8.1
118 votes
Ed

Ed

NBC 2000

Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when going over a contract; and because of the resulting financial loss to the firm, he's fired. Despondent, he heads back to his (small) hometown of Stuckeyville -- 'Anytown', USA. There he realizes he's been missed by a lot of friends whom he's missed; and he sees Carol, the girl he'd adored in high school. Swept up in roiling emotions, Ed buys the local bowling alley on a whim, moves to Stuckeyville, and determines to win Carol's heart. His horizons broaden as he settles once more in Stuckeyville, and the series itself settles into a charming, funny, often serious slice-of-life series focused not solely on Ed but on the lovable ensemble cast of people who live and work with him in Stuckeyville.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Ed

Ed - S3E6

#1 - May the Best Man Win

10.00

Season 3 - Episode 6

Jennifer Bradley breezes back into Ed's life claiming that she needs his legal advice; Ed accepts Dennis's sarcastic offer to be his best man; Carol's impending marriage is making Molly feel neglected.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Ed from 2 votes.

Ed - S3E7

#2 - The Wedding

10.00

Season 3 - Episode 7

The families converge for the wedding, and Carol begins to have second thoughts after talking to her father about her parents' courtship; Warren enlists the help of Carol's sister Stella in writing a song for the bride, and the two hit it off better than Warren could have dreamed, leading him to seek out Eli for advice about women; Ed decides not to attend the wedding, but Carol begs him to reconsider; Jennifer encourages Ed to break up the wedding and he decides to go for it and ride up to the church on a white steed, but the horse he ends up with has other ideas; Dennis makes a painful decision to tell the truth at a crucial moment.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Ed from 2 votes.

Ed - S3E8

#3 - Trapped

10.00

Season 3 - Episode 8

Tired of the continuing Carol/Ed saga, the pair's friends trap them in Stuckeybowl until they finally work things out, one way or another.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Ed from 2 votes.

Ed - S3E9

#4 - Makeovers

10.00

Season 3 - Episode 9

Lloyd returns to Stuckeyville, and his new scheme is selling makeup for men. When he's prosecuted for being part of a pyramid scheme, Ed doubts Lloyd's claims that he knew nothing about it, creating friction between the brothers. After Mark's father has a heart attack and Mark gets bad news about his own health at his annual checkup, Mike and Warren convince him to have gastric bypass surgery. Ed and Carol smooth over the rough patch in their relationship and become friendly again.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Ed from 2 votes.

Ed - S3E10

#5 - Neighbors

10.00

Season 3 - Episode 10

When a new lawyer arrives in Stuckeyville and encourages neighbors to sue each other, Ed hatches a scheme worthy of Phil to get Stuckeyvillans back together again; Carol urges Molly to become a candidate for Stuckeyville High principal, now that Dennis is teaching in Minneapolis; Mike prepares to take over Ed's crown as the Stuckeyville Recliner Rally champion; inspired by Mark's upcoming surgery, Phil connives with Eli to become the ""Jared"" of a local sandwich shop.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Ed from 3 votes.

Ed - S3E11
#6 - Frankie
10.00
Season 3 - Episode 11

As Ed takes the case of a injured high school football player who's suing another player for unnecessary roughness, he meets an enthusiastic law school graduate eager for a job; Eli helps Warren and Diane give Mark his last great meal before surgery; Molly does her best to be the coolest principal ever.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Ed from 2 votes.

Ed - S3E12
#7 - Partners
10.00
Season 3 - Episode 12

Ed and Frankie represent a man who is suing his sister for ""outing"" him, even though he insists he's not gay; Carol goes looking for love in all the wrong places; by attempting to drive away all his patients, Dr. Jerome drives Mike crazy until Mike uncovers Dr. Jerome's real motivation in trying to drive him out of business.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Ed from 2 votes.

Ed - S3E14
#8 - The Case
10.00
Season 3 - Episode 14

Ed takes on his first homicide case when Eli's friend is charged with second degree murder after another friend dies during the drunken recreation of an old high school prank; Frankie and Eli provide the key to the outcome of the trial after damaging testimony nearly sinks the case; Molly develops a crush on Ryan's dad, and tries to mend the relationship between father and son.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Ed from 2 votes.

Ed - S3E15
#9 - Blips
10.00
Season 3 - Episode 15

Ed becomes concerned about his legacy after taking a longevity test and learning that his life expectancy is ""only"" 83 years; Stella returns to Stuckeyville after breaking up with her boyfriend, who follows her there; hoping to cash in on the royalty market, Phil and Eli compete to create a new birthday song; Frankie and Leon come to a parting of the ways; Warren's high-flying approach to playing Cupid for Stella on Valentine's Day gets him the thank-you of his dreams.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Ed from 2 votes.

Ed - S3E16
#10 - Good Advice
10.00
Season 3 - Episode 16

Frankie defends Ed when he's sued for breaking a man's thumb while rescuing him from a burning car; Molly contends with Ryan's disapproval as she gets closer to Sean; Warren refuses to let Stella pull away from him after their night together; Carol gives Ed a little relationship advice about giving Frankie relationship advice, and discovers a small truth about herself; Stella chafes as Carol tries to mother her.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Ed from 2 votes.

Last updated: dec 09, 2020

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To this day, Ed is my favorite show. It is the perfect blend of a weekly story and a continuing drama. Each week Ed has a court case to deal with, meanwhile he has the bowling alley to run with Phil and Shirley to contend with. And he always has a new way to try and win Carol's heart. On top of all that, I love the relationship between Ed and his best friend Dr. Burton, who has his own family and a surly boss to deal with. It is exactly the right amount of funny without being silly (well, sometimes it's silly but that's OK) and it's just so brilliantly written. All the characters are so real, and having grown up in my own version of stuckeyville, I totally recognize the feel and attitude of a small town. The acting is first rate, especially Tom (I Am Canadian) Cavanaugh. I'm grateful at least that a show this good lasted more than one year, but I would have gladly watched it for ten. I still watch the whole series at least once a year, even though my copy is burned onto DVD from my HDD recorder, and some of the episodes are even captured from VHS. I would pay virtually any price for NBC and Worldwide Pants to finally get the show professionally released, even if just in standard definition. Unfortunately, all the music playing in the background at the bowling alley would need to be cleared and paid for. The producer's just can't justify the expense. Such a shame...

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