Melissa & Joey

10 Best Episodes of Melissa & Joey

Mel is a local politician from a political family. When a family scandal leaves her niece, Lennox, and nephew, Ryder, without their parents, Mel takes them in. She hires Joe to become the family's male nanny, or "manny," after a Ponzi scheme leaves him broke.

Written by Sophie and last updated on nov 30, 2022.

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Melissa & Joey - S3E7

#15 - The Unkindest Cut (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Mel is taken aback when she finds out that Austin may not share her vision of their future and is resolute in his belief he never wants children. Meanwhile, Joe's new girlfriend is only interested in a physical connection, which leaves him confused and wanting more in the relationship. And, Lennox can't motivate herself to write her college entrance paper, so she hires Ryder to be her full time babysitter until she does.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 164 votes.

Melissa & Joey - S3E6

#14 - The Truth Hurts (Season 3 - Episode 6)


Joe accidentally injures Mel's boyfriend, Austin, during a competitive game of pool. Mel accuses Joe of doing it on purpose to ruin her romantic weekend getaway. Meanwhile, Joe invites a nerdy kid to join Ryder in his home school studies, and Lennox takes to psychoanalyzing everyone in the house.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 164 votes.

Melissa & Joey - S3E8

#13 - The Unfriending (Season 3 - Episode 8)

After Joe convinces Mel to dump her needy friend Anita, he secretly starts dating her. Meanwhile, Lennox gets super competitive and becomes determined to beat Zander’s test scores. And Ryder is bummed when all of his friends delete him from their social media sites.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 171 votes.

Melissa & Joey - S1E23

#12 - Going the Distance? (Season 1 - Episode 23)


Mel reexamines her romance with George. Elsewhere, Holly introduces her folks to Ryder.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 108 votes.

Melissa & Joey - S1E29

#11 - Do as I Say, Not as I Did (Season 1 - Episode 29)

Fearing that she will give into peer pressure, Mel and Joe follow Lennox to her all night after-party. Meanwhile, while studying with another girl, Ryder seizes the opportunity to stand up to Holly.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 114 votes.

Melissa & Joey - S3E19

#10 - The New Deal (Season 3 - Episode 19)


Mel insists on Joe "courting" her, but soon becomes frustrated at their lack of time together. Desperate to spend time with him, Mel sneaks over to his new digs, where he works as a live-in nanny, risking getting him fired—for a second time in as many weeks. Meanwhile, after witnessing a robbery, Ryder expects a hero’s welcome, but is horrified to discover that his interview with the local news has been turned into a viral video called "I Peed My Pants."

The episode was rated 8.13 from 171 votes.

Melissa & Joey - S3E10

#9 - Family Feud (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Mel and Joe are invited to co-host a week of “Good Morning Toledo” which Mel thinks will help her earn voters. Their constant bickering on air garners rave reviews with the audience and they’re an instant hit. But when the secret to their popularity turns out to be talking a little too personally about Lennox and Ryder, they have to decide if fame or family is more important.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 176 votes.

Melissa & Joey - S3E36

#8 - Maybe I'm Amazed (Season 3 - Episode 36)


Mel gives Joe shocking news during their wedding, and he must quickly make a decision as a result. Meanwhile, Lennox feels torn between Zander and Marco and Ryder looks for the perfect opportunity to reveal that he won’t be attending college.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 161 votes.

Melissa & Joey - S3E14

#7 - What Happens in Jersey... (1) (Season 3 - Episode 14)

In failing health, Joe's grandmother Sofia begs him to come visit her one last time for her birthday, and to bring his beautiful wife Tiffany along. Since Joe never got around to telling "Nona" he and Tiffany got divorced, he's forced to beg Mel to pretend to be his trampy ex. Soon, Joe and Mel are on the road to Jersey with Lennox and Ryder tagging along.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 186 votes.

Melissa & Joey - S3E37

#6 - At Last (Season 3 - Episode 37)


Still reeling from the unexpected news at the wedding, Joe impulsively invites his family to move in without asking Mel first, putting their new life together in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Marco decides to make a commitment to Lennox while Zander tries to win her back. And Ryder takes an online course.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 161 votes.

Melissa & Joey - S3E15

#5 - What Happens in Jersey... (2) (Season 3 - Episode 15)

After a night of heavy drinking, Joe and Mel end up sleeping together to their own shock. Ryder gets worked up about helping out Joe's mother with "the rat". Lennox finds out that Marco was only pretending to be into her to make his ex-girlfriend jealous. Mel, as Tiffany, mistakenly makes a deathbed promise to Nona that she and Joe will stay together forever.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 188 votes.

Melissa & Joey - S3E17

#4 - A Decent Proposal (Season 3 - Episode 17)


Joe rushes home to tell Mel that he has feelings for her after their romantic night together in New Jersey. When he arrives, he's shocked to find Austin has shown up and wants to give his relationship with Mel another try. Deciding he can't stay and watch them fall in love all over again, Joe quits. Meanwhile, Lennox plots to get Joe and Mel together and Ryder gets sick from his own cooking.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 208 votes.

Melissa & Joey - S3E31

#3 - Accidents Will Happen (Season 3 - Episode 31)

Mel finds out some unexpected news from her doctor and has to choose the right time when to tell Joe. Ryder forms a study group with a huge mix of people. Lennox and Xander get their wires crossed.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 180 votes.

Melissa & Joey - S3E32

#2 - Right Time, Right Place (Season 3 - Episode 32)


Mel plans the perfect wedding day for her friend Carrie. But when Carrie calls it off, Mel wonders if she should keep all the flowers, catering and venue—for her and Joe. Meanwhile, Lennox helps Ryder lie on his resume to help him get a job.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 189 votes.

Melissa & Joey - S1E30

#1 - The Settlement (Season 1 - Episode 30)

Joe considers newfound possibilities, when he comes into a large sum of money. Meanwhile, a water leak is found on the living room ceiling.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 119 votes.

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