Rules of Engagement

10 Best Episodes of Rules of Engagement - Season 1

Rules of Engagement is a comedy about the different phases of male/female relationships, as seen through the eyes of a newly engaged couple, Adam and Jennifer, a long-time married pair, Jeff and Audrey, and a single guy on the prowl, Russell. As they find out, the often confusing stages of a relationship can seem like being on a roller coaster. People can describe the ride to you, but to really know what it's like you have to experience it for yourself.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 24, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Rules of Engagement - S1E7

#7 - Jeff's Wooby (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Audrey is scared by Jeff's constant reminiscing about each t-shirt's significance. After a little while, she stars to wonder if his best times in life may have come before her.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 221 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S1E4

#6 - Game On (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Jeff puts Audrey in a bad mood after he fails to respond to the news of her big promotion at work because he is watching his basketball game. Jeff tries to make it up by inviting her to floor seats at a Knicks game. But she can't decide what to wear, which it makes Jeff wonder if she cares more about how she looks than about him. Now that Jennifer and Adam are living together, they have an argument over money.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 238 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S1E3

#5 - Young and the Restless (Season 1 - Episode 3)

While Russell has a hot new date, Audrey bets Jeff that he can't score a phone number from a younger woman and gives him a night without his wedding ring to try.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 248 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S1E5

#4 - Kids (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Russell accidentally enters into a collision with the older woman from his past, Constance. He then decides that he wants to show her his physical prowess.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 211 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S1E6

#3 - Hard Day's Night (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Jeff is in trouble. He doesn't know how to tell Audrey that he got "excited" while Jennifer was giving him a massage for thanking him after he helped her move her couch. Now, Jeff must face Audrey.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 199 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S1E2

#2 - The Birthday Deal (Season 1 - Episode 2)


When it's time to plan a party for Jeff's birthday, everyone gets involved. But Audrey is spending a little too much time on planning the party, which makes Jeff unhappy. Although Jeff won't reveal what he usually gets in the annual birthday deal, Adam brings up the subject with Jennifer and is then worried when Jennifer not only agrees to give him a birthday deal, but announces she wants to get one in return. Meanwhile, Russell is obsessed with trying to figure out what Jeff's birthday present really is.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 277 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S1E1

#1 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Married couple Jeff and Audrey have just learned their next door neighbour, Jennifer, has become engaged to her boyfriend, Adam. But when Jeff tries to give Adam advice, he develops doubt about the impending engagement. Meanwhile, Jennifer fixes up Adam's best friend, Russell, because she believes the right woman could change his habit of being a serial dater. Meanwhile, Jeff inadvertently starts a fight between Audrey and himself about an old bicycle.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 359 votes.

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