Melissa & Joey

Wednesday 8:00 PM on ABC Family
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 19

    Put a Ring on It

    Airs 7/15/15

  • S 4 : Ep 18

    Melissa & Joey's Frozen

    Airing in 2 days

  • S 4 : Ep 17

    The Parent Trap

    Aired 7/1/15

  • S 4 : Ep 16

    The Early Shift

    Aired 6/24/15

  • S 4 : Ep 15

    Book Club

    Aired 6/17/15

  • Cast & Crew
  • Melissa Joan Hart

    Mel Burke

  • Joey Lawrence

    Joe Longo

  • Joseph Lawrence

  • Nick Robinson

  • Taylor Spreitler

    Lennox Scanlon

  • show Description
  • Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence star in this ABC Family comedy about a female politician who takes custody of her sister's two children, Lennox and Ryder, after she ends up in jail. Unable to balance her career with the responsibilities of being a new pseudo-mother, Mel (Hart) looks to hire a nanny, who comes in the unexpected form of Joe (Lawrence).

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  • Quotes (44)

    • Joe: I was a jackass at the meeting. I was wrong being all over you about where your brother-in-law is and I just wanted to come down here and say that I'm sorry. (Starts to leave) BOLIVIA! Louis is in Bolivia isn't he? You just flinched! Mel: I flinched because you shouted 'Bolivia'. People in Bolivia flinched!

    • (Talking about Joe's bald head) Mel: Personal question, did your hair get sick of you and leave? Joe: (Pointing to his head) This is a choice.

    • (Mel walks in the door) Joe: How did your date go that lasted till 3 freakin A.M.? Mel: Leave me alone mom, it's not a school night, and he was captain of the football team, god. Wow i actually just realized I never had that conversation with my own mom. I'd come in at 3 A.M. and she'd send me back out for gin.

    • Mel: Why isn't my sister her to discipline her own daughter? Rhonda: Because she is locked up in federal prison. Mel: Man that's a sweet deal!

    • Mel: How did you talk her into going down there? Joe: People like me. Mel: No really. Joe: I paid her 50 bucks. Mel: A bribe? that's terrible not only is that wrong it is bad parenting. Joe: Well I am not a parent and neither are you. Ryder: Can I have 50 bucks? Mel and Joe: No! Joe: Relax I wrote Lennox a personal check. Boing!

    • Mel: Hey Ryder, Ryder get back downstairs and get me that TV back up here I want 52 inches of Plasma in front of my face pronto. Ryder: But I just took it...... Joe: Look look when they finally agree with you, you just shut your mouth and go with it. Ryder: I'm going to learn a lot from you aren't I? Joe: Damn straight boy.

    • Lennox: Aunt Mel I need to talk to you. Mel: Yea in a minute. Lennox: No it will be very fast I promise. So I was thinking about what you said about me not making friends at my new school, and not moving on with my life, so I've made a decision. I want to go back to my old school. Mel: Aah the one that's two hours and 40 thousand dollars away. Lennox: Yea but they give you lunch!

    • Ryder: You really think a woman is going to want anything to do with a nanny? Mel: No, but I want my belgian waffles back and I'm not going to get some until he gets some...thing, something. That was so close to being awkward.

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    Notes (2)

    • Katherine Helmond appears in this episode as a neighbor with whom Ryder is doing community work. Helmond also played Mona in the 80s series Who's the Boss? which involved a male housekeeper moving in with a single mom, very similar to the plot of Melissa and Joey.

    • This episode aired as part of ABC Family's "13 nights of Halloween."

    Trivia (5)

    • Goof: When Mel gets distracted by the baby penguins on the TV, the set is neither pluged in or hooked up to cable.

    • starting from this episode onwards the theme song is longer and includes a couple of scenes for each of the four actors.

    • Ryder tells Mel that Joe counts out to 500 in Italian while doing push-ups but when later seen doing so, he stops at "quadrocento", which means 400.

    • John Ducey co-starred with Melissa on Sabrina the teenage Witch.

    • It was revealed that Mel was once engaged.

    Allusions (4)

    • (At a Halloween costume party) Joe: A teenage witch. That's cute. You should have done something like that. Mel: Oh, been there, done that. Melissa Joan Hart, who plays Mel, played the title character of the 1996-2003 TV show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

    • Joe to Mel "I was doing fine until the love of my life showed fake frickin' fiance."

      Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence costarred in the movie "My Fake Fiance."

    • Joe: You named your potty Tara?

      Mel: You may think it's silly, but frankly, Longo, I don't give a damn.

      This is a reference to the book and movie Gone with the Wind. Tara is the name of the plantation where Scarlett, the main character, is raised. Mel's line is a parody of Rhett Butler's famous last words to Scarlett, when he says, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

    • Ryder: "Lennox Explains It All" Melissa Joan Hart starred on the show Clarissa Explains It All on Nickelodeon from 1991-1994.

  • Fan Reviews (34)
  • Brilliant!

    By charlpagekk, Apr 24, 2015

  • Tired of it now

    By nutella2894, Mar 21, 2015

  • Was okay.. Slightly offensive to Colombians

    By SebAlv93, Mar 13, 2015

  • it used to be okay

    By sara-pezzini, Mar 01, 2015

  • Terrible

    By Key88, Feb 17, 2015

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