The Best Episodes of Rules of Engagement

Last Updated: May 21, 2019

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
241 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 7.96
205 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
176 votes
Writers: Gloria Calderon Kellett
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Indian Giver

#4 - 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 7.84
186 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Jeffrey Richman
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The Set Up

#5 - 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 7.84
186 votes
Writers: Gloria Calderon Kellett
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Catering

#6 - 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 7.83
243 votes
Directors: Tom Hertz
Writers: Vanessa McCarthy
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The Challenge

#7 - 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 7.83
178 votes
Directors: Gil Junger
Writers: Vanessa McCarthy
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Old Timer's Day

#8 - 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 7.83
192 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Tom Hertz
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Poaching Timmy

#9 - 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
190 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Jeffrey Richman
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Dirty Talk

#10 - 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
221 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Mike Sikowitz
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Pimp My Bride

#11 - 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 7.81
189 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Barry Wernick
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The Score

#12 - 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 7.79
180 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Gloria Calderon Kellett
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Snoozin' for a Bruisin'

#13 - 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 7.78
194 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Barry Wernick
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Shy Dial

#14 - 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 7.78
194 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Tim Doyle
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Cooking Class

#15 - 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
215 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Michael A. Ross
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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 7.77
231 votes
Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writers: Tom Hertz
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Meat Wars

#17 - 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 7.76
188 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Lance Whinery
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Play Ball

#18 - 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 7.76
183 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Vanessa McCarthy
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Fun Run

#19 - 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 7.75
176 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Tom Hertz
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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
191 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
235 votes
Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writers: Steve Holland
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The Four Pillars

#22 - The Four Pillars

Season 4 - Episode 5

To make Audrey happy, Jeff begrudgingly agrees to see a couple's therapist. Meanwhile, Russell develops a crush on Timmy's fiance.

star 7.74
183 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Mike Sikowitz
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Audrey's Shower

#23 - 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 7.73
149 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Vanessa McCarthy
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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
183 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Gloria Calderon Kellett
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Beating the System

#25 - Beating the System

Season 5 - Episode 20

Jeff and Audrey are in for a big change when Brenda finds out she is pregnant. Timmy is Adam and Jennifer's wedding planner.

star 7.73
187 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Becky Mann, Audra Sielaff
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