The BEST Episodes of Guys With Kids

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2022

Network: NBC

"Guys with Kids" is about three 30-something dads who try to hold on to their youth as they face the responsibilities of having kids. Thankfully, Gary, Chris and Nick have each other to help navigate the highs and lows of fatherhood - while still trying desperately to remain dudes. Balancing work or staying at home, happily married or happily divorced, taking care of the "littles" while maintaining a social life is a daily challenge. Whether it's hosing down their babies in the kitchen sink or hitting the bar strapped with "babybjorns," these guys are taking on fatherhood in ways no one has ever seen before.

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First Birthday

#1 - First Birthday

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 2012

Chris plans a nontraditional celebration for Ernie's first birthday; Manny and Gary try a kale-only diet; Sheila tries to deal with her breakup.

star 8.14
171 votes
Writers: Alan Freedland, Alan R. Cohen
Gary's Day Off

#2 - Gary's Day Off

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 17, 2012

Marny agrees to take care of the kids so Gary can have a break; the guys help Sheila move in hope of getting back Chris' Giants tickets.

star 8.04
199 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Matt Lawton
Marny Wants a Girl

#3 - Marny Wants a Girl

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 3, 2012

After having four boys, Marny wants to try for a girl; Sheila plans and signs everyone up for a child CPR class.

star 8.03
173 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Courtney Lilly

#4 - Thanksgiving

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 21, 2012

Sheila tries to win the gang over with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner; Gary decides to spend the holiday waiting in line for a TV that's on sale.

star 7.96
141 votes
Directors: Betsy Thomas
Writers: Keith Heisler
Divorce Party

#5 - Divorce Party

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 27, 2013

When Chris and Sheila think about having another baby together, Nick and Emily plan a divorce party to remind Chris about his past with Sheila; Marny's younger sister is hired as Gary's assistant.

star 7.92
130 votes
Directors: Betsy Thomas
Writers: Matt Lawton
The Bathroom Incident

#6 - The Bathroom Incident

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 31, 2012

Gary gets Emily's help organizing his apartment; Freddie and Ernie lock themselves in the bathroom; the guys talk to Nick about his lack of preparation.

star 7.88
203 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Kenny Schwartz, Rick Wiener
Rare Breed

#7 - Rare Breed

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 20, 2013

Gary struggles to keep up with his successful new career and his responsibilities as a dad; a missing toy makes a sound that keeps Emily and Nick up at night; Ernie is held back at his play group.

star 7.87
118 votes
Writers: Charlie Grandy
Apartment Halloween

#8 - Apartment Halloween

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 24, 2012

Nick goes to war with the new co-op board president, Lydia (Marissa Jaret Winokur), when she forbids his annual Halloween decorations.

star 7.85
289 votes
Writers: Donald Diego
Gary's Idea

#9 - Gary's Idea

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 13, 2013

Marny is dismayed when Gary comes up with a business idea; Chris decides to reinvent himself and starts a new hobby.

star 7.81
83 votes
Writers: Donald Diego, Lauren Caltagirone
First Word

#10 - First Word

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 2, 2013

Nick and Chris argue about who brought Sheila into their life; Gary talks about the origin of his chipped tooth; Sheila and Chris wait for Ernie's first word.

star 7.78
152 votes
Writers: Kenny Schwartz, Rick Wiener
Marny's Dad

#11 - Marny's Dad

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 9, 2013

Gary is willing to do anything to earn his father-in-law's respect; Chris goes on a date with Shelia.

star 7.73
175 votes
Directors: Betsy Thomas
Writers: Courtney Lilly
The Standoff

#12 - The Standoff

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 10, 2012

Gary experiments with unconventional disciplinary tactics; Marny insists on helping Chris; a school project leads Nick to feel overly competitive.

star 7.70
256 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Charlie Grandy

#13 - Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 5, 2012

Emily and Nick think Manny and Gary's marriage is in a rut; Sheila and Chris must decide who keeps the engagement ring after their divorce.

star 7.60
178 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Charlie Grandy
Chris' New Girlfriend

#14 - Chris' New Girlfriend

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 26, 2012

Nick confesses to having a shared past with Chris' new girlfriend; Gary steels himself for the consequences of forgetting his anniversary.

star 7.56
242 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Me Time

#15 - Me Time

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 30, 2013

Overwhelmed by pressure at work and at home, Marny lies to Gary in hope of securing some time alone; when Chris signs the group up for trivia night, Nick and Sheila's competitive nature causes problems.

star 7.44
178 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Alan Freedland, Alan R. Cohen
The Will

#16 - The Will

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 6, 2013

A near-death experience leaves Marny and Gary worried about their children's future; Chris is jealous of Ernie's new male nanny (Mark Consuelos).

star 7.43
141 votes
Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Writers: Lauren Caltagirone

#17 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 12, 2012

Chris tries to find a babysitter so he can go to a basketball game without his ex-wife finding out; Gary and Manny get some time alone in an unusual spot; Nick forgets something important.

star 7.03
356 votes
Directors: Scott Ellis