The Best Episodes of The New Adventures of Old Christine
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
"The New Adventures of Old Christine" is a comedy about a 35-year-old divorced mom who runs a 30-minute female-only gym with Ali, and tries to keep pace with everyone around her. That includes the judgmental stay-at-home moms at her son's private school and her ex-husband, Richard. His new girlfriend, whose name is also Christine. Old Christine's brother, Matthew lives with her.
#1 - What About Barb?
Season 2 - Episode 10
Christine has trouble working with Barb at the gym and feels pressure at home to find a nanny for Ritchie when Richard is unavailable to care for him due to a trip with New Christine.
#2 - Let Him Eat Cake
Season 2 - Episode 14
Jealous that New Christine benefits from all the positive qualities she instilled in Richard during their marriage, Christine spites her by revealing to Richard that she gave New Christine the idea for the birthday gift she gave him.
#4 - Ritchie Scores
Season 2 - Episode 12
Richard want Ritchie to learn the value of competition and male bonding, and signs him up for soccer. Christine disagrees, but then has her own competitive urges when fighting with Richard for attention from Mr. Harris.
#7 - A Fair to Remember
Season 1 - Episode 13
Christine volunteers to help out at Ritchie's spring carnival and while there, she runs into the mean moms -- Marly and Lindsay -- who are clucking over the attractive father of a new student at Westbridge. Christine is excited to learn that the hot dad is her ex-boyfriend, Burton, but her hopes of re-igniting their romance are shot down when she learns Burton has a new girlfriend.
#9 - Subway, Somehow
Season 5 - Episode 16
In an attempt to teach Ritchie's class some street smarts, Christine encourages the school administration to let them take the subway on a field trip, but she ends up being stranded at the station when the trains leaves without her.
#10 - Faith Off
Season 2 - Episode 19
When Christine learns that Richard has been hired to remodel "meanie mom" Lindsay's bathroom, she can't help but intervene to make sure he doesn't screw up the job and risk their reputation at Ritchie's school. Additionally, she and Richard are at odds over which of them gets to be the one to give Ritchie the sex talk.
#11 - Teach Your Children Well
Season 1 - Episode 8
Christine feels pressured to throw an extravagant party for Ritchie's 9th birthday, his first involving other children from his new private school. Recoiling from sticker shock after meeting with a ritzy event planner, Christine decides to have an arts and crafts party at her home, with mixed results.
#12 - Crash
Season 2 - Episode 11
When Christine's environmentally-friendly hybrid car and Marly's gas-guzzling monster SUV hit one another, it becomes a bigger dispute than simply who hit whom. While her car is in the shop, Christine is forced to go against her principles and rent a luxury SUV when no other car is available.
#13 - A Change of Heart/Pants
Season 4 - Episode 18
Christine and Richard help Marly and Lindsay through labor, bring back memories of Ritchie's birth which, in turn, brings back feelings for one another.
#18 - Get Smarter
Season 5 - Episode 21
When Christine has Matthew and Barb throw her a "surprise" engagement party so she can get to know Max's friends, she begins to feel intellectually inferior to one particular guest, driving her to make a "surprising" decision.
#20 - Oh God, Yes
Season 2 - Episode 4
Ritchie goes to church with Richard and new Christine without consulting his mother first, leaving old Christine to explain and explore her aversion to organized religion.
#21 - Happy Endings
Season 4 - Episode 12
The girls change their building into a spa after learning that they can't get a loan to keep their gym afloat.
#23 - Burning Love
Season 5 - Episode 2
A trip with Barb to retrieve some of Richard's things sees Matthew worry that New Christine isn't letting out her feelings over the wedding fiasco. Meanwhile, Christine and Richard meet up with some of their friends from college and are shocked to see how badly they've aged.
#25 - Exile on Lame Street
Season 1 - Episode 11
Christine objects when Richard and "new" Christine want to take Ritchie to a Rolling Stones concert. Fearing that Ritchie is too young to be exposed to sex, drugs and rock and roll vices on display at a Rolling Stones concert, Christine initially forbids it. Eventually, she relents but immediately regrets her decision and, in a panic, goes to the venue with Matthew to see if she can sneak into the concert in order to keep tabs on Ritchie.