The BEST Episodes of Guys With Kids

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 4, 2019

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.

Divorce Party

#1 - Divorce Party

Season 1 - Episode 17

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 8.21
76 votes
Directors: Betsy Thomas
Writers: Matt Lawton

#2 - Thanksgiving

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.90
59 votes
Directors: Betsy Thomas
Writers: Keith Heisler
First Word

#3 - First Word

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 7.87
71 votes
Writers: Kenny Schwartz, Rick Wiener
First Birthday

#4 - First Birthday

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.87
62 votes
Writers: Alan Freedland, Alan R. Cohen
Rare Breed

#5 - Rare Breed

Season 1 - Episode 16

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 7.76
63 votes
Writers: Charlie Grandy

#6 - Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 7.76
70 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Charlie Grandy
Gary's Idea

#7 - Gary's Idea

Season 1 - Episode 15

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

star 7.71
55 votes
Writers: Donald Diego, Lauren Caltagirone
Apartment Halloween

#8 - Apartment Halloween

Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 7.71
74 votes
Writers: Donald Diego
The Standoff

#9 - The Standoff

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 7.70
68 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Charlie Grandy
Gary's Day Off

#10 - Gary's Day Off

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 7.70
64 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Matt Lawton
Me Time

#11 - Me Time

Season 1 - Episode 13

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 7.65
70 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Alan Freedland, Alan R. Cohen
The Bathroom Incident

#12 - The Bathroom Incident

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 7.64
67 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Kenny Schwartz, Rick Wiener
Marny's Dad

#13 - Marny's Dad

Season 1 - Episode 12

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

star 7.61
66 votes
Directors: Betsy Thomas
Writers: Courtney Lilly
The Will

#14 - The Will

Season 1 - Episode 14

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 7.59
59 votes
Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Writers: Lauren Caltagirone
Marny Wants a Girl

#15 - Marny Wants a Girl

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 7.59
65 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Courtney Lilly
Chris' New Girlfriend

#16 - Chris' New Girlfriend

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.08
81 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Keith Heisler, Amy Ozols, Charlie Grandy

#17 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 6.68
114 votes
Directors: Scott Ellis
Writers: Amy Ozols, Charlie Grandy, Jimmy Fallon