The BEST episodes of Evening Shade

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

In this laid-back comedy, Wood Newton is a former pro American Football player who has retired and returned to his childhood home, the small town of Evening Shade, Arkansas. He's now the coach of the local high school American Football team, which brings him in constant contact with the other residents of the town.

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I'm With Stupid
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#1 - I'm With Stupid

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/30/1991

Molly caves in under pressure from her boyfriend and agrees to take part in a beauty contest.

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Three Naked Men (1)
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#2 - Three Naked Men (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/16/1991

War breaks out between the women and the men on a segregated camping expedition after Wood scares the girls with his bear costume and gets whacked with a shovel, and culminates with the women abandoning the men during their ritual skinny-dipping.

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Chip Off the Old Brick
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#3 - Chip Off the Old Brick

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/4/1991

Herman's big, blustery father comes to visit, but talks football with Wood and chases after Frieda more than he sees his son.

Directors: Burt Reynolds
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Busted
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#4 - Busted

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/9/1991

A public outcry over exotic dancing leaves Ava exposed to criticism when she strips Fontana of her topless act.

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The Resurrection of Wood Newton
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#5 - The Resurrection of Wood Newton

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/16/1992

Ava is voted ""Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney of the Year.""

The Really Odd Couple
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#6 - The Really Odd Couple

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/7/1992

Herman moves in with Freida when his building goes condominium.

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Nothing to Fear But Harvey Lujack
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#7 - Nothing to Fear But Harvey Lujack

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/21/1991

A convict who'd threatened prosecutor Ava when she had him put away escapes and heads toward town.

Directors: Burt Reynolds
Writer: Bill Dial
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Callous Hearts of Rage
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#8 - Callous Hearts of Rage

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/23/1992

Friends and family of Taylor make a scene after seeing themselves portrayed in the debut of his new play.

Writer: Don Rhymer
The Thanksgiving Show
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#9 - The Thanksgiving Show

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/25/1991

It's a turkey of a Thanksgiving for Wood and family when his ex-con cousin (Billy Bob Thornton) and his brood show up for the holiday.

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Cousin Readith
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#10 - Cousin Readith

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/11/1992

Wood learns his bully cousin plans to visit.

Directors: Burt Reynolds
Carl the Mule
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#11 - Carl the Mule

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/14/1992

A frustrated Wood resigns as team coach, and is replaced by Herman.

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A Day in the Life of Wood Newton
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#12 - A Day in the Life of Wood Newton

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/21/1990

On his birthday/wedding anniversary, an innocent Wood is photographed with a stripper; and Prosecuting Attorney candidate Ava discovers she's pregnant despite Wood's vasectomy.

Directors: Harry Thomason
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Kiss of the Ice Cream Woman
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#13 - Kiss of the Ice Cream Woman

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/18/1993

Herman has some bad news for the returning Margaret (who has some for him in return). Herman confesses that he cheated on Margaret by kissing the ice cream woman—but only after Margaret confesses to kissing a man during her trip to Greece.

Directors: Burt Reynolds
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The Hole Story
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#14 - The Hole Story

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/26/1992

Events get out of hand when a hole in a bedroom wall resembles Abraham Lincoln.

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Witness for the Prosecution
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#15 - Witness for the Prosecution

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/11/1993

Ava and Harlan go head to head in court when he is a witness for an insurance company.

Directors: James Hampton
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One Hot Game
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#16 - One Hot Game

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/1993

Wood and Frieda get locked inside a sauna while everyone else in Evening Shade sweats out the football team's first game of the season.

Directors: Burt Reynolds
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One Down, Three to Go
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#17 - One Down, Three to Go

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/27/1993

Ava has a hard time adjusting when Taylor moves out ioto his own apartment.

Directors: Burt Reynolds
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Four Naked Women
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#18 - Four Naked Women

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/20/1993

After the women play a joke on them, the guys get even by locking them out of Fontana's house—while they're clad in Fontana's stripper costumes.

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The Graduation
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#19 - The Graduation

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/17/1993

Herman books John Denver for Taylor's graduation but gets Bob Denver instead.

Directors: Robby Benson
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Saint Bobby
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#20 - Saint Bobby

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/10/1993

Wood thinks a college footbal coach is interested in Taylor.

Directors: Burt Reynolds
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Teaching Is a Good Thing
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#21 - Teaching Is a Good Thing

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/3/1993

Herman is ashamed to tell his mentor that he has lost his teaching job.

Directors: Robby Benson
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Mommy Goes AWOL
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#22 - Mommy Goes AWOL

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/12/1993

Fontana despairs of her mothering abilities when only Evan can quiet baby Scout.

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Cousins Behind Bars
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#23 - Cousins Behind Bars

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/22/1993

Writer: Don Rhymer
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Another Baby Shower
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#24 - Another Baby Shower

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/15/1993

Fontana goes into labour, but Evan can't be reached.

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She What?!
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#25 - She What?!

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/1/1993

Taylor's girlfriend elopes with the school hunk.

Directors: James Hampton
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