Melissa & Joey

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 2

    A Melanie & Josiah Christmas

    Aired 12/10/14

  • S 4 : Ep 1

    Witch Came First

    Aired 10/22/14

  • S 3 : Ep 37

    At Last

    Aired 6/18/14

  • S 3 : Ep 36

    Maybe I'm Amazed

    Aired 6/11/14

  • S 3 : Ep 35

    You're the One That I Want

    Aired 6/4/14

  • 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 up....my 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 (28)
  • lucy tomney

    By lucyginge, Aug 28, 2014

  • This show is fantastic

    By ElaineBowey, Jul 31, 2014

  • A fresh, realistic, and heartfelt family show!

    By shannonnprewitt, Jul 24, 2014

  • NO BOOBS HANGING OUT

    By blackstripes, Apr 10, 2014

  • Long-time fan killed by the F-bomb

    By silverwood2, Feb 14, 2014

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