Monday, March 27th, 2000
s1e1: Dad Is Dead
Dave and Titus panic when they realize their dad, Ken, hasn't come out of the bedroom in four days, not even to get a beer. They dare each other to go into the bedroom and make sure...but neither one wants to discover the body. Soon Erin arrives--just a little peeved that she took the message "Dad's dead" to mean her own dad. As a result, she rushed to her parents' house, only to catch them having sex! Erin's stunned to hear that Ken's dead, but she's also too chicken to actually investigate. Meanwhile, Titus and Dave reflect on their old man's parenting skills, or lack thereof. Ken never missed a beer or a babe, but he also never missed a little league game or a school function. Erin remembers that Ken recently gave her his will. Could it have been a planned suicide? Terminal illness? They obsess over the possibilities until Tommy arrives. He's visibly shaken and equipped with comfort food. The foursome eat their cake and reminisce. Titus and Dave even role-play, poking fun at Ken's
Monday, March 20th, 2000
s1e2: Sex With Pudding
Titus believes that Erin is cheating on him and goes to her place of work to confront her about the situation.
Monday, April 3rd, 2000
s1e3: Dave Moves Out
Titus explains that screwed-up people need translators to communicate with the ""normal"" people, because expressions of dysfunctional love come in odd forms. Case in point: Ken has Dave thrown in jail for grand theft because he took the VCR. Ken didn't know Dave was moving out until all of his son's stuff was gone. So, Titus explains, by having Dave arrested, Ken was just saying how empty the house would feel without him. At the police station, Ken discovers that it was Titus who told Dave to secretly move. Titus is proud of his achievement and admits to packing up the truck with Dave's stuff--and Ken's VCR. As an expression of pride in his eldest son, Ken has Titus arrested as an accomplice! Finally, Erin arrives and gets Ken to drop all charges. Then she realizes that with Dave out of the house, Ken will have more time to spend with her and Titus. Titus tries to snowball Dave with a story about how their dad is dying and needs company. Not until Titus promises Dave a new DVD player a
Monday, April 10th, 2000
s1e4: The Breakup
Relationships are the theme for this latest chapter in Christopher Titus' unpredictable world. His philosophy: ""I don't deserve happiness, so how can I destroy it?"" A small fight with live-in girlfriend Erin turns into a larger fight and ends when Titus storms out of the house. He drowns his sorrows at the local diner with a piece of pie...and a piece of the cute waitress, Tiffany! The next day, he returns back to Erin and they reconcile. Just as they're about to officially ""make up,"" Tiffany calls and Erin explodes. In a desperate attempt to fix things, Titus tells Erin that the waitress looked like her, only younger. Bad move. Titus is saved by the bell when they receive another phone call, from Erin's ex-boyfriend Randy. Seems he and Erin were together the previous night. So, Titus and Erin both had breakup flings. Things should be even, but Titus won't let it go. They have another huge fight that escalates into insults, ugly truths and cruel comparisons between them and their paren
Monday, April 17th, 2000
s1e5: Titus Integritous
Despite growing up with Ken the ""dream stomper,"" Titus has realized his dream of building hotrods. Unfortunately, his latest client--a trendy Web designer--wants to add an oversized spoiler/wing to the top of his custom car. Even though the client is offering an insane amount of money, Titus refuses to do the addition because it will destroy the artistic integrity of his work. Titus argues with Dave and Tommy, who have been slaving over the car and want the money. But Titus refuses to sell out. When Titus gets accidentally pinned underneath the car, Tommy calls Ken to bring over a jack. While Ken takes Polaroids of his trapped son, he encourages Tommy and Dave to take advantage of the situation...and do the work on the car themselves. They do, and it's hideous. When the client arrives, it's Tommy who tells him they won't release the car. And it's Titus who gives in once he sees all the zeroes on the payment check!
Monday, May 1st, 2000
s1e6: Red Asphalt
Titus builds a custom car to give to his father on his birthday. Erin, Dave, Tommy and Titus drive the car up to Napa to meet Ken for dinner. On the way, Titus demonstrates the car's power (and his own machismo) by cutting off a passing vehicle. The car they cut off reacts by tailing them and eventually bumping the car. The road rage escalates until Erin finally convinces Titus to just pull over and put some space between them and the psycho. They pull over, inspect the dented fender and head back onto the highway. However, the psycho car has waited for them and is soon riding their bumper and flashing its headlights. Titus decides to pull over and confront the psycho like a mature adult (translation: kick his ass), but psycho guy pulls a gun! Titus, Tommy and Dave run back to the car and floor it. With the psycho in hot pursuit and bullets flying, Erin calls 9-1-1. The police finally stop the road rager and Titus finally gets everyone to Ken's dinner. But Ken, who is pissed that the
Monday, May 8th, 2000
s1e7: Mom's Not Nuts
Titus' mom, a diagnosed manic-depressive schizophrenic, surprises Titus and Erin by showing up uninvited. Titus is immediately suspicious and tells Erin to follow the ""drill"" that they've practiced for just this occasion. After a little bonding with Titus' mom, Juanita, Erin thinks Titus is overreacting. Luckily, Tommy and Dave - who did follow the drill - have arrived as backup. It only takes a few moments, and some yummy home-cooked yams, to convince Tommy and Dave that Juanita is cured. Tommy is satisfied that her medication is powerful enough to control her violent outbursts. Titus can't believe how gullible everyone is! Finally, Ken arrives and seems to agree that Juanita will always be a psycho regardless of drug therapy. Then, he sees her and within minutes they're making out in the kitchen. After Titus and his mom have a heart-to-heart, everything seems to be okay. However, soon after a big dinner, the groggy group discovers that Juanita dumped her medicine into the gravy - so
Monday, May 15th, 2000
Christopher grows concerned when his father's lack of drinking turns the elder Titus into a mild-mannered, boring guy. In an effort to get his mean-spirited, mischievous dad back, Titus stages an intervention with Dave, Tommy and Erin's reluctant help. They surprise Ken at home and beg him to admit he has a ""non-drinking problem."" Nothing seems to work â?? not even a visit from Ken's boss who tells him he's not as effective sober. Ken assures them that he can start drinking whenever he wants. Finally, Christopher hands him a beer and throws down the gauntlet, calling Ken a ""wussy."" Ken takes a drink and, as the alcohol fog rolls in, gets his fighting spirit back. As a special thank you to his concerned friends and family, Ken reveals their darkest secrets: Titus embezzled money from the company to invest in a car, and lost it when the car was smashed in a hit and run; Erin's worried Titus will snap just like his lunatic mother; and Dave is the one who hit Titus' car! The intervention qui
Monday, May 22nd, 2000
s1e9: Episode Eleven
Some people share a family talent, like cooking or singing. The Titus family talent is heart attacks. Ken has had three, so when he has another one and crashes his car, no one is too shocked. The shock comes later, when Tommy tells Christopher that his dad blames him. Long story short: Ken couldn't start his boat because Chris and Dave took the distributor cap; Ken got upset; hence the heart attack. Christopher refuses to take the blame and confronts his dad about the excessive alcohol and cigarette use that perhaps had more to do with his bad ticker. Suddenly, Ken's monitor flatlines! But Ken is fine: it was the guy in the other bed who died. Titus feels horrible and offers to give his dad his cherry '56 Chevy to make up for the car accident. Later, while talking to an officer about the accident, the cop offers photos taken when Ken ran the red light â?? photos that clearly show him engaged in a sex act with a woman in the front seat! Titus, Dave and Erin enact their revenge by ordering
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000
s2e1: Titus Is Dead
After Titus' practical joke on Ken, Christopher tries to get back into his dad's good graces...but finding him a new girlfriend wasn't part of the plan.
Tuesday, October 10th, 2000
s2e2: The Test
In the wake of Ken's heart attack, everyone donates blood and Christopher and Erin have to answer some some questions about their nights of unprotected sex and the possibility of AIDS.
Tuesday, October 17th, 2000
s2e3: The Surprise Party
Ken's surprise party is anything but - it's moving day for his new girlfriend and he needs the family to help move her in.
Tuesday, October 31st, 2000
s2e4: What's Up, Hollywood?
Titus is shocked and surprised when Papa Titus says...he did a good job on the new truck he's built for his dad.
Tuesday, November 14th, 2000
s2e5: Locking Up Mom
Titus' crazy mother Juanita is having a comeptency hearing and all the Tituses get involved...to keep themselves safe and keep her locked up.
Tuesday, November 21st, 2000
s2e6: The Perfect Thanksgiving
Erin vows to have the perfect Thanksgiving dinner to announce her and Titus' engagement to both their families...and they all end up in the hospital.
Tuesday, November 28th, 2000
s2e7: Tommy's Girlfriend
Tommy reintroduces himself to his ex-girlfriend...by crashing into her car and claiming Titus did it.
Tuesday, December 12th, 2000
s2e8: The Reconcilliation
Juanita Titus comes to visit for a family visit with her new boyfriend, but Ken is less then happy to see her having a happy life.
Tuesday, December 19th, 2000
s2e9: Last Noelle
Titus attends the funeral of an ex-girlfriend, Noelle, and Erin forces him to confront his past with her.
Tuesday, January 9th, 2001
s2e10: Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!
Trouble's brewing when Titus' success at a custom-car show goes to his head, threatening his friendship with Tommy and Dave.
Tuesday, January 16th, 2001
s2e11: When I Say Jump
Titus and the gang decide to go base-jumping, and Christopher has to go against Erin's wishes.
Tuesday, January 30th, 2001
s2e12: Episode 27
Ken Titus and his bride-to-be take their families out to celebrate, but after Kat taunts Titus, he's forced to pull out the video tape of Ken caught drunken-driving and things go downhill from there.
Tuesday, February 6th, 2001
s2e13: The Smell of Success
The car shop goes under, and Ken Titus refuses to help out. Literally left with no other option, Christopher kicks out Erin, and turns to alcohol.
Tuesday, February 13th, 2001
s2e14: Deprogramming Erin
Titus tries to get Erin back, his family and friends try to help, and things turn out about as well as can be expected.
Tuesday, February 20th, 2001
Erin gets Titus and Ken to drive across the country together---by telling each that the other is dying.
Tuesday, February 27th, 2001
s2e16: Life Forward
Tommy tricks Erin and Christopher into attending a self-help seminar to obtain breakthroughs in their personal lives...but when Papa Titus finds out, he plans to break through a few things of his own.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2001
s2e17: Gift of the Car Guy
Titus sells Erin's car to buy a funny car for drag racing...without telling her.
Tuesday, March 27th, 2001
s2e18: Tommy's Girlfriend No. 2
A gathering includes Tommy's new girlfriend â?? the waitress Titus slept with during a one-night breakup with Erin.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2001
s2e19: Hard Ass
Christopher has to deal with parenthood of a sort when Erin's niece Amy moves in with them.
Tuesday, April 17th, 2001
s2e20: Private Dave
Titus tries to undo what he sees as damage when Dave's response to a Dear John letter is to join the Army.
Tuesday, April 24th, 2001
s2e21: Three Strikes
Titus deals with the aftermath of a break-in that leaves Erin with a broken leg.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2001
s2e22: The Pit
Christopher finally gets to live his (and his dad's) dream of racing, even though he has to ignore Papa Titus to do it.
Tuesday, May 15th, 2001
s2e23: The Pendulum
Conclusion. Ken and Erin confront the uncertainty of Titus's fate following his accident.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2001
s2e24: The Wedding
What would a wedding be without family? Peaceful, say Erin and Titus in this second-season finale. While making plans with their priest, they decide to marry right then and there, thus averting what they see as definite disaster. A wise decision, but unfortunately undone by Tommy's big mouth. Nightmare by nightmare, people start showing up. Soon, the church ""is full of people we love,"" says Erin. ""How could this go so horribly wrong?"" replies her fiancÃ©. Most notable on the nonguest list: Titus' mom and her latest spouse , whom Titus catches in an act that puts a hitch in the hitching.
Wednesday, November 14th, 2001
s3e1: Racing in the Streets
The physical effects of his near fatal car crash are still lingering, but that doesn't stop Titus from street racing to raise money for Erin's tuition. But his best laid plans backfire when Erin discovers what is really going on and tries to put a stop to it.
Wednesday, November 21st, 2001
s3e2: Amy's Birthday
Erin throws a surprise birthday party to cheer up her troubled niece Amy but her plans backfire. When Erin finds Amy's mom passed out drunk, she quickly realizes that her niece's home environment is not suitable and decides to do something about itâ??much to Titus' dismay.
Wednesday, November 28th, 2001
s3e3: Tommy's Not Gay
Titus is determined to mend fences after Tommy rejects his father, who's just revealed he's gay.
Wednesday, December 5th, 2001
s3e4: Shannon's Song
Titus' ""perfect"" sister Shannon arrives, upstaging Christopher at every opportunity.
Wednesday, December 12th, 2001
s3e5: Grad School
Erin disdains, then requests Titus's help when she visits troubled teens for her first grad-school assignment as a interning social worker.
Wednesday, December 19th, 2001
Christmas on a houseboat brings a kinder, gentler Ken when he thinks his best friend has fallen overboard.
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2002
s3e7: The Trial
Connie Stevens becomes the third actress (after Christine Estabrook and Frances Fisher) to play the role of Titus's mother, Juanita, who was last seen having just fatally shot her abusive husband at Titus and Erin's ill-fated wedding. Now Juanita is on trial for murder, and ex-husband Ken can't wait to testify and put her away for good. Not so Titus. She is, after all, his mom, and when Titus takes the standâ??following some well-intentioned but highly incriminating remarks by Erin, Dave and Tommyâ??he emphasizes the positive things he's learned from her. What later transpires during the course of the trial, however, can in no way be construed as positive.
Wednesday, January 9th, 2002
s3e8: Grandma Titus
Phyllis Diller plays Grandma Titus, who still intimidates Ken despite her Alzheimer's, which has her trying to teach a high-school class.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2002
Suicidal over a broken romance, Amy listens to Titus as he tries to talk her out of it with tales of his own youthâ??which don't make that great a case.
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2002
s3e10: Tommy's Crush
Tommy and a pregnant Shannon have an affair, much to the Titus family's shock and anger.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2002
s3e11: Into Thin Air
While on a skiing holiday, Dave goes out of bounds after Titus and Erin tell him his girlfriend is cheating on him with a ski instructor. Titus follows to discover they are both trapped above a 400 foot cliff, but refuses to help Dave, arguing that he must become a man by saving himselfâ??and Tommy, who plummets down to join them.
Wednesday, February 6th, 2002
s3e12: Too Damn Good
A car executive seeks a new design from Titus, who turns to Ken for inspiration when he has a creative block.
Wednesday, February 13th, 2002
s3e13: Bachelor Party
Titus' bachelor party doesn't quite turn out as planned when he and the guys encounter a pregnant woman and have to help her deliver.
Wednesday, February 20th, 2002
s3e14: Hot Streak
Titus attempts to win his father's love and respect by taking him to the Bahamas, but things go terribly wrong when Ken has another heart attack while winning at the blackjack tables.
Wednesday, March 6th, 2002
s3e15: The Session
At Erin's insistence, the Tituses go into group therapy. Not surprisingly, things don't go quite as planned.
Wednesday, March 20th, 2002
s3e16: Same Courtesy
Titus plans an elaborate revenge on Erin and his family after being embarrassed during their mock therapy session. He pits family members against each other on Erin's birthday and watches as his fiendish plan comes to fruition.
Monday, July 29th, 2002
s3e17: After Mrs. Shafter
Titus and Tommy's friendship is put to the ultimate test when Ken begins dating Tommy's mom. Titus assures Tommy that the relationship won't lastâ??as is normal for Ken. However, everyone is shocked to learn that Ken considers Tommy's mother to be the true love of his life. The situation grows even more complicated when Tommy's estranged gay father shows up to reconcile his marriage.
Monday, July 29th, 2002
s3e18: The Visit
Titus and Erin's plans to formally adopt Amy are thrown for a loop when Titus' mother Juanita unexpectedly shows up at the house in the middle of the social worker's final visit. Juanita, claiming to have escaped from the mental hospital, has come seeking Titus' forgiveness.
Monday, August 5th, 2002
s3e19: Insanity Genetic (1)
In the aftermath of Juanita' s funeral, Titus is concerned her insanity may be genetic and confronts his feelings on board the airplane on the way back.
Monday, August 5th, 2002
s3e20: Insanity Genetic (2)
(Part 2 of 2) As a result of the incident on the plane, Titus must face jail time or commitment. And only his friends and family can save him...which means he's in deep trouble.
Monday, August 12th, 2002
s3e21: The Protector
Titus gets into trouble when he goes after a kid who is harassing Amy in school.
s0e1: Hard Laughs Featurette
Titus confirms what that many of the plots barely got network approval. Chris had to coax them into the episodes by explaining how funny they could be. Very few shows on network television have ventured this far in terms of the kinds of stories they do. The people in this show are dysfunctional and real. There is no weekly reconcilliation at the end of each episode. In fact, it's lucky if the characters' situations aren't worse off by the end than they were at the beginning.
s0e2: Rehearsal Footage
A 9-minute featurette showing the cast doing a rehearsal for episode 1x05 - Titus Integritious.