The BEST episodes of Melissa & Joey

Every episode of Melissa & Joey ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Melissa & Joey!

Mel is a local politician from a political family. When a family scandal leaves her niece, Lennox, and nephew, Ryder, without their parents, Mel takes them in. Joe is a former commodities trader left bankrupt after a ponzi scheme who is searching for a job. Just when Mel finds it hard to handle an instant family, her career and her own personal life, she meets and hires Joe to become the family's nanny.

Last Updated: 11/27/2022Network:ABC Family
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Right Time, Right Place
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8.33
219 votes

#1 - Right Time, Right Place

Season 3 - Episode 32 - Aired 5/7/2014

Mel plans the perfect wedding day for her friend Carrie. But when Carrie calls it off, Mel wonders if she should keep all the flowers, catering and venue—for her and Joe. Meanwhile, Lennox helps Ryder lie on his resume to help him get a job.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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The Settlement
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8.30
370 votes

#2 - The Settlement

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 9/14/2011

Joe considers newfound possibilities, when he comes into a large sum of money. Meanwhile, a water leak is found on the living room ceiling.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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What Happens in Jersey... (1)
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8.12
243 votes

#3 - What Happens in Jersey... (1)

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 8/28/2013

In failing health, Joe's grandmother Sofia begs him to come visit her one last time for her birthday, and to bring his beautiful wife Tiffany along. Since Joe never got around to telling "Nona" he and Tiffany got divorced, he's forced to beg Mel to pretend to be his trampy ex. Soon, Joe and Mel are on the road to Jersey with Lennox and Ryder tagging along.

Directors: David Kendall
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I Can Manage
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7.99
356 votes

#4 - I Can Manage

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/30/2012

In the second-season opener, Mel has her home renovated, but the construction work does not go smoothly. Meanwhile, Lennox's school puts on a play she wrote, but the audience reaction is not what she anticipated.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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A Decent Proposal
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7.98
287 votes

#5 - A Decent Proposal

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/15/2014

Joe rushes home to tell Mel that he has feelings for her after their romantic night together in New Jersey. When he arrives, he's shocked to find Austin has shown up and wants to give his relationship with Mel another try. Deciding he can't stay and watch them fall in love all over again, Joe quits. Meanwhile, Lennox plots to get Joe and Mel together and Ryder gets sick from his own cooking.

Directors: David Kendall
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Don't Train On My Parade
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7.94
409 votes

#6 - Don't Train On My Parade

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/6/2011

Melissa's trainer, "Lindsay Gates" (Jessalyn Wanlim) has a physical thing for Joey.

Directors: Steve Zuckerman
Writer: Matt Boren
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All Politics is Local
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7.90
415 votes

#7 - All Politics is Local

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 8/24/2011

Mel's dad comes back to town to support a bill Mel opposes. Meanwhile, Lennox's poetry proves popular with a classmate who's an aspiring singer.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Double Happiness
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7.89
158 votes

#8 - Double Happiness

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 8/5/2015

In the series finale, Mel receives unexpected news as she prepares for her senate campaign. Meanwhile, Ryder finds out where the Navy is sending him; and Lennox and Zander both have wake-up calls after they survive a bad car crash.

Directors: Rob Schiller
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The Truth Hurts
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7.88
251 votes

#9 - The Truth Hurts

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/26/2013

Joe accidentally injures Mel's boyfriend, Austin, during a competitive game of pool. Mel accuses Joe of doing it on purpose to ruin her romantic weekend getaway. Meanwhile, Joe invites a nerdy kid to join Ryder in his home school studies, and Lennox takes to psychoanalyzing everyone in the house.

Directors: Jeff Melman
Writer: Seth Kurland
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More Than Roommates
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7.88
207 votes

#10 - More Than Roommates

Season 3 - Episode 30 - Aired 4/23/2014

Joe inherits his Nona Sophia's ugly chair - the one she died in - and can't wait to finally add a piece of his life into Mel's home. Mel, unfortunately, doesn't feel the same way and tries to find ways to get rid of the chair without hurting Joe's feelings. Meanwhile, Ryder pretends he's a college student to hook up with one of Zander's roommates, and Lennox and Zander dance around their hidden feelings for each other.

Directors: Stuart Bass
Writer: Holly Hester
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Accidents Will Happen
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7.88
242 votes

#11 - Accidents Will Happen

Season 3 - Episode 31 - Aired 4/30/2014

Mel finds out some unexpected news from her doctor and has to choose the right time when to tell Joe. Ryder forms a study group with a huge mix of people. Lennox and Xander get their wires crossed.

Writer: Chris Luccy
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Born to Run
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7.87
240 votes

#12 - Born to Run

Season 3 - Episode 29 - Aired 4/16/2014

Mel's wild father comes to town to help Mel announce her state senate run. But when Joe teaches him about "selfies," he accidentally sends a racy photo to everyone involved in Mel's campaign, hurting her chances at winning. Meanwhile, Ryder tries to come up with a winning idea for his Entrepreneur's Club.

Directors: Joseph Lawrence
Writer: Seth Kurland
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A Pair of Sneakers
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7.87
424 votes

#13 - A Pair of Sneakers

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/1/2012

Joe gives Lennox driving lessons without Mel's consent. After Lennox gets into a minor accident, Joe tries to cover it up from Mel. Mel & Ryder are keeping a secret of their own.

Directors: Linda Mendoza
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The Other Longo
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7.87
398 votes

#14 - The Other Longo

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 8/31/2011

Joe's younger brother visits and takes an interest in Mel.

Directors: David Trainer
Writer: Seth Kurland
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What Happens in Jersey... (2)
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7.87
241 votes

#15 - What Happens in Jersey... (2)

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/4/2013

After a night of heavy drinking, Joe and Mel end up sleeping together to their own shock. Ryder gets worked up about helping out Joe's mother with "the rat". Lennox finds out that Marco was only pretending to be into her to make his ex-girlfriend jealous. Mel, as Tiffany, mistakenly makes a deathbed promise to Nona that she and Joe will stay together forever.

Directors: Phill Lewis
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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
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7.86
405 votes

#16 - Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/20/2012

Mel plans to break up with her boyfriend, but seeks Joe's help in boosting his confidence before she gives him the bad news. Meanwhile, Ryder's girlfriend Holly confides a secret to Lennox and asks her to keep it from Ryder.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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My Roof, My Rules
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7.86
243 votes

#17 - My Roof, My Rules

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/19/2014

When Mel and Joe discover Lennox is secretly dating her teaching assistant Emerson, Joe talks Mel into putting her foot down and forbidding the relationship. But things don't go as planned, and Lennox ends up moving out… and into Emerson's apartment. Meanwhile, Ryder is stuck at the Canadian border after leaving his passport somewhere in the house.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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Do as I Say, Not as I Did
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7.84
424 votes

#18 - Do as I Say, Not as I Did

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 9/14/2011

Fearing that she will give into peer pressure, Mel and Joe follow Lennox to her all night after-party. Meanwhile, while studying with another girl, Ryder seizes the opportunity to stand up to Holly.

Directors: David Trainer
Writer: Julie Brown
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Teacher/Teacher
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7.84
364 votes

#19 - Teacher/Teacher

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 8/31/2011

Joe gets Ryder in trouble with his teacher; Mel sneaks Lennox into an 18-and-over concert.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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Dancing With the Stars of Toledo
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7.83
484 votes

#20 - Dancing With the Stars of Toledo

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/28/2010

Mel agrees to dance with a dancer from "Dancing with the Stars'' at a charity event.

Directors: Ted Wass
Writer: Matt Boren
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Lost in Translation
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7.83
429 votes

#21 - Lost in Translation

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 7/13/2011

Mel has an important deal with a Japanese businessman and asks Joe to teach her Japanese. When the businessman's son arrives in his place and speaks no English, Joe has to translate between the two. When the Japanese businessman develops a romantic interest in Mel, Joe sabotages the translation. Meanwhile, Lennox is forced to work with her ex-best friend on a school project, and Ryder tries to mediate.

Directors: Steve Zuckerman
Writer: Seth Kurland
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Catch & Release
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7.83
213 votes

#22 - Catch & Release

Season 3 - Episode 28 - Aired 4/9/2014

Against Mel's better judgment, Joe agrees to act as a wingman to his recently divorced friend Charlie when they go out to a bar. There, Joe meets Darcy who doesn't know he has a girlfriend. Meanwhile, Zander decides to move in with two female co-eds at his college, much to Lennox's chagrin.

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The New Deal
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7.82
258 votes

#23 - The New Deal

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/29/2014

Mel insists on Joe "courting" her, but soon becomes frustrated at their lack of time together. Desperate to spend time with him, Mel sneaks over to his new digs, where he works as a live-in nanny, risking getting him fired—for a second time in as many weeks. Meanwhile, after witnessing a robbery, Ryder expects a hero’s welcome, but is horrified to discover that his interview with the local news has been turned into a viral video called "I Peed My Pants."

Directors: Rob Schiller
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Mel Marries Joe
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7.82
401 votes

#24 - Mel Marries Joe

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 8/29/2012

Mel decides to perform the wedding ceremony between Joe and Elena so the Russian can get a green card.

Directors: Rob Schiller
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Maybe I'm Amazed
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7.82
232 votes

#25 - Maybe I'm Amazed

Season 3 - Episode 36 - Aired 6/11/2014

Mel gives Joe shocking news during their wedding, and he must quickly make a decision as a result. Meanwhile, Lennox feels torn between Zander and Marco and Ryder looks for the perfect opportunity to reveal that he won’t be attending college.

Directors: Rob Schiller
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