The BEST Episodes of Melissa & Joey

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2019

Network: ABC Family

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.

The Settlement

#1 - The Settlement

Season 1 - Episode 30

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

star 8.39
117 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Bob Young, David Kendall
Right Time, Right Place

#2 - Right Time, Right Place

Season 3 - Episode 32

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.

star 8.37
185 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Jennifer Glickman
Accidents Will Happen

#3 - Accidents Will Happen

Season 3 - Episode 31

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.

star 8.23
177 votes
Writers: Chris Luccy
A Decent Proposal

#4 - A Decent Proposal

Season 3 - Episode 17

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.

star 8.21
205 votes
Directors: David Kendall
Writers: Bob Young, David Kendall
At Last

#5 - At Last

Season 3 - Episode 37

Still reeling from the unexpected news at the wedding, Joe impulsively invites his family to move in without asking Mel first, putting their new life together in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Marco decides to make a commitment to Lennox while Zander tries to win her back. And Ryder takes an online course.

star 8.20
157 votes
Directors: David Kendall
Writers: Jennifer Glickman
What Happens in Jersey... (2)

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

Season 3 - Episode 15

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.

star 8.20
185 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Bob Young, David Kendall
What Happens in Jersey... (1)

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

Season 3 - Episode 14

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.

star 8.19
183 votes
Directors: David Kendall
Writers: Bob Young, David Kendall
Maybe I'm Amazed

#8 - Maybe I'm Amazed

Season 3 - Episode 36

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.

star 8.18
157 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Writers: Bob Young, David Kendall
The New Deal

#9 - The New Deal

Season 3 - Episode 19

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."

star 8.15
168 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Writers: Stefanie Leder
Family Feud

#10 - Family Feud

Season 3 - Episode 10

Mel and Joe are invited to co-host a week of “Good Morning Toledo” which Mel thinks will help her earn voters. Their constant bickering on air garners rave reviews with the audience and they’re an instant hit. But when the secret to their popularity turns out to be talking a little too personally about Lennox and Ryder, they have to decide if fame or family is more important.

star 8.14
173 votes
Directors: Adam Weissman
Writers: Julie Whitesell
Do as I Say, Not as I Did

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

Season 1 - Episode 29

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.

star 8.14
111 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Julie Brown
Going the Distance?

#12 - Going the Distance?

Season 1 - Episode 23

Mel reexamines her romance with George. Elsewhere, Holly introduces her folks to Ryder.

star 8.06
106 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Jordana Arkin
The Unfriending

#13 - The Unfriending

Season 3 - Episode 8

After Joe convinces Mel to dump her needy friend Anita, he secretly starts dating her. Meanwhile, Lennox gets super competitive and becomes determined to beat Zander’s test scores. And Ryder is bummed when all of his friends delete him from their social media sites.

star 8.05
168 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Writers: Sarah Jane Cunningham, Suzie V. Freeman
The Truth Hurts

#14 - The Truth Hurts

Season 3 - Episode 6

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.

star 8.05
162 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Seth Kurland
The Donor

#15 - The Donor

Season 2 - Episode 8

Mel's friend declares she wants to have a baby, and thinks Joe should be the father.

star 8.05
133 votes
Directors: David Kendall
Writers: David Valliere
A New Kind of Christmas

#16 - A New Kind of Christmas

Season 3 - Episode 16

Mel's sister Meredith comes home from prison on furlough to celebrate Christmas with the kids and Mel, and seems unruffled by Joe's obvious animosity towards her.

star 8.04
180 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Writers: Seth Kurland
The Unkindest Cut

#17 - The Unkindest Cut

Season 3 - Episode 7

Mel is taken aback when she finds out that Austin may not share her vision of their future and is resolute in his belief he never wants children. Meanwhile, Joe's new girlfriend is only interested in a physical connection, which leaves him confused and wanting more in the relationship. And, Lennox can't motivate herself to write her college entrance paper, so she hires Ryder to be her full time babysitter until she does.

star 8.04
161 votes
Writers: Jennifer Glickman
You're the One That I Want

#18 - You're the One That I Want

Season 3 - Episode 35

It’s Mel and Joe’s wedding weekend, but things aren’t running as smoothly as they’d hoped. Before they can even make it down the aisle, Joe sees her in her dress, prompting Mel to trash it and get a new one. Plus, someone is injured during Joe’s bachelor party, Mel’s father is MIA, Marco’s making the moves on Lennox in front of Zander and someone accidentally confesses a hidden secret.

star 8.04
169 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Writers: Seth Kurland
Catch and Release

#19 - Catch and Release

Season 3 - Episode 28

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.

star 8.03
175 votes
Writers: Stefanie Leder
More Than Roommates

#20 - More Than Roommates

Season 3 - Episode 30

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.

star 8.03
166 votes
Directors: Stuart Bass
Writers: Holly Hester
Lost in Translation

#21 - Lost in Translation

Season 1 - Episode 15

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.

star 8.00
118 votes
Directors: Steve Zuckerman
Writers: Seth Kurland
A Pair of Sneakers

#22 - A Pair of Sneakers

Season 2 - Episode 11

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.

star 8.00
122 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Kara Lee Burk
Teach Your Children

#23 - Teach Your Children

Season 3 - Episode 13

Joe works out an alternative payment plan when he begins dating the mom of one of his students, which unintentionally earns him a reputation among the other mothers in the neighborhood as a tutor-prostitute. Meanwhile, Zander and Lennox decide to skip college and drive around the country in a motor home – which doesn't sit well with "cool" aunt Mel. And Ryder introduces his vegan girlfriend to the joys of meat.

star 8.00
167 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Stefanie Leder
Born to Run

#24 - Born to Run

Season 3 - Episode 29

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.

star 7.99
170 votes
Directors: Joseph Lawrence
Writers: Seth Kurland
Dancing With the Stars of Toledo

#25 - Dancing With the Stars of Toledo

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 7.99
149 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Matt Boren