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Ed Season 3 Episodes

Season 3 Episode Guide

22 Episodes 2002 - 2003

Episode 1

Human Nature

Wed, Sep 25, 2002 60 mins

Danny DeVito guest stars as a shrink on trial for fraud for using a crafty confidence game to trick Mike into betting on a ball game. Meanwhile, Carol makes a drastic decision after she and Dennis return from vacation; and the alley gets a new manager (Daryl "Chill" Mitchell). Holzer: Reed Birney. Kenny: Mike Starr. Dennis: John Slattery. Nancy: Janamarie Hupp.

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Episode 2

Miss Stuckeyville

Wed, Oct 2, 2002 60 mins

Carol has had enough of Ed's nonsense after he uses her engagement to Dennis as a way to talk Diane out of "settling" for being a pretty face in the Miss Stuckeyville pageant. Diane: Ginnifer Goodwin. Mark: Michael R. Genadry. Eli: Daryl Mitchell. Ed: Tom Cavanagh. Warren: Justin Long.

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Episode 3

The Road

Wed, Oct 9, 2002 60 mins

Distance from Carol only makes Ed's heart grow fonder after he hits the road with a solitary trucker (Eric Thal). Back in Stuckeyville, Dennis and Carol come to an impasse about her mountain-top wedding wishes; Nancy jumps through hoops to get a student to follow her lead; and Phil takes on Eli in the least politically correct basketball game. Johnny: Jacob Pitts. Hinckey: William Duell. Nuner: David Cromwell.

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Episode 4

Charlotte & Wilbur

Wed, Oct 16, 2002 60 mins

Carol's happy-go-lucky father (Dan Lauria) has not-so-happy news for her after learning about her engagement to Dennis. Meanwhile, Ed agrees to take on Eli's sworn foe (Robert Scott Daye) in a long-running jitterbug rivalry; and Warren mounts an anti-SAT campaign. Verdareese: Jack Davidson. Irene: Stephanie Pope. Rita: Lisa Emery.

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Episode 5

The Divorce

Wed, Oct 30, 2002 60 mins

Ed refuses to let a morning-radio team (Chris Parnell, Horatio Sanz) hang up their headphones over irreconcilable differences, as Carol does irreversible damage to Ed's career by penning a piece on his clashing clients. Meanwhile, a kooky couples counselor (Lisa Ling) teaches Mike and Nancy an exercise that almost wipes out their marriage. Shirley: Rachel Cronin. Phil: Michael Ian Black. Guy: Paul Albe. Carol: Julie Bowen.

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Episode 6

The Bachelor Party

Wed, Nov 6, 2002 60 mins

Kelly Ripa returns as a free spirit with a shady case for Ed to tackle. But first, he must throw Dennis a stag party now that he has weaseled his way into being named his rival's best man. Meanwhile, Molly begins to panic that all of her married girlfriends are becoming "we"'s without her. Mike: Josh Randall. Dennis: John Slattery. Molly: Lesley Boone.

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Episode 7

The Wedding

Wed, Nov 13, 2002 60 mins

Carol and Dennis's wedding day is here, and so are their dysfunctional families. So where's Ed? More importantly, where's the groom? Jennifer: Kelly Ripa. Stella:Nicki Aycox. Alec: Tom Galantich. Richard: Dan Lauria. Rita: Lisa Emery. Frank: Jack O'Connell. Margaret: Lee Bryant.

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Episode 8


Wed, Nov 20, 2002 60 mins

Fed up with the saga of Ed and Carol, the gang locks the feuding twosome inside the bowling alley to work out their warped relationship. But the plan backfires when one of the inmates makes a realization that spells nothing but trouble for everyone involved. Jennifer: Kelly Ripa. Eli: Daryl Mitchell. Vivian: Dena Atlantic. Shirley: Rachel Cronin.

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Episode 9


Wed, Dec 11, 2002 60 mins

Ed's big brother Lloyd (Timothy Busfield) visits with a plan to sell men's makeup at the alley, but the deal is smeared when he's busted for pulling a pyramid scheme. Meanwhile, Mike helps Warren get through to Mark (Michael R. Genadry) about his unhealthy weight; and Eli goads Shirley into decorating Stuckeybowl for the holidays. Eli: Daryl Mitchell. Mike: Josh Randall. Warren: Justin Long.

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Episode 10


Wed, Dec 18, 2002 60 mins

As Ed takes action against the baseless lawsuits deluging his office, Carol talks Molly into taking over Dennis's job as Stuckeyville High's principal. Meanwhile, Eli gives Phil a hand in landing a job as the spokesperson for a local sandwich shop. Eli: Daryl Mitchell. Molly: Lesley Boone. Carol: Julie Bowen.

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Episode 11


Wed, Jan 8, 2003 60 mins

A hyper law-school grad (Sabrina Lloyd) worms her way into Ed's good graces by scoring him the info needed to win a case involving an injured high-school football star suing an opponent for unnecessary roughness on the field. Meanwhile, Eli, Diane and Warren cook up a plan to serve Mark his last lavish meal before gastric-bypass surgery; and new principal Molly gets a lesson in dealing with temperamental teens. Tim: Thacher Goodwin. John: Kieran Campion. Coach Kerwin: Michael Gaston.

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Episode 12


Wed, Jan 15, 2003 60 mins

Ed and Frankie (Sabrina Lloyd) tackle their first case as partners after a client's sister takes out an ad declaring that her straight brother is gay. Meanwhile, Carol tries her best to make it work out with a geek (Jim Gaffigan); and Mike decides to fight fire with ire after his old boss begins to poach his patients. Matt: Matthew Dixon. Marty Senn: Michael Quinlan. Carmela: Theresa Yenque.

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Episode 13

Hyenas & Wildebeest

Wed, Jan 22, 2003 60 mins

Carol enlists Ed's legal aid after the jerk who broke Molly's heart in high school sues Carol for slamming his restaurant with a brutal review. Meanwhile, Molly tries long and hard to help a height-challenged student avoid the taunts of his taller peers; and Phil ups the fear factor at the alley to entice younger patrons. Rich Keenan: Charles Borland. Ryan: Matthew Stadelman. Sean: Tom Wilson. Frankie: Sabrina Lloyd. Ray Dobbs: Ron McLarty.

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Episode 14

The Case

Wed, Feb 5, 2003 60 mins

Ed tackles his first murder case after Eli's friend is charged with killing a man in a childish prank gone awry. Meanwhile, Molly begins to see a student's father (Tom Wilson) in a new light. Kelly: Marissa Copeland. Ryan: Matthew Stadelman. Frankie: Sabrina Lloyd.

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Episode 15


Wed, Feb 12, 2003 60 mins

An artist (Tim Matheson) gets Ed thinking about what he has to show for his life---and what he doesn't. Meanwhile, Carol's sister (Nicki Aycox) makes a brief return visit and ends up leaving Warren a changed man. Frankie: Sabrina Lloyd. Leon: Jonathan Walker. Mark: Michael R. Genadry. Eli: Daryl Mitchell.

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Episode 16

Good Advices

Wed, Feb 19, 2003 60 mins

Ed learns firsthand the price Good Samaritans sometimes must pay when he rescues a man (Jack Gilpin) who had been in an auto accident. But Frankie comes to his aid, distracted though she is with her off-again relationship with Leon. Meanwhile, Molly has a meteor-watching date with Sean, which doesn't go as well as their Monopoly date. Things should go as well between her and Ryan. And Warren takes his romantic success with Stella as something more than what it was.

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Episode 17

Captain Lucidity

Wed, Feb 26, 2003 60 mins

Ed sorts out his romantic issues during a dream, in which Carol, Mike---and for some reason, Taye Diggs (appearing as himself)---offer the loveless lawyer some oddball counsel. Albert Einstein: Al Tarantal. Frankie: Sabrina Lloyd. Teen Ed: Tanner Rich. Teen Mike: Nick Cubbler. Duncan: Mickey Kelly.

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Episode 18

Business as Usual

Wed, Mar 5, 2003 60 mins

Ed and Frankie's new fling is tested by a suit between two buds (Mary Birdsong, Dave Attell) who vowed to tie the knot if not wed by 35. Meanwhile, Mike and Jerome (Marvin Chatinover) seek their own form of couples counseling; and Mark's gastric-bypass surgery inspires a young man to take a risky chance. Toby: Jim Gaffigan. Frankie: Sabrina Lloyd.

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Episode 19


Wed, Mar 12, 2003 60 mins

With the Burtons off at a bed-and-breakfast run by a rah-rah crackpot (Molly Shannon), Ed and Carol get a lesson in child-rearing---and childish behavior---while taking care of Sarah. Meanwhile, Phil fails to see the not-so-newsworthiness of his and Eli's "ebony and ivory" friendship. Mr. Dobbs: Ron McLarty. Mr. Jesperson: Terry Layman. Nancy: Janamarie Hupp. Mike: Josh Randall.

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Episode 20

Second Chances

Fri, Mar 28, 2003 60 mins

The truth about Ed and Carol's long-running flirtation gets the best of Frankie (Sabrina Lloyd); Eli swallows his pride to help out the man who took over his former restaurant; a new man in town catches the eye of Stuckeyville's sexiest English teacher. Kenny: Ken Sheehan. Shirley: Rachel Cronin.

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Episode 21

The Movie

Fri, Apr 4, 2003 60 mins

While helping a director get clearance to make a film in Stuckeyville, a romantic drama begins to play out between Frankie, Ed and a newly lovelorn Carol. Meanwhile, Carol's sister (Nicki Aycox) gives Warren his first official dose of heartbreak. Warren: Justin Long. Duncan: Mickey Kelly. Frankie: Sabrina Lloyd.

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Episode 22

The Decision

Fri, Apr 11, 2003 60 mins

"Everything is sort of turned on its head," says executve producer Jon Beckerman of this episode, in which the triangle between Carol, Ed and Frankie reaches a "very satisfying resolution for everyone." Frankie: Sabrina Lloyd. Carol: Julie Bowen. Mike: Josh Randall.

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