The Best Episodes of Rules of Engagement

Last Updated: Dec 3, 2018

Rules of Engagement is a comedy about the different phases of male/female relationships, as seen through the eyes of an engaged couple, Adam and Jennifer; a long-time married pair, Jeff and Audrey; a single guy on the prowl, Russell; and his office assistant, Timmy. As they find out, the often confusing stages of a relationship can seem like being on a roller coaster: people can describe them to you, but to really know what it's like, you have to take a ride for yourself.

100th

#1 - 100th

Season 7 - Episode 13

Brenda goes into labour on Jennifer and Adam's wedding day. Meanwhile, Russell and Timmy make an attempt at reconciliation and Audrey surprises Jeff.

star 8.04
238 votes
Directors: Tom Hertz
Writers: Tom Hertz
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Mannequin Head Ball

#2 - Mannequin Head Ball

Season 5 - Episode 7

When Jeff can't get out of the lease for a retail space he rented for Audrey's fleeting cookie business, he and Adam invent a new game involving the heads of mannequins. Meanwhile, Russell and Timmy go on a double date.

star 7.94
200 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Michael A. Ross
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A Big Bust

#3 - A Big Bust

Season 6 - Episode 9

When Audrey thinks her maid needs help getting money to fix her limp, she asks her neighbours to help contribute, only to find out she misunderstood what the maid needed the money for.

star 7.88
170 votes
Writers: Gloria Calderon Kellett
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Catering

#4 - Catering

Season 7 - Episode 8

Brenda gets Jeff and Audrey to help cater an event at Columbia University. Audrey tries to impress the attendees, but it's Jeff's bartending skills that wow the crowd. Meanwhile, Russell enthusiastically embraces Timmy's Bollywood culture.

star 7.84
239 votes
Directors: Tom Hertz
Writers: Vanessa McCarthy
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Indian Giver

#5 - Indian Giver

Season 4 - Episode 7

Audrey is surprised by Jeff's sudden interest in her favourite reality show until she discovers the reason. Meanwhile, to Russell's delight, Timmy has second thoughts about his impending arranged marriage.

star 7.82
180 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Jeffrey Richman
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Poaching Timmy

#6 - Poaching Timmy

Season 3 - Episode 6

When Timmy gets tired of Russell's demands and Audrey gets fed up with her terrible assistant, the two work together to find a solution. Meanwhile, Jeff's superstition gets the best of him as he tries to recreate the exact conditions of the Giants' win.

star 7.82
183 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Jeffrey Richman
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The Set Up

#7 - The Set Up

Season 5 - Episode 19

Russell finds Timmy has a sister and wants to date her. Audrey and Jeff play match maker for their neighbour Liz.

star 7.82
180 votes
Writers: Gloria Calderon Kellett
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Dirty Talk

#8 - Dirty Talk

Season 6 - Episode 1

As Liz (Wendi McLendon-Covey) enthusiastically tries to make her marriage to Russell work, he tries to end their relationship.

star 7.82
214 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Mike Sikowitz
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Pimp My Bride

#9 - Pimp My Bride

Season 2 - Episode 15

Russell tries another approach to get the girl. Will using his apartment for a photo shoot seal the deal? Also Adam and Jennifer have a wedding date picked.

star 7.82
181 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Barry Wernick
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Shy Dial

#10 - Shy Dial

Season 6 - Episode 5

Jeff has found a way to talk to his wife without having to physically talking to his wife through an app on his phone by telling her what ever he wants by having his voicemail go straight to her voicemail. Adam has a salesman come to his defence after his friends pick on him for some bad choice in picking his clothes.

star 7.81
187 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Tim Doyle
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The Challenge

#11 - The Challenge

Season 3 - Episode 9

Russell issues a competition between the guys to see who can convince their partners to engage in sex more easily.

star 7.79
171 votes
Directors: Gil Junger
Writers: Vanessa McCarthy
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Old Timer's Day

#12 - Old Timer's Day

Season 3 - Episode 7

After being harassed for falling asleep during a movie, Jeff tries to prove to Audrey that he's still young by inviting her to his softball game.

star 7.79
185 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Tom Hertz
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Cooking Class

#13 - Cooking Class

Season 7 - Episode 9

Jeff and Audrey join Adam and Jen's healthy cooking class, but it turns into a competition after Jen insults Audrey's cooking. Meanwhile, Timmy is freaked out by his resemblance to Russell's new girlfriend, Radha.

star 7.78
212 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Michael A. Ross
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The Score

#14 - The Score

Season 4 - Episode 9

Jeff really can't stand not knowing the score of the NY Rangers game and has to try hard to get the game off his mind while at a party for Audrey's boss. Russell is mad at Timmy because he doesn't root for the home team.

star 7.77
175 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Gloria Calderon Kellett
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Meat Wars

#15 - Meat Wars

Season 6 - Episode 13

When Audrey and Jen makes plans to see a concert, Jeff makes solo plans and excludes Adam, whose feelings are hurt.

star 7.77
183 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Lance Whinery
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Mr. Fix-It

#16 - Mr. Fix-It

Season 2 - Episode 3

Jeff finds himself in trouble when he tries to fix an issue Audrey is having with one of their neighbours.

star 7.76
219 votes
Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writers: Tom Hertz
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Snoozin' for a Bruisin'

#17 - Snoozin' for a Bruisin'

Season 4 - Episode 2

When Jeff and Audrey switch sides of the bed, Jeff accidentally rolls over and clocks Audrey in the face, landing her in the hospital.

star 7.75
187 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Barry Wernick
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Audrey's Shower

#18 - Audrey's Shower

Season 6 - Episode 15

Jen volunteers to throw Audrey a baby shower, but puts the wrong date on the invitation. Meanwhile, Jeff takes a liking to Audrey's maternity clothes, and Russell accomplishes great things when he decides to give up women.

star 7.75
144 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Vanessa McCarthy
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Handy Man

#19 - Handy Man

Season 5 - Episode 4

Audrey tries to be more spontaneous in the bedroom with Jeff. Meanwhile, Russell invites Timmy to join him on a business trip to distract him from his fear of flying.

star 7.75
177 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Mike Haukom
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Lyin' King

#20 - Lyin' King

Season 3 - Episode 5

Jeff and Audrey are invited to dinner with Jennifer and Adam, but tell a lie so they can attend a better bash that evening. Russell also attends the same party and manages to offend former NFL great, Jerry Rice.

star 7.74
186 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Mike Haukom
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Flirting with Disaster

#21 - Flirting with Disaster

Season 2 - Episode 1

Jeff's snoring has gotten out of hands. Audrey, who isn't able to sleep anymore, decides that she and Jeff should sleep in separate bedrooms. While this could seems like a bad situation for some, other like Jeff see the good side of it. Jeff takes advantage of his new found freedom by staying up too late and living like a college student.

star 7.74
225 votes
Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writers: Steve Holland
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Play Ball

#22 - Play Ball

Season 5 - Episode 5

When Audrey realizes how miserable her job is making her, she contemplates quitting. Meanwhile, Allison tells Timmy she wants to slow things down.

star 7.74
176 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Vanessa McCarthy
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Fun Run

#23 - Fun Run

Season 5 - Episode 10

Jeff struggles to figure out how to ask his co-workers to donate money for Audrey's 10K charity run after telling them that he doesn't want to participate in their fund raisers anymore.

star 7.74
170 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Tom Hertz
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Les-bro

#24 - Les-bro

Season 5 - Episode 8

Jeff and Audrey finally settle on a surrogate. Meanwhile, Russell's mother, Bunny, comes to town.

star 7.73
177 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Gloria Calderon Kellett
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Goodbye Dolly

#25 - Goodbye Dolly

Season 6 - Episode 14

Audrey tries to prepare for motherhood by continuing to repair a doll that she keeps damaging. Meanwhile, Jeff questions Brenda's dating choices.

star 7.73
170 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Becky Mann, Audra Sielaff
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