The BEST episodes of See Dad Run

Every episode of See Dad Run ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of See Dad Run!

"See Dad Run" tells the story of David Hobbs (Scott Baio), who has spent the last decade playing the perfect father on one of TV’s biggest sitcoms. But when the series ends and his wife resumes her own television career, he finds himself cast in his most challenging role to date: handling the day-to-day needs of three kids who’ve grown accustomed to not having him around. David soon learns that playing a dad on TV is child’s play compared to the real thing.

Last Updated: 11/17/2022Network:Nick at Nite
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See Dad McLivin' With The McGinley's
star
9.71
35 votes

#1 - See Dad McLivin' With The McGinley's

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/15/2013

Ted McGinley gets a reality show and challenges the Hobbs family to let him and his family live with them for 3 days; Marcus and Kevin get locked in the basement

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See Dad See Through Grandma
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9.49
35 votes

#2 - See Dad See Through Grandma

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/12/2013

David's special Mother's Day plans for Amy get derailed when his self-centered mom, Maggie (Michele Lee) shows up.

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See Dad Get Janie Into Kindergarten
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9.38
39 votes

#3 - See Dad Get Janie Into Kindergarten

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/14/2013

David tries to get Janie into kindergarten. Marcus and Kevin audition for a globe-trotting reality show, with help from Emily.

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See Dad Play Hard to Get
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9.35
37 votes

#4 - See Dad Play Hard to Get

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/7/2013

David gives Emily advice on her relationship with Matthew. David plays hard to get while having his contract renewed to continue to endorse an orange juice brand.

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See Dad as The Great and Powerful Hobbs
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9.23
39 votes

#5 - See Dad as The Great and Powerful Hobbs

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/31/2013

David installs a surveillance system in the house that monitors everything downstairs. David and Amy get angry when noticing that the kids are saying bad comments about them. Emily throws a party, David and Amy use the surveillance system to spy on her. At the party, Joe tries to impress Mary and Matthew asks Emily to the junior prom.

Watch Now:Amazon
See Dad Run Halloween
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8.60
5 votes

#6 - See Dad Run Halloween

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/20/2013

David tries to get the kids in the Halloween spirit by plotting the ultimate Halloween prank.

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See Dad Lose the Forest for the Tree House
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8.50
4 votes

#7 - See Dad Lose the Forest for the Tree House

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/9/2014

David decides to help Joe build a tree house; Emily gets her first job on Amy's set.

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See Dad Run Until He Drops
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8.29
7 votes

#8 - See Dad Run Until He Drops

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/12/2014

Marcus' wife returns home a changed woman, and the Hobbses struggle to fit in with her. Elsewhere, Joe drops his old pals when he sets his sights on winning a dance trophy at school.

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See Dad Get Attacked by Promzilla
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8.25
69 votes

#9 - See Dad Get Attacked by Promzilla

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/28/2013

With Amy off to a soap opera fan convention, David is left helping Emily get ready for the junior prom. David and Marcus accompany their daughters to find the perfect prom dresses. Emily and Mary then fight over the same dress. Joe and Janie trick Kevin into taking care of their every need.

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See Dad Run Joe Into Detention
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8.20
5 votes

#10 - See Dad Run Joe Into Detention

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/10/2014

David lets Joe play hooky; feeling guilty, Joe reveals the truth; Amy and Emily want to learn which neighbor is not cleaning up after their dog.

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See Dad Ruin Joe's Teacher
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8.20
5 votes

#11 - See Dad Ruin Joe's Teacher

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/2/2014

After Joe's favorite teacher quits to follow his dream, David tries to get the teacher back.

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See Dad Get in the Ring
star
8.00
4 votes

#12 - See Dad Get in the Ring

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/4/2014

David challenges a wrestler to a televised event in order to impress Joe and his friends.

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See Dad Get Wah-Wah'd
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7.88
41 votes

#13 - See Dad Get Wah-Wah'd

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/4/2012

Marcus asks David to help him recruit a young actor to star in his next project.

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See Dad See Dad Run
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7.86
7 votes

#14 - See Dad See Dad Run

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/10/2013

David's TV dad, Bernie (Garry Marshall) visits, then ditches, leaving David to take care of his newborn baby. Emily must take care of fake baby for home economics assignment.

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See Dad Send Emily Flowers
star
7.83
6 votes

#15 - See Dad Send Emily Flowers

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/13/2013

David sending Emily flowers with the card missing, leads to Emily thinking that she has a secret admirer. Now, David must scramble to find someone to be Emily's admirer. David's mom gets Joe and Janie new cell phones, must to Amy's chagrin.

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See Dad Nail Valentine’s Day
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7.83
6 votes

#16 - See Dad Nail Valentine’s Day

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/9/2014

Joe fears there’s a curse on the Hobbs’ men concerning Valentine’s Day. Elsewhere, Amy finds a necklace and thinks it’s her present, but she’s mistaken.

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See Dad Live at Five
star
7.83
6 votes

#17 - See Dad Live at Five

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/6/2014

Emily cannot decide on a career, so David gets her an internship with Brooke Miller (Nicole Sullivan), a respected but zany news reporter. With the internship going so well, Emily decides to quit high school, to work for Brooke full time. Janie agrees to give Joe's air rock band an image makeover. Kevin and Marcus help a high school silhouette dance group, that Emily was a member of.

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See Dad Watch Janie Run Away
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7.83
6 votes

#18 - See Dad Watch Janie Run Away

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/13/2014

Refusing to abide by David and Amy's rules about eating cookies before dinner, Janie leaves home to live with empty nesters Marcus and Alicia. Emily is way too embarrassed to be seen with Joe at school, but soon changes her tune, when Joe is taken under the wing of Carson Castle (Noah Centineo), a handsome classmate that Emily has a crush on.

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See Dad Roast The Toast
star
7.80
5 votes

#19 - See Dad Roast The Toast

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/19/2014

The Hobbs reluctantly attend an anniversary weekend party for his cousin, Fred, only to discover that once again Fred has taken advantage of David's star power to enjoy all of the "perks", leaving David to plan his revenge.

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See Dad Downsize
star
7.80
5 votes

#20 - See Dad Downsize

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/3/2014

David thinks that the house is cluttered and asks everyone to make some sacrifices; Kevin tracks down another ``See Dad Run'' fan.

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See Dad One Night Only
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7.75
44 votes

#21 - See Dad One Night Only

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/18/2012

David and Amy learn that Emily will be an extra in the school play. But after the director learns that Emily is David's daughter, she is then given the lead role, despite the fact that she is a terrible actress. Joe and Janie try to make a viral video.

Directors: Rich Correll
Writer: Matt Boren
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See Dad Rough It
star
7.75
4 votes

#22 - See Dad Rough It

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/1/2014

David takes Joe's scout troop on a camping trip with help from his old crew.

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See Dad Meet Matthew Pearson
star
7.74
42 votes

#23 - See Dad Meet Matthew Pearson

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/11/2012

Emily brings a boy home to meet her parents; Joe and Janie compete to ask David the best question at a panel for his old sitcom.

Directors: Victor Gonzalez
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See Dad Run Home
star
7.72
148 votes

#24 - See Dad Run Home

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/6/2012

David ends his role as a beloved TV-sitcom dad and transitions into being a stay-at-home parent in the pilot episode of this comedy.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
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See Dad Play Coach
star
7.68
44 votes

#25 - See Dad Play Coach

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/21/2012

David tries to rein in his aggressive coaching style while working with Joe’s baseball team. Meanwhile, Emily uses her parents as subjects in an experiment for a school assignment.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
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