Yes, Dear

Season 2 Episode 7

The Good Dad

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Nov 05, 2001 on CBS

Episode Recap

Greg is jealous when he meets Todd, whom he considers the perfect dad. All Greg had to compare himself to before was Jimmy, but now there's another dad who actually plays with his kids, instead of playing golf with his buddies. Worrying that he's as awful a parent as his own father, Greg has another daydream that Older Sam dedicates a toast to the man who made him who he is today -- Todd. Since Older Sam can't remember Greg's name and even daydream Todd pointed out that he's bad, Greg decides to be a good dad too by going out with Kim and Sam and Todd and his family, rather than with Jimmy. But Todd is so active that it only takes two days of non-stop activities for Greg to want out. Since Greg needs Jimmy to make himself look good, Jimmy invites the ultimate white trash family, headed by redneck patriarch Earl, to Greg's barbecue, so he can have someone who makes him look good. Greg confronts Todd and asks him when he ever gets any alone time, but learns Todd considers alone time any time he spends with his family. Greg solves his problem with a little compassion -- he erupts at "SuperDad," and chases him off. Then he tells Kim he can't be like Todd anymore, and is relieved to hear she can't stand having him around that much anyway. Meanwhile, Christine meets a slacker classmate who reminds her of Jimmy when he was in school. Not wanting to see him end up Jimmy Hughes II, she takes the slacker home to see what he's going to be like in 20 years if he doesn't start hitting the books.