, the celebrity turns out to be not exactly environmentally aware Andrew Dice Clay. Jane becomes addicted to the one acceptable item in Pete's apartment: his vibrating, um, massage chair; and Pete's final act of chauvinism

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's ... My Wife
star
7.22
78 votes

#18 - It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's ... My Wife

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/12/2002

Dharma is the inspiration for her nerdy neighbor/admirer's new comic book heroine, the Blonde Tornado, a sexy, crime-fighting superwoman. While Dharma enjoys her newfound stardom, Greg's life whirls out of control after a newspaper photo of a burglary hails her as a real life hero and him as her cowardly sidekick.

I Did It for You, Kitty
star
7.23
168 votes

#19 - I Did It for You, Kitty

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/19/1999

Faced with Kitty's midlife crisis, Dharma decides to help her fulfill her lifelong dream of winning a beauty pageant.

Intensive Caring
star
7.23
103 votes

#20 - Intensive Caring

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/25/2001

The fifth season begins in the aftermath of last May's car crash, with both sets of parents arriving at the hospital and Dharma just out of surgery and groggy from anesthesia. The car accident has left Dharma with a fractured hip and temporarily confined to a wheelchair. Greg, who fared better with just a few minor cuts, mostly feels guilt, and tries to maintain a ""structured"" approach to Dharma's recovery which, unfortunately for her, doesn't allow for skipping physical therapy appointments in favor of wheelchair-tongue-depressor relay races down the hospital halls. For her part, Abby believes that crystals and chants around her daughter's bed might help. Larry calls it a ""healing ceremony""; Greg calls it ""voodoo.""

The Official Dharma & Greg Episode of the 1998 Winter Olympics
star
7.24
235 votes

#21 - The Official Dharma & Greg Episode of the 1998 Winter Olympics

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/25/1998

While Dharma, Abby and Jane try to help a depressed Kitty struggle through her 50th birthday, Greg, Larry and Edward head off to the slopes to stage their own Winter Olympics. To head off Kitty's stated intention of immediate plastic surgery, the daffy trio persuades her to join them, big wigs and scanty dresses donned, on a mission to flirt at a navy bar. Kitty is an immediate hit - until one of the young men tells her she reminds him of his mother! Meanwhile, tobogganing down a mountainside in a canoe, at night, backwards, turns out to be the father and son bonding experience Greg and Edward never found time for.

Home is Where the Art Is
star
7.25
69 votes

#22 - Home is Where the Art Is

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/13/2001

Jenna Elfman's real-life husband Bodhi Elfman guest stars as an old performance artist friend of Dharma's who convinces her to co-star with him in his latest work: To live ""on display"" in an art gallery 24 hours a day for a week. Needless to say, Greg's not thrilled with her decision, and father-in-law Larry's moving in with him doesn't help matters.

Directors: Don Foster, Ted Lange
Sexual Healing
star
7.26
78 votes

#23 - Sexual Healing

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/9/2001

At the same time that Dharma's doctor gives her permission to resume sexual relations, Greg sees their totaled car for the first time since the accident and learns that the insurance adjuster ruled it a case of reckless driving. Now completely guilt-ridden and overly cautious, Greg's unable to enjoy Dharma's romantic advances. Meanwhile, Edward wants Larry to return the rundown desk chair of his that Kitty attempted to throw out. While at first annoyed by Larry's insistence that they play games for the ownership of the chair, Edward grows to enjoy Larry's company.

Directors: Asaad Kelada
Hell No, Greg Can't Go
star
7.26
78 votes

#24 - Hell No, Greg Can't Go

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/14/2000

A small war breaks out as Dharma stages a protest to halt Greg's plans to enlist in the Army. But once he does, the legal eagle's stuffy style has the troops ready to boot him out of boot camp.

Directors: J.D. Lobue
Play Lady Play
star
7.26
112 votes

#25 - Play Lady Play

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/12/1999

Dharma agrees to play drums for a friend's teenage garage band. Meanwhile, she helps Greg through his crisis by purposefully invoking arguments with him.

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