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Happy Endings

Happy Endings

ABC 2011

A fresh and funny take on modern friendship and what one urban family will do to stay friends after the perfect couple who brought them all together break up on their wedding day. The failed wedding forces them all to question their life choices. Then there are Alex and Dave themselves, who strike a truce and must learn to live with the changes their breakup has brought.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Happy Endings

Happy Endings - S2E16

#1 - Cocktails & Dreams (Season 2 - Episode 16)

Dave gets a liquor license for his food truck, making it a new hot spot. The gang avoids Dave because his signature drink gives them sex dreams about him.

The episode was rated 8.45 from 269 votes.

Happy Endings - S2E17

#2 - The Kerkovich Way (Season 2 - Episode 17)

A panicked Alex enlists Jane's help in convincing Dave that something he's certain happened never did using "The Kerkovich Way," an ancient Serbian memory-wiping technique passed down through the Kerkovich clan. Meanwhile, Penny and Max are determined to finally beat an annoyingly perfect couple in the annual Rosalita's Run and Scavenger Hunt.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 272 votes.

Happy Endings - S3E12

#3 - The Marry Prankster (Season 3 - Episode 12)

When the gang pranks Max into thinking he won a big lotto jackpot, he vows revenge when they least suspect it. Meanwhile, Brad gets a new job as a CFO, but Jane is not amused when she learns the title is Chief Fun Officer and that Brad is working at a kids' gym.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 277 votes.

Happy Endings - S2E21

#4 - Four Weddings and a Funeral (Minus Three Weddings and One Funeral) (Season 2 - Episode 21)

The gang find themselves at yet another wedding, this time the nuptials of Derrick and Eric. Brad struggles to tell Jane something important, Jane tries to find a way to help Eric hide the fact that the pricey reception must be downscaled, and Max tries to find the courage to perform with his old all-male Madonna cover band. Meanwhile, a dateless Penny is sad that she's at another wedding, alone, until she meets cute guy Chris via Skype.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 229 votes.

Happy Endings - S2E20

#5 - Big White Lies (Season 2 - Episode 20)

Things spiral out of control after Penny tells a white lie to avoid an irritating childhood friend. Dave and Max's lonely and jealous landlord falls for Alex.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 244 votes.

Happy Endings - S2E10

#6 - The Shrink, the Dare, Her Date and Her Brother (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Dave has a surprising reaction when his shrink starts dating Penny. Max and Jane's fight over a sweater leads to a strange competition, and Alex and Brad bond when they discover a shared interest.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 264 votes.

Happy Endings - S2E14

#7 - Everybody Loves Grant (Season 2 - Episode 14)

When the whole gang, with the exception of Dave, falls in love with Grant, Max wonders if he really is good enough to date the "perfect" guy. Meanwhile, Dave sets out to prove he's way cooler than Max's new boyfriend.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 246 votes.

Happy Endings - S1E12

#8 - The Shershow Redemption (Season 1 - Episode 12)

An old friend gets married, and the bride thinks Alex is a jinx; Penny and Derrick pretend to be engaged.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 283 votes.

Happy Endings - S2E12

#9 - Makin' Changes (Season 2 - Episode 12)

Jane encourages Penny to find a man and then change him to suit her expectations. Alex stages an intervention to stop Dave from his obsession with V-neck shirts.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 258 votes.

Happy Endings - S1E10

#10 - Bo Fight (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Alex's string of "girls' nights out" doesn't sit well with Penny; Max pushes Dave to get even.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 270 votes.

Happy Endings - S2E15

#11 - The Butterfly Effect Effect (Season 2 - Episode 15)

The friends wait for Brad and Jane's annual "Spring Smackdown," their yearly blowout of a domestic squabble, to let them know when Max will come out of hibernation and when winter will end.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 269 votes.

Happy Endings - S2E9

#12 - Grinches Be Crazy (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Max agrees to dress up as Santa for Penny's charity event. Jane accidently gives housekeeper Gita the envelope stuffed with money for their big Xmas getaway to Turks & Caicos, instead of the $200 Christmas tip she had planned. Dave cashes in all the homemade coupons Alex gave him as gifts from past Christmases.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 270 votes.

Happy Endings - S2E7

#13 - The Code War (Season 2 - Episode 7)

When Max's high school girlfriend Angie, the girl he dated before he realized he was gay, returns to town, Penny (who was Max's girlfriend in college) starts to feel jealous. Meanwhile, Alex starts to develop an unusual crush on Max. When Dave starts dating Angie, Max becomes angry and declares a "code war". Jane finds out that Brad has a "work wife", so she sets out to obtain a "work husband".

The episode was rated 8.15 from 277 votes.

Happy Endings - S2E19

#14 - You Snooze, You Bruise (Season 2 - Episode 19)

Dave finds himself bullied at the gym by Corey, and former bully Alex coaches him on how to fight back. Meanwhile, the residents at Brad and Jane's condo are fed up with Jane being too controlling as president of their home owners' association, and rise up to challenge her for the job.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 238 votes.

Happy Endings - S2E5

#15 - Spooky Endings (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Penny, Max, Dave and Alex head to a Halloween warehouse party, where their costumes don't have the effect they anticipated. Meanwhile, Jane and Brad spend their Halloween house sitting for some friends in the suburbs.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 273 votes.


Last updated: jan 30, 2023


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