Life in Pieces

The BEST episodes of Life in Pieces

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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

Last Updated: 6/3/2022Network: CBS
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CryTunes Divorce Tablet Ring
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7.98
273 votes

#1 - CryTunes Divorce Tablet Ring

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/31/2016

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.

Directors: Chad Lowe
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Cinderella Fantasy Prom Dougie
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7.95
615 votes

#2 - Cinderella Fantasy Prom Dougie

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/31/2016

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.

Directors: Phil Traill
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The Twelve Shorts of Christmas
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7.93
490 votes

#3 - The Twelve Shorts of Christmas

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/21/2017

The holiday spirit is alive, well and wildly different for each member of the Short family.

Directors: Jeff Walker
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Testosterone Martyr Baked Knife
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7.92
539 votes

#4 - Testosterone Martyr Baked Knife

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/23/2017

When Heather, Clementine and Jen offer to save Joan from the stress of preparing the Thanksgiving meal, the free time leaves Joan every more frazzled. Also, Greg has a boost of self-confidence after learning he has high levels of testosterone.

Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
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Sixteen Spanish Car Leak
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7.83
303 votes

#5 - Sixteen Spanish Car Leak

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/17/2018

Tim and Heather plan a surprise birthday party for Samantha, but the night takes an unexpected turn when she doesn't come home alone. Matt and Colleen learn their surrogate can no longer carry their baby. John and Joan decide to learn Spanish for their next adventure. Jen and Greg have to find a way to keep their secret from the family.

Directors: Justin Adler
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Annulled Roommate Pill Shower
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7.83
992 votes

#6 - Annulled Roommate Pill Shower

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/27/2016

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.

Directors: Jason Winer
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Video Piercing Model Hangover
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7.78
340 votes

#7 - Video Piercing Model Hangover

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/17/2018

Jen and Greg find out a surprising piece of news. Sophia wants to get a second piercing in her ear, to the dismay of Heather and Tim. Colleen and Matt send out a video thank you message for their wedding gifts that irritates the family. John takes a modeling job but is horrified when he finds out his image is used alongside a product for the elderly.

Directors: Jim Hensz
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Sonogram Frog Rub Family
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7.75
224 votes

#8 - Sonogram Frog Rub Family

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/9/2019

After Tim has a heart attack, he becomes super clingy and annoys the entire family. Also, Greg and Jen make a pact to keep their baby’s gender a secret; Sophia’s new pet frog turns out to be a dangerous species; and Matt and Colleen receive news about their impending adoption.

Directors: Linda Mendoza
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Poison Fire Teats Universe
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7.74
769 votes

#9 - Poison Fire Teats Universe

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/11/2017

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.

Directors: Jude Weng
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Jungle Push Resort Anniversary
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7.68
274 votes

#10 - Jungle Push Resort Anniversary

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/18/2019

When the Short family arrives at their vacation resort in the Yucatan, their accommodations aren’t quite what they expected. Also, Heather is ridiculously overprotective of Sophia during the family activities; Jen and Greg discover that Matt and Colleen have been duping everyone; and John and Joan get separated from their tour group in the jungle.

Directors: Jonathan Judge
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Meal Potty Cart Middle
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7.68
527 votes

#11 - Meal Potty Cart Middle

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/30/2017

When Tim and Heather go to an expensive dinner to celebrate their anniversary, they are determined to finish every bite of their pricey 20-course meal. Also, Jen and Greg try to quickly potty-train Lark before her first day of preschool; Tyler gets jealous of the attention Clementine is getting at work; and Matt and Samantha team up for a “Middle Child Day” and go to a trapeze school.

Directors: Jonathan Judge
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X Box Glimpse Spotlight
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7.68
235 votes

#12 - X Box Glimpse Spotlight

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/6/2019

Heather and Tim get an emergency text from Samantha to pick her up in the middle of the night, and they try not to freak out so she'll still think they're the "cool" parents. Also, at the circus, Tim endures an embarrassing public situation; John accidentally walks in on Jen breastfeeding the baby; and Greg and Matt get competitive over their children's accomplishments.

Directors: Natalia Anderson
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Swim Survivor Zen Talk
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7.67
903 votes

#13 - Swim Survivor Zen Talk

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/8/2016

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.

Directors: Jude Weng
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Dirtbike Old Mechanic Earthquake
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7.67
844 votes

#14 - Dirtbike Old Mechanic Earthquake

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/9/2017

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.

Directors: Jonathan Judge
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Musical Motel Property Bingo
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7.67
909 votes

#15 - Musical Motel Property Bingo

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/12/2017

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.

Directors: Chad Lowe
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Receptionist Pot Voting Cramp
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7.67
973 votes

#16 - Receptionist Pot Voting Cramp

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/3/2016

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.

Directors: Lisa Statman
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Sleepy Email Brunch Tree
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7.67
874 votes

#17 - Sleepy Email Brunch Tree

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/5/2015

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.

Directors: Jason Winer
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#TBT: House Destiny Introduction Retirement
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7.66
349 votes

#18 - #TBT: House Destiny Introduction Retirement

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/26/2018

The Short family’s quirky history is revealed with stories of when Tim met Heather’s family for the first time; when Jen and Greg bought their dream home; when Matt got sidetracked after he saw Colleen while waiting for a blind date; and John’s last flight before retiring.

Directors: Chad Lowe
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Godparent Turkey Corn Farts
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7.65
699 votes

#19 - Godparent Turkey Corn Farts

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/19/2015

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.

Directors: Chad Lowe
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Pestilence War Famine Death
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7.64
640 votes

#20 - Pestilence War Famine Death

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/3/2016

John and Joan disagree with their neighbors, Jerry and Pam, about who gets to use the hot tub when new property lines are drawn. Also, Greg and Jen invite their exterminator and his wife over for dinner, Matt and Colleen make an effort to be friends, and Tim is terrified to perform minor surgery on John.

Directors: Phil Traill
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Window Vanity Dress Grace
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7.62
909 votes

#21 - Window Vanity Dress Grace

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/15/2016

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.

Directors: Helen Hunt
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Boxing Opinion Spider Beard
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7.60
882 votes

#22 - Boxing Opinion Spider Beard

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/1/2016

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.

Directors: Jason Winer
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Reading Egg Nurse Neighbor
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7.59
449 votes

#23 - Reading Egg Nurse Neighbor

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/4/2018

When Sophia asks Matt and Colleen about having children, an animated sequence featuring the whole family as farm animals reveals that they have been struggling to have a baby. Also, Jen and Greg's new neighbors aren't as nice as they initially seem; Heather interferes with Tim's hiring process at the office; and the whole family surprises Joan at her book reading, to her chagrin.

Directors: Marcus Stokes
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Demo Nosebreath Surgery Match
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7.58
241 votes

#24 - Demo Nosebreath Surgery Match

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/18/2019

When Colleen and Matt try to impress a potential birth mother, they have a hard time competing against another rich, swanky couple. Also, Jen’s pregnancy takes a toll on Greg; Heather lets John take credit for her housekeeping while Joan recovers from knee surgery; and Tim arranges for Tyler to record a demo at a friend’s studio

Directors: Justin Adler
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Burn Vasectomy Milkshake Pong
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7.58
670 votes

#25 - Burn Vasectomy Milkshake Pong

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/10/2015

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.

Directors: Jason Winer
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