The BEST Episodes of Rules of Engagement

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2021

Network: CBS

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.

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A Big Bust

#1 - A Big Bust

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 5, 2012

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 7.81
640 votes
Writers: Gloria Calderon Kellett
The Last of the Red Hat Lovers

#2 - The Last of the Red Hat Lovers

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired May 19, 2011

Russell books a cruise that he thinks is filled with "red hot" ladies but instead it's filled with ladies from the Red Hat society. Meanwhile, Timmy tries to help Jeff and Audrey settle an argument.

star 7.69
872 votes
Directors: Tom Hertz
Writers: Michael A. Ross
Mannequin Head Ball

#3 - Mannequin Head Ball

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 1, 2010

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 7.68
976 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Michael A. Ross
Poaching Timmy

#4 - Poaching Timmy

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 13, 2009

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 7.68
708 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Jeffrey Richman

#5 - Flirting

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 1, 2010

Jeff listens to Russell about a co-worker and finds himself in trouble. Timmy is sent to get Russell's phone from the apartment of his most recent conquest.

star 7.64
823 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
Writers: Tom Hertz
They Do?

#6 - They Do?

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired May 24, 2010

Adam and Jennifer plan a secret wedding; however, a series of unfortunate events puts their plan in jeopardy. Meanwhile, to keep Russell and Timmy from finding out about the ceremony, Adam tells them he is staging an intervention for Jeff, on the fourth season finale of RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.

star 7.62
774 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Tom Hertz
Family Style

#7 - Family Style

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired May 11, 2009

Jeff doesn't get any dinner after someone else eats it before he does. Now he has to keep quiet about it.

star 7.62
733 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Mike Sikowitz
Old Timer's Day

#8 - Old Timer's Day

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 20, 2009

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 7.61
657 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Tom Hertz
Anniversary Chicken

#9 - Anniversary Chicken

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 10, 2011

After Jeff stuns Audrey by remembering their wedding date the surprise is on Jeff. Timmy helps Russell on a date.

star 7.61
795 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Mike Haukom
Indian Giver

#10 - Indian Giver

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 12, 2010

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 7.61
674 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Jeffrey Richman
The Challenge

#11 - The Challenge

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired May 4, 2009

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

star 7.61
594 votes
Directors: Gil Junger
Writers: Vanessa McCarthy

#12 - Cheating

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 8, 2011

Audrey tries to persuade Jeff to eat healthier when he is diagnosed with high cholesterol, but he can't help sneaking around with Brenda for unhealthy food. Meanwhile, Russell tries to keep up with his new college intern on the party circuit.

star 7.59
619 votes
Directors: Tom Hertz
Writers: Tim Doyle
Time Share

#13 - Time Share

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 14, 2008

Jennifer and Adam decide to go on a trip with Jeff and Audrey but may have wished they had stayed home when they find out the reason they took the trip.

star 7.56
783 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Tom Hertz

#14 - Twice

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 27, 2009

Frustrated over the attention a pregnant co-worker is getting, Audrey pretends she too is pregnant in order to get special treatment.

star 7.56
734 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Vanessa McCarthy
Ghost Story

#15 - Ghost Story

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 22, 2010

Audrey is upset when Jeff reveals to her that he doesn't believe she saw her dead grandmother's ghost. Meanwhile, Russell tries to persuade Timmy not to go through with his arranged marriage.

star 7.56
732 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
Writers: Alex Barnow, Marc Firek
Nature Calls

#16 - Nature Calls

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 10, 2011

When the gang decides to take a trip to Vermont to check out the fall foliage, they find themselves wishing they had never left home. Meanwhile, Russell has renewed faith in his marriage to Liz.

star 7.56
732 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Mike Haukom
House Money

#17 - House Money

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired May 18, 2009

Audrey convinces Jeff to go out on the town and do something exciting after making a profit from the sale of his car. After the lavish night has finished, she regrets the decision after finding out they spent much more than he made.

star 7.55
781 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Barry Wernick
Beating the System

#18 - Beating the System

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 7, 2011

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 7.55
933 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Audra Sielaff, Becky Mann
The Chair

#19 - The Chair

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 15, 2011

A battle of wills ensues when Audrey won't admit she hates an armchair that Jeff pretends to love; Russell sues Timmy for sexual harassment.

star 7.55
705 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Mike Haukom
Cats & Dogs

#20 - Cats & Dogs

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 18, 2013

Liz wants to have a baby, so she turns to Russell for help. Meanwhile, Timmy takes Jeff's advice on how to attract a co worker, but it all backfires.

star 7.55
501 votes
Directors: Doug Robinson
Writers: Christopher Shiple
Bros Before Nodes

#21 - Bros Before Nodes

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 27, 2011

Worried about getting his father's approval, Russell gets Liz all dolled up to meet him. Meanwhile, Jeff is more concerned about his guys' weekend being cancelled than Audrey's feelings, and Adam has a new friend (Curtis Armstrong) to drive crazy.

star 7.54
718 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Michael A. Ross
Scavenger Hunt

#22 - Scavenger Hunt

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 29, 2012

In order to convince Audrey he is making an effort in their relationship, Jeff sends her on a romantic scavenger hunt, with mixed results. Meanwhile, Adam leads Russell to believe that Jen has a sex tape.

star 7.54
802 votes
Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Writers: Mike Haukom
The Big Picture

#23 - The Big Picture

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 15, 2010

When Russell's trust fund is cut off by his mother, he gets a taste of how life will be after moving in with Timmy. Meanwhile, Audrey helps Jeff impress his boss in order to get a raise.

star 7.53
900 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Audra Sielaff, Becky Mann
Shy Dial

#24 - Shy Dial

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 17, 2011

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 7.53
661 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Tim Doyle
Refusing to Budget

#25 - Refusing to Budget

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 6, 2010

Timmy teaches Russell how to budget after all utilities are suddenly turned off. Audrey tells someone all about publishing and shows off her office.

star 7.52
931 votes
Directors: Mike Sikowitz
Writers: Ted Wass