The Best Episodes of Life in Pieces

Comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members.

CryTunes Divorce Tablet Ring

#1 - CryTunes Divorce Tablet Ring

Season 1 - Episode 22

John and Joan reveal a shocking secret they've kept from their kids for 35 years. Also, Greg quits his job after creating a public funding campaign for his own invention, Heather and Tim try to make up for missing Samantha's Student of the Month Ceremony at school, and Matt's plan to make a big announcement at his and Colleen's book party keeps getting delayed.

star 8.04
185 votes
Directors: Chad Lowe
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Cinderella Fantasy Prom Dougie

#2 - Cinderella Fantasy Prom Dougie

Season 1 - Episode 21

Tim thinks wearing a Cinderella dress during March Madness is good luck, so he refuses to take it off in hopes his alma mater will win. Also, Greg fantasizes about what to write in a birthday card for his boss, Tyler goes to prom and must withstand unsolicited advice from his parents and grandparents, and Jen sets Matt up on a blind date with her coworker, Dougie.

star 8.03
457 votes
Directors: Phil Traill
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Annulled Roommate Pill Shower

#3 - Annulled Roommate Pill Shower

Season 2 - Episode 1

In the second season opener, Heather and Tim ask Clementine's parents to convince Clementine and Tyler to get a marriage annulment; Matt moves in with Colleen, much to the dismay of her roommate; John takes the wrong dose of his daily pill, which leads to complications.

star 7.97
779 votes
Directors: Jason Winer
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Earthquake Mechanic Old Dirtbike

#4 - Earthquake Mechanic Old Dirtbike

Season 2 - Episode 16

Greg stirs up an old family feud when he finds money he accused Matt of stealing from him when they were younger. Also, Joan takes offense when Heather writes off her forgetfulness as "old age"; Colleen confronts a mechanic she believes is sexist; and Tim makes the kids go through an impromptu earthquake drill to see if they could figure out how to get home without money or cell service.

star 7.85
669 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
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Godparent Turkey Corn Farts

#5 - Godparent Turkey Corn Farts

Season 1 - Episode 8

Joan invites their recently widowed neighbor, Gary Timpkins, to Thanksgiving dinner, during which everyone has a bad reaction to Colleen’s cauliflower dish. Also, Tim and Sophia try to find a last-minute replacement for Heather’s spoiled turkey, Jen and Greg debate who to name as Lark’s godparent and John takes Samantha to the Harvest Festival, where she sneaks into the corn maze with her boyfriend, Aiden.

star 7.82
497 votes
Directors: Chad Lowe
Swim Survivor Zen Talk

#6 - Swim Survivor Zen Talk

Season 2 - Episode 7

When John decides to try out for "Survivor," Tim gets jealous and attempts to undermine his audition tape. Also, Colleen confesses she can't swim when she and Matt discuss Hawaii as a honeymoon destination; Jen pretends to get hooked on meditation so she can use the time to play cell phone games; and Heather gives Sophia the "sex" talk.

star 7.80
691 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
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Poison Fire Teats Universe

#7 - Poison Fire Teats Universe

Season 2 - Episode 22

In the season finale, when Colleen and Matt miss all the flights to Mexico for their wedding, they question if they will ever get married. Also, Greg and Jen get into trouble when they share a cookie with a fellow plane passenger who has a severe allergic reaction to it, Joan and John rush their dog to the vet after he swallows Matt's wedding ring, and the Hughes family moves into Tyler and Clementine's tiny house when a fire breaksout in their kitchen.

star 7.80
589 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
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Musical Motel Property Bingo

#8 - Musical Motel Property Bingo

Season 2 - Episode 10

Heather freaks out when Samantha auditions for the high school musical and the director doesn't give her the part. Also, Matt, Greg and Heather suspect Joan is having an affair, and Tyler and Clementine decide to find a home of their own.

star 7.80
696 votes
Directors: Chad Lowe
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Receptionist Pot Voting Cramp

#9 - Receptionist Pot Voting Cramp

Season 2 - Episode 2

Greg lies to Jen about voting in the presidential election; Heather starts working with Tim at the office; Tim gives Joan a medical marijuana prescription; Matt takes Colleen to the emergency room.

star 7.80
759 votes
Directors: Lisa Statman
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Window Vanity Dress Grace

#10 - Window Vanity Dress Grace

Season 2 - Episode 8

When Colleen goes wedding dress shopping with her future in-laws, she must deal with Joan's unfiltered opinions. Also, when Clementine feels she's overstaying her welcome at the Hughes house, she starts being extra nice to Tim who takes it the wrong way; Greg gets frustrated when Jen can't stay awake after a romantic date night; and John and Matt attempt to build a vanity for Sophia after John rips up the directions.

star 7.78
702 votes
Directors: Helen Hunt
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Burn Vasectomy Milkshake Pong

#11 - Burn Vasectomy Milkshake Pong

Season 1 - Episode 10

Greg is still bitter over an accident that sidelined a competitive game of ping-pong he and Matt had started years ago, so they decide to finally settle the score. Also, Heather questions herself after urging Tim to get a vasectomy, Jen is stressed about returning to work, and Joan learns her credit card has been stolen after strange packages start arriving.

star 7.73
469 votes
Directors: Jason Winer
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Sleepy Email Brunch Tree

#12 - Sleepy Email Brunch Tree

Season 1 - Episode 3

When Matt invites Colleen to brunch with the family, he coaches her through the difficult task of connecting with them. Also, John, Matt and Greg try to prove their masculinity by cutting down a tree in Greg's backyard, Tim has an adverse reaction to espresso, and a sleep-deprived Greg has a run-in with the cops.

star 7.73
603 votes
Directors: Jason Winer
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Boxing Opinion Spider Beard

#13 - Boxing Opinion Spider Beard

Season 2 - Episode 6

John's plan to encourage Samantha to skip her ballet class and take up boxing with his trainer, Troy, behind her mother Heather's back has unexpected consequences. Also, Jen tries to discreetly seek a second opinion when Tim tells her she needs tonsil surgery; Joan constantly scares Matt by hiding spiders around him; and Greg grows a wiry beard that irritates Jen.

star 7.72
671 votes
Directors: Jason Winer
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Cheap Promotion Flying Birthday

#14 - Cheap Promotion Flying Birthday

Season 2 - Episode 4

When Colleen teaches Matt her frugal ways, he gets hooked when he realizes how much saving money turns her on. Also, Tim attempts to fire Heather from her receptionist position at his office, John tries to break Sophia's fear of flying by taking her for a quick flight on a small plane, and Jen plans a quiet affair for Lark's first birthday, until the family takes over the celebration.

star 7.71
735 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
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Nanny Tent Earrings Cheeto

#15 - Nanny Tent Earrings Cheeto

Season 1 - Episode 7

When Jen and Greg interview potential nannies for Lark, they find it difficult to find one they trust. Also, Tim, Matt and Greg go camping, Heather suspects Matt bought Colleen earrings with money she loaned him, and John makes a wooden puppet for Lark that the family has more fun playing with than she does.

star 7.70
507 votes
Directors: Jason Winer
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Babe Secret Phone Germs

#16 - Babe Secret Phone Germs

Season 1 - Episode 5

Tim and Heather unintentionally make things incredibly awkward for Tyler when he brings his gorgeous new girlfriend, Clementine, to meet the family. Also, Matt and Colleen are caught canoodling at the office by their obnoxious co-worker, Will, Jen and Greg vow not to become germaphobes, and John buys Sophia a cell phone behind her parents' backs.

star 7.69
522 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
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Babysit Argument Invention Butterfly

#17 - Babysit Argument Invention Butterfly

Season 2 - Episode 19

Matt and Colleen have a disastrous time babysitting Lark while Jen is at work. Also, Sophia is far from pleased when John buys her a butterfly kit for her birthday; Tim and Heather rehash an old fight from the early days of their relationship; and Greg gives Samantha questionable advice about being an entrepreneur for her school project.

star 7.69
623 votes
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Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem

#18 - Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem

Season 2 - Episode 3

When Tim accidentally shaves off a huge chunk of eyebrow before an important photoshoot, he hopes Jen and Colleen's grooming expertise can fix it. Also, when Gigi passes away, Greg makes an anonymous donation with the money she left him, but later realizes he wants to be recognized for it; John learns firsthand what Gigi's life was like at the nursing home; and Joan honors her mother's memory with unusual jewelry.

star 7.68
729 votes
Directors: Chad Lowe
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Steps Dinner Professor Lesbian

#19 - Steps Dinner Professor Lesbian

Season 2 - Episode 5

When Joan's creative writing teacher, Professor Sinclair Wilde, praises her work, John assumes it is because he has a crush on her. Also, Tyler and Clementine invite Matt and Colleen over for an awkward dinner party; Jen tries to hide it from Greg when Lark takes her first steps while he's away on a business trip; and Colleen, Heather and Jen take Dougie out for ladies night when she realizes she might be gay.

star 7.68
684 votes
Directors: John Riggi
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Hospital Boudoir Time-Out Namaste

#20 - Hospital Boudoir Time-Out Namaste

Season 1 - Episode 9

When Jen cuts her finger and Greg takes her to the hospital, they finally have the first quality alone time they’ve had in months. Also, John takes Samantha and Sophia to a restaurant where everything is named after feelings, Heather gives Tim a sexy anniversary gift, and Sophia is punished after Heather hears her swearing.

star 7.66
490 votes
Directors: Fred Goss
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Tattoo Valentine Guitar Pregnant

#21 - Tattoo Valentine Guitar Pregnant

Season 1 - Episode 16

When Tyler and Clementine go to a guitar store, Tyler gets uncomfortable when the attractive salesman, Ian, repeatedly hits on her. Also, Tim’s tattoo artist, Lois makes a spelling error on a tattoo he got as a Valentine’s Day surprise for Heather, Matt’s plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Colleen doesn’t go as well as he hoped, and Greg and Jen discuss whether they should have another baby

star 7.66
443 votes
Directors: Jason Winer
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Best Waxing Grocery Rental

#22 - Best Waxing Grocery Rental

Season 2 - Episode 12

When Greg insists on being Matt's best man at his wedding, Matt is forced to reveal his secret about their plans. Also, Colleen refers Jen to her aggressive bikini waxer in order to get a referral discount; Joan tries to prove to Heather that Sophia is ready for a little independence; and Clementine gets a job at a car rental office, leaving Tyler home alone all day.

star 7.65
668 votes
Directors: Jim Hensz
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#TBT:  Y2K Sophia Honeymoon Critter

#23 - #TBT: Y2K Sophia Honeymoon Critter

Season 2 - Episode 9

The Shorts take a trip down memory lane with a #TBT to Y2K, when John and Joan throw a party to celebrate the turn of the century. Also, #TBT to Heather and Tim's parenting styles before they had Sophia.

star 7.65
713 votes
Directors: Jason Winer
Ear Scorn Registry Manuscript

#24 - Ear Scorn Registry Manuscript

Season 2 - Episode 20

When Colleen goes to Tim for help with an embarrassing ailment, she begs him not to tell the family. Also, Dougie enlists Joan to help her buy a gift for Matt and Colleen's wedding. Heather gets jealous when her friends want to include Jen in their group.

star 7.64
627 votes
Directors: Lisa Statman
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College Stealing Santa Caroling

#25 - College Stealing Santa Caroling

Season 1 - Episode 11

Colleen joins John and his Air Force buddies for his annual tradition of dirty Christmas caroling. Also, Joan tries to hijack Lark’s first Christmas from Jen and Greg, Samantha sneaks out with her friends and is caught when a photo of her and a mall Santa is posted online, and Tyler announces his plans for college,

star 7.64
474 votes
Directors: Phil Traill
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