Thursday, September 7th, 2006
In the first episode we are introduced to Eddie and Joy Stamm, who have been married for 8000+ days while their new next door neighbors Steph and Jeff Woodcock are young newlyweds. The young couple ends up having an argument over a pool table which ends up migrating next door.
Thursday, September 14th, 2006
2: Sex for Furniture
The couples engage in an age old battle and the men soon realize that their wives are trading sex for household power.
Thursday, September 21st, 2006
3: The Ring
Jeff helps out Eddie when he gives Joy the engagement ring she always wanted.
Thursday, September 28th, 2006
4: The Wood Pile
Eddie looks to the newlyweds next door to help him keep his woodpile in the garage when Joy tells him to "use it or lose it."
Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
5: The Garage Band
Eddie doesn't realize that Joy knows what he's doing when he tells her a lie about practicing with his band.
Thursday, November 9th, 2006
6: Your Mother or Your Wife
Jeff gets in trouble when his mother comes to visit and he takes her side over Steph's. Jeff goes to Joy and Eddie for advice.
Thursday, November 16th, 2006
7: Dream Getaway
Steph and Jeff convince Eddie and Joy to join them for a getaway in the mountains, but when Steph tells Jeff she had an erotic dream about Eddie, their vacation is anything but relaxing for the Woodcocks.
Thursday, November 30th, 2006
8: Death Sex
After an injury Eddie is sure that he's going to die. With that fear Eddie and Joy rekindle the romance. Eddie decides to take advantage of the situation when he finds out he's fine, by not telling Joy the truth.
Thursday, December 14th, 2006
9: The Toaster
Joy and Eddie have a disagreement over whether or not you save electricity by unplugging the toaster. Eddie is determined to prove Joy wrong.
Thursday, December 21st, 2006
10: Daddy's Girl
Eddie and Joys daughter, Allison (guest star Krysten Ritter), comes home for the holidays to celebrate New Years with her parents. When she gets some bad news from her boyfriend, Allison turns to her mother for help, leaving a snubbed Eddie perplexed. At the Woodcocks New Year's Eve party, Eddie lightens up his mood to impress his daughter, but as the clock strikes midnight and a new year begins, Allison realizes she likes her "big, dark, angry, wonderful dad" just the way he is.
Thursday, January 4th, 2007
11: The Anniversary Party
While attending Vicki and Stan's 25th anniversary party, Joy can't help feeling jealous at the attention Stan pays to his wife. Eddie gets advice from Stan about his role in the marriage. Jeff is embarrassed by Steph's dancing.
Thursday, January 11th, 2007
12: The Hockey Lie
Jeff is heartbroken and angry when Steph reveals that she won't be his Hockey Girl any longer. Eddie later muses that it's normal for new couples to lie and that they will eventually grow apart because of it, but Joy insists that she and Eddie are actually becoming more similar as they grow old together. As Jeff tries to accept that his wife is not the woman he thought she was, Eddie tries to prove to Joy that he is his own man.
Thursday, January 18th, 2007
13: Fight Friend
Joy turns to a friend, Nicole for help when she and Eddie are fighting. When Eddie confronts Joy about Nicole, they get into a heated argument and seek support from their respective fight friends. Joy teaming up with Nicole, and Eddie with Nicole's husband Cofeld, in order to prove their points.
Thursday, February 1st, 2007
14: The Colleague
When Joy gives Eddie permission to have a female friend, the pair bond over their history. Meanwhile, Jeff tries to be cool and uses Steph to get in with the cool high school kids. Later, when Eddie and his friend get too close, Joy takes on some history of her own.
Thursday, February 8th, 2007
15: The Bachelor Party
When the guys discover that Jeff never had a bachelor party, they have a boys night out at a local club. But when Nicole tags along with Cofeld, the guys night doesn't turn out as they planned. Meanwhile, Joy is sick at home and Steph comes over with a special recipe to help them both feel better.
Thursday, February 15th, 2007
16: The Italian Affair
When Joy accuses Eddie of being a pack rat, he and Jeff go through piles of ancient items from Eddie's past. The duo comes upon an old roll of film, which Jeff agrees to get developed. When Eddie sees the photos of himself and Joy having a great time in Italy, he is reminded of how the vacation ended and a moment he and Joy never discuss. In order to make things right, Eddie does all he can to relieve their trip to Italy right there in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
17: The Clay Date
When Eddie and Joy visit Allison for parents weekend, they share a dorm room with a partying single father. When Allison lets them know her new major and next semesters plans, Eddie and Joy try their best to convince her to do otherwise but realize that their own mistakes led them to where they are today. Meanwhile, Jeff hires someone to help Steph tile the bathroom, which brings out the worst in her.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
18: I Heart Woodcocks
When the Woodcocks strike up a close friendship with the Cofelds, the Starks feel left out. Much to their surprise, they find they really miss their time with Jeff and Steph. Eddie and Joy set out to win the Woodcocks friendship back.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
19: The Coffeemaker
Steph gives Eddie and Joy a cappuccino maker that was a wedding gift from Jeffs mom. Joy loves the gift, but Eddie soon begins to resent Joy for not learning how to work the machine herself. When Eddie refuses to make Joy her nightly cappuccino, she makes a list of all the things she does around the house and comes to the conclusion that Eddie doesn't do enough.
Wednesday, April 4th, 2007
20: That's Ridiculous
When Joy and Allison (guest star Krysten Ritter) meet for Spring Break in Florida, Eddie is thrilled to have the house to himself where he can eat, sleep, wear whatever he wants and hang out with Cofeld (guest star Anthony Anderson). But when the week doesnt go exactly as planned, Eddie realizes how much he misses Joy. Meanwhile, Joy and Allison arent missing Eddie too much as they work-it on the beach.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
21: Webby's Not Happy
When one of Eddies single idols comes for a visit, Eddie is in awe, while Joy is unimpressed by Webbys (guest star Ted McGinley) lifestyle of wild adventures and exotic travels. To Joy, Webby is running away from the one thing that can make him truly happy: a committed relationship. Ignoring Eddies warnings, Joy sets Webby up with Denise (guest star Tricia Fisher), who tames Webbys ways. When Webby is ready to settle down, Denise lets Joy know that shes not interested. Meanwhile, Jeff is miserable at the sight of his crying wife in an incredibly ugly shirt. Later, summer vacation has begun and Allison (guest-star Krysten Ritter) surprises her parents when she brings Doug (guest-star Tim Sharp) home. When Allison and Doug spend their days enjoying the summer, Steph convinces Eddie to join them. Meanwhile, Jeff and Joy feel left out and annoyed by their partners happiness but finally get convinced to join in.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
22: Summer of Love
Summer vacation has begun and Allison surprises her parents when she brings Doug (guest-star Timm Sharp) home. When Allison and Doug spend their days enjoying the summer, Steph gets Eddie to join them. Jeff and Joy feel left out and annoyed by their partners happiness but finally are persuaded to join in.
Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
1: Performance Anxiety
When Eddie thinks Joy made a fool of herself at Steph's birthday party he decides it is time to tell her about her irritating habits. She lets him know about his own irritating habits. Steph isn't happy when Jeff gives her a gift she has wanted for a long time.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
2: Four Neighbors and a Funeral
Eddie and Joy feel left out when they are the only neighbors not included in an elderly neighbor's funeral. After Joy is asked to sing Eddie feeling jealous, tries to find something for him to do also. Steph and Jeff disagree about the eulogy Steph is planning to give.
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
3: Come Out and Play
Jeff recruits Eddie for a faculty basketball team, but Eddie has a secret despite his height he is terrible at the sport. This is a problem because Eddie lied to Joy about his supposed prowess while they were dating, and he never told her the truth.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
4: Tale of the Tape
Steph decides that she wants to watch an adult video with Jeff, who has never seen one, so he asks his colleagues at school for advice. That's how Eddie gets into trouble with Joy, who is in no mood for nonsense following a disastrous visit to the gym.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
5: Mixed Doubles
When Steph introduces Eddie to yoga and Jeff turns Joy on to tennis, the couples spend more and more time with their friends and less time with each other. The swap seems successful until Jeff's competitive streak emerges and Joy tries to bow out of tennis lessons.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
6: Vintage Eddie
Eddie & Joy prepare for Jeff’s birthday dinner. Eddie doesn’t want to give lingerie as a gift. Eddie decides to give his own gift. At the birthday dinner with a few other couples, Eddie orders 2 desserts for himself. Steph tries on the lingerie. Jeff feels like Eddie doesn’t pay any attention to him. Jeff’s feelings are hurt when he realizes only Joy gave him the gift. Steph gives up on trying having a romantic evening. Eddie gets a perfect bottle of wine for Jeff which Jeff likes. Joy finds out that Eddie gave Jeff a special $1,000.00 bottle of wine she’d been keeping in their house. Eddie and Joy try to get the bottle of wine back and Jeff finally realizes that Eddie is trying to retrieve it. Joy and Eddie get kicked out of the Woodcock’s house, but Jeff eventually gives the bottle of wine back and the two of them bond over a shared drink.
Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
7: Bedtime Stories
Joy and Eddie wage an all-out battle over a bedside lamp that she purchased; Jeff fights for the right to go to bed whenever he wants.
Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
8: No More Mr. Vice Guy
When Jeff becomes acting principal at the school, he thinks his ship has finally come in and this is his chance to shine. However, when he has to make an important decision, he chokes and winds up suspending Eddie.
Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
9: Everybody Digs Doug
Joy is annoyed by Steph, who has developed an attitude from her husband’s elevated status at the school. In Eddie’s absence, Jeff searches for a substitute teacher and ends up hiring someone a little too close to home.
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
10: Really Big Brother
To avoid doing housework with Joy, Eddie signs up to be a volunteer for a "Big Brother" program but things go awry when he's accidentally given an adult instead of a kid to mentor.
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
11: Raisinette in the Sun
When Kenny is subjected to a perceived racist slight at a local movie theater, he reacts strongly causing Eddie to rush to his defense. In the aftermath, Eddie decides that Kenny over-reacted and resolves to prove it to him.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
When Joy and Eddie have a pregnancy scare, Joy convinces Eddie to get a vasectomy. Nervous about the procedure, Eddie takes advice from Kenny and pretends that he wants more children in order to avoid the trip to Dr. Park.
Wednesday, April 30th, 2008
13: Sob Story
When Joy accuses Eddie of not being able to express his emotions, they enroll in a couple's seminar to strengthen their relationship and help Eddie get in touch with his feelings. During the retreat their teacher, Dr. Friedman pushes her new age therapy leaving a bad taste in their mouths. Meanwhile, Kenny tries to help Eddie get in touch with his sensitive side and Jeff admits his sensitivity to Steph.
Wednesday, May 7th, 2008
14: Second Marriage Guy
When Eddie's friend Karl introduces him to his second wife, Eddie becomes jealous of Karl's relaxed marriage and convinces Joy that they should try out a "second marriage." Joy has her own ideas of how a "second marriage" should be causing Eddie to re-think his suggestion
Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
15: Swimming with the Starks
When Joy calls off their usual anniversary celebration and surprises Eddie with a gift, he decides to one-up her with a special snorkeling trip to Hawaii requiring him to take swimming lessons from Kenny.
Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
1: Speed Bumps
When Joy can't flirt her way out of her first speeding ticket, she considers buying new lingerie and getting plastic surgery to help her get her "groove" back. Meanwhile, Kenny and Tina continue to fight over custody of their beloved dog, Beyonce.
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
2: Joy Ride
When Eddie takes his car into the shop, he decides it's time for a new set of wheels and purchases a red convertible sports car. Joy recognizes that Eddie's passion for his new car is part of his mid-life crisis, so in a play for his attention she flirts with her co-worker. Meanwhile, Kenny buys Eddie's old clunker and tricks it.
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
When Kenny becomes Joy's new "girlfriend," Eddie feels left out and gets jealous of their girl-talk. In an attempt to feel included, Eddie crashes Joy's '70s-themed work party and sends Joy to the hospital in a disco mishap.
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
4: Sugar Dougie
Eddie and Joy's daughter, Allison, comes home from college for a visit. She and her hippie boyfriend argue and decide to break up, which is fine with Eddie until he finds out that Doug is wealthy. Eddie and Joy then try to get the two back together by inviting Doug over for an organic dinner feast. Meanwhile, Kenny just wants them to get back together so he can get his bedroom back.
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
5: Philadelphia Freedom
When Eddie and Joy spend a romantic night out in the city, Joy becomes enamored with city life and decides they should move downtown. Eddie tries to convince her to keep their house in the suburbs, but a visit to a new downtown loft development tempts him with fancy modern conveniences and causes him to reconsider his decision.
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
Kenny freaks out after losing his swim trunks at a water park and his new girlfriend notices he isn't circumcised. When he decides to go under the knife, Joy is impressed by his efforts to please a girl he hardly knows and badgers Eddie to do more nice things for her. Eddie tries to get Kenny to back out of his decision so he won't have to accompany Joy to six weeks of musicals in the park and takes him to a bris so he can see what circumcision looks like.
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
7: Secret Meatball
Joy discovers that Eddie has been hiding his favorite meatball-sandwich shop from her. This helps her come to the realization that they can't keep secrets from each other anymore because they've been married so long and seem to know everything about each other. Meanwhile, Steph's comments about her less-than-mysterious marriage prompt Joy to propose that she and Eddie come up with a new secret in hopes of spicing things up.
Sunday, April 26th, 2009
1: Doug and Ally Return
Eddie and Joy's free-spirited daughter, Ally, returns from a trek in the Ecuadorian rain forest with her new husband, Doug. When Ally and Doug decide to set up camp in a trailer in the Starks' backyard, they ultimately ruin Eddie's plans for installing a Jacuzzi. Meanwhile, Eddie and Joy attempt to overcome their dislike of Doug and accept him as a member of the family.
Monday, February 1st, 2010
7: The Buffer
After Kenny's ex-wife kicks him out of their house, Eddie invites Kenny to stay with him and Joy. Eddie quickly realizes that Joy is a lot nicer when Kenny is around, so Eddie tries to get Kenny to stay with them longer, but Kenny's annoying habits have Joy trying desperately to reconnect the estranged couple.
Sunday, February 7th, 2010
10: The Not-So-Perfect Couple
When Joy urges Eddie to get a check-up from their doctor, Simona (Susan Yeagley), Eddie becomes enamored with her and her husband, Stephen (Kevin Nealon), and their seemingly perfect life. Joy becomes annoyed when Eddie becomes ardent about taking Simona's advice, even though Joy has been nagging him for years, and decides to prove to Eddie that Simona isn't as perfect as she seems.
Sunday, February 14th, 2010
12: Snore Loser
When it is realized that Eddie is grouchy because he isn't sleeping well he gets treatment. Unfortunately Joy can't sleep without him snoring so now she is the grouchy one.
Sunday, February 21st, 2010
14: The Perfect Couple
When Eddie and Joy befriend Stephen (guest star Nealon) and his wife Simona, Eddie clicks with them right away, which causes Joy to feel left out. In an effort to win Joy over, Eddie coaches their new friends on her all her likes and dislikes. Meanwhile, Kenny starts a new job as a supermarket sample salesman only to realize that sample distribution can be a competitive biz
Monday, February 22nd, 2010
4: No Complaints
When Eddie and Joy try to live without complaining, Eddie finds that repressing his true feelings makes him sick. Meanwhile, Kenny creates problems for parents when he works as a mall Santa.
Sunday, February 28th, 2010
16: Can't Elope
When Joy goes overboard planning Ally and Doug's wedding, Eddie convinces them to elope. Kenny agrees to officiate the ceremony, but when Joy finds out about their plans she persuades Eddie to help her stop the wedding.
Sunday, March 21st, 2010
22: Ally Abroad
When Allison's boyfriend Doug is hospitalized, she rushes to his bedside only to be surprised with a proposal. No one is more surprised by their daughter's engagement than Eddie and Joy who plot to put the brakes on wedding planning. Meanwhile, Kenny tries to get Eddie's car repaired without success.
Sunday, March 28th, 2010
24: Dog Fight
When Joy and Eddie experiment with role-playing to spice up their love life, they realize that pretending to be someone else isn't as sexy as being themselves. Meanwhile, to supplement his income, Kenny tries finding lost dogs to collect the reward money.
Sunday, April 4th, 2010
26: Family Vacation
Eddie and Joy make the wrong impression on a newlywed couple while on vacation and Joy goes out of her way to try and convince the young bride that wedded life is bliss and not how they made it seem. Meanwhile, Kenny and Doug start spending time together, and Allison becomes jealous of their new friendship.
Sunday, April 25th, 2010
30: Brother's Keeper
With Eddie's brother, Charlie, and his new boyfriend, Terence, coming to visit, Eddie isn't exactly looking forward to a weekend of wine-tasting and antiquing. Much to Eddie's surprise, though, he hits it off with Terence as they both opt to watch football over participating in the planned weekend activities. When Charlie breaks up with Terence, Joy sides with Charlie and ends up questioning her relationship with Eddie.
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
2: Separate Beds
Joy and Eddie decide to get separate beds after years of putting up with each other's sleep habits. Meanwhile Eddie's new principal turns out to be a former student with an agenda.
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
3: Eddie's Book
When Doug's father gives him and Ally a large sum of money, they struggle with the decision to keep it or give it back. Meanwhile, Eddie decides to write a book about the Hindenburg disaster.
Thursday, April 29th, 2010
8: Joy's Out of Work
When Joy loses her job at the travel agency, she must use her best assets to find work elsewhere. Meanwhile, Eddie takes Doug to his favorite restaurant.
Monday, May 3rd, 2010
5: The Courtship Of Eddie's Parents
When Eddie and Joy pay a visit to his parents in Florida, Eddie discovers that his parents are planning to divorce in order to qualify for medical insurance. Eddie refuses to accept the idea and tries to convince his mother that it's a bad decision to put his father back on the market.
Monday, May 3rd, 2010
9: Hi Def TV
When Eddie buys a high-definition television without checking with Joy first, she decides to join in the spending spree. Meanwhile, Doug suspects he is living on a sitcom.
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
6: The Ex-Factor
Joy's fun and beautiful new friend Eileen also happens to be Eddie's ex-girlfriend. At first, the friendship doesn't seem to be a problem until Joy invites Eileen over to the house and Eddie gets himself in trouble by reminiscing a little too fondly about the past. Meanwhile, Kenny thinks he's doing something nice for his new girlfriend by babysitting her kids, but doesn't realize she may be using him.
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
11: Independent Action
When Eddie attends their annual baseball game date without Joy, they realize that they can have separate lives, but at what cost? Meanwhile, Ally and Doug try to save a tree but end up causing a tree disease epidemic in the neighborhood.
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
13: The Break-up
Eddie and Joy pick sides when their friends break-up, but when they get back together it ends up costing them.
Monday, May 10th, 2010
15: The Check-up
When Joy convinces Eddie to visit Simona (guest star Yeagley) for an annual check-up, he catches a nasty head cold before his big interview with a Hindenburg blimp survivor. Meanwhile, Joy can't understand why Simona won't pay her a compliment.
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
17: Check Mate
When the Starks meet Simona and Stephen for dinner, they decide to ditch them with the bill resulting in an all-out dining war between the couples. Meanwhile, Joy makes Eddie's life miserable at work.
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
18: The Concert
When Eddie befriends a new teacher (guest star Mull) at school, they find they have a lot in common, but Ms. Duffy has other plans for their relationship. Meanwhile, Eddie and Joy reminisce about the music they loved in the 1980s.
Sunday, May 16th, 2010
33: Let's Go
When Whitey decides to throw a surprise party for his 93-year-old grumpy uncle, his party guests are surprised to discover that Whitey is a hoarder and his house is overflowing with junk. Meanwhile, Eddie is in a rush to get to the party but Joy, Doug and Ally all take their time getting ready to go.
Monday, May 17th, 2010
19: Merit Pay
Eddie tries to get a raise so he and Joy can go on vacation, but he has a tough time convincing his principal. Meanwhile, Doug's delusion that he is a character on a sitcom gets even worse.
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
20: The New Neighbors
When Joy and Eddie meet their rather unconventional new neighbors, Tommy (guest star Gottfried) and April Campbell, Eddie can't seem to get the idea of being with a younger woman out of his head. Meanwhile, Eddie and Joy hold a yard sale, and the new neighbors want to buy everything they're selling.
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
23: Joy's Mom
When Joy's mother pays her daughter a visit, she drives Joy up the wall with her constant criticism, and Eddie makes a valiant attempt to ease the tension. Meanwhile, Eddie meets with a publisher who wants to turn Eddie's manuscript into a children's picture book.
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
34: The Baby
Eddie's book finally gets published, but on the day of his book signing, Ally goes into labor and everyone shows up to welcome the new addition to the family. Meanwhile, Eddie gives Doug fatherhood tips, and Ally apologizes to Joy for being a terrible daughter.
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
25: Sell The House
Eddie and Joy want to downgrade to a smaller house, but Doug and Ally aren't ready to move out on their own. Meanwhile, when Duffy dumps Whitey (guest star Martin Mull), he moves in with Eddie and Joy as a way of coping, but he quickly overstays his welcome and Joy wants him out.
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
27: Ally's Pregnant
When Ally and Doug announce that they're going to be parents, Joy has a meltdown about becoming a grandmother, forcing Eddie to call in his mother-in-law for help.
Friday, May 28th, 2010
28: Smart Phone
Eddie becomes annoyed by his students' use of cell phones in class, and soon learns that he and Joy are the only ones not infatuated with the latest technology. When Mr. White decides to drag Eddie into the 21st century, Eddie develops a technology addiction of his own.
Monday, May 31st, 2010
29: Big Man, Little Man
Eddie feels self-conscious when Tommy (guest star Gottfried) and Mr. White (guest star Mull) boast about their endowments, so Joy does her best to convince him that being average is just fine. Meanwhile, Doug and Ally have their first sonogram, and it appears that their unborn son doesn't take after Eddie.
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
31: Work Wife
When Joy loses her job at Eddie's school, she accepts a position as Stephen's (guest star Nealon) executive assistant. The new gig leaves her miserable, leading Eddie and Mr. White (guest star Mull) to scheme a way to get Joy her old job back.
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
32: Baby Steps
Joy goes overboard planning for Ally's baby shower and becomes obsessed with baby gifts. Meanwhile, Mr. White (guest star Mull) has difficulty giving Ally and Doug their shower gift, and Dr. Bialik invites her "Blossom" castmates to participate in a therapy session for Doug.
Sunday, June 6th, 2010
35: The Joy of Learning
Joy feels inferior for not finishing college, so she decides to hit the books and earn her degree. Although she passes her classes, Eddie isn't satisfied with her grades, and he decides to take matters into his own hands, which leads to Joy getting kicked out of school.
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
21: The Wedding
It's the night before Ally and Doug's big day, and everyone is nervous about what tomorrow will bring. Consequentially, everyone dreams up a different wedding disaster.
Sunday, June 13th, 2010
36: Coupon Bob
When Joy gets angry at Eddie for forgetting her birthday, she decides to cash in on all the coupons he has given her over the years for massages, pedicures and chores. Meanwhile, Kenny convinces Eddie that he needs to surprise her with a handbag in order to be forgiven. Unfortunately for Eddie, Joy decides to return the handbag and finds out the hard way that it's a fake.
Sunday, June 20th, 2010
37: Cold Case
When Joy suspects Eddie of keeping secrets from her, she decides to launch an investigation. Eddie turns to his friends Kenny and Karl for advice, and decides to give Joy a fake story in hopes of appeasing her.