The BEST episodes of Guys With Kids

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

"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.

Last Updated: 1/12/2023Network:NBC
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First Birthday
star
8.12
167 votes

#1 - First Birthday

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/14/2012

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
Marny Wants a Girl
star
8.09
166 votes

#2 - Marny Wants a Girl

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/3/2012

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

Directors: Ken Whittingham
Watch Now:Amazon
Gary's Day Off
star
8.03
195 votes

#3 - Gary's Day Off

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/17/2012

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.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writer: Matt Lawton
Watch Now:Amazon
Thanksgiving
star
7.95
139 votes

#4 - Thanksgiving

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/21/2012

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.

Directors: Betsy Thomas
Watch Now:Amazon
Rare Breed
star
7.91
110 votes

#5 - Rare Breed

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/20/2013

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Bathroom Incident
star
7.89
199 votes

#6 - The Bathroom Incident

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/31/2012

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.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
Watch Now:Amazon
Divorce Party
star
7.88
122 votes

#7 - Divorce Party

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/27/2013

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.

Directors: Betsy Thomas
Writer: Matt Lawton
Watch Now:Amazon
Apartment Halloween
star
7.86
283 votes

#8 - Apartment Halloween

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/24/2012

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

Writer: Donald Diego
Watch Now:Amazon
Gary's Idea
star
7.81
79 votes

#9 - Gary's Idea

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/13/2013

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

Watch Now:Amazon
First Word
star
7.77
147 votes

#10 - First Word

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/2/2013

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
Marny's Dad
star
7.73
169 votes

#11 - Marny's Dad

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/9/2013

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

Directors: Betsy Thomas
Watch Now:Amazon
The Standoff
star
7.72
250 votes

#12 - The Standoff

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/10/2012

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

Directors: Michael Lembeck
Watch Now:Amazon
Chris' New Girlfriend
star
7.60
231 votes

#13 - Chris' New Girlfriend

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/26/2012

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

Directors: Michael Lembeck
Watch Now:Amazon
Christmas
star
7.59
174 votes

#14 - Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/5/2012

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.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
Watch Now:Amazon
Me Time
star
7.41
172 votes

#15 - Me Time

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/30/2013

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.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
Watch Now:Amazon
The Will
star
7.40
137 votes

#16 - The Will

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/6/2013

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).

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Watch Now:Amazon
Pilot
star
7.05
343 votes

#17 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/12/2012

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.

Directors: Scott Ellis
Watch Now:Amazon

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