Life in Pieces

The WORST 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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Goose Friends Auction Fog
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7.24
428 votes

#1 - Goose Friends Auction Fog

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/18/2018

When Jen sings in Tyler's band, she gets caught up in the excitement and creates an awkward situation for him. Also, John and Greg decide to brew beer together, Matt donates one of his paintings to a silent auction for Tim's medical charity, and Heather becomes jealous of Joan's friendship with a classmate.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
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Facebook Fish Planner Backstage
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7.26
921 votes

#2 - Facebook Fish Planner Backstage

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/16/2017

When Tim gets two tickets to the GRAMMY Awards from his rock star patient, Charlie Puth, he brings Samantha to the show to impress her. Also, Matt and Colleen realize how out of control planning a wedding can get when they meet with their offbeat wedding planner, Ned Gawler; John and Joan join Facebook so they can stay connected to the kids; and Heather manically tries to save Sophia's beloved goldfish from dying.

Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
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Tailgate Spiral Souvenir Seating
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7.26
847 votes

#3 - Tailgate Spiral Souvenir Seating

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/19/2017

When Colleen and Matt host the family tailgate party at the L.A. Rams game, they invite former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner to spice up their so far dismal event. Also, Tim's in danger of missing the game when Sophia makes him take her to the restroom.

Directors: Jim Hensz
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Cabana Hero Action Son
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7.29
212 votes

#4 - Cabana Hero Action Son

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/27/2019

When Matt helps Grandpa Mort efficiently book a family trip to the Bahamas, the family is super impressed, so Greg reserves a cabana at the pool to outdo Matt. Tim saves the life of a fellow hotel guest. Matt and Colleen take an excursion to a private island. John learns some astonishing news about his father.

Directors: Justin Adler
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Chef Rescue Negotiator Necklace
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7.30
881 votes

#5 - Chef Rescue Negotiator Necklace

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/9/2017

When Greg and Jen hire Allie, a private chef, to cook for them on Valentine's Day, the evening isn't as romantic as they had hoped. Also, Matt and Colleen try to adopt a dog from Ruth, a judgmental animal advocate; John and Joan attempt to buy a classic car from dealership owner Gavin; and Sophia gets a necklace from a boy for Valentine's Day, to the chagrin of Heather and Tim.

Directors: Alisa Statman
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Lingerie Cookbook Gamble Surrogate
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7.30
336 votes

#6 - Lingerie Cookbook Gamble Surrogate

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/3/2018

Tyler and Tim realize they are in over their heads when Heather tasks them with buying a bra for Samantha. Joan asks Jen to submit a recipe for the family cookbook, prompting Jen to steal one from her favorite restaurant. John gets Samantha and Sophia hooked on gambling while babysitting for them. Colleen and Matt obsess about their surrogate’s unhealthy lifestyle.

Directors: Jude Weng
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Pageant Bike Animals Jerky
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7.33
378 votes

#7 - Pageant Bike Animals Jerky

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/5/2018

When Heather tells Sophia she has to get rid of her stuffed animals, Sophia stages a musical with them to see if she can change her mother’s mind. Also, Colleen babysits Lark, and Jen comes home to find her dolled up in Colleen’s old pageant dress; Joan’s bike is stolen from the driveway so she enlists Matt, Greg and Tim to join her in tracking it down; and Tyler and Clementine get John’s help to sell their homemade beef jerky at the farmer’s market.

Directors: Jonathan Judge
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Awkward Bra Automated Ordained
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7.34
949 votes

#8 - Awkward Bra Automated Ordained

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/23/2017

Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she's an ordained minister.

Directors: Rebecca Asher
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Renter Portrait Plagiarism Scam
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7.36
349 votes

#9 - Renter Portrait Plagiarism Scam

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/19/2018

When Jen is offered a custom painting as payment from a hot new artist, she is thrilled until she sees the final product. Also, Sophia convinces Matt and Colleen to use her idea for a children's book but it isn't a new concept; Tyler and Clementine advertise their tiny house as a rental property; and John and Joan fall prey to a sleazy IRS scam.

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Party Lobster Gym Sale
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7.36
649 votes

#10 - Party Lobster Gym Sale

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/14/2016

Greg joins Colleen's gym and goes overboard gearing up to work out. Also, Heather and Jen host a secret garage sale that directly competes with one Joan is having, Tyler and Samantha throw a party while Heather and Tim are away for the weekend, and the family has second thoughts about eating lobster for dinner.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
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Pilot
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7.37
1177 votes

#11 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/21/2015

As the Short family's lives unfold in four brief stories each week, they try to savor the moments that add up to what life’s all about.

Directors: Jason Winer
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Prison Baby Golf Picking
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7.40
813 votes

#12 - Prison Baby Golf Picking

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/12/2015

The siblings congratulate Greg after word spreads that he stood up to Joan for passive-aggressively questioning Jen’s parenting skills. Also, Chad insists on having one last meal with Colleen’s grandmother before heading off to jail, Matt and Greg discourage Tim from beating John at a round of golf and Sophia gets a peanut stuck up her nose.

Directors: Jason Winer
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Soccer Gigi TV Mikey
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7.40
656 votes

#13 - Soccer Gigi TV Mikey

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/4/2016

When Joan's freewheeling nephew, Mikey, comes for a visit, the family members are on edge since nobody really likes him. Also, Tyler brings Clementine, to visit his great-grandmother, Greg and Jen find a solution to their sleeping woes, and Matt takes over for Tim as Sophia's soccer coach.

Directors: Lisa Statman
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Clean Pens Grandma Guys
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7.40
217 votes

#14 - Clean Pens Grandma Guys

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/20/2019

Jen and Greg hire Edna—the cleaning lady who has worked for John and Joan for years—but Jen is horrified at her strange habits. Matt, Heather and Greg race to find the valuable souvenir pens John brought them when they were kids. Lucas is terrified of Joan. When Tim invites Matt over to watch a sporting event on television, it takes a weird turn.

Directors: Natalia Anderson
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Ponzi Sex Paris Bounce
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7.41
741 votes

#15 - Ponzi Sex Paris Bounce

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/5/2015

When Matt and Colleen catch Chad trying to kidnap her beloved pup, Princess, Chad uses the opportunity to pitch them his new business venture. Also, Jen and Greg try to be intimate for the first time since having a baby, Heather “breaks up” with her longtime hairstylist, Lynette, and Tim ruins Samantha’s birthday party.

Directors: Jason Winer
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Best Waxing Grocery Rental
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7.42
868 votes

#16 - Best Waxing Grocery Rental

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

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.

Directors: Jim Hensz
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Bunny Single Nightmare Drinking
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7.43
556 votes

#17 - Bunny Single Nightmare Drinking

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/9/2017

When Jen invites her boss, Paul, and his wife over to dinner to impress him, she and Greg can't remember his wife's name and scramble to avoid embarrassment. Also, Tim urges Tyler to start dating; Matt ends up having a nightmare about parenting after he and Colleen discuss having children; and Joan grows increasingly stressed about Heather living with her.

Directors: Eric Dean Seaton
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Sleepover Dream Light Haze
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7.43
899 votes

#18 - Sleepover Dream Light Haze

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/30/2017

Matt and Colleen experience crazy sleepwalking adventures after taking a sleep aid; Jen tells Greg she had a sex dream about a family member; Tim wants to help Sophia get through a slumber party; John installs a motion-sensor light in the yard.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
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Will Trash Book Spa
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7.44
665 votes

#19 - Will Trash Book Spa

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/21/2016

When Greg and Jen slip away for a couples massage, the afternoon doesn’t turn out to be as relaxing as they expected. Also, Tim, Heather and the kids have a contest to see who can accumulate the least trash, Colleen asks Matt to illustrate a children’s book she is writing, and Jen helps Joan and John with their will.

Directors: Jason Winer
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Favorite Vision Miguel Matchmaker
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7.44
811 votes

#20 - Favorite Vision Miguel Matchmaker

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/6/2017

Greg becomes frazzled when Lark rebuffs him and only wants to be held by Jen. Also, Heather refuses to get the reading glasses she desperately needs; Colleen introduces Matt to her eccentric father so he can get his blessing for their upcoming nuptials; and when Cousin Mikey goes through a tough breakup, Joan tries to set him up on a date.

Directors: Chris Koch
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Letter Promise Adult Seventy
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7.44
221 votes

#21 - Letter Promise Adult Seventy

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/20/2019

Matt and Colleen treat Jen and Greg to a fancy dinner as a 'thank you' for writing a recommendation letter, and Jen and Greg are mortified when they realize they never wrote it. Sophia asks Tim and Heather to get her a pig. Clementine wants Tyler to stop going to his paediatrician for medical care now that he is an adult. John's parents decide to get a divorce.

Directors: Jay Karas
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Graffiti Cute Jewelry Shots
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7.45
394 votes

#22 - Graffiti Cute Jewelry Shots

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/29/2018

When Sophia feels like she is no longer the cutest kid in the Short family, she tries frantically to regain her status. Also, Joan gives Jen a beautiful necklace, forgetting she already gave it to Heather for her Sweet 16, and now she has to get it back; Greg tries to fit in with his new young coworkers but takes things too far; and Colleen and Tim bond when he helps her administer the hormone injections for her IVF treatment.

Directors: Melissa Kosar
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Interruptus Date Breast Movin'
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7.45
905 votes

#23 - Interruptus Date Breast Movin'

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/28/2015

After Matt walks in on Joan and John being intimate, Joan attempts to lead a group therapy session. Also, Jen hires a breast-feeding consultant couple, Matt and Colleen have the most enjoyable bad date ever, and Heather and Tim move to a new home with the help of a moving company that employs ex-cons.

Directors: Jason Winer
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Therapy Cheating Shoes Movie
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7.46
422 votes

#24 - Therapy Cheating Shoes Movie

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/1/2018

When Matt drives Greg to a job interview, they encounter a few bizarre obstacles that jeopardize getting him there on time. Also, with John's help, Tyler listens in on a therapy session between Clementine and Joan to see if she still has feelings for him; Tim bribes Samantha to attend online traffic school in his place; and Jen tries to convince Colleen and Tim to join her boycott of family get-togethers.

Directors: Natalia Anderson
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#TBT: Y2K Sophia Honeymoon Critter
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7.47
922 votes

#25 - #TBT: Y2K Sophia Honeymoon Critter

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/5/2017

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.

Directors: Jason Winer
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